• Spectral Wind Rider
  • Binds when picked up
  • Unique
  • Mount
  • Use: Teaches you how to summon this mount. This mount changes depending on your Riding skill and location.
  • Horde Only
  • Requires Level 20
  • Requires Apprentice Riding

Spectral Wind Rider.

The Spectral Wind Rider mount is the Horde-side reward for when an inactive player accepts your Scroll of Resurrection and subscribes to World of Warcraft for at least 30 days. This reward became first available on March 6, 2012, but will only be offered for a limited time.


This item drops only for Horde players when they open the  [Spectral Mount Crate]. It is sent through the in-game mail system to one character of your choice, on any of your active accounts.

The invited player must have previously subscribed to the game for at least 30 days and their account must have become inactive on or before March 4th, 2012. If the invited player accepts, they will receive several incentives of their own:

  • One character boosted to level 80
  • Free upgrade to Cataclysm
  • 7 free days of game time, and
  • Free character move to your realm and faction

Mount Journal

How do you not fall right through that thing? -Maztha


  • As long as you have an active account of your own, you can send a Scroll of Resurrection to any of your personal, inactive accounts. Other than that, all requirements are exactly the same for any inactive account.
  • This mount was very likely inspired by the spectral gryphon buff.
  • The first flying ghost mount available to the Horde.

Patch changes

  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.4.7 (2014-02-18): No longer obtainable with removal of Scroll of Resurrection promotion.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Now teaches both spectral mounts but faction restriction still applies.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.3.0 (2011-11-29): Added.
    Activated on March 6, 2012.

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