The amazing beasts that carry us from one place to another in our world are, of course, all up for commendations. However, let’s take a look at the most prestigious mounts in World of Warcraft.
Before we dive in, let’s take a look at one very fond memory of all old school mount owners.
The vanilla mounts experience! While some of us are sitting and sulking that we only have 124 mounts in our collection, some remember the fond times of Vanilla. There was no talk of the most prestigious mounts in World of Warcraft back then. It was simply “Are you one of the lucky ones able to own a single mount”. They were extremely expensive to attain. Also, the riding skill which allowed you to use your mount was a mountain of gold in itself. Even the “free” mounts of Paladins and Warlocks weren’t so free. Requiring long quest chains and expensive quest items to get. In Vanilla WoW every mount was the most prestigious mount in World of Warcraft.
First on our list Ashes of Al’ar
Introduced in the Burning Crusade, the Ashes of Al’ar holds big significance to many World of Warcraft players. Firstly, it’s an amazing story. Ashes of Al’ar was created as a part of Make-A-Wish foundation that Blizzard is a member of. Ezra Chatterton was a cancer patient and a World of Warcraft player. In the early launch of the Burning Crusade, Ezra visited Blizzard HQ as part of the foundation. Ezra’s wish and a lifelong dream was to create a character for the game. It’s first ever owner was Ezra. Secondly, the mounts incredibly low drop chance of (1%) from Kael’thas Sunstrider made it one of the more exclusive ones. Thirdly, the mounts story and vision was reignited in the Cataclysm. A recolored version of the mount is available after unlocking Guild Glory of the Cataclysm Raider. Ashes of Al’ar is not only one of the most significant mount of the game. It is also one of the most prestigious mounts in World of Warcraft.
Second most prestigious mount in World of Warcraft is Invincible
The most epic story arc of World of Warcraft was bound to have a representative in the list. Invincible is the trusty steed of Arthas Menethil. As we know, “till death do us apart” isn’t really Arthases strong suit, he took his trusty steed to the other side. Invincible initially died when the horse and Arthas got caught in a terrible storm. The horse was wounded and Arthas out of mercy drove his sword into the creature to save it from suffering. As soon as Arthas acquired Frostmourne and became the Lich King, he resurrected his trusty steed into his service once again. Invincible drops after defeating the Lich King in its strongest form (heroic 25-man Icecrown Citadel). Even in death, Arthas isn’t so eager to release his loyal companion, since Invincible has below 1% chance to drop. Oh and yes, you can only farm ICC once a week. Talk about epic, hard to get and good looking!
Third on our list is the Infinite Timereaver
Added in 6.2.3 in Warlords of Draenor expansion, the Infinite Timereaver is definitely one of the prettiest mounts available. It can drop from any Timewalking boss. However, the trick is, it has below 0.02% chance of dropping. This beautiful drake is the crown jewel of Timewalking. For a large amount of the population, it is the only reason they would ever step into a time walking dungeon. As always, there are stories of people acquiring it on their first week of Timewalking, while some haven’t even seen it in their 200+ runs. Of course, I had to include it into the list of the most prestigious mounts in World of Warcraft
Number four goes to Black Qiraji Battle Tank
I’m sure everyone has heard of the opening of the gates of Ahn’Qiraj. The massive world event that only takes place once on each server. However, participating in the opening of the gates was a feat in itself. Elaborate and hard questline which has you traveling the continents, speaking to various NPCs, killing certain mobs and much much more. You can only obtain The Black Qiraji Battletank as a reward from that quest line. Once the server rings the gong the gates open, the rest of the server has about 10 hours to hand in the same quest, or forever lose their chance to get this prestigious mount. That’s why extremely low percentage of the population has ever acquired this mount. It is now forever engraved in World of Warcraft history. Therefore, it deserves its spot in the list of most prestigious mounts of World of Warcraft.
It is hard to get but it’s not impossible. And there is always an easier way. Any mount from any expansion that is still obtainable, you can get in two ways. The hard way, going about and spending countless hours getting it. Or the easy way, simply buy WoW Mounts from our store!