A step by step guide to unlocking the Void Elf allied race in World of Warcraft: Shadowlands
The process of unlocking allied races was simplified with the launch of WoW Shadowlands. Races that previously required long rep grinds now only require completing questlines. Unfortunately, it isn’t always clear where you can start these quests, particularly for new are returning players. In this guide, I want to walk you through each step required to unlock the void elf allied race for the Alliance. Before we dive into the detail, here is a brief overview of the requirements:
You can unlock Void Elves in Shadowlands by completing 2 steps:
- Complete the Argus zone storyline, which awards the You Are Now Prepared! achievement.
- Do the recruitment quest chain starting at the Stormwind Embassy.
If you played in the Legion expansion, that might be all you need to get started. However, if you have never been to Argus, I can walk you through what you need to do to get there and the other requirements to play as a void elf.
How to get to Argus in Shadowlands
Before you can begin the Argus storyline, you obviously need to get to Argus. If you are a new or returning player, it can be confusing to figure out how to get there. In short, you can follow these steps to get to Argus in Shadowlands.
- Reach level 45+
- Use your Dalaran Hearthstone or portal to Azsuna to get to Legion Dalaran (on Broken Shore, not Northrend).
- See if you have already unlocked Argus by looking for a Lightforged Beacon icon at Krasus’ Landing on the east side of Dalaran. If you have it, click it to get to Argus.
- If you have don’t have the beacon, you can begin the Argus questline by completing the Uniting the Isles quest Khadgar offers in the Violet Citadel.
- Accept and complete Armies of Legionfall at Krasus’ landing.
- Do the Assault on Broken Shore scenario.
- Finally, return to The Violet Citadel and accept the quest: The Hand of Fate.
Once you complete The Hand of Fate and a few follow-up quests, you will unlock Argus. To access the Lightforged Beacon for easy travel back, you will need to complete the quest Rendezvous (about 12 quests into the story).
Then, when you want to return in the future, you can take the Lightforged Beacon that appears at Krasus’ Landing. This will warp you to The Vindacaar — a spaceship high above the planet of Argus. You can then get to the surface of Argus by using the navigation console at the northern tip of the ship.
Complete the Argus storyline
Now that you have made it to Argus, you can begin working your way through the storyline. Overall, there are 3 chapters to the story with anywhere 20 – 40 quests in each.
Since you cannot fly on Argus, even with Legion flying unlocked, the questline can take a considerable amount of time. For most players, it will probably take 6 – 8 hours of questing to finish. Fortunately, earning the You Are Now Prepared! Achievement is a shared requirement to unlock Lightforged Draenei, so you can kill 2 birds with one stone by completing it.
Since there are so many quests in the storyline, I won’t list them out here. If you are interested in seeing each quest required, you can check out the Argus guide on Wowhead.
Do the recruitment quests
Once you have completed the Argus storyline, you are ready to recruit the void elves into the Alliance. You will need to have a level 45+ Alliance character to complete this step.
You can start the recruitment quest chain by accepting the quest called The Ghostlands from the Stormwind Embassy. If you haven’t been there before, you can find the embassy in the northern area of Stormwind, as seen on this map.
After completing The Ghostlands, you will receive a quest called Telogrus Rift. This will require you to complete a 10 part scenario that walks you through the events leading to the void elves joining the Alliance.
Once you turn Telogrus Rift in, you are done and can now create your very own void elf!
If you are looking to unlock other allied races, please check out my other guides in the table below. I plan on writing one for each race but still have one more to write. The ones I have done have links attached and are blue.
|Dark Iron |
|Kul Tiran||Mag’har |
Frequently Asked Questions
45+ to begin the Argus storyline. Once you reach level 45, travel to Legion Dalaran and complete Uniting the Isles in The Violet Citadel and then the Khadgar quests offered at Krasus’ Landing.
For most players, it will take about 6 to 9 hours to unlock void elves. The slowest part of the process is completing the Argus storyline, which is pretty long and must be done in a zone with no flying.
Once you unlock void elves, you can play as one of 8 different classes in World of Warcraft, including:
The only classes that you cannot play as vulpera are demon hunter, druid, paladin, and shaman.
Void elves have 1 active racial ability called Spatial Rift. The first time you press the ability, it will cause a slow-moving ball of void energy to shoot out from your character. It will travel 30 yards and then give you about 5 seconds to reactivate the ability to teleport to it.
It is on a 3-minute cooldown and may be helpful in a few niche situations but doesn’t have a significant impact overall.
In addition to Spatial Rift, void elves have 4 passive racial skills, including:
Chill of Night: Decreases Shadow damage taken by 1%.
Entropic Embrace: Gives a 33% chance to grant you a 5% increase to damage and healing for 12 seconds when using abilities. It cannot occur more frequently than every 60 seconds.
Ethereal Connection: Void Storage and Transmog costs are reduced by 50%.
Preternatural Calm: Taking damage doesn’t slow your spell casting.
Once you have unlocked void elves, you can begin working on acquiring their heritage armor. To do this, you need to earn the Heritage of the Void achievement. This requires you to reach level 50 on a new void elf.
As an important side note, you will not earn the achievement if you reach level 50 by using a level boosts, race change, or recruit a friend levels to unlock the armor.
Unlocking the void elf allied race in Shadowlands requires completion of the Argus storyline. To get to Argus, you will need to have a character that is level 45+. Since you will need an Alliance toon to complete the recruitment scenario, it would be best to complete the Argus storyline as Alliance if you are starting from scratch and have few/no leveled characters.
Thanks for reading, and enjoy exploring Azeroth on your brand new Starcursed Voidstrider!