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Guide to World of Warcraft Mounts: Faction Mounts

by: Benjamin Sell ; edited by: Michael Hartman ; updated: 5/2/2012 • Leave a comment

Check out all the great World of Warcraft mounts that can be earned by grinding reputation with the game's various factions. We've got info on some of the coolest mounts in the game, including the Sha'tari Nether Rays and the extremely rare Green Proto-Drake.

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    Mount and companion pet collecting continue to become more and more popular pastimes in World of Warcraft. With new achievements related to both, and a slew of changes to the mount system in the most recent patch, it’s no surprise that players are looking to pick up as many mounts as possible.

    Other sections of our guide to WoW mounts have covered mounts earned through achievements, the WoW Trading Card Game, and those available through PvP prowess. These are all great ways to earn mounts, but another lucrative method is to purchase them from the game’s various factions.

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    Kurenai/Maghar Talbuks

    Tan War Talbuk   There are eight different Talbuks that can be purchased after players increase their reputation to exalted with either the Kurenai or Maghar in Nagrand. These strange-looking crosses between a mountain goat and an antelope can be purchased from Trader Narasu in Telaar (Alliance players) or Provisioner Nasela in Garadar (members of the Horde). Talbuks are epic-speed ground mounts.

    Nagrand is located in Outland so, like many of the mounts on this list, players will need at least The Burning Crusade expansion to obtain them.

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    Netherwing Netherdrakes

    The Netherwing Netherdrakes are some of the coolest-looking flying mounts in the game. They come in six different varieties: Onyx, Azure, Veridian, Purple, Violet, and Cobalt. These drakes can be purchased in either Shattrath City or from Drake Dealer Hurlunk in Netherwing Ledge, Shadowmoon Valley once a player reaches exalted status with the faction.

    All of the drakes are epic 280% speed flying mounts and can be used in both Northrend and Outland.

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    Sha'tari Skyguard Nether Rays

    Red Riding Nether Ray   Perhaps the most unique-looking of the flying mounts are the Nether Rays available upon reaching exalted status with the Sha’tari Skyguard. These imposing beasts resemble flying, long-tailed manta rays and come in five colors: purple, blue, green, silver, and red.

    Nether Rays are 280% speed flying mounts and can be purchased from Grella in Blackwind Landing, Terokkar Forest once a player reaches exalted with the faction.

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    Sons of Hodir Mammoths

    Horde Ice Mammoth   Some of the most imposing epic land mounts in the World of Warcraft are the Ice Mammoths available by increasing your reputation with the Sons of Hodir in the Storm Peaks. There are two versions, the regular, one passenger Ice Mammoth and the more imposing three-passenger Grand Ice Mammoth.

    There are separate versions of both mounts for Horde and Alliance. The regular Ice Mammoth can be purchased at revered status and the Grand Ice Mammoth becomes available once a player reaches exalted with the Sons of Hodir.

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    The Oracles Green Proto Drake

    There is only one mount available through increasing reputation with the Oracles in Sholazar Basin, but it’s a very special one.

    Once players reach revered status, they can begin to purchase Mysterious Eggs from Geen in Sholazar. After a week, the egg will hatch into one of several companion pets, some [Aged Yolk], or the Green Proto-Drake. Players have an approximately two percent chance of receiving the mount.

    I’ve personally hatched twenty or so eggs, still no mount.

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    Cenarion Expedition Hippogryph

    Similar to the flying transportation offered by Alliance flight points in Kalimdor, the Cenarion War Hippogryph is available to those who reach exalted status with the Cenarion Expedition in Outland. This epic flyer can be purchased from Fedryen Swiftspear in Cenarion Refuge, Zangarmarsh.

    There are very few hippogryph mounts available in the game, so this one is quite unique.

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    Winterspring Frostsaber

    Winterspring Frostsaber   The Winterspring Frostsaber is one of the hardest epic ground mounts in the game to obtain. Players must grind Wintersaber Trainer faction at 75 reputation per quest in order to obtain it.

    The mount is purchased from Rivern Frostwind in Frostsaber Rock, Winterspring and is only available to members of the Alliance.

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    Venomhide Ravasaur

    The Venomhide Ravasaur is the horde version of the Alliance-only Winterspring Frostsaber. This epic raptor land mount is only available to members of the Horde and can be purchased from Mor'vek in Un'Goro Crater after running a large number of daily quests for him.

    That about covers the faction mounts available in the World of Warcraft. Be sure to check out the other sections of the guide for more sweet mounts worth picking up, or our Ultimate Guide to World of Warcraft Factions to learn more about WoW’s various groups.

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