Mount farming 101 – master post

So far my most popular post has been related to soloing raids – something I’ve mostly done for mounts.

However that post has a problem – it assumes that you’ve done the encounters at the level they were intended for and thus know the mechanics which can be ignored. And those which can’t.

Soloing raids in more details

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Darkmoon and Professions

The changes made to professions in Legion have made it much harder to gain skill ups in professions; unlike in Warlords of Draenor where you could stay in the garrison and level your professions fairly trivially, in Legion you’ll have to do quests which include normal, heroic and sometimes mythic dungeons.

I don’t really mind this change – it makes profession more interesting. The problem is the skill up curve – its very painful towards the end.

This is where the Darkmoon Faire comes in handy; those +5 skillups are really useful on alts or if you’re chasing the final few points. The downside is remembering the items you have to take with you into the Faire to do the quests! I made the table below when I came to run alts through the Faire yet again and went “Right, what do I need again?

The majority of the items below can be purchased from the professions vendor near the DMF portal. The only exception is the Moonberry Juice for Alchemy which is purchased from the Inn.

Tradeskill Faire Quest Take with you…
A Fizzy Fusion 5x Moonberry Juice
Fun for the Little Ones 15x Fossil Archaeology Fragment
Putting the Crunch in the Frog 5x Simple Flour
Writing the Future 5x Light Parchment
Eyes on the Prizes 10x Shiny Bauble
5x Coarse Thread
5x Blue Dye
Banners, Banners Everywhere! 1x Coarse Thread
1x Red Dye
1x Blue Dye
Baby Needs Two Pair of Shoes Nothing
Thermal Anvil reduces travel time
Keeping the Faire Sparkling Nothing
Rearm, Reuse, Recycle Nothing
Tan My Hide Nothing
Putting Trash to Good Use Nothing
Talkin’ Tonks Nothing
First Aid
Putting the Carnies Back Together Again Nothing
Spoilin’ for Salty Sea Dogs Nothing
Herbs for Healing Nothing

A good example of the professions leveling is Alchemy; I found that to go above 750 skill I need the rank 3 flask recipes. And they only come from making lots & lots of flasks – you can get a rank 3 recipe whilst crafting. So you end up making a large number of flasks with no skillups at all. This does mean that flasks tend to be cheap on the AH – too many alchemists chasing skill ups! And when they do have rank 3 flask recipes they’ll make multiple. Great for raiders, but less useful for making gold from alchemy!

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Withered Away

The Withered Army Training, a solo scenario world quest for the Nightfallen.

Available once you’ve unlocked not just the general World Quests, but also the Nightfallen world quests by gaining the questing achievement Nightfallen, but not forgotten, the Withered Army Training sees you leading a group of Withered through the ruins of Falanaar.

Unfortunately you’re not given very many hints as to how to proceed from there.

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Transmog: shirts

Legion is coming and with it the new wardrobe feature which should free up so much space in banks, bags and void storage. And in my case, guild banks filled up with BoEs as well!

Naturally Blizzard added achievements here, with achievements for having 25 different appearences for each slot – egFashionista: Hand“. Get all of the Fashionista achievements and you’ll get the achievement Fabulous, which rewards the title “… the Fabulous“.

Having logged into the PTR I can see I’ll get most of the Fashionista achievements right away thanks to what I’ve already got stashed away. However I’m lacking in tabards and shirts.

Tabards will be easy – I’ll just take my main around to collect tabards from factions he’s exalted with. I’ve not done that ahead of time as I don’t have the bag space.

Shirts though? That’s another matter and will require some work!

Shirts you say?

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Mount farming – Firelands

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Oh Firelands; it’s red, red and even more red. There are also two mounts here. Both of which are, well, red!

mounts-flametalon Flametalon of Alysrazor Alysrazor
mounts-smoldering-egg Smoldering Egg of Millagazor Ragnaros

Both mounts have a 1% drop rate. They can drop on any difficulty and in any raid size.

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Mount farming: Mists world bosses

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Mists of Pandaria doesn’t just have mounts from raids; there are mounts from the four world bosses and Zandalari Warbringers – 7 mounts to be gained in total.

Whilst the Warbringers have a 5% drop rate for their mounts, the world bosses have a punishing 0.05% chance – or 1 in 2,000. Its that drop rate which partly inspired the post Never tell me the odds! – that low level of drops makes these the long tail “We’ll be doing this in Legion still, won’t we?” mount farming.

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Never tell me the odds!

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Now that I’ve farmed up most of the easier mounts, I’m left with a sinking feeling that the only ones left are the long tail mounts. The ones with an insanely low drop rate.

Which just means I end up having this clip playing in my head!

Don’t tell me the odds!

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Old content raid mounts farmed!

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Whilst I (slowly) write these 101 guides, I’ve been working on farming up the rare raid mounts from old content I still needed myself.

The last one I needed from old raid content dropped from Ji’Kun in the Throne of Thunder – its soloable, with major disclaimers!

This reset, the Clutch of Ji’Kun dropped!

Stats and other thoughts

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