How To Get The “Leading The Cavalry” And “Mountain O’ Mounts” WoW Achievements

Leading The Cavalry and Mountain O’ Mounts require you to obtain 50 and 100 mounts, respectively. Collecting 50 mounts isn’t too difficult for a character at the level cap, but 100 will certainly take a lot of dedication. Here’s a checklist of the mounts you can collect to obtain these two achievements in World of Warcraft. For more expensive mounts, vendor prices (not including reputation discounts and guild perk discounts) are also included. Only alliance faction mounts are included in this guide; the horde factions work similarly.


1-35: Faction Mounts
You must be exalted with each faction to purchase its mounts. There are a total of 35 mounts you can get this way.

  • Darnassus (7): Swift Frostsaber, Swift Mistsaber, Swift Stormsaber, Spotted Frostsaber, Striped Dawnsaber, Striped Frostsaber, Striped Nightsaber
  • Ironforge (6): Swift Brown Ram, Swift Gray Ram, Swift White Ram, Brown Ram, Gray Ram, White Ram
  • Stormwind (7): Swift Brown Steed, Swift Palomino, Swift White Steed, Black Stallion Bridle, Brown Horse Bridle, Chestnut Mare Bridle, Pinto Bridle
  • Exodar (6): Great Blue Elekk, Great Green Elekk, Great Purple Elekk, Brown Elekk, Gray Elekk, Purple Elekk
  • Gnomeregan Exiles (7): Swift Green Mechanostrider, Swift White Mechanostrider, Swift Yellow Mechanostrider, Blue Mechanostrider, Green Mechanostrider, Red Mechanostrider, Unpainted Mechanostrider
  • Gilneas (2): Mountain Horse, Swift Mountain Horse.

36-42: Gryphon Mounts
These 7 mounts can be purchased for 50-100 gold each from several mount vendors, located near a flight trainer.

  • Swift Blue Gryphon, Swift Green Gryphon, Swift Purple Gryphon, Swift Red Gryphon, Ebon Gryphon, Golden Gryphon, Snowy Gryphon

43-49: PvP Mounts
These 7 mounts can be purchased from PvP vendors for 2,000 honor points each.

  • Black Battlestrider, Black War Ram, Black War Steed Bridle, Black War Elekk, Black War Tiger, Stormpike Battle Charger, Black War Mammoth

50: Vashj’ir Abyssal Seahorse
This is a quest reward obtained after completing some of the quests in Kelp’thar Forest.

51: Leading The Cavalry
After obtaining the Leading The Cavalry achievement for collecting 50 mounts, you’ll receive an Albino Drake mount in the mail!

52-54: Mei Francis
Mei Francis is the exotic mount vendor in Dalaran. In addition to offering the expensive Traveler’s Tundra Mammoth mount, she also offers these mounts:

  • Armored Snowy Gryphon – 2,000 Gold
  • Armored Brown Bear – 2,000 Gold
  • Wooly Mammoth – 2,175 Justice Points

55-56: Ramkahen Mounts
Once you become exalted with Ramkahen you can purchase a Tan Riding Camel and Brown Riding Camel for 100g each.

57-58: Tol Barad Mounts
You can purchase the Spectral Steed mount with 165 Tol Barad Commendations, and the Drake of the West Wind mount with 200 Tol Barad Commendations. You can earn commendations by completing Tol Barad daily quests and battles.

59-66: Kurenai Mounts
After becoming exalted with the Kurenai you can purchase the following mounts in Nagrand for 70-100 gold each:

  • Cobalt War Talbuk, Silver War Talbuk, Tan War Talbuk, White War Talbuk, Cobalt Riding Talbuk, Silver Riding Talbuk, Tan Riding Talbuk, White Riding Talbuk

67-71: Sha’tari Skyguard Mounts
Become exalted with the Skyguard and you can purchase the following mounts for 200 gold each:

  • Blue Riding Nether Ray, Green Riding Nether Ray, Purple Riding Nether Ray, Red Riding Nether Ray, Silver Riding Nether Ray

72-77: Netherwing Mounts

After reaching exalted status with the Netherwing faction, you will receive one nether drake, and can purchase the others for 200 gold each.

  • Azure Netherwing Drake, Cobalt Netherwing Drake, Onyx Netherwing Drake, Purple Netherwing Drake, Veridian Netherwing Drake, Violet Netherwing Drake

78: The Wyrmrest Accord
Upon reaching exalted you can buy a Red Drake for 2,000g from the Wyrmrest Accord.

79-80: Sons of Hodir Mounts
Being exalted with the Sons of Hodir will grant you access to a Reins of the Ice Mammoth for 1,000g and a Reins of the Grand Ice Mammoth for 10,000g.

81: Cenarion Expedition
Once exalted with the Cenarion Expedition, you can purchase a Cenarion War Hippogryph for 2,000g.

82: Wintersaber Trainers
After completing the Reins of the Winterspring Frostsaber quest, you’ll receive your mount. This requires the completion of several daily quests at Frostsaber Rock in Winterspring.

83-96: Argent Tournament Mounts
These can be purchased from Argent Tournament vendors for champion’s seals (and gold, for some.)

  • Argent Warhorse – 100 Champion’s Seals
  • Quel’dorei Steed – 100 Champion’s Seals
  • Silver Covenant Hippogryph – 150 Champion’s Seals
  • Argent Hippogryph – 150 Champion’s Seals
  • Darnassian Nightsaber – 100 Champion’s Seals
  • Swift Moonsaber – 5 Champion’s Seals + 400g
  • Stormwind Steed – 100 Champion’s Seals
  • Swift Gray Steed – 5 Champion’s Seals + 400g
  • Exodar Elekk – 100 Champion’s Seals
  • Great Red Elekk – 5 Champion’s Seals + 400g
  • Ironforge Ram – 100 Champion’s Seals
  • Swift Violet Ram – 5 Champion’s Seals + 400g
  • Gnomeregan Mechanostrider – 100 Champion’s Seals
  • Turbostrider – 5 Champion’s Seals + 400g

97-100: Ahn’Qiraj Mounts
These mounts drop in the 40 man classic raid of Ahn’Qiraj. Kill enough mobs and they’ll all drop sooner or later.

  • Blue Qiraji Resonation Crystal, Yellow Qiraji Resonating Crystal, Green Qiraji Resonating Crystal, Red Qiraji Resonating Crystal

Additional Mounts
You can also use these harder to obtain mounts to complete your Mountain O’ Mounts achievement:

Expensive Mounts

Achievement Mounts

  • Drake of the East Wind – Glory of the Cataclysm Raider
  • Volcanic Stone Drake – Glory of the Cataclysm Hero
  • Black War Bear – For The Alliance!
  • Bloodbathed Frostbrood Vanquisher – Glory of the Icecrown Raider (10)
  • Icebound Frostbrood Vanquisher Glory of the Icecrown Raider (25)
  • Rusted Proto-Drake – Glory of the Ulduar Raider (10)
  • Ironbound Proto-Drake – Glory of the Ulduar Raider (25)
  • Red Proto-Drake – Glory of the Hero
  • Violet Proto-Drake – What A Long, Strange Trip It’s Been

Rare Drops

  • Swift Zulian Panther – Zul’Gurub
  • Armored Razzashi Raptor – Zul’Gurub
  • Grey Riding Camel – Mysterious Camel Figurine in Uldum
  • Drake of the North Wind – Vortex Pinnacle
  • Drake of the South Wind – Throne of the Four Winds
  • Phosphorescent Stone Drake – Aeonaxx (rare spawn in Deepholm)
  • Subdued Seahorse – Poseidus (rare spawn in Vashj’ir)
  • Amani Battle Bear – Zul’Aman (save the prisoners)
  • Invincible – Icecrown Citadel (25-Heroic)
  • Grand Black War Mammoth – Vault of Archavon
  • Fiery Warhorse – Karazhan
  • Rivendare’s Deathcharger – Stratholme
  • White Polar Bear – Hyldnir Spoils (daily quest reward in Storm Peaks)
  • Raven Lord – Sethekk Halls (Heroic)
  • Swift White Hawkstrider – Magister’s Terrace (Heroic)
  • Azure Drake – Eye of Eternity
  • Black Drake – Obsidium Sanctum w/3 Drakes (10)
  • Blue Drake – The Oculus (Heroic)
  • Blue Proto-Drake – Utgarde Pinnacle (Heroic)
  • Bronze Drake – Culling of Stratholme (Heroic timed run)
  • Onyxian Drake – Onyxia’s Lair
  • Time-Lost Proto-Drake – rare spawn in the Storm Peaks
  • Twilight Drake – Obsidium Sanctum w/3 Drakes (25)
  • Vitreous Stone Drake – The Stonecore
  • Ashes of Al’ar – Tempest Keep
  • Mimiron’s Head – Ulduar
  • Green Proto-Drake – Cracked Egg (The Oracles, Revered)

Other Difficult to Obtain Mounts

  • Dark Riding Talbuk – 70 Halaa Battle Tokens & 15 Halaa Research Tokens
  • Dark War Talbuk – 100 Halaa Battle Tokens & 20 Halaa Research Tokens
  • Crimson Deathcharger – Icecrown Citadel Quest Reward

Guild Mounts

  • Golden King – Guild Level 25
  • Dark Phoenix – Guild Glory of the Cataclysm Raider

Profession Mounts

  • Flying Machine – Engineering Only
  • Turbo-Charged Flying Machine – Engineering Only
  • Flying Carpet – Tailoring Only
  • Magnificent Flying Carpet – Tailoring Only
  • Frosty Flying – Carpet Tailoring Only
  • Sea Turtle – Fishing Only
  • Fossilized Raptor – Archaeology Only

Class Mounts

  • Archerus Deathcharger – Death Knight Only
  • Winged Steed of the Ebon Blade – Death Knight Only
  • Argent Charger – Paladin Only
  • Warhorse / Exarch’s Elekk – Paladin Only
  • Charger / Great Exarch’s Elekk – Paladin Only
  • Felsteed – Warlock Only
  • Dreadsteed – Warlock Only