The Dark Iron Dwarves are a new Alliance Allied Race in Battle for Azeroth, their counterpart being the Mag'har Orcs which we have highlighted yesterday. Although up to now they've been unplayable, more and more alliance players have reached exalted with the 7th Legion, and unlocked the Dark Iron Dwarves Allied Race.
Namely, like the previous Allied Races that we've encountered in Legion, the Dark Iron Dwarves also have requirements that need to be fulfilled in order to create a character of this race:
- Reach exalted reputation with 7th Legion
- Complete the https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=12510/ready-for-war achievement which you get after finishing the Alliance War Campaign
After you meet these two requirements, the Recruitment Scenario for the Dark Iron Dwarves becomes available in the Stormwind Embassy.
The Dark Iron Dwarves can be the following classes:
- https://www.wowhead.com/spell=265221/fireblood - Removes all poison, disease, curse, magic, and bleed effects and increases your primary stat by 750 and an additional 250 for each effect removed. Lasts 8 sec.
- https://www.wowhead.com/spell=265223/dungeon-delver - While indoors, move 4% faster.
- https://www.wowhead.com/spell=265222/mass-production - Increases Blacksmithing skill by 5 and Blacksmithing speed by 25%.
- https://www.wowhead.com/spell=265224/forged-in-flames - Reduces damage taken from Physical attacks by 1%.
- https://www.wowhead.com/spell=265225/mole-machine - While outdoors, summon a Mole Machine that tunnels through the earth.
Upon completing the Recruitment Scenario, like previous Allied Races, you will be awarded with the https://www.wowhead.com/item=161331/dark-iron-core-hound mount.
If you successfully level a Dark Iron Dwarf to level 110 without using a character boost, you will be rewarded with the https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=13076/heritage-of-the-dark-iron Feat of Strength achievement, which in turn awards a Heritage Armor cosmetic transmog set.
Known for their fiery tempers and fierce determination, Dark Iron dwarves have a turbulent history with the other clans. A failed coup in Ironforge ignited the War of the Three Hammers, and many of the Dark Iron once fought in the service of Ragnaros the Firelord. Though one faction is pledged to Queen-Regent Moira Thaurissan, others refuse to stand alongside their kin. The Alliance seeks a united Dark Iron clan to harness the power of Azerite and aid their struggle against the Horde.
You can learn more about the Dark Iron Dwarves in Blizzard's previous released stories:
- Fault Lines by Matt Burns and Ludo Lullabi (comic)
- The Council of Three Hammers: Fire and Iron by Matt Burns (short story)
- The Jade Hunters by Matt Burns (short story)