Reins of the Traveler's Tundra Mammoth

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  • Reins of the Traveler's Tundra Mammoth
  • Binds when picked up
  • Mount
  • Use: Teaches you how to summon this three-person mount with vendors.
  • Races: Human, Dwarf, Night Elf, Gnome, Draenei, Worgen, Pandaren
  • Requires Level 40
  • Requires Journeyman Riding
Alliance traveler's tundra mammoth
Horde traveler's tundra mammoth

Reins of the Traveler's Tundra Mammoth is a three-person mount that comes with two vendors: Alliance Hakmud of Argus <Traveling Trader> and Alliance Gnimo <Adventurous Tinker> (Alliance) or Horde Drix Blackwrench <The Fixer> and Horde Mojodishu <Traveling Trader> (Horde). You can dismiss one or both of them to free up a spot for a friend or two in your party or raid. The buttons used to dismiss the vendors can also be used to force player passengers off the mount. When the vendors are dismissed, they will not return until the mount is dismissed and resummoned again.

Source

This item can be purchased for 20,000g from the exotic mount vendor Mei Francis in Dalaran. As Mei Francis is a member of the Kirin Tor, this mount is subject to faction discount, making it cost 16,000g at Exalted.

Discounts

For a level 90+ character, a  [Tabard of the Kirin Tor] can be bought from Archmage Alvareaux in Dalaran and they should be able to easily run through several Heroic Wrath-Level instances to get to Exalted.

Because mounts are account bound you could conceivably skip getting to Exalted with the Kirin Tor but still only spend 16,000g by buying this mount with a (Horde-side) goblin, using the racial [Best Deals Anywhere], however the goblin would have to be leveled up to 40 and be ported or Summoned to Dalaran to purchase the mount with the gold, so it's only cost and time effective in certain cases.

Achievement

Obtaining this mount awards the achievement, Traveler's Tundra Mammoth.

Tips

  • This mount is like dropping a repair bot if the dungeon is outdoors or otherwise allows mounts to be summoned. Even for instances that do not allow mounting, repairing is often needed after repeated corpse runs, where players may be near an entrance anyways, and could simply gather around the mammoth just outside the instance portal before returning inside.
  • Even if you prefer to use a smaller mount, it's handy to keep the icon for this available for selling things in a pinch when your bags are full.
  • Because mounts can now be used by any character on an account, this has become a very helpful leveling mount and can be used after getting riding skill at level 20. After that you can stop and empty your bags and repair any time you would like while out in the wilderness.
  • The vendors that come with the mount are not associated with any reputation faction. Thus, they charge full price for purchased items or repairs, and do not offer reputation-based discounts.
    • Goblin players have a racial [Best Deals Anywhere] however with this mount the exalted-level discount only applies to buying the mount in the first place and buying from the vendors, not repairs from the mount.
  • Does not work well with  [Preserved Holly], which makes your mount look like a reindeer. When the buff kicks in after mounting, you are dismounted off of your mammoth.

Patch changes

  • MoP Patch 5.1.0 (2012-11-27): Reins of the Traveler's Tundra Mammoth is now fully account bound and will be shared across both factions.
  • MoP Patch 5.0.5b (2012-10-11): Faction changing a character with a Reins of the Traveler's Tundra Mammoth will make it available to all characters of the new faction, via GM ticket.
  • MoP Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Reins of the Traveler's Tundra Mammoth is account-bound, but only for the original faction it was bought for (Alliance with Alliance-side characters, Horde with Horde-side characters).
  • WotLK Patch 3.1.0 (2009-04-14): The mount no longer uses vehicle mechanics (see 3.0.8 change below); it uses mount mechanics (again?). Passengers take damage as on other mounts.
  • WotLK Patch 3.0.8 (2009-01-20): The mount no longer takes damage and can no longer die when falling a great distance. Instead, it resists all damage, and prevents passengers from taking damage as well.
  • WotLK Patch 3.0.3 (2008-11-04): Added.

See also

Other versions

  • Horde

    • Reins of the Traveler's Tundra Mammoth
    • Binds when picked up
    • Mount
    • Use: Teaches you how to summon this three-person mount with vendors.
    • Races: Orc, Undead, Tauren, Troll, Goblin, Blood Elf, Pandaren
    • Requires Level 40
    • Requires Journeyman Riding

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