Highmountain Tauren - Horde
Descended from Huln, brave hero of the War of the Ancients, the Highmountain tauren honor the spirits of earth, river, and sky. Though the Legion invaded their lands and sowed seeds of distrust between them, the tribes of Highmountain stand united once more. At long last they are ready to venture beyond their sacred mountain and stand beside their kin from Kalimdor, lending their nobility and strength to the mighty Horde.
From the WoW site on
The tauren of Highmountain are devoted to the spirits of earth, river, and sky. After ages spent protecting their sacred mountain, they are now ready to venture out into the world beyond the Broken Isles.
One of the new
coming in the Battle for Azeroth expansion, Highmountain Tauren NPCs were introduced in the Legion expansion, and had an entire zone,
, full of lore and quests.
the Highmountain Tauren have Moose horns, as opposed to the more bovine horns of the original
Note, Allied Races start at level 20, and with the new level scaling from 7.3.5, Highmountain Tauren can quest in any zone requiring a 10-60 level range, as long as said zone has Horde quests.
Unlocking this race requires:
purchase of Battle for Azeroth expansion
a set of Legion prerequisites
an additional new quest chain, starting in the Horde Embassy in
You must have an existing character of at least
level 110 on a realm
to create an Allied Race character.
Click the Rectangle saying "Allied Races" on the Character Creation Screen in order to make an Allied Race character.
Even the Lord of the Forest, Cenarius, recognized Huln's greatness. He bestowed him with a blessing that we carry with us to this day: the Horns of Eche'ro.
Highmountain Tauren racials are earthy in nature and in line with their
种族特长 - 至高岭牛头人
Bull Rush - Charges forward for 1 sec, knocking enemies down for 1.5 sec. 2 min CD.
Pride of Ironhorn - Mining skill increased by 15 and allows you to mine faster.
Mountaineer - Increases Versatility by 1%.
Rugged Tenacity - Reduces damage taken by 330.
Waste Not. Want Not. - You have a chance to loot additional meat and fish.
You can view the
in the modelviewer here on wowhead.
General appearance similar to previously playable
Optional Fur and Horn paint patterns
Tied to the Earth
Strong family ties
When an Allied Race is leveled from 20 to 110 (sans boost), the player gets
, an achievement that unlocks a set of
to use on that race for their account.
Main: Brown? -
Lady Highmountain Tauren in the Heritage gear in the wowhead Dressing Room!
Note: Alt colorations
not currently available for player characters
Please note, you will not receive Heritage Armor for your allied race by using a character boost, race change, faction change or levels granted by recruit a friend.
World of Warcraft: Battle For Azeroth Pre-Purchase Information
Jokes and Flirts
Trust me... I have experience at exploring deep places.
My totem thunders. All. Night. Long.
Beware the deep places... of my heart.
Get as rough as you like. I've got a thick hide.
You must be an alchemist, because we've got great chemistry.
Why does that draenei couple keep asking me where Rocky is?
Let's play a game. We take a drink every time a harpy screeches about earth and stone.
I may be a simple tauren from the mountains, but at least I don't dig through worm dung for loot.
Ha! A buddy of mine convinced this epic-geared adventurer to kick fish into the river! Oh wait... that wasn't you, was it?
A tauren, a yaungol, and a taunka walk into a bar. This isn't a joke--it's my family reunion.
What smells worse than a drogbar? Two drogbar. What smells worse than two drogbar? Nobody knows, because the stench will kill you.
Did you just try to hang your hat on my antlers? What do I look like, a coat rack?
Why settle for horns when you could have a rack like this?
I'm forming a group of tauren demon hunters. We're called the Illi-dairy.
So... wanna knock antlers?
Are you staring at my rack?
It's not the size of the antlers. It's the motion of the totem.
You know the way to a woman's heart? Hoof rubs. Trust me on this one, darling.
You know, high-altitude living does wonders for one's stamina. Allow me to demonstrate...
You don't need to be from the Skyhorn tribe to join the mile high club.
What do you get when you feed cocoa to a Highmountain tauren? Chocolate moose!
Why are the Rivermane always so calm? Because they've learned to go with the flow.
Brrrrr, it's cold in here. In the mood for some ice cream?
Tauren make the best poets. Their verse is so moooooving.
He said my eyes were "milky". Talk about a mood killer...
I know Ethel. She's actually a very fast walker. She just thinks it's funny to mess with tourists.
We are Highmountain. Unless you're leaving. Then we're Goodbye Mountain.
Maybe you want a
different moose mount
for your moose-horned character?
- Highmountain Supplies
- Max Legion Leatherworking & Legion
(no longer obtainable)
Maybe you want an
mount (no moose here, sorry!)?
Fishing, Garrison T3 fishing shack
Maybe you want a moose
to follow your character?
These new races don’t appear on the standard “Create New Character” screen. You have to click on “Allied Races” in the lower left hand corner of the create a new character screen.
Highmountain Tauren intro (narrated by
): Highmountain stands. These words speak of more than earth and stone. They tell the history of our people, enduring hardship and conflict to unite against common foes. The time has come for you to venture beyond our sacred peaks. Walk the path that Huln took so very long ago, and bring honor to the name... Highmountain.
An open letter to Wow devs and players alike.
The Highmountain tauren "no moo emote" issue is a serious one. We dedicated tauren take issue with the lack of mooing.
We have created a Change.org petition in the hope that Wow devs, especially Ion Hazzikostas, Alex Afrasiabi, and Chris Robinson will take notice and take action.
It's understood that tauren aren't the most popular Horde race. It's also understood that most Alliance players couldn't care less whether the Highmountain tauren have a /moo emote.
But this isn't a matter of fandom, furdom, lore, factions, fursonas, or even immersion. It's a simple case of giving players what they want--in this case, something that doesn't affect non-tauren players, doesn't detract from gameplay, and doesn't give tauren any type of advantage.
This is neither trolling nor a joke.
It is a serious petition asking for your serious attention.
The most popular argument argument is: Highmountain tauren are more mooselike than cowlike. We understand this. It's a change from "standard" tauren to something different and new.
But if that's the case, why do the Highmountain tauren make cow puns like their "standard" tauren brothers and sisters? Why should their outward mooselike appearance matter, when their hearts and spirits are
bovine by nature
We submit that Highmountain tauren are indeed cows at heart. Yes, they appear more mooselike than cowlike, possessing antlers in place of the recognizable cow horns--but this small aesthetic difference doesn't change the fact that we are all tauren under the skin.
You have taken the time and effort to create this new race. By pleasing your players and tauren supporters, it is a win-win situation. You will see the fruits of your labor pay off, and we tauren will be satisfied and happy...not to mention grateful that you heard our request and
We don't play tauren for their physical beauty, superior /silly feature, or stunning racial abilities. We play tauren because we love cows. Mooing is an inextricable aspect of the cow persona. It's part of what makes us who we are. It's an important part of our unique appeal. It's vital to our personalities and identities.
We play in a world of demons and wizards and spacegoats and little veggie pets who fight in mini-battles with dragon whelps. We have flying cities, snarky imps, and Old Gods. We have wolf-people riding horses and cows riding dinosaurs.
So the "realism" argument (i.e., "moose don't moo") is irrelevant. Do we play wow for a "realistic" experience, or do we play wow for a fun and immersive escape from drab reality?
Give Highmountains the option to /moo, as well as something like /moose for players who wish to enjoy the moosier aspects of belonging to Moo-la Highmoo-ntain's tribe. If certain Highmountain tauren wish to /moose instead of /moo, that is their choice, and we support their decision.
But give us the natural voices of our proud people. We appeal to your sense of social justice, fair play, and dedication to pleasing your loyal fans and players.
Furthermore, we appeal to everyone...not just to tauren friends and co-players, but to ALL wow players, Alliance and Horde alike, who would be saddened by losing their beloved class or race individuality. Join with us. Stand with us. Support us in our cause. Especially if you have friends who love their cows, I humbly ask you to support our efforts to reclaim our race's special voice.
This is a small thing to ask. It has no great bearing on gameplay or the world at large. It's simply a matter of a player demographic so dedicated to their cherished tauren who stand to lose so much from a seemingly insignificant change.
It matters to us. This is an important issue that
must be resolved
Sometimes the little things are the most vital. Wow devs, you'll lose nothing by giving us our /moo...and by doing so, you'll earn the respect and appreciation of an entire generation of tauren people. We look to you for the restoration of our people's ancient call.
The choice is yours.
We beseech you to hear us.
LET MY PEOPLE MOO.
Druid, Bloodhoof Tribe.
Purchase 'Battle for Azeroth'
Have a Horde character at level 110 for
- travel to Orgrimmar (/way Orgrimmar 37.9 80.9
- talk to
or click the two flags nearby, then speak to
and select your prefered race.
This quest might only show up if you've done the requirements (exalted with certain factions and the related quest chain). These requirements seem to count account-wide.
Quest chain for the Nightbornes:
) - go to Dalaran, fly to Suramar (flight path Crimson Thicket): /way Suramar 65.9 63.7
- travel to Silvermoon (there doesn't seem to be a teleporter for this quest, so travel on your own) and meet
- (Video) click the portal to start the scenario:
P1: walk near
P2: watch the dialogue and kill the enemies to fill the bar
P4: wait a moment until the NPC close the rift
P5. follow them to the eastern exit, click the orb, leave Sunwell
- return to Orgrimmar and turn in the quest. You'll get
(ground mount, Horde only) after that and gain
offers the quest
, if you've done the requirements. If you left the area, here are the coordinates to find her again: /way Orgrimmar 38.8 79.8 Entrance to Sylvanas
Quest chain for the Highmountain Tauren:
- accept, click the dialogue option and chose your second race
) - fly to
(flight path takes ca. 4 min), turn in, watch the dialogue
- kill 4
s and 12
- travel to
(Highmountain) and meet
) - leave Thunder Totem and meet
- drink the water to get transformed to
: Button 1:
(dmg) - button 2:
(jump + dmg)
- kill 8
. Enter the cave. /way Highmountain 41.3 72.5 Entrance (WQ might show up, but that doesn't matter)
- inside follow the path on your right upstairs (/way 44. 24 76.0) to its end and click the Bitestone Ward
- fly to the marked quest area (or take flight path Sylvan Falls -> Skyhorn)
- drink the water to get transformed to
. Button 1:
(dmg), button 2:
(ae dmg, low hit rate)
- kill 12
- enter the cave (way 55.2 44.3 Entrance) and kill 6
- click Sepulcher Ward
- go to the marked quest area
to drink the water and get transformed to Huln Highmountain: Button 1:
(melee ae), button 2:
(jump), button 3:
- kill 10
(he patrols around)
- follow the way up, enter the hut and click the Snowmane Ward
- return to Thunder Totem (downstairs)
(from Mayla) - use the elevator, take a flight to Ironhorn Enclave and meet
- kill enemies and collect 20 shards
- free 6
- enter the cave and click the Summit Ward
- leave cage and defeat
- return to Orgrimmar to turn in. You'll get
(ground mount, Horde only) after that and gain
Achievements and mounts related to Allied Races:
Alliance: Lightforged Draenei:
Alliance: Void Elf:
Horde: Highmountain Tauren:
Unlike the Nightborne who start at Exalted with the Nightfallen, Highmountain Tauren start at Friendly with the Highmountain Tribe. This only allows you to wear the Bloodtotem War Harness, and prevents you from the other totem harnesses unfortunately, so one would have to grind all over again.
Once earned, the heritage armor can be used by any Highmountain alts, including low level, boosted and race changed ones.
Ok, weird question, how come I can fly at level 58 with a Highmountain Tauren druid?
as of Shadow Lands you no longer need to be exalted with any of the allied factions before you unlock them. all that is required is to do the main story and that is it. the goes for all races from legion and BFA
Highmountain Tauren Allied Race
Highmountain Tauren Allied Race Leveling Guide (20-120)
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