Lions, Camels, Dragons (Oh My) Or… Cataclysm Mounts
Cataclysm adds a whole bunch of new mounts, from faction rep, dungeon drops, achievements and more. I’m a huge mount collector, so I thought that I would put together a reference guide. This doesn’t include any new TCG mounts or the new mounts for Draenei/Tauren Paladin.
These are your typical raid achievements, such as doing heroic modes of bosses.
Heroic Dungeon achievements – just like the WOTLK one that awarded a Red Protodrake. I’m excited to see how difficult these turn out to be.
The Horde version of the Golden King
Basically you need to kill each of the bosses in the first tier of raids as a guild group. I’m hoping that Blizzard doesn’t take this one away when the next content patch is released, because then my guild might actually have a chance at it. I’m rather obsessed with Phoenixes, so this would be HUGE for me.
Scepter of Azj’Aqir - Rare item – Requires 150 Tol’vir Archaeology Fragments
Fossilized Raptor – Rare item – Requires 100 Fossil Archaeology Fragments
This is created via an alchemy recipe that drops from archaeology, and allows you to turn into the lovely orange drake above. It is going to be expensive to make, but I’m definitely planning on doing it. I just can’t pass up the “want to ride me?” jokes.
Baradin’s Wardens – Alliance Only
Spectral Steed – Baradin’s Wardens, Exalted:
No its not the same thing as the sparkle pony, more like a spectral normal horse with wings (I swear, they’re different!)
Drake of the West Wind – Baradin’s Wardens, Exalted:
Hellscream’s Reach – Horde Only
Spectral Wolf - Hellscream’s Reach, Exalted:
I’m a bit jealous of this one, it looks incredible.
Drake of the West Wind – Hellscream’s Reach, Exalted (see picture above)
Tan Riding Camel - Ramkahen, Exalted
Grey Riding Camel - Drop
This grey camel is not a reputation reward like the others. There are Mysterious Camel Figurines scattered around Uldum, which have a chance of teleporting you to a special area full of camels and a mini-boss, Dormus the Camel-Hoarder. If you kill Dormus he will drop this camel.
Brown Riding Camel – Ramkahen, Exalted
Bilgewater Cartel – Horde Only
Throne of Tides
Drake of the North Wind – rare drop:
This is much like the rare Blue Protodrake drop from Utgarde Pinnacle
Vitreous Stone Drake – rare drop
Phosphorescent Stone Drake – Drops from Aeonaxx who flies around Deepholm
This is the Cata equivalent to the Time-Lost protodrake. You find the rare spawn, Aeonaxx, kill him and acquire your new drake. Note that killing him involves a rather unusual mechanic. You must first mount him, and then kill him as he flys around the zone while on his back.
This mount only works in the underwater zone of Vashj’ir.
All screenshots courtesy of WOW Model viewer except the Spectral Steed, Spectral Wolf, Golden King, and Kor’kron Annhilator which are from Warcraft Mounts (I couldn’t find them in Model Viewer)