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This article is about the playable race. For the mechagnome lore, see Mechagon mechagnome. For the in-game faction, see Rustbolt Resistance.
AllianceBattle for Azeroth Mechagnomes
Mechagnome (playable).jpg
Character classes Hunter, Mage, Monk, Priest, Rogue, Warlock, Warrior, Shadowlands Death Knight
Main language Gnomish
Secondary language Common
Starting zone Mechagon City, Mechagon Island
Racial leader

 Gelbin Mekkatorque

Capital Mechagon City
Racial mount  [Mechagon Mechanostrider]

Mechagnome crest.

The mechagnomes are one of the playable Alliance allied races in World of Warcraft, introduced in Battle for Azeroth. A pioneer group of gnomes that settled Mechagon Island in search of titan technology, they began to enhance their mortal bodies with steel and robotics. They have since reconnected with their cousins from Gnomeregan, and alongside their prince, are led by King Gelbin Mekkatorque.

Mechagnomes start out underground in their wondrous city of Mechagon. They then journey to their faction's embassy (much like all other allied races). Similarly to their fleshy brothers and sisters, mechagnomes ride Mechanostrider mounts, but of a slightly different variety. Also, like regular gnomes, they speak Gnomish as their main language, but also know the Common tongue.


Main article: Gnome#Mechagon mechagnome

Official website

Long ago, a faction of zealous gnomes set out on a quest to improve their bodies and minds. Settling on the isolated isle of Mechagon, they experimented with ancient technology to reverse the Curse of Flesh and become living machines. After facing the perils of full mechanization, they found the ideal balance between flesh and steel. Now reunited with their gnomish cousins, the mechagnomes bring both tenacity and ingenuity to the Alliance.[1]

Race preview

Though they once sought to mechanize themselves completely, the mechagnomes now seek a balance between flesh and steel. Emerging from years of isolation on Mechagon, they bring both ingenuity and aptitude to the Alliance.

They left Gnomeregan to construct a metal metropolis, Mechagon. However, their once wise and ambitious ruler King Mechagon now ruthlessly rules over them with an iron fist.

Work together with the Rustbolt Resistance to overthrow their tyrant so these mechanical mavericks will join the Alliance.[2]

Creation screen description

Though they once sought to mechanize themselves completely, the mechagnomes now seek a balance between flesh and steel. Emerging from years of isolation on Mechagon, they bring both ingenuity and aptitude to the Alliance.

Opening cutscene

Prince Erazmin: We mechagnomes spent years in isolation, tirelessly enhancing our bodies and minds. But this relentless quest for perfection nearly brought us to ruin. Now we realize that balance is the key to happiness. We can improve ourselves without losing our individuality in the process. It is time to leave Mechagon and rejoin our gnomish cousins. Together, we will forge a brighter future. For the Alliance!


Mechagnomes can be unlocked by Alliance players who have earned the achievement  [The Mechagonian Threat].[2] The achievement can be earned by a Horde character, as long as you then have an Alliance character unlocking Mechagon Island itself.

Players must then complete the following recruitment questline:

  1. A [50-60] Urgent Care (optional)
  2. A [50-60] Waning Energy
  3. A [50-60] Someone Who Can Help
  4. A [50-60] The Current Schematic
  5. A [50-60] Voyage to Safety
  6. A [50-60] Better... Stronger... Less Dead
  7. A [50-60] Him?
  8. A [50-60] Mental Attunement
  9. A [50-60] A Strong Heart
  10. A [50-60] Ascension
  11. A [50-60] The Future of Mechagon
  12. A [50-60] Propagate the News


Racial traits

[Combat Analysis] - Passive
Get stronger as you fight the same enemy.
[Hyper Organic Light Originator] - 3 min cooldown
Summon decoys of yourself to distract foes.
[Mastercraft] - Passive
Function as a personal set of crafting tools for professions.
[Emergency Failsafe] - Passive
Automatically heal yourself when your health drops to a low life total.
[Skeleton Pinkie] - No cooldown
Open locked chests.



Main articles: Jokes#Mechagnome male, Jokes#Mechagnome female
Main articles: Flirt#Mechagnome male, Flirt#Mechagnome female



Patch changes

  • Shadowlands Patch 9.1.0 (2021-06-29): New swimming animation where their hands turn into propellers when swimming.
  • Battle for Azeroth Patch 8.3.0 (2020-01-14): Added.


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