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Riding skills and abilities Edit

NOTE: After Cataclysm-Logo-Small Cataclysm, speed is not based on mount class but only on riding skill!

Beebonmount

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

Warhorse-charger

Blood Knights riding their Horde paladin mounts.

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Class Quality Ground Air Water
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Ground mounts Rare 60% 0%
"Very fast" ground mounts Epic 100% 0%
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Flying mounts Rare 100% 150%
"Very fast" flying mounts Epic 100% 280%
"Extremely fast" flying mounts Epic 100% 310%
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Amphibious mounts Rare 0% 250%
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Aquatic mounts Rare/Epic 0% 100%/350%
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Vanity mounts Rare/Epic 0% 0%
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Scaling mounts Rare/Epic 60–100% 150–310% 0%

This paragraph only appears if notall= is NOT set. The majority of mounts (the first four classes) are directly related to the four ranks of riding skill. Ground mounts cannot fly and flying mounts will instantly dismount the rider if they enter water. However, ground mounts can swim (but not any faster than swimming without the mount) and aquatic mounts can walk on land (but not any faster than walking without the mount). Vanity mounts confer no benefits (and thus, require no riding skill or character level), while scaling mounts only require the absolute minimum riding skill and will gain capabilities and speed based on the rider's skill and location.

Apprentice: Level 20

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Apprentice riding skill (75) costs 4Gold for training and an additional 1Gold for each mount, both reduced by the appropriate reputation discounts. These mounts have a 60% riding speed.

At level 20, warlocks and paladins can learn the spells [Summon Felsteed] and [Summon Warhorse] at the cost of 1Gold from their class trainers, which grants them apprentice riding skill.

Journeyman: Level 40

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Journeyman riding skill (150) costs 50Gold for training and an additional 10Gold for each mount, both reduced by the appropriate reputation discounts. These mounts have a 100% riding speed.

At level 40, paladins and warlocks can learn [Summon Charger] and [Dreadsteed] from their class trainers after learning the Journeyman riding skill from the riding trainer. There is no need to purchase a new mount. Death knights receive their epic ground mount, the [Acherus Deathcharger], after the completion of the quests Grand Theft Palomino and Into the Realm of Shadows at level 55.

Expert: Level 60

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Expert riding skill (225) costs 250Gold for training and an additional 50Gold for each mount, both reduced by the appropriate reputation discounts. Rare flying mounts increase movement speed by 150% in the air and 60% on the ground. Formerly, flying mounts were only usable while within Outland and Northrend, but in the Cataclysm expansion players are able to use flying mounts in Kalimdor and the Eastern Kingdoms following the purchase of a Flight Master's License available at level 60 for the cost of 250Gold. However, flying in Northrend requires Cold Weather Flying training (see below).

Druids can learn [Flight Form] from any flight trainer at level 58 for 3Gold.

Flight Master's License

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Cataclysm-Logo-Small This section concerns content exclusive to Cataclysm.

Fully active in Patch 4.0.3a, players with Cataclysm-Logo-Small expansion installed and activated can purchase a [Flight Master's License] for 250Gold at any Riding trainer which allows them to fly in any of the WoW Icon 16x16 classic (aka "vanilla") zones in Azeroth including, of course, new Cataclysm-Logo-Small zones.

Artisan: Level 70

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Artisan riding skill (300) costs 5,000Gold for training and an additional 100Gold for each mount, both reduced by the appropriate reputation discounts. Epic flying mounts increase movement speed by 100% on the ground and 280% in the air. No class-granted abilities award artisan flying, although the Druid ability [Swift Flight Form] requires it.

Cold Weather Flying: Level 68

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

The [Cold Weather Flying] skill used to cost 1,000Gold. This non-discountable training grants players the ability to also use their flying mounts in Northrend. It required at least level 77 and expert riding skill. From Patch 3.2 up to just prior to Cataclysm-Logo-Small Cataclysm, level 80 characters could buy a bind to account heirloom, the [Tome of Cold Weather Flight], which allowed characters of level 68 to learn the spell, making flight in Northrend possible from an earlier level at the time.

As of Patch 4.0.1, the cost was reduced to 500Gold (which could further be reduced by faction discounts down to 400Gold if exalted) and requires level 68 and expert (225) riding skill, which eliminated the need for the Tome of Cold Weather Flight.

Master: Level 80

Master riding skill (375) costs 5,000Gold for training, reduced by the appropriate reputation discount. Introduced with Patch 4.0.1, this opens up 310% flying speed to any level 80 that can afford it. However, any characters that already had a 310% speed flying mount pre-4.0.1 were given this skill automatically and free of charge with 4.0.1. Purchasing this riding skill will unlock 310% flying speed for all flying mounts a player can own.

One considerable exception to this is the reward from the meta world events achievement Money achievement What A Long, Strange Trip It's Been, the [Reins of the Violet Proto-Drake]. After many posts on the forums from disappointed players who had been working on the achievement, Zarhym announced that the Violet Proto-Drake would be hotfixed it so that obtaining it after Patch 4.0.1 will award Master riding.

Wisdom of the Four Winds: Level 90

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Mists-Logo-Small This section concerns content exclusive to Mists of Pandaria.

The [Wisdom of the Four Winds] training costs 2,500Gold, grants players the ability to also use their flying mounts in Pandaria and requires at least level 90 and expert riding skill. As of Patch 5.0.4, it can only be learned from either Official alliance mini-icon Cloudrunner Leng <Flying Trainer> in the Shrine of Seven Stars or Official horde mini-icon Skydancer Shun <Flying Trainer> in the Shrine of Two Moons.

Cloud Serpent Riding: Level 90

Mists-Logo-Small This section concerns content exclusive to Mists of Pandaria.

The skill [Cloud Serpent Riding] is a reward from the quest Neutral 15 [90] Riding the Skies. As of Patch 5.0.4 the quest is available only to those who have become Exalted with the Order of the Cloud Serpent faction. Cloud Serpent Riding allows players to ride Cloud Serpent mounts.

Summary Edit

Proficiency Cost +Speed Required for Requires
Skill Mounts Air
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75 Apprentice 4Gold 1Gold 60% Rare land mounts Level 20
150 Journeyman 50Gold 10Gold 100% Epic land mounts Level 40
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225 Expert Bc icon 250Gold 50Gold 150% Rare flying mounts Level 60
300 Artisan Bc icon 5000Gold[1] 100Gold 280% Epic flying mounts Level 70
375 Master Icon Cataclysm 18x18 5000Gold[2] 310% Extremely fast speed Level 80
[Flight Master's License] Icon Cataclysm 18x18 250Gold Flying in Eastern Kingdoms, Kalimdor and Deepholm Level 60 & 225 skill
[Cold Weather Flying] Wrath-Logo-Small 500Gold Flying in Northrend Level 68 & 225 skill
[Wisdom of the Four Winds] Mists-Logo-Small 2500Gold Flying in Pandaria Level 90 & 225 skill
[Cloud Serpent Riding] Mists-Logo-Small Flying Cloud Serpent mounts Level 90 & 225 skill

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