Building Reputation with Allied Races

Battle for Azeroth

The first of the playable Allied Races in World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth are available beginning with the pre-purchase of the upcoming expansion, but in order to gain access to them and unlock their potential, you’ll need to convince them to join your cause.

To help guide you with your task, we’ve put together some tips to recruit each Allied Race and fullfill their unlock requirements.

Meet the Allies

For the Horde!

Highmountain Tauren

Descended from Huln, brave hero of the War of the Ancients, the Highmountain tauren honor the spirits of earth, river, and sky. Though the Legion invaded their lands and sowed seeds of distrust among them, the tribes of Highmountain stand united once more. At long last they are ready to venture beyond their sacred mountain and stand beside their kin from Kalimdor, lending their nobility and strength to the mighty Horde.

Players can gain access to each Allied Race by meeting the following requirements on any character:

Highmountain Tauren:
- Reach Exalted with the Highmountain Tribe
- Complete the achievement Ain't No Mountain High Enough

- Reach Exalted with the Nightfallen
- Complete the achievement Insurrection


Isolated behind a protective barrier for 10,000 years, the elves of Suramar grew increasingly dependent upon the arcane magic of the Nightwell. To protect this font of power, the leaders of the Nightborne struck a bargain with the Burning Legion that plunged their kingdom into civil war. After fighting for freedom from their demonic masters, the Nightborne seek allies in the Horde to help them reclaim their place in the world.

Once the above requirements are met, bring a level-110 Horde character to your embassy in Orgrimmar to begin the Allied Race’s recruitment quest line.

For the Alliance!

Lightforged Draenei

For untold millennia, the Army of the Light waged war against the Burning Legion throughout the Twisting Nether. The draenei most committed to their long crusade would undergo a ritual to become Lightforged, infusing their bodies with the very essence of the Holy Light. After finally achieving victory on Argus, the Lightforged draenei have undertaken a new mission: protecting Azeroth from rising threats and helping the Alliance push back against Horde aggression.

Players can gain access to each Allied Race by meeting the following requirements on any character:

Lightforged Draenei:
- Reach Exalted with the Army of Light
- Complete the achievement You Are Now Prepared!

Void Elves:
- Reach Exalted with the Argussian Reach
- Complete the achievement You Are Now Prepared!

Void Elves

Many have sought to harness the corruptive magic of the Void. Most who tried have fallen into madness. Determined to use this power for the good of Azeroth, Alleria Windrunner is the first mortal to succeed at defying the shadow’s whispers. Coming to the aid of a group of her kin who nearly gave in to the darkness, Alleria has vowed to train these Void Elves to control the shadows within them and pledge their newfound powers to the Alliance.

Once the above requirements are met, bring a level-110 Alliance character to your embassy in Stormwind to begin the Allied Race’s recruitment quest line.

Visit the Darkmoon Faire

The Darkmoon Faire offers a way to boost your rate of experience (if you’re below 110) as well as your reputation gains. Take a ride on the Darkmoon Carousel to gain the WHEE! buff or purchase Darkmoon Top Hats for an on-use buff. While these don’t stack, these will boost your experience and reputation gains by 10%. 

Tip: Save any reputation Insignia’s you’ve earned from Class Hall missions and use them with the Whee! buff or with the Darkmoon Top Hat buff to get a little extra reputation from them.

The Darkmoon Faire sets up on the first Sunday of every month, so keep an eye on your in-game calendar.

It’s All in the Story

You’ll make steady progress on earning reputation with each of the factions simply by following the quest line for each.

  • For the Highmountain Tribe, you’ll spend time in Highmountain within the Broken Isles getting to know them and helping to reunite their fractured tribe.
  • For the Nightfallen, you’ll need to dig into their story in Suramar in the Broken Isles. Completing the quest Fate of the Nightborne will also award the Arcanist’s Manasaber mount.
  • For both the Lightforged draenei and Void elves, you’ll focus on taking on the challenges within Argus and putting an end to the Burning Legion.

Don’t forget to venture into the associated dungeons as you progress through the story.  

Explore the World (Quests)

Bountiful World Quests are available in the various regions. Emissary Quests can also provide an extra boost in reputation. If you’re working on the Argussian Reach reputation, you’ll want to focus your efforts on World Quests within Mac’Aree.

Tip: Keep an eye on the in-game calendar for the World Quest Bonus Event to earn additional reputation while the event is live. During the event, players will gain a passive buff of +50% to reputation gains from World Quests.

For those working on their Highmountain Tribe reputation, participating in repelling Legion Assaults is another avenue that you can take to boost your gains.

Class Hall Missions

Missions to earn reputation Insignias (which grant reputation boosts) will sometimes become available in your Class Hall. You can check in on the available missions in your Class Hall by using the WoW Legion Companion app available on iTunes or the Android Store. You can also use the app to check all available World Quests.

It won’t take you long before you garner the favor of your chosen Allied Race and start a whole new adventure!

Learn more about the Allied Races on the official Battle for Azeroth site. You can also find more reputation guides on Wowhead.