- Azure Drake and Blue Drake can be found inside Alexstrasza's Gift after defeating Malygos inside the Eye of Eternity in both 10 and 25-man versions. For a time during Wrath of the Lich King, the blue drake was a rare find in the after defeating Ley-Guardian Eregos inside The Oculus when using the Dungeon Finder. This change was made in patch 3.3.2 to encourage players to complete the instance instead of abandoning it.
- Black Drake drops from Sartharion in 10-man Obsidian Sanctum and the Twilight Drake in the 25-man version. These drakes will only drop if all three of Sartharion's Twilight Drake lieutenants are still alive when you engage him.
- Blazing Drake and Life-Binder's Handmaiden are rare drops from the Madness of Deathwing encounter in Dragon Soul on normal and heroic respectively.
- Bronze Drake is a 100% drop from Infinite Corruptor in heroic Culling of Stratholme.
- Experiment 12-B is a rare drop from Ultraxion in normal and heroic Dragon Soul.
- Infinite Timereaver has a chance to drop from any Timewalking boss.
- Island Thunderscale and Twilight Avenger are rare drops from Island expeditions.
- Onyxian Drake is a rare drop from Onyxia in Onyxia's Lair.
- Valarjar Stormwing is a possible drop from .
- Red Drake can be purchased from Cielstrasza <Wyrmrest Accord Quartermaster> for 2,000 when Exalted with The Wyrmrest Accord.
- Albino Drake is rewarded from .
- Emerald Drake is rewarded from .
- Twilight Harbinger is rewarded from .
- Uncorrupted Voidwing is rewarded from
Twilight drakes were rewarded for the Cataclysm arena seasons at level 85.
Storm drakes were rewarded for the Legion arena seasons at level 110.
- Mottled Drake can be obtained through the Worldbreaker TCG expansion set.
- Feldrake can be obtained through the Timewalkers: War of the Ancients TCG expansion set.
- The Heart of the Aspects is a unique, luminous drake directly purchasable from Blizzard for $25US or €20/£17, and scales with the player's riding skill and location.
- The Sylverian Dreamer can be directly purchasable from the Blizzard Shop or the In-Game Store for $25 or €25. It is also with a 6-month subscription bundle.
- Main article: Netherwing drake mounts
- Main article: Elemental drake mounts