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The War WithinJun 7, 2024 10:00 am CT

How to unlock the Earthen Allied Race in The War Within

The first allies we encounter in The War Within are the Earthen, and thus it only seems natural that they are also the first Allied Race we can recruit as well. Available for both Alliance and Horde (like the Pandaren and Dracthyr), an Earthen character can choose to be a member of most classes — the exceptions are Death Knight, Demon Hunter, Druid, and Evoker. Like previous Allied Races, unlocking the Earthen will require players to complete Campaign and side quests. So how do you choose Earthen as your character’s race? Read on to find out!

There are currently four criteria to unlocking the Earthen Allied Race. Note that it is still very early in beta so these may change over the course of testing, and not every part of it is implemented.

  • The War Within campaign storyline. This is the main story at max level in patch 11.0, and will require the player to be level 80 and wait for it to fully unlock over the course of the first several weeks of the expansion in order to complete.
  • Isle of Dorn side quest storylines are a major component of unlocking Earthen, which makes sense as this is where they are primarily located. These storylines can be done as soon as they’re unlocked during the main Isle of Dorn questing. They are:
    • Remember Me, Earthen focuses on how Earthen handle the departure of their kind. The criteria for completion requires the final quest in the storyline: The Weight of Duty.
    • Behind Closed Doors is a questline that starts in the Isle of Dorn but eventually takes you into the Ringing Deeps; the final quest is Bad Business.
  • There is also a side quest storyline in the second zone Ringing Deeps that will need to be completed, Broken ToolsThis can be started at level 73 while adventuring in that zone.

Unlocking of the Allied Earthen for both factions will occur once these required storylines and quests have been completed; there is currently no post-achievement follow up quest. Once the Achievement flashes on your screen you’ll be able to roll a new Earthen or faction/race change any or all of your existing characters to the newest Allied Race.

Originally published June 7, 2024. Updated July 15, 2024.

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