Post by Antthedruid
Hey guys! I would just like to do a little survey to see which mounts on WoW are most popular among the masses. With over 300 mounts available in game, I imagine it can be difficult at times to pick which mount to ride. If you guys wouldn't mind, please follow a few rules for this forum:
1. Try to list your favorite mounts in an order, and if you have different favorite mounts for different circumstances or situations, please identify that. Also, again if applicable to you, separate your favorite mounts into Flying, Ground and Aquatic subcategories.
2. Keep in mind several things when listing your favorite mounts: rarity, model, uniqueness, movement, and method of obtaining. Personally there are a lot of TCG and store mounts that I think look great, but I can't stand them because you have to pay money for them.
3. List any info you know about the mounts! Put a link to the item page perhaps or tell us how you got it. It's your favorite mount for a reason, and other people would probably enjoy it too. #3 isn't mandatory but would be greatly appreciated.
I'll start off this forum with my own favorite mounts:
1. Reins of the Onyxian Drake
- Drops off of Onyxia. A little bit of my own personal speculation: I believe they've increased the drop rate for this mount. From what I remember it used to be a 0.5% drop chance. I wouldn't be surprised if they increased it to about 4% or 5%. I've also seen more reports of people having obtained it lately than in the past. I don't have it yet, but am dying to get it. I've been farming her for a few months now. (Dont own it).
2. Ashes of Al'ar
I mean Ashes is just a given. (Dont have it yet)
3. Reins of the Azure Drake
I HAVE BEEN OBSESSING OVER THIS MOUNT FOR SO LONG. It drops off Malygos 10m and 25m. The only time I ever did Malygos was with a group of 7 people. And guess what dropped? This mount. AND THE FRUCKEN BLUE DRAKE. AT THE SAME TIME. I won neither. I was so devastated, and I have never been able to get past the last phase of Malygos on a solo attempt. I'd love some tips for that. (Obviously, I yet to obtain it.)
4. Experiment 12-B
Experiment 12-b is one of the funniest mounts. Ever since I found out I could ride my very own Gyth, I've been in love! That love was quickly shattered when I realized it's a 1% drop off Ultraxion in Dragon Soul. Aint no way in hell that Im farming that. (I dont own it).
5. Blue Dragonhawk
- From the 100 mounts achievement. This isn't necessarily the coolest mount, but it's such a status symbol and I love that. It's also very unique for the alliance when considering that dragonhawks are typically more associated with blood elves. (I own this one!)
A few other flying mounts I didnt mention but I still really enjoy are the netherwing drakes, the Armored Skyscreamer, and Invincible. Mists has been a treasure trove of mounts, and a lot of new models have been introduced.
1. Swift Zulian Tiger
I was always a casual WoW player that's played on and off since vanilla. By that I mean I've never had a sub running for more than 30% of the year. I didnt really get into the game until around the time cataclysm came out. I've always admired this mount from afar whenever I've seen it, and by the time I was finally a high enough level and really into mounts, this mount had been removed from the game. Really sucks. (Don't own it).
2. Reins of the Winterspring Frostsaber
Obtained from the Winterspring trainer dailies, takes a minimum of 20 days to complete and obtain. I definitely adore this mount! (I own it).
3. Scepter of Azj'Aqir
This is probably one of the best gifts that Blizzard has ever given us. A Qiraj mount rideable outside of Ahn'Qiraj that isn't the legendary and no longer obtainable Black Qiraj Battle Tank. This mount is obtainable from Archaeology as a Tol'Vir artifact. (Don't yet own).
4. Darkmoon Dancing Bear
I just love the /mountspecial for this mount, by far by favorite bear mount. Costs 180 tickets from the darkmoon faire. (I own it).
5. Reins of the Raven Lord
Drops off of Anzu in Sethekk Halls on heroic mode. 2% drop chance. This mount has a long history, originally only dropping off of Anzu who could only be summoned by druids with the Swift Flight Form quest, but now is available to any who enter the dungeon on heroic difficulty. (I own it).
Other honorable mentions would have to be the white hawkstrider from magister's terrace, the talbuks from nagrand, and the direhorns introduced in mists.
1. Sea Turtle
I only have one aquatic mount favorite, which is of course the Sea Turtle. It's a super rare catch from fishing in any WotLK, cata, or MoP body of water. (Not sure about MoP waters, but I'd imagine it can be found there too.) I fished mine up from darkmoon waters while looking for a sea pony. I've noticed that WotLK areas people often report having to fish 1000-5000 times before fishing this bad boy up. In cata areas I usually hear of reports of less than 1,000 attempts before catching him. This may be because back in the day it had a much lower drop rate and when cata came out its drop rate was increased, and more people are spending time in cata areas, causing new data to only reflect 1000 attempts or less usually in cata areas as compared to old data of over 3000 attempts in wrath areas which may be obsolete now. Or cata waters just have more turtles. (I own this one.)
OK, HOW ABOUT YOU?
Post by omglaserzpewpew
Okay, I'll bite.
Flying (In no particular order, but here's my top 5)Cenarion War Hippogryph
It's just a rep grind, but I really like this mount. Of all the hippogryph models, this remains my favorite.Enchanted Fey Dragon
This is looking like it will be a Blizzard store item. I'll probably buy it.Reins of the Armored Skyscreamer
I was a huge fan of Dinotopia as a kid, so this one really catches my eye.Winged Guardian
I like it. Do I need a reason?Reins of the Ironbound Proto-Drake
Really, I like all the proto-drakes, but this one is pretty epic.
Ground (Same deal)Black Qiraji Resonating Crystal
This has always been my favorite mount. It's a shame that they are pretty much all gone.Reins of the Raven Lord
This is a close second. I'm happy to say that I do have this one.Amani War Bear
Yeah, I don't have one. Everybody else in my old guild got one, then suddenly... they lost interest in running ZA. How cool is that? Pretty @#$%ing cool, that's how cool that is... Jerks... But really, that's not cool. We ran that raid for months getting fancy mounts for everybody, but when it's my turn? Everybody just disappears. Not that I'm still upset about it, I'm just saying, that's a kick in the balls. Yeah, I had a blast doing ZA; I enjoy the raiding experience. I thought it was tons of fun, and I honestly felt honored to be part of the "core team" that could actually do the timed run. There were only 2 Alliance guilds on my server that could do - I was proud to be a tank for one of the guilds that could actually pull it off. But what do I have to show for it? Nothing. And when the expectation is there, that there will be a reward at the end and then the 9 other people that YOU helped get what THEY wanted just abandon you, it kind of stings... Is it warm in here?Reins of the Amber Primordial Direhorn
I like dinosaurs.Reins of the Silver War Talbuk
Another mount that I loved as soon as I saw it. It's probably the closest I'm going to get to an elk mount (which I think would be bad ass), and it's honestly a very easy rep grind, especially once you out level the zone.
So there you have it. I care more about looks than showing off my e-peen, so I'm down with store bought mounts as long they look cool. I don't have any raid achievement mounts, but I wish I did. =P
Post by Wildfury
I can't wait till I have my dk leveled to try to obtain the mounts I don't have yet.FlyingMimiron's Head
Just a must have. I love the Mimiron hard mode so much, now I want his mount!Reins of the Ironbound Proto-Drake
I'm a big fan of the proto drakes this one is still one of my favourites.Reins of the Blazing Drake
It is still on my list.Smoldering Egg of Millagazor
Sadly, I don't have it yet.GroundMekgineer's Chopper
My absolute favourite! A low rider (so not on top of an animal) for in PvP and nice when playing with someone else.Swift Orange Raptor
I miss this raptor, Ishould reroll back to horde, just so I can have this one again :(
The rotation on last phase Malygos is 1-1-2-3. Just move on time for Static Field.
Post by Lancecaster
As an avid mount collector, I'll contribute.Reins of the Winterspring Frostsaber
My favorite ground mount. I obtained this back in the day, before the grind was switched to dailies, so this has a special place in my collection.Silver Covenant Hippogryph
My favorite flyer. I just enjoy how it moves and the size of the mount.
Since you asked about Reins of the Azure Drake
, I can give some advice. Phase 1 and 2 are fast and straight forward. Blow your cooldowns during 1, and get Maly as low as possible before he flies off. With sparks and trinket procs, I've actually driven Maly to 1% before P2.
For phase 3, stick to this: '1' '1' '2' '3' > repeat. Fly in a slow circle. If you're moving when he sends out the electric shock thing, it won't hit you at all. As long as you keep to your button rotation, you'll stay alive (usually between 70% and 90% hp). You don't have to spam them as fast as you can... just take your time, not allowing your energy to cap, and not rushing so you're starved. You want to make sure you keep building stacks of debuff. Once you figure it out, the whole fight will take you less than 5 minutes, and you'll 1-shot it every time.