Top 10 Best WoW Ground Mounts 2018-2019 (BfA)

Best WoW Ground Mounts
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Are you feeling up to capturing all these wonderful mounts?

Because we are already three months into Battle for Azeroth, the latest World of Warcraft expansion, many players have hit Exalted with the newest factions. While Battle for Azeroth provides players with a broad selection of new mounts as a reward for reputation grinds, some mounts from prior expansions remain highly coveted. Here are some of the most sought-after mounts, along with instructions on how to acquire the ones that are still available.
Have you spotted players with any of these mounts in-game?

10. Amani War Bear

World of Warcraft Amani War Bear Battle Bear
“Only the swiftest heroes venturing into the troll temple of Zul'Aman were able to subdue these rare battle mounts.”
Amani War Bear

Adorned with tribal regalia and trophies of war, this is one of the first bear mounts to be introduced into the game during Wrath of the Lich King. It shared a familiar theme with the stylized Troll armor from the ten-man raid, Zul'Aman. On top of the fact that it looks something straight out of a hammy 1980’s power metal album cover, anyone who acquired this mount also received a Feat of Strength. Only one Amani War Bear could be looted per raid reset, and because of this, the mount is extremely rare. With the introduction of Cataclysm, Blizzard removed this particular mount from the game to maintain its prestige from completing a difficult timed trial. To make up for those who were unable to get it at the time, they introduced a five-man version of Zul’Aman with a purple version of the mount, the Amani Battle Bear.

To get the Amani Battle Bear, you'll need to fly to the Ghostlands, or Northpass Tower in the Eastern Plaguelands if you don’t have the flight path. From there, go north until you reach the portal. In Ghostlands, keep running until the road cuts to the east. Follow the path, and run up the broad stairway. Clearing the dungeon in its entirety in under 25 minutes unlocks the mount, but you’ll need to loot the chest in Halazzi’s boss room for the bag that contains it. All of the gear that drops in Zul'Aman also matches well with the bear mount, in addition to the new Troll gear introduced in Battle for Azeroth.

While you are there, use Amani Hex Sticks on forest frogs to get yourself a battle pet, Mojo.

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9. Black Qiraji Battle Tank

World of Warcraft Black Qiraji War Tank Battle Tank

“Although many varieties of Qiraji Battle Tank can still be found in the ruins of Ahn'Qiraj today, the darkest of the species were only seen on the day the Scarab gong was rung.”

Black Qiraji Resonating Crystal

From the Temple of Ahn’Qiraj in the remote wastelands of Silithus, the Black Qiraji Battle Tank comes from a family of strange insectoid creatures that worship the old god C'Thun.

Players who are fortunate enough to have acquired this mount are accustomed to a flurry of other people whispering them in-game as it is exceptionally rare. If you think the Battle of Stromgarde war effort is a pain, imagine having to gather hundreds of thousands of items just to make progress in an aspect of the game that was barely understood and poorly documented.

Back during classic World of Warcraft, players had to rely on hearsay and simplistic websites. There was no Wowhead or MMO-Champion to consult for information. Both Horde and Alliance players on every server were committed to the difficult task of gathering and turning in purple lotus, thorium bars, thick leather, and copper bars, just to name a few. This was well before Cross-realm technology was added to the game, so it often took months to complete and required the full cooperation of the entire server.

While players contributed to the war effort, others embarked on the Scepter of the Shifting Sands quest line, starting in Silithus. To this day, the Scepter quest line remains the longest in the history of the game. Coupled with slow reputation grinds, the fact that you needed to be a member of a competent raiding guild to complete the quest (well before the existence of the Looking for Group system) discouraged many players from even trying to complete the quest. Once completed, players were given the Scepter and tasked to ring the gong, which opened the gates to Ahn’Qiraj. There, the reward was a weapon of the player’s choice, as well as a legendary mount, the Black Qiraji Battle Tank. Other players who partially finished the quest but missed ringing the gong were given a ten-hour window to grab the mount. At this time, the mount is no longer available.

This mount received an unexpected model update in World of Warcraft: Legion, so keep an eye out for players who were lucky enough to get this storied mount!

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8. Llothien Prowler

World of Warcraft Llothien Prowler

“These sleek foxes can prowl amongst newly-fallen leaves without making a sound, even at this size.”

Reins of the Llothien Prowler

The Llothien Prowler is a red fox mount, and compliments characters with lighter frames and some of the dexterous classes in the game, so it might be a perfect fit for your Rogue or Druid. The decorative saddle could be a homage to the purple and gold color scheme associated with the Night Elves, close cousins to the Nightborne.
For players who appreciate a minimalistic, understated mount that isn’t as garish as many of the other mounts in WoW, you might appreciate the Prowler. With excellent animations and a charming personality, it is the favorite mount of many players.

Fox mounts were only recently introduced to World of Warcraft so we might be in for new variations on the fox design soon. World of Warcraft: Legion debuted a new system of world dailies where the completion of four quests in that zone, or for the faction in question, yielded an Emissary Chest. You have a better chance of getting the mount from a Nightfallen emissary chest, or even doing the Withered Army Training Scenario – which means you will need to progress through the Suramar quest chain. If you happen to get a Torn Invitation from any one of those chests, congratulations! You’re now on the quest to get the mount. Don’t get too excited, though, as you still need to complete a series of class hall missions before receiving the final quest where you need to interrupt a fox hunt. Once done, the mount is yours!

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7. Reins of the Obsidian Krolusk

World of Warcraft Obsidian Krolusk

“This krolusk is marked with proof of surviving scores of trials and hardships.”

Reins of the Obsidian Krolusk

The Obsidian Krolusk was introduced in the Battle for Azeroth expansion. Artists at Blizzard took inspiration from a real-world extinct marine creature, the trilobite.

This is the only Krolusk mount in the game as of Patch 8.0, but more variations on the model exist within the game files and may be added to loot tables in an upcoming patch. So not only is it a newer, rare model but it also has plenty of spikes and jagged edges. The sharper, the better.

To get this particular mount, you need to go through all the dungeons (and sometimes a few runs of the same dungeon for various achievements) in the current expansion. Once you are able to earn the twenty-seven achievements, you earn the Glory of the Wartorn Hero. While this is no easy task due to its requirements, the silver lining is that you are able to see all the great new content Blizzard has designed for players.

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6. Living Infernal Core

World of Warcraft Living Infernal Core

“The Illidari were able to break one of these fiery beasts for use as an unstoppable, fearless mount against the Legion.”

Living Infernal Core

The Living Infernal Core grants players the Felblaze Infernal mount.

The fearsome appearance of the Felblaze Infernal makes it exceptionally unique and terrifying. If massive, door-blocking mounts are what you seek, then you need to cross your fingers and hope that luck is in your favor.

Visit Dalaran City (The Broken Isles version, not Northrend) and head over to Suramar in the Broken Isles. Next, The Nighthold (Level 110 raid) on Normal, Heroic or Mythic difficulty. Gul’dan, the very last boss, is the one who drops the mount. At an estimated 0.02% drop rate, you may need to run the raid many times to get the Living Infernal Core.

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5. Vicious War Raptor

World of Warcraft Vicious War Raptor

"Because sharp teeth and claws weren't enough."

Vicious War Raptor

The Vicious War Raptor is a fierce raptor ready to accompany on all of your adventures. They are most commonly seen in jungle settings.

Adorned with savage ornaments reminiscent of the designs seen in various Troll raids, it is an excellent choice for players who adore the tribal aesthetics of the Horde. Its updated model is surely enough to cause a few heads to turn.

For those who have an interest in player versus player content, this may be the one that’ll pique your interest. You’ll need to trade in a Vicious Saddle for the Vicious War Raptor as well as a variety of mount choices. To get the saddle, you have to win one-hundred ranked arena matches with a 3v3 team, or forty rated battlegrounds. While no doubt daunting, the added difficulty makes the mount much more prestigious.


4. Rivendare’s Deathcharger

World of Warcraft Rivendare's Deathcharger

“When Baron Rivendare became a champion of the Scourge, he condemned his favorite horse to join him in undeath.”

Deathcharger's Reins

Perhaps one of the most sought-after mounts in classic World of Warcraft, Rivendare’s Charger was introduced as an exceedingly rare drop in the Stratholme loot tables to encourage players to spend time farming it.

While the dungeon is trivial to run in the present expansion and the chances of acquiring the mount have been increased, it can still be quite time-consuming.

To get it, clear the entire dungeon, and once you’ve killed the Baron Rivendare, there’s a chance he’ll drop what you’re seeking. Initially, its drop rate sat at a horrific 1 in 5000 but was later changed to a more reasonable 1 in 100. If you don’t want to press your luck, you can hover around the Black Market Auction House in hopes it’ll appear. You won’t be the only one bidding on it, however, so expect to spend an excessive amount of gold on it.

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3. Midnight

World of Warcraft Midnight

“Still one of the most vicious steeds stabled in Karazhan.”

Midnight's Eternal Reins

Midnight is the latest incarnation of a classic Karazhan mount, introduced in Legion. This chilling undead steed is the perfect companion for a Death Knight, Forsaken character or a player who prefers the macabre.

The original mount that Midnight is based upon was initially introduced in WoW’s second expansion, The Burning Crusade. It was obtained from Karazhan when it was still a 20-man raid. To acquire the new version of the mount, you’ll need to hit up Karazhan on Mythic difficulty, and this means you must be level 110 or above. A portal leads directly to the dungeon in the Legion version of Dalaran, located in the Broken Isles. Be sure to take the center portal down to Aegwynn’s Gallery, run all the way to the bottom of the ramp and it’ll be waiting for you to take it.

Once you’re in Deadwind Pass, fly up until you see a stone bridge with an instance portal. There are two paths to take in the newer release, and you’ll want to choose the lower route. Cut right, then clear out the mobs and bosses. Once you’ve completed the Opera Hall scenario, go directly down to where Attumen the Huntsman and Midnight are.

Since this is a Mythic difficulty dungeon, you can increase your odds of obtaining Midnight with a Seal of Broken Fate.

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2. Kor'kron Juggernaut

World of Warcraft Kor'kron Juggernaut

“The Kor'kron Juggernaut is a weapon of unbridled destruction, born from the mind of Garrosh Hellscream and made real by his engineers.”

Kor'kron Juggernaut

The Kor'kron Juggernaut, released in Mists of Pandaria, remains one of the most eye-catching mounts available to players.  Created by Garrosh Hellscream's talented Goblin engineers, it has a jagged saw and mining drill for claws.

Much like the Rivendare’s Deathcharger, this mount also has the chance to appear randomly on the Black Market Auction House. Unlike the previously mentioned is that the Kor’kron Juggernaut has a considerably higher drop rate.

Whether it’s on Heroic or Mythic raid difficulty, you’ll need to head over to Siege of Orgrimmar – but don’t actually go to Orgrimmar. Head to the Vale of Eternal Blossoms in Pandaria instead. Not sure how to get to the Vale? There’s a portal in Legion’s Dalaran that leads there for both factions on their respective sides. Once you take the portal, it’s not far from your faction’s home base, and all you need to do is go to the eastern side of the zone. If you see a large column with white stones scattered around and you’re just south of the Mogu’shan Palace, you’re in the right spot! Enter the raid, clear it in its entirety and defeat Garrosh at the end.

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1. Fel Core Hound

“Only the sturdiest-forged chains can restrain this beast.”

Steelbound Harness

The Steelbound Devourer is a two-headed Core Hound mount, available to players from The Nighthold raid, introduced in Legion.

Covered in green Fel fire, it pairs excellently with Destruction Warlocks who have completed the quest given by the Sealed Tome of the Lost Legion, as well as Hunters with a matching green Core Hound pet.

If you happen to be a Blacksmith doing your weekly Nighthold run on Normal difficulty or higher for the Living Infernal Core, you may as well double-check the body of another raid boss in the same raid, Tichondrius. He drops a pattern for

Blacksmiths maxed-out in Legion Blacksmithing that gives the ability to make this mount when learned. Not a Blacksmith? Don’t worry about it, as you’re likely to find someone who put it up for sale on the auction house. Just ensure you have plenty of gold to fork over to purchase it.

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These particular ground mounts are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the vast amount of options offered by World of Warcraft over the years. If none of these fit your fancy, then there are hundreds of others to choose from that you'll most definitely find enjoyment out of, or one that fits your personal aesthetic. Good luck with your hunt!

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