In games, you will find that your level progression limited by how fast you can move around from place to place. After grinding for some time in a particular zone, things are bound to dry up. This is when you need to make your way over to greener pastures.

In times like these, mount comes in handy. In World of Warcraft, mounts increase your movement speed several-fold. Besides this mechanical utility, nobody can deny that the mounts are cute. It’s like hanging out with a buddy! Or a badass pet! That’s reason enough to find one.

All the mounts listed here require some manner of effort. And just a quick note – if you feel like you don’t have that much time, you can, for a fee, buy your own mounts. In fact, you can buy WoW mounts here

Back to the point. In this article, we will tell you everything you need to know about finding a mount in WoW.

Getting a Mount at Level 1

If you’ve played any WoW, then you know that you only unlock mounts at level 10. How, then, is it possible to get a mount right out of the gate? Well, let us let you in on it.

If you go around collecting heirloom items and manage to stack up 35, you’ll complete the achievement known as Heirloom Hunter. As a reward for doing so, you’ll get a special Heirloom Mount: the Chauffeured Chopper! Not only is it a cool-looking motorcycle, but you also get someone to drive you along to places!

Now, admittedly, it’s not the fastest. It’s the slowest of all available mounts. However, considering you can get it at level 1, it’s not a bad deal at all. 

Mounts by Faction and Rank

Depending on which faction you join, the race you choose to be, and what rank you achieve, you will unlock access to different mounts. We have assembled a few tables for you to know at a glance what you’ll be getting.

Alliance Mounts for Apprentices

MountRaceRiding Skill
Saber CatsNight Elf75
Mountain HorsesWorgen75
Starcured VoidstriderVoid Elf75
Lightforged FelcrusherLightforged Draenei75
Dark Iron Core HoundDark Iron Dwarf75
Kul Tiran ChargerKul Tiran75
Mechagon MechanostriderMechagnome75

Horde Mounts for Apprentices

MountRaceRiding Skill 
HawkstridersBlood Elf75
Skeletal HorsesUndead75
Dragon TurtlesPanderan75
Nightborne ManasaberNightborne75
Highmountain ThunderhoofHighmountain Tauren 75
Mag’har DirewolfMag’har Orc75
Zandalari DirehornZandalari Troll75
Caravan HyenaVulpera75

Alliance Mounts for Journeymen

MountRaceRiding Skill
Swift ElecksDraenei150
Swift SteedHuman150
Swift MechanostridersGnome150
Swift Saber CatsNight Elf150
Swift RamsDwarf150
Swift Mountain HorsesWorgen150

Horde Mounts for Journeymen

MountRaceRiding Skill
Swift HawkstridersBlood Elf150
Great KodosTauren150
Swift RaptorsTroll150
Swift Skeletal HorsesUndead150
Swift WolvesOrc150
Swift TrikesGoblin150
Swift Dragon TurtlesPanderan150

Mounts by Class

Some Knightley classes get access to mounts just by virtue of picking that class. This is because knights have a steed in standard mythology. It’s no different in World of Warcraft. Death Knights and Warlocks, though they have a few options, everyone takes a backseat to the Paladin when it comes to class mount choices. Here is a table to show you what we mean:

MountClassRiding Skill
Exarch’s ElekkPaladin75
Sunwalker KodoPaladin75
Thalassian WarhorsePaladin150
Thalassian ChargerPaladin150
Great Exarch’s ElekkPaladin150
Great Sunwalker KodoPaladin150
Argent ChargerPaladin150
Acherus DeathchargerDeath Knight150
Winged Steed of the Ebon BladeDeath Knight225

Mounts Based on Reputation Level

Raising your reputation with certain factions will get you a completely different set of mounts. Look at this table: 

MountReputationRiding Skill
Winterspring FrostsaberWintersaber Trainers (Exalted)75
Brown Riding CamelRamkahen (Exalted)150
Tan Riding CamelRamkahen (Exalted)150
Riding TalbukKurenai (Exalted)150
War TalbukMag’har (Exalted)150
Ice MammothSons of Hodir (Revered)150
Grand Ice MammothSons of Hodir (Exalted)150
Brown Riding GoatTillers (Exalted)300
Black Riding GoatTillers (Exalted)300
White Riding GoatTillers (Exalted)300
Azure Water StriderAnglers (Exhalted)300
Amber ScorpionKlaxxi (Exhalted)300

Mounts as Quest Rewards

Classically, mounts have always been available as a reward for completing certain quests. We have made a list of the kinds of mounts you have to choose from here:

MountRequirementRiding Skill
Crimson DeathchargerReward for the quest “Mograine’s Reunion” in Icecrown Citadel (Heroic)75
Venomhide RavasaurReward for the quest “They Grow Up So Fast” in Un’Goro Crater75
HorridonDrops from Horidon in Throne of Thunder150
Rivendare’s DeathchargerDrops from Baron Rivendare in Stratholme150
Swift White HawkstriderDrops from Kael’thas Sunstrider in Magister’s Terrace (Heroic)150
Raven LordDrops from Anzu in Sethekk Halls (Heroic)150
Fiery WarhorseDrops from Attumen the Huntsman in Karazhan150
White Polar BearDrops from Hyldnir Spoils in Storm Peaks150
Grey Riding CamelDrops from Dormous the Camel-Hoarder in Uldum150
Armored Razzashi RaptorDrops from Bloodlord Mandokir in Zul’Gurub (Heroic)150
Swift Zulian PantherDrops from High Priestess Kilnara in Zul’Gurub (Heroic)150
Ji-KunDrops from Ji-Kun in Throne of Thunder300
Al’arDrops from Kael’thas Sunstrider in The Eye 300
InvincibleDrops from The Lich King in Ice Crown Citadel 300
Mimiron’s HeadDrops from Yogg-Saron in Ulduar300
AlysrazorDrops from Alysrazor in Firelands300
MillagazorDrops from Ragnaros in Firelands300
Experiment 12-BDrops from Ultraxion in Dragon Soul300