Battle for Azeroth

Patch 8.1: Tides of Vengeance mounts,
listed by source

Below are all the mounts introduced in Patch 8.1, listed by their source.

This page only includes mounts available at release, or with a known release date later in the patch). If you're interested in mounts that might be coming later, plus all the other mount models and looks that appeared in the 8.1 database but aren't available yet, visit our Patch 8.1 Models and Looks page.

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Expansion Features - Island Expeditions

Six more mounts were added to Island Expeditions in Patch 8.1. Four of these are additions to the existing random (extremely rare!) rewards list and include the silver-blue Bloodgorged Hunter - a gorgeous new colour variant of the Armored Bloodwing shop mount, but the other two are from a new source: Seafarer's Dubloon vendors in Boralus and Dazar'alor. So even if you have no luck with RNG, at least you can save and buy a couple of the mounts! Patch 8.1 also brings changes to the way in which Island Expeditions influence the mounts you can receive - see this explanation by Kaivax of Blizzard - essentially, the type of island inhabitants you encounter will now affect the reward you may receive regardless of whether or not you kill them.

Expansion Features - Service Medals

A new feature in Patch 8.1, players are able to earn Service Medals from battlefields (new) and warfronts, and spend them on four faction-exclusive mounts. The Bloodthirsty Dreadwing and Rubyshell Krolusk may be purchased by Horde players using Honorbound Service Medals, and the Priestess' Moonsaber and Azureshell Krolusk may be purchased by Alliance players with 7th Legion Service Medals. Note the brand new - and very fancy - model of the Priestess' Moonsaber!

Standard Purchases

These mounts require no reputation or tricks to obtain - just an enormous bank account! Three new toad mounts are available for immediate purchase in Patch 8.1, each for 333 333 gold from Gottum in the Frogmarsh, Nazmir.

Loot - Raid Boss Drops

The upcoming Battle of Dazar'alor raid offers two unique new mounts. The new mecha-suit, G.M.O.D. drops from High Tinker Mekkatorque (raid difficulty unknown, but possibly all difficulties!), and the icy Glacial Tidestorm is a drop from Lady Jaina Proundmoore on Mythic only. These mounts are not available at patch launch, as the raid will not open until 22 January.

High Tinker Mekkatorque in Battle of Dazar'alor

Loot - World Boss or Rare Drops

Five or six new mounts drop from world bosses in the new Darkshore warfront, including two or three gorgeous nightsabers (a brand new model!), one lovely new purple chiamera (in the rylak style), one previously-unused colour of kodo, and a bear with no saddle (the first time we've had an unsaddled bear mount). One point of uncertainty: we're unsure of the availability of the Sandy Nightsaber - it's listed as dropping in the Darkshore warfront, but only from an NPC that is hostile to Alliance. It's possible a Horde source is missing, or that it's Alliance-only, or that it was removed from the warfront, but not the database. We'll hopefully know soon!.

Player vs Player - Vicious Mounts - Rated PvP

These mounts are not available at patch launch, but you'll be able to work towards them with the commencement of BfA PvP Season 2, which will not begin until some time in January.

Rated PvP - Battle for Azeroth Season 2
Rated PvP - Battle for Azeroth Season 2

Achievements - Raid Meta-Achievements

The Dazar'alor Windreaver is the reward for completing the meta-achievement for the upcoming Battle of Dazar'alor raid, Glory of the Dazar'alor Raider. This mount is not available at patch launch, as the raid will not open until 22 January.

Quests - Special Exploration

This long-anticipated tentacled brain is a reference to the collective ingenuity of the WoW Secret Finder Community on Discord. While still unfound, it should be finally be achievable in Patch 8.1. While we don't yet know how it'll be obtained, it will almost certainly involve the kind of clever puzzle that the Secret Finders are renowned for solving.