Winged Steed of the Ebon Blade
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 1,000. This is the starting price without the discounts based on the death knight's reputation with the Knights of the Ebon Blade.
Notes & trivia
- Because all death knights start as Friendly with the Knights of the Ebon Blade, the actual starting price is only 950.
- 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.
- This mount is not account-wide. Just as a paladin must reach a certain level to learn their class mounts, or a druid their shapeshifting forms, each death knight character must buy their own to have one.
- 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 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Now has ground mount abilities, including swimming.
- 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.
- Patch 3.0.3 (2008-11-04): Added.