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  • Cold Weather Flying
  • Passive
  • Allows you to ride flying mounts in Northrend.

Cold Weather Flying was a spell that is taught by a <Cold Weather Flying Trainer> for 50g. It enables players to use their flying mounts in Northrend. Druids too will require this to use their [Flight Form]/ [Swift Flight Form] in Northrend. Players have to be level 68 or higher to purchase this ability, but will also learn it automatically for free at level 80. Your character only needs to train Cold Weather Flying once; you do not need to re-train if you acquire it before learning Artisan (300) riding.



  • The ability to fly in Northrend was initially meant to require a questline, but this was removed. Instead, a character had to be level 77 and offer 1000g.
  • An alternative was  [Tome of Cold Weather Flight], which could be bought at level 80 at the same price, but used at level 68 by an alternate character.
  • Patch 4.0.1 lowered the level requirement to 68 and the price to 500g. This price is discounted with respective Northrend factions of the Warsong Offensive for Horde players, and the Valiance Expedition for Alliance characters. However, it is more likely that a player at that level would be Exalted with Stormwind/Orgrimmar, and as such it would be the cheapest to purchase the training right in the capital.

Patch changes

  • Legion Patch 7.3.5 (2018-01-16): Removed.
  • Legion Hotfix (2016-07-22): Cold Weather Flying now costs 50g, and is automatically learned at level 80.
  • Legion Hotfix (2016-07-20): (Work in progress) Cold Weather Flying should be granted to characters who previously obtained it.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): Cold Weather Flying now available at level 68 for 500g from any flying trainer. The cost can now be reduced with appropriate reputation.  [Tome of Cold Weather Flight] has been removed.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.2.0 (2009-08-04): For 1,000g level 80 Main characters can purchase the Heirloom Tome of Cold Weather Flight and give it to their alts level 68+ that have a riding skill of 225+ to learn Cold Weather Flying.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.2 (2008-10-14): Added.

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