WoW Shadowlands 9.1 is currently in a pretty tough spot following the recent lawsuit and protests coming from both players and developers alike. Among other things, this has led to the development of the game grinding to a halt, meaning we’re unlikely to see Shadowlands 9.2 anytime soon. That’s bad news for those still playing the game but, on the bright side, you can look at the hiatus as an opportunity to complete some of your collections.
WoW Shadowlands 9.1 introduced a few dozen new mounts to the game along with the ability to ride any mount in The Maw. Flying in Shadowlands was also added, though it’s mainly restricted to the four Covenant zones. Still, at least you can get some use of the wide variety of new flying mounts added in Shadowlands 9.1: Chains of Domination. Provided you know how to acquire them of course. If you don’t, well, you’ve come to the right place because looking at how to acquire every mount in WoW Shadowlands 9.1 is the sole purpose of this article.
Covenant Renown Mounts
We might as well start with this category since these are the easiest to get new mounts. A total of eight Covenant Renown mounts were added in 9.1, two for each of the four Covenants. Namely, you’ve got the Elysian Aquilon for Kyrian, Maldraxxian Corpsefly Harness for the Neccrolords, Ardenweald Wilderling Harness for Night Fae, and Sinfall Gravewing for Venthyr. All of there are automatically unlocked upon reaching Renown level 45 with the respective Covenant. In addition, there’s a recolored version of each of these mounts you can get by reaching Renown level 70. The only catch is that it will also cost you 7500 Anima. You can buy the recolored versions from your Covenant’s quartermaster.
Covenant Assaults Mounts
Covenant Assaults are a new feature introduced in WoW Shadowlands 9.1. The assaults are exactly what they sound like – all the Covenants banding together to attack Zovaal’s forces in The Maw. Participating in these assaults will earn you a wide variety of rewards, including Stygia, Soul Cinders, Korthite Crystals, and gear. More importantly, at least for the purpose of mount collecting, Covenant Assaults give you a fairly easy way to increase your reputation with Death’s Advance and The Archivist’s Codex while also letting you work your way towards the On the Offensive meta-achievement.
Completing On the Offensive is a bit of a hassle but if you manage to do it, you can add four extra mounts to your collection. These mounts are once again recolored versions of the flying Covenant mounts added in WoW Shadowlands 9.1 and cost 1,000 Stygia each. However, in order to buy them, you’ll also need to be Exalted with the Death’s Advance faction.
Upon successfully completing an assault for your Covenant you will receive a War Chest, which is the equivalent of the Paragon caches we’ve seen in previous patches and expansions. These chests can contain a wide assortment of rewards, including three mounts. You have a chance of looting the Undying Darkhound’s Harness from the War Chest of the Undying Army, the Legsplitter War Harness from the War Chest of the Wild Hunt, and the Harvester’s Dreadwing Saddle from the Harvester’s War Chest.
All three of those mounts of recolored versions of mounts added in Shadowlands 9.0. For some reason, the Kyrian chest doesn’t appear to drop a mount like the other three. Either that or it didn’t drop for anybody just yet. But that’s unlikely given that WoW Shadowlands 9.1 has been around for about a month at this point.
Other Covenant-Specific Mounts
Blizzard definitely went all out with the Covenant mounts in 9.1. We’ve already covered 15 of them but there are four more where those came from. Each of these four mounts is exclusive to one of the Covenants and, you’ve guessed it, they’re all recolors. All of the mounts drop from rare mobs found around Korthia so at least you don’t have to grind Anima. Simply visit the associate mob on a daily basis and hope for the best.
Starting off with the Kyrian, we have the Foresworn Aquilon, which drops from the Wild Worldcracker. To get the mob to spawn, speak with Popo and defend him as he wanders Korthia delivering supplies. Follow Popo around and you will run into the Wild Worldcracker eventually.
Venthyr players can get their hands on the Mastercraft Gravewing from the Sygian Stonecrusher during a similar event. Speak to Drippy to get started and defend him while he’s repairing the Gravewing. The Stonecrusher will show up soon after to try and stop Drippy and that’s when you’ll be able to engage it.
The Night Fay version of the event starts with the Escaped Wilderling found near the Keeper’s Respite in Korthia. There’s a drum in the area you have to interact with to summon the rare. Get its health low enough and you will be able to jump on its back. After finishing the riding event you will get a box that has a chance of containing the Summer Wilderling Harness.
Finally, the last mount is the Lord of the Corpseflies and this one drops from Fleshwing. To get the mob to spawn, speak to Cadaverous and gather corpses for the pile until Fleshwing shows up. You just need to click on the corpses to add them to the pile.
We already discussed some of the new WoW Shadowlands 9.1 mounts found in Korthia but there are a few others you can obtain and these ones aren’t tied to a specific Covenant. There are only three of them and they all drop from rare mobs, however, these ones aren’t basic reskins.
First, we have the Rampaging Mauler, a pretty cool-looking mount that has a chance to drop from Konthrogz the Obliterator. This may end up being one of the rarest WoW mounts added in 9.1 simply due to how gimmicky it is to spawn Konthrogz. The mob has a small chance to spawn in the same place another rare Korthia mob recently died. If you’re not a server where people farm rares all day it may be a while until you see Konthrogz. In addition, this is a pretty powerful mob that you’re unlikely to be able to solo in 9.1
Next up we have the Garnet Razorwing and this one is a bit easier to get. Go to the southern part of Korthia at around 56.6, 67.0 and you should find a nest with an egg inside it. Click the egg to get a mob called Reliwik the Defiant to spawn and kill it for a chance at getting the Garnet Razorwing.
The last Korthia mount we need to touch upon is the Crimson Shardhide. Start off by speaking with Caretaker Kah-Kay found near Keeper’s Respite to trigger a special event. The caretaker will give you a temporary companion that will accompany you as you track down a rare mob called Malbog. Follow the purple footsteps to track the rare until you reach a slab of meat that you can interact with. Click on the meat to spawn Malbog and kill it for a chance at the mount.
The Maw Mounts
There are only two new mounts that drop from rare mobs in The Maw in WoW Shadowlands 9.1 but they’re both pretty cool. The first one you’ll want to get your hands on is the Fallen Charger’s Reins, which has a chance to drop from the titular Fallen Charger. This rare has a chance to spawn in multiple places around The Maw depending on what Covenant Assault is currently going on. The Fallen Charger makes a dash towards Korthia after it spawns and needs to be engaged before it reaches its destination else it disappears. It’s probably best to team up with others for this one as finding it and killing it all by yourself can be a hassle.
The other mount you’ll want to keep an eye out for while you’re in The Maw is the Chain of Bahmethra. This is one of the new hand mounts added in Shadowlands 9.1 and has a chance of dropping from the Tormentor’s Cache. This is a chest that you can only acquire once per week from the Tormentors of Torghast event. Previously, you had to acquire 200 Links of Bahmeht and combine them together to create the mount but this was changed by the World of Warcraft devs shortly after the patch launched.
Breaking the Chains Mount
This one deserves its own category because it’s tied to a huge meta-achievement added in Shadowlands 9.1 called Breaking the Chains. Among other things, you’ll need to complete the On the Offensive meta-achievement mentioned earlier along with the new Chains of Domination campaign. Then, you need to earn Exalted with the new factions, fully explore Korthia, complete special encounters, collect hidden treasures, and more. Completing Breaking the Chains is quite a chore but at least you can get a lot of progress in by simply completing various activities in 9.1. If you manage to get it done, you will be awarded the Bracelet of Saralanga, which teaches another hand mount similar to the Chain of Bahmethra.
These mounts are pretty straightforward, albeit most of them are heavily reliant on RNG. There are six mounts you can acquire upon reaching the required reputation with certain factions, four of which drop from Paragon caches. That only leaves two that you can buy from vendors, but of course, it will cost you an arm and a leg. Here’s a quick summary of the reputation mounts in Shadowlands 9.1:
- Amber Shardhide – Purchasable from Duchess Mynx upon reaching Revered with Death’s Advance. Costs 5,000 Stygia.
- Fierce Razorwing – Has a chance to drop from Death’s Advance Supplies. Requires Exalted reputation.
- Beryl Shardhide – Has a chance to drop from Death’s Advance Supplies. Requires Exalted reputation.
- Soulbound Gloomcharger’s Reins – Has a chance to drop from Mysterious Gift from Ve’nari. Requires Exalted (Appreciative) reputation.
- Soaring Razorwing – Purchasable from Archivist Roh-Suir upon reaching Exalted (Rank 6) with The Archivist’s Codex. Costs 5,000 Cataloged Research.
- Tamed Mauler Harness – Has a chance to drop from Supplies of the Archivists’ Codex. Requires Exalted (Rank 6) reputation.
Only one new mount was added in Torghast in WoW Shadowlands 9.1 and that’s the Mawsworn Charger’s Reins. There are no gimmicks to getting the mount but it does require you to complete the Flawless Master achievement, which involves getting a flawless run on layer 12 in each wing of Torghast. Hey, I only said there are no gimmicks, I didn’t say it won’t be tedious.
WoW Shadowlands 9.1 introduced a new mega-dungeon and a couple of new mounts to go with it. First off, there are two flying discs inspired by the Legion class hall mount for Mages. The first one, Cartel Master’s Gearglider, drops from So’leah in Tazavesh, the Veiled Market. There’s also a slightly different version of the mount called Tazavesh Gearglider that you can acquire by completing the achievement Fake It ‘Till You Make It. The achievement involves defeating So’leah in Tazavesh on Mythic difficulty after being caught using forged credentials.
In addition to those, there’s also the Soultwisted Deathwalker mount that requires you to complete the Shadowlands Keystone Master: Season Two achievement. You’ll need to attain a Mythic+ rating of at least 2,000 during Shadowlands 9.1 to get the achievement.
Starting with the easiest raid mount you can get in 9.1 we have the Sanctum Gloomcharger’s Reins. The mount has a chance to drop from The Nine boss encounter in Sanctum of Domination. Of course, the drop chance is very small but the good news is that the mount drops on all difficulties.
Next up we have Vengeance’s Reins, an awesome-looking Dragonhawk mount that drops from Sylvanas on Mythic difficulty. The mount has a 100% chance to drop for everybody in the raid until the end of Shadowlands. If you can down Mythic Sylvanas, you’re guaranteed to get the mount. If past patches are anything to go by, a lot of players will probably buy WoW gold and pay high-end guilds to boost them through the raid just so they can get this mount.
The last raid mount is the Bracer of Hrestimorak, which is the reward for completing the Glory of the Dominant Raider meta-achievement. Not much else to say about this one. If you can complete all the individual achievements in the Sanctum of Domination you are guaranteed to get your hands on this hand mount.
The Shadowlands Season 2 PvP mount reward is the Vicious War Gorm. There’s a red version for the Horde and a blue one for the Alliance and you can acquire it by reaching a certain rank in rated Arenas or Rated Battlegrounds during Season 2 of Shadowlands. If you’re serious about PvP you’ll probably want to also go for the Unchained Gladiator’s Soul Eater. Unlike the Gorm, this is a flying mount and you can acquire it by winning at least 50 3v3 games while at Elite rank in Shadowlands season 2.
Puzzle mounts have become a staple of World of Warcraft ever since Legion and it looks like they’re here to stay. In Shadowlands we get a handful of new ones and you’ll probably want to check some detailed guides for these ones because they can be hard to find. Here, we’re only listing some of the basic info you need to know.
Reins of the Wanderer – Requires you to retrieve Maelie the Wanderer in Korthia six times across six different days. The mob can be found at various locations throughout Korthia. To trigger the event speak to Tinybell at Keeper’s Respite.
Dusklight Razorwing – Collect 10 Razorwing Eggs and bring them to the Razorwing Nest in Korthia. These eggs drop from the various Devourer-type mobs and bosses found throughout Korthia and you can only collect a maximum of two eggs per day.
Darkmaul – Bring 10 Tasty Mawshrooms to Darkmaul in Korthia. These mushrooms can be found all over the zone and you can only loot a maximum of five per day. Every time you bring a mushroom to the mob you will be able to ride it for up to two minutes. Once you bring all 10, the mob will become a new mount.
Nilganihmaht Control Ring – Another one of the new hand mounts you can acquire from The Maw. This one involves gathering five rings while doing a whole slew of interesting activities. Make sure to follow this Wowhead guide closely if you plan on going after the mount because it involves many steps, some of which are pretty complicated.
Event Mount (Unconfirmed)
A while back data miners found evidence that a new mount called Illidari Doomhawk might be added in the near future as a reward for defeating Doomwalker during the upcoming World of Warcraft 17th Anniversary event. The Illidari Doomhawk is a callback to classic Burning Crusade mounts and the WoW 17th Anniversary achievement was apparently already added to the 9.1 PTR. None of this has been officially confirmed by Blizzard but there have been similar events in the past with similar rewards. It wouldn’t be too surprising if the Illidari Doomhawk turned out to be real.
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