World of Warcraft Mount Guide

Racial and Class Mounts

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There are a large number of mounts available in World of Warcraft, and more are added to the game on a regular basis. The total is currently around 200, although that includes different color variations on the same mount model. Mounts speed up travel through the world and are highly coveted possessions within Azeroth. Most of the mounts in World of Warcraft are listed here, but there are likely still some missing, or some that have been discontinued.

A single character can collect many different mounts, and flying mounts were introduced with the Burning Crusade expansion. There are numerous ways to acquire a mount; they can be purchased from vendors, earned through PvP, or won as drops from certain bosses, to name a few.

Racial Mounts
The first mount most players purchase is a racial mount, which increases your speed significantly over walking. These become available at level 20 and require the Apprentice riding skill (75). 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. At level 40 with Journeyman riding skill (150) characters can purchase an "epic" ground mount which increases their speed even more.

Alliance Apprentice Mounts

  • Elecks - Race: Draenei, Faction: Exodar, Riding Skill: 75
  • Horses - Race: Human, Faction: Stormwind, Riding Skill: 75
  • Mechanostriders - Race: Gnome, Faction: Gnomeregan Exiles, Riding Skill: 75
  • Saber Cats - Race: Night Elf, Faction: Darnassus, Riding Skill: 75
  • Rams - Race: Dwarf, Faction: Ironforge, Riding Skill: 75

Horde Apprentice Mounts

  • Hawkstriders - Race: Blood Elf, Faction: Silvermoon, Riding Skill: 75
  • Kodos - Race: Tauren, Faction: Thunderbluff, Riding Skill: 75
  • Raptors - Race: Troll, Faction: Darkspear Trolls, Riding Skill: 75
  • Skeletal Horses - Race: Undead, Faction: Undercity, Riding Skill: 75
  • Wolves - Race: Orc, Faction: Orgrimmar, Riding Skill: 75

Alliance Journeyman Mounts

  • Swift Elecks - Race: Draenei, Faction: Exodar, Riding Skill: 150
  • Swift Steed - Race: Human, Faction: Stormwind, Riding Skill: 150
  • Swift Mechanostriders - Race: Gnome, Faction: Gnomeregan Exiles, Riding Skill: 150
  • Swift Saber Cats - Race: Night Elf, Faction: Darnassus, Riding Skill: 150
  • Swift Rams - Race: Dwarf, Faction: Ironforge, Riding Skill: 150

Horde Journeyman Mounts

  • Swift Hawkstriders - Race: Blood Elf, Faction: Silvermoon, Riding Skill: 150
  • Great Kodos - Race: Tauren, Faction: Thunderbluff, Riding Skill: 150
  • Swift Raptors - Race: Troll, Faction: Darkspear Trolls, Riding Skill: 150
  • Swift Skeletal Horses - Race: Undead, Faction: Undercity, Riding Skill: 150
  • Swift Wolves - Race: Orc, Faction: Orgrimmar, Riding Skill: 150

Gallery of Racial Mounts

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

  • Warhorse - Class: Paladin (Alliance), Riding Skill: 75
  • Charger - Class: Paladin (Alliance), Riding Skill: 150
  • Thalassian Warhorse - Class: Paladin (Horde), Riding Skill: 75
  • Thalassian Charger - Class: Paladin (Horde), Riding Skill: 150
  • Exarch's Elekk - Class: Paladin, Race Draenei, Riding Skill: 75
  • Great Exarch's Elekk - Class: Paladin, Race Draenei, Riding Skill: 150
  • Felsteed - Class: Warlock, Riding Skill: 75
  • Dreadsteed - Class: Warlock, Riding Skill: 150
  • Deathcharger - Class: Death Knight, Riding Skill: 150
  • Winged Steed of the Ebon Blade - Class: Death Knight, Flying Mount, Riding Skill: 225

    Gallery of Class Mounts

    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.

    • Black War Bear (Alliance) - Riding Skill: 150, Reward for the achievement "For the Alliance"
    • Black War Bear (Horde) - Riding Skill: 150, Reward for the achievement "For the Horde"

    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.

    • Winterspring Frostsaber - Alliance only, Wintersaber Trainers (Exalted), Riding Skill: 75
    • Riding Talbuk/War Talbuk - Requires Kurenai (Alliance) or Mag'har (Horde) reputation, Riding Skill: 150, Colors: Cobalt/Silver/Tan/White
    • Ice Mammoth (Alliance) - Sons of Hodir (Revered), Riding Skill: 150
    • Ice Mammoth (Horde) - Sons of Hodir (Revered), Riding Skill: 150
    • Grand Ice Mammoth (Alliance) - Sons of Hodir (Exalted), Riding Skill: 150, Carries 3 riders
    • Grand Ice Mammoth (Horde) - Sons of Hodir (Exalted), Riding Skill: 150, Carries 3 riders

    Dalaran Vendor Mounts
    Mei Francis, the exotic mount vendor in Dalaran, has several ground mounts for sale. The Wooly Mammoth requires Marks of Heroism rather than gold, and the Traveler's Tundra Mammoth has special features that make it very expensive.

    Alliance

    • Armored Brown Bear - Riding Skill: 150
    • Wooly Mammoth - Riding Skill: 150
    • Traveler's Tundra Mammoth - Riding Skill: 150, Carries 3 riders or vendors

    Horde

    • Armored Brown Bear - Riding Skill: 150
    • Wooly Mammoth - Riding Skill: 150
    • Traveler's Tundra Mammoth - Riding Skill: 150, Carries 3 riders or vendors

    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.

    • Crimson Deathcharger - Riding Skill: 75, Reward for the quest "Mograine's Reunion," Icecrown Citadel (Heroic)
    • Rivendare's Deathcharger - Riding Skill: 150, Drops from Baron Rivendare in Stratholme
    • Venomhide Ravasaur - Horde only, Riding Skill: 75, Reward for the quest "They Grow Up So Fast," Un'Goro Crater
    • Swift White Hawkstrider - Riding Skill: 150, Drops from Kael'thas Sunstrider in Magister's Terrace (Heroic)
    • Raven Lord - Riding Skill: 150, Drops from Anzu in Sethekk Halls (Heroic)
    • Fiery Warhorse - Riding Skill: 150, Drops from Attumen the Huntsman in Karazhan
    • White Polar Bear - Alliance only, Riding Skill: 150, Drops from Hyldnir Spoils in Storm Peaks
    • Grey Riding Camel - Riding Skill: 150, Carries 2, Drops from Dormous the Camel-Hoarder

    Crafted Ground Mounts
    Some mounts can be crafted by characters with the engineering and tailoring professions. Most of them are flying mounts usable only by those with a high enough skill in one of those professions, but these ground mounts are also available. They require Journeyman or higher riding skill.

    • Mekgineer's Chopper - Alliance only, Carries 2, Riding Skill: 150, Crafted with Engineering
    • Mechano-Hog - Horde only, Carries 2, Riding Skill: 150, Crafted with Engineering
    • Fossilized Raptor - Riding Skill: 150, Crafted with Archaeology
    • Ultramarine Qiraji Battle Tank - Riding Skill: 150, Crafted with Archaeology

    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.

    • Argent Warhorse - Riding 150, 100 Champion's Seals
    • Argent Hippogryph - Flying Mount, Riding 300, 150 Champion's Seals

    Alliance

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

    Horde

    • White Skeletal Warhorse - Riding 150, 5 Champion's Seals
    • Swift Burgundy Wolf - Riding 150, 5 Champion's Seals
    • Great Golden Kodo - Riding 150, 5 Champion's Seals
    • Swift Purple Raptor - Riding 150, 5 Champion's Seals
    • Swift Red Hawkstrider - Riding 150, 5 Champion's Seals
    • Forsaken Warhorse - Riding 150, 100 Champion's Seals
    • Orgrimmar Wolf - Riding 150, 100 Champion's Seals
    • Thunder Bluff Kodo - Riding 150, 100 Champion's Seals
    • Darkspear Raptor - Riding 150, 100 Champion's Seals
    • Silvermoon Hawkstrider - Riding 150, 100 Champion's Seals
    • Sunreaver Hawkstrider - Riding 150, 100 Champion's Seals
    • Sunreaver Dragonhawk - Flying Mount, Riding 300, 150 Champion's Seals

    Flying Mounts
    World of Warcraft's first expansion, The Burning Crusade, introduced flying mounts into the game. They require level 70 and Expert riding skill (225). Epic flying mounts are faster than standard flying mounts and require Artisan riding skill (300). To use a flying mount in Northrend, you need to learn the Cold Weather Flying skill from the trainer in Dalaran.

    Alliance Flying Mounts

    • Gryphon - Riding Skill: 225, Colors: Ebon/Golden/Snowy
    • Swift Gryphon - Riding Skill: 300, Colors: Blue/Green/Purple/Red

    Horde Flying Mounts

    • Windrider - Riding Skill: 225, Colors: Tawny/Blue/Green
    • Swift Windrider - Riding Skill: 300, Colors: Red/Green/Yellow/Purple

    Reputation Reward Flying Mounts
    Reputation rewards give you an alternative to Gryphons and Windriders 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.

    • Riding Nether Ray - Sha'tari Skyguard (Exalted), Riding Skill: 300, Colors: Purple/Green/Blue/Silver/Red
    • Netherwing Drake - Netherwing (Exalted), Riding Skill: 300, Colors: Onyx/Azure/Veridian/Purple/Violet
    • Cenarion War Hippogryph - Cenarion Expedition (Exalted), Riding Skill: 300
    • Armored Snowy Gryphon - Alliance only, Kirin Tor (Exalted), Riding Skill: 300
    • Armored Blue Windrider - Horde only, Kirin Tor (Exalted), Riding Skill: 300

    Loot/Quest Flying 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.

    • Drakes - Riding Skill: 300, Colors: Black/Blue/Bronze/Azure/Twilight
    • Proto-Drakes - Riding Skill: 300, Colors: Green/Blue/Time-Lost
    • Pheonix - Riding Skill: 300, Drops from Kael'thas Sunstrider in The Eye, Tempest Keep
    • Onyxian Drake - Riding Skill: 300, Drops from Onyxia in Onyxia's Lair

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

    • Albino Drake - Riding Skill: 300, Reward for collecting 50 mounts
    • Blue Dragonhawk Mount - Alliance only, Riding Skill: 300, Reward for collecting 100 mounts
    • Red Dragonhawk Mount - Horde only, Riding Skill: 300, Reward for collecting 100 mounts
    • Red Proto-Drake - Riding Skill: 300, Reward for the achievement "Glory of the Hero"
    • Violet Proto-Drake - Riding Skill: 300, Reward for the achievement "What A Long, Strange Trip It's Been"
    • Rusted Proto-Drake - Riding Skill: 300, Reward for the achievement "Heroic: Glory of the Ulduar Raider"
    • Ironbound Proto-Drake - Riding Skill: 300, Reward for the achievement "Heroic: Glory of the Ulduar Raider"
    • Bloodbathed Frostbrood Vanquisher - Riding Skill: 300, Reward for the achievement "Glory of the Icecrown Raider (10 player)"
    • Icebound Frostbrood Vanquisher - Riding Skill: 300, Reward for the achievement "Glory of the Icecrown Raider (25 player)"
    • Drake of the East Wind - Riding Skill: 300, Reward for the achievement "Glory of the Cataclysm Raider"
    • Volcanic Stone Drake - Riding Skill: 300, Reward for the achievement "Glory of the Cataclysm Hero"
    • Dark Pheonix - Riding Skill: 300, Reward for the achievement "Guild Glory of the Cataclysm Raider"

    Crafted Flying Mounts
    Characters with the engineering or tailoring profession can learn to craft a few devices that serve as flying transportation. Right now these include flying carpets made by tailors, flying machines made by engineers, and a vial crafted by alchemists that teaches you to summon a Drake.

    • Flying Carpet - Tailoring 410, Riding Skill: 225, Can only be ridden by tailors
    • Magnificent Flying Carpet - Tailoring 425, Riding Skill: 300, Can only be ridden by tailors
    • Swift Spellfire Carpet - Tailoring 450, Riding Skill: 300, Can only be ridden by tailors
    • Flying Machine - Engineering 350, Riding Skill: 225, Can only be ridden by engineers
    • Turbo-Charged Flying Machine - Engineering 375, Riding Skill: 300, Can only be ridden by engineers
    • Sandstone Drake - Alchemy 525: Vial of the Sands, Riding Skill: 225, Transforms you into a dragon that can carry one ally on its back

    Gallery of Flying Mounts

    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

    • Black War Steed - Riding Skill: 150
    • Black War Tiger - Riding Skill: 150
    • Black War Ram - Riding Skill: 150
    • Black Battlestrider - Riding Skill: 150
    • Black War Elekk - Riding Skill: 150

    Horde PvP Mounts

    • Red Skeletal Warhorse - Riding Skill: 150
    • Black War Wolf - Riding Skill: 150
    • Black War Kodo - Riding Skill: 150
    • Black War Raptor - Riding Skill: 150
    • Swift Warstrider - Riding Skill: 150

    Talbuk Mounts
    Rewards for fighting in Halaa, the PvP portion of Nagrand. To purchase one you will need to collect Halaa Battle Tokens and Halaa Research Tokens.

    • Dark Riding Talbuk - Riding Skill: 150
    • Dark War Talbuk - Riding Skill: 150

    Mammoth Mounts
    Mammoth mounts are earned by fighting in Wintergrasp, the PvP zone introduced with the Wrath of the Lich King expansion.

    • Black War Mammoth - Riding Skill: 150
    • Grand Black War Mammoth - Riding Skill: 150, Carries 3 riders

    Alterac Valley Mounts
    An Alterac Valley mount can now be purchased for 50 Alterac Marks of Honor, earned by playing the Alterac Valley Battleground.

    • Stormpike Battle Charger - Alliance only, Riding Skill: 150
    • Frostwolf Howler - Horde only, Riding Skill: 150

    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.

    • Swift Nether Drake - Season 1, Riding Skill: 300
    • Merciless Nether Drake - Season 2, Riding Skill: 300
    • Vengeful Nether Drake - Season 3, Riding Skill: 300
    • Brutal Nether Drake - Season 4, Riding Skill: 300
    • Deadly Gladiator's Frostwyrm - Season 5, Riding Skill: 300

    Aquatic Mounts
    With patch 3.1 World of Warcraft's first aquatic mount was introduced. It can't fly and has no effect on ground speed, but it increases speed in water by 60 percent. This mount is caught by fishing in Northrend fishing pools.

    • Sea Turtle - Level 20, Apprentice, Speed Increase: Water 60%, Caught by fishing in Northrend

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

    • Swift Brewfest Ram - Brewfest, Level 60, Journeyman, Speed Increase: 100%, Drops from Coren Direbrew in Blackrock Depths
    • Great Brewfest Kodo - Brewfest, Level 60, Journeyman, Speed Increase: 100%, Drops from Coren Direbrew in Blackrock Depths
    • Reindeer Disguise - Feast of Winter Veil, Turns your mount into a reindeer, Requires Fresh Holly or Preserved Holly
    • Magic Broom - Hallow's End, Level 30, Apprentice, Speed Increase: Depends on riding skill
    • Headless Horseman's Steed - Hallow's End, Level 60, Apprentice, Speed Increase: Depends on riding skill

    Special Mounts
    Certain mounts are only available through the World of Warcraft Trading Card Game (TCG) or promotional events such as BlizzCon.

    • Riding Turtle - TCG, This appearance-only mount does not increase your speed and has no prerequisites
    • Spectral Tiger - TCG, Level 20, Apprentice, Speed Increase: 60%
    • Swift Spectral Tiger - TCG, Level 40, Journeyman, Speed Increase: 100%
    • Big Battle Bear - TCG, Level 60, Journeyman, Speed Increase: 100%
    • X-51 Nether-Rocket - TCG, Level 60, Expert, Speed Increase: 100%
    • X-51 Nether-Rocket Extreme - TCG, Level 70, Artisan, Speed Increase: 100%
    • Big Blizzard Bear - BlizzCon, Level 30, Apprentice, Speed Increase: Depends on riding skill
    • Swift Zhevra - "Recruit a Friend" reward, Level 60, Journeyman, Speed Increase: 100%

    Gallery of Event and Special Mounts