Flying Mount Guide
Gamers are dreamers, and since we first set foot in Azeroth we have dreamed of flying through its skies as free as wyverns and gryphons. While The Burning Crusade expansion gave us our virtual version of Kitty Hawk, it wasn't until Cataclysm that the skies became truly friendly and we were finally free to move about without limits.
Like almost every other aspect of WoW, flying mounts are a progression based affair and if you wish to use your mount in the most possible locations you will need to have all expansions enabled, meet various level requirements and have appropriate amounts of gold to purchase both the skills and the steeds.
|Expert||250g||150%||Standard Flight||Level 60|
|Artisan||5000g||280%||Epic Flight||Level 70|
|Master||5000g||310%||Mach 3 Flight||Level 80|
|Cold Weather Flying||500g||Flying in Northend (WotLK)||Level 68 & Expert|
|Flight Master's License||250g||Flight in Old World (Cataclysm)||Level 60 & Expert|
With patch 4.0.1 all flying mount speed was modified to match the top skill level of its user.
Regular Flying MountsStandard Flying Mounts for the factions are Gryphons for the Alliance and Wyverns for the Horde. Vendors sell both the rare and epic versions.
Gryphon Vendors -
- at Wildhammer Stronghold in Shadowmoon Valley.
- at Honor Hold in Hellfire Peninsula.
- in Dalaran.
- Tannec Stonebeak in Stormwind City.
Found on the walkway overlooking the lake, next to the Flightmaster.Wyvern Vendors -
- at Shadowmoon Village in Shadowmoon Valley.
- Hellfire Penninsula. at Thrallmar in
- in Dalaran.
- Drakma in Orgrimmar.
Doras has a Wyvern with your name on it.
Found on the upper level, next to the Flightmaster.
Crafted MountsPlayer crafted mounts have been around since The Burning Crusade and were once restricted to Engineers and Tailors, but with the release of Cataclysm has expanded to allow alchemists to join the party. There are several interesting differences between the Alchemist mount and those of the other two professions - most notable is that the end result is tradeable and that it also requires Archeology to discover the recipe.
|Name||Profession - Skill Level|
|Engineering - 300|
|Tailoring - 300|
|Engineering - 375|
|Magnificent Flying Carpet||Tailoring - 425|
|Frosty Flying Carpet||Tailoring - 425|
|Vial of Sands||Alchemy - 525 (and high level Archeology)|
Faction Reward MountsFaction grinds come in all shapes and sizes, but some of the best are ones that grant those of exalted status a shiny new flying mount.
|Cenarion War Hippogryph||2,000g||Cenarion Expedition|
|Nether Rays||200g||Sha'tari Skygaurd|
|Red Drake||1,600g||Wyrmrest Accord|
|Silver Covenant Hippogryph||150 Champion's Seals||Silver Covenant|
|Sunreaver Dragonhawk||150 Champion's Seals||Sunreavers|
|Drake of the West Wind||200 Tol Barad Commendations||Hellscream's Reach / Baradin's Wardens|
Achievement MountsAs if the coolness of those achievement points weren't enough (ok, lets face it, they are meaningless) you can also get some pretty wicked looking flying mounts if you keep your nose to the grindstone.
|Blue and Red Dragonhawk Mounts||Mountain o' Mounts|
|Reigns of the Albino Drake||Leading the Cavalry|
|Red Proto-Drake||Glory of the Hero|
|Violet Proto-Drake||What A Long, Strange Trip It's Been|
|Rusted Proto-Drake||Glory of the Ulduar Raider (10)|
|Ironbound Proto-Drake||Glory of the Ulduar Raider (25)|
|Bloodbathed Frostbrood Vanquisher||Glory of the Icecrown Raider (10)|
|Icebound Frostbrood Vanquisher||Glory of the Icecrown Raider (25)|
|Volcanic Stone Drake||Glory of the Cataclysm Hero|
|Drake of the East Wind||Glory of the Cataclysm Raider|
|Drake of the Dark Phoenix||Guild Glory of the Cataclysm Raider|
Other Notable Mounts
|Ashes of Al'ar||Kael'thas Sunstrider - Tempest Keep: The Eye|
|Azure Drake||Malygos - Eye of Eternity|
|Black Drake||Sarthirion 3D (10) - The Obsidian Sanctum|
||Heroic Oculous Cache
|Blue Proto-Drake||Skadi - Heroic Utgarde Pinnacle|
||Infinite Corrupter - Heroic Culling of Stratholme
|Drake of the North Wind||Altarius - Vortex Pinnacle|
|Drake of the South Wind||Al'Akir - Throne of the Four Winds|
|Green Proto-Drake||Cracked Egg (Random reward from Oracles faction vendor)|
|Invincible||Heroic Lich King (25) - Icecrown Citadel|
|Mimiron's Head||Yogg-Saron (Zero Keepers) - Ulduar|
|Phosphorescent Stone Drake||Aeonaxx - Deepholm (rare elite)|
|Time-Lost Proto-Drake||Time-Lost Proto-Drake - The Storm Peaks (rare elite)|
|Twilight Drake||Sarthirion 3D (25) - The Obsidian Sanctum|
|Vitreous Stone Drake||Slabhide - The Stonecore|
|X-53 Touring Rocket||Refer-a-Friend Program|
Stay tuned as more mounts are added to the game, and if you find any noteable ommissions - let us know in our forums.