How to Get a Mount in Season of Discovery (SoD)
  • Author: Luxrah
  • Date: February 12, 2024
  • Updated: February 13, 2024
  • Expansion: WoW Classic

Phase 2 of Season of Discovery brings us to level 40, which means players can now train their Riding skill and acquire their first regular mount. This guide will detail where to go to learn the Riding skill, how to buy a mount, and the cost of both as well as the mounts that are currently available. But first we’ll cover the two lucky exceptions who don’t have to buy a mount at all: Paladins and Warlocks!

Paladin and Warlock Class Mounts

Paladins and Warlocks are each able to learn a spell to summon a special class mount by completing a quest when they reach level 40, so they do not need to train the skill or buy a mount.

The quest for Paladins is The Tome of Nobility, which can be picked up from Duthorian Rall inside the Cathedral in Stormwind City (39.8, 29.8). This will teach you the Summon Warhorse spell.

The quest for Warlocks is Summon Felsteed, which can be obtained from Strahad Farsan at Ratchet in The Barrens (62.6, 35.5). This will teach you the Summon Felsteed spell.

If you want to use a different mount as a Paladin or Warlock, you’ll need to train the appropriate Riding skill and purchase or acquire the mount the same as any other class.

Mount Cost in Season of Discovery

The total cost to obtain a mount in vanilla WoW is 100 gold without any discounts. That’s 20 gold for training and 80 gold for the mount.

There are two ways to get discounts, which will reduce the price by 10% each:

  • Earning Honored reputation with your race’s faction (or the faction of the race you’re buying from)
  • Reaching PvP Rank 3

That means that you can reduce the cost of getting a mount to 90 or even 80 gold total.

Where and How to Buy a Mount

Most mounts in vanilla WoW have specific Riding skill requirements based on their type, so you must train the correct Riding skill for the mount you plan to buy. To train a particular Riding skill, you’ll either need to be a member of the associated race, or you’ll need to reach exalted with that race’s faction.

There are also three new mounts that have been added to the game in Season of Discovery, which we’ll cover in the next section. These mounts can be used if you have any Riding skill trained.

There are many mounts that will not be available until future phases, including the epic racial mounts (which require level 60) and PvP mounts (which require rank 11). We’ve left those out of this guide to avoid any confusion.

To train the Horse Riding skill, visit Randal Hunter at the Eastvale Logging Camp in Elwynn Forest (84.3, 64.9). He will only train you if you are a human or you have earned exalted with the Stormwind faction.

The following mounts are sold by Katie Hunter, who is also located at the Eastvale Logging Camp in Elwynn Forest (84.2, 65.5):

These mounts are sold by Unger Statforth at Menethil in Wetlands (8.6, 54.3):

To train the Kodo Riding skill, visit Kar Stormsinger at Bloodhoof Village in Mulgore (47.7, 58.5). He will only train you if you are a tauren or you have earned exalted with the Thunder Bluff faction.

The following mounts are sold by Harb Clawhoof, who is also located at Bloodhoof Village in Mulgore (47.5, 58.6):

To train the Mechanostrider Piloting skill, visit Binjy Featherwhistle at Kharanos in Dun Morogh (49.2, 48.1). He will only train you if you are a gnome or you have earned exalted with the Gnomeregan Exiles faction.

The following mounts are sold by Milli Featherwhistle, who is also located at Kharanos in Dun Morogh (49.1, 48.0):

To train the Ram Riding skill, visit Ultham Ironhorn at Amberstill Ranch in Dun Morogh (63.7, 50.1). He will only train you if you are a dwarf or you have earned exalted with the Ironforge faction.

The following mounts are sold by Veron Amberstill, who is also found at the Amberstill Ranch in Dun Morogh (63.5, 50.6):

To train the Raptor Riding skill, visit Xar’Ti at Sen’jin Village in Durotar (55.3, 75.5). She will only train you if you are a troll or you have earned exalted with the Darkspear Trolls faction.

The following mounts are sold by Zjolnir, who can also be found at Sen’jin Village in Durotar (55.2, 75.7):

To train the Tiger Riding skill, visit Jartsam at the Cenarion Enclave in Darnassus (38.4, 17.0). He will only train you if you are a night elf or you have earned exalted with the Darnassus faction.

The following mounts are sold by Lelanai, who can also be found at the Cenarion Enclave in Dalaran (38.6, 15.6):

To train the Undead Horsemanship skill, visit Velma Warnam at Brill in Tirisfal Glades (60.1, 52.6). She will only train you if you are an undead or you have earned exalted with the Undercity faction.

The following mounts are sold by Zachariah Post, who can also be found at Brill in Tirisfal Glades (59.9, 52.7):

To train the Wolf Riding skill, visit Kildar at The Valley of Honor in Orgrimmar (69.4, 13.1). He will only train you if you are an orc or you have earned exalted with the Orgrimmar faction.

The following mounts are sold by Ogunaro Wolfrunner, who can also be found at The Valley of Honor in Orgrimmar (69.4, 12.2):

New Mounts in Season of Discovery

There are currently three brand-new mounts that have been added specifically for Season of Discovery. Two can be earned through the new PvP event and one drops in the new level 40 raid.

The Fluorescent Green Mechanostrider

A new mount has been found in the new Gnomeregan raid. Fluorescent Green Mechanostrider has a chance to drop from Mekgineer Thermaplugg, the last boss of the raid.

This mount was famously not available in the game until now, despite its existence in the game files since the original launch of vanilla WoW. Only one player had ever owned it due to a mix-up when a GM restored their mount. Now it’s there for anyone who is lucky enough to see it drop and win the roll!

The Blood Moon Mounts

There are two new mounts available through The Blood Moon PvP Event: Reins of the Golden Sabercat and Whistle of the Mottled Blood Raptor. These mounts can be purchased from the event vendor for one Gold Blood Coin each. There are no faction or racial restrictions for either mount.

Battle for Ashenvale Mounts

There are also two special mounts available through the Battle for Ashenvale PvP Event from Phase 1. Alliance are able to earn a Trainee’s Sentinel Nightsaber and Horde can earn a Trainee’s Outrider Wolf. These mounts are only usable in the Ashenvale zone and do not require Riding skill to use.

 

About the Author

Luxrah

I've been playing World of Warcraft on and off since vanilla, usually as a healer or caster and often as a guild leader. I play both retail and classic. I also love RPGs, sandboxes, and sims.
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