Gryphon mounts are the "default" rare flying mounts for Alliance players, and come in a variety of colors. The gryphons are capable of running on all fours like a cat for land travel, rendering it useful as a ground mount.
A player may purchase these mounts from:
- <Gryphon Keeper> in Stormwind City
- <Gryphon Keeper> at Wildhammer Stronghold in Shadowmoon Valley
- <Gryphon Keeper> at Honor Hold in Hellfire Peninsula
- <Exotic Pets> in Dalaran
Artisan (fast) mounts
These mounts give a 280% speed increase in the air, and 100% on land.
The is a special flying mount purchased from outside of K3 in Storm Peaks for free, so long as you are level 77 and have not purchased Cold Weather Flying, and can only be used in Sholazar Basin, Storm Peaks, and Icecrown.
Armored Snowy Gryphon
This mount is available as a reward when a player uses a scroll of resurrection and the resurrected friend pays for at least 30 days of game time. After the resurrected friend pays for 30 days of game time, the player who sent the scroll of resurrection can claim a on an Alliance character or a on a Horde character by logging into their battle.net account and viewing the scroll of resurrection page.