For the NPC, see Winged Steed of the Ebon Blade (NPC).
  • Winged Steed of the Ebon Blade
  • Binds when picked up
  • Unique
  • Mount
  • Use: Teaches you how to summon this mount.  This is a flying mount.
  • Classes: Death Knight
  • Requires Level 60
  • Requires Expert Riding
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Winged Steed in Hellfire Peninsula

The Winged Steed of the Ebon Blade is an epic flying mount only available to death knights.


This death knight-only flying mount can be purchased from Dread Commander Thalanor in Acherus: The Ebon Hold for 1,000g. This is the starting price without the discounts based on the death knight's reputation with the Knights of the Ebon Blade.

A Death Knight Exalted with the Knights of the Ebon Blade or a Death Knight Goblin can buy the Steed for 700g, reducing the cost quite a lot.

When Acherus moves to the Broken Isles, Quartermaster Ozorg sells it for 1,000g only. As he is factionless, it is best to purchase the mount before experiencing Legion content.

Notes and trivia

  • Because all death knights start as Friendly with the Knights of the Ebon Blade, the actual starting price is only 950g.
  • This is the first and only class-specific flying mount (except flight forms, as they are not technically "mounts"), and one of the unique perks of the hero class.
  • It is the only gryphon mount available to Horde players.
  • Their model was changed in China due to not being allowed to show bones. They instead use a spectral gryphon-looking model.


Patch changes

  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Now has ground mount abilities, including swimming.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.1.0 (2011-04-26): Unlike many other smaller flying mounts with legs (such as gryphons, wyverns and hippogryphs), they were not given ground mount abilities.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.3 (2008-11-04): Added.

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