is a rare located in Bastion.
To ride Sundancer you need two buffs.
The first buff is
, just click on the statue to get this buff.
The second buff is from the item
, you probably can buy this item on Action House.
To craft this item you need Ascended Crafting.
/way 60,6, 93,2 Sundancer
/way 60,0, 94,0 Sunrider's Blessing Buff
rare mob can be found in
: 61.37 82.67 (place to jump from)
is a very tricky rare to kill. There are two ways to prepare to kill it: long and short :)
You should join Kyrian covenant
Upgrade Trial of Ascension scenario up to tier 4 to unlock trials of wisdom.
Complete Trial of Ascension scenario quests and boss fights until
trial of wisdom unlocks.
(Wisdom) to obtain
and craft one or a couple.
Go and buy
at AH if someone sells it.
Make your way to
(Bastion) and click to
Now go to
and wait for rare (if its alive ofc). Jump down, use
and interact to
While riding it rapidly press
extra button. You will be keep getting get damage while riding the rare, so dont waste your time.
will calm down, it carries you to the spot where you have obtained the
. You will get
achievement as well.
Now you can talk to rare and accept its challenge. The fight starts, rare is tough. Bring its hp down to 10% to pass the challenge.
I got only anima from it, not mount. So, drop chance is not 100% or just a beta glitch (or there's another puzzle lol).
/way 60.04 93.97 Ancient Memorial
/way 61.37 82.67 place to jump from
rare mob location -
Ok, going to try to tame this when the
becomes available. Since it requires tier 4 of the Trial of Ascension that will be some weeks yet. I will keep this comment up to date.
Wowhead names the rare as tameable.
The flying version is an invalid target for both
It would be absolutely awesome if it kept its' glow. Here's to hoping.
Did all the steps, mounted it but did not get the extra special button to Sooth him (yes, I got the blessing). So he drops me off. :/
You need a
to be able to soothe the beast. Using a goblin glider will not work nor will Demon Hunter Wings/ Evoker Flight. Both buffs from the S#$%trider Glider and Sunrider's Blessing are needed for the horse not to buck you off.
Location of Blessing Shrine: /way 60.04, 93.90
Location to Jump: /way 60.77, 88.83
/way 61.37 82.67
I used the first jump location with the rare going towards the shrine.
Once you successfully land, you will fight Sundancer it's has It has 590k HP and you'll need to get it down to 10% - 8% HP to win. When defeated you'll be able to loot for a chance at the
mount (unsure of the drop rate as I got it on my first go) and the achievement.
says it has a cooldown on the item it
use the item completely once you use it. So if you fail to stick the landing, you'll need a grab another one!
Can also confirm that Demon Hunters cant glide in to do this either, need the item
For cheeky Kyrian bros, I recommend you get the anima channeler and then use it to spawn the rare at the entrance to Necrotic Wake. That'll let you fly to the rare without having to buy anything.
Just make sure you got the buff beforehand, because if you don't have the buff from the memorial it will bray defiantly at you and you'll likely fall to your death.
Don't get excited if you spot this, it's a waste of time. You can't kill this without specific items that are unavailable in game at this moment.
Don't get excited if you spot this, it's a waste of time. You can't kill this without specific items that are unavailable in game at this moment.
Sundancer will despawn after 5 minutes if not engaged in that time after he has been tamed with the Skystrider Glider. Additionally, he does not immediately respawn so the game seems to be treating him as though he was defeated.
Group members that were with me also reported that the mount is not a guaranteed drop. Disappointing given the tedium of summoning this rare. UPDATE: We re-sharded and were able to defeat Sundancer. He concedes around 8% or so and then directly awards you the "rare loot" of 35 anima as well as the mount if you get it (and the loot messages for your group don't even show up in chat). Confirmed non-guaranteed drop.
So my guild-mate summoned Sundancer this afternoon. It was only the two of us in a group, no one else there.
The mob had 600k health, and was at 59,93 once my guildmate soothed it with the glider. It had a couple of moves, an AOE ticking dot as well as a frontal beam of fire.
We killed it and I looted the mount, he did not. I felt bad and tried to trade but unfortunately you cannot trade this mount. It is soulbound even if you're in a group together.
Goodluck on your hunting!
Anyone gotten this mount after multiple tries in a day?
Is there a trick to mounting Sundancer? I glide down on
and click on him but I just keep falling. I have wasted TWO
already doing this.
So blizz posted a hotfix saying that the mount wasn't dropping for "eligible players" but now is. After some testing, it
like the eligible player is the one who uses the kyrian glider and activates Sundancer. I did that and a couple friends did it as well and everyone that activated Sundancer, got the mount. Some people in the groups also got it but not everyone. They tried getting the buff from the statue and that didn't make the drop 100% for them.
So it seems that since the hotfix, this mount is 100% for the person who activates the rare and it's a random drop chance for anyone that tags it. GLHF!
ps. Not covenant specific :)
I used glider and got mount along with 2 others in my group of about 20 people. Tagged along with friends to other groups and the person with the glider always seems to get the mount.
I did this a few times with a friend today.
First time, they summoned Sundancer and were able to use the item to mount and bring him down. Nobody in the group got the mount. Nothing in the mail. But achievement popped for my friend.
Second time, I used the item to mount and did not get an action button allowing to mount Sundancer while flying just above him. No green arrow to mount.
Third time, again my friend used the item to mount and ALSO did not get an action button (green arrow to mount) allowing them to do so. Even though they did it correctly both times.
All three times, the correct item was used and the buff was applied. Not sure what to make of it.
so i tried this yesterday after the hotfix..bought 3 feathers and i missed the first two times because im really bad at gliding apparently. i had the bufff and used the correct glider. not sure if im supposed to click it while also gliding right on top of it or do i just glide to it and it auto mounts. i cant waste that third feather..welp
Do not waste your money on buying the girdle unless you can kill in under 5 minutes
I got on him, killed him, albeit slowly as a protection paladin. At 15%, he bowed, I got 30 anima and he walked away with no mount. I now understand there's a time limit? I didn't know I'd waste 30K gold on a mount that wasn't automatic. This is dumb, and I'm annoyed. Don't let it happen to you, too.
40 person raid - lots of people missed the jump and used their gliders but when it finally came down we got 4 mounts to drop (summoner + 3).
The last three times I have killed Sundancer in a group, the person with the glider/who summoned got the mount every time.
I was disappointed to discover that the Skystrider Glider is single-use.
45,000g is a lot to drop on a mob with a random chance of dropping (it didn't).
Will not buy again. :/
So, I saw several glider users get mount after the kill, and thought why shouldn't I buy it off from AH and try, I had to get the achievement anyway. Used it and created a group, there were like 15 people and I was the only one that got it. There's definitely something to it :)
To be able to craft the
, you need Rank 3 at the Path of Ascension, and it takes a while to get it (about a month). So don't be surprised if you haven't yet seen too much of it on the AH, or if you see it and it costs a lot of Gold.
I killed it with a group of 7 players and 2 of us got the loot (including me, I used the glider). Probably it's a 100% drop to the player who uses glider and mounts it, but not sure.
Seems to be on about a one hour timer. Certainly a tough boss compared to other rare elites in SL
This makes the ridding part super easy, mind you that the rare has 589k HP, so unless you're a strong solo content class you will need help
Nota 100% drop got anima, The Skystrider feather on AH is a rip off also. there are other mounts in game that more worth the time and effort than blowing k for a Drop of Anima.. better yet want anima go do a world quest you get as many as q WQ can offer for free.
just joined a group on EU servers to kill Sundancer and after reaching about 7%HP he turned orange and despawned. the person who glided to him got 35 anima, myself and the other person in our group got nothing.
if this were any other expansion I'd say this was unintended but given how stingy this expansion's been so far...
I looted the mount today on my first kill without a group, and judging by others comments I think it's fair to say it's
to a 100% drop chance for the person who rode & soothed him, compared to others who just join the group; looks like their drop chance of the mount is lowered considerably. :/
Don't make same mistake like i did and wait for group to form to kill him after you soothe him. He despawns after 5 minutes.
Make a group before you soothe him
Seems to be guaranteed drop for the person who soothed him only. Did it first time and got the mount, soloed as 211 affliction.
Managed to solo this on my holy pala, ilvl 200, took ages but if you can cleanse yourself it's not too bad, but turns out it's not 100% if you're the one that summoned it because this is my 2nd attempt with no drop lol
For an indication of difficulty I was able to solo him on a 219 geared protection warrior.
As an aside I got the mount :)
Solo'd as a 208 MM hunter. Just need to use the feign death legendary piece that reduces your feign death CD to 15 seconds. Feign whenever Sundancer uses the Judge ability and it will interrupt its cast. I took minimal damage, just had to throw a few mend pets out on my pet.
I just got onto sundancer (with the glider and had the buff) and no soothe button showed up
Killed sundancer in a random group, didn't have glider, only had the buff, got the mount
joined a group earlier for sundancer, we were 4 people when i joined, including me, then more people joined and i got to the fight area using my engi glider on my back, i saw the rare there, moving around, fight didn't start yet, then rare dissapeared, some people were fighting it, i was actually taking damage from it but i couldn't tag it to grab the loot, i did not have the blessing on me but someone else in group had blessing and it happened the exact same thing, rare was invisible for her too....how does that work?, i think that person who had blessing was the one that used glider on it to bring it down, then after all of that, the rare goes invisible, like its in another phase or something? ....
Big sad on not 100% drop rate
Five attempts, still no dice, er unicorn. It's going to end up being one expensive mount but I'm going keep trying, it's definitely my favorite courser mount.
Completed yesterday on February 20, 2021.
Level 60 BE Protection Paladin iLVL 204
Purchased the Skystrider Glider from AH
Went to Bastion at location mentioned in top comment and waited for visual sighting of Sundancer
Had a well-geared Havoc DH on hand in case I couldn’t kill in time.
Grabbed buff from the monument and rode to highest cliff North of monument
Jumped off cliff when Sundancer was headed back to monument and deployed the glider to maneuver onto the horse’s back
Used healing pots and self-heals while mounted and spammed the Soothe ability
Sundancer took me back to monument and I spoke to it to initiate combat
Used defensive CDs and DH buddy to defeat Sundancer
As stated in these replies, it’s supposedly not a 100% drop rate, but since my first attempt was successful, I encourage anyone who can afford a couple gliders to try it anyway if they want the mount. Good luck!
I got the buff, used the glider, got the achievement for landing him, killed him within 5 minutes and still didn't get the mount. It is not 100%.
tried solo first day, didn't get.
next day, someone else summons, we fight it with a third person and none of us are grouped. me and the summoner both got the mount.
Everytime i try to do sundancer, i get the buff, use the wings, and when i land on him i don't get an extra action bar?
also if you are kyrian, you can get a free glider everytime by killing wingflayer the cruel.
To add in my experience, I got the drop on the third attempt. All 3 times I made a raid group (normally 6 or 7 or us), and I used the glider and talked to Sundancer to initiate combat. The first 2 times no-one got the mount, but on the 3rd both myself (the rider) and a party member got the drop.
Keep in mind that you don't just have to go through the hassle of crafting/buying the (expensive) glider and mounting him, but you have to kill him, and he's a level 62 rare with over 500k hp, so unless you're epically geared and not a squishy class, I wouldn't try to solo.
I didn't know you had to kill it at first. I missed it with the first glider (they costed like 8.5k on AH, so I was kind of annoyed, especially since I had to go back and buy another). Then when I got it, that's when I realized you had to then talk to it and challenge it, and it was hard to kill.
Another thing - whoever glides to get it and tames it properly (you have to spam the button to tame it before you die) gets an achievement. I don't know if it's a group achievement, but I doubt it, because the second time I did it with a group, I didn't see it pop up for my teammates.
Also, from what I've read here, the mount is about a 1/3 drop chance. Me and one other guy in the group got it. We got lucky.
Respawn timer seems to be about an hour. I was in a group of three; the guy who used the glider and mounted Sundancer got the mount, I used a glider but didn't ride the rare(just hopped around on the ground with it) and got the mount, our poor paladin did neither and didn't get it. So possibly if you use the glider, whether or not you ride Sundancer, you'll get the mount.
Easy solo as a 196 ilvl Guardian Druid. Clicked the statue, did a wild charge off the edge while activating glider and wildly clicking on Sundancer. I was able to mount him and spam soothe about 7 times or so before it turned and landed. I got the "In the Hot Seat" achievement. Took me to about 50% life and I didn't need to heal although you can when you're on its back. Keep Soothe (druid ability) available to dispell enrages and its easy to get him down to 15%. Extremely disappointed that I only got anima... I figured it was a 100% drop rate if you had the buffs and were soloing but I as wrong. 4K down the drain on a stupid glider... :(
Completed this today, purchased the appropriate glider from the AH, as I'm Venthyr, not Kyrian. Definitely be careful on your jump, I almost missed and since the glider goes away after use, that's a big waste of $$$. After soothing, talked to Sundancer to start the challenge. Blood dk, 222ilvl, took 4m, 12s to bring to <10% hp. Awarded anima, no mount. Wasted money anyway. The fact that this isn't 100% drop for the summoner is bad design.
It's entirely possible that I could have "failed" the challenge, as my kill would presumably been very close to this hidden buff expiring.
Fairly certain 100% if you have the buff AND use the glider. Four of us tried twice:
1st time: all had buff, only I used glider (to get him down). Only I got the mount.
2nd time: all had buff other three used glider (2 just on the ground by where he lands, 1 to get him down) all three got mount.
This was 6/12/21 after some hotfixes had been implemented.
Please be aware that even after getting the glider and landing on him and doing the mini-game to get him to land, you have to then kill him and he is level 62 with about 589k hp. I did not check his hp before engaging him, thinking I did most of the hard work already, so it was gonna be a pushover and got him to about 50% hp. It helps if you have a way to remove his Enrage, not sure if hunters/druids can do that anymore. I rezzed and went back and tried to get some friends to come help me and swap my talents up for a boss fight, but before they could get there his frame turned hostile and he attacked me and got to 50% again. I was on an spriest, I think with San'layn I would've gotten further since each time I died VE was about 5-10s away from being back up and when I used it during his enrage he didn't hurt me at all unless I stood in fire.
To make things clear. Having the two buffs are mandatory.
If you're having the "Sundancer senses you are not its master and bucks violently" issue. You're either missing the Statue buff or not using the
Good luck to all
I was lucky enough to receive this mount, however BLIZZARD I am a little disappointed with it, once received it is actually a little plain.
as it is a SUNDANCER, I was hoping it would have the sunny sparkle to it and and the sun beams that the original that was killed to receive this mount. How about doing a little touch up to this mount and making is spectacular and live up to its name.
:-) I mean it does not hold up to its description very well right now,
"This sun-dappled courser gallops on lightbeams with carefree abandon."
FYI , I only had the statue BUFF!
ok, post 9.1 patch...
apparently you HAVE to have BOTH the statue buff (gotten by clicking on the winged floating stone "monument" to sundancer's previous owner), AND use the feather - OTHERWISE the "Soothe" button will NOT show up.
does NOT matter if you have flying or not.
several people (including myself) kept getting the statue buff, then fly out to "land" on sundancer.
no "Soothe" button, just an exit button.
sundancer emotes a welcome, then bucks you off.
went to AH, bought the S!@#trider Glider feather thingy, came back.
tried to fly out again so as not to use the glider.
you HAVE to have BOTH. clicking the statue gives you the previous owner's "blessing" which is the only way to even get close to sundancer without him knocking you out of the sky before you can even click on him, and using the feather turns you into a facsimile of sundancer's previous "owner", which is "how" you can "soothe" him.
Spawn timer seems to be off. Got in a group, they had been waiting 2+ hours. I left group to check my realm, he was up. I listed in group finder, everyone joined. I know for sure that former group lead and myself used gliders, entire group had blessing - I, former group lead (pulled), and maybe three or four others got mount, out of 30-35 in group.
Does anyone know if the respawn timer is actually around 1 hour? I waited the past two days for around 3 hour periods and it never spawned. Is it potentially bugged or something of that nature?
Spawn/Respawn timer is definitely broken/off.
Guildie had just tamed/looted Sundancer two hours previously and got the mount. I let the game idle for eight hours (5am to 1pm) while I worked on art, and Sundancer never respawned.
: Camped for seven hours (4am to 11am)- no previous spawn time to go off of. No spawn.
I flew over to the spawn point at 3am- and was unfortunate to be just in time to see Sundancer despawn. Waited until maintenance popped, no spawn. Logged in after maintenance and Sundancer was making the path towards the landing area. Engaged, no mount (wasn't fast enough with the kill). Swapped to an alt immediately, did some more art, three hours later, no spawn.
Edit: Sundancer was up at 11:20 am, 7/14. Got the buff, used the glider, friend helped me nuke Sundancer under five minutes, got the mount. Came back through the area to fight Ascended Council two hours later, Sundancer still wasn't up. Someone was camping for him, asked me if I'd seen him. Told them I'd made a kill at 1130ish. They'd been waiting since noon, no spawn.
I'm glad I don't have to camp for Sundancer again, but it's clear his timer is off kilter. Best to wait until reset.
This quest is currently bugged. 2021-08-01. You can manually make the Dancer spawn by going out of bounds west of the blessings altar. Spawning him this way makes you able to interact with it, but unable to jump on to it's back. I camped this for 3 hours without it him spawning the normal way. Link to clip of me spawning it: https ://youtu .be /awmfU9qBjTU
I have tried to camp him in a few ways for some time before getting this mount. From my own experience, I think there is a reasonably efficient way that I should share:
Part I: Be prepared
For each level-capped character, have at least one
ready in bag. You can buy it from the AH or craft it yourself via Kyrian's Ascension Crafting.
For each level-capped character, have the tank or healer specs setup and ready. The Sundancer "hits" pretty hard when you are riding him, so at level 60, minimally you need some healing potions.
For idling characters, log off at the 60,94 shrine in Bastion, so when you server hop, you can readily get the
buff from the shrine.
Part II: Camping for the Sundancer
The routing is simple. Get the
buff from the Ancient Memorial at the shrine in Bastion 60,94. The buff looks like a golden orb circling around you. Each buff lasts 30 minutes.
Then fly north, following the shoreline towards the Temple of Purity at 61,80, and look for the Sundancer.
The Sundancer appears as a rare elite star on your map, and as a shiny golden flying horse in person.
You can camp around 61,80 while queuing for BGs, arenas, LFRs, and random heroics.
You can also server hop every now and then, because he appears to spawn on different timers on different realms.
Part III: When you see the Sundancer having spawned
(List a group looking for more people on Premade Groups -> Custom: Sundancer up.)
(Let people know in the Bastion - General chat channel that the Sundancer is up and will be landing at 60,94.)
Get on your flying mount, fly in, position yourself vertically above the Sundancer, dismount, use
, and spam right-clicks on the Sundancer.
Once you are on the Sundancer, spam left-clicks on the extra action button (Soothe), and use defensive cooldowns and self-healing to stay alive.
After being tamed by you, the Sundancer will take you to the shrine at 60,94.
Speak to the Sundancer, and challenge him within ~5 minutes. If you don't have enough people nearby, you may still have to just challenge him and try your luck in 3~4 minutes. Otherwise he will walk away and disappear in ~5 minutes.
It's about ~10% chance of getting the mount, per character per day.
I have made many mistakes, such as forgetting about the
buff, forgetting to use
before getting on the Sundancer's back, waiting for too long when Sundancer is at the shrine (because I couldn't assemble a group big enough), etc. So I complied the above.
You can also lazy-camp him at the 60,94 shrine in Bastion. This only works if there are many people nearby. You need at least ~10k DPS as a group (he hits hard too) to win the challenge and have a chance for the mount to drop. Just don't forget the
glider is going for 91k on my server atm...
Do not try to outsmart this by using a Sandstone Drake mount and a second person with a glider. You can use the glider, but the parachute prevents you from being able to mount Sundancer, resulting in nothing more than a wasted glider and a 5 minute CD.
1. Buy a glider
2. click the statue get the buff
3. KIll him after he lands. Try to find him through realm hopping its what I did.
Had it on my first kill :) Hurts, so be at least Ilvl 220 Id say and maybe a class that can self-heal. 230 feral druid, not tank specced, still bit hard.
broken in 9.1.5
impossible to get mount rn
I was able to mount Sundancer using the glider and the Extra Action Button popped up. Soothed him while taking damage then defeated him after he landed and earned the mount so apparently the bug has been fixed.
Am I doing something wrong? Three attempts now, got the buff, used the glider over to him, clicked to mount. The mount on the mouseover goes away and I just fall into the void, and he despawns a few seconds later. Its supposed to put me on Sundancer but didn't.
I do want to further clarify some points or give some helpful points (as of 9.2).
1. Use flying! Go above the head of Sundancer and drop down. As someone who missed this unicorn four times from a nearby ledge, jumping off and using the wings was much easier.
2. Bring multiple wings with you. I heard in the comments that Sundancer stays up for five minutes, but I followed him for 15 minutes and was able to finally tame him on the third try.
3. If you miss him on a wing attempt, try using the Regurgitated Kyrian Wings to gain more altitude and try again.
BEST OF LUCK.
Got the mount today on my horde holy priest (WM off), in an absolute state of panick!
I got the glider, costs 60g on my realm now. I then got the sunrider blessing buff.
I went to the highest cliff at 61,82 and waited for half an hour. I was searching for info on youtube and the web while looking out for the rare spawn. I got quite discouraged - apparently the spawn timer used to be roughly 45-60 minutes. But, then I saw a few posts saying that the spawn timer has been changed to 6-8 hours in recent patches. So I gave up after half an hour and went farming the shards for the Silverwind Prowler mount instead.
I was heading towards the shard that is close to Sundancers route.. and what do I see? Sundancer FLYING TOWARDS ME!
My heart skipped a beat. I dropped everything, I started panicking, I quickly went to the shrine to get the buff, hoping Sundancer doesnt despawn before I get back.
Midair, above Sundancer, I used the Skyrider glider. I tamed him and we landed.
Suddenly an Alliance warlock player shows up. I was MASHING that holy fire so I would hit Sundancer first - not sure if that matters but I would rather not risk letting the alliance player tag him first, making me unable to get the mount.
Both of us killed Sundancer within 3 minutes - I got the mount!
I immediately mounted Sundancer and flexed before the warlock. He did not get the mount.
I have not been this lucky in a long time!
Respawn timer changed by Blizz from 45-60 mins to 6-8 hours for those looking to obtain this mount or the achievement related to it
Just did this today and I flew slightly above Sundancer and then used the glider, worked perfectly. Since no one was around, solo'd it and got anima.
There might be some kind of bug with Sundancer since the prepatch. Twice now I've approached the platform area and can see Sundancer flying by, but as I get close it despawns.
I FINALLY GOT IT
I tried waiting for days at different times, nothing was making it spawn normally. Saw a lot of people saying its bugged.
I also tried what I saw some people doing, by flying west of the temple to the inbetween, being teleported back, Sundancer would spawn but you couldnt mount him. (Even with the correct buffs and gliders)
Just saw a reddit post saying it worked for someone by turning war mode on. I'd already tried everything so I said screw it.
He spawned "naturally", I could mount him, and I got him.
Hopefully this helps someone else because I spent so many days trying everything and searching the web for hours.
UGH...bought 5 gliders since these are single-use (made that mistake after failing the first time to mount him). Mounted him on the 2nd try, soothed him down to fight, got achieve, solo'ed him until he turned orange and bowed to me. Got 2 35 anima items and...NOTHING. Some of these mounts in SL are just not worth the trouble.
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