Mechagnome Allied Race Guide — How To Unlock, Classes, Armor, Racials, Mount

Last updated on Sep 08, 2022 at 19:29 by Stan 4 comments

Though they once sought to mechanize themselves completely, the mechagnomes now seek a balance between flesh and steel. Emerging from years of isolation on Mechagon, they bring both ingenuity and aptitude to the Alliance.

The following guide contains comprehensive information about the Mechagnome Allied Race, including unlock requirements, playable classes, transmog restrictions, racials, Heritage Armor, dance animations, and the intro cutscene.


Unlock Requirements

In order to unlock Mechagnomes in World of Warcraft, you must complete the Mechagon story by earning the The Mechagonian Threat Icon The Mechagonian Threat achievement.

Once you earn The Mechagonian Threat Icon The Mechagonian Threat, you can start the unlock quest line which takes place in Mechagon by visiting your faction's embassy in Orgrimmar or Stormwind.

You will receive the Allied Races: Mechagnome Icon Allied Races: Mechagnome achievement after unlocking Mechagnomes.


Horde Players

If you have done these achievements on a Horde character, you will need to login on a level 120 Alliance character.

  • If this character has already completed the Mechagon Island intro quest line that ends with the quest Welcome to the Resistance, then the character can head to the Alliance Embassy in Stormwind and pick up the quest Urgent Care from Aysa Cloudsinger to start the Allied Race unlock quest line.
  • If this character has not unlocked Mechagon Island, you can head to the Alliance Embassy in Stormwind and Gila Crosswires will have the quest Fame Waits for Gnome One which will lead the character through the Mechagon Island unlock process which then leads to the Mechagnome unlock quest line. If you are in this situation, you will not need to go to Nazjatar.

Available Classes

Mechagnomes can play the following classes:

  • Death Knights (with Shadowlands pre-order);
  • Hunters;
  • Mages;
  • Monks;
  • Priests;
  • Rogues;
  • Warlocks;
  • Warriors.


Mechagnomes have access to the following racials:

  • Combat Analysis Icon Combat Analysis: Increase in strength as you fight an enemy.
  • Emergency Failsafe Icon Emergency Failsafe: Automatically heal when you are badly damaged.
  • Hyper Organic Light Originator Icon Hyper Organic Light Originator: Summon duplicates to confuse your foes.
  • Mastercraft Icon Mastercraft: Act as a personal set of crafting tools.
  • Skeleton Pinkie Icon Skeleton Pinkie: Pick locks.

Racial Mount

Mechagon Mechanostrider Icon Mechagon Mechanostrider is the racial mount of Mechagnomes.

The best mount, logically, serves multiple purposes. Sometimes, you need to get places AND reach something high up once you get there.

Heritage Armor

Earn level 110 on a newly created Mechagnome character to be eligible for Heritage Armor (Heritage of the Mechagnome Icon Heritage of the Mechagnome), comprised of the following pieces of equipment:

  • Mechagnome Heritage Buckle Icon Mechagnome Heritage Buckle;
  • Mechagnome Heritage Chestpiece Icon Mechagnome Heritage Chestpiece;
  • Mechagnome Heritage Cloak Icon Mechagnome Heritage Cloak;
  • Mechagnome Heritage Girdle Icon Mechagnome Heritage Girdle;
  • Mechagnome Heritage Helmet Icon Mechagnome Heritage Helmet;
  • Mechagnome Heritage Shoulderguards Icon Mechagnome Heritage Shoulderguards.

Customization Options

You can find all Mechagnome customization options here.


Transmog Restrictions

Wrist, Hands, and Feet slots cannot be transmogrified, as Mechagnome modifications cannot be covered up by armor.

Mechagnome Transmog

Dance Animations

Mechagnomes perform electric boogie while dancing.


Male Dance

Mechagnome Male Dance

Female Dance

Mechagnome Female Dance

Intro Cutscene

The Mechagnome intro cutscene is narrated by Prince Erazmin, and you can watch it in the video below.



  • 08 Sep. 2022: Unlock requirements updated for Shadowlands Patch 9.2.7.
  • 21 Jan. 2020: Mechagnomes can't be Shamans.
  • 16 Jan. 2020: Further clarifications on how Horde players can unlock Mechagnomes.
  • 15 Jan. 2020: Guide added.
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