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== Faction specific mounts ==

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Ability mount ridinghorse WoW Icon 16x16 Riding (Profession)
TrainersMounts
Elekk Screen

A draenei riding his Elekk mount.

Mounts are a much sought after form of transportation in which players ride atop the backs of various Bind on Pickup creatures (or machines for gnomes, dwarves, engineers and extremely lucky people). Warlocks and paladins can summon their mounts with special spells. Mounted travel is faster than walking, and the Burning Crusade expansion introduced both new mounts and flying mounts.

Mounts were generally expensive in the past, but their prices have been reduced with the training to ride them increased to compensate. There are however some mounts which do not cost any gold or Marks of Honor, and will drop at very low rates from bosses in instances such as Stratholme, Zul'Gurub, Zul'Aman, Tempest Keep, Magisters' Terrace, Sethekk Halls and Karazhan.

Riding skills and abilities

Beebonmount

A Human Mage riding a Swift White Steed, an Alliance Epic Mount.

Warhorse-charger

Blood Knights Riding their Horde Paladin Mounts.


There are several types of mounts, all which correspond to one of the four different riding skills (Apprentice, Journeyman, Expert, and Artisan).

Apprentice: Level 30

The Apprentice Riding Skill costs 31.50Gold for training and an additional 9Gold for the mount, both reduced by the appropriate reputation discount. Rare ground mounts increase movement speed by 60%.

Journeyman: Level 60

The journeyman riding skill (150) costs 600Gold for training and an additional 100Gold for the mount, both reduced by the appropriate reputation discount. Epic ground mounts increase movement speed by 100%.

Expert: Level 70

The expert riding skill (225) costs 800Gold for training and an additional 100Gold for the mount. There are no reputation discounts available. Flying mounts are also only usable while within Outland though within the upcoming expansion, certain areas of Northrend will allow the use of flying mounts, but only at level 77 and above. Rare Flying mounts increase movement speed by 60% on the ground and in the air.

Artisan: Level 70

The artisan riding skill (300) costs 5000Gold for training and an additional 200Gold for the mount. There are no reputation discounts available for the skill, while you can buy a Nether Ray for only 160Gold if you are Template:Exalted with the Sha'tari Skyguard. Flying Mounts are only usable within Outland and certain parts of Northrend. Epic Flying mounts increase movement speed by 100% on the ground and 280% in the air.

Faction specific mounts

Mounts by race

Trollsraptors

Two trolls riding Raptors.

Each race has their own mount and other races can ride these mounts if they have the appropriate faction and physical abilities, although before patch 1.1 the tauren had no mount, and learned an ability called Plainsrunning.

Mounts by race
Alliance 15 Alliance
Template:Night Elf Race IconSmall Saber Saber cat Alliance 15Darnassus
Template:Human Race IconSmall Horse Horse Alliance 15Stormwind
Template:Dwarf Race IconSmall Ram Ram Alliance 15Ironforge
Template:Gnome Race IconSmall MechanostriderMechanostrider Alliance 15Gnomeregan Exiles
Template:Draenei Race Bc icon IconSmall Elekk Elekk Alliance 15Exodar
Horde 15 Horde
Template:Tauren Race IconSmall Kodo Kodo Horde 15Thunderbluff
Template:Orc Race IconSmall Wolf Wolf Horde 15Orgrimmar
Template:Troll Race IconSmall Raptor Raptor Horde 15Darkspear Trolls
Template:Undead Race IconSmall SkeletalHorse Skeletal Horse Horde 15Undercity
Template:Blood Elf Race Bc icon IconSmall Hawkstrider Hawkstrider Horde 15Silvermoon
Flying Mounts Bc icon
Alliance 15 Alliance IconSmall Gryphon Gryphon
Horde 15 Horde IconSmall Wyvern Wyvern

Purchasing other mounts

You can purchase your own race's mount regardless of your reputation provided you have enough gold stockpiled. However, to purchase another race's mount, your reputation with that race's faction must be "Exalted". Before Patch 1.12.1, it was required to get additional training to ride that race's mounts. After Patch 1.12.1, a universal riding skill was introduced that superseded all the mount-specific riding skills. Do keep in mind that mount vendors of cities owned by races other than your own will not show you what they have to offer unless you are exalted with them.

There are two exceptions:

Mount Type IconSmall Draenei MaleIconSmall Draenei Female IconSmall Dwarf MaleIconSmall Dwarf Female IconSmall Gnome MaleIconSmall Gnome Female IconSmall Human MaleIconSmall Human Female IconSmall NightElf MaleIconSmall NightElf Female
Elekk Check Check Check Check Check
Rams Check Check Check Check Check
Mechanostriders N/A Check Check N/A N/A
Horses Check Check Check Check Check
Sabre Cats Check Check Check Check Check
Mount Type IconSmall BloodElf2 MaleIconSmall BloodElf2 Female IconSmall Orc MaleIconSmall Orc Female IconSmall Tauren MaleIconSmall Tauren Female IconSmall Troll MaleIconSmall Troll Female IconSmall Undead MaleIconSmall Undead Female
Hawkstriders Check Check Rare Drops Check Check
Wolves Check Check Check Check Check
Kodos Check Check Check Check Check
Raptors Check Check PvP & Rare Drops Check Check
Skeletal Horses Check Check Rare Drops Check Check

Discount

Faction discount

Orcswolves

A troop of orcs on their wolves.

Because of the large expense of mounts, and the way Blizzard implements the discount system, it will be often seen that people refer to prices which are 10% less than the prices listed here. There was only one discount available for training riding skill and purchasing mounts:

  • 10% Honored faction discount.

As of patch 2.3, Blizzard included discounts for all levels of a faction beyond neutral; the discounts are as follows:

  • 5% Friendly faction discount.
  • 10% Honored faction discount.
  • 15% Revered faction discount.
  • 20% Exalted faction discount.

Class discount

Technically not a discount, warlocks, and paladins can get class-specific mounts (via quests Warlocks pay 1 gold and 10 silver to learn the Felsteed spell). They are equivalent to standard mounts, but require a small amount of mana to summon. When the summoning spells are learned, the player will automatically receive the requisite riding skill to ride that particular mount. As of patch 2.1, when a warlock receives their felsteed, they automatically receive the Apprentice riding skill that applies to "normal" mounts. This is also true for paladins. While some say these mounts are free, Warlocks pay the difference while buying their spells, as all their spells cost 10% more at all levels, as well as having to buy Pet skills. Also note if you are a Warlock or Paladin that after you get your class mount, you can choose to purchase your racial mount or a mount from a faction you are Exalted with if you so prefer, which, for the basic mount, is only 10 gold (without discount) since you already know the riding skill.


Mounts by class
Ui-charactercreate-classes deathknight Death knight Neutral 15 Deathcharger from start(?).
Ui-charactercreate-classes deathknight Death knight Neutral 15
Ui-charactercreate-classes paladin Paladin Alliance 15 IconSmall Warhorse Warhorse (blue and silver colored) at level 30.
Ui-charactercreate-classes paladin Paladin Alliance 15 IconSmall Warhorse Charger (blue and golden colored) level 60.
Ui-charactercreate-classes paladin Paladin Horde 15 IconSmall Warhorse Warhorse (red and bronze colored) at level 30.
Ui-charactercreate-classes paladin Paladin Horde 15 IconSmall Warhorse Charger (red and bronze colored) at level 60.
Ui-charactercreate-classes warlock Warlock Neutral 15 IconSmall Felsteed Felsteed at level 30.
Ui-charactercreate-classes warlock Warlock Neutral 15 IconSmall Felsteed Dreadsteed at level 60.

Class Abilities

Druids and Shamans get shapeshift forms that increase their movement speed (not as much as a mount, but it is trainable at an earlier level), while Hunters get Aspects to boost their movement speed and that of their party. Rogues get a self-buff to temporarily increase movement speed.

  • Ui-charactercreate-classes druid Druid
    • Ability druid aquaticform Aquatic Form from a Druid quest that starts at level 16. Aquatic form increases swim speed by 50%.
    • Spell nature spiritwolf With a Talent, Feral Swiftness, it is possible to increase Cat Form movement speed by 15% (one talent point) or 30% (two talent points).
    • Ability druid dash Dash first obtained at level 24, increases Cat Form movement speed by 50% (rank 1 — level 24), 60% (rank 2 — level 46), and 70% (rank 3 — level 65) for 15 seconds. However, it does not stack with Feral Swiftness's movement speed increase.
    • Ability druid travelform Travel Form at level 30. Movement speed increased by 40%. Can shapeshift in combat. Only usable outdoors.
    • Bc icon Ability druid flightform Flight Form at level 68. Usable in Outland-only. Movement speed (flying) increased by 60%. Instant cast, cannot shapeshift in combat. Learning the ability also gives Druids the Riding Skill 225 for free. Requires Riding skill 150 to learn.
    • Bc icon Ability druid flightform Swift Flight Form at level 70. Usable in Outland-only. Movement speed (flying) increased by 280%. Instant cast, cannot shapeshift in combat. Learning the ability requires the Riding Skill 300.
  • Ui-charactercreate-classes shaman Shaman
    • Spell nature spiritwolf Ghost Wolf at level 20. Movement speed increased by 40%. Only usable outdoors.
  • Ui-charactercreate-classes hunter Hunter
    • Ability mount jungletiger Aspect of the Cheetah at level 20. Movement speed increased by 30%. Able to boost to 38% through talent spending.
    • Ability mount whitetiger Aspect of the Pack at level 40. Movement speed of the party increased by 30%. Able to boost to 38% through talent spending.
  • Ui-charactercreate-classes rogue Rogue
    • Ability rogue sprint Sprint at level 10. Movement speed is increased by 50% for 15 seconds (rank 1 — level 10), 60% for 15 seconds (rank 2 — level 34), and 70% for 15 seconds (rank 3 — level 58). Sprint can also have a 50%/100% chance to remove all movement impairing effects via Improved Sprint in the Combat (Changed in a patch) talent tree.
    • Ability rogue fleetfooted Fleet Footed (Assassination tree talent tier 5) Increase chance to avoid movement imparing effects by 5/10% and movement speed by 8/16% (2 ranks)
  • Ui-charactercreate-classes paladin Paladin

Mounts tables

Rare ground mounts

Mount type Speed increase Availability Required riding skill
Alliance 32

IconSmall Human MaleIconSmall Human Female Humans : IconSmall Horse Horse mounts
IconSmall Dwarf MaleIconSmall Dwarf Female Dwarves : IconSmall Ram Ram mounts
IconSmall Gnome MaleIconSmall Gnome Female Gnomes : IconSmall Mechanostrider Mechanostrider mounts
IconSmall NightElf MaleIconSmall NightElf Female Night elves : IconSmall Saber Saber mounts
IconSmall Draenei MaleIconSmall Draenei Female Draenei : IconSmall Elekk Elekk mounts Bc icon

60% 10Gold Apprentice (75)
Horde 32

IconSmall Orc MaleIconSmall Orc Female Orcs : IconSmall Wolf Wolf mounts
IconSmall Tauren MaleIconSmall Tauren Female Tauren : IconSmall Kodo Kodo mounts
IconSmall Troll MaleIconSmall Troll Female Trolls : IconSmall Raptor Raptor mounts
IconSmall Undead MaleIconSmall Undead Female Forsaken : IconSmall SkeletalHorse Skeletal horse mounts
IconSmall BloodElf2 MaleIconSmall BloodElf2 Female Blood elves : IconSmall Hawkstrider Hawkstrider mounts Bc icon

60% 10Gold Apprentice (75)
Ahn'Qiraj File:IconSmall QirajiTank.gif Qiraji battle tank mounts 100% AQ40 Drop Apprentice (75)

Epic ground mounts

Swift mounts have been available since Patch 1.4, making pre 1.4 mounts no longer purchasable. Pre 1.4 mounts have rare epic mount styles but different colors. Players with old epic mounts can exchange their mount for the newer mounts but since old epic mounts can no longer be purchased, people keep their old epic mount as a novelty.

Mount type Speed increase Availability Required riding skill
Alliance 32

IconSmall Human MaleIconSmall Human Female Humans : IconSmall Horse Swift Horse Mounts
IconSmall Dwarf MaleIconSmall Dwarf Female Dwarves : IconSmall Ram Swift Ram Mounts
IconSmall Gnome MaleIconSmall Gnome Female Gnomes : IconSmall Mechanostrider Swift Mechanostrider Mounts
IconSmall NightElf MaleIconSmall NightElf Female Night elves : IconSmall Saber Swift Saber Mounts
IconSmall Draenei MaleIconSmall Draenei Female Draenei : IconSmall Elekk Swift Elekk Mounts Bc icon

100% 100Gold Journeyman (150)
Horde 32

IconSmall Orc Male IconSmall Orc Female Orcs : IconSmall Wolf Swift Wolf Mounts
IconSmall Tauren Male IconSmall Tauren Female Tauren : IconSmall Kodo Swift Kodo Mounts
IconSmall Troll Male IconSmall Troll Female Trolls : IconSmall Raptor Swift Raptor Mounts
IconSmall Undead Male IconSmall Undead Female Undead : IconSmall SkeletalHorse Skeletal Warhorse Mounts
IconSmall BloodElf2 Male IconSmall BloodElf2 Female Blood elves : IconSmall Hawkstrider Swift Hawkstrider Mounts Bc icon

100% 100Gold Journeyman (150)
Alliance 15 PvP Mounts

IconSmall Mechanostrider [Black Battlestrider] from the gnomes
IconSmall Ram [Black War Ram] from the dwarves
IconSmall Horse [Black War Steed] from the humans
IconSmall Saber [Black War Tiger] from the night elves
IconSmall Elekk [Black War Elekk] from the draenei

100% 30 Warsong gulch mark of honor30 Arathi basin mark of honor30 Alterac valley mark of honor Journeyman (150)
Horde 15 PvP Mounts

IconSmall Wolf [Black War Wolf] from the orcs
IconSmall SkeletalHorse [Red Skeletal Warhorse] from the undead
IconSmall Kodo [Black War Kodo] from the tauren
IconSmall Raptor [Black War Raptor] from the trolls
IconSmall Hawkstrider [Swift Warstrider] from the blood elves

100% 30 Warsong gulch mark of honor30 Arathi basin mark of honor30 Alterac valley mark of honor Journeyman (150)
Neutral 15 PvP Mounts

IconSmall Talbuk [Dark War Talbuk] from Halaa blade merchant Bc icon
IconSmall Talbuk [Dark Riding Talbuk] from Halaa blade merchant Bc icon

100% Journeyman (150)
Rare faction Alliance 15: IconSmall Saber [Winterspring Frostsaber]

Neutral 15: IconSmall Talbuk Riding Talbuk Bc icon
Neutral 15: IconSmall Talbuk War Talbuk Bc icon

100% 100Gold

70Gold
100Gold

Apprentice (75)

Journeyman (150)
Journeyman (150)

Alterac Valley Mounts Alliance 15: IconSmall Ram [Stormpike Battle Charger]

Horde 15: IconSmall Wolf [Frostwolf Howler]

100% 50 Alterac valley mark of honor Journeyman (150)
Rare drop mounts

Neutral 15: IconSmall SkeletalHorse [Deathcharger's Reins]
Neutral 15: IconSmall Saber [Swift Zulian Tiger]
Neutral 15: IconSmall Raptor [Swift Razzashi Raptor]
Neutral 15: IconSmall Felsteed [Fiery Warhorse's Reins] Bc icon
Neutral 15: IconSmall Raven [Reins of the Raven Lord] Bc icon
Neutral 15: IconSmall Bear [Amani War Bear] Bc icon
Neutral 15: IconSmall Hawkstrider [Swift White Hawkstrider] Bc icon

100%

Baron Rivendare, Stratholme
High Priest Thekal, Zul'Gurub
Bloodlord Mandokir, Zul'Gurub
Attumen the Huntsman, Karazhan
Anzu, Sethekk Halls (Heroic)
Zul'Aman Timed Run (Chest 4)
Kael'thas Sunstrider, Magisters' Terrace (Heroic)

Journeyman (150)

TCG Mounts

All the TCG mounts must first be unlocked using a code found on a loot card, before they can be purchased from Landro Longshot in Booty Bay.

Mount type Speed increase Availability Required riding skill
TCG Mounts
IconSmall TurtleNeutral 15: [Riding Turtle] 0% 0Gold None
IconSmall SaberNeutral 15: [Reins of the Spectral Tiger] 60% 10Gold Apprentice (75)
IconSmall SaberNeutral 15: [Reins of the Swift Spectral Tiger] 100% 100Gold Journeyman (150)
Ability mount rocketmountNeutral 15: [X-51 Nether-Rocket] 60% 100Gold Expert (225)
Ability mount rocketmountNeutral 15: [X-51 Nether-Rocket X-TREME] 280% 200Gold Artisan (300)

Legendary ground mounts

Mount type Speed increase Availability Required riding skill
Legendary mount File:IconSmall QirajiTank.gifNeutral 15: [Black Qiraji Battle Tank] 100% No longer attainable on current servers, long quest chain Journeyman (150)

Flying mounts

Bc icon This section concerns content exclusive to The Burning Crusade.
Mount type Speed increase Availability Required riding skill
Flying mounts (expert)

Alliance 15: IconSmall Gryphon Gryphon Mounts
Horde 15: IconSmall Wyvern Wyvern Mounts

60% on land, 60% in air 100Gold Expert (225)
Engineering Mounts (expert)

Neutral 15: IconSmall Flyingmachine [Flying Machine Control]

60% on land, 60% in air 350 Engineering Expert (225)
Druid Flight Form

Neutral 15: Ability druid flightform Shapeshift: Flight Form

60% on land, 60% in air Level 68 Expert (225)
Cenarion Hippogryphs[1]

Neutral 15: IconSmall Hippogryph [Cenarion War Hippogryph]

100% on land, 280% in air 2000Gold Exalted with Cenarion Expedition Artisan (300)
Flying mounts (artisan)

Alliance 15: IconSmall Gryphon Swift Gryphon Mounts
Horde 15: IconSmall Wyvern Swift Wyvern Mounts

100% on land, 280% in air 200Gold Artisan (300)
Sha'tari Skyguard Mounts

Neutral 15: IconSmall Netherray Nether ray

100% on land, 280% in air 200Gold Exalted with Sha'tari Skyguard Artisan (300)
Netherwing Drakes

Neutral 15: File:IconSmall Netherwing.gif Netherwing drake mounts

100% on land, 280% in air [2] 200Gold Questline / Exalted with Netherwing Artisan (300)


Arena Rewards

Neutral 15: File:IconSmall Netherwing.gif [Swift Nether Drake]

100% on land, 310% in air [3] Seasonal Arena reward Artisan (300)
Tempest Keep Phoenix

Neutral 15: IconSmall Phoenix [Ashes of Al'ar]

100% on land, 310% in air Kael'thas Sunstrider, The Eye Artisan (300)
Engineering Mounts (artisan)

Neutral 15: IconSmall Flyingmachine [Turbo-Charged Flying Machine Control]

100% on land, 280% in air 375 Engineering Artisan (300)
Druid Swift Flight Form

Neutral 15: Ability druid flightform Shapeshift: Swift Flight Form

100% on land, 280% in air Level 70, Morthis Whisperwing Artisan (300)


Holiday mounts

Mount type Speed increase Availability Prerequisites
Festive mount changer IconSmall Stag [Fresh Holly] N/A Feast of Winter Veil Requires level 30
IconSmall Stag [Preserved Holly] N/A Feast of Winter Veil Requires level 30;
Neutral 15 [60] Metzen the Reindeer or
Neutral 15 [60] The Hero of the Day
Brewfest Rams IconSmall Ram [Brewfest Ram] 60% Brewfest Requires level 30;
10Gold and 600 [Brewfest Prize Ticket]s
IconSmall Ram [Swift Brewfest Ram] 100% Brewfest Requires level 60;
100Gold and 600 [Brewfest Prize Ticket]s
Brooms IconSmall Broom [Magic Broom] 60% Hallow's End Requires level 30 and Riding skill Apprentice (75)
IconSmall Broom [Swift Magic Broom] 100% Hallow's End Requires level 60 Riding skill Journeyman (150)
IconSmall Broom [Flying Broom] 60% on land, 60% in air Hallow's End Requires level 70 Riding skill Expert (225)
IconSmall Broom [Swift Flying Broom] 100% on land, 280% in air Hallow's End Requires level 70 Riding skill Artisan (300)
IconSmall Broom [Rickety Magic Broom] 0% Hallow's End Requires level 1 and no Riding Skill.

Mount speed

Netherdrake

A Nether Drake flying in the skies of Outland

There are five methods for increasing your mounted speed which are available to all players:

These last two items effectively increase a mount's speed by 10%. However, they do not stack with the previously mentioned methods, so they are approximately (see below) a 1% improvement over using the above 3 items combined.

All speed improvement items work on both normal, as well as flying mounts (with the exception of npc controlled point-point flight)

Totals

The first three effects act as percent multipliers of your total mounted speed, stacking with previous multipliers. Thus, if you have spurs but nothing else, your normal mount speed will be increased to about 166.4% ((100% + 60%) * 1.04 = 166.4%). These numbers were obtained experimentally using a position-tracking addon written specifically for this purpose.

Additionally, paladins have a talent called Pursuit of Justice which increases mount speed by 5/10/15% (non-stacking) and hunters have a talent called Animal Handler which increases your mount speed by 4%/8% (non-stacking). Since the speed bonus from Pursuit of Justice is non-stacking, it increases the Warhorse's total speed to 168%/176%/184% and the Charger's to 210%/220%/230%. Similarly, Animal Handler increases the normal mount's total speed to 166.4%/172.8% and the epic mount's to 208%/216%.

Paladins also get Crusader Aura, available at level 62, which increases mount speed for all members in the party by 20% (non-stacking). This does not stack with Pursuit of Justice. This also affects flying mounts.

Mount Base Speed [Crop] / [Whip] Crusader Aura
[Rickety Magic Broom] or [Riding Turtle] 100% 110% 120%
Normal land and flying mounts 160% 176% 192%
Swift land mounts 200% 220% 240%
Epic flying mounts 380% 418% 456%
[Swift Nether Drake] or [Ashes of Al'ar] 410% 451% 492%

Flying mounts in Kalimdor and the Eastern Kingdoms

Blizzard officials have stated that it would be possible to "rebuild" the existing continents to accommodate for flying mounts, but this would take enormous amounts of time as Kalimdor and the Eastern continents combined are more than four times the size of Outland.

Comment from Drysc, a Blizzard representative:

2006, November 13
Unfortunately our designers and developers are not a limitless sea of people; there are decisions that have to be made as to where we should appropriately direct the development efforts. It's our feeling that providing new content, new places to explore and progress your character, new races and professions, all equal a very worthwhile expenditure of our resources. We're definitely committed to ensuring parts of the game already developed continue to be refined, but in this case delaying an expansion for a potentially "very long time" just wouldn't make sense, and wouldn't be very fair to our fans and players who would rather keep progressing their character than flying through places they've already been.

Let's say that we did allow flying mounts in Azeroth and chose to redesign it at some point, it would be no small task. We would need to correct all of the terrain outside of the 'walkable' areas, including building out zones that currently don't exist but through lore are known to exist in those areas. We would also have to rework most outdoor areas as content not intended to be bypassed could be, as well as any possible terrain exploitation potential (ie lots of time testing and refining). We would need to think about what happens when the edge of the map is reached. Since Outland is flat, a bounding wall makes sense, but for a planet that starts to break down. Do players zone in to the other continent while flying or do we make it seamless? If it's seamless we have to rebuild our server architecture, not to mention any further technical issues, etc. etc. While summed up in a sentence or two each of these things would require teams of people working together for a long time to pull off well.

It really all comes down to making the game fun to play for everyone, and allocating resources and time to do that as efficiently as possible. Right now spending time reworking Azeroth so that flying mounts can simply exist, for some ease of travel and sight seeing, doesn't seem like an appropriate use of our time or efforts. In the future though, who knows?

Comment from Nethaera, another Blizzard representative:

2007, February 14
As much as people keep trying to convince us we need to do this there are reasons for things being the way they are. For one, Outland was created specifically with flying mounts in mind. From the ground up to the sky, we worked on the technology involved to make this happen. For another, by keeping them a part of Outland, it makes them unique to the new land and relays a sense of 'ooh and ahh' that they aren't commonplace all around Azeroth too. Also, to retro-fit Azeroth to allow for them would take a lot of time and it's time we'd much rather dedicate to moving forward towards new content than trying to rework something.

Time and resources are two things we are very careful about and as you can see from reading the forums, a lot of people believe we should be doing more with it no matter how much we actually do. We do the best we can to put out fixes and content as quickly as possible but we have a constraint we've put on ourselves as well that if we are going to put something out there, that we should do it well and with Blizzard quality in mind. This is something that will always be at the top of our list to strive for.

Wrath of the Lich King

Wrath-Logo-Small This section concerns content exclusive to Wrath of the Lich King.

With World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King, new mounts will be able to carry multiple players on their backs at 80. These mounts will also be as fast as the Swift/Merciless Nether Drakes. Furthermore, flying on mounts in Northrend will be possible from level 77 onwards, when players will have to buy a skill or unlock a quest.[4]

See also

Notes

  • Flying mounts can perform a loop! Press Pitch Up or Pitch Down (normally [Ins] and [Del]) while in flight to perform a loop.
  • If Pitch Up or Pitch Down doesn't cause a 'loop', open the console and type: /console pitchlimit 99999. This removes the restriction on pitching and thus allows you to fly upside down and perform loops.
  • Additionally, while in a loop, you can use your strafe keys.

References

  1. ^ Patch 2.3.0 (undocumented changes)
  2. ^ WoW BlueTracker
  3. ^ WorldofWarcraft.com
  4. ^ WotLK Report May 2008.

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