On a Pale Horse

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On a Pale Horse
Ability mount undeadhorse.png
  • On a Pale Horse
  • Level 22 death knight ability
  • Passive
  • You are as hard to stop as death itself, increasing your mounted speed by 20%.
Usable by
Class Death knight
Other information
Level learned 22
Affects Mounted speed

On a Pale Horse is a passive death knight ability, available at level 22. It increases mounted speed.


The table below compares base riding speeds with those offered by On a Pale Horse and [Mount Up]. Note that On a Pale Horse does not stack with other movement speed increasing effects, meaning death knights with this passive gain no benefit from Mount Up or similar effects. Note also that On a Pale Horse's speed bonus is multiplicative, not additive.

Riding skill Mounted Speed [Mount Up]
(Guild Level 3)
On a Pale Horse
Apprentice 160% 176% 192%
Journeyman 200% 220% 240%
Expert 250% 275% 300%
Artisan 380% 418% 456%
Master 410% 451% 492%


Reference to the last of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse in the Book of Revelation, chapter 6, verse 8: "And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth."

Patch changes

  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): No longer reduces duration of movement-slowing effects.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Now available to all specializations as a passive ability.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.3 (2008-11-04): Added.

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