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Players start to unlock Dark Iron Dwarves and Mag'har Orcs and here's the official preview of both Allied Races!

If you want to play the new Allied Races ,you must complete your faction's War Campaign that's gated behind various reputation standing with Honorbound/7th Legion. Don't forget that changing factions will convert your Honorbound or 7th Legion reputation into the opposite faction equivalent!  For more details check out our Allied Races guide.

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With the war between the Horde and the Alliance in full swing, you’ll need every ally you can get to help ensure victory for your faction. The journey to bring two new Allied Races—Mag’har orcs and Dark Iron dwarves—into the fold has begun in Kul Tiras and Zandalar.

You can earn the loyalty of these two Allied Races and add their might to your faction by meeting the following requirements:

  • Reach level 120
  • Become Exalted with the key subfaction from your side’s War Campaign:
    • Alliance: 7th Legion
    • Horde: The Honorbound
  • Complete the War Campaign in Kul Tiras and Zandalar and earn the Achievement Ready for War (earnable on both Horde and Alliance).

Two paths lay before you. Which will you take?

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I think Dark Irons are one of the better looking races from those added (if not the best). Still, rather mixed opinion on Mag'har Orcs from alternate reality, would rather have them come from our universe. Jorin Deadeye could serve as their leader, seems they forgot about him, since his only appearance was in TBC. 

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15 minutes ago, Arcling said:

I think Dark Irons are one of the better looking races from those added (if not the best). Still, rather mixed opinion on Mag'har Orcs from alternate reality, would rather have them come from our universe. Jorin Deadeye could serve as their leader, seems they forgot about him, since his only appearance was in TBC. 

I think the whole reason for the AU orcs was to cover their bums on something said during one of the bigger blizz press releases (may have been a blizzcon?) where they said characters from draenor would be joining the horde to help fill ranks after the siege of orgrimmar and all the wod stuff. Nothing canonically ever came from that so the addition now would fulfill that.

best answer i got. 

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16 minutes ago, Dejo93 said:

Is it worth switching my draenei Shaman for DI shaman? Or should I wait and see if the KT humans will be shamans?

I drink the won't. They'll be druids. The thornspeeker type.

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1 hour ago, Tri said:

I think the whole reason for the AU orcs was to cover their bums on something said during one of the bigger blizz press releases (may have been a blizzcon?)

They often contradict themselves, so statements made there amount to little. Another time they said, that we won't see any monk npcs (in WoD) since there were no monks on Draenor at a time (Auchenai monks existed...), and in the end they even added some native follower monk npcs. I've played long enough to remember when they used to say things like retribution paladin will only remain as levelling spec etc.

Of course, there is a good side to it as well, they added alternate Draenor so they are dealing with consequences of it. Although time will tell if this story returns in any capacity, or if it remains as scenario, and then not being referenced in any way (other than some occasional Mag'har npcs maybe).

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4 hours ago, dartbodman said:

When I saw "preview" I was hoping for Zandalari Trolls, not the race people already have...

They aren't coming any time soon, 8.1 is still quite far away. It's unlikely that we are going to get any info within few next weeks.

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15 hours ago, krapmyself said:

If the reputaion stays when you faction change, couldn't you get exalted, faction change, do the legion/honorbound quests and unlock both races on one toon?

Yes, you could.

If you want to pay for the faction chance, then re-complete the quest line, then do the racial opener for the other faction.

Only to change back, in theory, to your original race unless you planned on permanently swapping...  

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On 8/30/2018 at 1:08 PM, Arcling said:

I think Dark Irons are one of the better looking races from those added (if not the best). Still, rather mixed opinion on Mag'har Orcs from alternate reality, would rather have them come from our universe. Jorin Deadeye could serve as their leader, seems they forgot about him, since his only appearance was in TBC. 

But then the leader would be male, and that just won't do. 

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