Battle for Azeroth Allied Races Guide (BfA 8.1.5)

Last updated on Mar 16, 2019 at 15:43 by Zagam 3 comments
General Information

Greetings! In this guide, we will explore all of the new allied races available to be gained during your adventures in Kul Tiras and Zandalar! There are two races available to the Alliance in the Kul Tiran Humans and Dark Iron Dwarves while the Horde also have two races available in the Zandalari Trolls and the Mag'har Orcs. Initially, only the Dark Iron Dwarves and Mag'har Orcs were available as their pre-requisites involve completing the War Campaign, but the Zandalari Trolls and Kul Tiran Humans are now available in Patch 8.1.5.

1. Alliance — Dark Iron Dwarves

The Dark Iron Dwarves can be unlocked by completing the Alliance War Campaign which involves getting Exalted with the 7th Legion and completing the achievement Ready for War Icon Ready for War. Ready for War is what you will be naturally progressing on as you complete footholds into enemy territories and acquire reputation with the 7th Legion. As reputation is gained with the 7th Legion, additional quests unlock which will allow for completion of the non-foothold portions of Ready for War.

  • Foothold Nazmir, Foothold Voldun, and Foothold Zulduzar can be completed during the leveling process at Level 112, 114, and 118 (in any order).
  • Blood on the Sand is available at Level 120 and has no reputation gating.
  • Chasing Darkness requires 4,500/6,000 reputation in Friendly status with the 7th Legion
  • A Golden Opportunity requires 3,000/12,000 reputation in Honored status with the 7th Legion.
  • Blood in the Water requires 7,500/12,000 reputation in Honored status with the 7th Legion.
  • The Strike on Zuldazar requires 1/21,000 reputation in Revered status with the 7th Legion.

After completing The Strike on Zuldazar, you will earn the Ready for War achievement, acquire your 5th mission table champion, and have only Exalted reputation to go. For those wanting to unlock the Dark Iron Dwarves quickly, you should complete as many world quests as possible, especially the 7th Legion Emissary when available. Using your mission table to acquire 7th Legion reputation commendations will speed up the process towards Exalted as well.

Once you hit Exalted, a small scenario will need to be completed before the Dark Iron Dwarves can be yours! Dark Iron Dwarves can be the following classes.

  • Hunter
  • Mage
  • Monk
  • Paladin
  • Priest
  • Rogue
  • Shaman
  • Warlock
  • Warrior

Dark Iron Dwarves have special racials available to them. These are as follows:

  • Dungeon Delver Icon Dungeon Delver — boosts movement speed while indoors by 4%;
  • Fireblood Icon Fireblood — removes all poison, disease, magic, curse, and bleed effects on your character and grants 100 primary stat (Strength, Agility, or Intellect) for each effect removed for 8 seconds with a 2-minute cooldown;
  • Forged in Flames Icon Forged in Flames — reduces damage taken from physical attacks by 1%;
  • Mass Production Icon Mass Production — reduces the time needed to craft Blacksmithing items by 50%;
  • Mole Machine Icon Mole Machine — acts as a portal to Stormwind or Ironforge on a 30-minute cooldown.

Special loot awarded for unlocking Dark Iron Dwarves includes:

2. Alliance — Kul Tiran Humans

Kul Tiran Humans will be available in Patch 8.1.5!

The Kul Tiran Humans are a new allied race available in Patch 8.1.5. Accessing the Kul Tiran Humans will require Exalted status with the Proudmoore Admiralty which can be earned by doing World Quests in Zandalar and quickly earned by completing the War Campaign for the Alliance. Completing the War Campaign for Patch 8.1 is also required, which awards the achievement Tides of Vengeance Icon Tides of Vengeance.

Once Patch 8.1.5 launches, players with the above requirements met will be granted access to a quest chain that will unlock Kul Tiran Humans for your entire account. Kul Tiran Humans can be the following classes:

  • Druid
  • Hunter
  • Mage
  • Monk
  • Priest
  • Rogue
  • Shaman
  • Warrior

Kul Tiran Humans have special racials available to them. These are as follows:

  • Brush It Off — Increases Versatility by 1% and regenerate 2% of damage taken over 4 seconds;
  • Child of the Sea — Increases breath holding capabilities by 50%, as well as 10% increased swim speed;
  • Haymaker — Issue a knuckle sandwich which stuns and knocks your target backwards along with a 3 second stun — 2.5 minute cooldown;
  • Jack of All Trades — Increases skill in every tradeskill by 5;
  • Rime of the Ancient Mariner — Passively reduces Frost and Nature damage taken by 1%.

Special loot awarded for unlocking Kul Tiran Humans and leveling one from Level 20 to Level 110 includes:

3. Horde — Mag'har Orcs

The Mag'har Orcs can be unlocked by completing the Horde War Campaign which involves getting Exalted with The Honorbound and completing the achievement Ready for War Icon Ready for War. Ready for War is what you will be naturally progressing on as you complete footholds into enemy territories and acquire reputation with The Honorbound. As reputation is gained with The Honorbound, additional quests unlock which will allow for completion of the non-foothold portions of Ready for War.

  • Drustvar Foothold, Tiragarde Sound Foothold, and Stormsong Valley Foothold can be completed during the leveling process at Level 112, 114, and 118 (in any order).
  • The First Assault is available at Level 120 and has no reputation gating.
  • The Marshal's Grave requires 4,500/6,000 reputation in Friendly status with The Honorbound.
  • Death of a Tidesage requires 3,000/12,000 reputation in Honored status with The Honorbound.
  • At the Bottom of the Sea requires 7,500/12,000 reputation in Honored status with The Honorbound.
  • The Strike on Boralus requires 1/21,000 reputation in Revered status with The Honorbound.

After completing The Strike on Boralus, you will earn your 5th mission table champion, the Ready for War achievement, and have only Exalted reputation to go. For those wanting to unlock the Mag'har Orcs quickly, you should complete as many world quests as possible, especially The Honorbound Emissary when available. Using your mission table to acquire The Honorbound reputation commendations will speed up the process towards Exalted as well.

Once you hit Exalted, a small scenario will need to be completed before the Mag'har Orcs can be yours! Mag'har Orcs can be the following classes.

  • Hunter
  • Mage
  • Monk
  • Priest
  • Rogue
  • Shaman
  • Warrior

Mag'har Orcs also have special racial abilities exclusive to themselves. Those racials are as follows:

  • Ancestral Call Icon Ancestral Call — increases a random secondary stat (Haste, Crit, Mastery, or Versatility) by 102 for 15 seconds with a 2 minute cooldown;
  • Open Skies Icon Open Skies — increases mount speed by 10%;
  • Savage Blood Icon Savage Blood — reduces the duration of poisons, diseases, and curses by 10%;
  • Sympathetic Vigor Icon Sympathetic Vigor — increases pet health by 10%.

Special loot awarded for unlocking Mag'har Orcs includes:

4. Horde — Zandalari Trolls

Zandalari Trolls will be available in Patch 8.1.5!

The Zandalari Trolls are a new allied race available in Patch 8.1.5. Accessing the Zandalari Trolls will require Exalted status with the Zandalari Empire which can be earned by doing World Quests in Kul Tiras and quickly earned by completing the War Campaign for the Horde. The Patch 8.1 War Campaign completion is also required, which will reward the achievement Tides of Vengeance Icon Tides of Vengeance.

Once Patch 8.1.5 launches and the above requirements are met, you will be granted access to a short scenario that can be completed to unlock Zandalari Trolls for your entire account! Zandalari Trolls can be the following classes:

  • Druid
  • Hunter
  • Mage
  • Monk
  • Paladin
  • Priest
  • Rogue
  • Shaman
  • Warrior

Zandalari Trolls have special racials available to them. These are as follows:

  • Embrace the Loa — Gain the favor of one of 6 Loas that provide various bonuses — choose wisely, as this ability has a five day cooldown!
  • City of Gold — Loot 2% extra gold from slain monsters;
  • Regeneratin' — Activate a heal over time that restores 100% of maximum health, but can be interrupted by damage — this has a 2.5 minute cooldown;
  • Pterrordax Swoop — catch a ride with a Pterrordax and glide for 2 minutes with a 15 minute cooldown.

4.1. Embrace of the Loa — Sub-Racial Abilities

As mentioned above, the Embrace of the Loa ability has six different versions that you can activate. Be sure to choose wisely, as it incurs a 5 day cooldown, which locks you into your choice.

  • Embrace of Pa'ku Icon Embrace of Pa'ku — Abilities have a chance to grant 4% critical strike chance for 12 seconds.
  • Embrace of Gonk Icon Embrace of Gonk — Increases movement speed by 5%.
  • Embrace of Krag'wa Icon Embrace of Krag'wa — An armor proc with a heal, which has a chance to proc from all damage taken.
  • Embrace of Bwonsamdi Icon Embrace of Bwonsamdi — Damaging abilities have a chance to deal Shadow damage and heal you for 100% of the proc's damage.
  • Embrace of Akunda Icon Embrace of Akunda — Healing abilities have a chance to do a small additional amount of healing.
  • Embrace of Kimbul Icon Embrace of Kimbul — Damaging abilities have a chance to proc a bleed effect, which can stack up to 3 times.

A map of where to acquire each of these Embraces can be found below thanks to a Redditor by the name of Zenjej!

Special loot awarded for unlocking Zandalari Trolls and leveling one from Level 20 to Level 110 includes:

5. Changelog

  • 16 Mar. 2019: Added map for Embraces; thanks to Redditor Zenjej.
  • 13 Mar. 2019: Added Embrace of the Loa sub-racial tooltips.
  • 11 Mar. 2019: Updated tooltips of racial abilities.
  • 27 Feb. 2019: Updated Patch 8.1.5 release notes and access requirements.
  • 04 Dec. 2018: Zandalari Trolls and Kul Tiran Humans added.
  • 13 Aug. 2018: Guide added.
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