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Flying Mount Guide

Updated Mon, May 23, 2011 by Medawky




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.

Name Cost Speed Grants Requirments
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 Mounts

Standard 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 -
  •  Brunn Flamebeard  at Wildhammer Stronghold in Shadowmoon Valley.
  •  Grunda Bronzewing at Honor Hold in Hellfire Peninsula.
  •  Mei Francis in Dalaran.
  •  Tannec Stonebeak in Stormwind City.

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Tannec Stonebeak

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Found on the walkway overlooking the lake, next to the Flightmaster.

Wyvern Vendors -
  •  Dama Wildmane  at Shadowmoon Village in Shadowmoon Valley.
  •  Bana Wildmane  at Thrallmar in Hellfire Penninsula.
  •  Mei Francis  in Dalaran.
  •  Drakma in Orgrimmar.

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Doras has a Wyvern with your name on it.

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Found on the upper level, next to the Flightmaster.

 

Crafted Mounts    

Player 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
Flying Machine Control Engineering - 300
Flying Carpet Tailoring - 300
Turbo-Charged Flying Machine Control  Engineering - 375
Magnificent Flying Carpet Tailoring - 425
Frosty Flying Carpet Tailoring - 425
Vial of Sands Alchemy - 525 (and high level Archeology)

Faction Reward Mounts

Faction 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.

Name Cost Faction
Cenarion War Hippogryph 2,000g Cenarion Expedition
Netherwing Drakes 200g Netherwing
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 Mounts

As 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.

Name Achievement
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


Name Source
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
Blue Drake
Heroic Oculous Cache
Blue Proto-Drake Skadi - Heroic Utgarde Pinnacle
Bronze Drake
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.


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