Allied Races

Venture forth as one of the new playable Allied Races in Battle for Azeroth. Earn the respect of the Nightborne, Lightforged draenei, and other noble allies, and you’ll unlock the ability to create new prestige characters of that race.

Once you've recruited an Allied Race, you can rediscover Azeroth through a revamped leveling experience featuring zones that scale as your character grows in power. Create a new character and complete the full leveling experience to earn a distinctive Heritage Armor set—a lasting symbol of your dedication.

Allied Races

Venture forth as one of the new playable Allied Races in Battle for Azeroth. Earn the respect of the Nightborne, Lightforged draenei, and other noble allies, and you’ll unlock the ability to create new prestige characters of that race.

Once you've recruited an Allied Race, you can rediscover Azeroth through a revamped leveling experience featuring zones that scale as your character grows in power. Create a new character and complete the full leveling experience to earn a distinctive Heritage Armor set—a lasting symbol of your dedication.

Highmountain Tauren
Highmountain Tauren
Recruit early with Pre-Purchase
Descended from Huln, brave hero of the War of the Ancients, the Highmountain tauren honor the spirits of earth, river, and sky. Though the Legion invaded their lands and sowed seeds of distrust between them, the tribes of Highmountain stand united once more. At long last they are ready to venture beyond their sacred mountain and stand beside their kin from Kalimdor, lending their nobility and strength to the mighty Horde.
Racial Traits
Bull Rush
Charge forward, knocking down your enemies.
Mountaineer
Increases Versatility.
Pride of Ironhorn
Increases mining skill and speed.
Rugged Tenacity
Reduces damage from incoming attacks.
Waste Not, Want Not
Chance to gather additional meat and fish.
Lightforged Draenei
Lightforged Draenei
Recruit early with Pre-purchase
For untold millennia, the Army of the Light waged war against the Burning Legion throughout the Twisting Nether. The draenei most committed to their long crusade would undergo a ritual to become Lightforged, infusing their bodies with the very essence of the Holy Light. After finally achieving victory on Argus, the Lightforged draenei have undertaken a new mission: protecting Azeroth from rising threats and helping the Alliance push back against Horde aggression.
Racial Traits
Forge of Light
Increases Blacksmithing skill and allows you to summon an anvil.
Holy Resistance
Reduces Holy Damage taken.
Light's Judgment
Deal mighty Holy damage to an area.
Light’s Reckoning
Erupt upon death, dealing Holy damage to nearby enemies and healing nearby allies.
Demonbane
Experience gains from killing Demons increased by 20%.
Nightborne
Nightborne
Recruit early with Pre-purchase
Isolated behind a protective barrier for 10,000 years, the elves of Suramar grew increasingly dependent upon the arcane magic of the Nightwell. To protect this font of power, the leaders of the Nightborne struck a bargain with the Burning Legion that plunged their kingdom into civil war. After fighting for freedom from their demonic masters, the Nightborne seek allies in the Horde to help them reclaim their place in the world.
Racial Traits
Ancient History
Increases Inscription skill.
Magical Affinity
Increases magical damage dealt.
Cantrips
Summon a flying book that acts as a mailbox.
Arcane Pulse
Enchants an area with arcane energy, damaging and snaring nearby enemies.
Arcane Resistance
Reduces arcane damage taken.
Void Elves
Void Elves
Recruit early with Pre-purchase
Many have sought to harness the corruptive magic of the Void. Most who tried have fallen into madness. Determined to use this power for the good of Azeroth, Alleria Windrunner is the first mortal to succeed at defying the shadow's whispers. Coming to the aid of a group of her kin who nearly gave in to the darkness, Alleria has vowed to train these Void Elves to control the shadows within them and pledge their newfound powers to the Alliance.
Racial Traits
Chill of Night
Reduces Shadow damage taken.
Entropic Embrace
Your abilities sometimes send you into Void Locus, granting bonus Shadow damage or healing.
Ethereal Connection
Reduces the cost of Transmogrification and Void Storage.
Preternatural Calm
Your spell casts are not delayed by damage.
Spatial Rift
Teleport to a nearby destination.
Bolster Your Ranks
Coming in Battle for Azeroth
Even more allies await in unexplored lands, and as you adventure you’ll encounter potential allies that you can recruit to your cause. When Battle for Azeroth launches, you'll begin your journey to recruit the fierce Dark Iron dwarves for the Alliance and the savage Mag’har orcs for the Horde. Earn their trust, and fortify your faction's armies.
Dark Iron Dwarves
Dark Iron Dwarves
Coming in Battle for Azeroth
Known for their fiery tempers and fierce determination, Dark Iron dwarves have a turbulent history with the other clans. A failed coup in Ironforge ignited the War of the Three Hammers, and many of the Dark Iron once fought in the service of Ragnaros the Firelord. Though one faction of the dwarves is pledged to Queen-Regent Moira Thaurissan, others refuse to stand alongside their kin. The Alliance seeks a united Dark Iron clan to harness the power of Azerite and aid their struggle against the Horde.
Racial Traits
Fireblood
Removes harmful effects and empowers you.
Dungeon Delver
Move faster while indoors.
Mass Production
Blacksmithing skill increased, and blacksmithing crafts faster.
Mole Machine
When outdoors, summon a mole machine that tunnels through the earth.
Forged in Flames
Reduces Physical damage taken.
Mag'har Orcs
Mag'har Orcs
Coming in Battle for Azeroth
For untold generations, the orc clans of Draenor battled one another in endless war. But when Gul'dan offered them the blood of his demonic masters, the disparate tribes of Mag'har—the orcish word for "uncorrupted"—refused the dark bargain and banded together to drive out the Burning Legion. In the aftermath of the fall of Hellfire Citadel, the Mag'har pledged to one day repay Azeroth's heroes for aiding their cause. As war against the Alliance intensifies, the Horde must call upon the might of the Mag'har to seize victory.
Racial Traits
Ancestral Call
Invokes the powers of your ancestors, granting you their power.
Open Skies
Faster mount speed while outdoors.
Sympathetic Vigor
Pet health is increased.
Savage Blood
Reduces the duration on all Poisons, Diseases, and Curses effects on you.
Zandalari Trolls and Kul Tiran Humans
Prepare for War
At the heart of Battle for Azeroth lies the efforts of the Alliance and Horde to win the allegiance of the Kul Tiran and Zandalari people, respectively. As the War Campaign unfolds across content updates and patches, the ultimate objective of those efforts will be to recruit these two naval superpowers and thus unlock these Allied Races. Keep an eye on this page for more information!
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