Horse mounts

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For Skeletal horse mounts, see Skeletal horse mounts.

Horse mounts are largely Alliance only mounts. Horse mounts, in this case, includes those horses that are summoned from another plane (Felsteeds), and those that are embodiments of spirits (Paladin's Chargers, Death Knight's Deathchargers).

Stormwind Horse Breeders Quotes

Neutral non-human
Sorry, but I am not disposed to sell horses to any individual who is not considered to be at least exalted to the Kingdom of Stormwind. These steeds are the finest you'll find anywhere, and we certainly wouldn't want them in the hands of our enemies.
Not saying you're an enemy, of course... just earn the trust of Stormwind and then we can do business.
Friendly and above non-human
Years of quality breeding techniques and plenty of care allow me the privilege of showing you these horses! Please, take your time as you consider them for your mount. A horse is a companion for the ages, friend. Don't sell yourself short - get your steed here today!

Factional mounts: Apprentice

You can purchase these mounts from several vendors:

You must have riding skill of 75 (obtainable at level 20). If you are playing as any race other than a human, you will also need to have Exalted reputation with Stormwind City.

Factional mounts: Journeyman

You can purchase these mounts from Katie Hunter, Katie Stokx or Gregor MacVince, so long as your character has riding skill of 150 (obtainable at level 40). They are reputation restricted like the apprentice mounts.

Gilneas Mountain Horses

In addition to the horses of Stormwind, patch 4.3.0 brought about two new horses for the people of Gilneas, purchasable from Alliance Astrid Langstrump <Mountain Horse Handler> in Darnassus, just outside the Howling Oak.

These horses have several differences from that of the Stormwind horse mounts. Mountain horses are slightly larger than the other horse mounts, and do not rear up and neigh for their mount special. Instead, mountain horses lean down to graze. They do not have saddles, and have slightly touched up model skins.

You must have riding skill of 75 (obtainable at level 20) to purchase the Mountain Horse. If you are playing as any race other than worgen, you will also need to have Exalted reputation with Gilneas.

As with the normal Mountain horse, you can purchase the Swift Mountain Horse from Astrid Langstrump so long as your character has riding skill of 150 (obtainable at level 40). They are reputation restricted like the apprentice mounts.

Class specific mounts

Death Knights, Paladins, and Warlocks are all able to gain mounts specific to their class (and for paladins, faction).

Death Knights

The Death Knight [Acherus Deathcharger] is earned by Death Knights upon completion of the quest N Death Knight [55] Into The Realm of Shadows.

Paladins

Human, dwarf, and blood elf paladins gain the ability to summon a warhorse (apprentice level mount) at level 20, and a Charger (Journeyman level mount) at level 40. (Draenei and tauren paladins get different mounts.)

Paladins of all races are able to acquire an Argent Charger through the Argent Tournament once they reach the rank of <Crusader>.

Warlocks

Warlocks gain the ability to summon a Felsteed (apprentice level mount) at level 20, and a Dreadsteed (journeyman level mount) at level 40.

Other Horse mounts

PvP steed

The Black War Steed is available from Alliance Lieutenant Karter <War Mount Quartermaster> in Stormwind for Honor points. You do not need to have exalted reputation with Stormwind City to purchase it. This is a slight variant on an older Black War Steed mount.

Players Exalted with Baradin's Wardens can buy the Spectral Steed from Alliance Quartermaster Brazie <Baradin's Wardens Quartermaster> at Tol Barad Peninsula for 165 Tol Barad Commendation.

Completing any of the Veteran of the Alliance Achievements will send you the Vicious War Steed via mail from King Varian Wrynn.

Argent Tournament

A number of differnt horses can be purchased from the Argent Tournament, each with different requirements.

The human quartermaster to the Argent Tournament offers the Swift Gray Steed and the Stormwind Steed. You must have completed Champion of Stormwind or be a human to gain access to this quartermaster.

The high elves offer a Quel'dorei Steed through their quartermaster to anyone who is exalted with The Silver Covenant.

Dame Evniki Kapsalis offers the Argent Warhorse to people who have attained the rank of <Crusader>. As noted previously, she also offers the Argent Charger to Paladins with that title.

Horse mounts as loot

A number of horse mounts are available as loot items from various places.

The Fiery Warhorse is looted from Attumen the Huntsman. The mount of the Headless Horseman can be taken from him during Hallow's End.

Defeating the Lich King on 25-player heroic mode has a rare chance to drop the Invincible Charger, the undead steed Invincible that belonged to Arthas Menethil in life and in death.[1]

Horse mounts as quest rewards

The Crimson Deathcharger is a quest reward from N [80] Mograine's Reunion.

Blizzard Pet Store

The  [Celestial Steed] is a supernatural warhorse, the first mount directly purchasable from Blizzard, for $25US or €20/£17, and scales with the player's riding skill and location.

WoW Annual Pass

Announced at BlizzCon 2011, players that sign up for the World of Warcraft Annual Pass will receive as one of the additional bonuses a winged horse called  [Tyrael's Charger].

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