Retired Mounts

For various reasons these mounts can no longer be obtained, although you may still see them roaming around the world. Some mounts are retired because of planned, limited-term events - like the PvP Arena seasons. Others are retired because the promotions they are part of are discontinued. Others just go missing as part of game changes or recodes.

Ahead of the Curve Mounts

Beginning in Mists of Pandaria, a special mount has been awarded to those who defeat the final raid boss of the expansion (on Normal mode or greater for the Siege of Orgimmar, Heroic or greater for the others), before the next expansion launches. This achievement is known as 'Ahead of the Curve'. These mounts are retired with the launch of the pre-expansion patch for the following expansion.

Hellfire Citadel

Dungeon Challenge Mode Mounts

In some expansions there have been mount rewards for completing all the dungeons on Challenge Mode, with a rating of Silver or above. These mounts are retired with the launch of the pre-expansion patch for the next expansion.

Brawler's Guild Mounts

When the Brawler's Guild season ends, the mount reward is retired. A different mount is offered the next season.

Bizmo's Brawlpub - Rank 8
or
Brawl'gar Arena - Rank 8
Bizmo's Brawlpub - Rank 8
or
Brawl'gar Arena - Rank 8

Arena Mounts

Each PvP Arena season has its own mount reward, and the previous season's reward is retired as soon as it's awarded.

Season 1
Season 2
Season 3
Season 4
Season 5
Season 6
Season 7
Season 8
Season 9
Season 10
Season 11
Season 12
Season 13
Season 14
Season 15
Warlords Season 1
Warlords Season 2
Warlords Season 3
Legion Season 1
Legion Season 2
Legion Season 3
Legion Season 4
Legion Season 5
Legion Season 6
Legion Season 7

Discontinued Promotion Mounts

Sometimes mounts are offered as an incentive for a Blizzard promotional event and are retired when it ends.

Heroes of the Storm Promotion
Annual Pass Promotion 2011
Scroll of Resurrection
Scroll of Resurrection

Original Epic Mounts

These mounts were the original 'Epic' level 60 mounts present in the game when WoW launched. In Patch 1.4, these unarmored epic mounts were removed from vendors and replaced with the armored level 60 (now level 40) mounts that we have today. Characters who already owned one of these retired mounts were encouraged to trade it in for a new armored mount, but those that didn't now own something truly rare, as the old versions here can no longer be purchased.

Dwarves - Ironforge
Dwarves - Ironforge
Gnomes - Gnomeregan
Gnomes - Gnomeregan
Humans - Stormwind
Humans - Stormwind
Night Elves - Darnassus
Night Elves - Darnassus
Orcs - Orgrimmar
Orcs - Orgrimmar
Tauren - Thunder Bluff
Tauren - Thunder Bluff
Trolls - Darkspear Trolls
Trolls - Darkspear Trolls

Miscellaneous Retired Mounts

Various mounts that have been retired as part of the ongoing, changing nature of World of Warcraft. Some were retired as players out-levelled the achievement, others as old systems were removed or recoded.

Trial of the Grand Crusader (H10)
Trial of the Grand Crusader (H10)
Zul'Aman
Scepter of the Shifting Sands
Antorus, the Burning Throne
Scepter of the Shifting Sands
BfA pre-Expansion Quest Chain
BfA pre-Expansion Quest Chain