The 10 Coolest Epic Mounts in World of Warcraft

Welcome to the 10 Coolest Epic Mounts in World of Warcraft.

As many World of Warcraft players know, there is a lot of status to be gained from riding a cool mount. This article tries to review the 10 coolest epic mounts on offer, and hopefully give you a helping hand on how to get them.

Rivendare's Charger
Rivendare's Charger

Rivendare's Charger

This was a major status symbol back before the days of The Burning Crusade. This mount is incredibly well sought after and is still available to this day.

Rivendare's Charger, as you may have guessed, is the undead horse ridden by Baron Rivendare at the end of Stratholme. Baron Rivendare is a very busy chap, he can also be found in the newly retooled Naxxramas. However, the Baron you're after if you want the horse, is the one from Stratholme.

Recently, Rivendare's Charger has gone down from being what was considered one of the hardest mounts to obtain in game, to one of the easiest. Not only have Blizzard decided to increase the drop chance, but virtually any class is now able to solo the whole of Stratholme, therefore it's just a matter of patience and rerunning the instance until you see this drop.

That being said, it's still one of the coolest epic mounts in World of Warcraft.

Mount name: Rivendare's Charger
Item name
: Deathcharger's Reins
Obtainable from
: Stratholme (Level 58-60)
Dropped by
: Baron Rivendare
Available to: Both Alliance & Horde
Still available: Yes

Swift Razzashi Raptor
Swift Razzashi Raptor

Swift Razzashi Raptor

The Raptors are very cool mounts, and very seldom available to the Alliance. Thankfully enough, it is actually possible to obtain one of these Raptors in Zul'Gurub.

The Swift Razzashi Raptor is dropped by an optional boss called Bloodlord Mandokir. Again this is another mount that is easier to obtain since people are now level 80. I would still recommend taking a couple of friends though, rather than going it alone. That said... Good luck on the roll if it does drop!

Mount name: Swift Razzashi Raptor
Item name: Swift Razzashi Raptor
Obtainable from: Zul'Gurub (level 60)
Dropped by: Bloodlord Mandokir
Available to: Both Alliance & Horde
Still available: Yes

Swift Spectral Tiger
Swift Spectral Tiger

Swift Spectral Tiger

This is one of the coolest epic mounts in the game, however it loses cool points due to how you obtain it.

The Swift Spectral Tiger is only obtainable through the World of Warcraft Customisable Card Game. That means that you have to spend real world money if you want it. Thankfully places like ebay make this easier for you, but still, you have to have a long hard think about whether it is really worth spending your hard earned cash on it.

The tiger itself is an incredibly cool mount. As you can see in the picture, it is actually translucent, meaning it looks very cool and ghostly! Hence the name Spectral.

At the time of writing, this card was selling on ebay for around £800 ($1100 USD)

Despite the way in which it is obtained, this is definitely one of the coolest epic mounts in World of Warcraft.

Mount name: Swift Spectral Tiger
Item name: Reins of the Swift Spectral Tiger
Obtainable from: World of Warcraft CCG
Card required: Spectral Tiger (Fires of Outland expansion)
Available to: Both Alliance & Horde
Still available: Yes

Raven Lord
Raven Lord

Raven Lord

The Raven Lord is either a very cool, or very stupid mount. For looks, the Raven Lord should get 10 out of 10. Unfortunately, one of the key problems is that the Raven Lord is a giant bird... and a land only mount.

Despite it's failings, the Raven Lord gets onto the list of the top coolest epic mounts in World of Warcraft because of it's uniqueness, and it's difficulty to obtain.

You must have a druid in your party that posseses the Essence-Infused Moonstone. An item the druid would have picked up during their epic flight form quest.

This item is used to summon Anzu, a bird boss in Sethekk Halls, who upon slaying might drop the Reins of the Raven Lord.

Despite it's clipped wings, the Raven Lord is still seen as a major status symbol in the game. Very cool.

Mount name: Raven Lord
Item name: Reins of the Raven Lord.
Obtainable from: Sethekk Halls (level 67-69)
Dropped by: Anzu (can only be summoned by a druid)
Available to: Both Alliance & Horde
Still available: Yes

White Polar Bear
White Polar Bear

White Polar Bear

Despite the number of new epic mounts introduced in Wrath of the Lich King, this is the only entry in our list that comes from that expansion.

The White Polar Bear is a very cool mount, and is reasonably difficult to obtain. It is a random drop from a bag that you get as a quest reward for a daily quest in Storm Peaks.

It has a 1% drop chance, and you can only do the daily once per day. Therefore some very basic napkin maths will show us that it could take you 100 days to obtain it.

This is definitely one of the coolest epic mounts in World of Warcraft. Who wouldn't want to ride their own Polar Bear?

Mount name: White Polar Bear Mount
Item name: Reins of the White Polar Bear
Obtainable from: Brunnhildar Village daily quest (Storm Peaks)
Dropped by: Hyldnir Spoils (bag)
Available to: Both Alliance & Horde
Still available: Yes

Fiery Warhorse
Fiery Warhorse

Fiery Warhorse

The Fiery Warhorse is obtainable in a very similar way to Baron Rivendare's Charger. The Warhorse is dropped by Attumen the Huntsman in Karazhan (the level 70 10 man Raid instance)

Despite Karazhan being a level 70 raid instance, this mount should be farmable. You will more than likely need a couple of friends, but it shouldn't be too hard to persuade them to join you once a week as Attumen is the first boss in Karazhan, therefore rather quick to get to.

It used to be one of the coolest epic mounts in World of Warcraft, and I think it still deserves it's place amongst the 10 coolest.

Mount name: Fiery Warhorse
Item name: Fiery Warhorse's Reins
Obtainable from: Karazhan (Level 70 - 10 man raid)
Dropped by: Attumen the Huntsman
Available to: Both Alliance & Horde
Still available: Yes

Amani War Bear
Amani War Bear

Amani War Bear

The Amani War Bear is a cool mount. This is a major status symbol. Even more so now as it is no longer obtainable.

This mount was awarded to players who managed to finish a timed event in Zul'aman that basically involved killing all the bosses in super speed. It started to go down from the height of coolness after The Burning Crusade has been out for a very long time, and most guilds who had Zul'aman on farm status had players with these things.

You would often see players sitting idle in the middle of Stormwind or Orgrimmar mounted, just to show off this thing.

A cool mount in its day, that lost popularity as more and more guilds were rushing through Zul'aman. Returned to it's coolness status by no longer being available.

Mount name: Amani War Bear
Item name: Amani War Bear
Obtainable from: Zul'aman (Level 70 - 10 man raid)
Dropped in: Ashli's Bag
Available to: Both Alliance & Horde
Still available: No

Winterspring Frostsaber
Winterspring Frostsaber

Winterspring Frostsaber

This rates very highly amongst the coolest epic mounts in World of Warcraft. It also takes a very long time to obtain. Although unlike the White Polar Bear, you can definitely work your way towards this one.

The Winterspring Frostsaber is obtained through repeatable quests in the zone of... you've probably guessed by now... Winterspring.

To get the mount you need to do the repeatable quests until you hit exalted with the Wintersaber Trainers. It can take a long time - some people boast of having done it in only 4 or 5 days of grinding, others claim to have done it on and off for a few months. It is really up to you how you do it, but good luck if you decide to get it!

Once you do obtain the mount, don't be surprised if your fellow guildies think it's a rather sad achievement, rather than a cool mount!

Mount name: Winterspring Frostsaber
Item name: Reins of the Winterspring Frostsaber
Obtainable from: Winterspring
Reward for: Exalted with Wintersaber Trainers
Available to: Alliance only
Still available: Yes

Headless Horseman's Mount
Headless Horseman's Mount

Headless Horseman's Mount

Unlike the Raven Lord, this is a very cool mount because despite of it's looks at first glance, this horse actually scales with your riding skill. Therefore if you learn how to ride flying mounts, you can fly this horse in the Outlands and Northrend.

It might be a little unfair including a flying mount in a list of epic land mounts, but hey, it's my list.

The other cool factor of this horse, is that you can only obtain it during the Hallow's End festival, and only by summoning the Headless Horseman in the scarlet monastery graveyard.

A very cool mount, being able to use the same mount in Northrend, Outlands and Azeroth certainly has appeal.

Mount name: Headless Horseman's Mount
Item name: The Horseman's Reins
Obtainable from: Scarlet Monastery Graveyard (during Hallow's End festival)
Dropped by: The Headless Horseman
Available to: Both Alliance & Horde
Still available: Yes (but only during the Hallow's End festival)

Black Qiraji Battle Tank

I have deliberatly not ranked the 10 Coolest Epic Mounts in World of Warcraft, however, I would have to say that the Black Qiraji Battle Tank is the coolest epic mount in World of Warcraft.

One of the main reasons why this remains as the coolest epic mount in the game is because of the fact that it could only ever be obtained from the quest line heading up to the opening of the gates to Ahn'Qiraj. Once the gates are open on your server, other players had 10 hours in which to hand in the same quest or be doomed to forever not have the coolest mount in the game.

This is a very cool mount now, simply because a lot of the players (dare I guess the majority of players?) were not around when AQ40 was first opened, and therefor it is certainly a minority mount.

It is supposedly possible to still obtain this mount by joining a brand new realm as Blizzard opens it. However people are still doubtful about how true these claims are.

Most definitely the coolest epic mount in World of Warcraft.

Mount name: Black Qiraji Battle Tank
Item name: Black Qiraji Resonating Crystal
Obtainable from: Ahn'Qiraj gate opening event quests
Available to: Both Alliance & Horde
Still available: Possibly!

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Comments 39 comments

namehere 7 years ago

Dude, you totally left out the Ashes of Alar...flaming phoenix is way better than a white polar bear any day.


Mathematics 7 years ago

If something has a 1% drop chance, and you attempt it 100 times, the chance of succeeding is only about 63%.

The chance of not getting it is 99/100. 100 trials comes out to (99/100)^100, which is about 36%, which means you still have a roughly 36% of not getting it after 100 attempts.


Nareli 7 years ago

The Qiraji tank is no longer available, due to the fact Blizzard will now have the Gates of AQ automatically open with a new server. Such a pity.


Arkanis 7 years ago

Actually, Nareli, you're wrong. I remember that, on the server I had my Blood Elf Paladin on, they were going through the AQ40 event again. Either that, or I was on crack and hallucinating. And I've never used crack or any other drugs for that matter. So it might indeed still be possible to obtain


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Engzell 7 years ago from Stockholm

Nice pics actually!


kizile 7 years ago

If you're making comments about how flying mounts are not on this list, you should probably read where it says these are epic land mounts. The internets are not infinate space, so please dont waste it with your garbage.

That being said, nice list. Wish i was epic for the opening of AQ on my server.


namehere 7 years ago

It's funny because there is 0 mention of "land epic" mounts until the second to last mount offered up.

Perhaps the author should have clarified at the start, not hidden that tidbit in the middle of the article.


Ze tiger 7 years ago

one mount you forgot to metio is the swift zulian tiger, its the best looking land mount in game imo. anyway, nice list :)


Nareli 7 years ago

Actually Arkanis, you must've been hallucinating. Check anywhere - the battle tank is no longer obtainable. I realize your comment was three months ago, but even back then I was going by the comments of many people on both the offical WoW forums and WoWHead. :/


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xaviamage 7 years ago

great work , good details about mounts


Aemilou 6 years ago

I just looked it up and Nareli is correct.

http://www.wowwiki.com/Black_Qiraji_Resonating_Cry...

It says which realm was the first to be opened that way, so yours may have been made before that.

I wish I could get it though, or if they would at least make the other crystals rideable outside the temple.


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Matt Brady 6 years ago

Great pics here - it's like a hall of fame of epic mounts. The Winterspring mount looks so cool, and is sure an upgrade. And of course, have a fashion set of gear available in case you need to really shoe off he mount in its best light!


Horde 6 years ago

I know the winterspring tiger isn't obtainable to horde, so what's the horde version of that mount? Just a wild guess but maybe a wolf?


Eldkaste 6 years ago

Venomhide Ravasur is the equivalent of Winterspring Saber.


=( 5 years ago

Deffinently left out the only tiger mount a horde player can get. which is swift zulian tiger and Eldkaste the equivalent is the frostwolf


mc 5 years ago

Black Qiraji Battle Tank is NOT an EPIC mount. It is a LEGENDARY mount. The only one in game at the moment that was ever obtainable by normal players. The only other Legendary mount was Peep's Whistle, but that is not available to players...


ladywow 5 years ago

it would be funny to have the raven lord and headless horseman mount, a bird that can't fly and a horse that can :P


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Zakmoonbeam 5 years ago from Parts Unknown

Nice hub, but some of these are no longer available since the launch of Cataclysm :(

Still, rate up !!


TGS 5 years ago

Yeah, some of them haven't been available for a good while, but with Cataclysm they took out Rivendares, along with the Raptor. 3/4 of them weren't available before that even though and some are seasonal. Still a good list, as these are some of the coolest regular mounts in game. The Celestial steed is also pretty friggin awesome, for $25?


Jacob 5 years ago

Wait so people drop mounts? And you pick them up as an item? I thought u had to buy mounts... :/


Joseph 5 years ago

You left out the ZG Zulian tiger which easily surpasses the polar bear or winterspring tiger. Not sure when this arcticle was made, but Arthas mount Invincible should be on that list as well since people had to kill LK 25 heroic which only a small minority of guilds could accomplish. The spectral tiger doesn't have to be obtained through TCG like the OP mentioned. You can literally buy these in game for 90k-225k depending on the seller. I managed to buy a swift spectral tiger last night for 175k which isn't bad at all since the availablity grows smaller over time and the price only gets higher.


dwaik 5 years ago

goblin turbotrike is awsome!!


chriss 5 years ago

cmon man you tottaly left out the ZG zulian tiger


willowjana 5 years ago

Rivendare's mount is still available (I do realize this is article was written a good while ago, but I did want to clarify). I actually got the drop a few days ago! I decided to give it a try and on my fourth reset it dropped. A few others are also available with a new look now that ZG and ZZ are reopened for lvl 85's.


willowjana 5 years ago

Ooops I mean ZA. I think I need some ZZ's lol.


Cameron 5 years ago

U missed out my favorite mount... the Time lost proto drake


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chaladar 5 years ago

Nice guide, these mounts are awesome! I also suggest that If you guys are looking for more information on epic mounts and how to get them to take a look at the wow guides on http://www.hiddenstuff.com/ Cheers!


gareth 4 years ago

just to clarify the amani war bear is still available in the heroic version o the timed run.. I know I got it 2 nights ago on nordrassil eu


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christinepurr 4 years ago

Cool list, but there are so many cooler mounts over the raptor, or the Baron's mount. White War Talbuk is AWESOME in looks and animation, and Vial of the Sands should be at the very top. Expensive, and turning into a dragon is just plain awesome!


Laryn 4 years ago

What about golden king or flame ward hippogryph?? Those are awesome


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mygameguides 4 years ago from The Internet... ;)

Yep the Qiraji Battle Tank is very cool indeed :)


Cool but saw better ones but still really cool 4 years ago

Cool but saw better ones but it's still pretty cool


Brett rajkowski 4 years ago

Why not show a dragon u lasy retarts


Tom jellybean 4 years ago

Wow is alsome it changes my life hopefully there will be cooler ones soon


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mygameguides 4 years ago from The Internet... ;)

We sould be able to design own own mounts! Good idea or what?

So we would choose from various design, head options, size, features etc.


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JohnGreasyGamer 4 years ago from South Yorkshire, England

Have to agree with all except the last one you mentioned. I much prefer the old RaF Zehvra, seeing as Zebras are my favourite animals.

Ooh, and Yaks are available mounts in Mists of Pandaria! ^^


Grease 4 years ago

All this talk of mounts reminds me that there is a better game than this called Mount & Blade. The only mounts are horse, though, and Warband is the best according to: http://www.squidoo.com/best-mount-and-blade

But hey, WOW is a great game, only I don't like how much time it takes to level up and unlock new mounts and stuff like that. It's just not my game


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iceols 3 years ago

The Black Qiraji Battle Tank will no longer exist at all in WoW once the players quit move on or delete their accounts .


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