Top 10 Best Raid Mounts in WoW

By Everett Zarnick

In the World of Warcraft, Mounts serve to mark both player accomplishments and the introduction of new era’s into the game’s history (hello BC flyers.) Since the iconic weapons of WoW are

often given the bulk of the attention from players, it’s about time our pets got some love. And given that our companions have served us well in navigating the map with good company, we felt it was only fair to run through the ten best Mounts in the game to pay respects.

For this top ten, the Mounts taken into consideration will be limited to Raid Mounts. As such, all of them will be account-wide, and especially useful for those who don’t like Black Marketing their way to victory. And without further ado, our number ten.

10. Ironhoof Destroyer

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This monster of a Mount is reminiscent of something you’d find prowling the outskirts of Thunder Bluff, except that this animal is strapped with the defense of heavy armor and the power of flame spitting out the sides of its wears. Wears, by the way, which are said to have been designed by Blackhand himself.

The Ironhoof Destroyer is available to those who run the Mythic Blackrock Foundry raid, and is currently running at a *supposed* 2.4% drop rate. Note the ‘supposed’ is there because it seems many players were running into issues with the drop rate seeming to resemble something closer to 1/400 as opposed to the rough 1/100 most old-expansion mounts drop at. It seems Blizzard got around to fixing the problem, but instead of saying that the drop rate was *fixed* they stated that they simply upped the normal drop rate to seem as though there was nothing wrong in the first place.

In short, the drop rate should be fixed now, but don’t be surprised if you notice some odd rates you aren’t used to. Enjoy the grind, and happy RNG!

9. Astral Cloud Serpent

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Our first Flying mount of the list, and one that simply can’t be beat for anyone who enjoys a sleek look while flying under a star-studded night.

The Astral Cloud Serpent has a star-system designed pasted over its transparent body that more or less makes it a wonderful addition to the game for anyone who likes a spiritual/peaceful look. Additionally, Roku role-players will rejoice at its dragon-like aesthetic (sorry.)

This Mount is available for those who run the Mythic Mogu’shan Vaults raid. Once obtaining the Cache of Pure energy from the Elegon encounter, a player might find the Mount inside as a rough 1% drop rate.

A healthy 17% of accounts own this Mount, and when one studies its design, it isn’t hard to figure out why it’s so coveted.

8. Kor’kron Juggernaut

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Not unlike the aforementioned Ironhoof Destroyer, The Kor’kron Juggernaut is plated out with armor across its body and stinger. The aesthetic of this beast is certainly one that fits the bill of a weapon more than an actual animal, perfect for those warrior types who want to impose a sense of intimidation on their enemies. (and by the way, if you are that kind of player, we got a post just for you).

This deadly weapon of a mount can be obtained by running the Mythic Siege of Orgrimmar Raid and slaying Garrosh Hellscream himself. Again, the drop rate for the abrasive critter is a rough 1%. Mok-rah.

7. Fiery Warhorse

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Looks pretty old, right? Looks pretty not-so-pretty, right? Wrong, incorrect, stop it. Get some help.

The Fiery Warhorse might show its age in contemporary WoW, but it’s still one of the coolest Mounts ever released. Fire strikes up from its legs, lighting up its torn undead body. And for those who like to pay attention, you’ll notice that this lovely beast has fangs showing from the sides of its mouth: It’s a vampire.

It’s a vampiric undead warhorse that’s on fire and has fangs. If you don’t think that’s cool, there’s nothing left for us to discuss.

If you want this Mount, and you do, you can obtain it by running a Mythic Raid of Karazhan. 1% drop rate, 30% of all profiles, 100% not kidding. Nice!

6. Drake of the South Wind

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One of the four drakes of Cataclysm, this Mount offers a Flying Mount style similar to the Astral Cloud Serpent, but with far more opacity and far less stars to look at. Nice for those who want a more beefy Mount without going overboard on armor.

The Drake can be farmed by taking part in the Mythic Throne of the Four Winds and slaying Al’akir. And no, this Al’akir isn’t looking for a redguard woman.

Additionally, you can get this Mount (and others) as a low drop rate in an Unclaimed Black Market Container. Though your chances aren’t really in your favour, it’s going to be expensive, and seriously honestly please for the love of god don’t try to get anything specific from this item, you’ll waste all of your hard earned goldies.

5. Felsteel Annihilator

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If you enjoy titan fall but always felt the mechs didn’t have enough green oozing from their exhaust, Felsteel Annihilator is for you.

This Mount, as mentioned, is a mech with green flame oozing from its back and sides as the player walks with a hefty stride and smooth animations. Additionally, the Mount is flying, making it the perfect main companion for the engineers among us who’d rather have something technologically impressive instead of magical.

The Mount can be obtained from slaying Archimonde in the Mythic Hellfire Citadel. Like all of the aforementioned raids, it is possible to solo this boss with enough levels and gear. A fun fact about this drop is that, even though it boasts the common 1% drop rate, it’s actually listed as a rough 4% drop rate on WoWHead due to the limited statistics available.

Apparently, the community is finding this Mythic Raid less farm-able than others. If you’re considering taking it on, we recommend making sure your character is up to scratch by checking out our Top Ten Bows before taking it on. 

Happy sniping!

4. Ashes of Al’ar

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This flying Mount boasts a gorgeous pink and golden colour pattern, and strikes an elevated ego with its Phoenix design, reborn in the ashes. The Ashes of Al’ar serve as more than just a handsome companion, though.

Its history in WoW starts with Ezra Chatterton. For those who don’t know, Ezra was an avid player of WoW who suffered from a terminal illness that would ultimately cause his passing into the beyond. Before that, Blizzard and Ezra worked together to create unique content for the game. The Merciless Gladiator’s Crossbow of the Phoenix, “Kyle’s Gone Missing!”, and Elder Ezra Wheathoof are all remnants commemorating the young man.

As a gift, Ezra also received the World’s first Ashes of Al’ar mount. Maybe all of this means something to you, maybe it doesn’t. But if you want to have a solid understanding of what kind of history this item has, it’s worth keeping the aforementioned reality in mind.

To farm your very own Ashes of Al’ar, you’ll need to run a Mythic difficulty of The Eye raid and slay the one and only Kael’thas Sunstrider.

It’s worth noting that in legend, A Phoenix can’t actually die, but is returned to ashes before being reborn, which means that when you summon with the Ashes of Al’ar, you’re actually observing Al’ar himself be reborn before riding on him. Neat!

3. Mimiron’s Head

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The true RoflCopter. Mimron’s Head is a Flying Mount that allows Helicopter Enthusiasts to kill two birds with one stone; Flying in a helo while roleplaying as a clown.

This Mount is the funniest thing we’ve ever seen, and honestly, it’s probable that this is the single most interesting Mount in the game with by far (a huge ‘far’) the most personality. Look at it, do we even need to explain ourselves with this one?

If you’re into a most humorous role in the WoW universe, you may opt to pick this mount up by grinding out the Mythic Siege of Ulduar for the ever-present 1% drop rate. As a sweet bonus, you’ll also be able to pick up one of our Top Ten Titles, Conqueror of Ulduar, along the way!

Say hello to Yogg for us, you clown, you.

2. Onxyian Drake

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“MORE DOTS.”

Despite being the main cause of guild break-ups everywhere, the Onyxian Drake has been obtained by over 30% of all accounts. And given the fact that Onyxia is one of the more iconic characters in WoW, it isn’t a surprise that most players are privy to the fact that this flying Mount is one of the more coveted.

A sleekish dark colour pattern and horns make this beast look similar to Onyxia herself. But more importantly, the Onyxian Drake also allows you to roleplay as an all grown up Spyro (sorry, again.)

Considering the fact that the relevant Mythic raid, Onyxia’s Lair, is relatively short, it should motivate the more casual of you to know that farming this drop shouldn’t be too time consuming when compared to some of the other mounts on this list.

1. Invincible

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Before Arthus became the Lich King we know him as today, he had a trusty steed by his side for his entire young manhood. After putting the horse down due to a terrible accident, Arthus left the horse in his grave, which you can still see in game.

After becoming the Lich King Arthus returned to the grave, striking the horse through the ground, and thus, Invincible was born.  A flying Death Charger with bluish hues that allow it to fit in any background, bright or dark.

Aesthetics aside, the lore behind this beasts’ creation is as good as you can get in WoW, and is why Invincible is #1 on our list. 19% of all profiles have managed to claim it by taking part in the Mythic Icecrown Citadel raid and slaying The Lich King.

It’s an iconic Mount dropped by arguably the most iconic character in all of WoW. It looks cool, its story reads well, and the experience of slaying the Lich King is one of a kind for any gamer. This Mount belongs to those who have had one of the best WoW experiences the game can offer.

Conclusion

If you enjoyed this read, feel free to check out our other lists and guides, and save this page as a refresher when trying to figure out what mount you’re going to go after next, and how you’re going to do it.

Praise the Companions of Warcraft, and happy grinding.