After yesterday’s news post I’ve got lots of private messages where you guys ask: How to unlock allied races in WoW? So I decided to make this short World of Warcraft allied races guide. Here I’ll write about all the races that Blizard added in Legion and Battle for Azeroth content. It’s not that hard to get them, actually. Especially now with Bonus Reputation Buff active. Let me remind you that you can get 100% reputation buff in WoW from 20th April until 18th May 2020.
What are allied races?
Formally allied races have been added in Battle for Azeroth expansion as all of them became playable then. That is true, but if you were attentive you might have noticed that you could do all the quests to unlock Legion allied races. Nevertheless, even though you have unlocked them, you still had to wait until BFA.
So there are ten allied races five per each fraction:
Horde: Nightborne, Highmountain Tauren, Zandalari Troll, Mag’har Orc, Vulpera (added not long ago).
Alliance: Void Elf, Lightforged Draenei, Dark Iron Dwarf, Kul Tiran Human, Mechagnome (added not long ago).
Every race comes with specials. Each has unique emotes, customization options, mounts, and armour.
Unlock allied races in WoW
To unlock any race you must do some actions. To be sure it is to become Exalted with their faction and complete a specific storyline quest related to the race.
All the requirements that you may face described below:
Horde allied races:
- Nightborne: Exalted with The Nightfallen and completion of questline Insurrection – located in Legion (Broken Isles)
- Highmountain Tauren: Exalted with Highmountain Tribe and completion of questline Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – located in Legion (Broken Isles)
- Zandalari: Exalted with Zandalari Empire and completion of questlines 8.1 Horde War Campaign and Zandalar Forever! – located in Battle for Azeroth
- Mag’har Orc: Exalted with The Honorbound and completing of questline Ready for War – located in Battle for Azeroth (War Campaign)
- Vulpera: Exalted with Voldunai and completion of questline Secrets in the Sands – located in Battle for Azeroth (Zandalari Empire)
Alliance allied races:
- Void Elf: Exalted with Argussian Reach and completion of questline You Are Now Prepared! – located in Legion (Argus)
- Lightforged Draenei: Exalted with Army of the Light and completion of questline You Are Now Prepared! – located in Legion (Argus)
- Dark Iron Dwarf: Exalted with 7th Legion and completion of questline Ready for War – located in Battle for Azeroth (War Campaign)
- Kul Tiran Human: Exalted with Proudmoore Admiralty and completion of questlines 8.1 Alliance War Campaign and A Nation United – located in Battle for Azeroth (Proudmoore Admiralty)
- Mechagnome: Exalted with the Rustbolt Resistance and completion of questline The Mechagonian Threat – located in Battle for Azeroth (Mechagon)
This information will help you get a better understanding of the way to unlock these races. I am not sure that I will write a guide to open each of the races separately. But if you want to know about the specials of each race (months, armour or traits) you can read this Wowhead post. Also, there you’ll find links to the complete guides for unlocking every WoW allied race. And I meanwhile continue my way of getting Vulpera 🙂