Friday Top 5: Land Mounts

Today’s Top 5 is all about transportation.  Specifically, the land versions.  The amount of land mounts in the game is plenty, but these are the five that I think are as good as they get. It doesn’t get much more styling than these.

5. Sunwalker Kodo
Introduced in Patch 4.0 with the other race specific Paladin mounts, the Sunwalker has a great blend of colours to it, looking just a bit better than the Greater Sunwalker Kodo. It doesn’t feel quite as bulky either. Tauren Paladins receive this mount at level 20 (much to the chagrin of the other Tauren classes)

4. Kor’kron Annihilator
I’m honestly surprised the people who claim Blizzard plays faction favourites haven’t cried foul over this one more (that I’ve seen). This is the Horde reward for your Horde guild hitting level 25 and being Exalted with them (for a price, of course).The Annihilator looks even better up close than in any of the previews or screenshots.

3. Swift Spectral Tiger
The pinnacle TCG mount is also the least seen. Part of the reason for that is no doubt many people who got it have retired from the game. The tiger looks phenomenal in-game as well. However, as it’s only acquired via the TCG (and an old set at that), it’s got a steep asking price though it’s nowhere near the thousand dollars it used to go for on e-bay.

2. Winterspring Frostsaber
This is my personal favourite. The Winterspring looks great in nearly any environment and it’s another mount that despite the improved means of acquiring it isn’t very prominent. In fact, the mount is yours after doing a daily for twenty days (a far cry from one of the most demanding rep grinds in the game, which it used to be). Alas, it’s an Alliance only mount. The Horde do have the Venomhide Ravasaur, I simply find it to be inferior by comparison.

1. Flametalon of Alysrazor
Naysayers point out this is nothing more than a reskin of the Raven Lord’s mount. While true, it doesn’t matter as it looks amazing regardless of what skin they took it from. Not surprisingly, the Flametalon came in Patch 4.2 but was overshadowed by the Flameward Hippogryph upon release. This mount is much harder to obtain than the Hippogryph though as it has a small chance of dropping from Alysrazor (though it could drop on any difficulty).

Those are the five sleekest land mounts in the humble opinion of yours truly.  What’s your personal favourite?  Was there any you think should have made the list?

7 thoughts on “Friday Top 5: Land Mounts

  1. kamaliaetalia March 2, 2012 / 1:02 pm

    I like the Alliance Lion better than the Horde Scorpion, but other than that, I quite agree with all of these choices.
    I do find the Winterspring Frostsaber more awesome than the Venomhide Ravasaur, and had to tame a purple kitty with my Hunter because she couldn’t get one to ride.

    • JD Kenada March 2, 2012 / 1:22 pm

      I loathed the Alliance Lion when I first saw it, but then when I saw one up close I was indeed much more fond of it. Then again, my Hunter has a scorpion similar to the Annihilator so perhaps that parlays my fondness.

  2. Navimie March 3, 2012 / 12:36 am

    I really like those bears. Like the Amani War Bear or the Black War Bear. Tauren look good on bears.
    And I really like the Mechanohog. It’s a classy ride and also takes a passsenger.

    • JD Kenada March 3, 2012 / 1:56 am

      I used to loathe the Hog/Chopper when it came out. I was such an old man screaming “motorcycles have no place in fantasy.” I don’t know what happened. Heck, I bought one for each guild officer for Christmas.

  3. kuroma March 3, 2012 / 4:16 am

    Cenarion War Hippogryph is one that i like the most along with the pink love bird. need the pet to go with that pink love bird though.

    • JD Kenada March 3, 2012 / 8:17 am

      The War Hippogryph might make the Flying Mount list. Despite my lack of rep grinding efforts to finally obtain it for a certain Hunter, it’s still one of my favs.

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