By flying you can get somewhere faster. In addition, you can see the world of World of Warcraft like never before. This article will not only show you how to obtain and use a flying beast as a mount, but also explain how to fly as a druid. It also explains how to unlock flying in Draenor.
Part 1 of 4: What you need
Step 1. You must have a basic driving skill, which you must improve to the Expert level
You get your first driving skill level when you reach level 20. If you don't already have the aforementioned, you should buy this.
Step 2. Reach level 60
At this point, you can purchase the Expert driving skill level, if you haven't already done so.
Step 3. See a flight instructor
The NPCs that can train you to fly can be found in the following areas:
- Borean Tundra: Maigra Keenfeather in Valiance Keep and Wind Rider Sabamba in Warsong Hold.
- Dalaran: Hira Snowdawn in Crystalsong Forest.
- Elwynn Forest: Bralla Cloudwing Dalene Stokx in Stormwind City.
- Hellfire Peninsula: Hargen Bronzewing in Honor Hold and Wind Rider Jahubo in Thrallmar.
- Orgrimmar: Maztha in Durotar.
- Shadowmoon Valley: Ilsa Blusterbrew in Wildhammer Stronghold and Olrokk in Shadowmoon Village.
- Sholazar Basin: Pilot Vic in River's Heart.
- Storm Peaks: Roxi Ramrocket in The K3.
- Vale of Eternal Blossoms: Cloudrunner Leng in the Shrine of Seven Stars and Skydancer Shun in the Shrine of Two Moons.
Step 4. Buy the Expert Driving Proficiency Level
This will cost you 250 gold pieces and let you fly at 150% of normal walking speed.
If you reach the Exhaulted reputation level with your current faction, you can purchase this skill level for 200 gold pieces
Step 5. Buy a flying mount from the flight instructor
It will cost you 50 gold pieces. Once you've joined the Alliance, you can buy a Gryphon. Once you have joined the Horde, you must go to Orgrimmar and buy a Windrider.
In Pandaria you cannot fly until you reach level 90. Riding most Pandarian mounts also requires a certain type of ability, such as the Cloud Serpent ability
Part 2 of 4: Riding and improving your flying mount
Step 1. Use the flying skill
Open the Spellbook and click on the 'Mounts' tab. There you will find the flying ability as a spell to use.
Step 2. Learn how to control your mount with the mouse
Click with the right mouse button to focus on something. Click the left mouse button to move forward, or use the appropriate key on your keyboard.
Step 3. Control your mount with the keyboard
This allows you to travel long distances and explore an area. Here's how to control your mount:
- Press W to move forward.
- Press S to go back.
- Tap A to rotate left and D to rotate right.
- Press Q to scroll left and E to scroll right.
- Press the spacebar once to take off and a second time to land.
Step 4. Reach level 70 to unlock Artisan Riding
It will cost you 5000 gold pieces and give your mount a speed equivalent to 280% of the standard walking speed.
Step 5. Reach level 80 to unlock Master Riding
It will cost you 5000 gold pieces and your mount will be able to fly at 310% of the standard walking speed.
Step 6. Know in which areas you can fly and how
Once you reach level 60 you can learn to fly. However, you must meet certain requirements to be able to fly in certain areas. In most cases, you will also need to purchase additional skills. Here's what you need to know:
- To fly in Kalimdor, Deepholm and Eastern Kingdoms you must first reach level 60, then visit a flight instructor and buy a Flight Master's License for 250 gold pieces.
- To fly in Northrend, you must reach level 68 and then visit a flight instructor to buy Cold Weather Flying for 500 gold pieces.
- To fly in Pandaria you must first reach level 90. Next, it's time to visit the flight instructor, who resides in your faction's sanctuary in the Vale of Eternal Blossoms, to learn from him for 2,500 gold pieces of Wisdom of the Four Winds.
- To fly in Outland you must have a driving skill level of 225. You do not need to purchase a Flight Master's License.
Part 3 of 4: Flying when you're a druid
Step 1. Learn the Journeyman and Apprentice Riding skills
Unlike flying mounts, you don't need the Expert Riding ability to use your flying form.
Step 2. Visit the trainer that corresponds to your level and learn Flight Form
This skill is available once you reach level 60. He will cost you 3 gold pieces.
Step 3. Know that every move will cause your druid to fly
If you don't want to fly you have to return to your original form, or sit down.
Step 4. Increase your movement speed to 280% of normal once you reach level 71
This will cost you 19 gold pieces.
Step 5. Know the limitations of the form you fly with
While flying has many advantages, such as increased speed and the fact that no hazards are generated, it also has its drawbacks. Below are a few things you should be aware of before using your travel mode:
- You cannot use it during combat.
- You cannot use it indoors.
- You cannot use it if you have already taken another form.
- You cannot fly in Northrend without first purchasing Cold Weather Flying (at level 68), and you cannot fly in Azeroth without first purchasing the Flight Master's License (at level 60).
Part 4 of 4: Unlock the Draenor Pathfinder to fly in Draenor
Step 1. Earn the Explore Draenor achievement
You must discover the following areas: Frostfire Ridge, Goregrond, Nagrand, Shadowmoon Valley, Spiers of Arak and Talador.
- To discover Frostfire Ridge you need to find: Bladespire Citadel, Bloodmaul Stronghold, Bones of Agurak, Colossal's Fall, Daggermaw Ravine, Frostwind Crag, Grimfrost Hill, Grom'gar, Iron Siegeworks, Iron Waystation, Magnarok, Stonefang Outpost, The Bean Slag, The Cracking Plains, Wor'gol.
- To discover Goregrond you need to find: Bastion Rise, Beastwatch, Crimson Fen, Deadgrin, Evermorn Springs, Everbloom Wilds, Grimrail Depot, Gronn Canyon, Highpass, Iyun Weald, Stonemaul Arena, Tangleheart, The Iron Approach and The Pit.
- To discover Nagrand you need to find the following: Ancestral Grounds, Broken Precipice, Gates of Grommashar, Hallvalor, Highmaul Harbor, Ironfist Harbor, Lok-rath, Mar'gok's Overwatch, Mok'gol Watchpost, Oshu'gun, Telaar, The Ring of Blood, Throne of the Elements, The Ring of Trials and Zangar Shore.
- To discover Shadowmoon you need to find the following: Anguish Fortress, Darktide Roost, Elodor, Embaari Village, Gloomshade Grove, Gul'var, Isle of Shadows, Karabor, Shaz'gul, Socrethar's Rise and The Shimmer Moor.
- To discover Spies of Arak you need to find: Admiral Taylor's Garrison, Axefall, Bladefist Hold, Bloodmane Valley, Lost Veil Anzu, Pinchwhistle Gearworks, Pinchwhistle Point, Ravenskar, Sethekk Hollow, Skettis, Southport, Terrace of Dawn, The Howling Crag, The Writhing Mire, Veil Akraz, Veil Zekk and Windswept Terrace.
- To discover Talador you need to find: Anchorite's Sojourn, Aruuna, Auchindoun, Court of Souls, Duskfall Island, Fort Wrynn, Gordal Fortress, Gul'rok, Orunai Coast, Shattrath City, Telmor, The Path of Glory, Tomb of Lights, Tuurem and Zangarra.
Step 2. Complete all story quests
You can find them in Frostfire Ridge (for Horde players only), Goregrond, Nagrand, Shadowmoon Valley (for Alliance players only), Spiers of Arak, and Talador.
Step 3. Earn the Master Treasure Hunter achievement
You need to find 100 treasures in Draenor. Tannan jungle treasures don't count here.
Step 4. Complete the 12 Apexis Day Quests to earn the Securing Draenor achievement
They're the same whether you're part of the Alliance or the Horde. Below is a list of the 12 quests:
- Assault on the Broken Precipice, Assault on Darktide Roost
- Assault on the Everbloom Wilds
- Assault on Pillars of Fate, Assault on the Pit
- Assault on Shattrath Harbor, Assault on Skettis, Assault on Socrethar's Rise, Assault on Stonefury Cliffs
- Assault on Mok'gol Watchpost.
Step 5. Achieve the Revered reputation among the three Tannan jungle factions
These are, as follows, the Tanaan Diplimat, Order of the Awakened/The Saberstalkers and Hand of the Prophet/Vol'jin's Headhunters.