- Author: Kurathis
- Date: December 1, 2022
- Updated: January 2, 2023
- Expansion: WotLK Classic
Welcome to Warcraft Tavern’s guide to mount collecting in World of Warcraft!
In this guide, we will be covering every mount currently available to players, from the most basic to the most prestigious. It should be noted that mounts such as X-53 Touring Rocket will not be listed, as, despite being available in Patch 3.3.3, Blizzard has made no mention of it being available in Wrath of the Lich King Classic, outside of a potential Cash Shop option.
Due to varying interests in World of Warcraft, the guide will be put into the following sections:
- Miscellaneous Mounts (For example, the Reawakened Phase-Hunter from the Blizzard boost for TBC Classic)
- PvP (This includes Arena and mounts obtained by Honor)
You can view these sections by clicking the navigation tabs above.
There are several achievements obtainable by collecting specific mounts, which we will touch on in their respective sections, and there are currently four obtainable achievements in regards to mount quantity:
- Stable Keeper – You will earn this after collecting 10 mounts
- Filling up the Barn – You will earn this after collecting 25 mounts
- Leading the Cavalry – You will earn this after collecting 50 mounts (Reward: Albino Drake)
- Mountain o’ Mounts – You will earn this after collecting 100 mounts (Reward: Alliance – Blue Dragonhawk Mount / Horde – Red Dragonhawk Mount)
Mount speeds are broken down into five categories:
- Regular Ground Mount (60% Speed)
- Epic Ground Mount (100% Speed)
- Regular Flying Mount (150% Speed)
- Epic Flying Mount (280% Speed)
- Special Flying Mount (310% Speed)
Regular Ground Mount
Once you reach level 20, you can visit your faction’s riding trainer to learn Apprentice Riding, which allows you to ride mounts at 60% movement speed. The cost for this riding skill is 4 gold, with the mount itself costing you an extra gold.
If you are a Paladin or Warlock, you can visit your Class Trainer to learn the spell. It should be noted that once you learn it from your trainer, it will no longer be in your spellbook as it was in previous years. Like all classes, you can find your newly-acquired mount under your Pets > Mounts tab.
Epic Ground Mount
Once you reach level 40, you can visit your faction’s riding trainer to learn Journeyman Riding, which allows you to ride mounts at 100% movement speed. The cost for this riding skill is 50 gold, with the mount costing you an additional 10 gold.
Similar to the Regular Ground Mounts, Paladins and Warlocks are able to visit their Class Trainer to learn the spell. No need to spend hundreds of gold and visit some dungeons to achieve this now! It should be noted that once you learn it from your trainer, it will no longer be in your spellbook as it was in previous years. Like all classes, you can find your newly-acquired mount under your Pets > Mounts tab.
Regular Flying Mount
Once you reach level 60, you can visit the Flying Mount Trainer to learn Expert Riding, allowing you to fly in Outland, at 150% movement speed! If you are Horde, you can find this trainer right in Thrallmar, and if you are Alliance, you can find your trainer in Honor Hold. The cost for this riding skill is 250 gold, with the actual mount costing you an additional 50 gold.
Druids are able to achieve this riding skill by learning Flight Form from their Class Trainer at level 60.
Epic Flying Mount
Once you reach level 70, you can visit the same trainers as above to learn Artisan Riding, allowing you to ride very fast flying mounts. The speed of these mounts is 280%, very fast indeed! The cost of this riding skill is 5,000 gold, with the mount costing you an additional 200 gold. You can learn this skill in Shadowmoon Valley, or in Dalaran.
For this Mount speed, Druids, level 71+, will need to purchase Artisan Riding, just as the rest of us do.
Special Flying Mount
There are a few flying mounts that measure up to 310% movement speed that players can acquire. An example of this would be Ashes of Al’ar from Tempest Keep: The Eye. Each applicable section will have these mounts listed as well.
Cold Weather Flying
For a cost of 1,000 gold, players can learn Cold Weather Flying, allowing them to fly within Northrend. One thing to remember is that you are unable to fly in Dalaran, and will eventually be dismounted. Dalaran’s “no-fly zone” does surpass its visible walls slightly, so there is a chance you may find yourself falling to the ground, aided by a parachute.
It should be noted that players can purchase Tome of Cold Weather Flight from Hira Snowdawn for 1,000 gold, allowing an alt of yours to fly within Northrend. This character must be a minimum of level 68.
So… are you ready to catch ’em all?