For the mount, see  [Spectral Gryphon].

Spectral gryphon

Spectral gryphons are ghostly gryphons that aid players in transporting them to different locations. Before Cataclysm, it was first seen only in the Eastern Plaguelands alongside William Kielar, where it was used to fly to the other towers if the player's faction controlled Plaguewood Tower.

These creatures were later seen in Northrend and Cataclysm zones for non-night elf players as transportation in certain zones while dead because of impassible terrain. Those areas are:

You get the following buff while mounted on the spectral gryphon:

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  • Spectral Gryphon
  • Increases flight speed by X%.


  • You respawn as a ghost already mounted on a spectral gryphon when you die in one of the zones listed above.
  • If you go into those zones as a ghost, you will suddenly find yourself on a spectral gryphon.
  • They also appear as mounts for the Forgotten Captains on the Forgotten Shore in Dragonblight.
  • As Night elf players become wisps, they gain the ability to fly instead. [Wisp Spirit] also allows them to fly faster than spectral gryphons.
  • The flight speed is based on your Riding level.

Patch changes

  • Wrath of the Lich King Hotfix (2009-04-16): Players killed or ghosts that move into Crystalsong Forest should now be on a spectral gryphon to ride back to their body. [1]

See also


  1. ^ Blizz.gif Bornakk 2009-04-16. Recent In-Game Fixes - 4/16/09. Retrieved on 2009-05-24.