While some races on Azeroth have been around longer than others, all have fought valiantly to establish a corner of the world they call their own. Brave warriors, esteemed scholars, and gifted artists have all contributed to the rise and continued survival of their races. Even when empires and cities fall, their culture and heritage remain with those who survive and remember.
Few things remind one of their heritage as does a suit of armor from their homeland. All of the allied races and some of the default races have a unique set of armor that can be obtained and worn only be members of that respective race.
Today, we’re talking about Heritage Armor in Wow: Shadowlands. We’ll cover how to obtain it and everything else you need to know.
Let’s get started!
How To Get Heritage Armor
The bulk of the process is the same for every race. Create a new character from scratch and level up to Level 50 to access the Heritage Armor quest.
Note: this will not work if you use a character boost or perform a faction or race change. Everything else is fair game and will not lock you out of Heritage Armor.
If you’re playing an Allied Race, you’ll automatically receive a prompt to speak to your race’s leader when you hit Level 50. Turning in the quest will automatically add the Heritage Armor set to your collection and feature a small bit of dialogue detailing your contributions to your faction. If the quest doesn’t pop immediately, either reload or restart your game and it should pop up.
If you’re playing one of the default races, you have a couple more requirements. First, you’ll have to be Exalted with your race’s respective faction. For example, if you’re playing a Dwarf, you need to be Exalted with Ironforge.
Second, you’ll have to complete a quest chain that delves into a major point of your race’s history to earn the Heritage Armor. These aren’t difficult and are primarily lore-heavy. Given that the game basically holds your hand on where to go with quest markers, we won’t dive heavily into them and will let you experience the questlines on your own.
These quests all require you to speak to your race’s representative at the embassy in Stormwind and Orgrimmar, respectively. At the end of the quest line, you’ll receive access to your Heritage Armor.
How to Equip Heritage Armor
Upon finishing your race’s respective quest chain, your Heritage Armor set will automatically be added to your transmog collection. Simply speak to any transmog vendor, click on Sets at the top, and type “heritage” into the search bar to access it.
The armor is account-bound, so you can access it on your other characters as well. However, only members of the same race can transmog it. Thankfully, it doesn’t care about armor type, so you can slap it on anything from cloth to plate.
Which Races Have Heritage Armor
Unfortunately, not every race in the game has an official set of Heritage Armor. Either due to resource constraints at Blizzard or feeling that there are already armor sets that suffice as Heritage Armor, only some of the default races have access to Heritage Armor.
Default Races: Alliance
Dwarf: Requires Exalted with Ironforge
Gnome: Requires Exalted with Gnomeregan
Worgen: Requires Exalted with Gilneas, two variants between robe or overcoat
Default Races: Horde
Blood Elf: Requires Exalted with Silvermoon City, two variants between tunic or robes
Goblin: Requires Exalted with Bilgewater Cartel, two variants between googles up or down
Tauren: Requires Exalted with Thunder Bluff and having completed the quest “Stay of Execution” in the Battle for Azeroth quest chain involving rebelling against Sylvanas. The chain begins in Nazjatar.
Battle for Azeroth Races: Alliance
Thankfully, all the Allied Races introduced in Battle for Azeroth have a set of Heritage Armor.
Dark Iron Dwarf
Battle for Azeroth Races: Horde
Mag’har Orc: Three variants between red (Warsong), black (Blackrock), and blue (Frostwolf)
Blizzard has indicated more heritage armor sets will be added to the game. However, it’s been a while since they were first introduced and no update has been given since then. If your favorite race doesn’t have a heritage set yet, keep holding on to hope that they’ll get one eventually.
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