Nightborne Allied Race Unlock Guide

Unlocking all the different allied races in World of Warcraft is a long, but rewarding task! Unfortunately it’s not as easy or straightforward to do several expansions later — this is especially true if you are a new player who just picked up the game. It becomes even harder when a new player goes and looks for the solution online: requirements have changed from expansion to expansion, further complicating the journey to unlocking each allied race.

This guide, updated for Dragonflight, aims to give players the clearest path to unlocking each of the allied races for the Horde and Alliance.

Who Are the Nightborne

The Nightborne originally began as the Elves of Suramar. Following the insurrection of Suramar city, during the war of the ancients, they decided to establish the Nightwell. The Nightwell resonated with power comparable to the Sunwell or Well of Eternity. The elves used it to protect themselves from the Burning Legion, becoming increasingly more isolated from the rest of Azeroth.

Ultimately, they sealed away the city of Suramar by conjuring a protective barrier and for thousands of years they passed out of all knowledge. While they were protected from the cataclysmic events of the Great Sundering, they became increasingly dependent on The Nightwell as their only source of power, this eventually altered them into The Nightborne!

How to Unlock Nightborne

As previously mentioned in our overview of the allied races, each of the allied races for the Horde and Alliance are unlocked through a combination of achievements, questlines, and reputations. The Nightborne are no different.


Getting to New Dalaran

To begin your quest in search of The Nightborne, you must first get to new Dalaran (I will refer to it as Dalaran for the rest of the guide following this). If you are able to get to Dalaran freely, you can skip to the next part of this guide, this section is for new players who haven’t been to new Dalaran yet. 

Now, you may be wondering “how do I get to Dalaran”? This can be done in a few steps. The fastest way is to get a Dalaran Hearthstone. If you leveled in Legion Chromie Time you may already have one but, if you don’t, then head over to the portal room (can be found walking through the Orgrimmar front gates) and take the portal to Azsuna.

  • Once there you want to mount up and fly to Dalaran. If you’re having some trouble finding the city, open up your map and look for the floating city East of your character position.
  • Once there, you want to route yourself to The Legerdemain Lounge.
  • Once inside you want to talk to Amisi Azuregaze. She will present you with a dialogue option to acquire a Dalaran Hearthstone, which you will be able to use freely as you adventure through The Broken Isles.

Note on Level Requirement for Next Steps

Now, to clarify, players need to be level 45+ in order to start the next series of quests. These are required to advance the achievements needed in unlocking The Nightborne.

While unlocking the Nightborne only requires the completion of the storylines involved in the [Insurrection] achievement and subsequent recruitment quests, you will also have to complete the storylines that are a part of the [Nightfallen, But Not Forgotten] and [Good Suramaritan] achievments to progress the Suramar storyline to that point.

Uniting the Isles

Uniting the Isles unlocks world quests in the Broken Isles. Players should pick this up at the start of their journey to unlocking The Nightborne.

  • The quest can be accepted and completed at Khadgar, and will unlock world quests.
  • The quest requires you to get to a standing of “friendly” with each of the major Legion factions.
    • The reputation is account bound, so if you have done this on a different character you can turn in the quest immediately.
  • But, if you have yet to do this, then you must complete the reputation lock behind this quest.
    • Each zone will have a yellow ! where you can start quests to advance your reputation with each faction. 

This shouldn’t take too long. While Uniting the Isles isn’t directly a part of the questlines needed in the prerequisite achievements for unlocking The Nightborne, completing world quests in Suramar will be required later. Therefore, it is worthwhile to complete this quest early on.

Upon arriving in Dalaran, you want to go to the west side of the city and talk to Khadgar (28.8, 48.6). Players should be able to pick up three quests at this point.

How to Check Your Progress / Where You Left Off

For each part of the following achievements, you can find a bit of information to put you on the right path if you left off in the middle of the questlines.

All the questlines have a console command attached to them. This is so you can check if you’ve completed a certain quest in each questline. If you are returning to this achievement, and don’t remember where you left off, use the console command attached to each quest to check for completion.

  • To use it, simply use the copy the function attached to each quest.
  • Paste the text into the in-game chat window.
  • You will either get “true” or “false” in return.
    • True means you have completed the quest, false means that you haven’t — using this information, you can route yourself to your respective start point based on where you left off.

These quests should naturally flow into each other, so I would recommend doing them in the order they are listed within the guide.

quest console command return false
Quest console command returning “false” – this means that said quest is incomplete.

Nightfallen, But Not Forgotten Achievement

Players are first thrown into the conflicts of Suramar when they are introduced to Thalyssra, and subsequently [The Nightfallen] (the main faction in Suramar). Players will have to complete the achievement [Nightfallen, But Not Forgotten] to move forward in their journey of unlocking the Nightborne. The quests are fairly straightforward, and more importantly, enjoyable once you get on the right track!

Nightfallen But Not Forgotten How to Unlock Nightborne Allied Race

1. ! Khadgar’s Discovery
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(39985))
2. ! Magic Message
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(39986))
3. ! Trail of Echoes
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(39987))
4. ! The Only Way Out is Through
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(40008))
5. ! The Nightborne Pact
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(40123))
6. ! Arcane Thirst
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(40009))
7. ! Shal’Aran
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(42229))
1. ! An Old Ally
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(40012))
2. ! Scattered Memories
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(40326))
3. ! Written in Stone
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(41702))
4. ! Subject 16
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(41704))
5. ! Kel’danath’s Legacy
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(41760))
1. ! Oculeth’s Workshop
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(40011))
2. ! The Delicate Art of Telemancy
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(40747))
3. ! Network Security
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(40748))
4. ! Close Enough
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(40830))
5. ! Hungry Work
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(44691))
6. ! Survey Says…
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(40956))
1. ! Sympathizers Among the Shal’dorei
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(41762))
2. ! The Masks We Wear
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(41834))
3. ! Blood of My Blood
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(41989))
4. ! Masquerade
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(42079))
5. ! First Contact
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(42147))
1. ! Tapping the Leylines
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(40010))
2. ! Power Grid
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(41028))
3. ! Feeding Shal’aran
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(41138))
1. ! Arcane Communion
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(40324))
2. ! Scenes from a Memory
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(40325))
3. ! Cloaked in Moonshade
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(42224))
4. ! Breaking the Seal
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(42225))
5. ! Moonshade Holdout
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(42226))
6. ! Into the Crevasse
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(42227))
7. ! The Hidden City
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(42228))
8. ! The Valewalker’s Burden
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(42230))

Being a Good Suramaritan Achievement

Before beginning the Insurrection storyline, you have to do questlines that are a part of the [Good Suramaritan] achievement. While these quests aren’t directly linked to the Insurrection storyline, they do serve as prerequisites to start them. Completing quests in order, players will need to finish up through “A Change of Seasons” — this should unlock the insurrection storyline allowing you to enter the end stages of unlocking the Nightborne.

Finishing all the questlines in the [Good Suramaritan] Achievement should not be needed, but if you are a completionist, it could be worth finishing before entering the final chapters of the Suramar storylines. Below you can find the questlines that need to be completed to unlock the Insurrection storyline.

Being a Good Suramaritan Achievement How to Unlock Nightborne Allied Race

1. ! Lady Lunastre
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(41877))
2. ! One of the People
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(40746))
3. ! Dispensing Compassion
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(41148))
4. ! Special Delivery`
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(40947))
5. ! The Gondolier (Optional)
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(41878))
6. ! All Along the Waterways (Optional)
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(40727))
7. ! Redistribution (Optional)
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(40730))
8. ! Shift Change
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(40745))
9. ! Friends in Cages
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(42722))
10. ! Little One Lost
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(42486))
11. ! Friends On the Outside
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(42487))
12. ! Wasted Potential (Optional)
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(44051))
13. ! Thalyssra’s Abode
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(42488))
14. ! Thalyssra’s Drawers (Optional)
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(42489))
1. ! Moths to a Flame
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(42828))
2. ! Make an Entrance
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(42829))
3. ! The Fruit of Our Efforts
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(42832))
4. ! How It’s Made: Arcwine
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(42833))
5. ! Intense Concentration
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(42834))
6. ! The Old Fashioned Way
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(42835))
7. ! Balance to Spare 
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(42837))
8. ! Silkwing Sabotage
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(42836))
9. ! Reversal
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(42838))
10. ! Vengeance for Margaux (optional)
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(44084))
11. ! Hired Help
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(43969))
12. ! If Words Don’t Work…
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(42840))
13. ! A Big Score
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(42841))
14. ! Asset Security
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(43352))
15. ! Make Your Mark
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(42792))
16. ! And They Will Tremble
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(44052))
1. ! The Perfect Opportunity
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(43309))
2. ! Either With Us
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(43310))
⠀⠀2.1 ! Thinly Veiled Threats
  • /run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(43312))
⠀⠀2.2 ! Vote of Confidence
  • /run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(44040))
3. ! Or Against Us
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(43311))
⠀⠀3.1 ! Death Becomes Him
  • /run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(43315))
⠀⠀3.2 ! Rumor Has It
  • /run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(43313))
4. ! In the Bag (finishing the above quests is a prerequisite)
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(43317))
5. ! Ly’leth’s Champion
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(43318))
6. ! Friends with Benefits (Optional)
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(44053))
7. ! The Arcway: Opening the Arcway (Optional)
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(42490))
8. ! Court of Stars: Beware the Fury of a Patient Elf (Optional)
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(43314))
9. ! The Arcway: Long Buried Knowledge (Optional)
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(42491))
1. ! Fragments of Disaster
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(43361))
2. ! The Shardmaidens
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(43360))
3. ! Another Arcan’dor Closes…
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(44156))
4. ! The Stuff of Dreams
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(43362))
5. ! Branch of the Arcan’dor (Optional)
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(40125))
1. ! A Change of Seasons
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(43502))
2. ! Giving it All We’ve Got
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(43562))
3. ! Ephemeral Manastorm Projector
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(43563))
4. ! Flow Control
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(43564))
5. ! Bring Home the Beacon
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(43565))
6. ! All In
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(43567))
7. ! Arcan’dor, Gift of the Ancient Magi
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(43568))
8. ! Arluin’s Request
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(43569))

The Insurrection Storyline

Finally, the last storyline to unlock The Nightborne begins! While you might feel burnt out from all the prerequisites that you had to complete along the way, pat yourself on the back, and look back at how far you’ve come!

The Insurrection storyline is all about taking back Suramar City from the demons of the Burning Legion. It is a relatively long storyline that takes place throughout the city, but when you are done you can head back over to the Horde embassy to start the Nightborne recruitment quests. Below you will be able to find a script similar to those above to help you check your quest progress and a start point for each of the questlines in the storyline!

The Insurrection Storyline How to Unlock The Nightborne Allied Race

1. ! One Day at a Time
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(45260))
2. ! Silence in the City
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(38649))
3. ! Crackdown
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(38695))
4. ! Answering Aggression
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(38692))
5. ! No Reason to Stay
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(38720))
6. ! Regroup
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(38694))
7. ! The Way Back Home
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(42889))
8. ! Visitor in Shal’Aran
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(44955))
1. ! Continuing the Cure
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(45261))
2. ! Disillusioned Defector
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(44722))
3. ! Missing Persons
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(44724))
4. ! More Like Me
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(44723))
5. ! Hostage Situation
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(44725))
6. ! In the Business of Souls
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(44726))
7. ! Smuggled!
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(44727))
8. ! Waning Refuge
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(44814))
1. ! A Message from Ly’leth
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(45262))
2. ! Tavernkeeper’s Fate
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(44742))
3. ! Essence Triangulation
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(44752))
4. ! On Public Display
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(44753))
5. ! Waxing Crescent
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(44754))
6. ! Sign of the Dusk Lily
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(44756))
1. ! Stabilizing Suramar (requires the completion of 10 world quests in Suramar)
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(45316))
2. ! Eating Before the Meeting
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(45263))
3. ! Take me to Your Leader
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(40391))
4. ! Down To Business
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(43810))
5. ! Taking a Promenade
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(44831))
6. ! A Better Future (Optional)
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(41916))
7. ! Nullified
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(44834))
8. ! Shield, Meet Spell
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(44842))
9. ! Crystal Clearing
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(44843))
10. ! Powering Down the Portal
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(44844))
11. ! Break an Arm
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(44845))
1. ! Feeding the Rebellion
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(45265))
2. ! Tyrande’s Command
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(44743))
3. ! Mouths to Feed (Optional)
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(44870))
4. ! Trolling them
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(44858))
5. ! Something’s Not Quite Right…
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(44928))
6. ! Arming the Rebels
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(44861))
7. ! Citizens’ Army
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(44827))
8. ! We need Weapons
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(44829))
9. ! Learning From the Dead
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(44830))
10. ! Trial by Demonfire
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(44790))
1. ! A United Front
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(45266))
2. ! Ready for Battle
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(44739))
3. ! Full Might of the Elves
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(44738))
4. ! Staging Point
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(44740))
1. ! Before the Siege
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(45267))
2. ! Gates of the Nighthold
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(44736))
3. ! Temporal Investigations
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(44822))
4. ! Those Scrying Eyes
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(45209))
5. ! Scouting the Breach
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(44832))
6. ! The Seal’s Power
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(44833))
1. ! The Advisor and the Arcanist
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(45268))
2. ! A Message From Our Enemies
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(44918))
3. ! A Challenge From Our Enemies
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(44919))
4. ! The Felsoul Experiments
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(45063))
5. ! Resisting Arrest
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(45062))
6. ! Telemantic Expanse
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(45067))
7. ! Survey the City
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(45065))
8. ! Experimental Instability
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(45066))
9. ! Felborne No More
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(45064))
1. ! A Taste of Freedom
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(45269))
2. ! I’ll Just Leave This Here
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(44964))
3. ! Breaching the Sanctum
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(44719))
4. ! The Nighthold: Lord of the Shadow Council (Optional)
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(45417))

Return to the Embassy — Nightborne Recruitment Scenario

Once you’ve finished your long journey through the conflicts of Suramar, return to Orgrimmar and head over to the Horde Embassy. From there you can pick up a series of recruitment quests allowing you to start the Nightborne recruitment scenario. The Embassy can be found on the West side of the city — it’s also marked on your map of the city as well!

The quests to follow are fairly straight forward and filled with dialogue and cut scenes. There is a small encounter that is a part of the scenario, but it is fairly easy to navigate without any addition instruction.

If you made it this far, congratulations! Following the completion of the recruitment quests you should be able to create your new Nightborne character or race change an existing character!

How to Unlock Nightborne Allied Race Orgrimmar Embassy
Orgrimmar Embassy

1. ! Thalyssra’s Estate
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(49973))
2. ! Silvermoon City
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(49613))
3. ! Remember the Sunwell
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(49354))
4. ! The Nightborne
/run print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(49614))


About the Author


Hi, my name is Metasaber, but I often go by Meta in-game. I have been playing WoW on and off for over a decade. Upon my return to Shadowlands, I became increasingly interested in Raiding and Mythic+. I have mained Ret Paladin for the majority of the expansion, but have started to explore other classes/specs to play in M+ the past couple of seasons. My recent hobbies outside of WoW are exploring new games for the GameCube and Hiking!
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