• Vial of the Sands
  • Mount
  • Use: Teaches you how to transform into a dragon, allowing you to carry an ally on your back. This is a flying mount.
  • Requires Level 1-60
  • Requires Apprentice Riding
  • Sell Price: 25g

Sandstone Drake

Vial of the Sands is a mount that allows characters to transform into a [Sandstone Drake] flying mount capable of carrying another player. Learning this gives the achievement  [Vial of the Sands].


This item is created with Alchemy (525); taught by  [Recipe: Vial of the Sands].

Materials required:
Inv alchemy enchantedvial.png 1x [Pyrium-Laced Crystalline Vial] Inv misc dust 06.png 8x [Sands of Time]
Inv misc truegold.png 12x [Truegold] Inv potione 2.png 8x [Flask of the Winds]
Inv potione 6.png 8x [Flask of Titanic Strength] Inv potionf 1.png 8x [Deepstone Oil]

Mount Journal

Sandstone Drakes were studied in great detail long ago by the famed alchemist Walleye Sprysprocket. It has even been said that Walleye developed potions to mimic the drakes' physiology.

Raw materials

Sold by Yasmin at the Oasis of Vir'sar in Uldum
Sold by Yasmin, and Big Keech in the Vale of Eternal Blossoms for 3,000g each
72x [Pyrite Ore] to make 36x [Pyrium Bar]
24x [Elementium Ore] or 12x [Elementium Bar], 12x [Volatile Earth] and 12 daily transmutaion cooldowns to make 36x [Pyrium Bar].
120x [Volatile Fire], 120x [Volatile Air], and 120x [Volatile Water].
64x [Volatile Life], 64x [Azshara's Veil], 64x [Whiptail] and 8x [Crystal Vial].
64x [Volatile Life], 64x [Cinderbloom], 64x [Whiptail] and 8x [Crystal Vial].
128x [Volatile Life], 128x [Whiptail], 16x [Crystal Vial], 64x [Azshara's Veil] and 64x [Cinderbloom].
8x [Albino Cavefish] fished from mercury in Deepholm.


Patch changes

  • Cataclysm Patch 4.2.2 (2011-08-30): Use description changed slightly.
    Previous description: Teaches you how to transform into a dragon, allowing you to fly very fast and carry an ally on your back.
  • Cataclysm Hotfix (2010-12-14): The Alchemy mount Vial of the Sands is no longer Bind-on-Pickup.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.3a (2010-11-23): Added.

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