How to get Zandalari Trolls in WoW and unlock Heritage Armor

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Of all World of Warcraft‘s playable races, the Zandalari trolls are among some of WoW’s most beloved, but unlocking them is no easy feat. 

As soon as you start your Horde journey in World of Warcraft, you’ll end up on the spectacular shores of Zandalar. Inspired by native Mexican culture, the Aztec-style world is full of feisty NPCs and marvellous treasures.

You can’t helped be charmed by the Zandalar’s inhabitants, the Zandalari Trolls. Their marvelous Jamaican-inspired accent, coupled with their brightly colored armor and fierce tusks make them quite the spectacle.

Turns out, though, that you can actually play as one of these golden-clad warriors yourself, but there’s a few things you’ll need to do to unlock them.

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Nestled in the heart of the jungle, Zuldazar is Zandalar’s stunning capital city.

How to get Zanalari Trolls in WoW

If you’re looking to add the Zandalari Troll to your playable races, you’ll need to make sure you complete a few different quests first. Importantly, Zandalari Trolls can only be unlocked by playing through the Battle for Azeroth’s Horde campaign, as they are a Horde aligned faction.

In order to unlock the Zandalari Troll race you need to:

  1. Finish the War Campaign (both 8.0 and 8.1) and earn the Tides of Vengeance achievement.
    1. The quests you’ll need to complete are: Fly Out to Meet Them, Mekkatorque’s Battle Plans, Through the Front Door and The Day is Won.
  2. Complete all of the major lore Zuldazar quests.
    • The quests you’ll need to complete are: The Throne of Zuldazar, Secrets in the Sands, The Final Seal, The Dark Heart of Nazmir and A Bargain of Blood.
  3. Complete the A Royal Occasion quest by meeting the Zandalari embassy at The Great Seal.

In addition to unlocking the Zandalari Troll, you’ll also receive the Tabard of the Zandalari and the Zandalari Direhorn mount.

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Zandalar’s rightful regent, Talanji, is one of WoW’s most fearsome warriors.

WoW Zandalari Troll: Classes

While you encounter a whole host of different Zandalari warriors during your stay in Zandalar, your own troll can run 10 out of the game’s 12 classes:

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  • Death Knight
  • Druid
  • Hunter
    • The starting pet is a Slate Direhorn that’s acquired at Level 20.
  • Mage
  • Monk
  • Paladin
    • Receives the Crusader’s Direhorn mount at Level 20.
  • Priest
  • Rogue
  • Shaman
  • Warrior
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Turns out there’s a few reasons to worship Bwonsamdi, the Loa of Death.

Zandalari Troll: Racial traits

As with every race come some added advantages, and the Zandalari traits are based purely upon their connection to their diverse pantheon of Gods and Goddesses, known as the Loa.

Importantly, the Loa you choose to dedicate yourself to will have an effect on the “Embrace of the Loa” passive. You can swap God or Goddess by visiting their dedicated shrines at Dazar’alor and making an offering. This can only be done once every five days.

Trait Effects
Embrace of the Loa
  • Akunda – Your healing abilities have a chance to heal their target.
  • Bwonsamdi – Your damaging abilities have a chance to deal Shadow damage and heal you for 100% of the damage done.
  • Gonk – Increase movement speed by 5%.
  • Kimbul – Your damaging abilities have a chance to cause the target to bleed over 6s. This effect stacks up to 3 times.
  • Krag’wa – Taking damage has a chance to grant you additional Health and 66 Armor.
  • Pa’ku – Your abilities have a chance to grant you 4% critical strike for 12 seconds.
Pterrordax Swoop Reduces your falling speed for 2 minutes. 15 minute cooldown.
Regeneratin’ Regenerate 100% of your maximum health over 6 sec, interrupted by damage. 2.5 min cooldown.
City of Gold Increase gold earned from creatures by 2%

Zandalari Troll: Heritage Armor

One of the best things about choosing to play as a Zandalari Troll is their stunning heritage armor. Exclusive to the trolls themselves, they can be transmogged into whatever the player desires.

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In order to get the armor you need to:

  1. Reach Level 50 naturally.
    • You have to do this by grinding, you will not get the armor if you use a character boost, faction or race change your Allied character, level up using Recruit-a-Friend
  2. Provided you haven’t used any of the above boosts, you will receive the Heritage of the Zandalari achievement, alongside the Heritage Armor.
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The heritage armor is a perfect blend of Aztec meets jungle warrior!

So that’s everything you need to know about unlocking the Zandalari Troll race in WoW, as well as its exclusive cosmetics and traits. For all of the latest WoW news, be sure to check out our main page!

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