Allied races are a new addition to the Battle for Azeroth expansion. Those who ordered the pre-order of the expansion set were able to benefit from some of them even before the world premiere of the new add-on. At this point, each side of the conflict officially received four additional races, and in the future there may be a lot more of them. However, only four of them (Highmountain Tauren, Nightborne, Lightforged Draenei, Void Elves) were available before the launch of Battle for Azeroth, and another two (Mag'har Orcs, Dark Iron Dwarves) were added with the launch of the expansion.
However, we remind you that there are two races (Zandalari Trolls for The Horde and Kul Tiran Humans for the Alliance) that are currently not available in the game and will appear at a later date in an upcoming patch. Additionally, it is still unknown what requirements will have to be met in order to play them. For the time being, Blizzard is keeping this information secret.
- Which Allied Races are currently available?
- How to unlock Allied Races?
- What are the benefits of Allied Races?
- How to get a Heritage Armor for Allied Races?
Which Allied Races are currently available?
Horde players can choose from these Allied Races:
- Highmountain Tauren.
- Mag'har Orc.
Alliance players can choose from these Allied Races:
- Lightforged Draenei.
- Dark Iron Dwarf.
- Void Elf.
Allied races are visual variations of already known races from the World of Warcraft universe. Apart from their distinctive appearance, they have their own smiles, mounts, racial skills and special armor.
How to unlock Allied Races?
The most important requirement is to have the Battle for Azeroth expansion. Without it, allied races will be inaccessible. In addition, a series of tasks must be carried out for each race in order to get the required achievement. As if that wasn't enough, you should have the maximum reputation level (Exalted) in the faction of the race that you want to unlock.
Fortunately, these requirements are shared for the whole account and are not limited by the side of the conflict. This means that we can unlock the allied race of the Alliance by doing quests on the side of the Horde. Specific requirements can be found here:
- Nightborne: Exalted reputation with The Nightfallen faction and achievement of "Insurrection"
- Void Elf: reputation for Exalted with Argussian Reach and achievement of "You Are Now Prepared!"
- Lightforged Draenei: Exalted reputation with Army of the Light faction for achieving "You Are Now Prepared!"
- Highmountain Tauren: Exalted reputation with the Highmountain Tribe and "Ain't No Mountain High Enough".
The situation is different, however, when you want to unlock the two allied races that were made available with the launch of the Battle for Azeroth. To access Dark Iron Dwarves (Alliance) and Mag'har Orcs (Horde), you must complete the War Campaign achievement on your side. It consists of a series of quests that you have to complete during the leveling process of your character and a few challenges after you reach level 120. War Campaign is a side story, not the main scenario in Battle for Azeroth.
What are the benefits of Allied Races?
In addition to the unique appearance and access to their own racial abilities, the allied races have their own mounts and unique armors, called Heritage Armor. When you succeed in unlocking an allied race, you automatically gain access to its mount. However, the Heritage Armor requires more time and commitment.
How to get a Heritage Armor for Allied Races?
By creating a new character and choosing an allied race, you automatically start the adventure on level 20. In order to get Heritage Armor of a specific race, it is necessary to level up your allied race character up to level 110 without using any boosters. Heritage Armor does not have unique statistics, but it has a specific appearance for each race and therefore has some collector value.