You can purchase a Race Change to change the race, but not the faction, of a character. All sales are final, and the only way to reverse the process is to buy another Race Change after a 3-day cooldown.

Note: Wait at least 30 minutes before logging in. It may take up to 72 hours after payment for the Race Change to complete.


  • Your character must be at least level 10.
  • Changing to an Allied Race will not unlock Heritage Armor.
  • Pending Name Changes, Appearance Changes, or Character Transfers prevent the purchase of a Race Change.
  • World of Warcraft Classic characters are not eligible for Race Change.
  • Recently boosted characters must wait 72 hours before they can attempt any character services.

What Changes

  • Each Race Change includes an Appearance Change and optional Name Change. If you choose a new character name, other players cannot use the old name on the realm for 30 days. You can create a new character with the old name within that time if you want to keep it.
  • The reputation level associated with the character's previous race is switched with that of the character's new race. All other reputations are unaffected.
    Note: Allied Race reputations are neutral. Converting to or from an Allied Race—e.g. Highmountain Tauren or Lightforged Draenei—will have no effect on those reputation levels.
  • The character's Armory profile will eventually reflect your changes.

What Doesn't Change

  • Equipment, Inventory, and Currencies—some quest items will not carry over.
  • Talents, Glyphs, and Professions
  • Mount, Pet, and Toy Collections
  • Achievements and Titles
  • Quests
  • Flight points
  • Friend and Ignore lists
  • Guild Affiliation

Note: Certain race-specific quests may remain on your character, despite being impossible to complete