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Allied Races - Lightforged Draenei
These Draenei have fought the Burning Legion across the cosmos for a millenia. Infused with the Light by a Naaru ritual, this faction of Draenei joined the Army of the Light and helped vanquish the Legion on Argus. With their main purpose fulfilled, the Lightforged Draenei have joined their brethren in the Alliance to counter Horde aggression.

Unlocking the Lightforged Draenei
To unlock the ability to make a Lightforged Draenei, the following achievements must be completed on one character on your account. Once done, you can make a Lightforged Draenei on any server that you have a 110 character provided you have purchased Battle for Azeroth.

The Lightforged Draenei Allied Race can be any of these classes:

  • Hunter
  • Mage
  • Paladin
  • Priest
  • Warrior

The Lightforged Draenei racial abilities give you an AoE blast, blacksmithing perks, increased experience when killing demons, a damage and heal upon death, and reduced holy damage taken.

  • Light's Judgement - Call down a strike of Holy energy dealing 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 demons increased by 20%.
  • Holy Resistance - Reduce Holy damage taken by 1%.
  • Light's Reckoning - When you die the Light avenges you, dealing Holy damage to enemies within 8 yards and healing allies.

The Lightforged Draenei racial mount is the Lightforged Felcrusher. It is usable by all Alliance races upon completion of Allied Races: Lightforged Draenei.

A long-time companion of the Draenei, the elekk are stalwart and sturdy steeds capable of standing up to the impending darkness without fear.

Heritage Armor
If you level to 110 without a boost, you will be awarded with Heritage of the Lightforged, which grants the silver and gold heritage armor below. We've included the alternative colors that are currently unused as well.

Level Type Slot Name Model Viewer
1CosmeticHead Lightforged Gorget
1CosmeticShoulders Lightforged Pauldrons
1CosmeticChest Lightforged Chestguard
1CosmeticWaist Lightforged Girdle
1CosmeticLegs Lightforged Legplates
1CosmeticFeet Lightforged Hoofguards
1CosmeticWrists Lightforged Bracers
1CosmeticHands Lightforged Gloves

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

The Lightforged Draenei offer a variety of faces, hairstyles, hair colors, skin colors, facial features, and tattoo options. You can view them all in the screenshots and modelviewer below.



Hair Colors

Skin Colors

Facial Features


This article was originally published in forum thread: Battle for Azeroth Allied Races - Lightforged Draenei Preview started by chaud View original post
Comments 52 Comments
  1. DeicideUH's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Korrah View Post
    The modelviewer shows the female getting a longer tail, the screenshots do not however. Can anyone tell me if i finally can get a longer tail on my draenei space wives?
    No. The tail geoset is there (the standard draenei females also have it since the model revamp in WoD), but the option was never added to the game.

    Sucks, I know.
  1. Tartys's Avatar
    Is the only race I'm interested.. I was ready to change my main race but, surprisingly, they cant be shaman and I dont wanna pay for a race change for my mage alt!
    They dont have any class that I'm looking for like monk!

    but, because my main is a Draenei since WotLK, I'd like very much have more customization options... after so many years Id like change it a bit.
  1. mmoc0e23e5b73e's Avatar
    We just defeated the demons, guess what a well introduce a new 'race' with:
    Demonbane - Experience gains from killing demons increased by 20%.

    Unfortunatly the rest seem meh as well. The light's judgement obstacle would make it possible to become really powerfull in pve because it's a too big obstacle for pvp.
    The Light's Reckoning, is too bad and to class specific. It would need to be like Kogmaw in LoL where you can still run for a while after death and on explosion deal like 30% damage on the players hit (or because it also has light's judgement 20% minimum).

    The heritage armour looks cool and combined with that has some nice astetics. But it's cheesy as hell for first allied race batch, draenei with a bit of light when their already light themed. (same with void elves, who look a lot like Night Elves or Blood Elf DK's)
  1. Magicon's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ninthbelief View Post
    Goddamn these guys look great.

    Why do the heritage set pics show regular Draenei though? Just an mmochamp oversight?
    That is actually a lightforged draenei..æ. oh, so lucky we are to get a race we mistake for normal draenei when seeing them.

    Edit: you have to click on the modellviewer to see lightforged in the armor.
  1. GSN's Avatar
    They feel unfinished compared to the other allied races. Few customization options, and most of them should have just been made available for normal Draenei.
  1. NomCarver's Avatar
    What reasons, other than different classes, should one play a regular draeni over LF dranei?
  1. oldgeezer's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by NomCarver View Post
    What reasons, other than different classes, should one play a regular draeni over LF dranei?
    Aesthetics. No other reason. Horns and beards.
  1. MatadorMedia's Avatar
    The new Draenei and the Tauren allied races are by far the laziest; they're just extra tattoos / horns options. At least with the void elves they changed factions so it's fresher.
  1. Projectmars's Avatar
    And here we have the second worst Allied Race. booo.
  1. mmocfd328e0b6e's Avatar
    RIP dranei intro! I thought races will come this week... but those racials are so unbalanced. @feelsbadman

    I cannot even imagine how much money they will harvest by the "race change" feature. OMG

  1. Runicknight's Avatar
    Customization options for the Lightforged is awesome. I love the White Beards, Cool Tattoos, Awesome Armor, and Racials is very interesting. 10/10 Looking forward to playing this awesome subrace.
  1. PuppetShowJustice's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Ophenia View Post
    Racials are not supposed to be something that will save the entirety of your raid, you know.

    That's the same as saying that Touch of the Grave should represent 25% of any undead's DPS.
    No it isn't.

    Touch of the Grave is useful. Lets say you're a Lightforged Marks Hunter and a raid mechanic kills you and your racial triggers but you're spread out because raid mechanics sometimes demand this -- your explosion doesn't heal any allies and it doesn't harm any enemies.

    You could have had Dwarven critical strike bonus damage. You could have had Gnome haste. You could have had Night Elf Haste or Crit. You could have had regular Draenei's AGI boost. You could have had Worgen's +Crit. You could have gone with Void Elf's 5% extra damage proc.

    Instead you went with Zero Damage Or Healing When You Die Alone and you have no throughout racial.

    Not all racials have to be good in all situations. The explode could be a fun flavor racial, but there isn't any other saving grace here. You weren't even willing to contest anything else on the list -- just the dumb explode one. It's bad in organized PVE. It's bad for PVP. It's useless for solo questing.
  1. MrLoque's Avatar
    Am I wrong or do they look like normal Draenei with a grey skin?
  1. Skaiz's Avatar
    Go ahead on keep posting info about these trash races. The real star of the show is ZANDALARI!
  1. tbakke's Avatar
    I dunno, i find it hard to be exited about these "new" races. It just feels like Blizzard yet again reskinning some old models and presenting it as "new and improved", and then hiding it behind a "you need to do all this shit to get access to them" wall. There's just something about working hard to unlock nothing more than a skincolor-variation that feels underwhelming.

    I'm probably just being a <insert demeaning word here>, but..
  1. Trassk's Avatar
    they look good base models, though couldn't go wrong really the draenei base model already looks good, this is just a tweaked version of that. Disappointed in the lack of leather class, sure draenei had monk given to them in pandaria but just felt like this could be a change like a light-forged infiltrator (rogue), and since suramar elves can be monks dunno why these can't.
    Racials aren't that great but its never a deciding factor for me when choosing a race.
  1. AnonEntity's Avatar
    Draenei + yellow = Lightforged. Yeah, I am exaggerating. But these guys really don't have much to offer, they are Draenei, lightforged or not is not a major difference.
  1. Daedius's Avatar
    Besides the all gold heritage set, the other 3 are bloody hideous !

    - - - Updated - - -

    And their racials suck so much... regular draenai are still superior.
  1. Trassk's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Skaiz View Post
    Go ahead on keep posting info about these trash races. The real star of the show is ZANDALARI!
    Zandalari are just male night elves reskinned.
  1. ManiaCCC's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Trassk View Post
    Zandalari are just male night elves reskinned.
    You forgot /s

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