Battle for Azeroth - Allied Races
Subraces are finally here, officially called Allied Races. Two of them were playable at BlizzCon. Keep in mind this is a demo, not final.

In addition to the races listed below, Zandalari Trolls, Nightborne, Void Elves, and Dark Iron Dwarves are planned.

Highmountain Tauren
  • In addition to the regular options, customize facial hair / hair, horn style, horn color.
  • Racials:
    • Rugged Tenacity - Reduces damage taken by 330
    • Pride of Ironhorn - Mining skill increased by 15 and allows you to mine faster
    • Mountaineer - Increases your Versatility by 1%.
    • Bull Rush - Charges forward for 1 sec, knocking enemies down for 1.5 sec. 2 minute cooldown.
    • Waste Not, Want Not - You have a chance to loot additional meat and fish


Lightforged Draenei
  • In addition to the regular options, customize facial hair, tattoo style, and runes.
  • In the demo, only has access to Warrior, Paladin, Hunter, Priest, Mage.
  • Racials:
    • Light's Judgement - Call down a strike of Holy energy dealing 5,150 Holy damage to enemies within 5 yards after 3 sec. 40 yd range, 2.5 min cooldown.
    • Forge of Light - Summon a forge of light, enabling Blacksmithing. Blacksmithing skill increased by 10.
    • Demonbane - Experience gains from killing beasts increased by 20%.
    • Holy Resistance - Reduce Holy damage taken by 1%.
    • Final Verdict - When you die the Light avenges you, dealing 1,162 Holy damage to enemies within 8 yards and healing allies for 1,383.


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  1. Lawl4lightning's Avatar
    Cannot wait to make a highmountain tauren and zandalari troll
  1. Darknessvamp's Avatar
    Going by those new racial abilities, I wonder if that means they're reworking them again for the rest considering how much they got gimped in the last two expansions.
  1. Ashbreaker's Avatar
    Am I missing something here, or do the Lightforged Draenei just look like regular Draenei?
  1. Melius's Avatar
    gonna get me that void elf.
  1. Aaronioslo's Avatar
    what a useful set of racials the lightforged are given! truely amzaing
  1. Logwyn's Avatar
    So... after all those quests for the High Mountain Tauren.... accepting some race that an enemy and about "We are high mountain" They pick a side? LOL
  1. Nightwatch's Avatar
    Boo! Disappointed! Who the hell asked for Lightforge Draenei? How does Void Elf fit into this if Veressa was the only one? Why are Nightborn even there. Are they not supposed to all be back in Suramar, rebuilding?

    This is just unbelivable in the amount of lack of creativity.
  1. Aaronioslo's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Ashbreaker View Post
    Am I missing something here, or do the Lightforged Draenei just look like regular Draenei?
    they have yellow eyes!!! thats a huuuuuuuuge difference!
  1. Justicar Amerei's Avatar
    I've dreamt of playing zandalari since 5.2, and now it's really happening! I'm overjoyed!
  1. Dwarfbeater's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Nightwatch View Post
    Boo! Disappointed! Who the hell asked for Lightforge Draenei? How does Void Elf fit into this if Veressa was the only one? Why are Nightborn even there. Are they not supposed to all be back in Suramar, rebuilding?

    This is just unbelivable in the amount of lack of creativity.
    all i read here is "whine, whine whine whine" aaand more "whine"

    Seriously?
  1. scubistacy's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Justicar Amerei View Post
    I've dreamt of playing zandalari since 5.2, and now it's really happening! I'm overjoyed!
    Yeah, my main question is: Will we get more character slots per server? Or will I have to racechange one of my trolls?

    In fact, it must be a priestess for RP reasons, and I don't have any more slots left! :O
  1. beaver1024's Avatar
    Lolol the lightforged racials are completely useless!! See the racials are already favouring Horde. This is going to be so fun for alliance players.
  1. PrinceOfThaWest's Avatar
    Simply awesome. No other words to explain how I feel about this.

    On the side note Blizzard has apparently been secretive about this one, and even after the release/reveal of information regarding the expansion they still keep most of stuff in the dark, for a reason. Just because this expansion is titled 'Battle for Azeroth', it doesn't mean that Alliance and Horde will munch on each other the entire time. I believe the actual reason behind this war are the old gods using their pawns to create struggles and opportunity to weaken the mighty force that, united, managed to halt the Legion invasion and in the end doom them.

    If we recall back to what hints and whispers were pointed towards us, from both Varimathras and that creature in the Emerald Nightmare, we have traitors and servants of the void among our ranks. I have said it numerous times by now since the reveal, and I'll do so again - this is but a proper and perfectly planned groundwork for what's to come. Great expansion and story-telling is ahead of us, though this time Blizzard is really secretive about their approach and for a reason - Void Lords and Old Gods work from the shadows.
  1. Nuvuk's Avatar
    Yay I finally get the moose antlers. But what does allied forces mean? It sounds more like a sub class than a new race.
  1. Adoxe's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Aaronioslo View Post
    they have yellow eyes!!! thats a huuuuuuuuge difference!
    And new horns, and new hair styles, and tattoos, and metal platings, and longer tails, and hoof plates. But yeah, they totally are the same.
  1. TheRickyB's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by beaver1024 View Post
    Lolol the lightforged racials are completely useless!! See the racials are already favouring Horde. This is going to be so fun for alliance players.
    you think you should get the better looking races AND racials? Classic ally player.
  1. Nathiest's Avatar
    I wanna play as the little Fox guys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  1. fattbeard's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Ashbreaker View Post
    Am I missing something here, or do the Lightforged Draenei just look like regular Draenei?
    That's kind of the point of these new "sub" races. They aren't brand new races just off sets of races already in game. So they will look basically the same as the "main" race they came from except with very slight differences. Like the light forged Draenei can have light tattoos and a rune on their forehead.
  1. Avenx's Avatar
    Somewhat interested in the Void Elves, but will wait and see. Hopefully I get into the beta.
  1. beaver1024's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by TheRickyB View Post
    you think you should get the better looking races AND racials? Classic ally player.
    Yeah ugly but powerful racials, that must be why Horde are 80% blood elves right?

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