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Flying Mounts

Flying Mounts

ess than twenty years ago, the orcs' former homeworld, Draenor, was ripped apart by the violent energies of several dimensional portals that tore the very fabric of the planet to pieces. This catastrophic event left Draenor a broken, shattered world that the survivors came to call Outland. To this day, some parts of Outland are still unreachable by foot or boat, floating eerily on the horizon as silent reminders of the terrible fate that befell Draenor. Yet the denizens of Outland have adapted and learned to harness some of the indigenous species as flying mounts, allowing adventurers to reach even the most remote and dangerous regions of this wild, untamed world.

Purchase Location: Riding Skill Cost: 600g (Expert) / 5000g (Artisan).

Please note that normal faction discounts apply to the cost of these skills.

Normal Flying Mounts

Requirements: Level 60, Expert Riding Skill (225)
Speed Increase: 150% flight speed increase
Cost: 50g

HORDE



ALLIANCE


Epic Flying Mounts

Requirements: Level 60, Artisan Riding Skill (300)
Speed Increase: 280% flight speed increase
Cost: 100g

HORDE


ALLIANCE



SHA'TARI SKYGUARD

Requirements: Level 70, Artisan Riding Skill (300), Sha'tari Skyguard - Exalted
Speed Increase: 280% flight speed increase
Cost: 200g

Check out our Sha'tari Skyguard faction tips page to read more about how you can get your own Riding Nether Ray.

NETHERWING

Requirements: Level 70, Artisan Riding Skill (300), Netherwing - Exalted
Speed Increase: 280% flight speed increase
Cost: 200g


Check out our Netherwing faction tips page to read more about how you can get your own Netherwing Drake.

CENARION WAR HIPPOGRYPH

Requirements: Level 70, Artisan Riding Skill (300), Cenarion Expedition - Exalted
Speed Increase: 280% flight speed increase
Cost: 1600g

Cenarion War Hippogryph



Druid Flight Forms

Druids have access to their own special flying forms. The first form is trainable while the epic version requires completing a special quest. The Alliance and Horde versions of the flying mounts are slightly different. Note: Type /mountspecial while in flight form to do a loop!

Requirements: Level 68, Riding Skill (150)
Speed Increase: 60% flight speed increase
Cost: 7g at trainer


Requirements: Level 70, Artisan Riding Skill (300)
Speed Increase: 280% flight speed increase
Cost: Must complete Druid quest series


Engineering Flying Machine

Engineers can create incredible flying machines! Find Niobe Whizzlespark in Shadowmoon Valley to learn these fantastic plans. Just for looks, type /mountspecial to change flight modes while in your Flying Machine.
Requirements: Level 70, Riding Skill (225), Engineering (350)
Speed Increase: 60% flight speed increase

Flying Machine

Requirements: Level 70, Artisan Riding Skill (300), Engineering (375)
Speed Increase: 280% flight speed increase

Turbo-Charged Flying Machine

Rare Flying Mounts

ALBINO DRAKE

Requirements: Level 70, Artisan Riding Skill (300)
Speed Increase: 280% flight speed increase
Note: Achievement reward for obtaining 50 mounts.

Albino Drake



Ultra Rare Flying Mounts

PHOENIX

Requirements: Level 70, Artisan Riding Skill (300)
Speed Increase: 310% flight speed increase
Note: Drops from Kael'thas Sunstrider, Tempest Keep

Phoenix



SWIFT NETHER DRAKE

Requirements: Level 70, Artisan Riding Skill (300)
Speed Increase: 310% flight speed increase
Note: Awarded to the top 0.5% of Arena teams in each battlegroup at the conclusion of the Arena season



X-51 NETHER-ROCKET

Requirements: Level 70, Riding (225)/Artisan Riding Skill (300)
Speed Increase: 60%/280% flight speed increase
Note: A special mount only found as a reward from the Trading Card Game: Servants of the Betrayer.



World Event Mounts

These mounts can only be earned during particular world events. Some only last for the duration of the particular world event, while others are permanent.

Magic Broom
 Magic Broom
  • Requirements: Level 30, Riding (75)
  • Note: These mounts are available during Hallow's End. The Magic Broom is a common drop from the Headless Horseman, a summonable boss found in Scarlet Monastery. It automatically becomes a flying mount when used in Outland and Northrend. The broom's speed is also automatically determined based on your riding skill. The Rickety Magic Broom is a reward from a daily quest for Hallow's End. It travels at normal run speed, and cannot fly. Both mounts have a 14 day duration.

Headless Horseman's Steed
 Headless Horseman's Steed
  • Requirements: Level 60, Riding (150)
  • Note: A rare mount that drops from the Headless Horseman during Hallow's End. This mount can be used as a flying mount in Outland and Northrend, and as a ground mount in Azeroth. This is a permanent mount.
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Reindeer
 Reindeer
  • Note: Note: During Winter Veil you can get Perserved Holly which can transfrom your mount into a Reindeer. Your mount will remain a Reindeer until you dismount. If your mount can fly, the Reindeer can also fly. Preserved Holly will last throughout the year.

Flying Mount Tips

  • Hit the space bar (jump) to climb vertically in the air, much like a Harrier jet. Once in the air, you can control your flying mount exactly the same way as a land mount, with the additional element of going up and down.
  • The normal flying mounts increase your speed in land and air by 60%. This is slower than the ground speed of an epic land mount, which increases speed by 100%. While the normal flying mount may seem a worse option than the epic land mount, keep in mind that you can simply fly over most enemies, as well as over impassable or rough terrain such as in Blade's Edge Mountains. This can save considerable travel time over an epic land mount.
  • Any item, effect, or enchantment that would affect land mount speed also applies to flying mounts. These include Carrot on a Stick, Mithril Spurs, Riding Crop, Crusader Aura, and the glove enchant for mount speed.
  • The Riding Crop provides a 10% speed boost to ground and air mounts. It does not stack with any other enchant or speed boosting object so once you have it, that's all you need. (Carrot on a Stick, you've served me well!)
  • The Paladin can travel faster than anyone else while using the Crusader Aura speed buff. This is a 20% boost to land and flying mount speed.
  • When using the riding crop, the epic flying mount is only 10% slower than the flying mount taxis! The epic flying mount travel time can be significantly shorter than a taxi because you can take direct routes - as opposed to the scenic routes that the taxi normally takes.
  • You cannot remount if you get off your flying mount while in the air, because you are moving. You will have to land (hopefully at a non-fatal speed) before you can get on your mount again.
  • Splat! Along those lines, if you get off your mount while too high, hopefully you have a device or spell that will slow you down, such as Slow Fall, Levitate, or an engineering device.
  • For aerial daredevils, you can try to dismount and attack other players in-air - again, hopefully you have some way of slowing your fall after your combat maneuver.
  • Most forms of crowd control abilities, such as Polymorph, Fear, and even the Discombobulator Ray (awww) do not work against players on flying mounts.
  • Be careful flying your mount around enemy towns - they usually have an elite aerial guard patrol, which can literally kill you before you hit the ground.
  • If you log out while on a flying mount, you'll still be on it when you come back.
  • There are certain areas you cannot go while flying. You may run up into an invisible wall and a message will indicate that you can travel no further.
  • If you happen to die in too remote of an area while flying, you may have to use a Spirit Healer to recover your body. Ouch!
  • Some "secret" places in Outland are only reachable by flying mount.
  • There are all sorts of interesting things to discover with your flying mount. For example, many floating objects including tiny islands are scattered around Outland. Have fun exploring!

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