Battle for Azeroth

Patch 8.1: Tides of Vengeance
new mount models and appearances

For Patch 8.1 mounts listed by source, visit our Patch 8.1 Mounts by Source page. This current page lists all the new mount models and mount looks introduced in the Patch 8.1 database, grouped by model. Most are now available, but some are delayed until later in this patch or even the next one. Especially check out the model updates for the Tallstrider mounts!

Coming in Patch 8.1

Albatrosses

This intrepid albatross is available through Island Expeditions but not in the previous way - instead of being a random rare reward it's purchasable with Seafarer's Dubloons from vendors in Zuldazar and Tiragarde Sound.

Armoured Bats

The stunning silver-blue Bloodgorged Hunter is a new reward addition to Island Expeditions.

Armoured Nightsabers

This fancy, armoured nightsaber may be purchased with 7th Legion Service Medals - a new type of currency earned by participating in Warfronts and Battlefields in Patch 8.1. It is Alliance only.

Ashenvale Chimaeras

A new chimaera with a similar appearance to the rylak mounts from Draenor, but with a different style of harness. It drops from an NPC in the Darkshore warfront.

Bats

The Bloodthirsty Dreadwing may be purchased with Honorbound Service Medals - a new type of currency earned by participating in Warfronts and Battlefields in Patch 8.1 (Horde only).

Elderhorns

The Stonehide Elderhorn is a new reward addition to Island Expeditions.

Hiveminds

This eerie, tentacled brain is almost certainly a homage to the collective ingenuity of the WoW Secret Finder Community on Discord. Its source is yet to be discovered, but it almost cretainly involves the kind of clever puzzle that the Secret Finders are renowned for solving!

Kodos

This previously-unavailable kodo colour variant drops from an NPC with the same name in the Darkshore warfront. It's possible this will be a Horde-only mount, but we're unsure at this stage.

Krolusks

This pair of krolusks are faction-specific - the Red may be purchased with Honorbound Service Medals and the Blue with 7th Legion Service Medals. The Service Medals are new currencies added in Patch 8.1 and may be earned by participating in Warfronts and Battlefields. Note that earlier on the PTR they were actually scorpids.

Marsh Hoppers

These awesome, loa-like toads were finally added in Patch 8.1. They're currently for sale from a vendor in Nazmir for 333,333 gold each, and are available to both factions.

Meat Wagons

Warcraft III:Reforged Spoils of War Edition

Nightsabers

Three colours of this lovely new nightsaber model drop from NPCs in the new Darkshore warfront. At least two of the three have multiple sources listed, depending on which faction controls the warfront. The fourth colour, silver, currently remains unused.

Seahorses

This beautiful seahorse is the last remaining colour to be made available. It's available through Island Expeditions but not in the previous way - instead of being a random rare reward it's purchasable with Seafarer's Dubloons from vendors in Zuldazar and Tiragarde Sound.

Stormdrakes

The Island Thunderscale is a new reward addition to Island Expeditions.

Unsaddled Bears

This is our first bareback bear mount. It drops in the new Darkshore warfront, from different NPCs depending on which faction controls the warfront.

Agathe Wyrmwood in Darkshore
Blackpaw in Darkshore

Unsaddled Skeletal Horses

The Risen Mare is a new reward addition to Island Expeditions and is the first skeletal steed mount without a saddle.

Vulpine Familiars

New looks, but coming later, or release date uncertain

Kezan Mecha-Suits

This garish mecha-suit actually belonged to Gallywix, but it drops from High Tinker Mekkatorque in the Battle of Dazar'alor raid.

High Tinker Mekkatorque in Battle of Dazar'alor

Kul Tiras Horses

This fancy steed will become the racial mount for the upcoming Kul Tiran Allied Race. While it was added to the database in 8.1 it won't actually appear until Patch 8.1.5, which will probably be early next year.

Kul Tiran Humans

Mechanical Parrots

Nightsabers

Three colours of this lovely new nightsaber model drop from NPCs in the new Darkshore warfront. At least two of the three have multiple sources listed, depending on which faction controls the warfront. The fourth colour, silver, currently remains unused.

Vicious Deathchargers

These new colour variants of the existing Vicious Skeletal Warhorse will be future Horde rewards for Rated PvP (2v2, 3v3, or 10v10) seasons, but we don't yet know their release schedule. The black one is the reward for Season 2, and the white one for a later season.

Rated PvP - Battle for Azeroth Season 2
Rated PvP - Battle for Azeroth Season 4?

Vicious Kaldorei Warsabers

These new colour variants of the existing Vicious Kaldorei Warsaber will be future Alliance rewards for Rated PvP (2v2, 3v3, or 10v10) season. The black one is the reward for Season 2, and the white one for a later season.

Rated PvP - Battle for Azeroth Season 2
Rated PvP - Battle for Azeroth Season 4?

New looks, not yet assigned to mounts

Nightsabers

This new nightsaber variant remains unavailable. The other colour variants are linked to the Darkshore warfront (above).