Unlocking Nightborne

I’m returning after a few years away and wanted to level a Nightborne. I checked around for a guide, got myself to Suramar and started doing quests for First Arcanist Thalyssra. After 4-5 hours of questing just for her and 3+ levels gained I’m still not seeing the first quest for the Insurrection achievement “Lockdown”.

She’s still giving me quests but I want to make sure I’m not missing anything else. I tried following my current quest chain on wowdb but it just ends after a handful more quests. Anyone know approximately when I’ll start seeing those quests? Maybe what chapter they appear in? Thanks!

In order to unlock the Insurrection quest chain, you first need to complete the Good Suramaritan achievement. (Which requires pretty much all the quesst in the Suramar zone.)

So, just keep at it. And be aware that you’ll need to do most of the zone’s side quests as well. You’ll also need to do the Leyline Bling achievement as that’s required to progress later parts of Good Suramaritan. So, that’s another achievement to keep track of.

Basically, Nightborne is one of the more involved allied races to unlock. (The Zandalar and Kul Tiran have a similar amount of questing, as you need the achievements for each leveling zone and a large chunk of the war campaign.)

Another thing to be aware of is that you will need to unlock world quests in Legion as well, as one of the Insurrection quests requires you to do some. So, if you haven’t unlocked world quests on a character on your account, you’ll need to do enough questing in each zone to get to friendly with the factions. Make sure you do that before the rep buff ends at the end of the month. (With the buff, you shouldn’t have to do much questing in each zone for the rep.)

Yeah even without the rep grind the general questline to unlock nightborne will still take a bit of time, especially since some of the quests involve using the mission table in the class orderhall. There’s still a bit of grinding involved but nowhere near as bad as it used to be with the rep gone.

Thanks for the replies! Since it seems like it will take me literally 10 times longer to unlock the Nightborne than it will take to level that character from 10-50 it’s just not worth it - even without the rep grind. It’s disappointing as it kinda makes me not want to play at all now… :frowning:


Considering it’s pretty easy content to do even at 50 I’d say at the very least just do it on the side while you’re doing other stuff. A friend of mine told me she’s been doing all the stuff on the side on her main while doing other things. Just a suggestion anywho.

Hi all,

I am having trouble with the Lockdown Ach that is required for this unlock. I can’t seem to get any bosses to spawn except the basic ones that come from the original Violet Hold Quest. Any help on this would be greatly appreciated.

It’s a different Lockdown.

For Nightborne, you need to complete the Lockdown critera of the Insurrection story. (Which requires completing the Good Suramaritain achievement to start.) Here’s a guide with all the Suramar stuff:

There’s an old achievement from Wrath that also has the name “Lockdown.” It’s not part of the Nightborne unlock. (If you are trying to do the Wrath achievement, keep in mind that which bosses you get are RNG. Also, as it requires heroic, you there is a daily lockout.)