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Riding skills and abilities

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NOTE: After Cataclysm, speed is not based on mount class but only on riding skill!

There are a total of four basic classes of flying mounts:

Class Quality Ground Air Water
Flying mounts Rare 100% 150%
"Very fast" flying mounts Epic 100% 280%
"Extremely fast" flying mounts Epic 100% 310%


Scaling mounts Rare/Epic 60–100% 150–310% 0%



Expert: Level 60

Expert riding skill (225) costs 250 for training and an additional 50 for each mount, both reduced by the appropriate reputation discounts. Rare flying mounts increase movement speed by 150% in the air and 60% on the ground. Formerly, flying mounts were only usable while within Outland and Northrend, but in the Cataclysm expansion players are able to use flying mounts in Kalimdor and the Eastern Kingdoms following the purchase of a Flight Master's License available at level 60 for the cost of 250 . However, flying in Northrend requires Cold Weather Flying training (see below). Druids can learn [Flight Form] from any flight trainer at level 58 for 3 .

Flight Master's License

This section concerns content exclusive to Cataclysm.
Fully active in Patch 4.0.3a, players with expansion installed and activated can purchase a [Flight Master's License] for 250 at any Riding trainer which allows them to fly in any of the classic (aka "vanilla") zones in Azeroth including, of course, new zones.

Artisan: Level 70

Artisan riding skill (300) costs 5,000 for training and an additional 100 for each mount, both reduced by the appropriate reputation discounts. Epic flying mounts increase movement speed by 100% on the ground and 280% in the air. No class-granted abilities award artisan flying, although the Druid ability [Swift Flight Form] requires it.

Cold Weather Flying: Level 68

This section concerns content exclusive to Wrath of the Lich King.
The [Cold Weather Flying] skill used to cost 1,000 . This non-discountable training grants players the ability to also use their flying mounts in Northrend. It required at least level 77 and expert riding skill. From Patch 3.2 up to just prior to Cataclysm, level 80 characters could buy a bind to account heirloom, the [Tome of Cold Weather Flight], which allowed characters of level 68 to learn the spell, making flight in Northrend possible from an earlier level at the time. As of Patch 4.0.1, the cost was reduced to 500 (which could further be reduced by faction discounts down to 400 if exalted) and requires level 68 and expert (225) riding skill, which eliminated the need for the Tome of Cold Weather Flight.

Master: Level 80

Master riding skill (375) costs 5,000 for training, reduced by the appropriate reputation discount. Introduced with Patch 4.0.1, this opens up 310% flying speed to any level 80 that can afford it. However, any characters that already had a 310% speed flying mount pre-4.0.1 were given this skill automatically and free of charge with 4.0.1. Purchasing this riding skill will unlock 310% flying speed for all flying mounts a player can own. One considerable exception to this is the reward from the meta world events achievement  What A Long, Strange Trip It's Been, the [Reins of the Violet Proto-Drake]. After many posts on the forums from disappointed players who had been working on the achievement, Zarhym announced that the Violet Proto-Drake would be hotfixed it so that obtaining it after Patch 4.0.1 will award Master riding.

Wisdom of the Four Winds: Level 90

This section concerns content exclusive to Mists of Pandaria.
The [Wisdom of the Four Winds] training costs 2,500 , grants players the ability to also use their flying mounts in Pandaria and requires at least level 90 and expert riding skill. As of Patch 5.0.4, it can only be learned from either  Cloudrunner Leng <Flying Trainer> in the Shrine of Seven Stars or  Skydancer Shun <Flying Trainer> in the Shrine of Two Moons.

Cloud Serpent Riding: Level 90

This section concerns content exclusive to Mists of Pandaria.
The skill [Cloud Serpent Riding] is a reward from the quest  [90] Riding the Skies. As of Patch 5.0.4 the quest is available only to those who have become Exalted with the Order of the Cloud Serpent faction. Cloud Serpent Riding allows players to ride Cloud Serpent mounts.

Summary

Proficiency Cost +Speed Required for Requires
Skill Mounts Air
225 Expert 250 50 150% Rare flying mounts Level 60
300 Artisan 5000 [1] 100 280% Epic flying mounts Level 70
375 Master 5000 [2] 310% Extremely fast speed Level 80
[Flight Master's License] 250 Flying in Eastern Kingdoms, Kalimdor and Deepholm Level 60 & 225 skill
[Cold Weather Flying] 500 Flying in Northrend Level 68 & 225 skill
[Wisdom of the Four Winds] 2500 Flying in Pandaria Level 90 & 225 skill
[Cloud Serpent Riding] Flying Cloud Serpent mounts Level 90 & 225 skill


Mounts that can fly

Base faction mounts

Flying mounts do not require any reputation rating.

Mount type +Speed Cost Requirements
Land Air Faction Riding skill
IconSmall Gryphon
Gryphon mounts
60% 150% 50 Expert (225)
IconSmall Gryphon
Swift gryphon mounts
100% 280% 100 Artisan (300)
IconSmall Wyvern
Wyvern mounts
60% 150% 50 Expert (225)
IconSmall Wyvern
Swift wyvern mounts
100% 280% 100 Artisan (300)

Class-specific flying

There are four classes in the game that can acquire special mounts and abilities linked to their own class through lore: death knights, druids, paladins, and warlocks. Only the druid's swift flight form allows flying. Swift flight form is a feat of strength if achieved. The aforementioned quests are not required to learn the ability, however, and are on the class trainers at the level listed in the table.

Druid abilities are slightly different based on race and faction. For example, the Alliance night elf druids are black in flight form, while Horde tauren are tan.

Class Mount/form +Speed Source Level
 Druid
IconSmall Raven
[Flight Form]
150% 3 from trainer 60
IconSmall Crow
[Swift Flight Form]
280%-310% 20 from trainer 71

Faction reward flying mounts

As a reward for gaining high reputation standing with various factions, players can purchase mounts. Such high reputation is a function of large quantities of time.

Mount type +Speed Cost Faction Riding skill
Land Air
Inv misc questionmark
[Drake of the West Wind]
100% 280%/310% 200 Baradin's Wardens exalted Artisan (300)
Inv misc questionmark
[Drake of the West Wind]
100% 280%/310% 200 Hellscream's Reach exalted Artisan (300)
IconSmall Hippogryph
[Cenarion War Hippogryph]
100% 280%/310% 2,000 Cenarion Expedition exalted Artisan (300)
IconSmall DrakeNether
Netherwing drake mounts
100% 280%/310% 200 Netherwing exalted Artisan (300)
IconSmall Netherray
Nether ray mounts
100% 280%/310% 200 Sha'tari Skyguard exalted Artisan (300)
IconSmall DrakeRed
[Red Drake]
100% 280%/310% 1,600 Wyrmrest Accord exalted Artisan (300)
Inv misc questionmark
[Disc of the Red Flying Cloud]
100% 150%/310% 600 The Lorewalkers exalted Expert (225)
IconSmall SerpentCloud
[Thundering August Cloud Serpent]
100% 280%/310% 10000 The August Celestials exalted Artisan (300)
IconSmall SerpentCloud
[Thundering Ruby Cloud Serpent]
100% 280%/310% The August Celestials exalted Artisan (300)

Rare drop flying mounts

Rarely, specific creatures will drop a mount as a reward. If the mount drops, only one mount will appear per kill, no matter the size of the party or raid killing the creature. Also, mounts may rarely be inside other containers rewarded for doing other objectives.

Mount +Speed Source Riding skill
Land Air
Inv misc summerfest brazierorange
 [Ashes of Al'ar]
100% 310% Kael'thas Sunstrider, The Eye Artisan (300)
Ability mount drake azure
 [Azure Drake]
100% 280% Malygos 10- or 25-player, Eye of Eternity Artisan (300)
Ability mount drake blue
 [Blue Drake]
100% 280% [Cache of the Ley-Guardian], Heroic Oculus Artisan (300)
Ability mount drake proto
 [Blue Proto-Drake]
100% 280% Skadi the Ruthless, Heroic Utgarde Pinnacle Artisan (300)
Ability mount drake proto
 [Green Proto-Drake]
100% 280% [Mysterious Egg], Oracles revered Artisan (300)
Achievement boss onyxia
 [Onyxian Drake]
100% 310% Onyxia 10- or 25-player, Onyxia's Lair Artisan (300)
Inv misc stormdragonpale
 [Drake of the North Wind]
100% 280% Altairus, Vortex Pinnacle Artisan (300)
Inv misc stormdragonpurple
 [Drake of the South Wind]
100% 280% Heart of Wind 10- or 25-player, Throne of the Four Winds Artisan (300)
Inv misc stonedragonblue
 [Vitreous Stone Drake]
100% 280% Slabhide, The Stonecore Artisan (300)
Inv misc stonedragonpurple
 [Phosphorescent Stone Drake]
100% 280% Aeonaxx, Deepholm Artisan (300)

Guaranteed drop flying mounts

A guaranteed drop mount will result in one mount being awarded upon killing the specified creature under the condition listed, regardless of the size of the party or raid. For mounts rewarded such that everyone who completes the achievement gets the mount, see the "Achievements" section. There is no direct achievement for killing the Time-Lost Proto-Drake; the hard part is actually finding the drake alive.

Mount +Speed Achievement Creature Riding skill
Land Air
IconSmall DrakeBronze
[Bronze Drake]
100% 280%  Culling of Time Infinite Corruptor Artisan (300)
IconSmall DrakeBlack
[Black Drake]
100% 280%  Twilight Zone (10) Sartharion Artisan (300)
IconSmall Deathcharger
[Invincible's Reins]
100% 310%  The Light of Dawn The Lich King Artisan (300)
IconSmall ProtoBronze
[Time-Lost Proto-Drake]
100% 280% Time-Lost Proto Drake Artisan (300)
IconSmall DrakeTwilight
[Twilight Drake]
100% 280%  Twilight Zone (25) Sartharion Artisan (300)
Inv misc stonedragonpurple
 [Phosphorescent Stone Drake]
100% 280% Aeonaxx, Deepholm Artisan (300)
IconSmall SerpentCloud
[Thundering Ruby Cloud Serpent]
100% 280%/310% Alani Artisan (300)

Crafted flying mounts

Mounts can also be created by players. Typically such mounts are a perk of the profession and are not available to other players, but a few are.

Mount +Speed Required skill
Land Air Profession Riding
Ability mount gyrocoptor
[Flying Machine Control]
60% 150% 300 Engineering Expert (225)
Ability mount flyingcarpet
[Flying Carpet]
60% 150% 300 Tailoring Expert (225)
Ability mount gyrocoptorelite
[Turbo-Charged Flying Machine Control]
100% 280% 375 Engineering Artisan (300)
Ability mount magnificentflyingcarpet
[Magnificent Flying Carpet]
100% 280% 425 Tailoring Artisan (300)
Inv chest cloth 52
[Frosty Flying Carpet]
100% 280% 425 Tailoring Artisan (300)
Inv alchemy potion 06
[Vial of the Sands]
100% 310% Expert (225)
Inv misc questionmark
[Jeweled Panther]
615 Jewelcrafting Journeyman (150)

Dalaran flying mounts

This section concerns content exclusive to Wrath of the Lich King.

Mei Francis in Dalaran sells mounts to all comers, with no requirements outside of gold or emblems.

Mount +Speed Cost Riding skill
Land Air
IconSmall Gryphon
[Armored Snowy Gryphon]
100% 280% 2,000 Artisan (300)
IconSmall Wyvern
[Armored Blue Wind Rider]
100% 280% 2,000 Artisan (300)

Argent Tournament mounts

This section concerns content exclusive to Wrath of the Lich King.

A major draw of the Argent Tournament is the large quantity of mounts rewarded in exchange for [Champion's Seal]s.

Mount +Speed Cost Requirement Riding skill
Land Air
IconSmall Hippogryph
[Silver Covenant Hippogryph]
100% 280% 150 Silver Covenant exalted Artisan (300)
IconSmall Dragonhawk
[Sunreaver Dragonhawk]
100% 280% 150 Sunreavers exalted Artisan (300)
IconSmall Hippogryph
[Argent Hippogryph]
100% 280% 150 Artisan (300)

Achievement system flying mounts

These mounts are obtainable by completing certain achievements. As part of completing the achievement, the mount will be mailed directly to the player.

Mount +Speed Required achievement Riding skill
Land Air
IconSmall Dragonhawk
[Blue Dragonhawk Mount]
100% 280%  Mountain o' Mounts Artisan (300)
IconSmall Dragonhawk
[Red Dragonhawk Mount]
100% 280%  Mountain o' Mounts Artisan (300)
IconSmall DrakeAlbino
[Reins of the Albino Drake]
100% 280%  Leading the Cavalry Artisan (300)
IconSmall ProtoRed
[Red Proto-Drake]
100% 280%  Glory of the Hero Artisan (300)
IconSmall ProtoViolet
[Violet Proto-Drake]
100% 310%  What A Long, Strange Trip It's Been Artisan (300)
IconSmall ProtoRusted
[Rusted Proto-Drake]
100% 310%  Glory of the Ulduar Raider (10) Artisan (300)
IconSmall ProtoPlated
[Ironbound Proto-Drake]
100% 310%  Glory of the Ulduar Raider (25) Artisan (300)
Ability mount redfrostwyrm 01
[Bloodbathed Frostbrood Vanquisher]
100% 310%  Glory of the Icecrown Raider (10) Artisan (300)
Ability mount redfrostwyrm 01
[Icebound Frostbrood Vanquisher]
100% 310%  Glory of the Icecrown Raider (25) Artisan (300)
Inv misc stonedragonred
[Reins of the Volcanic Stone Drake]
100% 310%?  Glory of the Cataclysm Hero Artisan (300)
Inv misc stormdragonred
[Reins of the Drake of the East Wind]
100% 310%?  Glory of the Cataclysm Raider Artisan (300)
Inv mount darkphoenixa
[Reins of the Dark Phoenix]
100% 310%?  Guild Glory of the Cataclysm Raider + 3000 Artisan (300)
Ability mount warhippogryph
 [Flameward Hippogryph]
100% 300%  The Molten Front Offensive Artisan (300)

Holiday flying mounts

There are several disguises and time-limited items that are available during holidays. Time-limited items exist only during the duration of the holiday itself. Previously, time-limited items had a set time such as seven or 14 days, but were changed to be directly tied to the holiday.

Holiday Mount +Speed Limited Requirements Source and notes
Land Air
Love is in the Air
Inv valentinepinkrocket
[Big Love Rocket]
60% 310% No Apprentice (75) Apothecary Hummel. Scaling mount
Hallow's End
IconSmall Broom
[Magic Broom]
60% 280% Yes Apprentice (75) Headless Horseman. Scaling mount
IconSmall SkeletalHorse
[The Horseman's Reins]
60% 280% No Apprentice (75) Headless Horseman. Scaling mount

Trading Card Game flying mounts

TCGlore
 
This section contains lore or items taken from the World of Warcraft Trading Card Game and expansion sets.

All the TCG mounts must first be unlocked using a code found on a loot card, then they can be purchased from Landro Longshot in Booty Bay.

Mount +Speed Cost Riding skill
Ability mount rocketmount
[X-51 Nether-Rocket]
150% - Expert (225)
Ability mount rocketmount
[X-51 Nether-Rocket X-TREME]
280% - Artisan (300)

Blizzard Store flying mounts

Mounts are also available from Blizzard Store. They function exactly like Pet Store-purchased pets do: all characters on the account will get mail from Breanni with the mount attached.

Mount +Speed Cost Riding skill
Ability mount celestialhorse
[Celestial Steed]
60-310% $25 at US Store or €20/£17 at EU Store Apprentice (75). Scaling mount
Ability druid tigersroar
[Winged Guardian]
60-310% $25 at US Store or €20/£17 at EU Store Apprentice (75). Scaling mount
Inv dragonchromaticmount
[Heart of the Aspects]
60-310% $25 at US Store or €20/£17 at EU Store Apprentice (75). Scaling mount

Recruit a friend mounts

These mounts are obtainable by recruiting a friend with the Recruit-A-Friend program.

Mount +Speed Available Riding skill
Land Air
Inv misc questionmark
[Heart of the Nightwing]
100% 150–310% 17 April 2012 – Present Expert (225)

Scroll of Resurrection mounts

Mount +Speed Riding skill
Land Air
IconSmall SpectralGryphon
[Spectral Gryphon]
100% 150%–310% Expert (225)
IconSmall Wyvern
[Spectral Wind Rider]
100% 150%–310% Expert (225)

These mounts are faction specific and only available if you send someone a Scroll of Resurrection in game or online. Once the process is complete, the mount can be claimed.

References

  1. ^ As low as 3750 with reputation discounts.
  2. ^ As low as 3750 with reputation discounts.

See also