100% Mount Speed at 40 in BGs?

Just curious how the Warp Stalker mount will work in mid level PvP brackets? It’s clearly an advantage to be able to run down members of the opposing faction even if they’re using normal level 40 mounts. Will the speed be normalized in BGs? Or will it be comparable to players with their traditional 40 mounts having more mobility than those who haven’t purchased theirs yet? And considering you only have access to this mount by buying the Deluxe edition, is this not P2W to some extent?

Update/Clarification: No need to respond to this post anymore. I was unaware that Blizzard had previously introduced scaling mounts due to the fact that I played a single character from BC to MoP and never needed to utilize one. Thanks all for the responses/info.


we don’t have confirmation on what speed it is, but worst case scenario it’s going to be 60% at 30 and then scale to 100% at 60

no matter what your opinion is on store mounts, they have NEVER given you a mount speed faster than what you should have at your level, there’s no reason to believe that would change now


Maybe the YouTubers that are posting videos about it misunderstood. I hope you’re right. Can you imagine a 40-49 bracket premade WSG full of Twinks with 100% mounts? D:

it always pays to take youtube personalities with a grain of salt. half of them are reporting for clicks, and the other half are kneejerk parroting what the first half said

while it’s impossible to say anything for certain, if we’re going to judge blizzard on their history then history shows they’ve always been very rigid with mount speeds. the only mounts in the entire game that move at different speeds than the level they can be ridden at are slower (i.e. the TCG turtle) or are very specific, special mounts (the seahorse in Vashj’ir in Cataclysm)

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My Mother told me not to trust strangers, but I’m going to give you a chance. :stuck_out_tongue: Thanks.

of course if it does turn out that the mount is busted in that manner then I’ll gladly eat my own shoe over it, but I’m confident it won’t be :stuck_out_tongue:


I just think media sources kneejerk assuming things is frustrating. They do it because it gets clicks but don’t understand the manufactured fallout from getting things wrong.

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Seems to be a lot of that going around. Which is why I prefer to research on a subject matter, before I spew out things claiming as “facts”.

YT personalities are still “strangers”. You don’t know who they are, personally, do you? Us Forum Posters are no “stranger” than YT personalities are, but I digress.

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I suppose you’re right. I should have just checked MMO-champ or wowhead for myself.

Mhm, I can

EDIT: There’s a Tab that says “Modified By” and then shows “Riding”.

The word “Modify” means:

  • make partial or minor changes to (something), typically so as to improve it or to make it less extreme.
  • transform (a structure) from its original anatomical form during development or evolution.
  • (especially of an adjective) restrict or add to the sense of (a noun)

IMO, that means depending on your Riding Skill will the Mount Speed be “modified” to match your said Riding Skill.


Yeah, I didn’t know scaling mounts were a thing until today. Thanks though. :smiley:

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That’s unfair, they are all doing youtube videos for watch time, that’s the whole point of the platform. You made it sound like these youtubers are either one way or the other, but that’s just no true. There are several WoW youtubers who present things as neutral as they can.

will we need to buy 100% riding skill from trainer to use the 100% Stalker mount? Or will we be able to go 100% without buying the epic riding skill, anyone know? Blues?

Of course I’m exaggerating a bit, that’s part of the joke

While we won’t know for certain until blizzard clarifies/TBC launches, it’s reasonable to assume you will still have to train the relevant riding for each mount level, as that’s how mounts have always worked in the past, even store and CE mounts




This link https://tbc.wowhead.com/spell=348459/reawakened-phase-hunter suggests the Mount is “Modified by Riding”.

what’s the cost to train Epic 100% riding in TBC? anyone know?

Two questions:

1.) Why do people think that this mount is 100%?

2.) Why would people be able to mount at 30? I played during TBC and leveled classic to 70 and couldn’t mount until level 40, was this added in later TBC patches that we are starting on?

Datamined info from a youtuber with no in game testing.

I assume the mount will work the same as retail mounts, 40 is 60%, 60 is 100%, but it shows as a lv 40 mount on a lv 60 char so they can use it.


Because some (not all) ignore context.

Here’s the only link that’s not a video that expresses this mount hits 100% Speed:
The context here is the tab that days “Modified by Riding”.

IDK if Blizz will follow that or not. But, it was mentioned in this artic3ke created back in 2008: https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/wow-to-get-mounts-at-level-30