Friday, January 4, 2013

Pandaria Mounts Guide (MoP mounts)

I did a guide on the mounts in Cataclysm way back when, and this guide is still searched for and visited a lot. Over time more and more tools have come up to figure out which mounts you can get and where, and pretty lists are available through tools like wowhead. But an overview of what each mount looks like, and where/how to get it I have been unable to find.

A good guide can be found on wowhead here btw, but it still requires you to go to each link separately to figure out what to do and what they look like.

This will be a long list, since 73 mounts have been added in MoP so far. Luckily they can somewhat be divided into families.


Available in Game:
Golden Riding Crane
Azure Riding Crane
Golden Riding Crane
Regal Riding Crane

Not Available in Game:
Albino Riding Crane
Crimson Riding Crane
Jungle Riding Crane

Cranes are ground mounts only, they do not fly.

Three Riding cranes are available at exalted with Golden Lotus; Azure Riding Crane, Golden Riding Crane, and Regal Riding Crane. They cost 500G, 2500G, and 1500G respectively.

The Albino Riding Crane, Crimson Riding Crane, and Jungle Riding Cranes are in the game files, but cannot be bought it seems at this time. The Albino Crane can be seen in game at Dawn's Blossom next to stable master Hong the Kindly (46,43).


This being the eastern / asia feeling expansion the serpents had to be there of course, and there are quite a few of them.

Serpents are flying mounts, and I personally find them quite wobbly to ride, but they are gorgeous to see.

Available in Game:
Astral Cloud Serpent
Astral Cloud Serpent
Azure Cloud Serpent
Crimson Cloud Serpent
Golden Cloud Serpent
Heavenly Onyx Cloud Serpent
Jade Cloud Serpent
Onyx Cloud Serpent
Thundering August Cloud Serpent
Thundering Jade Cloud Serpent
Thundering Ruby Cloud Serpent

Not Available in Game:
Heavenly Azure Cloud Serpent
Heavenly Crimson Cloud Serpent
Heavenly Golden Cloud Serpent
Heavenly Jade Cloud Serpent

The Astral Cloud Serpent drops from Elegon as a very rare drop.

The Azure, Jade, and Golden Cloud Serpents can be obtained by reaching exalted status with the Order of the Cloud Serpent. The comments on wowhead give a good explanation of what to do to get these.

The Crimson Cloud Serpent is a reward from completing Glory of the Pandaria Hero achievement.

The Heavenly Crimson Cloud Serpent is a reward for completing the achievement Glory of the Pandaria Raider. 

Thundering Jade Cloud Serpent
The Onyx Cloud Serpent is a reward from the quest Surprise Attack!. This quest becomes available on becoming Exalted with Shado-Pan.

The Thundering August Cloud Serpent, and the Thundering Ruby Cloud Serpent are rewards from reaching exalted with The August Celestials. These cost 10.000 gold each.

The Thundering Jade Cloud Serpent can be bought for 3,000 gold from guild vendors once your guild has completed Guild Glory of the Pandaria Raider.

The Heavenly Azure Cloud Serpent, The Heavenly Golden Cloud Serpent, The Heavenly Jade Cloud Serpent, and The Heavenly Onyx Cloud Serpent have been datamined but are not available in the game.

Water Striders

Azure Water Strider
Available in Game:
Azure Water Strider

Not Available in Game:
Golden Water Strider
Jade Water Strider
Orange Water Strider
Crimson Water Strider

Only the  Reins of the Azure Water Strider are available in-game, through Exalted reputation with The Anglers in Krasarang Wilds.

The other four colors of this mount, though available from the same vendor during beta, are currently unavailable.

This mount walks on water, but cannot fly.

Dragon Turtles

Available at Level 20:
Great Blue Dragon Turtle
Black Dragon Turtle
Blue Dragon Turtle
Brown Dragon Turtle
Green Dragon Turtle
Purple Dragon Turtle
Red Dragon Turtle

Available at Level 40:
Great Black Dragon Turtle
Great Blue Dragon Turtle
Great Brown Dragon Turtle
Great Green Dragon Turtle
Great Purple Dragon Turtle
Great Red Dragon Turtle

Dragon Turtles are the pandaren racial mounts. So all you have to do is reach exalted with the pandaren...or be a pandaren of course, or even have been a pandaren, because after a race change you keep the mounts you bought already.

Dragon turtles are ground mounts only.


Available in Game:
Grand Expedition Yak
Blonde Riding Yak
Grey Riding Yak
Grand Expedition Yak

Not Available in Game:
Black Riding Yak
Brown Riding Yak
White Riding Yak

The Blonde Riding Yak, Grey Riding Yak, and Grand Expedition Yak can all be bought from Uncle Bigpocket in Kun Lai Summit. The Blonde and Grey one cost 3000 gold each and the Grand Expedition Yak costs 120.000 gold. But this one does come with 2 vendors, just like the traveller's mammoth, and it is a rather impressive mount.

Yaks are ground mounts only.


Ashen Pandaren Phoenix
Ashen Pandaren Phoenix
Crimson Pandaren Phoenix
Emerald Pandaren Phoenix
Violet Pandaren Phoenix

Obtained via trading in an Ancestral Phoenix Egg (which is obtained via challenge mode dungeon achievement: Challenge Conqueror: Silver).

At the moment it looks like it's possible to pick one color only, so choose wisely!


Black Riding Goat
Brown Riding Goat
White Riding Goat

These mounts can be bought once you reach exalted with the Tillers. Gina Mudclaw sells them. The Brown one goes for 125 gold, Black for 375 gold, and the White one for 812,50 gold.

These are ground mounts only.


Blue Shado-Pan Riding Tiger
Green Shado-Pan Riding Tiger
Red Shado-Pan Riding Tiger

These mounts can be bought from the Shado-Pan once you reach exalted with them. The blue version costs 125 gold, green 375 gold, and red costs 625 gold.

These are ground mounts only.


Jade Pandaren Kite
Pandaren Kite (alliance)
Pandaren Kite (horde)
Jade Pandaren Kite

The Pandaren Kites can be gotten through completing the achievement to reach exalted with all orginal Pandaria Factions, Pandaren Ambassador.

The Jade Pandaren Kite is granted upon collecting 150 mounts, and getting the achievement We're Going to Need More Saddles.

These are flying mounts.

Depleted-Kyparium Rocket

Engineering Rockets

Depleted-Kyparium Rocket
Geosynchronous World Spinner

Geosynchronous World Spinner
Both of these mounts can be created by engineers. One by a gnomisch engineer, the other by a goblin engineer. Each costs 3 Orbs of Mystery which go for 20.000 gold per from the vendor (or 18.000 gold with guild perk), and other materials.

These are both flying mounts.

Jewelcrafting Panthers

Jeweled Onyx Panther
Jade Panther
Ruby Panther
Sapphire Panther
Sunstone Panther
Jeweled Onyx Panther

Jewelcrafters can get the patterns for these mounts at honored and revered Order of the Cloud Serpent. Each of the mounts costs quite a bit in materials and an Orb of Mystery.

At Exalted the jewelcrafter can make the Jeweled Onyx Panther. This mount requires the jewelcrafter to have all of the other 4 in his bags (unlearned!) and he can then combine them.

Gryphons and Wyverns

Grand Wyvern
Grand Armored Gryphon
Grand Armored Gryphon
Grand Armored Wyvern
Grand Gryphon
Grand Wyvern

These mounts are alliance and horde specific. They can be bought once you reach exalted with Operation Shieldwall. The armored version costs 2000 gold and without armor you have to pay 34 gold and 20 silvers.

These are flying mounts.


Amber Scorpion
Amber Scorpion can be bought for 10.000 gold from the Klaxxi once you reach exalted, this is a ground mount only.

Cataclysmic Gladiator's Twilight Drake is the arena mount for season 11.

Cataclysmic Gladiator's Twilight Drake
Imperial Quilen is the collector's edition and digital deluxe edition mount. This mount is a ground and flying mount, and can be used in all zones.
Imperial Quillen

Red Flying Cloud
Red Flying Cloud this mount can be gotten by reaching exalted with the Lorewalkers. This mount is a ground and flying mount and can be used in all zones. Check here for a guide on how to get this mount.

Son of Galleon
Swift Windsteed
Son of Galleon drops from killing Galleon. You can win the mount on a coin roll, but this does require you to actually be in the group that kills Galleon. I have personally never seen this mount. This is a ground mount only.

Swift Windsteed will be available through the Blizzard store for 25$ or 20€. It is expected to be availble from patch 5.2 onwards.

This completes this mount guide for the moment, I am sure that at a later time more mounts will be added in patches, but currently this is the known information.

Let me know if you find errors or incorrect information.


  1. I don't know how comprehensive the list is, but the presentation and format is superb.

  2. It is certainly not up to date since I have stopped playing for a while already now, but thank you for the compliment :)