Vanguard Mount Guide



Vanguard Mount Guide by Warriormonk

I couldn’t find a guide to mounts online and the information concerning mounts seems to be scattered all over various sites and forums. So i decided to make one.

If someone has info to add or some info is wrong, please let me know and I’ll edit the post.

Vanguard Mount Guide

Vendor Mounts

Horses:
Tier 1 horse (Young): +40 ground speed, +20 stability, required level 10
Tier 2 horse (Untrained): +50 ground speed, +30 stability, required level 20
Tier 3 horse (Trained): +60 ground speed, +40 stability, required level 30
Tier 4 horse (Venerable): +70 ground speed, +50 stability, required level 40

Can be bought from horse vendors in various cities.

From Tiers 1 – 3 they come in 7 variations of color: Sooty Brown, Dark Brown, Light Brown, Pure Brown, Dusky Brown, Dark Grey, and Light Grey.

Tier 4 horses come in 9 variations: Light Brown, Brown, Dark Brown, Light Grey, Grey, Black, White, Black and Grey, and Black and White.

Pictures of horses and the camels can be seen here

Horse Prices
Tier 1: 12s, 50c
Tier 2: 3g
Tier 3: 10g
Tier 4: 50g

Camels:
Untrained One Hump Camel or Untrained Two Hump Camel: +50 ground speed, +30 stability, required level 20
Trained One Hump Camel
or Trained Two Hump Camel: +60 ground speed, +40 stability, required level 30
Venerable One Hump Camel
or Venerable Two Hump Camel: +70 ground speed, +50 stability, required level 40

Camels can be bought in Qalia in the Tauthien Delta zone from Cal Kamelott. He is West of the Tauthien Delta Riftway in an oasis. They start at Tier 2 (required level 20) and are the same stat-wise as horses.

Here is a link to a map of his location and a short guide

Camel Prices
Tier 2: 3g for 1 hump, 3g 25s for 2 humps
Tier 3: 10g for 1 hump, 10g 25s for 2 humps
Tier 4: 1 platinum for 1 or 2 humps
Diplomacy Mounts

Young Courier Horse: +35 ground speed, +20 stability, required level 1
Matured Courier Horse: +48 ground speed, +30 stability, required level 15
Trained Courier Horse: +71 ground speed, +48 stability, required level 15 (need lev 30 to use the upgrade book)

Towards the end of your racial diplomacy tutorial quests players can recieve a free mount, the Young Courier Horse.

Isle of Dawn players will be led to a quest involving the gray knights that will result in the same horse reward plus a prestigous bauble. You can find 3 versions of this quest in each of the three areas that are your choices to teleport too from the isle of dawn by using the riftway.
They are Diplomat’s Saga: Kojani Storms (Kojan), Diplomat’s Saga: The Thestran Dead (Thestra) or Diplomat’s Saga: Sands of Qalia (Qalia)

There are quests for each continent that reward the Tier 2 mount. On Thestra it starts with Deliver the Proclamations. On Kojan it is A Poet’s Request. On Qalia it is Deliveries for Haftan.

There are also two books that upgrade your mounts. The Courier Horse Basic Training Manual upgrades your Young Courier Horse to a Matured Courier Horse. The Courier Horse Advanced Training Manual will upgrade your Matured Courier Horse to a Trained Courier Horse. Currently it is the only way to get the Tier 3 diplomacy horse. You must be level 30 to use the Tier 3 book however. They are both rare, random drops from civic diplomacy parleys.

Shadowhound and Unicorn

Both Mounts: +70 ground speed, +50 stability, required level 30
Both mounts are obtained through a long series of quests.

For the Shadowhound, it starts in Martok with the quest “Shadowhound Counsel” from Witch Doctor Ravik.
Complete guide by Slyde is here

For the Unicorn, it starts by obtaining a unicorn horn from Zar Ritualists in the Congregation of the Zar. Activate the horn to start the quest. Complete guide by Slyde is here

Faction Mounts

Level 30 mount: +70 ground speed, +50 stability, required level 30
Level 50 mount: +90 ground speed, +70 stability, required level 50

Faction Mounts are obtained by turning in faction coins to a city that has the faction mount you want.

At level 10 you can talk to an npc in the city you want to gain faction for, choose the dialogue option to fight for that city, and wear the diplomacy necklace given to you to collect the faction coins from mobs that give you xp. They drop randomly and are automatically added to your inventory.

You will gain copper, silver, and gold faction coins depending on your level and they will be turned in for faction points for the city.
You can gain platinum faction coins from boss mobs who are not grey to you and whose names are all in CAPS. These are what you use to pay for the mount.
You can also get ancient platinum coins through various means such as crafting or diplomacy. These can be exchanged for platinum coins of any city faction.

1 copper coin = 1 city faction
1 silver coin = 10 city faction
1 gold coin = 100 city faction

The level 30 mount costs 50 platinum faction coins and requires 1000 city faction, the level 50 mount is 150 platinum faction coins, or 100 platinum faction coins if you turn in your level 30 mount, and 18,000 city faction.

WARNING – Be aware you will lose faction from opposing cities and may become Kill on Sight to those cities. You will also lose citizen faction which, when it gets below a certain point, you will be unable to aquire quests or use vendors from that city. If you want to remove the KoS status, you need to raise your faction again with the cities that hate you by killing mobs, diplomacy, or crafting work orders that give positive faction for those cities.

Faction Mount Pictures and Guide by Kayoss. A guide can be found here.

Flying Mounts

Pegasus: +110 air speed, +70 ground speed, required level 10
The Pegasus is aquired the same way as faction mounts. However they cost 450(?) platinum coins and 18,000 city faction.

Venerable Wyvern: +305 air speed, +85 ground speed, required level 45
Obtained from a quest in the Ancient Port Warehouse. You get the quest to kill Kotasoth in the APW basement. Once the quest is complete, you recieve an incubator.  You get a randomly colored wyvern egg as a drop from Dresla in the forgotten peninsula in SE Qalia. She drops 1 egg per kill. After obtaining the incubator and egg, you combine them to create your wyvern mount. Guide to Ancient Port Warehouse

Young Griffon: +190 air speed, +70 ground speed, required level 45

Venerable Griffon: +320 air speed, +70 ground speed, required level 45
Long quest series involving raids. Vanguard Griffon Quest Guide

Rented Mounts

All rented mounts: +190 air speed, +40 ground speed,+20 stability, required level 1
Players can rent Pegasus, Griffon, and Wyvern mounts across Telon for 25 copper for 5 minutes.
Miscellaneous and Reward Mounts

Varanthari Horse: +35 ground speed, +10 stability, required level 7
Varanthari characters recieve a reward of a horse during their beginner quests.

Wingless Wyrm: +100 ground speed, +80 stability, required level 40
Ultra rare drop from t4 crates in Shores of Darkness.
Wingless Wyrm picture from the forums.

Akande’s Demon Hound: +90 ground speed, +70 stability, required level 40
Drops from Akande the Butcher in Old Targonor.
Demon hound picture

Randolph the Reindeer (during holiday): +150 air speed, +40 ground speed, +20 stability, required level1

Randolph the Reindeer (after holiday): +40 ground speed, +20 stability, required level1
Given out by a goblin in the major cities last christmas.
Randolph the Reindeer picture

Elder Pack Camel: +30 ground speed, +15 stability, required level 1
A veteran claimable reward.
Elder Pack Camel picture

Zarajian Arena Camel: +70 ground speed, +10 stability, required level 35
Requires 1000 arena coins.
Zarajian Arena Camel picture

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