Allied Races - Nightborne

Thalyssra and the Nightborne managed to quell their addiction to the Nightwell that had plagued them inside their protective barrier in Suramar for over 10,000 years. When the Legion came, the leaders of their race made a pact that created civil war. Now liberated, the Nightborne have found common ground with the Horde and plan to fight for them.



Unlocking the Nightborne
To unlock the Nightborne Allied Race, the following achievements must be completed on one character on your account. Once done, you can begin a short questline to actually unlock the race. You will then be able to make a Nightborne on any server that you have a 110 character provided you have purchased Battle for Azeroth.




Classes
The Nightborne Allied Race can be any of these classes:

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


Racials
The Nightborne racial abilities give you inscription skill, magical damage, mail access, a damaging snare, and reduced magical damage taken.


  • Ancient History - Inscription skill increased by 15.
  • Arcane Affinity - Increases magical damage 1%.
  • Cantrips - Conjure up an Eldritch Grimoire, allowing you mail access for 1.5 minutes.
  • Arcane Pulse - Deals 5000 Arcane damage to nearby enemies every 2 seconds and snares them by 50%. Lasts 20 sec.
  • Arcane Resistance - Reduces magical damage taken by 1%.


Mounts
The Nightborne racial mount is the Nightborne Manasaber. It is usable by all Horde races upon completion of Allied Races: Nightborne.

" Born capable of sniffing out concentrations of arcane energy, this noble cat was presented with thanks to a proven ally of the Nightborne.




Heritage Armor
If you level to 110 without a boost, you will be awarded with Heritage of the Nightborne, which grants the purple heritage armor below. We've included the alternative color that is currently unused as well.



Level Type Slot Name Model Viewer
1CosmeticHead Shal'dorei Crown
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1CosmeticShoulders Shal'dorei Mantle
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1CosmeticChest Shal'dorei Finery
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1CosmeticWaist Shal'dorei Belt
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1CosmeticLegs Shal'dorei Leggings
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1CosmeticFeet Shal'dorei Slippers
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1CosmeticWrists Shal'dorei Bracers
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1CosmeticHands Shal'dorei Gloves
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Cinematics
Along with the regular new character creation cinematic, Nightborne have an extra bit of story.







Jokes, Flirts, and VO
You can hear the Nightborne Allied Race Jokes, Flirts, and other VO in the video below.



Customization
The Nightborne offer a variety of faces, hairstyles, hair colors, skin colors, ear customization, and tattoo options. You can view them all in the screenshots and modelviewer below.





Faces



Hairstyles



Hair Color



Skin Colors



Ears



Tattoos

This article was originally published in forum thread: Battle for Azeroth Allied Races - Nightborne Preview started by chaud View original post
Comments 115 Comments
  1. javierdsv's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Aliven View Post
    But imagine new player who see advertise for those races and decide to start/return to wow when BfA launch. So now he need to spend probably weeks if not months to unlock races he want.
    Remember Allied Races is a feature announced for Battle for Azeroth. The huge requirements we have right now are probably related to be able to play them before the expansion as a "pre-purchase privilege", I'm pretty sure they will have a way to work them out within any future expansion content. Maybe something like tabards you wear while completing any-zone World Quests.
  1. Queen of Hamsters's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Aliven View Post
    For somebody who played fully in legion it is not a biggie. Sure.

    But imagine new player who see advertise for those races and decide to start/return to wow when BfA launch. So now he need to spend probably weeks if not months to unlock races he want.

    Pretty fucked up. Especially it is big selling point for new expansion. I imagine they will unlock them soon after BfA or even just before expansion launch. Why fuck returning/new players?
    Are they REALLY fucked though...?

    If that's the case, why aren't new/returning players automatically awarded everything available from a previous expansion once it's over? Wouldn't want to have them see something they want that they'd have to play the game for, they'd be so "fucked"...

    Allied Races will be unlocked and something to pursue. I wouldn't imagine them to ease up on the requirements until BfA is over, and even then they'll probably require some metrics fulfilled before access is granted since they're kind of not meant to be part of the "base selection" of races.
  1. Goldielocks's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Rorcanna View Post
    I wouldn't imagine them to ease up on the requirements until BfA is over, and even then they'll probably require some metrics fulfilled before access is granted since they're kind of not meant to be part of the "base selection" of races.
    Yeah I think this is going to be what happens. The requirements will decrease over time to be new and returning player friendly. 8.1 perhaps?
  1. Everwake's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Darktbs View Post
    Way to give the Tatoos to the race but place then in the worsts of places.
    Amazing, isn't it? They could have made smaller tats for the face, but instead they put them where your armor will always be covering them.
  1. Radaney's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Everwake View Post
    Amazing, isn't it? They could have made smaller tats for the face, but instead they put them where your armor will always be covering them.
    I expect them gone on launch actually.
  1. Kathranis's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Everwake View Post
    Amazing, isn't it? They could have made smaller tats for the face, but instead they put them where your armor will always be covering them.
    They do have facial tattoo options, at least they're supposed to. They just don't always glow I guess. This is from wowhead:



  1. Everwake's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Kathranis View Post
    They do have facial tattoo options, at least they're supposed to. They just don't always glow I guess. This is from wowhead:
    Thank you. They were hard to spot on the other pics! Guess I need my glasses.
  1. Goremonger's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Daedius View Post
    *Sees this new thread*

    Oooo...

    *Scrolls down past Nightbourne expecting to see other races*

    Aww...
    Well 3 more allied races to showcase, 3 days till QnA, hmm an illusion? What could Ion be hiding at the end of the QnA?
  1. Awbee's Avatar
    They're amazing and I look forward to playing one, but I hope they don't launch with just 6 faces, 6 hairstyles, 3 skin and 3 hair colors
  1. Bennett's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Dannyzk View Post
    Do i Need a 110 Horde Character to unlock Nightborne? I only got alliance characters and the requirements.. but no Horde character
    I thought you needed to do a quest after you meet the constraints to unlock them - which if true implies you would need a 110 Horde, could be wrong though.
  1. Kieldon's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Dannyzk View Post
    Do i Need a 110 Horde Character to unlock Nightborne? I only got alliance characters and the requirements.. but no Horde character
    The banners in the embassy on PTR showed the completed requirements account-wide and that should be enough to recruit them. Although you will definitely need a Horde character to do the recruitment quests so yeah.
  1. Feali's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Everwake View Post
    Thank you. They were hard to spot on the other pics! Guess I need my glasses.
    I guess it should be easier to judge the tattoos once we see them ingame.
  1. Utigarde's Avatar
    Missed one of the hair color options.
  1. Teri's Avatar
    Arcane pulse at least seems like a decent racial as opposed to the old illusion/invisibility meme.

    20 second is pretty long for pve.
  1. Aliven's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Rorcanna View Post
    Are they REALLY fucked though...?

    If that's the case, why aren't new/returning players automatically awarded everything available from a previous expansion once it's over? Wouldn't want to have them see something they want that they'd have to play the game for, they'd be so "fucked"...

    Allied Races will be unlocked and something to pursue. I wouldn't imagine them to ease up on the requirements until BfA is over, and even then they'll probably require some metrics fulfilled before access is granted since they're kind of not meant to be part of the "base selection" of races.
    Allied Races are a FEATURE of coming expansion, not pre patch, not CURRENT expansion. Yes, i fully expect to have unlocked features of game i buy. Imagine if mount from deluxe edition was only unlocked if you were exalted with Hydraxian Waterlords.
  1. Varitok's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Biggles Worth View Post
    Inb4 people are mad they have to play the game to unlock content LUL
    Absolutely nothing wrong with not wanting to grind a shitty rep to play a race. Especially when its going to be during the new expansion.
  1. Aliven's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by javierdsv View Post
    Remember Allied Races is a feature announced for Battle for Azeroth. The huge requirements we have right now are probably related to be able to play them before the expansion as a "pre-purchase privilege", I'm pretty sure they will have a way to work them out within any future expansion content. Maybe something like tabards you wear while completing any-zone World Quests.
    Ok, but why?

    You still need to make scenario to unlock them when you learn WHY they join x faction. And that story will be irrelevant in expansion anyway so it is fluff.
    I actually expect them to be just unlocked when BfA launch, and, as you say, req are for playing before BfA launches.

    But it is blizz, they like to fuck even simplest thing and heroically deal with problems they create.
  1. Pawstruck's Avatar
    1) Unlock requirements are very stupid. Not lazy, just don't have infinite time.
    2) This post by MMO-C seems really silly and unnecessary. I got excited because I thought they'd released or something...
  1. MaxiMoxie's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Feali View Post
    The tattoos need to be more visible. And I hope there is a way to acquire the orange heritage armor since the purple one will most certainly be the one actually rewarded to players.

    Can I race change instantly to Nightborne though when they get released?
    You cannot race change unless you have the race unlocked.

    Cite: BlizzCon
  1. Aeula's Avatar
    They still haven’t fixed the faces. They look bloody horrible.

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