This article is for the lore of the temporary spirit mount. See [Swift Spectral Gryphon] for the spell that summons this mount. See [Spectral Gryphon] for the Scroll of Resurrection reward mount.
Spectral Gryphon

Spectral gryphon

Spectral gryphons are ghostly gryphons that aid players in transporting them to different locations. First seen only in in the Eastern Plaguelands alongside William Kielar, it can be used to fly to the other towers if the player's faction controls the Plaguewood Tower.

These creatures were later seen in Northrend for non-Night elf players as transportation in certain zones while dead, because of impassible terrain. Those areas are:


  • When you die in one of those zones you respawn as a ghost already mounted on spectral gryphons.
  • If you go into those zones as a ghost, you will suddenly find yourself on a spectral gryphon.
  • They also appear as mounts for the Forgotten Captains on the Forgotten Shore in Dragonblight.
  • As Night elf players become wisps, they gain the ability to fly instead. Wisp Spirit also allows them to fly faster than spectral gryphons.

Patch changes

  • WoW Icon 16x16 Hotfix (2009-04-16): "Players killed or ghosts that move into Crystalsong Forest should now be on a spectral gryphon to ride back to their body. [1]"


  1. ^ Blizz Bornakk 2009-04-16. Recent In-Game Fixes - 4/16/09. Retrieved on 2009-05-24.

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