Patch 8.3 - Visions of N'Zoth Alliance Allied Race - Mechagnomes
Scrappy and resourceful, mechagnomes have improved their fleshy forms with top-notch prosthetics. Though they once sought to mechanize themselves completely, the mechagnomes now seek a balance between flesh and steel. Emerging from years of isolation on Mechagon, they bring both ingenuity and aptitude to the Alliance. They left Gnomeregan to construct a metal metropolis, Mechagon. However, their once wise and ambitious ruler King Mechagon now ruthlessly rules over them with an iron fist. Work together with the Rustbolt Resistance to overthrow their tyrant so these mechanical mavericks will join the Alliance.



Unlocking the Mechagnomes
To unlock the ability to make a Mechagnome, the following achievements must be completed on one character on your account. Once done, you can make a Mechagnome on any server.

NOTE: Horde players exalted with The Rustbolt Resistance who have completed the Mechagon story can unlock Mechagnomes on an Alliance character without having to regrind the rep on Alliance.




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

  • Death Knight (with pre-purchase of Shadowlands)
  • Warrior
  • Hunter
  • Rogue
  • Priest
  • Mage
  • Warlock
  • Monk


Racials
The Mechagnome racial abilities are as follows:

  • Combat Analysis - You gather and analyze combat data every 5 sec, increasing your primary stat by 25, stacking up to 10 times. The data decays while out of combat.
  • Hyper Organic Light Originator - Summon Organic Light duplicates to distract your foes. 3 min cooldown
  • Skeleton Pinkie - Allows opening of locked chests and doors that require a skill level of up to 600.
  • Mastercraft - You function as a personal blacksmithing anvil, cooking fire, and mining forge. In addition, your limbs include every profession tool.
  • Emergency Failsafe - When you fall below 20% health, heal for 15% of your maximum health. This effect cannot occur more than once every 2.5 min.


Mounts
The Mechagnome racial mount is the Mechagon Mechanostrider. It is usable by all Alliance races upon completion of Allied Races: Mechagnome.




Heritage Armor
If you level a Mechagnome to 110 without a boost, you will be awarded with Heritage of the Mechagnome, which grants the heritage armor below.


LevelTypeSlotNameModel Viewer
1CosmeticHeadMechagnome Heritage Helmet
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1CosmeticShouldersMechagnome Heritage Shoulderguards
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1CosmeticChestMechagnome Heritage Chestpiece
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1CosmeticWaistMechagnome Heritage Buckle
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1CosmeticLegsMechagnome Heritage Girdle
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1BackBackMechagnome Heritage Cloak
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Customization
The Mechagnomes offer a variety of faces, hairstyles, hair colors, skin colors, facial hair, modifications, and upgrades. You can view them all in the screenshots below.

Faces



Hairstyles



Hair Colors



Skin Colors



Facial Hair



Modifications



Arm Upgrade



Leg Upgrade

This article was originally published in forum thread: Patch 8.3 - Visions of N'Zoth Alliance Allied Race - Mechagnomes started by Stoy View original post
Comments 148 Comments
  1. FreeHongKong's Avatar
    I want one
  1. Toppy's Avatar
    Still wondering what blizzard was thinking with this. Weird, creepy looking Gnomes with far lesser customization options. Not only is their weird egg torso shape a bit disturbing to look at, but getting rid of customization options in an MMO is pretty much a sin in this genre.
  1. PanosV's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Toppy View Post
    Still wondering what blizzard was thinking with this. Weird, creepy looking Gnomes with far lesser customization options. Not only is their weird egg torso shape a bit disturbing to look at, but getting rid of customization options in an MMO is pretty much a sin in this genre.
    Did u even Blizzcon? xD
    They are gonna add tons of customization to all existing races. This includes Allied Races, unless they've said otherwise and I didn't notice
  1. Dead Moose Fandango's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by PanosV View Post
    Did u even Blizzcon? xD
    They are gonna add tons of customization to all existing races. This includes Allied Races, unless they've said otherwise and I didn't notice
    Allied races getting those waaaaaay later. So yea, not as useful.
  1. Alvito's Avatar
    They sure need to do something about these mecagnome diapers.
  1. PanosV's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Dead Moose Fandango View Post
    Allied races getting those waaaaaay later. So yea, not as useful.
    Was this stated or is it speculation?
    If it was, then yeah it sucks...
  1. rocketchef's Avatar
    "Unlocking the Mechagnomes
    To unlock the ability to make a Mechagnome, the following achievements must be completed on one character on your account. Once done, you can make a Mechagnome on any server."

    Is this confirmed yet?
    I got the rep and the storyline on my horde main and copied him and another 120 ally twink to the ptr but couldn't unlock the mechagnomes.
    The restriction said i have to complete the storyline of mechagon first.
    The rep was shown as completed.

    Any suggestions?
  1. Sharpbladez's Avatar
    As somebody who wanted Mechagnomes, Im really not too thrilled with the way they came out. I feel like they couldve been so much better.
  1. Kaver's Avatar
    The mount is a little boring.
  1. Ardourdan's Avatar
    Will there still be gated nonsense for these races or can we just play them?
  1. Usernameforforums's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Sharpbladez View Post
    As somebody who wanted Mechagnomes, Im really not too thrilled with the way they came out. I feel like they couldve been so much better.
    I think everyone who wanted a mechagnome wanted them to look more like mimiron. These feel more like halfassed mechagnomes imo. Then again, i dont know lore on the gnomes.
  1. Vampyr78's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Ardourdan View Post
    Will there still be gated nonsense for these races or can we just play them?
    If you played the game for at least a month since the 8.2 then you can play mechagnome as soon as the 8.3 comes out.

    And yeah all Allied Races are and will be locked behind some achievements and reputation.
  1. Dorthonion1's Avatar
    they vgot nice buts mmm
  1. LostSinclair's Avatar
    As much as I despise these hideous things if their "armor diaper" and complete lack of gloves, bracers, boots, and pants(more or less) graphics leads to more exotic allied race options down the line. Like Naga, ogres, Tol'vir or what have you then I will at least be willing to tolerate them. For now all we can do is wait and hope a blue or two decides to run with it.
  1. Frozenbeef's Avatar
    We don't like gnomes, why would we want super gnomes...
  1. Toppy's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by PanosV View Post
    Did u even Blizzcon? xD
    They are gonna add tons of customization to all existing races. This includes Allied Races, unless they've said otherwise and I didn't notice
    They arent getting rid of the fundamental problem of legs, hands, feet, and arms now showing.
  1. kornek21's Avatar
    does it matter if it's horde or alliance im exalted with rustbolt with?.
  1. GreenJesus's Avatar
    Considering transmog is one of the biggest features of the game, the fact you cant transmog so many armor slots and the race is super small and ugly means this race is dead on arrival.
  1. zenzaliv's Avatar
    Surprised no one mentioned how completely broken their racials are. Free 250 of your primary stat, a built in dummy taunt and an emergency heal. Mass race changes of alliance raiding guilds incoming.
  1. Darknessvamp's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by PanosV View Post
    Was this stated or is it speculation?
    If it was, then yeah it sucks...
    If I recall correctly they said there was going to be more customisation options for the base races which I'm guessing was to explicitly differentiate it from the allied races.
    Just checked Ion says "...so in recent expansions we've added allied races or updated the combat animations, this time around our focus is on improving the customisation that is available to the original World of Warcraft races." 43:12 onwards:

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