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This article is about the Dragonflight feature. For the occupation and its lore, see dragon rider. For the quest, see N [60-62] Dragonriding.
Dragonflight Launch Cinematic Dragonriders

Dragonriders as shown in the Take to the Skies cinematic.

Dragonriding is a feature introduced in Dragonflight. Not merely flying on the back of a common drake, players are able to customize their unique dragon mount (customization is available from the outset).[1] There are four base types of dragon that the player can choose from, each of which has over 50 customizations available.[2]

The flying itself is dynamic, factoring in momentum, for instance. Players can upgrade their flying skills;[1] speed is one of the attributes that can be improved.[3]

Dragonriding is currently limited to the Dragon Isles.[3] Each of the four zones introduces a new type of dragon.[4] Once unlocked, dragonriding is available to all characters on the account.

Dracthyr have a racial ability, Ability racial soar [Soar], that is a type of flying similar to dragonriding, but is not upgradable the way mounted dragonriding is.[3] Unlike dragonriding, the Soar racial ability can be used outside the Dragon Isles.

Dragonriding mounts[]

Dragonriding mounts can be customized at a Rostrum of Transformation found in most zones of the Dragon Isles.


Dragonriding upgrade UI 10.1

Dragonriding skill UI as of patch 10.1.0.

To further improve dragonriding, skills and passives can be unlocked to improve how much and how fast Ability dragonriding vigor01 [Vigor] can recharge. The skills window can be accessed from the Dragon Isles Summary button next to the minimap.

To unlock additional traits, the player must fly around the Dragon Isles and collect the Dragon Glyphs. Dragon Glyphs are account-wide; alternative characters automatically have access to any unlocked glyphs to spend on traits.

The following traits require Dragon Glyphs to learn:
Ability dragonriding dragonridinggliding01 [Take to the Skies] (1)
Ability dragonriding forwardflap01 [Redirection] (3) Ability dragonriding legstretches01 [Dynamic Stretching] (3) Ability dragonriding thrillchaser01 [Thrill Chaser] (3)
Ability dragonriding ohnahrasgusts01 [Ohn'ahra's Gusts] (3)
Choice (3):
Ability dragonriding dragonridersinitiative01 [Dragonrider's Initiative] or Ability dragonriding compassion01 [Dragonrider's Compassion]
Ability dragonriding haltthewinds01 [Aerial Halt] (4) Ability dragonriding restorativetravels01 [Restorative Travels] (4) Ability dragonriding diving01 [Ground Skimming] (4)
Ability dragonriding rushoftheflights01 [Airborne Recovery] (4) Ability dragonriding airbornetumbling01 [Airborne Tumbling] (4) Ability dragonriding helpfromtheabove01 [Land's Blessing] (4)
Achievement zone grizzlyhills 01 [Dragonriding Learner] (4)
Choice (5):
Ability dragonriding draconiccultivation01 [Dragonrider's Cultivation] or Ability dragonriding draconichunt01 [Dragonrider's Hunt]
Achievement zone stormpeaks 01 [Beyond Infinity] (5) Ability dragonriding yearningforthesky01 [Yearning for the Sky] (5) Ability dragonriding athomealoft01 [At Home Aloft] (5)


Across the Dragon Isles, the bronze flight has organized a series of Dragonriding races. Compete against the clock to earn numerous achievements across three race types: normal, advanced, and advanced reverse.


  • As following (/follow) isn’t compatible with Dragonriding to address this there is a “Ride Along” feature where dragonriders can speak with Lithragosa (the Dragonriding Trainer) to opt into this functionality, with Ride Along on, a player in the player's party may interact with the player's Dragon Isle Drake to transform into a whelp that will follow alongside the drake.[5]
  • Dragonriding was designed early on during the development of Dragonflight.[6] The introduction of dragonriding required changes to be made to the design of the Dragon Isles, such as increasing their height, and introducing cloud layers.[2]
  • As of April 2022, Blizzard is considering porting dragonriding to other continents, but for now, the focus is on the Dragon Isles.[7]


Patch changes[]