Patch 8.1: Tides of Vengeance
There's a hoard of new mounts coming in Patch 8.1: Tides of Vengeance! We'll update this page as new information comes to light. Especially check out the model updates for the Tallstrider mounts!
- Armoured Bats
- Armoured Nightsabers
- Ashenvale Chimaeras
- Glacial Tidestorms
- Kezan Mecha-Suits
- Marsh Hoppers
- Tuskless Armoured Pterrordaxes
- Unsaddled Bears
- Unsaddled Skeletal Horses
Coming in Patch 8.1
This intrepid albatross will be available through Island Expeditions but not in the previous way - instead of being a random rare reward it'll be purchasable with Seafarer's Dubloons from vendors in Zuldazar and Tiragarde Sound.
The stunning silver-blue Bloodgorged Hunter is a new reward addition to Island Expeditions.
This fancy, armoured nightsaber will be sold for 7th Legion Commendations - a new type of currency earned by participating in Warfronts and Battlefields in Patch 8.1. It will be Alliance only.
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.
The Bloodthirsty Dreadwing will be sold for Honorbound Commendations - a new type of currency earned by participating in Warfronts and Battlefields in Patch 8.1 (Horde only).
The Stonehide Elderhorn is a new reward addition to Island Expeditions.
A brand-new water elemental mount, from Jaina Proudmoore in the Battle of Dazar'alor raid, on Mythic difficulty only.
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 will likely involve the kind of clever puzzle that the Secret Finders are renowned for solving!
This garish mecha-suit actually belonged to Gallywix, but it will drop from High Tinker Mekkatorque in the Battle of Dazar'alor raid.
An unused colour of kodo is finally coming! It's likely to drop from an NPC with the same name in the Darkshore warfront. From the current spell data, it's possible this will be a Horde-only mount, but we can't confirm that yet.
This pair of kroluskss are faction-specific - the Red will be sold for Honorbound Commendations and the Blue for 7th Legion Commendations. The Commendations 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.
These awesome, loa-like toads are finally being 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.
Three colours of this lovely new nightsaber model are likely to be loot from NPCs in the upcoming Darkshore warfront. At least two of the three have multiple sources listed, suggesting one NPC for Alliance and one for Horde. The fourth colour, silver, currently remains unused.
This beautiful seahorse is the last remaining colour to be made available. It will be available through Island Expeditions but not in the previous way - instead of being a random rare reward it'll be purchasable with Seafarer's Dubloons from vendors in Zuldazar and Tiragarde Sound.
The Island Thunderscale is a new reward addition to Island Expeditions.
Tuskless Armoured Pterrordaxes
The Armored Skyterror is the new raid meta-achievement reward for Battle for Dazar'alor.
This is our first bareback bear mount. It drops from Agathe Wyrmwood (a Horde NPC) in the new Darkshore warfront, so it's likely to be obtainable by Alliance only, but doesn't seem to be faction-restricted once learned
Unsaddled Skeletal Horses
The Risen Mare is a new reward addition to Island Expeditions.
Coming later, or release date uncertain
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.
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.
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.
Updated looks for existing mounts
New looks, not yet assigned to mounts
This new nightsaber variant remains unavailable. The other colour variants are linked to the Darkshore warfront (above).
What else might we see?
Patch 8.1 is still in development, so it's still possible more mounts are on the way.
One potential source of new mounts is 'emissary/paragon' caches - this reputation reward system from Legion is being extended to Zandalar and Kul Tiras in Patch 8.1. We don't know if mounts will be a part of the rewards this time, but it's fun to consider what we might see.