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Reins of the Wooly Mammoth

An undead riding his giant mammoth.

Mounts are a much sought after form of transportation in which players ride atop the backs of various more or less exotic beasts (or machinations). Warlocks, paladins and death knights can learn to summon mounts as a class perk. The Alliance Worgen have a race skill Running Wild that they will get at level 20. Druids can shape shift into multiple forms that improve their speed. Mounted travel is almost always faster than walking/running (some vanity mounts such as Sea Turtle provide no speed benefit on the ground). World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade introduced flying mounts in select areas, which further increased the maximum possible player movement speed. World of Warcraft: Cataclysm opened up much of Azeroth to flying mounts.

Mounts were generally expensive in the past, but their prices have been reduced while the training to ride them increased in order to compensate. However, some mounts do not cost any gold or other currencies (such as honor points) and will drop at very low drop rates from bosses in instances such as Stratholme, Zul'Gurub, Tempest Keep, Magisters' Terrace, Sethekk Halls, Karazhan, and Utgarde Pinnacle. There are numerous other methods to obtain mounts as well, such as class quests, completing achievements, and even a select few rare spawns drop mounts.

Mounts have a 1.5 second cast time, which will be interrupted by taking any damage, moving, or entering combat. Mounts also have a special emote that can be seen by either jumping (the Space key by default) while not moving or performing the /mountspecial slash command. For example hawkstriders will shriek and horses will rear up on their hind legs.


Riding skills and abilities Edit

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

Beebonmount

A Human Mage riding a Swift White Steed, an Alliance Epic Mount.

Warhorse-charger

Blood Knights riding their Horde paladin mounts.

There are a total of eight classes of mounts:

Class Quality Ground Air Water
Ground mounts Rare 60% 0%
"Very fast" ground mounts Epic 100% 0%
Flying mounts Rare 100% 150%
"Very fast" flying mounts Epic 100% 280%
"Extremely fast" flying mounts Epic 100% 310%
Amphibious mounts Rare 0% 250%
Aquatic mounts Rare/Epic 0% 100%/350%
Vanity mounts Rare/Epic 0% 0%
Scaling mounts Rare/Epic 60–100% 150–310% 0%

The majority of mounts (the first four classes) are directly related to the four ranks of riding skill. Ground mounts cannot fly and flying mounts will instantly dismount the rider if they enter water. However, ground mounts can swim (but not any faster than swimming without the mount) and aquatic mounts can walk on land (but not any faster than walking without the mount). Vanity mounts confer no benefits (and thus, require no riding skill or character level), while scaling mounts only require the absolute minimum riding skill and will gain capabilities and speed based on the rider's skill and location.

Apprentice: Level 20

Apprentice riding skill (75) costs 4Gold for training and an additional 1Gold for each mount, both reduced by the appropriate reputation discounts. These mounts have a 60% riding speed.

At level 20, warlocks and paladins can learn the spells [Summon Felsteed] and [Summon Warhorse] at the cost of 1Gold from their class trainers, which grants them apprentice riding skill.

Journeyman: Level 40

Journeyman riding skill (150) costs 50Gold for training and an additional 10Gold for each mount, both reduced by the appropriate reputation discounts. These mounts have a 100% riding speed.

At level 40, paladins and warlocks can learn [Summon Charger] and [Dreadsteed] from their class trainers after learning the Journeyman riding skill from the riding trainer. There is no need to purchase a new mount. Death knights receive their epic ground mount, the [Acherus Deathcharger], after the completion of the quests Grand Theft Palomino and Into the Realm of Shadows at level 55.

Expert: Level 60

Expert riding skill (225) costs 250Gold for training and an additional 50Gold 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 250Gold. However, flying in Northrend requires Cold Weather Flying training (see below).

Druids can learn [Flight Form] from any flight trainer at level 58 for 3Gold.

Flight Master's License

Cataclysm-Logo-Small This section concerns content exclusive to Cataclysm.

Fully active in Patch 4.0.3a, players with Cataclysm-Logo-Small expansion installed and activated can purchase a [Flight Master's License] for 250Gold at any Riding trainer which allows them to fly in any of the WoW Icon 16x16 classic (aka "vanilla") zones in Azeroth including, of course, new Cataclysm-Logo-Small zones.

Artisan: Level 70

Artisan riding skill (300) costs 5,000Gold for training and an additional 100Gold 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

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

The [Cold Weather Flying] skill used to cost 1,000Gold. 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-Logo-Small 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 500Gold (which could further be reduced by faction discounts down to 400Gold 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 5,000Gold 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 Money 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

Mists-Logo-Small This section concerns content exclusive to Mists of Pandaria.

The [Wisdom of the Four Winds] training costs 2,500Gold, 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 Official alliance mini-icon Cloudrunner Leng <Flying Trainer> in the Shrine of Seven Stars or Official horde mini-icon Skydancer Shun <Flying Trainer> in the Shrine of Two Moons.

Cloud Serpent Riding: Level 90

Mists-Logo-Small This section concerns content exclusive to Mists of Pandaria.

The skill [Cloud Serpent Riding] is a reward from the quest Neutral 15 [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 Edit

Proficiency Cost +Speed Required for Requires
Skill Mounts Air
75 Apprentice 4Gold 1Gold 60% Rare land mounts Level 20
150 Journeyman 50Gold 10Gold 100% Epic land mounts Level 40
225 Expert Bc icon 250Gold 50Gold 150% Rare flying mounts Level 60
300 Artisan Bc icon 5000Gold[1] 100Gold 280% Epic flying mounts Level 70
375 Master Icon Cataclysm 18x18 5000Gold[2] 310% Extremely fast speed Level 80
[Flight Master's License] Icon Cataclysm 18x18 250Gold Flying in Eastern Kingdoms, Kalimdor and Deepholm Level 60 & 225 skill
[Cold Weather Flying] Wrath-Logo-Small 500Gold Flying in Northrend Level 68 & 225 skill
[Wisdom of the Four Winds] Mists-Logo-Small 2500Gold Flying in Pandaria Level 90 & 225 skill
[Cloud Serpent Riding] Mists-Logo-Small Flying Cloud Serpent mounts Level 90 & 225 skill


Increasing your speed Edit

Through guild advancement Edit

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

Through class abilities and talentsEdit

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 enchantsEdit

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:


Available mounts Edit

Greyridingyak2

The face of a Grey Riding Yak.

The tables below are separated based on mount source, such as purchase requirements, killing specific creatures, participating in world events, completing achievements or more.

Racial mounts Edit

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Racial land mounts are typically the first mounts players will acquire. To purchase a racial land mount, players must either purchase their race's mount (such as horses for humans, or wolves for orcs), or gain exalted standing with that race's representative faction (such as exalted with Darnassus to purchase sabers). Flying mounts do not require any reputation rating.

In the initial release of Cataclysm-Logo-Small Cataclysm, the worgen did not get a racial mount, but instead used the ability [Running Wild] to achieve mount-like speeds. However, a mountain horse mount (regular and swift) was added in Patch 4.3 as the worgen racial mount.

Mounte Type Cost Requirements
Race Faction Riding skill
Official alliance mini-icon
IconSmall Elekk Elekk mounts Bc icon

[Brown Elekk]
[Purple Elekk]
[Gray Elekk]

Ground 1Gold Draenei Exodar Apprentice (75)
IconSmall Ram Ram mounts

[Brown Ram]
[Gray Ram]
[White Ram]

Ground 1Gold Dwarf Ironforge Apprentice (75)
IconSmall Mechanostrider Mechanostrider mounts

[Blue Mechanostrider]
[Green Mechanostrider]
[Red Mechanostrider]
[Unpainted Mechanostrider]

Ground 1Gold Gnome Gnomeregan Exiles Apprentice (75)
IconSmall Horse Horse mounts

[Brown Horse]
[Chestnut Mare]
[Pinto]
[Black Stallion]

Ground 1Gold Human Stormwind Apprentice (75)
IconSmall Saber Saber mounts

[Striped Dawnsaber]
[Spotted Frostsaber]
[Striped Frostsaber]
[Striped Nightsaber]

Ground 1Gold Night elf Darnassus Apprentice (75)

IconSmall Horse [Mountain Horse] Cataclysm-Logo-Small

Ground 1Gold Worgen Gilneas Apprentice (75)
IconSmall Elekk Great elekk mounts Bc icon

[Great Blue Elekk]
[Great Green Elekk]
[Great Purple Elekk]

Ground 10Gold Draenei Exodar Journeyman (150)
IconSmall Ram Swift ram mounts

[Swift Brown Ram]
[Swift White Ram]
[Swift Gray Ram]

Ground 10Gold Dwarf Ironforge Journeyman (150)
IconSmall Mechanostrider Swift mechanostrider mounts

[Swift Green Mechanostrider]
[Swift White Mechanostrider]
[Swift Yellow Mechanostrider]

Ground 10Gold Gnome Gnomeregan Exiles Journeyman (150)
IconSmall Horse Swift horse mounts

[Swift Brown Steed]
[Swift Palomino]
[Swift White Steed]

Ground 10Gold Human Stormwind Journeyman (150)
IconSmall Saber Swift saber mounts

[Swift Frostsaber]
[Swift Mistsaber]
[Swift Stormsaber]

Ground 10Gold Night elf Darnassus Journeyman (150)

IconSmall Horse [Swift Mountain Horse] Cataclysm-Logo-Small

Ground 10Gold Worgen Gilneas Journeyman (150)
IconSmall Gryphon Gryphon mounts Bc icon

[Ebon Gryphon]
[Snowy Gryphon]
[Golden Gryphon]

Flying 50Gold Expert (225)
IconSmall Gryphon Swift gryphon mounts Bc icon

[Swift Blue Gryphon]
[Swift Green Gryphon]
[Swift Red Gryphon]
[Swift Purple Gryphon]

Flying 100Gold Artisan (300)
Official horde mini-icon
IconSmall Hawkstrider Hawkstrider mounts Bc icon

[Black Hawkstrider]
[Blue Hawkstrider]
[Purple Hawkstrider]
[Red Hawkstrider]

Ground 1Gold Blood elf Silvermoon City Apprentice (75)
Inv misc key 03 [Goblin Trike] Cataclysm-Logo-Small Ground 1Gold Goblin Bilgewater Cartel Apprentice (75)
IconSmall Wolf Wolf mounts

[Black Wolf]
[Brown Wolf]
[Dire Wolf]
[Timber Wolf]

Ground 1Gold Orc Orgrimmar Apprentice (75)
IconSmall Kodo Kodo mounts

[Brown Kodo]
[Gray Kodo]
[White Kodo]

Ground 1Gold Tauren Thunder Bluff Apprentice (75)
IconSmall Raptor Raptor mounts

[Emerald Raptor]
[Turquoise Raptor]
[Violet Raptor]

Ground 1Gold Troll Darkspear Trolls Apprentice (75)
IconSmall SkeletalHorse Skeletal horse mounts

[Black Skeletal Horse]
[Blue Skeletal Horse]
[Brown Skeletal Horse]
[Red Skeletal Horse]

Ground 1Gold Undead Undercity Apprentice (75)
IconSmall Hawkstrider Swift hawkstrider mounts Bc icon

[Swift Pink Hawkstrider]
[Swift Green Hawkstrider]
[Swift Purple Hawkstrider]

Ground 10Gold Blood elf Silvermoon City Journeyman (150)
Inv misc key 04 [Goblin Turbo-Trike] Cataclysm-Logo-Small Ground 10Gold Goblin Bilgewater Cartel Journeyman (150)
IconSmall Wolf Swift wolf mounts

[Swift Brown Wolf]
[Swift Timber Wolf]
[Swift Gray Wolf]

Ground 10Gold Orc Orgrimmar Journeyman (150)
IconSmall Kodo Great kodo mounts

[Great Brown Kodo]
[Great Gray Kodo]
[Great White Kodo]

Ground 10Gold Tauren Thunder Bluff Journeyman (150)
IconSmall Raptor Swift raptor mounts

[Swift Blue Raptor]
[Swift Olive Raptor]
[Swift Orange Raptor]

Ground 10Gold Troll Darkspear Trolls Journeyman (150)
IconSmall SkeletalHorse Skeletal warhorse mounts

[Green Skeletal Warhorse]
[Ochre Skeletal Warhorse]
[Purple Skeletal Warhorse]

Ground 10Gold Undead Undercity Journeyman (150)
IconSmall Wyvern Wind Rider mounts Bc icon

[Tawny Wind Rider]
[Blue Wind Rider]
[Green Wind Rider]

Flying 50Gold Expert (225)
IconSmall Wyvern Swift Wind Rider mounts Bc icon

[Swift Yellow Wind Rider]
[Swift Red Wind Rider]
[Swift Purple Wind Rider]
[Swift Green Wind Rider]

Flying 100Gold Artisan (300)
Both 15
IconSmall Turtle Dragon turtle mounts Mists-Logo-Small

[Black Dragon Turtle]
[Blue Dragon Turtle]
[Brown Dragon Turtle]
[Green Dragon Turtle]
[Purple Dragon Turtle]
[Red Dragon Turtle]

Ground 1Gold Pandaren Tushui Pandaren / Huojin Pandaren Apprentice (75)
IconSmall Turtle Great dragon turtle mounts Mists-Logo-Small

[Great Black Dragon Turtle]
[Great Blue Dragon Turtle]
[Great Brown Dragon Turtle]
[Great Green Dragon Turtle]
[Great Purple Dragon Turtle]
[Great Red Dragon Turtle]

Ground 10Gold Pandaren Tushui Pandaren / Huojin Pandaren Journeyman (150)

Class-specific mounts Edit

Azurecloudserpent

An Azure Cloud Serpent.

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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. The original quests to gain the paladin charger, warlock dreadsteed, and druid's swift flight form are all still in-game and reward feats of strength if they are completed. 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 and paladin abilities are slightly different based on race and faction. For example, the Alliance charger is blue and golden, while the Horde version is red and bronze. Similarly, night elf druids are black in flight form, while tauren are tan. With Cataclysm, it seems that tauren and draenei paladins will not be getting chargers, but special types of Kodo and Elekk mounts, respectively.[3][4]

Class Mount/form +Speed Source Level
Neutral 15 IconSmall Deathknight Death Knight IconSmall Deathcharger [Acherus Deathcharger] 100% Into the Realm of Shadows 55
IconSmall DeathKnightGryphon [Winged Steed of the Ebon Blade] 150%-280% 1000Gold 60
IconSmall Druid Druid IconSmall Raven [Flight Form] 150% 3Gold from trainer 60
IconSmall Crow [Swift Flight Form] 280%-310% 20Gold from trainer 71
IconSmall Paladin Paladin IconSmall Warhorse [Warhorse] 60% 1Gold from trainer 20
IconSmall Charger [Charger] / [Summon Charger] 100% 2Gold from trainer 40
IconSmall Charger [Argent Charger] 100% 100 Ability paladin artofwar & <Crusader> 40
IconSmall Warlock Warlock IconSmall Felsteed [Felsteed] 60% 1Gold from trainer 20
IconSmall Dreadsteed [Dreadsteed] 100% 2Gold from trainer 40

PvP mounts Edit

PvP mounts can be obtained by exchanging honor points or other world PvP currency. For Arena rewards, see the Arena section.

Mount Cost Riding skill
Official alliance mini-icon IconSmall Mechanostrider [Black Battlestrider] 2000 Pvpcurrency-honor-alliance  Journeyman (150)
IconSmall Elekk [Black War Elekk] 2000 Pvpcurrency-honor-alliance  Journeyman (150)
IconSmall Mammoth [Black War Mammoth] Wrath-Logo-Small 300 Inv misc platnumdisks Journeyman (150)
IconSmall Ram [Black War Ram] 2000 Pvpcurrency-honor-alliance  Journeyman (150)
IconSmall Horse [Black War Steed] 2000 Pvpcurrency-honor-alliance  Journeyman (150)
IconSmall Saber [Black War Tiger] 2000 Pvpcurrency-honor-alliance  Journeyman (150)
IconSmall Ram [Stormpike Battle Charger] 2000 Pvpcurrency-honor-alliance  Journeyman (150)
Ability mount alliancepvpmount [Vicious War Steed] Cataclysm-Logo-Small[5] Win 75, 150, or 300 Rated battlegrounds Journeyman (150)
[Vicious Warsaber] Mists-Logo-Small (NYR Patch 5.4)[6] TBA Journeyman (150)
Official horde mini-icon IconSmall Kodo [Black War Kodo] 2000 Pvpcurrency-honor-horde  Journeyman (150)
IconSmall Mammoth [Black War Mammoth] Wrath-Logo-Small 300 Inv misc platnumdisks Journeyman (150)
IconSmall Raptor [Black War Raptor] 2000 Pvpcurrency-honor-horde  Journeyman (150)
IconSmall Wolf [Black War Wolf] 2000 Pvpcurrency-honor-horde  Journeyman (150)
IconSmall Wolf [Frostwolf Howler] 2000 Pvpcurrency-honor-horde  Journeyman (150)
IconSmall SkeletalHorse [Red Skeletal Warhorse] 2000 Pvpcurrency-honor-horde  Journeyman (150)
IconSmall Hawkstrider [Swift Warstrider] 2000 Pvpcurrency-honor-horde  Journeyman (150)
IconSmall Wolf [Vicious War Wolf] Cataclysm-Logo-Small[5] Win 75, 150, or 300 Rated battlegrounds Journeyman (150)
[Skeletal Warhorse] Mists-Logo-Small (NYR Patch 5.4)[6] TBA Journeyman (150)
Neutral 15 IconSmall Talbuk [Dark Riding Talbuk] Bc icon 75 Halaa battle token 15 Halaa research token Journeyman (150)
IconSmall Talbuk [Dark War Talbuk] Bc icon 100 Halaa battle token 20 Halaa research token Journeyman (150)

Quest reward mounts Edit

Some laborious or involved quest chains reward mounts.

Mount Type Quest Riding skill
Official alliance mini-icon Inv misc elitegryphon [Grand Gryphon] Mists-Logo-Small Flying Official alliance mini-icon [90] The Silence Artisan (300)
Official horde mini-icon IconSmall Raptor [Venomhide Ravasaur] Ground Official horde mini-icon [53] They Grow Up So Fast Apprentice (75)
Inv misc elitewyvernarmored [Grand Wyvern] Mists-Logo-Small Flying Official horde mini-icon [90] Breath of Darkest Shadow Artisan (300)
Neutral 15 IconSmall Deathcharger [Crimson Deathcharger] Wrath-Logo-Small Ground Neutral 15 [80] Mograine's Reunion Apprentice (75)
IconSmall Seahorse[Subdued Abyssal Seahorse] Cataclysm-Logo-Small Aquatic Neutral 15 [81] The Abyssal Ride Expert (225)
Stave 2h tarecgosa e 01stagefinal [Tarecgosa's Visage] Cataclysm-Logo-Small Flying Both 15 [85] The Stuff of Legends Apprentice (75?)

Faction reward mounts Edit

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 Cost Faction Riding skill
Official alliance mini-icon IconSmall Saber [Winterspring Frostsaber] Ground 100Gold Wintersaber Trainers exalted Apprentice (75)
Inv mount spectralhorse [Spectral Steed] Cataclysm-Logo-Small Ground 165 Achievement zone tolbarad Baradin's Wardens exalted Apprentice (75)
Inv misc stormdragongreen [Drake of the West Wind] Cataclysm-Logo-Small Flying 200 Achievement zone tolbarad Baradin's Wardens exalted Artisan (300)
Inv misc elitegryphonarmored [Grand Armored Gryphon] Mists-Logo-Small Flying 2000Gold Operation: Shieldwall exalted Artisan (300)
Official horde mini-icon Inv mount spectralwolf [Spectral Wolf] Cataclysm-Logo-Small Ground 165 Achievement zone tolbarad Hellscream's Reach exalted Apprentice (75)
Inv misc stormdragongreen [Drake of the West Wind] Cataclysm-Logo-Small Flying 200 Achievement zone tolbarad Hellscream's Reach exalted Artisan (300)
Inv misc elitewyvernarmored [Grand Armored Wyvern] Mists-Logo-Small Flying 2000Gold Dominance Offensive exalted Artisan (300)
Neutral 15 IconSmall Hippogryph [Cenarion War Hippogryph] Bc icon Flying 2,000Gold Cenarion Expedition exalted Artisan (300)
IconSmall Talbuk Talbuk mounts Bc icon

[Cobalt Riding Talbuk]
[Silver Riding Talbuk]
[Tan Riding Talbuk]
[White Riding Talbuk]

Ground 70Gold Kurenai/Mag'har exalted Journeyman (150)
IconSmall Talbuk War talbuk mounts Bc icon

[Cobalt War Talbuk]
[Silver War Talbuk]
[Tan War Talbuk]
[White War Talbuk]

Ground 100Gold Kurenai/Mag'har exalted Journeyman (150)
IconSmall DrakeNether Netherwing drake mounts Bc icon

[Azure Netherwing Drake]
[Cobalt Netherwing Drake]
[Onyx Netherwing Drake]
[Purple Netherwing Drake]
[Veridian Netherwing Drake]
[Violet Netherwing Drake]

Flying 200Gold Netherwing exalted Artisan (300)
IconSmall Netherray Nether ray mounts Bc icon

[Blue Riding Nether Ray]
[Green Riding Nether Ray]
[Purple Riding Nether Ray]
[Red Riding Nether Ray]
[Silver Riding Nether Ray]

Flying 200Gold Sha'tari Skyguard exalted Artisan (300)
IconSmall Mammoth [Ice Mammoth] Wrath-Logo-Small Ground 1,000Gold Sons of Hodir revered Journeyman (150)
IconSmall Mammoth [Grand Ice Mammoth] Wrath-Logo-Small Ground 10,000Gold Sons of Hodir exalted Journeyman (150)
IconSmall DrakeRed [Red Drake] Wrath-Logo-Small Flying 1,600Gold Wyrmrest Accord exalted Artisan (300)
Ability mount camel brown [Brown Riding Camel] Cataclysm-Logo-Small Ground 80Gold Ramkahen exalted Journeyman (150)
Ability mount camel tan [Tan Riding Camel] Cataclysm-Logo-Small Ground 80Gold Ramkahen exalted Journeyman (150)
Ability mount waterstridermount [Azure Water Strider] Mists-Logo-Small Ground 5000Gold Anglers exalted Journeyman (150)
Ability mount cloudmount [Disc of the Red Flying Cloud] Mists-Logo-Small Flying 600Gold The Lorewalkers exalted Expert (225)
Inv misc questionmark Riding Goat mounts Mists-Logo-Small

[Brown Riding Goat]
[Black Riding Goat]
[White Riding Goat]

Ground 500/3250Gold The Tillers exalted Artisan (300)
Inv pandarenserpentmount lightning yellow [Thundering August Cloud Serpent] Mists-Logo-Small Flying 10000Gold The August Celestials exalted Artisan (300)
Inv pandarenserpentmount lightning [Thundering Ruby Cloud Serpent] Mists-Logo-Small Flying Drop[7] The August Celestials exalted Artisan (300)
IconSmall SerpentCloud Cloud Serpent mounts Mists-Logo-Small

[Azure Cloud Serpent]
[Golden Cloud Serpent]
[Jade Cloud Serpent]

Flying 2500Gold Order of the Cloud Serpent exalted Artisan (300)
IconSmall Crane Riding Crane mounts Mists-Logo-Small

[Azure Riding Crane]
[Golden Riding Crane]
[Regal Riding Crane]

Ground 3,000Gold Golden Lotus exalted Journeyman (150)
Ability mount hordescorpionamber [Amber Scorpion] Mists-Logo-Small Ground 10000Gold The Klaxxi exalted Journeyman (150)
Inv pandarenserpentmount blue [Onyx Cloud Serpent] Mists-Logo-Small Flying Shado-Pan exalted Artisan (300)

Rare drop mountsEdit

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 Type Source Riding skill
Neutral 15 IconSmall SilithidTank Qiraji battle tank mounts Ground AQ40 Drop Apprentice (75)
Ability mount undeadhorse [Deathcharger's Reins] Ground Baron Rivendare, Stratholme Journeyman (150)
Ability mount dreadsteed [Fiery Warhorse] Bc icon Ground Attumen the Huntsman, Karazhan Journeyman (150)
Inv-mount raven 54 [Raven Lord] Bc icon Ground Anzu, Heroic Sethekk Halls Journeyman (150)
Ability mount cockatricemountelite white [White Hawkstrider] Bc icon Ground Kael'thas Sunstrider, Heroic Magisters' Terrace Journeyman (150)
Ability mount polarbear white [White Polar Bear] Wrath-Logo-Small Ground [Hyldnir Spoils], Gretta the Arbiter Journeyman (150)
Ability mount mammoth black [Grand Black War Mammoth] Wrath-Logo-Small Ground Vault of Archavon, any boss, 10- or 25-player Journeyman (150)
Inv misc summerfest brazierorange [Ashes of Al'ar] Bc icon Flying Kael'thas Sunstrider, The Eye Artisan (300)
Ability mount drake azure [Azure Drake] Wrath-Logo-Small Flying Malygos 25-player, Eye of Eternity Artisan (300)
Ability mount drake blue [Blue Drake] Wrath-Logo-Small Flying Malygos 10-player, Eye of Eternity Artisan (300)
Ability mount drake proto [Blue Proto-Drake] Wrath-Logo-Small Flying Skadi the Ruthless, Heroic Utgarde Pinnacle Artisan (300)
Ability mount drake proto [Green Proto-Drake] Wrath-Logo-Small Flying [Mysterious Egg], Oracles revered Artisan (300)
Achievement boss onyxia [Onyxian Drake] Wrath-Logo-Small Flying Onyxia 10- or 25-player, Onyxia's Lair Artisan (300)
Inv misc stormdragonpale [Drake of the North Wind] Cataclysm-Logo-Small Flying Altairus, Vortex Pinnacle Artisan (300)
Inv misc stormdragonpurple [Drake of the South Wind] Cataclysm-Logo-Small Flying Heart of Wind 10- or 25-player, Throne of the Four Winds Artisan (300)
Inv misc stonedragonblue [Vitreous Stone Drake] Cataclysm-Logo-Small Flying Slabhide, The Stonecore Artisan (300)
Ability mount camel gray [Grey Riding Camel] Cataclysm-Logo-Small Ground Combat 15 Dormus the Camel-Hoarder in Steam Pools Journeyman (150)
Ability mount fireravengodmount [Flametalon of Alysrazor] Cataclysm-Logo-Small Ground Alysrazor in Firelands Journeyman (150)
Inv misc orb 05 [Smoldering Egg of Millagazor] Cataclysm-Logo-Small Flying Ragnaros (tactics) in Firelands Artisan (300)
Ability mount drake twilight [Experiment 12-B] Cataclysm-Logo-Small Flying Ultraxion in Dragon Soul Artisan (300)
Ability mount drake red [Blazing Drake] Cataclysm-Logo-Small Flying Madness of Deathwing in Dragon Soul(normal) Artisan (300)
Ability mount drake red [Life-Binder's Handmaiden] Cataclysm-Logo-Small Flying Madness of Deathwing in Dragon Soul(heroic) Artisan (300)
Inv celestialserpentmount [Astral Cloud Serpent] Mists-Logo-Small Flying Elegon, Mogu'shan Vaults Artisan (300)
Inv pandarenserpentmount lightning blue [Thundering Cobalt Cloud Serpent] Mists-Logo-Small Flying Boss 15 Nalak <The Storm Lord> on the Isle of Thunder Artisan (300)
Reins of the Cobalt Primordial Direhorn Mists-Logo-Small Flying Boss 15 Oondasta on the Isle of Thunder Artisan (300)
Inv pandarenserpentgodmount black [Heavenly Onyx Cloud Serpent] Mists-Logo-Small Flying Boss 15 Sha of Anger Artisan (300)

Guaranteed drop mounts Edit

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 Type Achievement Creature Riding skill
Official alliance mini-icon
Official horde mini-icon
IconSmall Horse [Swift Alliance Steed] Wrath-Logo-Small
IconSmall Wolf [Swift Horde Wolf] Wrath-Logo-Small
Ground Money achievement A Tribute to Insanity (10) Argent Crusade Tribute Chest Journeyman (150)
Official alliance mini-icon
Official horde mini-icon
IconSmall Horse [Crusader's White Warhorse] Wrath-Logo-Small
IconSmall Horse [Crusader's Black Warhorse] Wrath-Logo-Small
Ground Money achievement A Tribute to Immortality Anub'arak Journeyman (150)
Neutral 15 IconSmall DrakeBronze [Bronze Drake] Wrath-Logo-Small Flying Money achievement Culling of Time Infinite Corruptor Artisan (300)
IconSmall DrakeBlack [Black Drake] Wrath-Logo-Small Flying Money achievement Twilight Zone (10) Sartharion Artisan (300)
IconSmall Deathcharger [Invincible's Reins] Wrath-Logo-Small Flying Money achievement The Light of Dawn The Lich King Artisan (300)
IconSmall ProtoBronze [Time-Lost Proto-Drake] Wrath-Logo-Small Flying Time-Lost Proto Drake Artisan (300)
IconSmall DrakeTwilight [Twilight Drake] Wrath-Logo-Small Flying Money achievement Twilight Zone (25) Sartharion Artisan (300)
IconSmall Seahorse [Subdued Seahorse]Cataclysm-Logo-Small Aquatic Poseidus Expert (225)
Inv misc stonedragonpurple [Phosphorescent Stone Drake] Cataclysm-Logo-Small Flying Aeonaxx, Deepholm Artisan (300)
Inv pandarenserpentmount lightning [Thundering Ruby Cloud Serpent] Mists-Logo-Small Flying Alani Artisan (300)

Crafted mounts Edit

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

Mount Type Required skill
Profession Riding
Official alliance mini-icon Inv misc key 06 [Mekgineer's Chopper] Wrath-Logo-Small Ground 450 Engineering (and Alliance Vanguard - Exalted) to craft only Journeyman (150)
Official horde mini-icon Inv misc key 06 [Mechano-hog] Wrath-Logo-Small Ground 450 Engineering (and Horde Expedition - Exalted) to craft only Journeyman (150)
Neutral 15 Ability mount gyrocoptor [Flying Machine Control] Bc icon Flying 300 Engineering Expert (225)
Ability mount flyingcarpet [Flying Carpet] Wrath-Logo-Small Flying 300 Tailoring Expert (225)
Ability mount gyrocoptorelite [Turbo-Charged Flying Machine Control] Bc icon Flying 375 Engineering Artisan (300)
Sky Golem [Sky Golem]Mists-Logo-Small Flying 600 Engineering Expert (150)
Ability mount magnificentflyingcarpet [Magnificent Flying Carpet] Wrath-Logo-Small Flying 425 Tailoring Artisan (300)
Inv chest cloth 52 [Frosty Flying Carpet] Wrath-Logo-Small Flying 425 Tailoring Artisan (300)
Ability mount fossilizedraptor [Fossilized Raptor] Cataclysm-Logo-Small Ground 225 Archaeology[citation needed] Journeyman (150)
Trade archaeology sceptor-of-azaqir [Ultramarine Qiraji Battle Tank] Cataclysm-Logo-Small Ground 225 Archaeology[citation needed] Journeyman (150)
Inv alchemy potion 06 [Vial of the Sands] Cataclysm-Logo-Small Flying 525 Alchemy to craft only Expert (225)
Inv misc questionmark [Jeweled Panther] Mists-Logo-Small Flying 615 Jewelcrafting Journeyman (150)

Purchasable mounts Edit

These mounts are available to all players, with no requirements outside of gold or emblems.

General mounts Edit

Mount Type Cost Source Riding skill
Official alliance mini-icon Ability mount polarbear brown [Armored Brown Bear] Ground 750Gold Mei Francis in Dalaran Journeyman (150)
Ability mount gryphon 01 [Armored Snowy Gryphon] Flying 2,000Gold Mei Francis in Dalaran Artisan (300)
Official horde mini-icon Ability mount polarbear brown [Armored Brown Bear] Ground 750Gold Mei Francis in Dalaran Journeyman (150)
Ability mount swiftpurplewindrider [Armored Blue Wind Rider] Flying 2,000Gold Mei Francis in Dalaran Artisan (300)
Neutral 15 Ability mount ridingelekk grey [Wooly Mammoth] Ground 2175 Pvecurrency-justice Mei Francis in Dalaran Journeyman (150)
Ability mount mammoth brown [Traveler's Tundra Mammoth] Ground 20,000Gold Mei Francis in Dalaran Journeyman (150)
IconSmall Yak Yak mounts Mists-Logo-Small

[Blonde Riding Yak]
[Grey Riding Yak]

Ground 3,000Gold Uncle Bigpocket in Kun-Lai Summit Journeyman (150)
Ability mount travellersyakmount [Grand Expedition Yak] Mists-Logo-Small Ground 120,000Gold Uncle Bigpocket in Kun-Lai Summit Journeyman (150)

Argent Tournament mounts Edit

Wrath-Logo-Small 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 Type Cost Requirement Riding skill
Official alliance mini-icon Ability mount ridingelekkelite [Exodar Elekk] Ground 100 Ability paladin artofwar Money achievement Champion of the Exodar Journeyman (150)
Ability mount whitetiger [Darnassian Nightsaber] Ground 100 Ability paladin artofwar Money achievement Champion of Darnassus Journeyman (150)
Ability mount mountainram [Ironforge Ram] Ground 100 Ability paladin artofwar Money achievement Champion of Ironforge Journeyman (150)
Ability mount ridinghorse [Stormwind Steed] Ground 100 Ability paladin artofwar Money achievement Champion of Stormwind Journeyman (150)
Ability mount mechastrider [Gnomeregan Mechanostrider] Ground 100 Ability paladin artofwar Money achievement Champion of Gnomeregan Journeyman (150)
Ability mount ridingelekkelite [Great Red Elekk] Ground 500Gold5 Ability paladin artofwar Money achievement Champion of the Exodar Journeyman (150)
Ability mount whitetiger [Swift Moonsaber] Ground 500Gold5 Ability paladin artofwar Money achievement Champion of Darnassus Journeyman (150)
Ability mount mountainram [Swift Violet Ram] Ground 500Gold5 Ability paladin artofwar Money achievement Champion of Ironforge Journeyman (150)
Ability mount ridinghorse [Swift Gray Steed] Ground 500Gold5 Ability paladin artofwar Money achievement Champion of Stormwind Journeyman (150)
Ability mount mechastrider [Turbostrider] Ground 500Gold5 Ability paladin artofwar Money achievement Champion of Gnomeregan Journeyman (150)
Ability mount ridinghorse [Quel'dorei Steed] Ground 100 Ability paladin artofwar Silver Covenant exalted Journeyman (150)
Ability mount warhippogryph [Silver Covenant Hippogryph] Flying 150 Ability paladin artofwar Silver Covenant exalted Artisan (300)
Official horde mini-icon Ability mount undeadhorse [Forsaken Warhorse] Ground 100 Ability paladin artofwar Money achievement Champion of the Undercity Journeyman (150)
Ability mount kodo 01 [Thunder Bluff Kodo] Ground 100 Ability paladin artofwar Money achievement Champion of Thunder Bluff Journeyman (150)
Ability mount blackdirewolf [Orgrimmar Wolf] Ground 100 Ability paladin artofwar Money achievement Champion of Orgrimmar Journeyman (150)
Ability mount raptor [Darkspear Raptor] Ground 100 Ability paladin artofwar Money achievement Champion of Sen'jin Journeyman (150)
Ability mount cockatricemountelite purple [Silvermoon Hawkstrider] Ground 100 Ability paladin artofwar Money achievement Champion of Silvermoon City Journeyman (150)
Ability mount undeadhorse [White Skeletal Warhorse] Ground 500Gold5 Ability paladin artofwar Money achievement Champion of the Undercity Journeyman (150)
Ability mount kodo 01 [Great Golden Kodo] Ground 500Gold5 Ability paladin artofwar Money achievement Champion of Thunder Bluff Journeyman (150)
Ability mount blackdirewolf [Swift Burgundy Wolf] Ground 500Gold5 Ability paladin artofwar Money achievement Champion of Orgrimmar Journeyman (150)
Ability mount raptor [Swift Purple Raptor] Ground 500Gold5 Ability paladin artofwar Money achievement Champion of Sen'jin Journeyman (150)
Ability mount cockatricemountelite purple [Swift Red Hawkstrider] Ground 500Gold5 Ability paladin artofwar Money achievement Champion of Silvermoon City Journeyman (150)
Ability mount cockatricemountelite purple [Sunreaver Hawkstrider] Ground 100 Ability paladin artofwar Sunreavers exalted Journeyman (150)
IconSmall Dragonhawk [Sunreaver Dragonhawk] Flying 150 Ability paladin artofwar Sunreavers exalted Artisan (300)
Neutral 15 Ability mount ridinghorse [Argent Warhorse] Ground 100 Ability paladin artofwar <Crusader> Journeyman (150)
Ability mount warhippogryph [Argent Hippogryph] Flying 150 Ability paladin artofwar Artisan (300)

Amphibious mounts Edit

Amphibious mounts confer a slight increase in swim speed, but move no faster than walking while on land. Amphibious mounts do not give their riders the ability to breathe underwater, so plan accordingly with one of appropriate items or abilities.

Mount +Speed Source Riding skill
Water Land
Neutral 15 Inv misc fish turtle 02 [Sea Turtle] Wrath-Logo-Small 250% 0% Fishing in Northrend fishing pools Apprentice (75)

Aquatic mounts Edit

For the Subdued Abyssal Seahorse, see quest rewards.
For the Subdued Seahorse, see Guaranteed drop mounts.

Amphibious mounts confer a slight increase in swim speed, but move no faster than walking while on land. Amphibious mounts do not give their riders the ability to breathe underwater, so plan accordingly with one of appropriate items or abilities.

Mount +Speed Source Riding skill
Water Land
Neutral 15 IconSmall Seahorse[Subdued Abyssal Seahorse] Cataclysm-Logo-Small 350% only in Vashj'ir Reward from Neutral 15 [81] The Abyssal Ride Expert (225)
IconSmall Seahorse [Subdued Seahorse] Wrath-Logo-Small 250% Drop from Poseidus Expert (225)

Achievement system mounts Edit

These mounts are obtainable by completing certain achievements. As part of completing the achievement, the mount will be mailed directly to the player, or available for purchase at select locations.

Mount Type Required achievement Riding skill
Official alliance mini-icon Ability hunter pet dragonhawk [Blue Dragonhawk] Wrath-Logo-Small Flying Money achievement Mountain o' Mounts Artisan (300)
Inv mount allianceliong [Golden King] Cataclysm-Logo-Small Ground Money achievement Guild Level 25 Journeyman (150)
Item spellcloththread [Pandaren Kite String] Mists-Logo-Small Flying Official alliance mini-icon Money achievement Pandaren Ambassador Artisan (300)
Official horde mini-icon Ability hunter pet dragonhawk [Red Dragonhawk] Wrath-Logo-Small Flying Money achievement Mountain o' Mounts Artisan (300)
Inv mount hordescorpiong [Kor'kron Annihilator] Cataclysm-Logo-Small Ground Money achievement Guild Level 25 Journeyman (150)
Item spellcloththread [Pandaren Kite String] Mists-Logo-Small Flying Official horde mini-icon Money achievement Pandaren Ambassador Artisan (300)
Neutral 15 Ability mount polarbear black [Black War Bear] Bc icon Ground Money achievement For The Alliance! / Money achievement For The Horde! Journeyman (150)
Ability mount drake blue [Albino Drake] Bc icon Flying Money achievement Leading the Cavalry Artisan (300)
Ability mount drake proto [Red Proto-Drake] Bc icon Flying Money achievement Glory of the Hero Artisan (300)
Ability mount drake proto [Violet Proto-Drake] Wrath-Logo-Small Flying Money achievement What A Long, Strange Trip It's Been Artisan (300)
Ability mount razorscale [Reins of the Rusted Proto-Drake] Wrath-Logo-Small Flying Money achievement Glory of the Ulduar Raider (10) Artisan (300)
Ability mount razorscale [Reins of the Ironbound Proto-Drake] Wrath-Logo-Small Flying Money achievement Glory of the Ulduar Raider (25) Artisan (300)
Ability mount redfrostwyrm 01 [Reins of the Bloodbathed Frostbrood Vanquisher] Wrath-Logo-Small Flying Money achievement Glory of the Icecrown Raider (10) Artisan (300)
Ability mount redfrostwyrm 01 [Reins of the Icebound Frostbrood Vanquisher] Wrath-Logo-Small Flying Money achievement Glory of the Icecrown Raider (25) Artisan (300)
Inv misc stonedragonred [Volcanic Stone Drake] Cataclysm-Logo-Small Flying Money achievement Glory of the Cataclysm Hero Artisan (300)
Inv misc stormdragonred [Drake of the East Wind] Cataclysm-Logo-Small Flying Money achievement Glory of the Cataclysm Raider Artisan (300)
Inv mount darkphoenixa [Dark Phoenix] Cataclysm-Logo-Small Flying Money achievement Guild Glory of the Cataclysm Raider + 3000Gold Artisan (300)
Ability mount warhippogryph [Flameward Hippogryph] Cataclysm-Logo-Small Flying Money achievement The Molten Front Offensive Artisan (300)
Ability mount drake red [Twilight Harbinger] Cataclysm-Logo-Small Flying Money achievement Glory of the Dragon Soul Raider Artisan (300)
Inv misc orb 04 [Corrupted Egg of Millagazor] Cataclysm-Logo-Small Flying Money achievement Glory of the Firelands Raider Artisan (300)
Inv jewelcrafting rubyserpent [Crimson Cloud Serpent] Mists-Logo-Small Flying Money achievement Glory of the Pandaria Hero Artisan (300)
Inv pandarenserpentgodmount red [Heavenly Crimson Cloud Serpent] Mists-Logo-Small Flying Money achievement Glory of the Pandaria Raider Artisan (300)
Inv pandarenserpentmount lightning green [Thundering Jade Cloud Serpent] Mists-Logo-Small Flying Money achievement Guild Glory of the Pandaria Raider + 3000Gold Artisan (300)
IconSmall Phoenix Pandaren Phoenix mounts Mists-Logo-Small

[Crimson Pandaren Phoenix]
[Ashen Pandaren Phoenix]
[Violet Pandaren Phoenix]
[Emerald Pandaren Phoenix]

Flying Money achievement Challenge Conqueror: Silver + 1 Inv misc phoenixegg  Artisan (300)

Holiday mounts Edit

Time-Lost Proto-Drake

The Time-lost Proto Drake.

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There are several disguises and time-limited items that are available during holidays. Disguises simply turn the player's mount into something "more festive" like a kodo or a reindeer but do not otherwise affect mount mechanics. 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.

Back during Brewfest 2007, an ["Honorary Brewer" Hand Stamp] was available for purchase and granted access to the [Brewfest Ram] and [Swift Brewfest Ram] vendors. Coren Direbrew (the holiday boss in the Grim Guzzler of Blackrock Depths) had not yet been implemented, so completing the quest was the only way to get the mounts. The hand stamp was removed for the 2008 Brewfest and the Swift Brewfest Ram added to Coren Direbrew's loot table (along with the new [Great Brewfest Kodo]), but the 60%-speed Brewfest Ram can no longer be purchased except by players who completed the Hand Stamp quest.

Mount +Speed Limited Requirements Source and notes
Disguises Neutral 15 IconSmall Stag [Fresh Holly] Yes Level 20 /kiss holiday NPCs during the Feast of Winter Veil
IconSmall Stag [Preserved Holly] No Level 20 Quest rewards during the Feast of Winter Veil
Inv misc herb 08 [Fresh Brewfest Hops] Yes Level 20 2 Inv misc coin 01 during Brewfest
Inv misc herb 08 [Preserved Brewfest Hops] No Level 20 20 Inv misc coin 01 during Brewfest
Official alliance mini-icon IconSmall Kodo [Fresh Goblin Brewfest Hops] Yes Level 20 5 Inv misc coin 01 during Brewfest
Official horde mini-icon IconSmall Ram [Fresh Dwarven Brewfest Hops] Yes Level 20 5 Inv misc coin 01 during Brewfest
Love is in the Air Neutral 15 Inv valentinepinkrocket [Big Love Rocket] 60% - 310% No Apprentice (75) Apothecary Hummel. Scaling mount
Ability hunter pet tallstrider [Swift Lovebird] Ground No Apprentice (75) Lovely Merchant
Hallow's End Neutral 15 IconSmall Broom [Rickety Magic Broom] 0% Yes None [Crudely Wrapped Gift] Vanity mount
IconSmall Broom [Magic Broom] 60% - 280% Yes Apprentice (75) Headless Horseman. Scaling mount
IconSmall Dreadsteed [The Horseman's Reins] 60% - 280% No Apprentice (75) Headless Horseman. Scaling mount
Brewfest Neutral 15 IconSmall Ram [Swift Brewfest Ram] 100% No Journeyman (150) Coren Direbrew
IconSmall Kodo [Great Brewfest Kodo] 100% No Journeyman (150) Coren Direbrew

Outside of game mounts Edit

HeartoftheAspects2

A Tauren riding a Heart of the Aspects

Blazing Hippogrpyh

A Blazing Hippogryph mount

The mounts in previous sections are acquired using solely in-game means. The mounts that follow require some real-world interactions, such as getting a rare loot card in the TCG, going to BlizzCon, the Recruit-A-Friend program, sending a Scroll of Resurrection, or purchasing mounts from the Blizzard Store.

Mount Type Requirements Riding skill
Neutral 15 Ability mount bigblizzardbear [Big Blizzard Bear] Ground BlizzCon Apprentice (75)
Ability mount celestialhorse [Celestial Steed] Flying Blizzard Store mount Apprentice (75)
Inv mount wingedlion [Winged Guardian] Flying Blizzard Store mount Apprentice (75)
Inv dragonchromaticmount [Heart of the Aspects] Flying Blizzard Store mount Apprentice (75)
Ability mount swiftwindsteed [Swift Windsteed] Flying Blizzard Store mount Apprentice (75)
Ability mount epicbatmount [Armored Bloodwing] Flying Blizzard Store mount Apprentice (75)
Ability mount quilenflyingmount [Imperial Quilen] Flying Special Edition mount Apprentice (75)
Inv misc reforgedarchstone 01 [Obsidian Nightwing] Flying Recruit-A-Friend program Apprentice (75)
Ability hunter pet dragonhawk [Amani Dragonhawk] Flying Trading Card Game Artisan (300)
Ability mount warhippogryph [Blazing Hippogryph] Flying Trading Card Game Apprentice (75)
Ability mount warhippogryph [Corrupted Hippogryph] Flying Trading Card Game Apprentice (75)
Ability mount feldrake [Feldrake] Flying Trading Card Game Apprentice (75)
Ability mount rocketmountblue [X-51 Nether-Rocket]
Ability mount rocketmount [X-51 Nether-Rocket X-TREME]
Flying Trading Card Game Apprentice (75)
Ability mount drake bronze [Mottled Drake] Flying Trading Card Game Artisan (300)
Inv egg 03 [Magic Rooster] Ground Trading Card Game Journeyman (150)
Ability hunter pet tallstrider [Swift Shorestrider] Ground Trading Card Game Apprentice (75)
Ability hunter pet turtle [Riding Turtle] Ground Trading Card Game Apprentice (75)
Ability mount camel gray [White Riding Camel] Ground Trading Card Game Apprentice (75)
Ability hunter pet rhino [Wooly White Rhino] Ground Trading Card Game Journeyman (150)
Ability mount whitetiger [Spectral Tiger]
Ability mount whitetiger [Swift Spectral Tiger]
Ground Trading Card Game Apprentice (75)
Ability druid challangingroar [Big Battle Bear] Ground Trading Card Game Journeyman (150)
Ability mount raptor [Savage Raptor] Ground Trading Card Game Apprentice (75)
Official alliance mini-icon Ability mount spectralgryphon [Spectral Gryphon] Flying Scroll of Resurrection Apprentice (75)
Official horde mini-icon Ability mount spectralwyvern [Spectral Wind Rider] Flying Scroll of Resurrection Apprentice (75)

Retired mounts Edit

Arena System reward mounts Edit

At the end of each Arena season, the top 0.5% of teams in the 3v3 and 5v5 bracket each battlegroup are rewarded with a 310% speed flying mount.

Such mounts are inherently time-limited and are not currently available.

Mount Season Riding skill
Neutral 15 Ability mount netherdrakeelite[Swift Nether Drake] Bc icon Season 1 Artisan (300)
Ability mount netherdrakeelite[Merciless Nether Drake] Bc icon Season 2 Artisan (300)
Ability mount netherdrakeelite[Vengeful Nether Drake] Bc icon Season 3 Artisan (300)
Ability mount netherdrakeelite[Brutal Nether Drake] Bc icon Season 4 Artisan (300)
Ability mount redfrostwyrm 01[Deadly Gladiator's Frost Wyrm] Wrath-Logo-Small Season 5 Artisan (300)
Ability mount redfrostwyrm 01[Furious Gladiator's Frost Wyrm] Wrath-Logo-Small Season 6 Artisan (300)
Ability mount redfrostwyrm 01[Relentless Gladiator's Frost Wyrm] Wrath-Logo-Small Season 7 Artisan (300)
Ability mount redfrostwyrm 01[Wrathful Gladiator's Frost Wyrm] Wrath-Logo-Small Season 8 Artisan (300)
IconSmall DrakeTwilight[Vicious Gladiator's Twilight Drake] Cataclysm-Logo-Small Season 9 Artisan (300)
IconSmall DrakeTwilight[Ruthless Gladiator's Twilight Drake] Cataclysm-Logo-Small Season 10 Artisan (300)
IconSmall DrakeTwilight[Cataclysmic Gladiator's Twilight Drake] Cataclysm-Logo-Small Season 11 Artisan (300)

Removed from game mountsEdit

These mounts are no longer obtainable in the game.

Mount Type Original availability Removed Riding skill
Official alliance mini-icon IconSmall Horse [Palomino], [White Stallion] Ground 1000Gold Patch 1.4.0 Journeyman (150)
IconSmall Ram [Black Ram], [Frost Ram] Ground 1000Gold Patch 1.4.0 Journeyman (150)
IconSmall Mechanostrider [Icy Blue Mechanostrider Mod A], [White Mechanostrider Mod B] Ground 1000Gold Patch 1.4.0 Journeyman (150)
IconSmall Saber [Ancient Frostsaber], [Nightsaber] Ground 1000Gold Patch 1.4.0 Journeyman (150)
Ability mount ridinghorse [Crusader's White Warhorse] Wrath-Logo-Small Ground Money achievement A Tribute to Immortality Patch 4.0.3 Journeyman (150)
Official horde mini-icon IconSmall Wolf [Arctic Wolf], [Red Wolf] Ground 1000Gold Patch 1.4.0 Journeyman (150)
IconSmall Kodo [Green Kodo], [Teal Kodo] Ground 1000Gold Patch 1.4.0 Journeyman (150)
IconSmall Raptor [Ivory Raptor], [Mottled Red Raptor] Ground 1000Gold Patch 1.4.0 Journeyman (150)
Ability mount nightmarehorse [Crusader's Black Warhorse] Wrath-Logo-Small Ground Money achievement A Tribute to Immortality Patch 4.0.3 Journeyman (150)
Neutral 15 IconSmall Bear [Amani War Bear] Bc icon Ground Ashli's Bag, Zul'Aman Patch 3.0.2 Journeyman (150)
IconSmall ProtoWhite [Plagued Proto-Drake] Wrath-Logo-Small Flying Money achievement Glory of the Raider (10) Patch 3.1.0 Artisan (300)
IconSmall ProtoBlack [Black Proto-Drake] Wrath-Logo-Small Flying Money achievement Glory of the Raider (25) Patch 3.1.0 Artisan (300)
Inv misc qirajicrystal 05 [Black Qiraji Resonating Crystal] Ground Bang a Gong! Patch 3.2.0 Journeyman (150)
IconSmall Zhevra [Swift Zhevra] Ground Recruit-A-Friend 27 April 2010 Journeyman (150)
Ability mount raptor [Razzashi Raptor] Ground Bloodlord Mandokir, Zul'Gurub Patch 4.0.3 Journeyman (150)
Ability mount jungletiger [Swift Zulian Tiger] Ground High Priest Thekal, Zul'Gurub Patch 4.0.3 Journeyman (150)
Ability mount rocketmount [X-53 Touring Rocket] Flying Recruit-A-Friend Patch 4.3.4 Expert (225)

Flying mounts in Kalimdor & Eastern Kingdoms Edit

Stormwind City from above pre-Cataclysm

With careful use of Eagle Eye or Far Sight, it is possible to see why Flying Mounts are not allowed in the old world until the Cataclysm expansion hits.

At BlizzCon 2009 it was revealed that flying mounts will be available in some form to use in Kalimdor and the Eastern Kingdoms with the release of the next expansion, titled Cataclysm. Blizzard officials had previously stated that it was unlikely that they would allow flying mounts in these continents since doing so would require them to redesign the continents with flying mounts in mind.

Prior to Cataclysm-Logo-Small Cataclysm, the Eastern Kingdoms and Kalimdor were unsuitable for flying mounts; there were visual glitches like mountains and high buildings whose tops cannot be seen, and places where the terrain abruptly changes from one tileset to another, creating a grossly unrealistic appearance in some areas. There are also zones which should have been there lore-wise but were empty and unfinished.

With the expansion, rebuilding the continents is precisely what zone developers did, which explains why flying in those continents became possible.

Vanity mounts Edit

Vanity mounts only exist to put the player on a mount. They confer no bonuses to movement speed, and thus require no riding skill. The two vanity mounts are the [Rickety Magic Broom], a fairly common reward for completing daily quests during Hallow's End, and the [Riding Turtle], available from the TCG.

See also Edit

Patch history Edit

Mists of Pandaria Edit

Mists-Logo-Small This section concerns content exclusive to Mists of Pandaria.
  • Mists-Logo-Small Patch 5.2.0 (5-Mar-2013): Upon reaching level 20 and level 60, characters will automatically receive a new quest directing them to visit the racial riding trainer and mount vendors.
  • Mists-Logo-Small β Patch 5.0.1 (Beta): Most mounts will be Account-wide mounts.

Cataclysm Edit

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  • Cataclysm-Logo-Small Patch 4.2.0 (28-Jun-2011): Official alliance mini-icon [Vicious War Steed] or Official horde mini-icon [Vicious War Wolf] awarded for winning 75, 150, or 300 rated battlegrounds.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small/Cataclysm-Logo-Small Patch 4.0.1 (12-Oct-2010): All mounts now scale to the appropriate riding skill. This means that all 310% speed mounts earned from achievements or were awarded from this patch onward are 280% in order to match the current max riding skill, Artisan. Players who already have a 310% mount are grandfathered into the system.
                PvP mounts now cost 2,000 Pvpcurrency-honor-both
  • Wrath-Logo-Small/Cataclysm-Logo-Small Patch 4.0.1 (12-Oct-2010): Mounts that are both ground and flying will no longer need to be dismounted and then re-mounted to switch between types. This will now be automatic.

Wrath of the Lich King Edit

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  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.3.3 (2010-03-23): Battlegrounds will no longer award Marks of Honor. Items which previously required Marks of Honor will have their costs adjusted to remove these requirements.
                PvP mounts now cost 50,000 Pvpcurrency-honor-both
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.3.0 (08-Dec-2009): Knockbacks no longer dismount players. If on a flying mount, you will be knocked back a short distance before being able to resume flying.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.2.2 (2009-09-22): Undocumented change
                The riding trainers in Thrallmar and Honor Hold are now part of the Orgrimmar and Stormwind factions respectively. Note also that this change doesn't apply to trainers in Northrend.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.2.0 (04-Aug-2009):
    • The cast time for summoning any ground or flying[8] mount is now 1.5 seconds, down from 3 seconds.
    • Apprentice Riding (Skill 75): Can now be learned at level 20 for 4Gold. Mail will be sent to players who reach level 20 directing them to the riding trainer.
    • Journeyman Riding (Skill 150): Can now be learned at level 40 for 50Gold. Mail will be sent to players who reach level 40 directing them back to the riding trainer.
    • Expert Riding (Skill 225): Can now be learned at level 60 for 600Gold from trainers in Honor Hold or Thrallmar. Faction discounts now apply (Honor Hold for Alliance; Thrallmar for Horde). Flight speed at this skill level has been increased to 150% of run speed, up from 60%.
    • Artisan Riding (Skill 300): Faction discounts now apply (Honor Hold or Valiance Expedition for Alliance; Thrallmar or Warsong Offensive for Horde).
    • Flying over Dalaran and Wintergrasp is now possible so long as players keep a healthy distance above the ground.
    • The ravasaur trainer Mor'vek has returned to Un'Goro and will offer to help Horde players raise and train a [Venomhide Ravasaur] as a mount... if they can survive the creature's deadly poison.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.1.0 (14-Apr-2009): All Ground Mounts may now swim without dismounting the rider. Flying Mounts still may NOT, and will dismount the rider upon entering water.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.0.8 (2009-01-20): Racial restrictions on mounts have now been lifted. Night elves on mechanostriders? Tauren on raptors? You're not seeing things.
  • Bc icon/Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.0.2 (14-Oct-2008):
    • Mounting is now permitted in Ahn'Qiraj.
    • New Vanity Pet and Mount changes: Players will now be able to access their non-combat pets and mounts by clicking on the pets tab in the Character Info panel. These pets and mounts will be now learnable much like spells or abilities. Once a vanity pet or mount is learned, the icon will disappear from within a player's inventory and reappear in the appropriate tab under the pet tab under Character Info. Say goodbye to your vanity pets and mounts taking up bag and bank slots! Lost pets and mounts (one time quest rewards) can be recovered by visiting a stablemaster.

Burning Crusade Edit

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  • Bc icon Patch 2.4.3 (2008-07-15): Mounts at 30?! Yes, it's true: Apprentice Riding and mounts are now available at level 30. Training costs 35Gold.
  • Bc icon Patch 2.3.0 (13-Nov-2007): Nutral, the flight master in Shattrath City, now has a quest for characters who are level 70 and do not yet have a riding skill of 225. The quest will direct a character to visit the appropriate riding instructor in Shadowmoon Valley so that the player will know where they can purchase the skill necessary to use a flying mount.
  • Bc icon Patch 2.1.0 (22-May-2007):
    • Swift Flying Mounts: All the swift flying mounts will now display as epic items, rather than superior-quality items.
    • Using abilities and casting spells that cannot be used while mounted will now auto-dismount players as needed. This can be disabled by turning off the auto-dismount option in the UI options.
    • New Lua conditional [flyable] which is true if you're in a location where you could use a flying mount.
  • Bc icon Patch 2.0.3 (09-Jan-2007): New macro command: /dismount
  • WoW Icon 16x16/Bc icon Patch 2.0.1 (05-Dec-2006): Honor system revamp
                PvP mounts no longer limited to rank 11s, now available for 30 Warsong gulch mark of honor30 Arathi basin mark of honor30 Alterac valley mark of honor each.

Classic Edit

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  • WoW Icon 16x16 Patch 1.12.1 (26-Sep-2006): The riding skill has been changed. A riding skill of 75 is now needed to ride level 40 mounts and a skill of 150 for level 60 mounts. Those that already have mounts will automatically be granted the appropriate level skill.
  • WoW Icon 16x16 Patch 1.12.0 (22-Aug-2006): The Items that summon mounts have been changed in their color/quality. Items that summon normal mounts are now blue (superior) items and items that summon swift mounts are now purple (epic) items.
  • WoW Icon 16x16 Patch 1.6.0 (12-Jul-2005): Clarified the error message when trying to attack while mounted.
  • WoW Icon 16x16 Patch 1.5.0 (2005-06-07): Many of the Swift Mounts have gained eye glows and some have had other tweaks made to them to improve their looks.
  • WoW Icon 16x16 Patch 1.4.0 (2005-05-05): Level 60 mounts purchased at vendors now have a whole new look. Faster undead mounts already have a different look and so have not changed. The new mounts can be seen standing near the mount vendors. If you have one of the old fast mounts, you can exchange it for one with a new look at the mount vendor.
  • WoW Icon 16x16 Patch 1.3.0 (07-Mar-2005): Mounts now are Horde or Alliance restricted in the tooltip. We do not intend to allow Horde players to ride Alliance vendor-purchased mounts and vice versa.
  • WoW Icon 16x16 Patch 1.2.0 (18-Dec-2004): Players will now be able to purchase and train mounts from other races in their faction. However, you will first need to obtain "Exalted" reputation status with that race in order to do so. Mounts of the opposing faction are not available for purchase.
  • WoW Icon 16x16 Patch 1.1.0 (07-Nov-2004): Tauren players will no longer have the [Plainsrunning] ability, due to the availability of Kodo mounts! Tauren players can purchase the Kodo mount at Bloodhoof village.

Notes Edit

  • Mounts have a special emote they can do: This can be invoked while motionless on the ground, either by the /mountspecial slash command, or by pressing the Space key
  • Flying mounts can perform a loop! Press Pitch Up or Pitch Down (normally Ins and Del) while in flight to perform a loop. On a macintosh, the Help key, or the Fn+Del combination (on the laptop) will start it.
  • Additionally, while in a loop, you can use your strafe keys.
  • Mounts that allow passengers (the two choppers, the [Grand Ice Mammoth], the [Traveler's Tundra Mammoth] and [Grand Black War Mammoth]) allow other characters to ride as passengers. Currently, the only flying mount that allows passengers is the Recruit-A-Friend mount, the [X-53 Touring Rocket‎‎].

References Edit

  1. ^ As low as 3750Gold with reputation discounts.
  2. ^ As low as 3750Gold with reputation discounts.
  3. ^ Tauren Paladin lvl20/40 mounts #23 by Kisirani - 2009/09/19 04:04:43 AM
  4. ^ Pally Mounts #2 by Vrakthris - 2011/02/14 11:58:46 PM
  5. ^ a b Zarhym 2011-06-20. Patch 4.2: New PvP Mounts for Rated Battlegrounds.
    Zarhym 2011-06-20. Patch 4.2: New PvP Mounts for Rated Battlegrounds.
  6. ^ a b chaud 2013-07-09. Patch 5.4 PvP Mounts, In Game Store Update, 5.4 PTR Notes Update, Blue Posts, Comic. MMO Champion.
  7. ^ Drops from Combat 15 Alani <The Stormborn>, but requires [Sky Crystal] to remove attack immunity of Alani and Exalted with August Celestials is required to ride.
  8. ^ Blizz Zarhym 2009-07-11. Re: Flying mount changes latest PTR patch?. Archived from the original on 2009-07-11. Retrieved on 2009-07-11.

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