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    Battle for Azeroth Allied Races - Highmountain Tauren Preview

    Allied Races - Highmountain Tauren
    Bestowed with moose horns by their ancestor Huln, the Highmountain Tauren tribes have united together after pushing the Legion out of their lands. With the threat gone, these Tauren have decided to ally with the Horde and the rest of their kind to fight the Alliance.



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




    Classes
    The Highmountain Tauren Allied Race can be any of these classes:

    • Druid
    • Hunter
    • Monk
    • Shaman
    • Warrior


    Racials
    The Highmountain Tauren racial abilities give you damage reduction, increased mining, increased versatility, a knockdown, and a chance to loot more meat and fish.




    Mounts
    The Highmountain Tauren racial mount is the Highmountain Thunderhoof. It is usable by all Horde races upon completion of Allied Races: Highmountain Tauren.

    I'm a moose riding a moose, your argument is invalid.




    Heritage Armor



    Level Type Slot Name Model Viewer
    1CosmeticHead Highmountain Headdress
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    1CosmeticShoulders Highmountain Shoulderguards
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    1CosmeticChest Highmountain Harness
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    1CosmeticWaist Highmountain Girdle
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    1CosmeticLegs Highmountain Leggings
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    1CosmeticFeet Highmountain Boots
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    1CosmeticWrists Highmountain Bracers
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    1CosmeticHands Highmountain Gloves
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    Cinematics
    The Highmountain Tauren have an intro cinematic upon creation:



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



    Customization
    The Highmountain Tauren offer a variety of faces, hairstyles, skin colors, antler customization, and tattoo options. You can view them all in the screenshots and modelviewer below.




    Faces



    Hairstyles



    Skin Colors



    Antlers



    Antler Tattoos



    Tattoos

    Last edited by chaud; 2018-01-29 at 06:51 PM.

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    WHY couldn't they have Priests too?!

    QQ

    Their Heritage Armor looks amazing though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince Oberyn Martell View Post
    How is that rugged tenacity racial supposed to work?
    Literally what is says... e.g. 1000 Stamina, 1.8% of that is 18. Take flat 18 damage less.
    Last edited by Daedius; 2018-01-29 at 05:40 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince Oberyn Martell View Post
    How is that rugged tenacity racial supposed to work?
    As it says? What do you mean? Its a passive damage reduction like all the others?!

    Depending on what Zandalari gets as a racial i will make my druid to one of those. WAY better for pvp than both troll or tauren.

    My affliction lock is for sure getting changed to void elf since it will be getting some of the most overpowered racials ever.

    If it goes live like that... which it probably will

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince Oberyn Martell View Post
    How is that rugged tenacity racial supposed to work?
    Reduces damage taken by 1.8% of stamina.

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    Awesome Native Race of the Horde. Great Customization and Awesome Armor. 10/10

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    Why does it seem so obvious that Ion might announce Pre-orders and direct access to Allied Races with these MMO-Allied Races-posts tomorrow?

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    Can't wait to have my Highmountain monk. ^^

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klance View Post
    Why does it seem so obvious that Ion might announce Pre-orders and direct access to Allied Races with these MMO-Allied Races-posts tomorrow?
    I donned my tinfoil hat the minute they did the Nightborne, started Sunday, 3 more races to go, 3 more days til Tuesday annoucement!

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    Do you need a horde 110 with the two reqs to make one or is having an alliance char with the req enough to make a horde highmountain char.

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    The BiS tanks have arrived.
    0.5% reduced damage taken (Vers) baseline + flat damage reduction.

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    If you're not tanking as a Highmountain or playing a Nightborn caster you'd better just be ready to be benched at high end content.

    I have a feeling unless these racials are nerfed, the world first guilds will be 100% allied races.

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    Anyone else feel like Alliance are getting shafted with the rep requirements? I haven't played since BEFORE Argus came out.

    It looks like horde allied races (sub races) are behind reps we had available since legion began.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steelangel View Post
    If you're not tanking as a Highmountain or playing a Nightborn caster you'd better just be ready to be benched at high end content.

    I have a feeling unless these racials are nerfed, the world first guilds will be 100% allied races.
    Highest Tier guilds, those after world first where the most minute of detail matters, probably... for every other regular person, don't be daft.

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    Where’s the guy that normally voices the race intros. It almost seems odd hearing a different voice lol

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    Any idea how fast the mining would be with this racial ? Could make a really good druid gatherer with this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steelangel View Post
    If you're not tanking as a Highmountain or playing a Nightborn caster you'd better just be ready to be benched at high end content.

    I have a feeling unless these racials are nerfed, the world first guilds will be 100% allied races.
    If I was in a mythic guild that wanted to bench me because of my race choice I would happily leave lol.

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    Taurens were robbed from the Totems...

    And these racials - op(compared to others).

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    Tauren - HM Tauren
    You vs the guy she tells you not to worry about.
    Mage Tower Final Result:
    Dk:3/3 Mage:3/3 Mage:3/3 Mage:1/3 Dh:2/2 Warlock:3/3 Hunter: 3/3 Priest:3/3 Paladin:3/3 Warrior: 3/3 Rogue:3/3 Shaman:3/3 Monk:3/3 Druid: 4/4

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    Yeah, mmo know more than the rest of us does? Coincidentially the last of the first 4 allied races comes tomorrow? Gets more hype though, for sure.

    I for one think we get the announcement in the Q&A tomorrow, with the actual launch of the allied races coming later. Would be a bit weird if they announced such a big thing at the same day it launches?

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    It feels odd to be exalted with a faction that will send out its most esteemed champions to wage war against and try to kill you..

    Also, is the absolute number of rugged tenacity applied before or after the percentage damage reductions like armor, versatility et al, and how does it interact with block?
    These are questions I don't expect to be answered today, but that I will be very interested to learn going forward.

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