Under the great leadership of their Banshee Queen, Sylvanas Windrunner, the race called themselves as the undead managed to break away from the tyrannical governance of the Scourge and took charge of much of the kingdom of Lordaeron which was destroyed during the Third War by the death knight Arthas Menethil or the Lich King. Currently they are tightly allied with the Horde and their capital city is situated in the Undercity beneath the ruins of the City of Lordaeron in the Tirisfal Glades.

Now dubbing themselves as a new rebel group in the name of the Forsaken, they are devoted to working under the command of their new leader the Dark Lady Sylvanas Windrunner. In an attempt to fulfill their cause against the Scourge, the undead Forsaken convinced their new allies, the Orcs, to fight against the Lich King. They, simultaneously, try very hard to retain their free will, while surmounting all enemies who stand in their path. They are also striving to build a new plague that will root out their Scourge foes as well as the remainder of civilization.

Unlike any other class in WoW, all beings of the Forsaken race could be either humans or elven descent but they have the supernatural ability to control ghosts as well. their undead condition make the undead Forsaken so special in terms of their racial abilities. Due to the ability to use Cannibalism on dead humanoids, they can fix themselves with and absorb their once-living adversaries, while they are able to breathe underwater for much longer time due to Underwater Breathing. Will of the Forsaken is also used to have the immunity to fear, sleep, and charm effects and Shadow Resistance is also available for protecting themselves from the attack of rivals.