Also see my MoP Companion Pet Guide
This includes all the new mounts coming with the expansion.
Mists of Pandaria Mount Guide
The Order of the Cloud Serpent provides a series of quests and dailies to grow and nurture your own Cloud Serpent. At the end of the chain you will be exalted, your serpent will turn into a mount and you'll be taught Cloud Serpent Riding; which is required to use all varieties of cloud serpents. You can buy the other cloud serpent colors.
- Reins of the Azure Cloud Serpent: 3,000g
- Reins of the Golden Cloud Serpent: 3,000g
- Reins of the Jade Cloud Serpent: 3,000g
Dragon Turtles are the Pandaren racial mounts. If you're not Pandaren you must be exalted with the Tushui Pandaren (Alliance) or Huojin Pandaren (Horde). They can be purchased in Stormwind from Old Whitenose or in Orgrimmar from Turtlemaster Odai.
Jaluu the Generous sells Riding Cranes if you are exalted with Golden Lotus.
- Reins of the Azure Riding Crane: 500g
- Reins of the Regal Riding Crane: 1,500g
- Reins of the Golden Riding Crane: 2,500g
Gina Mudclaw sells Riding Goats if you are exalted with The Tillers.
- Reins of the Brown Riding Goat: 500g
- Reins of the Black Riding Goat: 1,500g
- Reins of the White Riding Goat: 3,250g
Shado-Pan Riding Tigers:
Rushi the Fox sells Riding Tigers if you are exalted with Shado-Pan.
- Reins of the Blue Shado-Pan Riding Tiger: 500g
- Reins of the Green Shado-Pan Riding Tiger: 1,500g
- Reins of the Red Shado-Pan Riding Tiger: 2,500g
Thundering Cloud Serpents:
These require Cloud Serpent Riding to ride.
- Sage Lotusbloom sells Reins of the Thundering August Cloud Serpent for 10,000g if you are exalted with The August Celestials.
- Guild vendors sell Reins of the Thundering Jade Cloud Serpent for 10,000g once your guild has unlocked Guild Glory of the Pandaria Raider.
Nat Pagle sells Water Striders if you are exalted with The Anglers. These mounts can walk on water! But not in Battlegrounds.
- Reins of the Golden Water Strider: 5,000g
- Reins of the Jade Water Strider: 5,000g
- Reins of the Orange Water Strider: 5,000g
- Reins of the Crimson Water Strider: 5,000g
- Reins of the Azure Water Strider: 5,000g
Uncle Bigpocket sells Yaks in Kun-Lai Summit. The Grand Expedition Yak includes a repair vendor and an arcane reforger; allowing you and others to sell, repair and reforge your gear anywhere you can mount.
- Reins of the Grand Expedition Yak: 120,000g
- Reins of the Blonde Riding Yak: 3,000g
- Reins of the Grey Riding Yak: 3,000g
- Ambersmith Zikk sells Reins of the Amber Scorpion for 10,000g if you are exalted with The Klaxxi.
- Tan Shin Tiao sells Disc of the Red Flying Cloud for 600g if you are exalted with The Lorewalkers.
Total cost of all purchasable mounts before faction and guild discounts is 201,916g
After discounts the cheapest price for all purchasable mounts is 168,541g
All crafted mounts require Orbs of Mystery, which cost 20,000g each and are purchased from Big Keech in the Vale of Eternal Blossoms. The orbs are not required for anything other than these mounts.
Each specialization of engineering can create a different rocket mount.
Gemcutters can create five Flying Panther mounts.
- Jade Panther
- Ruby Panther
- Sapphire Panther
- Sunstone Panther
- Jeweled Onyx Panther: note that this last one requires the first four as reagents. To to get all five you must craft the first four twice.
With a 10% guild discount it costs 252,000g to buy all the necessary Orbs of Mystery, plus the market value of the other materials.
Achievements & Quests
Several achievements reward mounts upon completion. They will arrive in the mail as soon as the achievement is awarded.
- Complete Glory of the Pandaria Hero, the heroic 5-man meta for Reins of the Crimson Cloud Serpent. This requires Cloud Serpent Riding to use.
- Complete Glory of the Pandaria Raider, the Tier-14 raid meta for Reins of the Heavenly Crimson Cloud Serpent. This requires Cloud Serpent Riding to use.
- Complete Pandaren Ambassador / Pandaren Ambassador, the Pandaren reputation meta for Pandaren Kite String / Pandaren Kite String.
- Complete Challenge Conqueror: Silver, the silver medal challenge mode meta for Ancestral Phoenix Egg. This egg can be turned in for ONE of the following:
- Complete Surprise Attack!, a quest in Townlong Steppes for Reins of the Onyx Cloud Serpent. This requires Cloud Serpent Riding to use.
- This quest requires exalted with Shado-Pan.
As usual, some mounts drop from bosses or rare mobs.
- Reins of the Heavenly Onyx Cloud Serpent drops from Sha of Anger, a world raid boss in Kun-Lai Summit. This requires Cloud Serpent Riding to use. Sha of Anger respawns every two hours but you can only loot it once per week. World bosses use the LFR loot system.
- Son of Galleon's Saddle drops from Salyis' Warband, a world raid boss in Valley of the Four Winds. Salyis' Warband respawns approximately every 4-5 days.
- Reins of the Astral Cloud Serpent drops from Elegon, the 5th boss in Mogu'shan Vaults. This requires Cloud Serpent Riding to use.
- Reins of the Thundering Ruby Cloud Serpent drops from Alani, rare elite in Vale of Eternal Blossoms *UNCONFIRMED*. This requires Cloud Serpent Riding to use.
You can obtain up to 52 mounts by this point.
- Imperial Quilen comes with the Digital Deluxe Edition or Collectors Edition of Mists of Pandaria.
The following mounts have been datamined but have no known source. They may end up not being available at all. The three yaks have unique icons which might indicate a higher likelihood of implementation.
- Reins of the Brown Riding Yak
- Reins of the Black Riding Yak
- Reins of the White Riding Yak
- Reins of the Albino Riding Crane
- Reins of the Crimson Riding Crane
- Jungle Riding Crane
- Reins of the Heavenly Golden Cloud Serpent
- Reins of the Heavenly Azure Cloud Serpent
- Reins of the Heavenly Jade Cloud Serpent
These mounts have datamined models but there is no spell or item information related to them:
- Thundering Onyx Cloud Serpent
- Thundering Azure Cloud Serpent
- Disc of the Golden Flying Cloud
- Disc of the Blue Flying Cloud
- Disc of the Purple Flying Cloud
- Quilin (non-flying versions of the CE mount with slightly different armour)
- 3 more Kite mounts
Account Wide Mounts
There is some older information floating around the internet about a number of mounts not being account-wide, especially the big gold-sink mounts. This is no longer the case.
Before you can fly in Pandaria you must learn Wisdom of the Four Winds after reaching level 90. This costs 2,500g and is taught by Cloudrunner Leng (Alliance) or Skydancer Shun (Horde). They are located by the flight path in your faction's capital city in the Vale of Eternal Blossoms.