Death Knights for All Races Preview
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
In life you were a champion of your people. In death, you can rise once more to serve Azeroth as a Death Knight.

With the launch of Visions of N’Zoth, players who have pre-purchased World of Warcraft: Shadowlands will be able to create pandaren and Allied Race Death Knights—including the newly available Vulpera and Mechagnomes once they’re unlocked.

TIP: Players who want to create Allied Race Death Knights will need to fulfill the requirements to unlock them before making a character. Requirements to unlock Allied Races can be found by hovering over the desired race icon on the character creation screen. Pandaren Death Knights have no restrictions and can be created immediately.

Pandaren and Allied Race Death Knights have a new starting experience and arise as champions of Lich King Bolvar at Icecrown amongst their spectral peers. After completing an introductory questline with Bolvar, they will begin their journey as heroes of Azeroth and join forces with either the Horde or the Alliance. Death Knights for previously available races will still begin their new lives in Acherus the Ebon Hold as summoned servants of Lich King Arthas.


Ascend as a Death Knight with full honors from The Four Horsemen of the Ebon Blade and Bolvar at Icecrown Citadel.

All new Death Knight characters will receive the iconic Acherus Deathcharger class mount after completing the introductory questline, with Allied Race Death Knights also receiving their racial mount (pandaren racial mounts will still need to be purchased from a vendor). Heritage Armor for Allied Races characters can be obtained by leveling to 110.

Windows to the Soul
All Death Knights new and old will receive an updated appearance. Inspired by the notorious Lich King Arthas, their eyes now sport a dynamic eerie glow that captures the ghastly chill of Northrend.


See Azeroth and beyond through frosted lenses.

Serve Life in Death
Many will fear you after your dark rebirth, but your sacrifice is a necessity to confront the new horrors that will be unleashed once the Visions of N’Zoth content update goes live next week on January 14.
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Comments 96 Comments
  1. Redzonetode's Avatar
    So no new skins or hair colors for allied race DKs? Lazy, cost cutting Blizzard.

    (Cost cutting means greedy if you’re a giant corporation like blizzard)
  1. FelPlague's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Redzonetode View Post
    So no new skins or hair colors for allied race DKs? Lazy, cost cutting Blizzard.

    (Cost cutting means greedy if you’re a giant corporation like blizzard)
    "lazy cost cutting"
  1. Sunseeker's Avatar
    ....and join forces with either the Horde or the Alliance.
    Join forces with either side on the basis of which faction they normally line up with or are we saying that you can cross faction lines?
  1. Auxis's Avatar
    Heritage Armor for pandaren and Allied Races characters can be obtained by leveling to 110.
    Um?

    /10characters
  1. FelPlague's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Sunseeker View Post
    Join forces with either side on the basis of which faction they normally line up with or are we saying that you can cross faction lines?
    Hey the pandaren technically get to choose.
    also the blood elves technically get to choose, but for gameplay they always choose their own faction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Auxis View Post
    Um?

    /10characters
    HMMMMMMMMMMMMMM.
    Yeah idk, seems an error on their side.
    espeically since if they do add heritage armor for pandaren it would be the same as already added races, and just be a quest if your exalted with the faction.
  1. kornek21's Avatar
    i have to buy shadowlands to experience content in another patch that isnt even close to the expansion?....blizz...
  1. PuppetShowJustice's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by kornek21 View Post
    i have to buy shadowlands to experience content in another patch that isnt even close to the expansion?....blizz...
    .....wasn't the first wave of Allied Races locked completely behind BFA preorder? How is this any different?
  1. Redzonetode's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by FelPlague View Post
    "lazy cost cutting"


    Yeah? How do you think this negates what I said? They’re still not giving allies race DKs the exclusive options that every other race has gotten lol
  1. Filipse's Avatar
    Buy our next expansion so you can be new-race DK's even though we've barely covered anything other than on paper, but not visualy shown it! - Blizzard
  1. Sir Riptor's Avatar
    So any word on what level they will start at?
  1. revjiggs's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Redzonetode View Post
    So no new skins or hair colors for allied race DKs? Lazy, cost cutting Blizzard.

    (Cost cutting means greedy if you’re a giant corporation like blizzard)
    it's not called cost-cutting its resource management. What would you rather have new customizations for the old races (which they are adding in Shadowlands) or white brown orcs - oh wait they exist ermm white void el... no they exist erm ok black or green zanda... oh shit another one already in the game.
  1. Lucetia's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Auxis View Post
    Um?

    /10characters
    I was about to post asking the same thing. Is there some last minute heritage armor or something being added. Pretty sure it's a typo though, but I wouldn't mind Pandaren getting heritage armor on top of Golbins and Worgens next patch.
  1. Laqweeta's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Filipse View Post
    Buy our next expansion so you can be new-race DK's even though we've barely covered anything other than on paper, but not visualy shown it! - Blizzard
    You know it’s pretty bad when content that came out 12 years ago is “new” content.
  1. Echoherb's Avatar
    Do allied race DKs start at level 55 or level 20?
  1. Galathir's Avatar
    Looking forward to the introductory questline because when has an untested feature ever gone wrong?
  1. LostSinclair's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Echoherb View Post
    Do allied race DKs start at level 55 or level 20?
    this is something I've been wondering for awhile, will greatly affect what class the hideous mechagnome I have to suffer through for the achievement will be.
  1. Galathir's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Auxis View Post
    Um?

    /10characters
    Must have been updated since because now it just says

    Heritage Armor for Allied Races characters can be obtained by leveling to 110.
  1. MakeMeLaugh's Avatar
    Lightforged draeneis being DK's is so wrong...
  1. Bwonsamdi the Dead's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Lucetia View Post
    I was about to post asking the same thing. Is there some last minute heritage armor or something being added. Pretty sure it's a typo though, but I wouldn't mind Pandaren getting heritage armor on top of Golbins and Worgens next patch.
    Maybe they'll get it in 8.3.5?
  1. FelPlague's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Laqweeta View Post
    You know it’s pretty bad when content that came out 12 years ago is “new” content.
    1. its got a new intro questline, shorter, but still "new content"
    2. it is new content, this is the first time since cataclysm they have added DKs to races.

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