WoW Riding Guide


Riding This WoW Riding Guide covers training your Riding skill and also provides information about the racial and class mounts available for Riding in the World of Warcraft. Although Riding is a secondary profession, it doesn’t require training up through levels like other professions do. Instead the Riding skill levels are simply purchased from a Riding Trainer. After purchasing the Riding skill available for your character’s level, you will then be able to purchase the mounts appropriate for that skill level.

Updated for patch 5.2

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Riding Trainers

Rank Faction Trainer Location
Apprentice
Journeyman
Alliance Aalun Entrance to The Exodar
Binjy Featherwhistle Steelgrill’s Depot, Dun Morogh
Jartsam Cenarion Enclave, Darnassus
Randal Hunter Eastvale Logging Camp, Elwynn Forest
Ultham Ironhorn Amberstill Ranch, Dun Morogh
Horde Kar Stormsinger Bloodhoof Village, Mulgore
Kildar The Valley of Honor, Orgrimmar
Perascamin Outside the entrance to Silvermoon, Eversong Woods
Revi Ramrod The Valley of Spirits, Orgrimmar
Velma Warnam Brill, Tirisfal Glades
Xar’Ti Sen’jin Village, Durotar
Apprentice
Journeyman
Expert
Artisan
Master
Flight Master’s License
Cold Weather Flying
Alliance Bralla Cloudwing Old Town, Stormwind
Cloudrunner Leng Shrine of Seven Stars, Vale of Blossoms
Darlene Stokx Old Town, Stormwind
Hargen Bronzewing Honor Hold, Hellfire Peninsula
Ilsa Blusterbrew Wildhammer Stronghold, Shadowmoon Valley
Maigra Keenfeather Valiance Keep, Borean Tundra
Horde Maztha Near Flight Path, Orgrimmar
Olrokk Shadowmoon Village, Shadowmoon Valley
Skydancer Shun Shrine of Two Moons, Vale of Blossoms
Wind Rider Jahubo Thrallmar, Hellfire Peninsula
Wind Rider Sabamba Warsong Hold, Borean Tundra
Neutral Hira Snowdawn Krasus’ Landing, Dalaran
Pilot Vic Lakeside Landing, Sholazar Basin
Roxi Ramrocket K3, The Storm Peaks


Riding Levels

The table below list each of the Riding levels that can be trained. A Base training cost and mount cost is provided, but these will be discounted based on your current reputation with whom you are purchasing from.

Rank Character Level Required Training Cost
Neutral Friendly Honored Revered Exalted
Apprentice
(60% Land Mount Increase)
20 4g 3g 80s 3g 60s 3g 40s 3g 20s
Journeyman
(100% Land Mount Increase)
40 50g 47g 50s 45g 42g 50s 40g
Expert
(150% Flying Mount Increase)
60 250g 237g 50s 225g 212g 50s 200g
Artisan
(280% Flying Mount Increase)
70 5000g 4750g 4500g 4250g 4000g
Master
(310% Flying Mount Increase)
80 5000g 4750g 4500g 4250g 4000g
Flight Master’s License is required to use a flying mount in Deepholm, Eastern Kingdoms and Kalimdor
Flight Master’s License 60 250g 237g 50s 225g 212g 50s 200g
Cold Weather Flying is required to use a flying mount in Northrend
Cold Weather Flying 68 500g 475g 450g 425g 400g
Wisdom of the Four Winds is required to use a flying mount in Pandaria
Wisdom of the Four Winds 90 2500g 2375g 2250g 2125g 2000g


Free Riding Levels

Some classes and races get certain riding levels for free. Remember to visit your class trainer for these before wasting money at a Riding Vendor. The table below lists each of the classes/races and character levels where free riding skills are available.

Class Character Level Ability Riding Level
Death Knight 55 Acherus Charger Apprentice
Journeyman
Druid 60 Flight Form Expert (requires Journeyman already)
Paladin 20 Charger (Alliance)
Charger (Horde)
Apprentice
Warlock 20 Felsteed Apprentice
Worgen 20 Running Wild Apprentice


Racial Mounts

There are no reputation requirements to purchase the mount associated with your character’s race, but to purchase the mount of any other race in your faction, your reputation with that race must be Exalted.
Normal land mounts are available for purchase once your character reaches Level 20.

Faction Race Land Mount
Alliance Draenei Brown Elekk
Gray Elekk
Purple Elekk
Dwarves Brown Ram
Gray Ram
White Ram
Gnomes Blue Mechanostrider
Green Mechanostrider
Red Mechanostrider
Unpainted Mechanostrider
Humans Black Stallion
Brown Horse
Chestnut Mare
Pinto
Night Elves Spotted Frostsaber
Striped Dawnsaber
Striped Frostsaber
Striped Nightsaber
Worgen There are no Worgen mounts, instead they automatically learn Running Wild at level 20
Horde Blood Elves Black Hawkstrider
Blue Hawkstrider
Purple Hawkstrider
Red Hawkstrider
Goblins Goblin Trike
Orcs Black Wolf
Brown Wolf
Dire Wolf
Timber Wolf
Tauren Brown Kodo
Gray Kodo
White Kodo
Trolls Emerald Raptor
Turquoise Raptor
Violet Raptor
Undead Black Skeletal Horse
Blue Skeletal Horse
Brown Skeletal Horse
Red Skeletal Horse
Pandaren Black Dragon Turtle
Blue Dragon Turtle
Brown Dragon Turtle
Green Dragon Turtle
Purple Dragon Turtle
Red Dragon Turtle

Epic land mounts are available for purchase once your character reaches Level 40.

Faction Race Epic Land Mount
Alliance Draenei Great Blue Elekk
Great Green Elekk
Great Purple Elekk
Dwarves Swift Brown Ram
Swift Gray Ram
Swift White Ram
Gnomes Swift Green Mechanostrider
Swift White Mechanostrider
Swift Yellow Mechanostrider
Humans Swift Brown Steed
Swift Palomino
Swift White Steed
Night Elves Swift Frostsaber
Swift Mistsaber
Swift Stormsaber
Worgen There are no Worgen mounts, but Running Wild will provide epic land mount speed once the Journeyman Riding level is paid for
Horde Blood Elves Swift Green Hawkstrider
Swift Pink Hawkstrider
Swift Purple Hawkstrider
Goblins Goblin Turbo-Trike
Orcs Swift Brown Wolf
Swift Gray Wolf
Swift Timber Wolf
Tauren Great Brown Kodo
Great Gray Kodo
Great White Kodo
Trolls Swift Blue Raptor
Swift Olive Raptor
Swift Orange Raptor
Undead Green Skeletal Warhorse
Ochre Skeletal Warhorse
Purple Skeletal Warhorse
Pandaren Great Black Dragon Turtle
Great Blue Dragon Turtle
Great Brown Dragon Turtle
Great Green Dragon Turtle
Great Purple Dragon Turtle
Great Red Dragon Turtle

Normal flying mounts are available for purchase once your character reaches Level 60.

Faction Flying Mount
Alliance Ebon Gryphon
Golden Gryphon
Snowy Gryphon
Horde Blue Wind Rider
Green Wind Rider
Tawny Wind Rider

Epic flying mounts are available for purchase once your character reaches Level 70.

Faction Epic Flying Mount
Alliance Swift Blue Gryphon
Swift Green Gryphon
Swift Purple Gryphon
Swift Red Gryphon
Horde Swift Green Wind Rider
Swift Purple Wind Rider
Swift Red Wind Rider
Swift Yellow Wind Rider


Racial Mount Vendors

The table below lists the vendors for the racial land mounts and Epic land mounts

Faction Trainer Location Mounts
Alliance Katie Stokx Old Town, Stormwind Black Stallion
Brown Horse
Chestnut Mare
Pinto
Swift Brown Steed
Swift Palomino
Swift White Steed
Lelanai Cenarion Enclave, Darnassus Spotted Frostsaber
Striped Dawnsaber
Striped Frostsaber
Striped Nightsaber
Swift Frostsaber
Swift Mistsaber
Swift Stormsaber
Milli Featherwhistle Steelgrill’s Depot, Dun Morogh Blue Mechanostrider
Green Mechanostrider
Red Mechanostrider
Unpainted Mechanostrider
Swift Green Mechanostrider
Swift White Mechanostrider
Swift Yellow Mechanostrider
Old Whitenose Pandaren area on the lake behind Dwarven District Black Dragon Turtle
Blue Dragon Turtle
Brown Dragon Turtle
Green Dragon Turtle
Purple Dragon Turtle
Red Dragon Turtle
Great Black Dragon Turtle
Great Blue Dragon Turtle
Great Brown Dragon Turtle
Great Green Dragon Turtle
Great Purple Dragon Turtle
Great Red Dragon Turtle
Torallius the Pack Handler Entrance to The Exodar Brown Elekk
Gray Elekk
Purple Elekk
Great Blue Elekk
Great Green Elekk
Great Purple Elekk
Unger Statforth Menethil Harbor, Wetlands Black Stallion
Brown Horse
Chestnut Mare
Pinto
Veron Amberstill Amberstill Ranch, Dun Morogh Brown Ram
Gray Ram
White Ram
Swift Brown Ram
Swift Gray Ram
Swift White Ram
Horde Harb Clawhoof Bloodhoof Village, Mulgore Brown Kodo
Gray Kodo
White Kodo
Great Brown Kodo
Great Gray Kodo
Great White Kodo
Kall Worthaton The Valley of Sprits, Orgrimmar Goblin Trike
Goblin Turbo-Trike
Ogunaro Wolfrunner The Valley of Honor, Orgrimmar Black Wolf
Brown Wolf
Dire Wolf
Timber Wolf
Swift Brown Wolf
Swift Gray Wolf
Swift Timber Wolf
Turtlemaster Odai The Valley of Honor, Orgrimmar Black Dragon Turtle
Blue Dragon Turtle
Brown Dragon Turtle
Green Dragon Turtle
Purple Dragon Turtle
Red Dragon Turtle
Great Black Dragon Turtle
Great Blue Dragon Turtle
Great Brown Dragon Turtle
Great Green Dragon Turtle
Great Purple Dragon Turtle
Great Red Dragon Turtle
Winaestra Outside the entrance to Silvermoon, Eversong Woods Black Hawkstrider
Blue Hawkstrider
Purple Hawkstrider
Red Hawkstrider
Swift Green Hawkstrider
Swift Pink Hawkstrider
Swift Purple Hawkstrider
Zachariah Post Brill, Tirisfal Glades Black Skeletal Horse
Blue Skeletal Horse
Brown Skeletal Horse
Red Skeletal Horse
Green Skeletal Warhorse
Ochre Skeletal Warhorse
Purple Skeletal Warhorse
Zjolnir Sen’jin Village, Durotar Emerald Raptor
Turquoise Raptor
Violet Raptor
Swift Blue Raptor
Swift Olive Raptor
Swift Orange Raptor

The table below lists the vendors for the racial flying mounts and Epic flying mounts.

Faction Trainer Location Mounts
Alliance Brunn Flamebeard Wildhammer Stronghold, Shadowmoon Valley Ebon Gryphon
Golden Gryphon
Snowy Gryphon
Swift Blue Gryphon
Swift Green Gryphon
Swift Purple Gryphon
Swift Red Gryphon
Durgan Thunderbeak Valiance Keep, Borean Tundra
Grunda Bronzewing Honor Hold, Hellfire Peninsula
Mei Francis Near Krasus’ Landing, Dalaran
Tannec Stonebeak The Trade District, Stormwind
Horde Bana Wildmane Thrallmar, Hellfire Peninsula Blue Wind Rider
Green Wind Rider
Tawny Wind Rider
Swift Green Wind Rider
Swift Purple Wind Rider
Swift Red Wind Rider
Swift Yellow Wind Rider
Dama Wildmane Shadowmoon Village, Shadowmoon Valley
Drakma Near Flight Path, Orgrimmar
Mei Francis Near Krasus’ Landing, Dalaran
Tohfo Skyhoof Warsong Hold, Borean Tundra


Class Mounts

A few classes have access to class specific mounts – these classes are Death Knight, Paladin and Warlock. The land mounts and Epic land mounts for Paladins and Warlocks can be learned from the class trainers at the appropriate levels. The Death Knight’s Epic land mount is earned in one of the initial Death Knight quests and the Epic flying mount can be purchased from Dread Commander Thalanor at Acherus: The Ebon Hold, Eastern Plaguelands.

Class Race Land Mount Epic Land Mount Epic Flying Mount
Death Knight Alliance
Horde
N/A Archerus Deathcharger Winged Steed of the Ebon Blade
Paladin Alliance Warhorse Charger N/A
Horde Warhorse Charger N/A
Warlock Alliance
Horde
Felsteed Dreadsteed N/A

I hoped you found this WoW Riding Guide useful and that it has helped you on your way to Master Riding level and your 1st Epic Flying Mount. Please leave a comment to let me know what you think.

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Awkadidlie

Thanks. This was very helpful.

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Steven

Thanks!

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fallennorth

I would like to point out that there are actually 2 Worgen mounts which can be purchased outside of the Old Oak in Teldrassil. Mountain Horse and Swift Mountain Horse.

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Anonymous

I can confirm this.

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Ronald

Confirmed aswell

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Richard

Good Day!
Your article is highly informative. However, due to my ignorance I recently did a reset to my draenai and lost my gryphon riding or mounting abilities. I am currently at Lvl 63 . I have repurchased another gryphon but am unable to activate it. The message says I already know Golden Gryphon and the voice says I can’t learn the spell. How or is there a way for me to get my riding / mounting or spell back. Great apprec your help . Thanks and regards
RY

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Wendy

I’m at level 70 and haven’t had a mount of my own to summon and ride.
I have my riding levels up to Artisan, but the Flying Instructor won’t train me for Artisan level. I’ve purchased some Griffins, however, don’t know how to summon them. I put their icons in my pouch, however, after trying each one once, (seemed like a spell), they’re not there and I can’t bring them up or summon a ride. Just need some plain talk on how to use a self summoned mount. Need it for some levels I’ve come across. Thanks!

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hamad

well there is a small pic of a horse on the bottom next to the spell and spec book click at it and you can summon your mounts and you could see how many mount you have

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Ararera

I looked everywhere for a list as simple as this. Thanks!

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Chill

To access your mounts and pets press shift and p at the same time.

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Onattie

You have to RIGHT CLICK a mount in your bag to learn it. It will disapear then. Then you will find it in your list of mounts (brown horse’s head in the mini-menu) The list of mounts also has a list of all your little battle/cosmetic pets on a different tab. From the mounts tab you can click on the WORDS (not the icon) for the mount you want and push SUMMON* If you want it on the toolbar then drag the ICON where you want it to be. (same procedure with cute little pets) It becomes a toggle spell when placed on the toolbar. There are also several addons that provide ease of selection and mounting.

2013/05/07
*some word similar

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chaseskib

why don’t pandaren get flying mounts? will that ever happen?

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