For the rarest mounts in the game, I got ahold of a database that tracks how many people own certain mounts. That will be the basis for the rarity for all the mounts in this video, now let’s get started. At number ten, we have the Black Proto Drake. The Black Proto Drake was a reward from the “Glory of the Raider (25 Player)” achieve, an achievement that had you complete a bunch of achievements in the 25-man versions of all the Raids in Wrath of the Lich King before Ulduar came out. Once Ulduar came out, they removed the mount from the achievement. Now Blizzard does this all the time with “Ahead of the Curve” achievements, but this was the first time it happened, so not many people actually completed the hard achievements necessary to get the drake. Having this mount means you were one of the few hardcore raiders in early Wrath who had a guild that cared about doing achievements, and it’s rare because of that. Number nine is The Reins of the Heavenly Azure Cloud Serpent. This mount is awarded the players who get the achievement for having 300 mounts, so only people who spend a long time and actively go out of their way to farm mounts actually have it, but every expansion that adds a ton of mounts makes it easier and easier for casual collectors to get it. I mean, you can get six mounts from your Garrison alone currently. Who knows what kind of easy methods they’ll add in the future? Number Eight – World Boss mount drops. Most of these mounts have a very low drop rate and require killing a world boss and getting lucky enough to loot them out, if it even drops. Of these world boss mounts, the Heavenly Onyx Cloud Serpent is the rarest. This mount has such a low drop rate from the Sha of Anger that most people didn’t even think it was in the game for months after Mists of Pandaria dropped. The other Mists world bosses drop mounts as well and each is extremely rare, But the heavenly Onyx cloud serpent is the rarest of the bunch. Number 7 – TCG mounts TCG mounts, like the famous Spectral Tiger, come from Blizzards old trading card game codes that would rarely come in packs. You can pretty much buy any of these mounts though, as long as you’re willing to spend real money. And, the rarest of these TCG mounts is the Swift Shorestrider. I’m not sure why it’s the rarest, but my best guess would be because it’s not as cool-looking as all the other TCG mounts. I mean, it’s just a blue Tallstrider after all Number 6 Vicious Saddle mounts. Vicious Saddles are awarded during PvP seasons to players who win at least a hundred 3V3 games or forty rated battlegrounds. So pretty easy to get for PVP players right? Well, yeah, pretty much. Anyway, after getting a Vicious Saddle, you can turn it at a vendor for mount and the rarest of these mounts is the Vicious War Kodo. why is the Kodo the rarest?
Well, because for one, the other options for the horde players with a lot cooler, and two, because more players with PVP play Alliance overboard because the human racial is overpowered, so not many horde players actually get the saddle in comparison to the Alliance Just a sidenote – I actually have the Vicious War Wolf for my Priest from an RPG achievement from Cataclysm. Turns out, it’s one of the options to buy the Vicious saddle as well. What’s funny about the wolf is that I can’t actually use it on any of my other toons. Turns out Vicious Saddle mounts aren’t account-wide. They’re personal use only, just like class mounts (even though Class Mounts are account wide Hiru, you uncultured swine) I didn’t even know this was a thing until researching mounts for this video and seeing one of the mounts I own on the rare list. Anyways, back to the list. Number 5 – the Tribute mounts from Trial Of The Grand Crusader These mounts could only be obtained from the achievement “A Tribute to Immortality”, which required you to complete Trial the Grand Crusader on heroic 25-man mode without anyone dying and while still having all 50 attempts left. Heroic attempts was a Wrath of the Lich King only system that limited the amount of times you could wipe on Heroic bosses. What this meant was the raid had to complete the raid, on its hardest difficulty, on the very first try, every time without anyone in the raid dying to random stuff There’s a reason the mounts awarded from this achievement are rarer than my will to live That’s not an easy thing to do. A single DC or hard lag spike on one of your 25 players could cause the whole raid to lose the achievement. Both Alliance and Horde got different mounts for the achievement, and the alliance one is a tiny bit rarer than the Horde one, meaning more horde players were able to do the achievement. Back in those days, most hardcore Raiders went aboard for the superior racial so that makes sense. And I’m not just saying this is a Horde bias. Horde really did have better PvE racials back then. Number four – Gladiator mounts Gladiator mounts are only given to players who earn the Gladiator achievement which requires them to have an arena rating within the top 0.5% of players in your battle group So only the best of the best arena player has got these mounts. When Gladiator mounts were first introduced in the Burning Crusade, it was one of the few ways to actually get at 310% speed mount. Back then, 310% speed wasn’t something you trained, only specific flying mounts had them. All the other epic flying mounts had 280% speed. Since each mount is only given to a very small number of players, and it’s different every season, each mount is only given out once. These restrictions make Gladiator mounts some of the rarest obtainable mounts, with the Cataclysmic Gladiators Twilight Drake being the rarest of the bunch. Not sure why though. Number 3 – old school armorless Epic mounts. Back in Vanilla WoW, before patch 1.4, the Epic mounts, that being mounts that could run at 100% extra speed instead of 60%, were just different colored skin mounts to the 60% kind Blizzard decided to add a whole bunch of armor to mounts instead, to make them look different from the normal 60% mounts, and remove the reskinned Epic mounts. Since this change was made pretty early on in Vanilla, only players who both played around the start of WoW and happened to actually have a thousand gold to buy the mount have them, and a thousand gold in Vanilla WoW was like 200k gold today. Sure, you can farm it up, but it was going to take a long time for any non rich player because of the very few ways to actually make gold in Vanilla. Oh, but you didn’t have to pay for riding training at least. If you bought the mount and we’re high enough level you could just use it, and since Epic mounts were so expensive most people only had one. You also had to carry them in your bags and mount at a three-second cast time, and auto dismounted if you entered water. Another thing that probably led to the rarity was the fact that Blizzard allowed people to exchange already bought mounts for the new armored ones at no cost when the change was made. Of all the old epic mounts, the Black Ram is the rarest, and the Frost Ram was the second rarest. I guess there just weren’t a lot of rich dwarves in Vanilla. Number two – the Black Qiraji Resonating Crystal. The black tank was the only legendary mount in the game. How do you get this legendary mount? Well, Simply be the first person on your server to ring the gong that opens AQ-40 for your realm. meaning only one person per realm got this mount. (Correction – People who rang the gong a few hours after the first ring got the mount and title as well) What was unique about this mount was that it was the only mount that you could use both in AQ-40 and outside. Back then you can only use mounts you found inside AQ-40, inside AQ-40 (eloquently put, Hiru…) Now there’s no restriction on what mount you can use inside, but you still can’t use a special bug mount you find inside outside the instance. Except, of course, the black tank. For a while the black tank was actually specially coded to be able to mount inside AQ and outsidem, which, for some reason, allowed you to cast it instantly if you already mounted on a different mount. Not really all that useful, but, hey, it was unique. Alright And finally, the number one rarest mount, and that is THE FLOURESCENT GREEN MECHANOSTRIDER! This mount was given to a European player as a replacement for his original Mechanostrider that he deleted by mistake. The GM who gave him the replacement mount gave him this off-color one by mistake, and it’s the only colour and name for that mount in the game. Making it both the rarest mount, and the rarest item in the game since only one player has it. All right, and that’s it for the list. For those of you who might be wondering, Yes, the love rocket is a rare mount too if I extended the list it would make like number 15. Meaning there’s still a few other mounts in the game rarer than the mount that’s famous for being rare. [Music] [More Music] [The cacophany of a thousand sins continues to echo throughout the chamber] [hiru is gay]