How to Get Mounts While Leveling Up in World of Warcraft?
This page goes over the fundamentals of buying and riding mounts in World of Warcraft as you level up, as well as the locations of each faction and race's mount vendors.
How To Get Mounts in World of Warcraft
Mounts are the primary way to get around in World of Warcraft, as they increase your movement speed significantly. They can be used in almost all outdoor areas, except for dungeons, and there are hundreds of mounts to collect.
You will unlock the ability to ride a mount at Level 10, but you can also unlock a special "Heirloom Mount", the Chauffeured Chopper by unlocking the Heirloom Hoarder achievement, which requires you to collect 35 different Heirloom items. This mount is slightly slower than a normal mount, but it can be used from Level 1 for a huge boost to your early leveling speed.
To ride your mounts, you will first need to learn the Riding skill. This is taught by Riding Trainers around Azeroth. Below you will find a list of the Riding Skills, where to learn them, and what they cost to learn.
|Riding Skill||Price||Capital City Trainers||What It Unlocks|
|Apprentice Riding (Level 10)||4 g||Bralla Cloudwing (Stormwind) for Alliance // Maztha (Orgrimmar) for Horde||Ground Mount Riding at 60% Speed|
|Journeyman Riding (Level 20)||50||Bralla Cloudwing (Stormwind) for Alliance // Maztha (Orgrimmar) for Horde||Ground Mount Riding at 100% Speed|
|Expert Riding(Level 30)||250||Bralla Cloudwing (Stormwind) for Alliance // Maztha (Orgrimmar) for Horde||Flying Mount Riding at 150% Speed|
|Master Riding (Level 40)||5000||Bralla Cloudwing (Stormwind) for Alliance // Maztha (Orgrimmar) for Horde||Flying Mount Riding at 280% Speed|
Most mounts are account-wide, so unless you are a completely new player, chances are that you will have a ground mount ready to use as soon as you reach Level 10. If you do not yet own a mount, the easiest and cheapest ones to get early on are going to be your racial mounts, available at specific vendors for your Faction. They are listed below.
To begin with, you can only buy mounts from the vendors of your race. You will need to achieve Exalted reputation with the other racial factions to buy mounts from them.
Horde Mount Vendor Locations
|Orc (Wolf Mounts)||Ogunaro Wolfrunner||Orgrimmar, northwestern Valley of Honor, in the stable area behind the training dummy arena|
|Troll (Raptor Mounts)||Zjolnir||Southern Durotar, in the Sen'jin Village|
|Blood Elf (Hawkstrider Mounts)||Winaestra||Eastern Eversong Woods, south-east of Silvermoon City. Location Screenshot.|
|Tauren (Kodo Mounts)||Harb Clawhoof||Central Mulgore, in the Bloodhoof Village|
|Undead (Skeletal Warhorse Mounts)||Zachariah Post||Orgrimmar, on top of the entrance gate. Can also be found in Brill, Tirisfal Glades.|
|Goblin (Trike Mounts)||Kall Worthaton||Orgrimmar, southwestern Valley of Spirits, found behind the Embassy.|
|Pandaren (Dragon Turtle Mounts)||Turtlemaster Odai||Orgrimmar, Central Valley of Honor|
Alliance Mount Vendor Locations
|Human (Horse Mounts)||Katie Hunter and others.||Cheapest vendor is in Eastern Elwynn Forest, in the Eastvale Logging Camp.|
|Night Elf (Sabercat Mounts)||Lelanai||Northern Darnassus, near the bottom of the huge tree of the Cenarion Enclave.|
|Draenei (Elekk Mounts)||Torallius the Pack Handler||Just outside of the Exodar, to the left when you exit the main entrance.|
|Gnome (Mechanostrider Mounts)||Milli Featherwhistle||Central Dun Morogh, very slightly northeast of Kharanos.|
|Dwarf (Ram Mounts)||Veron Amberstill||Eastern Dun Morogh, in the Amberstill Ranch.|
|Worgen (Mountain Horse Mounts)||Astrid Langstrump||Northern Darnassus, under the Howling Oak tree.|
|Pandaren (Dragon Turtle Mounts)||Old Whitenose||North-eastern Stormwind City, on the small island between the portal area and the Embassy.|
How To Get Flying Mounts in World of Warcraft
Once you reach Level 30, you will be able to upgrade your Riding skill and ride Flying Mounts. At Level 40, you will be able to upgrade the speed of your Flying mount.
To fly in Warlords of Draenor, Legion, and Battle for Azeroth zones, you will need to have unlocked the Draenor Pathfinder, Broken Isles Pathfinder, Part Two, and Battle for Azeroth Pathfinder, Part Two achievements for their respective zones. This unlock is account-wide.
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