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 119 Comments
  1. vicbreizh's Avatar
    So finally, Alliance have a gaylf model (void with bloodelf skin) and Horde have a NightElf skin ? WTF ?
  1. Kakascii's Avatar
    hey guys got a question !
    its about allied races can I use heirloom items to help leveling up my nightborne OR is it so that when I use Heirloom items I wont get the heritage set transmog ?
    ?
  1. Squiggit's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Maduk View Post
    As I said it many times:
    Allies Races are advertisied as unlockables and not as content that is directly available at launch.
    So? That doesn't make it a good decision either.
  1. Maduk's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Squiggit View Post
    So? That doesn't make it a good decision either.
    That's your opinion.
    I like it how it is and I'm glad that they won't change it on launch.
    But they should increase the reputation gains at launch.
  1. Master Guns's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by derpkitteh View Post
    the original model shows how they're supposed to look.

    they are not bug eyed like the player models, that's a fact presented to us by blizzard.
    Lol. That’s honestly the silliest thing I’ve ever heard. You’re probably the type of person who also believes lore is unchangeable and never moves forward and even if Blizzard changes/advances lore it’s still vehemently wrong to your special snowflake ass haha
  1. Xavin's Avatar
    I might be wrong, but didn't they add more hair colors for Nightborne in a more recent build? I believe they don't have only the three shades of white listed here.
  1. Lionknight's Avatar
    Cool Awesome Version of the Night Elves. Great Armor and Very interesting Lore. 10/10 Awesome.
  1. Leare315's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Kakascii View Post
    hey guys got a question !
    its about allied races can I use heirloom items to help leveling up my nightborne OR is it so that when I use Heirloom items I wont get the heritage set transmog ?
    ?
    the only requirement for heritage armor as far as we know is level to 100 naturally, as in no boosting or race changing. So you should get it regardless of whether or not you use heirlooms so long as you're doing the grind.
  1. raika's Avatar
    nightborne hunter with Feign Death+illusion macro
  1. Zathrendar's Avatar
    They look awesome. Shame they weren't the Highborne models in Cataclysm and instead are some tacky "allied" subrace that came about years later.
  1. Highelf's Avatar
    The reasons for them joining the horde is laughable. Tyrande was slightly rude to us so we're going to join the faction that is at war with them and wants to burn down their woods and homes. Makes them sound like sensitive millennials.

    Liadrin saying that their people fought for this world while the Night Elves hid in dens and caves is beyond atrocious.

    Honestly why would any race want to join a faction that can't keep a stable leader, and can't keep any leader in check while they do despicable things?
  1. silverdragon234's Avatar
    I'm glad I got those requirements covered.
  1. Goldielocks's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Highelf View Post
    The reasons for them joining the horde is laughable. Tyrande was slightly rude to us so we're going to join the faction that is at war with them and wants to burn down their woods and homes. Makes them sound like sensitive millennials.

    Liadrin saying that their people fought for this world while the Night Elves hid in dens and caves is beyond atrocious.

    Honestly why would any race want to join a faction that can't keep a stable leader, and can't keep any leader in check while they do despicable things?
    The Blood Elves and the Nightborne are pretty much the exact same people. They became addicted to different founts of power.

    It's fucking obvious that they would go Horde. The Blood Elves were sympathetic to them. The Night Elves just scorned them.
  1. Synbaby's Avatar
    I like nightbourne(and the other races), but they need way more customization. I know this is still early in development, but they need more of everything for them. More tattoos(more visible), more skin colors, more faces, more hair colors and styles. I like the idea of allied races, but I think blizzard is being kind of lazy about their release. Like "here's some models already in use currently as npcs, now you can be one!" I'm just slightly underwhelmed...
  1. vashter's Avatar
    Can someone explain how to unlock them when they get release? I mean all of the allies... for some reason saying to have unlock one per character ?
  1. Guaricana's Avatar
    What's the point to present Nightborne Manasaber as something new we get with the race when we already have this mount from the campaign?
  1. silverdragon234's Avatar
    I'm glad I got those requirements covered.
  1. Diannak's Avatar


  1. Softbottom's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Diannak View Post


    lel /10 chars

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