One of the most iconic things about World of Warcraft is the faction system.
The Horde and the Alliance have been battling for the majority of the Warcraft story so far, and picking your faction is thought of as being one of the most important choices you’ll make when joining the game for the first time.
This has changed, though. Patch 10.1 introduced a lot of new features to World of Warcraft and one of the major updates was the ability to have cross-faction guilds.
Here’s a quick guide on how to add cross-faction friends to guilds in Dragonflight to help you fill out your team for your next raid night.
Limitations on Cross-Faction Guilds
Before you start looking at your guild roster, it’s important to note that there are some limitations on what cross-faction guild members can do.
Firstly, the faction that your guild master is in will determine the ‘host faction’ for your guild. If the person who made your guild is a member of the Alliance, your guild will be seen as an Alliance guild for the most part.
This affects faction-specific content, like PvP achievements for example.
Open world content is also not accessible to cross-faction guild mates. If you try to do open world PvP or take down any world bosses with your guild, any opposing faction guild members will still show up as enemies for you if you have War Mode on, which can be frustrating.
You also won’t be able to do any queued instanced content. It’s possible to do Dungeons and Raids together, but you’ll have to manually fly to the instance or get a Warlock to summon you to the correct zone.
Adding Cross-Faction Guild Members
Adding members of the opposing faction to your guild is quick and easy.
First things first, you’ll need to make sure that you’re playing on the same realm. Currently, it’s not possible to add players from different factions who are on different realms, although it’s likely that we might see this in the future.
Next, you’ll need to make sure that you’ve added the person on Battle.net in order to add them to your guild.
You can also be in the same Battle.net community as them for this to work.
From there, simply head into the guild tab in game and add them in the same way that you’d add any other player. You’ll need to make sure that your guild master has given everyone the ability to add new guild members beforehand.
Select ‘add member’ and type in the character name or shift-click the character’s name. This will send them an invite, and they’ll be able to join immediately.
While there are limitations on queues and outdoor content, cross-faction guildies will still get all the same perks and benefits of being in the guild, like being able to access the guild bank or being able to purchase a guild tabard.
What to Do Next
Once your guild is set up and ready to go, why not take a look at the current Mythic+ Dungeon rotation? It’s one of the best bits of endgame PvE content, and it’s a lot of fun to work through them with a guild.
If you’ve never done a M+ Dungeon before, take a look at some of the easier options that you can start with. Some Mythic+ instances are a little more approachable than others and they’re great for getting started with.