How to Unlock the Mechagnome Allied Race

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The Mechagnome Allied Race is one of the most complicated to unlock, requiring a lot of content from the Battle for Azeroth expansion. You can do the first step as early as level 10, but you’ll need to be level 30 to do quests beyond the first zone on your continent, level 50 to acquire the Heart of Azeroth, and level 60 for the Uniting Kul Tiras / Uniting Zandalar quest as well as the final series of Mechagnome quests. Most of this content can be done on either Alliance or Horde, but the last set of quests must be done on an Alliance character.

If you have not played through any of Battle for Azeroth, these are the steps you will need to complete before you can unlock the Mechagnome allied race:

Yeah, it’s a lot! But have no fear; we cover it all in the sections below!

Note that the final step does not need to be done on the same character as the others. You’re free to level a Horde character and then swap to an Alliance character for the allied race quests. However, you will need to be level 60 by the time you get to Uniting Kul Tiras / Uniting Zandalar, or you will not be able to continue.

Starting Battle for Azeroth

Alliance: Come Sail Away

To start Battle for Azeroth content and access the continent of Kul Tiras, you will first need to go through a short quest chain. Head to Stormwind and locate the Hero’s Herald in the center of the Trade District. He will offer you the quest Battle for Azeroth: Tides of War. This quest will send you to Stormwind Keep to watch a cutscene, and then you’ll head to the docks for The Nation of Kul Tiras.

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The Hero’s Herald can be found next to the Hero’s Call Board in Stormwind

Boralus Introductory Quests

If you have already done this questline on any character, you can now skip ahead by speaking to Jaina Proudmoore. This will put you on the Boralus docks to continue from Get Your Bearings, skipping a cutscene and a mini-scenario. Here are the quests for this step:

  1. ! Battle for Azeroth: Tides of War
  2. ! The Nation of Kul Tiras
  3. ! Daughter of the Sea
  4. ! Out Like Flynn
    • This quest is essentially a mini-scenario with multiple steps
  5. ! Get Your Bearings
  6. ! The Old Knight
  7. ! Sanctum of the Sages + ! Ferry Pass
  8. ! A Nation Divided

After finishing this series of quests and getting the Come Sail Away achievement, you will be able to set your Hearthstone at the Snug Harbor Inn. You’ll also open a portal between Stormwind and Boralus, giving you an easy way to get back and forth when you need to.

To continue from here, speak with the Earthen Guardian near the Snug Harbor Inn to start the Heart of Azeroth questline.

Horde: Welcome to Zandalar

To start the Battle for Azeroth questline and access the continent of Zandalar, you will first need to play through the Stormwind Extraction scenario. Head to Orgimmar and locate the Warchief’s Herald outside Grommash Hold. He will offer you the quest Battle for Azeroth: Mission Statement. This quest will take you inside Grommash Hold for a short cutscene, and then you will be sent to The Broken Tusk to meet your team.

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The Warchief’s Herald can be found next to the Warchief’s Command Board in Orgrimmar

Inside The Broken Tusk, Nathanos Blightcaller offers the quest Stormwind ExtractionIf you have already done this scenario on any character, you can now skip it by speaking to Nathanos Blightcaller again, before picking up the potion. This will take you straight to Zuldazar, in which case you can skip the scenario walkthrough below.

The Stormwind Extraction Scenario

Continuing with the scenario, you’ll head to Stormwind with your team, where you’ll break into the Stockade and release some prisoners. After fighting your way through the prison, you’ll have to escape Stormwind. Stick close to Rokhan, who will cloak you as you navigate the city, hiding you from the guards. About halfway through the city, you’ll be ambushed by Worgen. From here it’s a matter of fighting your way to the docks while evading Genn Greymane and Lady Jaina Proudmoore.

Boarding the ship and speaking with Princess Talanji ends the scenario. After another short cutscene, you will arrive at the Port of Zandalar.

Dazar’alor Introductory Quests

Speak with Nathanos Blightcaller to complete Stormwind Extraction, and then talk to Princess Talanji. She will start you off on a short series of quests that will take you through the city of Dazar’alor and establish your foothold within the continent.

The three quests you need to check off here are:

  1. ! Welcome to Zuldazar
  2. ! Rastakhan
  3. ! Speaker of the Horde

After completing this introductory questline and getting the Welcome to Zandalar achievement, you will be able to set your Hearthstone at The Great Seal. This will also open up a portal between Orgrimmar and Zuldazar, giving you easy access to the continent from here on out.

To continue from here, speak with the Earthen Guardian near the entrance to The Great Seal to start the Heart of Azeroth questline.

Getting the Heart of Azeroth

You can do this step as late as mid-Nazjatar, but getting it done early will allow you to level your Heart of Azeroth while you do the other quests. You will need to be level 50 before you can do these.

After speaking with the Earthen Guardian in either Boralus or Dazar’alor, head to the portal room and take the portal to Silithus. For an in-depth guide to this quest chain, check out our How to Get the Heart of Azeroth guide.

The three quests to complete here are:

When you’re done, leave the Chamber of Heart the way you came in and head back to Boralus or Dazar’alor through the portal.

Getting Friendly With Your 3 Factions

Alliance: Uniting Kul Tiras

For Uniting Kul Tiras, you’ll need to get to Friendly with the Proudmoore Admiralty, Storm’s Wake, and Order of Embers factions. To do this, you must quest through Tiragarde Sound, Stormsong Valley, and Drustvar respectively.

Each zone’s quests start at the Scouting Map in the Harbormaster’s Office in Boralus. For convenience, we’ve listed enough quests here to get you to Friendly. There are a lot of other quests you can do in these zones, and you can do the zones in any order.

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The Scouting Map in the Harbor Master’s Office

Proudmoore Admiralty

Select Tiragarde Sound on the Scouting Map to work on Proudmoore Admiralty reputation.

Storm’s Wake

Select Stormsong Valley on the Scouting Map to work on Storm’s Wake reputation.

Order of Embers

Select Drustvar on the Scouting Map to work on Order of Embers reputation.

Completing The Order of Embers will automatically grant you Friendly reputation with this faction. Follow this path to get to that quest as quickly as possible. Most of these quests don’t give reputation, but are necessary to reach the one that does.

Horde: Uniting Zandalar

For Uniting Zandalar, you’ll need to get to Friendly with the Zandalari Empire, Talanji’s Expedition, and Voldunai factions. To do this, you must quest through Zuldazar, Nazmir, and Vol’dun respectively.

Each zone’s quests start at the Scouting Map in The Great Seal in Dazar’alor. For convenience, we’ve listed enough quests here to get you to Friendly. There are a lot of other quests you can do in these zones.

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The Scouting Map in The Great Seal

Zandalari Empire

Select Zuldazar on the Scouting Map to work on Zandalari Empire reputation.

Talanji’s Expedition

Select Nazmir on the Scouting Map to work on Talanji’s Expedition reputation.

Voldunai

Select Vol’dun on the Scouting Map to work on Voldunai reptuation. Reputation is a little slow to gain in this zone, but these quests are also needed to unlock the Vulpera allied race — two birds, one stone!

Establishing Footholds

Alliance: The Zandalar Campaign

Now that you’ve done a whole bunch of quests in your own faction’s zones, it’s time to head over to your enemy zones: Nazmir, Vol’dun, and Zuldazar. Go to your ship, the Wind’s Redemption, which is docked in Boralus. Halford Wyrmbane is on board and offers the quest The Zandalar Campaign. Accept that quest, and then click on the War Table in front of him to select your first zone.

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Halford Wyrmbane and the War Table on board the Wind’s Redemption in Boralus

You can choose to do these zones in any order. When you have completed one, come back to Halford Wyrmbane for a quest to start the next one.
You’ll complete these three quests along the way:

  1. ! The Zandalar Campaign
  2. ! The Ongoing Campaign
  3. ! The Final Foothold

Here are the quests for establishing your footholds:

Horde: The Kul Tiras Campaign

Now that you’ve done a whole bunch of quests in your own faction’s zones, it’s time to head over to your enemy zones: Drustvar, Stormsong Valley, and Tiragarde Sound. Go to your ship, the Banshee’s Wail, which is docked in Dazar’alor. Nathanos Blightcaller is on board and offers the quest The Kul Tiras Campaign. Accept that quest, and then click on the War Table in front of him to select your first zone.

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Nathanos Blightcaller and the War Table on board the Banshee’s Wail in Dazar’alor

You can choose to do these zones in any order. When you have completed one, come back to Nathanos Blightcaller for a quest to start the next one.
You’ll complete these three quests along the way:

  1. ! The Kul Tiras Campaign
  2. ! The Ongoing Campaign
  3. ! The Final Foothold

Here are the quests for establishing your footholds:

The Nazjatar Campaign

Alliance: Getting to Mezzamere

You’ve already quested through six zones — but wait, there’s more! Before you can get to Mechagon, you have to go to Nazjatar. You’ll follow this quest chain until you unlock world quests in the zone, which will also unlock the Mechagon quest chain.

This step requires that you be level 60. Pick up Uniting Kul Tiras from Halford Wyrmbane on board the Wind’s Redemption in Boralus. Turning in this quest will unlock Send the Fleet from Genn Greymane nearby.

At this point, if you have not yet started the Heart of Azeroth quests, you will automatically pick up A Dying World. You will have to finish that chain before moving on. Leave the Chamber of the Heart and come back to continue from there.

  1. ! Essential Empowerment
  2. ! MOTHER Knows Best
  3. ! A Disturbance Beneath the Earth
  4. ! Take My Hand
  5. ! Calming the Spine
    • Stand in the glowing fissures and use the Heart of Azeroth button that appears
  6. ! Dominating the Indomitable
  7. ! A Friendly Face
    • To get back to the Chamber of Heart, you can follow the quest’s optional path to the Crumbled Palace in Azsuna. From there you can take the portal back to Stormwind, then take the portal to Boralus, and then the portal to Silithus (that’s a lot of portals!)
  8. ! The Heart Forge
  9. ! Harnessing the Power
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Mezzamere, the Alliance base in Nazjatar

Horde: Getting to Newhome

You’ve already quested through six zones — but wait, there’s more! Before you can get to Mechagon, you have to go to Nazjatar. You’ll follow this quest chain until you unlock world quests in the zone, which will also unlock the Mechagon quest chain.

This step requires that you be level 60. Pick up Uniting Zandalar from Nathanos Blightcaller on board the Banshee’s Wail in Dazar’alor. Turning in this quest will unlock Send the Fleet, which is also offered by Nathanos Blightcaller.

At this point, if you have not yet started the Heart of Azeroth quests, you will automatically pick up A Dying World. You will have to finish that chain before moving on. Leave the Chamber of the Heart and come back to continue from there.

  1. ! Essential Empowerment
  2. ! MOTHER Knows Best
  3. ! A Disturbance Beneath the Earth
  4. ! Take My Hand
  5. ! Calming the Spine
    • Stand in the glowing fissures and use the Heart of Azeroth button that appears
  6. ! Dominating the Indomitable
  7. ! A Friendly Face
    • To get back to the Chamber of Heart, you can follow the quest’s optional path to the Crumbled Palace in Azsuna. From there you can take the portal back to Orgrimmar, then take the portal to Dazar’alor, and then the portal to Silithus (that’s a lot of portals!)
  8. ! The Heart Forge
  9. ! Harnessing the Power
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Newhome, the Horde base in Nazjatar

The Mechagon Campaign

Alliance

We’re almost there! We’re on to the actual Mechagnome stuff! The next step is to complete The Mechagon Threat. To get started, follow Fame Waits for Gnome One to Tinkmaster Overspark in Boralus. He’ll put you on a chain that will take you through Tiragarde Sound and into Mechagon.

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The Abandoned Junkheap in Tiragarde Sound

Horde

We’re almost there! We’re on to the actual Mechagnome stuff! The next step is to complete The Mechagon Threat. To get started, follow Rumors of Mechagon to Gazlowe in Dazar’alor. He’ll put you on a chain that will take you through Tiragarde Sound and into Mechagon.

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The Forgotten Vault in Tiragarde Sound

Completing the Allied Race Quests

The home stretch at last! As soon as you’ve earned the The Mechagon Threat achievement, you can pick up the final chain of quests. Head to the Stormwind Embassy and speak with Alysa Cloudsinger.

This part must be done on an Alliance character. It’s also worth noting that, currently, these quests can only be done once per account. This might be your only chance to play through it!

When you finish this quest chain, you’ll earn the achievement Allied Races: Mechagnome. Congratulations, you can now play a Mechagnome character! You’ll also unlock the Mechagonian Tabard and the Mechagon Mechanostrider mount for all of your characters.

 

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Ya boi
Ya boi
1 year ago

Thanks this was really helpful
i was stuck for so long

Robin
Robin
10 months ago

WoW sucks with quest. i have done all these quest, seen the mechagnome banner, says im ready to do the final quest. but alyssa in the embassy has no quest. how hard would it be to put the start or directional quest starter on the banner when it is unlocked? christ, every race unlock is a intense hell of searching for hours online of what to do.

SuperFurry112
SuperFurry112
Reply to  Robin
10 months ago

just wait a week idiot

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