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Spell frost arcticwinds
  • Passive
  • Cold Weather Flying
  • Use of flying mounts in Northrend unlocked.
Spell frost arcticwinds
  • Cold Weather Flying
  • "Use of flying mounts in Northrend unlocked."

Cold Weather Flying is a spell that is taught by a <Cold Weather Flying Trainer> for 500Gold (originally 1000Gold). It enables players to use their flying mounts in Northrend. Druids will require this to use their [Flight Form]/[Swift Flight Form] in Northrend, too. Players have to be level 68 or higher to train this ability. (Prior to Patch 4.0.1, players had to be at level 77 to obtain their first Cold Weather Flying.) Your character only needs to train Cold Weather Flying once; you do not need to re-train if you acquire it before learning Artisan (300) riding.

After Patch 3.2.0, level 80 characters could purchase the heirloom item [Tome of Cold Weather Flight] from Hira Snowdawn in Dalaran. The tome allows alt characters on the same realm and account of level 68 or higher to learn the spell, making flight in Northrend possible from an earlier level.[1] This was removed in Patch 4.0.1, with Cold Weather Flying now available at 68.

The equivalent spell for flying in the "old world" of Kalimdor and Eastern Kingdoms, Flight Master's License, was added in Patch 4.0.3 and unlocked with the purchase of World of Warcraft: Cataclysm.

NOTE: As of Icon Legion 18x18 Patch 7.3.5, this ability and item are no longer needed for flying in Icon Wrath 30x18 Northrend.[2]


Lich King

Patch changes

  • Legion-Logo-Small Patch 7.3.5 (16-Jan-2018): This ability/item no longer needed for flying in Icon Wrath 30x18 Northrend.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small/ Cataclysm-Logo-Small Patch 4.0.1 (12-Oct-2010): Cold Weather Flying now available at level 68 for 500Gold; Tome of Cold Weather Flight has been removed.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.2.0 (04-Aug-2009): For 1,000Gold level 80 Main characters can purchase the Heirloom Tome of Cold Weather Flight and give it to their alts level 68+ that have a riding skill of 225+ to learn Cold Weather Flying.
  • Bc icon/ Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.0.2 (14-Oct-2008): Added


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