WoW How to unlock Highmountain Tauren Guide

Want to know how to unlock Highmountain Tauren and all the other Allied Races? To unlock Highmountain Tauren for character creation, you need to complete the achievement Ain’t No Mountain High Enough. We’re going to break it down nice and simple for you at first, then go into more detail if you’d like that little extra help on where to go and what to do. Let’s get mooving with the guide! Haha… .

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WoW Highmountain Tauren Prerequisites:
  • A level 45 (minimum) Horde character
  • World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth

The short answer

To unlock Highmountain Tauren for character creation, you need to complete achievement Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.

Upon completion of this achievement you will be able to go to the Horde Embassy in Orgrimmar to start a short quest chain. The questline explains how and why the Highmountain Tauren have decided to join the Horde.

Note: If you have already completed Ain’t No Mountain High Enough on an alliance character this will be fine.

How to unlock Highmountain Tauren Walkthrough

If you’re starting from fresh, Head to your class order hall from Legion. Go to your scouting map and select Highmountain to begin the storyline there. 

The story starts with the quest “The Lone Mountain”

After accepting the quest, head to Krasus’ landing in Dalaran where Khadgar and Warbrave Oro will be waiting for you. Turn the quest in to Warbrave Oro and accept “Keepers of the Hammer”. Go to the flight master and fly to Thunder Totem, Highmountain. Once in Highmountain take the elevator down and talk to Mayla Highmountain to turn this quest in and accept “The Rivermane Tribe”. Turn this quest in to Jale Rivermane at Earthmother’s Bounty.

Complete the quests:

  • Ormgul the Pestilent
  • Poisoned Crops
  • Infestation
  • The Flow of the River
  • Trapped Tauren
  • Spray and Prey
  • Fish out of Water
  • Lifespring Cavern
  • Balance of Elements
  • Invading Spelunkers
  • Crystal Fury
  • High Water

Once you’ve completed these quests you have completed the first part of the achievement and you’ll have a nice green tick next to The Rivermane Tribe.

Moving on to Riverbend, accept “The Underking Comes” from Jale Rivermane. Evacuate 10 Rivermane Tauren, turn your quest in to Spiritwalker Ebonhorn and accept “Grasp of the Underking”. For this quest you need to rescue 3 NPCs that will be marked on your map. When you’ve done this, turn your quest in to Warbrave Oro. Complete the quests:

  • The Drogbar
  • Bitestone Enclave
  • Dargrul and the Hammer
  • Get to High Ground

Upon completion of these you will have finished Riverbend, another green tick to add!

Start The Skyhorn Tribe in Thunder Totem with the quest “The Skyhorn Tribe” from Mayla Highmountain. From Thunder Totem head to Lasan Skyhorn in Skyhorn. In Skyhorn complete the quests:

  • Nursing the Wounds
  • Rocs vs Eagles
  • The Three
  • Assaulting the Haglands
  • The Witchqueen
  • The Skies of Highmountain

Congrats, you’ve finished The Skyhorn Tribe!

Next up, The Bloodtotem Tribe. Start this storyline with a quest of the same name from Mayla Highmountain again. Head to Cliff’s Edge and turn your quest in to Oakin Ironbull. In Cliff’s Edge complete the quests:

  • Witch of the Wood
  • Hags of a Feather
  • I have a Bad Feeling About This
  • An Audience with Torok
  • Cave of the Blood Trial
  • Rite of Blood
  • Rock Troll in a Hard Place
  • Pet Rocks
  • Stonedark Crystal
  • They Will Pay With Blood
  • Blood Debt
  • Step into the Dark
  • Unexpected Allies.

Upon completion of these quests we’re over 50% done with Ain’t No Mountain High Enough

Next is Huln’s War. Start this story with the quest “The Story of Huln” from Spiritwalker Ebonhorn in Thunder Totem. Witness the the story of Huln and turn your quest in to Ebonhorn. Follow the quests in the order of:

  • To See the Past
  • Huln’s War – The Arrival
  • Huln’s War – Stormrage
  • Huln’s War – Malorne’s Favoured
  • Huln’s War – Reinforcements
  • Huln’s War – Shadowsong
  • Huln’s War – The Nathrezim

Five down, two to go!

To start Secrets of Highmountain speak with Spiritwalker Ebonhorn and accept his quest. Then meet him at the southern bluff of Thunder Totem. The next quest from him is “The Path of Huln” in which you need to escort him to the Path of Huln (South of Thunder Totem) and jump in to the Vault. Complete the quests:

  • In Defiance of Deathwing
  • Titanic Showdown
  • An Ancient Secret
  • The Backdoor
  • The High Chieftain

We’re almost there! One more to go, keep pushing!

Battle of Snowblind Mesa starts with Lasan Skyhorn at 53,68. Slay the Wrath of Dargrul and then turn your quest in to Mayla at 53,64. Complete:

  • Battle Worms
  • The Siegebrul
  • Buy Us Time
  • Evacuate Snowmane
  • Highmountain Stands
  • Justice Rains from Above
  • The Underking

The last quest “Neltharion’s Lair: Death to the Underking” requires you to enter the dungeon “Neltharion’s Lair”. The entrance is where your last quest ended and if you are in shadowlands gear (level 60) you will be able to solo this dungeon with ease. 

CONGRATULATIONS You’ve finished Ain’t No Mountain High Enough!

The Horde Embassy

Once you’ve completed the steps above, head to the embassy in Orgrimmar and there will be a quest waiting for you. You will have to complete a short questline to recruit the Highmountain Tauren into the Horde.

Complete the Highmountain Tauren Recruitment Scenario. The scenario is 15 steps long and finishes with “The Darkness”. Once you’re out of the scenario talk to Ji Firepaw in the Embassy to finish up and BOOM! You can now go create your Highmountain Tauren!


Question: What class should I play for my Highmountain Tauren?

Answer: Play whatever your heart desires! I will say that their racial stamina buff does make them pretty good tanks!

Question: Can I complete Ain’t No Mountain High Enough on an Alliance character?
Answer: Absolutely, the achievement is account-wide

Question: How do I unlock Highmountain Tauren?
Answer: Read this guide! Or simply complete the achievement Ain’t No Mountain High Enough and head to the Orgrimmar Embassy

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