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 116 Comments
  1. Magicon's Avatar
    goddamn so big eyes they have. so big that it gets ugly... and nightborne that was known for having smaller eyes.
  1. dvaz's Avatar
    They better have an exclusive emote that have them say:

    AN ILUSSION, WHAT R U HIDING?

    SOMETHING IS NOT QUITE RIGHT
  1. HDPriest's Avatar
    I've tried playing Horde so many times, and I just can't sympathize with their faction story. I would love to have a Zandalari and Nightborne, but I know I won't stick to the alt if I make it. It really sucks, because they're the best races by far imo.
  1. Zyrosis's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Pawstruck View Post
    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...
    Or maybe they know something, or are hoping for something. Because today it's Nightborne, Tomorrow will be another race, then the day after and then the 4th day, and where does that put us? The 30th. The BfA Q&A day and a rumored day for the BfA pre-purcase to occur which may allow you to unlock the first 4 allied races.
  1. HavokHeart's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by HDPriest View Post
    I've tried playing Horde so many times, and I just can't sympathize with their faction story. I would love to have a Zandalari and Nightborne, but I know I won't stick to the alt if I make it. It really sucks, because they're the best races by far imo.
    No sympathy needed. That's not Horde.
  1. Kromkar's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by HDPriest View Post
    I've tried playing Horde so many times, and I just can't sympathize with their faction story. I would love to have a Zandalari and Nightborne, but I know I won't stick to the alt if I make it. It really sucks, because they're the best races by far imo.
    I was thinking like you in the beginning of Legion, then tried my best to make a Horde character on a Horde pve server (Played on a pvp Alliance server for YEARS), and it worked, leveled a couple of more characters along the way, now my new main is a Male Orc warrior, love it to the core, and with the upcoming Up-Right pose, he will be a beast :P
    Just give it a shot, trust me, you'll come to enjoy it alot...
  1. Elestia's Avatar
    Is it reputation per account? Or do you need one horde char with the prerequisites to acquire the quest?

    I have all the reps on my alliance main, but fuck me if I'm going to do them a second time.


    If this is the case there's going to definitely be a shit show.

    However, if it means finally having account wide reputations it'll be a hallelujah moment.
  1. Darkhallows's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Elestia View Post
    Is it reputation per account? Or do you need one horde char with the prerequisites to acquire the quest?

    I have all the reps on my alliance main, but fuck me if I'm going to do them a second time.


    If this is the case there's going to definitely be a shit show.

    However, if it means finally having account wide reputations it'll be a hallelujah moment.
    Unlock achievements are confirmed to be account wide. You only need to do the requirements once on any character, regardless of race. However, you'll need a Horde character to do the story scenario to actually unlock them.
  1. det's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Elestia View Post
    Is it reputation per account? Or do you need one horde char with the prerequisites to acquire the quest?

    I have all the reps on my alliance main, but fuck me if I'm going to do them a second time.


    If this is the case there's going to definitely be a shit show.

    However, if it means finally having account wide reputations it'll be a hallelujah moment.
    "To unlock the Nightborne Allied Race, the following achievements must be completed on one character on your account." Doesn't say what faction....
  1. DesoPL's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Bjoramier of Lordaeron View Post
    They confirmed they won't be.
    They said they will be, but they are not planned for now.

    Heritage armor for the older races is not planned but may happen eventually.
  1. TriHard's Avatar
    Extremely disappointing that the allied races only get 3 skin tones. There's a whole bunch of different ones they could've used (unless they'll be giving us more in the barbershop )
  1. Grimalkin of Old's Avatar
    Slow news day?
  1. Mormegil's Avatar
    Really loving the look of the Nightborne except for a couple of things.

    The vast majority of the tattoos being on areas which will be covered by armour is a bit of a disappointment but that was always going to be the case.

    The bigger issue for me is the heritage armour only having a dress option. It would have been so much nicer to have a leggings/leg plates option for the melee classes that the Nightborne can choose.
  1. papajohn4's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Goldielocks View Post
    That's not the case though. These are going to come out while Legion is still current.
    Maybe they should reward those with the requirements complete to have 2-3 months early access, but when BfA drops, everyone should be able to use allied races imo.
  1. Ramz's Avatar
    I don't get the point of this artickle. We had one like that few months ago :/
  1. Dawon's Avatar
    Holy crap they look bland... total "meh" all over this race! :/
  1. ManiaCCC's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Ramz View Post
    I don't get the point of this artickle. We had one like that few months ago :/
    Well, it seems they changed racials.
  1. mmoc43c2267131's Avatar
    Outside of PvP (slow) and maybe leveling pulse seems useless for ranged characters :/

    Well i guess thats what the 1% magic dmg is for, rip hunters tho xD
  1. Caaethil's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Aliven View Post
    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.
    This might actually be the worst analogy I've ever seen and you know exactly why.

    If you by deluxe edition, you're paying extra for that mount. If you buy standard edition, there will be mounts gated behind rep. There have been every expansion.
  1. Aliven's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Caaethil View Post
    This might actually be the worst analogy I've ever seen and you know exactly why.

    If you by deluxe edition, you're paying extra for that mount. If you buy standard edition, there will be mounts gated behind rep. There have been every expansion.
    But those mounts are not a feature listed on store page.

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