• Reins of the Violet Proto-Drake
  • Binds when picked up
  • Unique
  • Mount
  • Use: Teaches you how to summon this mount. This is a flying mount.
  • Requires Level 70
  • Requires Artisan Riding

The Violet Proto-Drake mount.

A Violet Proto-Drake in the TCG.

Reins of the Violet Proto-Drake is a proto-dragon mount rewarded for completing the meta world events achievement What A Long, Strange Trip It's Been.

Mount Journal

I cannot help but wonder if things would have turned out different if the titans had elevated even one more dragonflight. -Alexstrasza


  • This mount was first obtainable during the 2009 Brewfest for those players who had been completing all the necessary achievements since 2008.
  • Earning this mount used to give Master Riding for free.

Patch changes

  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): No longer awards Master Riding.
    Removed use text: Upon first mounting, a character without Master Riding will learn Master Riding.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.2.0 (2011-06-28): Mount now properly grants free Master Riding training.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): Acquiring this mount grants free Master Riding skill.
    At some point this became bugged and did not grant the free training.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.2 (2008-10-14): Added.

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