World of Warcraft Mount Guide

Every racial mount, class mount, and special mount in WoW

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Since the addition of flying mounts to WoW in the Burning Crusade expansion, the number of mounts available in World of Warcraft (WoW) has grown to over 400. Mounts can be obtained in numerous ways: They can be purchased from vendors, earned through PvP battles, or won as drops from certain bosses.

This guide covers all World of Warcraft mounts as of the release of the 2018 Battle for Azeroth expansion.

World of Warcraft Racial Mounts

The first mount most players purchase is a racial mount, which increases your speed. These become available at level 20 and require the Apprentice riding skill. Racial mounts can be purchased at a vendor near the race's capital city.

If you want to purchase a mount from a race other than that of your character, you need to reach exalted reputation with that race's faction. Once you reach level 40 and obtain the Journeyman riding skill, you can purchase an epic ground mount, which increases your speed even more.

Alliance Apprentice Mounts

Mount Race Riding Skill
Eleckks Draenei 75
Horses Human 75
Mechanostriders Gnome 75
Saber Cats Night Elf 75
Rams Dwarf 75
Mountain Horses Worgen 75
Starcured Voidstrider Void Elf 75
Lightforged Felcrusher Lightforged Draenei 75
Dark Iron Core Hound Dark Iron Dwarf 75
Kul Tiran Charger Kul Tiran 75
Mechagon Mechanostrider Mechagnome 75

Horde Apprentice Mounts

Mount Race Riding Skill 
Hawkstriders Blood Elf 75
Kodos Tauren 75
Raptors Troll 75
Skeletal Horses Undead 75
Wolves Orc 75
Trikes Goblin 75
Dragon Turtles Panderan 75
Nightborne Manasaber Nightborne 75
Highmountain Thunderhoof Highmountain Tauren  75
Mag'har Direwolf Mag'har Orc 75
Zandalari Direhorn Zandalari Troll 75
Caravan Hyena Vulpera 75

Alliance Journeyman Mounts

Mount Race Riding Skill
Swift Elecks Draenei 150
Swift Steed Human 150
Swift Mechanostriders Gnome 150
Swift Saber Cats Night Elf 150
Swift Rams Dwarf 150
Swift Mountain Horses Worgen 150

Horde Journeyman Mounts

Mount Race Riding Skill
Swift Hawkstriders Blood Elf 150
Great Kodos Tauren 150
Swift Raptors Troll 150
Swift Skeletal Horses Undead 150
Swift Wolves Orc 150
Swift Trikes Goblin 150
Swift Dragon Turtles Panderan 150

WoW Class Mounts

Some classes in World of Warcraft can obtain special mounts by completing quests that become available at certain levels. With the release of Wrath of the Lich King expansion, alternatives to the more complicated quests have been offered, and several have been made easier.

Mount Class Riding Skill
Warhorse Paladin 75
Charger Paladin 75
Exarch's Elekk Paladin 75
Sunwalker Kodo Paladin 75
Thalassian Warhorse Paladin 150
Thalassian Charger Paladin 150
Great Exarch's Elekk Paladin 150
Great Sunwalker Kodo Paladin 150
Argent Charger Paladin 150
Felsteed Warlock 75
Dreadsteed Warlock 150
Acherus Deathcharger Death Knight 150
Winged Steed of the Ebon Blade Death Knight 225

Achievement Ground Mounts

Some mounts can be acquired through the Achievement system that was introduced just prior to the Wrath of the Lich King expansion.

Mount Requirement Riding Skill
Black War Bear (Alliance) Reward for the achievement "For the Alliance" 150
Black War Bear (Horde) Reward for the achievement "For the Horde" 150

Reputation Reward Ground Mounts

Reputation rewards give you an alternative to standard ground mounts if you want transportation that looks a little different. Earning reputation with certain factions allows you to purchase special items from vendors associated with that faction.

Mount Reputation Riding Skill
Winterspring Frostsaber Wintersaber Trainers (Exalted) 75
Brown Riding Camel Ramkahen (Exalted) 150
Tan Riding Camel Ramkahen (Exalted) 150
Riding Talbuk Kurenai (Exalted) 150
War Talbuk Mag'har (Exalted) 150
Ice Mammoth Sons of Hodir (Revered) 150
Grand Ice Mammoth Sons of Hodir (Exalted) 150
Brown Riding Goat Tillers (Exalted) 300
Black Riding Goat Tillers (Exalted) 300
White Riding Goat Tillers (Exalted) 300
Azure Water Strider Anglers (Exhalted) 300
Amber Scorpion Klaxxi (Exhalted) 300

Loot/Quest Ground Mounts

Some of the bosses and quests in World of Warcraft can also yield mounts. These mounts tend to be relatively rare, as there is only a chance that a defeated boss will drop one.

Mount Requirement Riding Skill
Crimson Deathcharger Reward for the quest "Mograine's Reunion" in Icecrown Citadel (Heroic) 75
Venomhide Ravasaur Reward for the quest "They Grow Up So Fast" in Un'Goro Crater 75
Horridon Drops from Horidon in Throne of Thunder 150
Rivendare's Deathcharger Drops from Baron Rivendare in Stratholme 150
Swift White Hawkstrider Drops from Kael'thas Sunstrider in Magister's Terrace (Heroic) 150
Raven Lord Drops from Anzu in Sethekk Halls (Heroic) 150
Fiery Warhorse Drops from Attumen the Huntsman in Karazhan 150
White Polar Bear Drops from Hyldnir Spoils in Storm Peaks 150
Grey Riding Camel Drops from Dormous the Camel-Hoarder in Uldum 150
Armored Razzashi Raptor Drops from Bloodlord Mandokir in Zul'Gurub (Heroic) 150
Swift Zulian Panther Drops from High Priestess Kilnara in Zul'Gurub (Heroic) 150
Ji-Kun Drops from Ji-Kun in Throne of Thunder 300
Al'ar Drops from Kael'thas Sunstrider in The Eye  300
Invincible Drops from The Lich King in Ice Crown Citadel  300
Mimiron's Head Drops from Yogg-Saron in Ulduar 300
Alysrazor Drops from Alysrazor in Firelands 300
Millagazor Drops from Ragnaros in Firelands 300
Experiment 12-B Drops from Ultraxion in Dragon Soul 300

Flying Mounts

Flying mounts require at least level 70 and the Expert riding skill. Epic flying mounts are faster than standard flying mounts and require the Artisan riding skill. These mounts come in several color variations.

To use a flying mount in Northrend, you need to learn the Cold Weather Flying skill from the trainer in Dalaran.

Alliance Flying Mounts

Mount Riding Skill
Gryphon 225
Swift Gryphon 300

Horde Flying Mounts

Mount Riding Skill
Wyvern 225
Swift Wyvern 300

Achievement Flying Mounts

World of Warcraft has quite a few flying mounts that are rewarded for reaching certain milestones within the game's Achievement system.

Mount Requirement Riding Skill
Albino Drake Reward for collecting 50 mounts 300
Blue Dragonhawk (Alliance only) Reward for collecting 100 mounts 300
Red Dragonhawk (Horde only) Reward for collecting 100 mounts 300
Red Proto-Drake Reward for the achievement "Glory of the Hero" 300
Bronze Drake Reward for the achievement "The Culling Time" 300
Black Drake Reward for the achievement "The Twilight Zone (10 player)" 300
Twilight Drake Reward for the achievement "The Twilight Zone (25 player)" 300
Violet Proto-Drake Reward for the achievement "What A Long, Strange Trip It's Been" 300
Rusted Proto-Drake Reward for the achievement "Heroic: Glory of the Ulduar Raider" 300
Ironbound Proto-Drake Reward for the achievement "Heroic: Glory of the Ulduar Raider" 300
Bloodbathed Frostbrood Vanquisher Reward for the achievement "Glory of the Icecrown Raider" (10 player) 300
Icebound Frostbrood Vanquisher Reward for the achievement "Glory of the Icecrown Raider" (25 player) 300
Drake of the East Wind Reward for the achievement "Glory of the Cataclysm Raider" 300
Volcanic Stone Drake Reward for the achievement "Glory of the Cataclysm Hero" 300
Dark Phoenix Reward for the achievement "Guild Glory of the Cataclysm Raider" 300
Flameward Hippogryph Reward for the achievement "The Molten Front Offensive" 300
Twilight Harbinger Reward for the achievement "Glory of the Dragon Soul Raider" 300
Corrupt Fire Hawk Reward for the achievement "Glory of the Firelands Raider" 300
Crimson Cloud Serpent Reward for the achievement "Glory of the Pandoria Hero" 300
Heavy Crimson Cloud Serpent Reward for the achievement "Glory of the Raider" 300
Thundering Jade Cloud Serpent Reward for the achievement "Guild Glory of the Raider" 300
Armored Skyscreamer Reward for the achievement "Glory of the Thundering Hero" 300
Galakras Reward for the achievement "Glory of the Orgimmar Raider" 300

Reputation Reward Flying Mounts

Reputation rewards give you an alternative to Gryphons and Windriders. Earning reputation with certain factions allows you to purchase special items from vendors associated with that faction.

Mount Reputation Riding Skill
Red Flying Cloud Lorewalkers (Exalted) 225
Red Drake The Wyrmrest Accord (Exalted) 300
Riding Nether Ray Sha'tari Skyguard (Exalted) 300
Netherwing Drake Netherwing (Exalted) 300
Cenarion War Hippogryph Cenarion Expedition (Exalted) 300
Armored Snowy Gryphon (Alliance only) Kirin Tor (Exalted) 300
Armored Blue Windrider (Horde only) Kirin Tor (Exalted) 300
Thundering August Cloud Serpent August Celestials (Exalted) 300
Heavenly Golden Cloud Serpent Emperor Shaohao (Exalted) 300

Loot/Quest Flying Mounts

Some flying mounts can be obtained by completing quests or as rare drops for defeating certain enemies.

Mount Requirement Riding Skill
Blue Drake Drops from Malygos in the Eye of Eternity (10 Player) 300
Azure Drake Drops from Malygos in the Eye of Eternity (25 Player) 300
Blue Proto-Drake Drops from Skadi the Ruthless in Utgarde Pinnacle (Heroic) 300
Green Proto-Drake Hatch from a Mysterious Egg from the Oracles 300
Drake of the North Wind Drops from Altairus in Vortex Pinnacle 300
Drake of the South Wind Drops from Al'Akir in Throne of the Four Winds 300
Time-Lost Proto-Drake Defeat the Time-Lost Proto-Drake in Storm Peaks 300
Onyxian Drake Drops from Onyxia in Onyxia's Lair 300
Vitreous Stone Drake Drops from Slabhide in Stonecore 300
Blazing Drake Drops from Madness of Deathwing in Dragon Soul (Normal) 300
Phosphorescent Stone Drake Drops from Aeonaxx in Deepholm 300
Astral Cloud Serpent Drops from Elegon in Mogu'shan Vaults 300
Thundering Ruby Cloud Serpent Drops from Alani on Vale of Eternal Blossoms 300
Thundering Onyx Cloud Serpent Drops from Huolon on Timeless Isle 300

Aquatic Mounts

World of Warcraft's first aquatic mount was introduced with patch 3.1.

Mount Requirement Riding Skill
Sea Turtle Caught by fishing in Northrend. 75
Poseidus Drops from in Poseidus Vashj'ir 225
Vashj'ir Seahorse Reward for the quest "Abyssal Ride" 225

Argent Tournament Mounts

Argent Tournament mounts can be earned by completing Argent Tournament quests in Icecrown, Northrend. These quests award Champion's Seals that can be used, along with gold, to purchase these mounts. The amount of gold needed can be reduced with reputation.

Alliance Tournament Mounts

Mount Requirement Riding Skill
Swift Gray Steed 5 Champion's Seals 150
Swift Moonsaber 5 Champion's Seals 150
Swift Violet Ram 5 Champion's Seals 150
Great Red Elekk 5 Champion's Seals 150
Turbostrider 5 Champion's Seals 150
Argent Warhorse 100 Champion's Seals 150
Quel'dorei Steed 100 Champion's Seals 150
Stormwind Steed 100 Champion's Seals 150
Darnassian Nightsaber 100 Champion's Seals 150
Ironforge Ram 100 Champion's Seals 150
Exodar Elekk 100 Champion's Seals 150
Gnomeregan Mechanostrider 100 Champion's Seals 150
Argent Hippogryph 150 Champion's Seals 300
Silver Covenant Hippogryph 150 Champion's Seals 300

Horde Tournament Mounts

Mount Requirement Riding Skill
White Skeletal Warhorse 5 Champion's Seals 150
Swift Burgundy Wolf 5 Champion's Seals 150
Great Golden Kodo 5 Champion's Seals 150
Swift Purple Raptor 5 Champion's Seals 150
Swift Red Hawkstrider 5 Champion's Seals 150
Argent Warhorse 100 Champion's Seals 150
Forsaken Warhorse 100 Champion's Seals 150
Orgrimmar Wolf 100 Champion's Seals 150
Thunder Bluff Kodo 100 Champion's Seals 150
Darkspear Raptor 100 Champion's Seals 150
Silvermoon Hawkstrider 100 Champion's Seals 150
Sunreaver Hawkstrider 100 Champion's Seals 150
Argent Hippogryph 150 Champion's Seals 300
Sunreaver Dragonhawk 150 Champion's Seals 300

Crafted Mounts

Some mounts can be crafted by characters with certain professions.

Mount Requirement Riding Skill
Depleted-Kyparium Rocket Crafted with Engineering 75
Mekgineer's Chopper Crafted with Engineering 150
Mechano-Hog (Horde only) Crafted with Engineering 150
Flying Machine Crafted with Engineering 225
Sky Golemn Crafted with Engineering 225
Turbo-Charged Flying Machine Crafted with Engineering 300
Fossilized Raptor Crafted with Archaeology 150
Ultramarine Qiraji Battle Tank Crafted with Archaeology 150
Scepter of of AzjAqir Crafted with Archaeology 150
Flying Carpet Crafted with Tailoring 225
Magnificent Flying Carpet Crafted with Tailoring 300
Frosty Flying Carpet Crafted with Tailoring 300
Swift Spellfire Carpet Crafted with Tailoring 300
Sandstone Drake Crafted with Alchemy 225
Geosynchronous World Spinner Crafted with Gnomish Engineering 75
Jeweled Panther Crafted with Jewelcrafting 150

Vendor Mounts

These mounts can be purchased from Mei Francis in Dalaran or Uncle Big-pocket in Kun-Lai Summit.

Mount Riding Skill
Armored Brown Bear 150
Wooly Mammoth 150
Traveler's Tundra Mammoth 150
Blonde Riding Yak 150
Grey Riding Yak 150
Grand Expedition Yak 150
Armored Snowy Gryphon 300
Armored Blue Wind Rider 300

PvP Mounts

Mounts are also offered as rewards for player vs. player (PvP) combat in World of Warcraft. Marks of Honor earned from participating in Battlegrounds can be used to purchase some mounts. Others can be acquired by accruing reputation in PvP zones or obtaining a high rank in game's PvP arenas.

Alliance PvP Mounts

Mount Riding Skill
Spectral Steed  75
Black War Steed 150
Black War Tiger 150
Black War Ram 150
Black Battlestrider 150
Black War Elekk 150
Black War Steed Bridle 150
Vicious War Steed 150
Vicious Warsaber 150
Dark Riding Talbuk 150
Dark War Talbuk 150
Black War Mammoth  150
Grand Black War Mammoth 150
Stormpike Battle Charger 150
Ashhide Mushan Beast 150
Drake of the West Wind 300

Horde PvP Mounts

Mount Riding Skill
Spectral Wolf 75
Red Skeletal Warhorse 150
Black War Wolf 150
Black War Kodo 150
Black War Raptor 150
Swift Warstrider 150
Vicious War Wolf 150
Frostwolf Howler 150
Dark Riding Talbuk 150
Dark War Talbuk 150
Black War Mammoth 150
Grand Black War Mammoth 150
Ashhide Mushan Beast 150
Drake of the West Wind 300

Arena Reward Mounts

For each season of the arena competition in World of Warcraft, a mount is rewarded to the top tier of players. The mounts from earlier arena seasons can no longer be acquired, although you may see other characters with them in the game.

Mount Season Riding Skill
Swift Nether Drake Season 1 300
Merciless Nether Drake Season 2 300
Vengeful Nether Drake Season 3 300
Brutal Nether Drake Season 4 300
Deadly Gladiator's Frost Wyrm Season 5 300
Furious Gladiator's Frost Wyrm Season 6 300
Relentless Gladiator's Frost Wyrm Season 7 300
Wrathful Gladiator's Frost Wyrm Season 8 300
Vicious Gladiator's Twilight Drake Season 9 300
Ruthless Gladiator's Twilight Drake Season 10 300
Cataclysmic Gladiator's Twilight Drake Season 11 300
Malevolent Gladiator's Cloud Serpent Season 12 300
Tyrannical Gladiator's Cloud Serpent Season 13 300
Grievous Gladiator's Cloud Serpent Season 14 300

Blizzard Store Mounts

Some mounds are exclusively available in the Blizzard store.

Some of these mounts are no longer available in World of Warcraft.

Mount Riding Skill
Armored Bloodwing 75
Grinning Reaver 75
Swift Windsteed 75
Celestial Steed 75
Enchanted Fey Dragon 75
Heart of the Aspects 75
Winged Guardian 75

World Event Mounts

Seasonal world events present opportunities to acquire unusual mounts or temporarily change the appearance of your mount.

Mount Event Riding Skill
Swift Brewfest Ram Brewfest 150
Great Brewfest Kodo Brewfest 150
Rickety Magic Broom Hallow's End 0
Magic Broom Hallow's End 75
Headless Horseman's Steed Hallow's End 75
Flying Broom Hallow's End 225
Swift Springstrider Noblegarden 75
Swift Lovebird Love is in the Air 75
Big Love Rocket Love is in the Air 75

Special Mounts

Certain mounts are only available through the World of Warcraft trading card game (TCG) or promotional events such as BlizzCon.

Some of these mounts are no longer available in World of Warcraft.

Mount Source Riding Skill
Riding Turtle TCG 0
Spectral Tiger TCG 75
Ghastly Charger's Skull TCG 75
Swift Spectral Tiger TCG 150
Big Battle Bear TCG 150
X-51 Nether-Rocket TCG 225
X-51 Nether-Rocket Extreme TCG 300
Molted Drake TCG 300
Big Blizzard Bear BlizzCon 75
Stormwind Skychaser BlizzCon 75
Orgimmar Interceptor BlizzCon 75
Emerald Hippogryph "Recruit a Friend" reward 75
Heart of the Nightwing "Recruit a Friend" reward 75
Swift Zhevra "Recruit a Friend" reward 150
X-53 Touring Rocket "Recruit a Friend" reward 150
Tyraei's Charger "WoW Annual Pass" promotion 75
Spectral Gryphon "Scroll of Resurrection" promotion 75
Spectral Wind Rider "Scroll of Resurrection" promotion 75