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may think you love collecting achievements, but after attempting
the four mount collecting achievements you may be singing a different
tune. As aforementioned there are currently four earnable achievements
in game that relate directly to collecting a certain number of mounts,
and as can be expected collecting the mounts for each achievement
progressively gets harder and harder. The achievements are as follows:
Stable Keeper (obtain 10 mounts), Filling Up The Barn (obtain 25
mounts), Leading the Cavalry (obtain 50 mounts), and Mountain
o’ Mounts (obtain 100 mounts). Sounds easy right? Wrong!
all of these achievements is not for the faint of heart,
only serious achievement seekers will have the stamina to see them
through. Players who are compelled to take on this challenge must be
prepared to not only invest huge amounts of gold and time but should
expect to have their patience tested at every turn. So for those of you
brave enough to stick around and put your mount collecting skills to
the test, saddle up and hold on tight because you are in for a bumpy
Deciding where to start your mount collection can be a daunting task in
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answer is to start simple and
back to the beginning. Make your way back to the old world and visit
your original home city. Purchase all the mounts from this vendor then
seek out the other four original cities and purchase
the mounts available there if you are already at Exalted reputation.
Even though the only real difference between the various factions
mounts is the color, they all count towards your achievement.
Factions in the old world which provide mounts include: Ironforge,
Stormwind, Gnomeregan Exiles, Darnassus, Exodar, and Stormwind for the
Alliance, and Orgrimmar, Thunder Bluff, Undercity, Silvermoon City, and
the Darkspear Trolls for the Horde. Purchasing all of these mounts
should easily allow you to knock out the first two achievements,
putting your mount count right around thirty-two or
If you are not Exalted with these factions things become a
little more tricky. You will need to complete the starting quests
available for each faction, and probably head on over to the Argent
Tournament to do some serious reputation grinding. Don’t fret
though, as this serves a dual purpose. The Argent Tournament offers
players mounts that can be purchased with Champion Seals and a little
gold. Obtaining all the mounts from the Argent Tournament will not only
hone your jousting skills, but should bring your total close to
forty-seven individual mounts.
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stop off in Shadowmoon Valley
all seven different flying mounts available, bringing your
total to roughly 54 mounts. This will gain you the Leading the Calvary
achievement which comes with a bonus; you guessed it, a mount! More
specifically completing this achievement will grant the player the
Reins of the Albino Drake, putting your mount count at 55. Halfway
Other reputation based mounts can be purchased from the
Sha’tari Skyguard, Netherwing, Cenarion Expedition, Wyrmrest
Accord, Kurenai (Alliance)/Mag’har (Horde), and the Sons of
Hodir. This will probably take some reputation grinding on your part.
Most of these factions offer quests, or turn ins to help up your
reputation or you could choose to do it the old fashioned way and just
grind it out by killing mobs that give the appropriate faction.
Collecting all of these mounts should put your total mounts at 78.
Gear up for some PvP to obtain the last of the
“easy” mounts. Five Black War Mounts are available
for both Horde and Alliance for 50,000 honor each. Grab all five to
bring your mount total to 83, and while you’re still in the
PvPing mood head over to Halaa where two Talbuk mounts are available
for a combination of Battle (looted from enemy players), and Research
(obtained by turning in Oshu’gun Crystal Powder) Tokens. Add
these to your collection to make 85 mounts.
Make your way to Dalaran city and kiss your in game savings good bye
after your visit with Mei Francis. Pick up the Armored Brown
(Horde) or the Armored Snowy Gryphon
(Alliance), the Wooly Mammoth for
200 Emblems of Heroism, and if you can manage it without fainting at
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hefty price, the Traveler’s Tundra Mammoth. After picking
yourself off the ground you should find that your mount count is at 88.
To make it 89 prepare for another major investment and find a friendly
Engineer to make you a Mecho-Hog or Mekgineer’s Chopper.
Based on vendor prices, to get this far will have cost you roughly
50,000 gold, but you’re not done yet. The mounts from this
point are not so easy to obtain, and there are many paths you could
take, all of which will eventually get you to your goal. How fast you
reach that goal depends on your dedication, luck, and funds.
Taking up Tailoring and Engineering will garner you four extra mounts,
while fishing the day away in Northrend will gain you a cute little Sea
Turtle. Visit the Temple of Ahn’Qiraj and pick up the four
bug (Red, Blue, Green, and Yellow) mounts that drop off trash, then
finish off by finding a group to zerg Sartharion down in 25 and 10 man
for 2 mounts bringing your total to 100.
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are not your only options. Seasonal mounts are available during
most holidays, and there are several mounts that can be gained by
completing achievements such as the Black War Bear which appears in
your mailbox after defeating all the leaders of the opposing faction.
You may also decide to dish out some real life cash and purchase mounts
from the trading card game, or test your luck and wait for a mount to
drop in one of the various instances. Regardless of what path
you take to reach 100 once you get there you will of course gain the
Mountain o’ Mounts achievement and be rewarded with
….another mount (just what your need), a Red Dragonhawk for
Horde and a Blue Dragonhawk
For extra help on your quest for these achievements
Not only will this website help you keep track of your ever growing
mount collection, but it also provides an extensive list of mounts,
allowing you to see exactly what mounts are available and where they
come from. Making tracking down those last few mounts less of a pain.
Finally join us on our forums to share your experiences with these
achievements, or to offer encouragement and tips to those attempting
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