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Increasing your speed

Through guild advancement

The guild perk Mount Up will increase your riding speed by 10%.

Through class abilities and talents

Trollsraptors

Two trolls riding raptors.

Shaman and Druids acquire shapeshift forms ([Ghost Wolf] for shaman and [Travel Form] for druids) that increase their movement speed (not as much as a mount, but it is trainable at an earlier level), while Hunters get aspects to boost their own movement speed and that of their party. Rogues and druids (in [Cat Form]) have an ability to temporarily increase movement speed. Here are the skills and abilities that provide some classes with a bit of a faster mount movement speed, either passively or by the activation of an ability.

  • IconSmall Deathknight Death Knight
    • APB Deathknight Unholy [Unholy Presence] as of Mists-Logo-Small "Mists of Pandaria", Unholy Presence now grants an additional 15% movement speed, regardless of specialization.
  • IconSmall Hunter Hunter
    • Ability mount jungletiger [Pathfinding] in the Beast Mastery talent tree (tier 3). Increases your speed while mounted by 5%/10%. The mounted movement speed increase does not stack with other effects.
  • IconSmall Paladin Paladin
    • Spell holy persuitofjustice [Pursuit of Justice] in the Retribution talent tree (tier 3). Increases your movement speed (and mounted movement speed) by 8%/15%. This does not stack with other speed increasing effects.
    • Spell holy crusaderaura [Crusader Aura] at level 62. Movement speed while mounted is increased by 20%. The mounted movement speed increase does not stack with other effects.
    • Spell holy auramastery [Aura Mastery] in the Holy tree (tier 3) does not directly increase mounted movement speed, but it does boost Crusader Aura. With these two abilities combined, it is possible to increase mounted movement speed by 40% for 6 seconds every 2 minutes.

Through items and enchants

Thunderingjadecloudserpent

A Thundering Jade Cloud Serpent.

There are five other methods for increasing your mounted speed, with no effects beyond level 70:

These last two items effectively increase a mount's speed by 10%. However, they do not stack with the previously mentioned methods, so they are approximately (see below) a 1% improvement over using the above 3 items combined. It should be also noted that for players of WotLK the Riding Crop is only usable for two levels (69 and 70), and the Skybreaker Whip only for one level (70).

All speed improvement items work on both normal and flying mounts (with the exception of npc controlled point-to-point flight).

Wrath-Logo-Small Characters higher than level 70 will not benefit from mount speed improvement items and enchants. With Cataclysm, the following are no longer available:

Statistics

Icon-stub-22x22 The subject of this section has been removed from World of Warcraft. As of Cataclysm, speed is dependent on riding skill, not mount speed.

The first three effects act as percent multipliers of your total mounted speed, stacking with previous multipliers. Thus, if you have spurs but nothing else, your normal mount speed will be increased to about 166.4% ((100% + 60%) * 1.04 = 166.4%). These numbers were obtained experimentally using a position-tracking addon written specifically for this purpose.

Mount Base Speed [Crop] / [Whip] [Crusader Aura]
[Rickety Magic Broom] or [Riding Turtle] 0% 10% 20%
Regular land mounts 60% 76% 92%
Epic land mounts 100% 120% 140%
Regular flying mounts 150% 175% 200%
Epic flying mounts 280% 318% 356%
[Swift Nether Drake] or [Ashes of Al'ar] 310% 351% 392%

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