Winged Steed of the Ebon Blade
- For the NPC, see Winged Steed of the Ebon Blade (NPC).
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 and 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.
- 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.