Wildstar Races Guides

In WildStar you can choose from among eight unique races hailing from every corner of the galaxy, all determined that no part of Nexus remains unexplored or unconquered!


The races in WildStar are divided into two powerful factions.

The Dominion

The races in the Dominion include Cassian, Draken, Chua and Mechari.

The Exiles

The races in the Exiles include Exile Human, Aurin, Granok and Mordesh.

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Here Are the Playable Races:


Long ago, the Cassians were chosen by the Eldan to establish the Dominion - and they're going to make sure the pathetic vermin infesting the galaxy don't forget it. Destiny is a terribly heavy burden, and the Cassians bear it with style.
  • One of the noticeable differences between Highborn and Lowborn are their accents. Lowborn Cassians spoke in either working class British accent or Cockney while the Highborn Cassians spoke in posh English accent.
  • Althought the majority of Cassian population in Dominion are Lowborns, the Highborn made up a large majority of their race on Nexus.
  • Most Cassians have Roman and Greek esque names (Portius, Aurelius, etc), though there are instances of modified English surnames that can mostly be seen in Lowborn families like Smythes and Trivvers.
  • There are two known ruling ranks: Governor and Prefects. The governor, usually a Luminai, ran the large territories while the smaller territories are run by Prefects, who are mostly of Highborn Cassians and report to the Governor.


A brutal and aggressive species, the Draken are the most deadly fighters in the Dominion military. Sworn to serve the empire that bested their greatest warriors of old, they have dedicated themselves to conquering the planet Nexus for Emperor Myrcalus the Vindicator. They are a race of warriors and hunters, always seeking more powerful foes and more cunning prey to test their skills.


The Chua are a race of skilled technologists. Highly intelligent, competitive, industrious, and gifted with inherent technological insight, the once-primitive Chua experienced extremely rapid industrial transformation of their civilization thanks to cultural intervention by the Mechari long ago. The Mechari believed the Chua would be a boon to the empire, and time proved them right.

Today the Chua are given much credit for the Dominion's economic strength and the technological prowess of its military. The Chua are now vital to the Dominion's efforts to control the recently discovered Nexus - using their considerable skills and knowledge to exploit the planet's many natural wonders and technological secrets.


The Mechari are a race of sentient, mechanical beings created by the Eldan to serve and protect the Dominion. As the Eldan were the most advanced race in galactic history, the elegant complexity of the Mechari design makes them uniquely qualified to ensure the Dominion's continued success.
  • Mecharis are classified by two age groups: Millenials (those who were created during the time of Eldan) and Second generation (those who were created in the Foundry around Cassus' orbit).

Exile Human

The Exile Humans originated from the planet Cassus. After a small group of rebels, led by Admiral Serrick Brightland escaped Dominion rule by leaving the planet, the rebels no longer considered themselves to be Cassians and left in search of a new home.
  • Unlike the Cassians' British accent, the Exiles human spoke in American Southern dialect, which fit in with Wildstar's wild west theme.
  • The Exile Humans's accent might be a reference to American War of Independence and American Civil War, which the former showed America and British conflict theme while the latter showed the Southerners' rebellious nature.
  • Exiles humans also had many NPCs with cartoonish appearances (giants and dwarfs), thought these NPCs appeared on Dominion in Deradune and Malgrave Trail.


Small but scrappy, the Aurin are a race of forest dwellers whose homeworld was ravaged by the Dominion. They might be into hugging trees, but they're more than ready to bare tooth and claw to defend their new home on Nexus.
  • Unlike the Humans and Cassians, Aurins were evolved from Marsupial species and showed some similarities in terms of reproductive organs.


Banished from their home-world after a bloody war with the Dominion, the Granok are a race of skull-cracking, hard-charging galactic mercenaries that have come to Nexus to kick ass and drink beer- not necessarily in that order. They are one of the four playable races in the Exiles faction.


Cursed with a degenerative disease after delving into the forbidden secrets of alchemy, the Mordesh have come to Nexus to find a cure.
  • Mordeshes' names and terms have Russian elements (Vadim, Lukas, Papovich, etc).
  • According to Chad Moore, the Grismaran architecture had gothic and steam punk style before their demise from Contagion.

Wildstar Races Differences

Exiles Dominion
Humans Aurins Granoks Mordesh Cassians Draken Mechari Chua
Warrior X X X X X X
Spellslinger X X X X X X
Stalker X X X X X X
Esper X X X X
Medic X X X X X X
Engineer X X X X X X

Wildstar Races Male And Female

When creating your character, you will start by choosing your faction (Exiles or Dominion), your race (Human, Aurin, Granok, and Mordesh for Exiles, and Cassian, Draken, Chua, and Mechari for Dominion) and the sex (Male or Female). Then, depending on your racial choice, you will be asked to choose your class, Warrior, Esper, Stalker, Spellslinger, Engineer and Medic. Finally, you will choose a path from Soldier, Explorer, Scientist or Settler.

You can customize the appearance of your character. Now we know that it will be possible to set cutting hair (and color), the eyes , the facial hair , the ears and attributes (also including horns for example) and skin color. According to the latest a system cursor was in place to give the features (face) that we want, but the developers did not want to go up to the choice of creating face "non-standard" and "disproportionate."