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    Battle for Azeroth Allied Races - Lightforged Draenei Preview

    Upcoming PvP Tuning Changes

    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.




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

    • Hunter
    • Mage
    • Paladin
    • Priest
    • Warrior


    Racials
    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.


    Mounts
    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
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    1CosmeticShoulders Lightforged Pauldrons
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    1CosmeticChest Lightforged Chestguard
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    1CosmeticWaist Lightforged Girdle
     Modelviewer
    1CosmeticLegs Lightforged Legplates
     Modelviewer
    1CosmeticFeet Lightforged Hoofguards
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    1CosmeticWrists Lightforged Bracers
     Modelviewer
    1CosmeticHands Lightforged Gloves
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    Jokes, Flirts, and VO
    You can hear the Lightforged Draenei Allied Race Jokes, Flirts, and other VO in the video below.



    Customization
    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.




    Faces



    Hairstyles



    Hair Colors



    Skin Colors



    Facial Features



    Tattoos

    Last edited by chaud; 2018-01-30 at 07:31 AM.

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    Behold, the worst racials in the game. Holy resist is the least commonly used resistance in WoW.

    The Flamestrike style racial is subject to diminish returns per target hit because it's an AoE. It has a long CD. It has a long gap between activation and impact.

    The Explode When You Die is laughable. If you're a tank and you die the heal and damage are unlikely to make an impact as far as saving the rest of your frontliners. If you're a healer and you die you probably aren't standing with anyone for your explosion to make a difference. Same if you're a ranged DPS. I GUESS this could be okay in some kind of arena cleave comp but that's reeaaaally stretching to find a use for it.

    +XP for killing demons is obviously useless once leveled and is way too situational to be worth a damn in most cases anyways.

    Blacksmithing. Woo? Summoning the forge is kind of novel, but that's it. That's the best racial. Absolute garbage. It's a shame because these guys look super cool but the baseline Draenei outclass the Lightforged in absolutely every way.

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    Goddamn these guys look great.

    Why do the heritage set pics show regular Draenei though? Just an mmochamp oversight?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PuppetShowJustice View Post
    The Explode When You Die is laughable. If you're a tank and you die the heal and damage are unlikely to make an impact as far as saving the rest of your frontliners. If you're a healer and you die you probably aren't standing with anyone for your explosion to make a difference. Same if you're a ranged DPS. I GUESS this could be okay in some kind of arena cleave comp but that's reeaaaally stretching to find a use for it.
    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.

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    The only allied race I am interested in (Draenei FTW) and they get..a fucking anvil and something that procs when you die.

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    Oh they gave Lightforged a dark hair color after all? Thought it was just going to be several shades of white and one gold hair color so some more variety is nice.

    I agree with Puppet that their racials are realllly underwhelming right now, but fortunately for me I'm a filthy casual these days so min\maxing racial bonuses isn't all that important to me anymore.

    Definitely going to roll a glorious Lightforged paladin at some point!

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    the alignment on the tattoo pictures makes it look like all those male draenei have female legs

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    Terribad AF. If only their facial features and skin colors were added to normal draenei race...
    They make absolutely no sense at all as separated race whatsoever. I expected better of you blizz, but then again, I should be used to half assed stuff coming from blizz by now...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Biske View Post
    the alignment on the tattoo pictures makes it look like all those male draenei have female legs
    LOL cannot unsee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PuppetShowJustice View Post
    Behold, the worst racials in the game. Holy resist is the least commonly used resistance in WoW.

    The Flamestrike style racial is subject to diminish returns per target hit because it's an AoE. It has a long CD. It has a long gap between activation and impact.

    The Explode When You Die is laughable. If you're a tank and you die the heal and damage are unlikely to make an impact as far as saving the rest of your frontliners. If you're a healer and you die you probably aren't standing with anyone for your explosion to make a difference. Same if you're a ranged DPS. I GUESS this could be okay in some kind of arena cleave comp but that's reeaaaally stretching to find a use for it.

    +XP for killing demons is obviously useless once leveled and is way too situational to be worth a damn in most cases anyways.

    Blacksmithing. Woo? Summoning the forge is kind of novel, but that's it. That's the best racial. Absolute garbage. It's a shame because these guys look super cool but the baseline Draenei outclass the Lightforged in absolutely every way.
    If Light's Judgement hits as hard as the current Light's Judgement ability that could end up pretty strong. Considering all other races get a 1% damage boost from somwhere and these guys lack it they could well have decided to roll all that power into a single long cooldown ability to make it hit pretty hard. The delay before it goes off also suggests it hits hard and they wan't to prevent it being too cheesy in PvP.

    Also, worth mentioning, the existing Drenai racials are pretty bad, it's scant praise at best but by comparison these are ok.

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    Love the beards on the males. Will probably play a female though.

    Really dissapointing racials though. I mean.. an anvil? Come on..

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    You can't make a female draenei look bad.

    Also... this is so wrong on so many levels. Please stop.


  13. #13
    Awesome pvp tuning. Blizz really knows whats good and bad in pvp............

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cavox View Post
    You can't make a female draenei look bad.

    Also... this is so wrong on so many levels. Please stop.

    omg haahah I can't stop laughing that is hilarious. +1 upvote.

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    I hope those racials get a rework, by far the worst racials in the game, like not one is even useful.

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    They look good. but they have by far the worst racials in the game. even compared not non allied races, and that is saying somehting as so far Highmountain tauren have a permament damage reduction that will be stupid good for aoe tanking. Void elves have a Demonic circle, which is stupid good for pvp. and nightfallen got a 20 sec 50% aoe slow. And then here we have it. A what will only be a laughable AOE that takes time to activate. And a Deals less damage then their active one when they die..

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    The racials suck, but they will probably be the most flashy one, so people will still like it. Compare a light beam with 3s wind up, coming from sky, to a dwarf turning grayscale or cow making angry sound.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cavox View Post
    You can't make a female draenei look bad.

    Also... this is so wrong on so many levels. Please stop.

    hahahahahaha. I fucking lost it hahahahaha. I would Pay good money for upper half male dreanie and then slim female dreanie legs. What a true monster

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    Beards are good (shorter one), racials kind of blow and hopefully get a rework. Also pale spacegoats, yay?

    Wtb ally allied race that can be a druid please and thanks.

    E: Kind of weird these draenei can't be shaman. Guess it's just Dark Iron for a new shaman race. :l
    Last edited by morph4037; 2018-01-30 at 10:13 AM.

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    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?

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