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  • Vial of the Sands
  • Item Level 85Disenchants into:
    Not disenchantable
  • Mount
  • Requires Level 80
  • Requires Riding (225)
  • Use: Teaches you how to transform into a dragon, allowing you to fly very fast and carry an ally on your back.
  • Sell Price: 25 Gold

With the [Vial of the Sands], anyone will be able to transform into a [Sandstone Drake] that will be able to carry another person. This mount costs approx. 26,100 Gold in vendor materials (4500 Gold for [Pyrium-Laced Crystalline Vial] and for 8 [Sands of Time] at 2700 Gold each), in addition to 8 each of [Flask of the Winds], [Flask of Titanic Strength], and [Deepstone Oil], as well as 12 bars of [Truegold].

The [Vial of the Sands] is not restricted to those with Alchemy only. It is not Bind on Pickup anymore and can be traded and sold on the auction house. It is the prerequisite of the Inv alchemy potion 06  [Vial of the Sands] achievement.

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Source Edit

The recipe for this mount is received through max-level [Archeology] sites, inside an item called a [Canopic Jar]. The recipe only appears for Grand Master or better alchemists (Alchemy level 450 or greater).


Notes Edit

Despite selling for a lot on the Auction House, awarding an achievement (and helping others, see Mountain O' Mounts achievement), and being the only craftable flying 2-person mount, this item remains uncommon due to the large resource cost and the cost-reward ratio.

This elixir is made by Alchemists with a skill level of 525.e

Materials required:
1x [Pyrium-Laced Crystalline Vial] 8x [Sands of Time]
12x [Truegold] 8x [Flask of the Winds]
8x [Flask of Titanic Strength] 8x [Deepstone Oil]

12 Truegold require the following materials:

Raw Materials required:
12 x 3 = 36x [Pyrium Bar] 12 x 10 = 120x [Volatile Air]
12 x 10 = 120x [Volatile Fire] 12 x 10 = 120x [Volatile Water]
Each Pyrium Bar requires 2x Inv ore arcanite 01  [Pyrite Ore].

8 Flasks of Winds require the following materials:

Raw Materials required:
8 x 8 = 64x [Volatile Life] 8 x 8 = 64x [Azshara's Veil]
8 x 8 = 64x [Whiptail]

8 Flasks of Titanic Strength require the following materials:

Raw Materials required:
8 x 8 = 64x [Volatile Life] 8 x 8 = 64x [Cinderbloom]
8 x 8 = 64x [Whiptail]

8 Deepstone Oil require the following materials:

Raw Materials required:
up to[1] 8x [Albino Cavefish]

The cumulative raw materials required are as follows:

Total Raw Materials required:
1x [Pyrium-Laced Crystalline Vial] 8x [Sands of Time]
72x [Pyrite Ore] 120x [Volatile Fire]
120x [Volatile Air] 120x [Volatile Water]
128x [Volatile Life] 128x [Whiptail]
64x [Azshara's Veil] 64x [Cinderbloom]
16x [Crystal Vial] up to[1] 8x [Albino Cavefish]

References Edit

  1. ^ a b Each use of a fish sometimes procs 2 oils.

Patch changes Edit

  • WoW Icon 16x16  Hotfix (2010-12-14): Hotfix makes this item no longer Bind on Pickup.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small / Cataclysm-Logo-Small Patch 4.0.1 (12-Oct-2010): Added.

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