World of Warcraft: Battle For Azeroth's latest major content patch may have just arrived, but it's never too early to look towards the future. The latest content addition revealed the end of the War Campaign and marked a major milestone for the expansion. The next big content release will hopefully bring fewer tears and more cries of joy with the unlocking of two additional Allied Races.
The Alliance will gain access to Mechagnomes when the next major World of Warcraft patch arrives, but the Horde get the cuter side of the deal with the additional fox-like Vulpera Allied Race. World of Warcraft Allied Races are basically brand new races that are locked behind some kind of rep grind and chain quest. Most Allied Races are just a new coat of paint on an existing race and a new set of racial abilities. Vulpera are particularly exciting because, although they may look like cuter and fuzzier Goblins, they seem more like a brand new race than any of the other Allied Races.
With Vulpera officially announced as a playable race in the near future, it's time for Horde players to started planning their next alt (or race change). Before the Allied Race is even unlocked, there are a few things to consider and some frequently asked questions to answer. There are a lot of questions to answer when it comes to which classes will be available, when the Allied Race releases, and how players can make sure they have the race unlocked on day one. Let's get right into it...
How Do Players Unlock The Vulpera Allied Race?
First, WoW players need to reach Exalted with Vuldunai. This can be achieved by completing quests in Battle For Azeroth and shouldn't be too difficult for players who have quested through all the main areas and been on the World Quest grind for the last year.
Next, players will also need to earn the achievement Secrets in the Sands. To earn this achievement, players need to complete all the of the following story lines:
The Warguard's Fate
The Three Keepers
Dangers in the Desert
A City of Secrets
Storming the Spire
This isn't very challenging for players who leveled up in the Vulpera zone, but might require some backtracking for anyone who mostly skipped over this region.
When Can Players Create A Vulpera?
When the next content update goes live, players who’ve completed the requirements will gain access to a quest chain to recruit the vulpera as an Allied Race. Once you complete the chain, you’ll receive the achievement Allied Races: Vulpera and can create a new vulpera on the character selection screen. You’ll also unlock a new mount—the Caravan Hyena—for your collection at character creation, which all of your Horde characters can ride.
What Classes Can Vulpera Play As?
Hunter, Mage, Monk, Priest, Rogue, Shaman, Warlock, and Warrior.
This is a pretty great range when it comes to fun playable classes, so Vulpera fans sort of have their pick. There are good options for DPS, healing, and tanking; and it seems very likely that we'll be seeing some more comically small Warriors running around.
What Are The Vulpera Racial Abilities?
Bag of Tricks: Use a trick on an enemy to damage them, or an ally to heal them.
Rummage Your Bag: Change the contents of your Bag of Tricks. Now where did you put that… ?
Make Camp: Set your camp location outdoors.
Return to Camp: Teleport back to your camp location.
Nose for Trouble: Take less damage from the first strike inflicted by an enemy.
Vulpera Survival Kit: Find extra goods when you loot humanoids.
Fire Resistance: Take less damage from fire.
Racial abilities, effects, and icons are subject to change.
How To Earn The Vulpera Heritage Armor Set
Leveling your new vulpera from 20 to 120 will earn a cosmetic Heritage Armor set that is unique to this new Allied Race.
Vulpera were a huge hit as NPCs when Battle for Azeroth released and despite all the debate surrounding the choices made in the expansion, one thing nearly all players agreed on was the cuteness level of this race. It's very exciting to see them being added as an Allied Race and it seems very likely that they'll immediately become a popular choice for Horde alts. We look forward to heading into LFR and Dungeon Finder shortly after the next content update and seeing what percentage of every group has been replaced by a pack of crafty Vulpera.
Be sure to check back in the coming days for more World of Warcraft news, updates, and strategy guides. Until then, For The Horde!
World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth is available now on PC.