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X-53 Touring Rocket

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  • X-53 Touring Rocket
  • Binds when picked up
  • Unique
  • Mount
  • Use: Teaches you how to summon this mount.  This mount changes depending on your Riding skill and location.
  • Requires Level 60
  • Requires Expert Riding

X-53 Touring Rocket was originally the second special mount that players could earn only through the Recruit-A-Friend program. The X-53 was available to players who claimed their RAF reward between April 27, 2010 and July 15, 2012. It replaced the  [Swift Zhevra] reward, and was then replaced by the  [Heart of the Nightwing].

In Patch 5.4.1, the Recruit-A-Friend program was updated to include a choice of one mount from all current and previous Recruit-A-Friend mounts, and one companion from Asian-only promotions.

Notes

A druid on his X-53 along with a passenger.
  • The X-53 is one of only two flying mounts available in the game that allow for multiple passengers. It originally scaled to match the speed of your fastest owned mount, up to 310% flight speed.
  • Using this mount players who don't have cold weather flying can get the explorer achievement with some help from a friend.
  • Summoning this mount triggers the global cooldown, unlike most other mounts.
  • As of Patch 4.0.1 the rocket can now be ridden as a ground mount in no fly zones at 100% ground speed.
  • The mount is mailed in-game to the character you select from Master Handler Sylvester. With the item is a unique letter written up as a shipping manifest:
X-53 Nether Rocket

TO: <name>

FROM: B.O.O.M. Rocket Works

CONTENTS OF CRATE:

- One (1) X-53 Nether Rocket, Touring Model

- One (1) Rocket Ignition Key

- One (1) Rear-Mounted Ejector Seats

- Zero (0) Parachutes

  • Despite what the letter says, a passenger who ejects in mid-air will get a parachute, like for all other two-person flying mounts.

Patches changes

  • MoP Patch 5.4.1 (2013-10-29): Available once again.
  • Hotfix (2012-07-15): "The previous reward mount, the X-53 Touring Rocket has now been retired from the Recruit-A-Friend program (but those who already earned the vintage rocket in the past will keep it going forward)."
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): Can now be used as a ground mount in addition to being a flying mount.
  • Hotfix (2010-04-27): "Time is running out for those who wish to claim their Zhevra, as the launch of the X-53 Touring Rocket is now scheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday, April 27! If you’ve fulfilled all of the Recruit-A-Friend requirements necessary to claim a mount now but choose not to claim the Zhevra, you will be able to claim the X-53 Touring Rocket instead once it launches. Sounds like they’re firing it up for a final test run now..."
  • WotLK Patch 3.3.3 (2010-03-23): Added.

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