Man, your feet are killing you.
You’ve spent the better part
of a week walking up and down that long, winding road in Stranglethorn
Vale. It seems that each quest you get requires you to travel the
breadth of Stranglethorn Vale, then walk all the way back, then only to
repeat the process again. Worse, as you travel along the road, the dust
choking you while the sun beats down harshly upon you, are the higher
level jerks who flaunt their fancy mounts in front of you. They
gleefully run a few circles around you, do a few mocking jumps, and
generally kick dirt in your face as they drive home the message:
we’re going a lot faster than you and doesn’t it
suck to be you? Well, don’t lose hope, my friend. Salvation
is closer than you think. You won’t be able to beat them, but
you will be able to join them. Soon, very soon, you will be able to
join the ranks of the mounted hero and you too will revel in the joy of
faster travel. You will become one of those jerks, prancing around
plodding lower-level characters, showing off your superiority. You too
will decide to check your mail while riding your giant mammoth, if for
no other reason than to just make it more difficult for those lower
level peons to see the mailbox.

This handy-dandy guide is here to provide an overview of mounts in
World of Warcraft. We’ll look at the different types of
mounts that you can acquire, and the different methods in which you can
acquire said mounts. Don’t let the sheer number of mounts
confuse you. All in all, mounts are pretty simple.

Basically, a mount is an animal
(or vehicle) that you summon to ride.
While you’re mounted, your speed of travel is increased.
Mounts can be broken down into four categories.

Basic
Ground Mounts:
These mounts
are available at level 30 and require you to purchase the apprentice
riding skill, which gives you a riding skill of 75. These mounts can be
bought at racial vendors and have a speed increase of 60%.

Epic
Ground Mounts:
These mounts
are available at level 60 and require you to have the journeyman riding
skill, which is 150. These mounts can be bought at various vendors.
These animals have a speed listed as “very fast”
which actually means a 100% increase in your movement rate. So,
you’ll move twice as fast when riding one of these bad boys.

Basic
Flying Mounts:
Once you reach
the Outlands at level 70, you can get flying mounts. Doing so requires
you to get the expert riding skill of 225. Flying mounts are a
necessity as that certain areas can only be reached by flying. In
addition, being able to fly over pesky obstacles really rocks! The
basic flying mounts provide a 60% increase to speed while on the ground
or in the air. To be able to fly in Northrend, you have to purchase
Cold Weather Flying, which is only available starting at level 77.


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Epic
Flying Mounts:
These mounts
are available at level 70, but require the artisan riding skill of 300.
These mounts provide a 100% increase in land speed and a 280% speed
increase in the air. You will love and worship these mounts.

Basically, there is no real difference between one mount and another,
only speed, despite the fact that there are several hundred mounts
available in WoW. The differences are cosmetic. The harder to get
mounts look way cooler than the normal mounts. A normal epic mount
might be a simple armored horse, while a rare drop epic mount might be
a spiky armored horse with glowing red eyes with flaming hooves. One
looks cooler than the other one, but the speed increase is still the
same.

Where
to get mounts?


Basic ground mounts are available at racial vendors and the basic
flying mounts can be bought from Brunn Flamebeard in the Outlands. He
can be found at the Wildhammer Stronghold in Shadowmoon Valley. Epic
mounts can be bought from various vendors. In addition, you can get
epic mounts (flying and ground) through quest rewards, PvP rewards, by
having a high enough reputation with a faction, achievements, and rare
drops.

Listed below are the various mounts that you can get in WoW, grouped by
type.

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Black War Bear
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Blue Skeletal Horse
















Basic
Ground Mounts

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Alliance
Horde
Black
Stallion Brown
Kodo Brown
Horse Gray
Kodo Chestnut
Mare Brown
Wolf Pinto Dire
Wolf Brown
Ram Timber
Wolf Gray
Ram Blue
Skeletal Horse White
Ram Brown
Skeletal Horse Blue
Mechanostrider Red
Skeletal Horse Green
Mechanostrider Emerald
Raptor Red
Mechanostrider Turquoise
Raptor Unpainted
Mechanostrider Violet
Raptor Brown
Elekk Blue
Hawkstrider Gray
Elekk Purple
Hawkstrider Purple
Elekk Black
Hawkstrider Spotted
Frostsaber Red
Hawkstrider Striped
Frostsaber   Striped
Nightsaber  

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style="font-weight: bold; text-align: center; width: 200px;">Alliance style="font-weight: bold; text-align: center; width: 202px;">Horde style="text-align: left; width: 200px;">Swift Brown
Steed style="text-align: left; width: 202px;">Great Brown
Kodo style="text-align: left; width: 200px;">Swift Palomino style="text-align: left; width: 202px;">Great Gray
Kodo style="text-align: left; width: 200px;">Swift White
Steed style="text-align: left; width: 202px;">Great White
Kodo style="text-align: left; width: 200px;">Swift Brown
Ram style="text-align: left; width: 202px;">Swift Brown
Wolf style="text-align: left; width: 200px;">Swift Gray Ram style="text-align: left; width: 202px;">Swift Gray
Wolf style="text-align: left; width: 200px;">Swift White
Ram style="text-align: left; width: 202px;">Swift Timber
Wolf style="text-align: left; width: 200px;">Swift Green
Mechanostrider style="text-align: left; width: 202px;">Swift Blue
Raptor style="text-align: left; width: 200px;">Swift White
Mechanostrider style="text-align: left; width: 202px;">Swift Olive
Raptor style="text-align: left; width: 200px;">Swift Yellow
Mechanostrider style="text-align: left; width: 202px;">Swift Orange
Raptor Swift Frostsaber Green Skeletal Warhorse Swift Mistsaber Purple Skeletal Warhorse Swift Stormsaber Swift Green Hawkstrider Great Blue Elekk Swift Purple Hawkstrider Great Green Elekk Swift Pink Hawkstrider Great Purple Elekk




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Sea Turtle
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Black War Mammoth
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Epic Ground Mounts
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PvP
Rewards

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style="text-align: center; width: 200px;"> style="font-weight: bold;">Alliance style="text-align: center; width: 200px;"> style="font-weight: bold;">Horde Black
Battlestrider Black
War Wolf Black
War Ram Frostwolf
Howler Black
War Steed Red
Skeletal Warhorse Black
War Elekk Black
War Kodo Dark
War Talbuk Swift
Warstrider Dark
Riding Talbuk Dark
War Talbuk Stormpike
Battle Charger Dark
Riding Talbuk
style="font-weight: bold;">Epic Ground Mounts
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Faction
Rewards
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style="text-align: center; font-weight: bold; width: 201px;">Alliance style="font-weight: bold; text-align: center; width: 202px;">Horde Winterspring
Frostsaber Ice
Mammoth Ice
Mammoth Grand
Ice Mammoth Grand
Ice Mammoth Cobalt
Riding Talbuk Cobalt
Riding Talbuk Silver
Riding Talbuk Silver
Riding Talbuk Tan
Riding Talbuk Tan
Riding Talbuk White
Riding Talbuk White
Riding Talbuk Cobalt
War Talbuk Cobalt
War Talbuk Silver
War Talbuk Silver
War Talbuk Tan
War Talbuk Tan
War Talbuk White
War Talbuk White
War Talbuk





Epic Ground Mounts

Argent Tournament

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Alliance Horde Great
Azuremyste Elekk Swift
Forsaken Warhorse Darnassian
Mistsaber Great
Mulgore Kodo Swift
Ironforge Ram Swift
Ogrimmar Wolf Swift
Elwynn Steed Swift
Darkspear Raptor Turbostrider Swift
Silvermoon
Hawkstrider





Epic Ground Mounts

Various

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style="width: 201px; font-weight: bold; text-align: center;">Name style="width: 202px; text-align: center; font-weight: bold;">Notes Deathcharger style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">Rare Drop Swift
Zulian Tiger style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">Rare Drop Swift
Razzashi Raptor style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">Rare Drop Fiery
Warhorse style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">Rare Drop Raven
Lord style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">Rare Drop Amani
War Bear style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">Rare Drop White
Polar Bear style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">Rare Drop Swift
White Hawkstrider style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">Rare Drop Mekgineer's
Chopper style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">Requires
450 Engineering to make. w:st="on">Alliance. Mechano-Hog style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">Requires
450 Engineering to make. Horde. Armored
Brown Bear style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">Dalaran
Vendor Wooly
Mammoth style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">Dalaran
Vendor Traveler's
Tundra Mammoth style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">Dalaran
Vendor - comes with vendors Blue
Qiraji Battle Tank style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">Only
usable in w:st="on">Temple
of Ahn'Qiraj
Green
Qiraji Battle Tank style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">Only
usable in w:st="on">Temple
of Ahn'Qiraj
Red
Qiraji Battle Tank style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">Only
usable in w:st="on">Temple
of Ahn'Qiraj
Yellow
Qiraji Battle Tank style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">Only
usable in w:st="on">Temple
of Ahn'Qiraj
Black
Quiraji Battle Tank style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">Quest
Reward Swift
Zhevra style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">Refer-A-Friend
Reward Black
War Bear style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">Achievement
Reward




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Onyx Netherwing Drake
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Blue Wind Rider

















Basic Flying Mounts

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style="font-weight: bold;">Alliance style="font-weight: bold;">Horde Ebon Gryphon Tawny Windrider Snowy Gryphon Blue Windrider Golden Gryphon Green Windrider



Flying Mounts

Crafting

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style="text-align: center; width: 195px;"> style="font-weight: bold;">Name style="text-align: center; width: 185px;"> style="font-weight: bold;">Notes Flying
Machine style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">Requires
350 Engineering. Turbo-Charged
Flying
Machine style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">Requires
375 Engineering. Flying
Carpet style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">Requires
380 Tailoring Magnificent
Flying Carpet style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">Requires
420
Tailoring



Epic Flying Mounts

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style="text-align: center; width: 189px;"> style="font-weight: bold;">Alliance style="text-align: center; width: 191px;"> style="font-weight: bold;">Horde Swift
Red Gryphon Swift
Yellow Windrider Swift
Blue Gryphon Swift
Red Windrider Swift
Green Gryphon Swift
Purple Windrider Swift
Purple Gryphon Swift
Green Windrider




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Cenarion Hippogryph
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Bronze Drake





















Epic Flying Mounts

Faction Rewards

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style="text-align: center; width: 162px;"> style="font-weight: bold;">Name style="text-align: center; width: 237px;"> style="font-weight: bold;">Notes style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">Cenarion
War Hippogryph style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">Faction
- Exalted with Cenarion Expedition. style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">Blue
Riding Nether Ray style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">Faction
- Exalted with Sha'tari Skyguard style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">Green
Riding Nether Ray style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">Faction
- Exalted with Sha'tari Skyguard style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">Purple
Riding Nether Ray style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">Faction
- Exalted with Sha'tari Skyguard style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">Red
Riding Nether Ray style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">Faction
- Exalted with Sha'tari Skyguard style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">Silver
Riding Nether Ray style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">Faction
- Exalted with Sha'tari Skyguard style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">Azure
Netherwing Drake style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">Faction
- Exalted with Netherwing. style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">Cobalt
Netherwing Drake style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">Faction
- Exalted with Netherwing. style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">Onyx
Netherwing Drake style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">Faction
- Exalted with Netherwing. style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">Purple
Netherwing Drake style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">Faction
- Exalted with Netherwing. style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">Veridian
Netherwing Drake style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">Faction
- Exalted with Netherwing. style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">Violet
Netherwing Drake style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">Faction
- Exalted with Netherwing. style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">Red Drake style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">Faction
- Exalted with Wyrmrest Accord style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">Green
Proto-Drake style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">Faction
- Revered with The Oracles





Epic
Flying Mounts

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Various

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Nether Drake PvP
- Season 1 Arena award – 310% speed Ashes
of Al'ar Rare
Drop – 310% speed Armored
Snowy Gryphon Dalaran
Vendor - Alliance Armored
Blue Wind Rider Dalaran
Vendor - Horde Bronze
Drake Instance
Drop Blue
Drake Instance
Drop Azure
Drake Instance
Drop Black
Drake Instance
Drop Twilight
Drake Instance
Drop Blue
Proto-Drake Instance
Drop Time-Lost
Proto-Drake Drop
from a very rare monster Argent
Hippogryph PvP
Reward Albino
Drake Achievement
Reward Blue
Dragonhawk Mount Achievement
Reward Red
Dragonhawk Mount Achievement
Reward Red
Proto-Drake Achievement
Reward Black
Proto-Drake Achievement
Reward Plagued
Proto-Drake Achievement
Reward Violet
Proto-Drake Achievement
Reward




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Swift Purple Windrider
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Purple Skeletal Warhorse



















Other Mounts

These
mounts include mounts from the WoW trading card game (TCG), BlizzCon
promos, and holiday mounts (mounts that can only be acquired during
special events).



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style="font-weight: bold;">Name style="font-weight: bold;">Notes Sea Turtle Water mount –
get in Northrend via fishing Riding Turtle TCG mount Spectral Tiger TCG mount Swift Spectral Tiger TCG mount X-51 Nether-Rocket TCG mount X-51 Nether-Rocket
X-TREME TCG mount Big Battle Bear TCG mount Big Blizzard Bear BlizzCon promo Brewfest Ram Holiday mount Swift Brewfest Ram Holiday mount Great Brewfest Kodo Holiday mount Rickety Magic Broom Holiday mount Magic Broom Holiday mount Headless Horseman steed Holiday mount





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Last Updated: Mar 13, 2016

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