Winged Steed of the Ebon Blade

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  • 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
A death knight on a 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 & 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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