The Zandalari Trolls are one of the more interesting groups in World of Warcraft lore, standing as a cultured and spiritual part of the Horde in contrast to some of the more brutish races that make up their ranks.
Zandalari Trolls are a relatively recent addition to the game and don’t have as much history in the Warcraft franchise. Because of that, it’s worth taking a closer look at this race and going over how to unlock them and what makes them unique from everyone else.
Unlocking Zandalari Trolls is a fairly straightforward process for players who have the World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth expansion. Everything effectively boils down to improving one’s reputation within the Zandalari Empire and then completing all the Zandalar-related questlines.
Doing so will unlock the recruitment questline, A Royal Occasion. This culminates with the crowning of Queen Talanji and the unlocking of the Zandalari Trolls.
Unfortunately, there are no shortcuts when it comes to unlocking the Zandalari Trolls in World of Warcraft.
Completing the questlines to unlock the Zandalari Trolls takes between eight and 10 hours and there isn’t really any way to avoid this or skip any steps. Players looking to unlock Zandalari Trolls will simply have to grind their way across the finish line.
Zandalari Trolls have a unique aesthetic that is a cross between the Mayan civilization and the Jurassic era. There are feathers, a teal and red color scheme, and dinosaurs aplenty. With that in mind, the Zandalari Trolls have some unique abilities and aesthetics that fit with those themes.
Hunters begin with a Direhorn, a magical creature that looks like a triceratops, as their starting pet and have the ability to tame dinosaurs. Similarly, Zandalari Troll Paladins ride on a large, armored, feathery Direhorn as their mount.
Druids have forms that are generally dinosaur-like. The bear form looks like a large, spiny turtle while the aquatic form looks like a finned alligator. Both the moonkin and the flight forms are similar to a pterodactyl with elephantine tusks. The travel form looks like a Jurassic Park velociraptor with tusks. And finally, the cat form looks like a stegosaurus crossed with a sabertooth tiger.