My Favourite World of Warcraft Mounts

My Top 10 favourite World of Warcraft mounts!

If there’s something pretty and cute to collect in World of Warcraft then I probably have it, so unsurprisingly I collect mounts! I have always used an addon, and now the in game feature, to randomise mounts so I get the most from my large collection of 256 mounts. You can view my whole collection over at Warcraft Mounts 🙂

I have always had a mixture of luck with mount drops; for example, I was one of the first to get the Headless Horseman mount on my server, and I got all the Brewfest ones relatively quickly where as it took others years to collect. However, other mounts like the Love Rocket and the Blue Proto Drake still refuse to drop for me. And don’t even get me started on how long it took before Kael’Thas gave up his Swift White Hawkstrider!

Ahem. Well, here is my top 10 mounts. Some I am fortunate enough to own and others I will continue to hunt!

 


 

Arcanist's Manasaber Mount

Arcanist’s Mana Saber

Upon her return to The Nighthold, First Arcanist Thalyssra saw to it that adventurers who helped her  liberate Suramar were rewarded with prized mounts from the royal stable.

There’s just so many things about this mount that call to me. It’s exquisitely detailed, it’s so elegant and lets be honest; it’s a purple cat. Two of my favourite things! It also flies, so it has some gorgeous wings that extend from the sides. What i didn’t realise until writing this post is that it also automatically puts you in ‘costume’ (makes you neutral to the bad guys) if you use it in Suramar City. That’s a pretty neat trick!

 


 

Grove Warden Mount

  Grove Warden

These magical companions are the wardens of peaceful, primordial groves within the Emerald Dream.

 

There are just some mounts you see and know you HAVE to have them. This was one of them, but it came with a difficulty rating I wasn’t quite able to meet. I am beyond grateful to ArkzSc2 for boosting me and Chris to get the mount before it became unavailable. The whole WoW community really came together over this mount, doing regular Moose runs and so this represents more than just a mount to me. It’s a fantastic design, and I love knowing that it is a special warden of the Emerald Dream.

 

 


 

Headless Horseman Mount

Headless Horseman’s Mount

Be it into the flood, or into the fire, this one will go where you require.

 

This mount will always be super special to me because it was back in the days when special mounts dropping for holidays was a really new thing. This might have actually been the first one, I’d have to check for sure, and I was one of the first on my sever to get it. Over the years more and more people got it, but it was a magical feeling flying around Shattrath on this and being one of the few! It also does just look incredibly epic, and the fact that is a horse that flies – again, a first maybe? – just made it extra special.

 

 

 


 

Llothien Prowler Mount

Llothien Prowler

These sleek foxes can prowl amongst newly-fallen leaves without making a sound, even at this size.

IT’S A FOX MOUNT! I love foxes, and spent many many days farming the red fox kit pet before it got changed to one you could buy with currency /facepalm. So naturally as soon as I saw this I squeed and fangirled shamelessly. I finally managed to get the item drop for it a few weeks back and am now the proud owner of this little beauty!

Llothien Prowler Mount

 


 

Invincible Mount

Invincible

The famous steed of Arthas Menethil, who serves its master in life and in death. Riding him is truly a feat of strength.

While this mount certainly does look epic, and is a gorgeous model, it’s actually the lore behind this horse that captivates me. If you have read the Arthas novel, you’ll know what I mean. It explains the whole origin of Arthas’ mount, how he grew up with the horse after making a very special bond with it. The first thing he did when he became the Lich King was res his faithful steed. Ok, so that part is a little creepy, but it just shows the beautiful bond between a raider and their horse. I’ve yet to add Invincible to my collection though 🙁

 

 


 

Long Forgotten Hippogryph Mount

 Long-Forgotten Hippogryph

You are the only one that remembered.

Honestly, I could do just a list of Hippogryphs. I fought with which one to pick and in the end this one won because it’s purple. Ok it’s slightly pink… I’m going to stick with mauve as a descriptor. It is just gorgeous, and it has a fun and intense way to get it which makes it even more special.

 

 

 


 

Heavenly Crimson Cloud SerpentHeavenly Crimson Cloud Serpent

Heavenly Crimson Cloud Serpents are considered to be among the noblest of dragons.

Much like the Hippogryphs, these ethereal mounts deserve a whole post to themselves. I don’t think a single one of them is bad, or ugly, and it was a hard choice between this one and Yu’lei, Daughter of Jade. This one just reminds me of a sunset, the way the colours blend and seem to shift as it flies.

 


 

Cloudwing Hippogryph

Cloudwing Hippogryph

Moreso than normal hippogryphs, the cloudwings of Azsuna prefer to nest high up in mountain caves far above the cloud line.

 

Yes, I said one hippogryph… but technically this is a totally different model and it is just gorgeous. They first added this model, a green version, in as a recruit a friend prize and since all my friends already play WoW, it was never going to happen. So I am super happy to have a version that I can actually get! The updated graphics and details are just lovely, and the colouring is beautiful. I much prefer this multi-coloured version to the all colour arcane one.

 

 

 


 

Ashes of Al'ar

Ashes of Al’ar

Al’ar was the beloved pet of Kael’thas Sunstrider, who often boasted that death would never claim it. Perhaps he was right.

 

Before we even knew this was a mount, I wanted it to be a mount. I was transfixed watching Al’ar flying around in Tempest Keep, and while this mount remains elusive it is still my number one most wanted mount. One day it will be mine (when I stop slacking and start farming it properly again…) and I can’t wait. When you fly it leaves a trail of ethereal colour in it’s wake which just adds to it’s beauty in my eyes.

 

 

 


High Priest's Lightsworn Seeker

 

High Priest’s Lightsworn Seeker

Once plentiful, only three seekers remain on Azeroth after generations of battling the corruption of the cosmos.

 

Last but not least, one of the newest mounts in my collection is the new Priest class mount. I’ve saved this for last, not because it’s my favourite but because I wanted to show you it in all it’s glory – which means extra pictures!

 

You see, each one changes colour depending on your talent spec. On the left we have silver for Discipline, which is my main spec and I’m quite happy with! I like the second one, gold, for holy but I’ve always been more of a fan of silver than gold. Finally, there’s the purple shadow one on the right. Again, I like purple but it’s just a bit too much for my liking.

 


So there you have it, my top 10 mounts! Are any of these on your list? Which mounts are proving to be elusive and which one holds special meaning for you? Let me know in the comments <3

This post is a part of a video game theme week hosted by Geek Blogs Unite!

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A few of my favourite World of Warcraft Things

Geek Blog Unite Theme - Ready Player one!

From 11th – 17th June I’m taking part in The Geek Blogs Unite June Theme, Ready Player One – Video Games. I’d already decided to do a World of Warcraft post, however, I was convinced by Kayla to do a whole week of posts (ok, it didn’t take much convincing at all…). So instead of one big post I’ll be posting mini posts each day. I decided on World of Warcraft because it is my main game, and I’ve been playing since it’s EU launch. I have a character of every class, and it’s also responsible for me meeting my fiancé, Chris, and many good friends.

 

Sunday 11th

Introducing my World of Warcraft Characters

I’m going to tell you all about each of my characters, their history, personality and maybe even a few dirty little secrets 😉

Monday 12th

My Favourite World of Warcraft Pets

Anyone who knows me knows I love animals and my fondness for living creatures has transferred to battle pets! I’ve already talked about my favourite pets for battles, so this time I’ll be talking about my favourites in terms of themes and aesthetics!

Tuesday 13th

Transmog Tuesday & My Favourite Raid Tiers

As normal there will be #TransmogTuesday and as a bonus I’ll be telling you what my favourite raid tier is for each class. Boy, that’s gonna be a hard one!

Wednesday 14th

My Favourite World of Warcraft Mounts

There are so many mounts to collect, and I’m over the 250th mark personally. I’ll be whittling down the list to tell you my personal favourites.

Thursday 15th

My Favourite Locations in World of Warcraft

So many different zones, from multiple expansions and I’ll be telling you which ones I love to visit.

Friday 16th

My Favourite Questlines in World of Warcraft

From the epic, to the heartbreaking and with some hilarity in between, here’s my favourite storylines and quests from the game.

Saturday 17th

My Favourite World of Warcraft Art

A change of plans, and to coincide with Sharing Saturday, I’m talking about my favourite art from the game, TCG, fanart and Hearthstone!

World of Warcraft Pre-Legion Bucket List

World of Warcraft: Legion

 

I did one of these way back when 2012 before Cataclysm, and so I decided it was time to do another one for the upcoming expansion, Legion. Due to having the beta and exams in August I’m only going to be able to get a few things done in time. So this list is split into three categories; essential, hopeful and on hold.

 

Essential

Legendary Ring

I’m on the last part of the chain along with Chris, and we are trying very hard to get this done before Legion. We do have time and have already started so there is no reason why we won’t succeed at this one 🙂

 

Level my Paladin to 100

She’s currently sitting at around 95 and is the only character close to max level that isn’t there that. My other two characters, Tempestia my warrior is 80, and my monk Takeko is 12 (I’ll be using the boost from legion on her). So that leaves Melantha, my pally.

 

Get my Moose!

I absolutely love the Grove Warden mount and I’m determined to get it before the new expansion comes out as it will likely be unavailable after that.

 

Pepe

I’ve been working my way through my Pepe achievement and now only need Drov, so after the reset this week I should be done!

 

Hopeful

 

Collections – Wardrobe

The new wardrobe system means there’s even more stuff to collect, including shirts and tabards. I’ve already got a list of each on my listography. I can’t collect them on my main, Kaelea, as her bank and void locker are crammed with stuff so I’ll need to do it on an alt who has bank space.

 

Collections – Toys

There are a lot of non-toys becoming toys and yep, there’s a list of progress for them too. I’ve already started 😀

 

Pet Charms

All my pets are max level, all are epic and any new ones are very rare/take a lot of effort, shop or TCG. So I’m pretty much done for pets this expansion, therefore I’m saving up pet charms for Legion.

 

 

 

On Hold

 

Old Runs

For mounts, music rolls, transmog and whatever else. This is on hold until after Legion comes out.

 

Achievements

I’m an achievement whore, and currently have a score of 20465. There’s a few achievements I’ve been wanting to finish for a while, such as Glory of the Pandarian Hero. Unfortunately there’s just not time to spend on them before Legion comes out.

 

Horde Characters

My poor Horde characters have been very neglected, and every time there is a new expansion I always say that before the next one I will have a max level horde. Every time I fail. Hopefully this time I can manage it because I really want to see the horde side of so many storylines.

 

Do you have a bucket list? What do you hope to complete before Legion? Are there things you’ve had to put on hold as well? Let me know in the comments!

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