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Mounts are far more than a speed boost—they're a whole new way to explore the world of Tyria. Unlock and train your new companions using the max-level Mastery character progression system, and explore freely by leaping across canyons, bounding up high cliffs, and skimming over quicksand.

— Official site

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Mounts are creatures used to enhance travel through the Crystal Desert and the open world of Tyria. They are available exclusively through the Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire expansion. Two additional mounts can be obtained through the Living World Season 4.The Roller Beetle can be obtained in episode 3, Long Live the Lich, and the Skyscale can be obtained in episode 6, War Eternal. The Warclaw is available in WvW.

Types and acquisition[edit]

There were five mounts released with the Path of Fire expansion, each tied to the mastery system with their own mastery tracks. Living World Season 4 introduced two additional mounts, each with their own additional mastery tracks. Another mount, the Warclaw, was also introduced in WvW, with abilities tied to the World Experience system.

Each mount has its own unique set of abilities and characteristics; they also possess one offensive skill that, when used, also dismounts the player. Their skills are documented on the individual mount pages, linked from the first column of the following table.

Mount Acquisition Notes
Raptor Raptor Complete Sparking the Flame story mission.
  • Able to leap across large distances and wide canyons. Leap distance is increased further if Canyon Jumping is trained.
  • Pulls nearby enemies with Tail Spin if Round Up mastery is trained.
Springer Springer Complete Complete heart (map icon).png Help out around Highjump Ranch (80)
and purchase for 50  Trade Contract.png Trade Contracts and Gold coin.
(Requires Raptor mastery Canyon Jumping)
Skimmer Skimmer Complete Complete heart (map icon).png Use a skimmer to help with training around the ranch (80)
and purchase for 50  Trade Contract.png Trade Contracts and Gold coin.
(Requires Raptor mastery Canyon Jumping)
Jackal Jackal Complete Complete heart (map icon).png Help Drojkor, Spirit Squall, control jackals (80)
and purchase for 200  Trade Contract.png Trade Contracts and 20 Gold coin
(200  Trade Contract.png Trade Contracts and 30 Gold coin 40 Silver coin if heart not completed the day of purchase)
(Requires Springer mastery High Vault or Skimmer mastery Ride the Wind)
Griffon Griffon Completing the Open Skies collections
(Requires Path of Fire story to be completed)
Roller Beetle Roller Beetle Completing the Beetle Juice, Beetle Saddle, and Beetle Feed collections
(Requires Forearmed Is Forewarned story mission to be completed)
  • Runs over enemies; launches them if Wrecking Ball mastery is trained.
  • Gains velocity traveling down inclines; loses velocity traveling up inclines.
  • Bounces across pools of water when moving fast enough. (max 5)
  • Can break through certain walls to access hidden areas and break crystals to gain Volatile Magic if moving fast enough (requires Barrier Smash mastery) after using Turbo Boost or Roll Out.
  • Can do tricks while airborne to regain endurance (requires Big Air mastery). Lose endurance on improper landings.
  • Can drift while traveling at high speeds allowing sharp turns. Gains endurance while drifting.
Warclaw Warclaw Purchased from Elvie the Warclaw Tender for 8 Gold coin
(Requires completion of Warclaw Companion achievement)
  • Usable in World vs World
  • The following abilities can be unlocked by using World Ability Points (abilities are not usable in PvE)
    • Allows unmounted allies to move at the same speed as the warclaw
    • Finish downed enemies using its engage skill
    • Mark enemies on the map using Sniff
    • Damage gates using Chain Pull
    • Can dismount enemy mounted players using a Lance
Skyscale Skyscale Speak with Gorrik and complete the relevant collections.
(Requires War Eternal to be completed)
  • Able to fly in all directions and hover in place.
  • Immune to falling damage.
  • Sticks to vertical walls and other vertical map collisions by moving forward against them. Can leap off them to recharge the flight meter with the Wall Launch mastery.
  • Can collect Volatile Magic to refill the flight meter and gain higher altitude.
  • Can repair Reality Rifts with the Rift Repair mastery.
  • Certain mounts can be rented for a short time during festivals and for certain adventures and may only be used in the map they were rented in.

Mechanics[edit]

Once unlocked, mounts can be used by any character on the player's account. Mounts can be summoned any time using the X default key. Right-clicking the skill icon will also allow you to choose one of your unlocked mounts. Pressing the same key will dismount you a short distance from the ground, meaning you can dismount and then glide. Player characters themselves are immune to fall damage while mounted; with certain exceptions, they will instead be forcibly dismounted and knocked down. This does not, however, impact the mount in any way; the player can mount again once the character recovers.

A player cannot mount while in combat, in a Mounts Disabled zone, or an area where the mount would not fit. Being in combat does not affect the movement speed of a mount. Entering a Mounts Disabled.png Mounts Disabled zone will dismount the player.

Mounts' health, stamina and engage skill damage are all separate and independent from the player's gear.

Default key for Mount Action 1 is V and Mount Action 2 is C. A mount's Engage skill is triggered with 1. See the individual mount pages for further skill details.

Mastery skills[edit]

The following additional skills are unlocked and available on all mounts when their respective mastery is fully trained.

Skill Recharge time Description Mastery
6 Bond of Life.png Bond of Life 180 Temporarily grant your mount the use of your own health pool at the risk of being downed in your mount's place. Bond of Life (mastery).png Bond of Life
7 Bond of Vigor.png Bond of Vigor 60 Increase your mount's endurance regeneration. Bond of Vigor (mastery).png Bond of Vigor
8 Bond of Faith.png Bond of Faith 30 Launch off of your mount! Bond of Faith (mastery).png Bond of Faith
9 Stealth (mount).png Stealth 40 Grants stealth to you and your mount. Ash Legion Mount Stealth.png Ash Legion Mount Stealth
9 Stealth (mount).png Stealth 2.0 30 Grants stealth to you and your mount. United Legions Waystation Mastery.png United Legions Waystation Mastery

Mount skins[edit]

Mount skins can be unlocked account-wide by purchasing them in the Gem Store. The skins have only cosmetic effects; there are no gameplay advantages associated with them.

List of mount skins[edit]

See also: Gallery of mount skins
Raptor
Archaius Sprinter Archaius Sprinter
Aurene's Prismatic Raptor Aurene's Prismatic Raptor
Auric Salamander Auric Salamander
Awakened Raptor Awakened Raptor
Bioluminescent Raptor Bioluminescent Raptor
Branded Raptor Branded Raptor
Canthan Raptor Canthan Raptor *
Canyon Spiketail Canyon Spiketail
Coastal Spiketail Coastal Spiketail
Cozy Wintersday Raptor Cozy Wintersday Raptor
Crested Plainsrunner Crested Plainsrunner
Darkmist Prowler Darkmist Prowler *
Dreadnought Dreadnought
Dzalana Ice Scale Dzalana Ice Scale
Exalted Gate Guardian Exalted Gate Guardian
Exo-Suit Raptor Exo-Suit Raptor
Flamelander Flamelander
Gallant Lightbearer Gallant Lightbearer
Lahtenda Bog Hunter Lahtenda Bog Hunter
Lithosol Lithosol
Luminous Prowler Luminous Prowler
Mad King Raptor Mad King Raptor
Mad Realm Raptor Mad Realm Raptor
Marshland Salamander Marshland Salamander
Masked Runner Masked Runner
Ntouka Snakescale Ntouka Snakescale
Primeval Primeval
Primordial Raptor Primordial Raptor
Raptor Raptor
Resplendent Avialan Resplendent Avialan
Roadrunner Roadrunner
Savannah Monitor Savannah Monitor
Shiverpeaks Raptor Shiverpeaks Raptor
Spooky Raptor Spooky Raptor
Starscale Starscale
Storm Ridge Storm Ridge
Striped Jarin Striped Jarin
Striped Tri-horn Striped Tri-horn
Super Outlaw Raptor Super Outlaw Raptor
Veiled Chameleon Veiled Chameleon *
Vital Geode Vital Geode
Wild Trihorn Wild Trihorn
Springer
Alloyed Irontail Alloyed Irontail
Arctic Jerboa Arctic Jerboa
Awakened Springer Awakened Springer
Branded Springer Branded Springer
Brisban Brushtail Brisban Brushtail
Caledon Short-Tail Caledon Short-Tail
Cascade Heeler Cascade Heeler
Cozy Wintersday Springer Cozy Wintersday Springer
Desert Lop Desert Lop
Elonian Jackalope Elonian Jackalope
Exalted Ley Vaulter Exalted Ley Vaulter
Exo-Suit Springer Exo-Suit Springer
Infernal Horror Infernal Horror
Issnur Long Hair Issnur Long Hair
Kourna Jackrabbit Kourna Jackrabbit
Krytan Lop Krytan Lop
Mad King Springer Mad King Springer
Mad Realm Springer Mad Realm Springer
Maguuma Jackrabbit Maguuma Jackrabbit
Painted Mesa Painted Mesa
Primal Hare Primal Hare
Primeval Primeval
Sargol Thunderer Sargol Thunderer
Savannah Stripetail Savannah Stripetail
Shiverpeaks Springer Shiverpeaks Springer
Sinister Feline Sinister Feline *
Spooky Springer Spooky Springer
Spotted Springtail Spotted Springtail
Springer Springer
Starfall Starfall
Summit Wildhorn Summit Wildhorn
Sun Temple Gecko Sun Temple Gecko
Tawny Hare Tawny Hare
Timberland Badged Timberland Badged
Vital Geode Vital Geode
Windy Spot Windy Spot
Woodland Sprite Woodland Sprite *
Skimmer
Arid Hammerhead Arid Hammerhead
Awakened Skimmer Awakened Skimmer
Banded Wave Fin Banded Wave Fin
Branded Skimmer Branded Skimmer
Bright Ringfin Bright Ringfin
Cozy Wintersday Skimmer Cozy Wintersday Skimmer
Dajkah Lantern Dajkah Lantern
Elonian Waverider Elonian Waverider
Exalted Sea Sentry Exalted Sea Sentry *
Exo-Suit Skimmer Exo-Suit Skimmer
Iceberg Iceberg
Lithosol Lithosol
Luminous Ray Luminous Ray
Mad King Skimmer Mad King Skimmer
Mad Realm Skimmer Mad Realm Skimmer
Magnificent Hummingbird Magnificent Hummingbird
Mossback Mossback *
Oasis Skate Oasis Skate
Oceanic Broadtail Oceanic Broadtail
Oceanic Ray Oceanic Ray
Open Ocean Glaucus Open Ocean Glaucus *
Primeval Skimmer Primeval Skimmer
Primus Beta Primus Beta
River Moth Wing River Moth Wing
Sand Souled Sand Souled
Shell Surfer Shell Surfer
Shiverpeaks Skimmer Shiverpeaks Skimmer
Skimmer Skimmer
Southsun Torpedo Southsun Torpedo
Spined Longtail Spined Longtail
Spooky Skimmer Spooky Skimmer
Spotted Orchid Spotted Orchid
Stardrift Stardrift
Umbral Demon Umbral Demon
Volcanic Ray Volcanic Ray
Jackal
Alloyed Quicksilver Alloyed Quicksilver
Awakened Jackal Awakened Jackal
Banded Mystic Banded Mystic
Branded Jackal Branded Jackal
Ceylon Cut Ceylon Cut
Cozy Wintersday Jackal Cozy Wintersday Jackal
Crowned Ancient Crowned Ancient
Darkmist Moorhound Darkmist Moorhound
Desert Shiba Desert Shiba *
Dune Mastiff Dune Mastiff
Exalted Ley Hunter Exalted Ley Hunter
Exo-Suit Jackal Exo-Suit Jackal
Fulgurite Ridgeback Fulgurite Ridgeback
Iceflow Iceflow
Jackal Jackal
Kintsugi Jackal Kintsugi Jackal
Liminal Moorhound Liminal Moorhound
Lucent Sands Lucent Sands
Luminous Jackal Luminous Jackal
Mad King Jackal Mad King Jackal
Mad Realm Jackal Mad Realm Jackal
Mirror Masked Mirror Masked
Mordrem Alpha Mordrem Alpha
Noble Aurochs Noble Aurochs *
Polished Stone Polished Stone
Primal Spirit Primal Spirit
Primeval Primeval
Pyroclast Pyroclast
Reforged Warhound Reforged Warhound
Royal Anubis Royal Anubis *
Shiverpeaks Jackal Shiverpeaks Jackal
Shrine Guardian Shrine Guardian
Sleek Dunerunner Sleek Dunerunner
Spooky Jackal Spooky Jackal
Stardust Stardust
Sun Stalker Sun Stalker
Tidal Lightpaw Tidal Lightpaw *
Twin Sands Twin Sands
Vabbian Lightpaw Vabbian Lightpaw
Griffon
Arctic Icewing Arctic Icewing
Awakened Griffon Awakened Griffon
Badlands Stalker Badlands Stalker
Branded Griffon Branded Griffon
Clouded Corvus Clouded Corvus
Cozy Wintersday Griffon Cozy Wintersday Griffon
Crested Southernland Crested Southernland *
Crowned Skyfisher Crowned Skyfisher
Darkmist Shrike Darkmist Shrike
Exalted Sky Sentry Exalted Sky Sentry
Exo-Suit Griffon Exo-Suit Griffon
Fire Pinion Fire Pinion
Gendarran Hawkeye Gendarran Hawkeye
Grand Lion Grand Lion
Griffon Griffon
Highlands Harrier Highlands Harrier
Istani Bald Istani Bald
Kournan Bright-Tail Kournan Bright-Tail
Lithosol Lithosol
Luminous Hunter Luminous Hunter
Mad King Griffon Mad King Griffon
Mad Realm Griffon Mad Realm Griffon
Nightfang Nightfang
Northern Feather Wing Northern Feather Wing
Phosphor Coast Osprey Phosphor Coast Osprey *
Plush Griffon Plush Griffon *
Point-Tipped Corvus Point-Tipped Corvus
Primeval Primeval
Sacred Pegasus Sacred Pegasus
Sand Souled Sand Souled
Shiverpeaks Griffon Shiverpeaks Griffon
Shiverpeaks Pileated Shiverpeaks Pileated
Sky Bandit Sky Bandit
Snow Stalker Snow Stalker
Spooky Griffon Spooky Griffon
Spotted Sylph Spotted Sylph
Starbound Starbound
Storm Chaser Storm Chaser
Tufted Night Eye Tufted Night Eye
Roller Beetle
Alloyed Construct Alloyed Construct
Arctic Razor Arctic Razor
Awakened Roller Beetle Awakened Roller Beetle
Branded Roller Beetle Branded Roller Beetle
Colossal Ladybird Colossal Ladybird
Deep Desert Scarab Deep Desert Scarab
Exo-Suit Roller Beetle Exo-Suit Roller Beetle
Flame-Brushed Roller Beetle Flame-Brushed Roller Beetle *
Funerary Scarab Funerary Scarab
Jagged Kournan Jagged Kournan
Luminous Roller Luminous Roller
Nautiloid Nautiloid
Ntouka Snakeshell Ntouka Snakeshell
Primeval Primeval
Roller Beetle Roller Beetle
Starshell Starshell
Striped Bahdzan Striped Bahdzan
Synergetics Gyrocycle Synergetics Gyrocycle
Trailblazer Trailblazer
Tremor Armadillo Tremor Armadillo
Warclaw
Assault Warclaw Assault Warclaw
Bighorn Charger Bighorn Charger
Branded Warclaw Branded Warclaw
Embermane Warclaw Embermane Warclaw
Exalted Mists Champion Exalted Mists Champion
Guildrider Warclaw Guildrider Warclaw
Iceforged Reaver Iceforged Reaver
Luminous Raider Luminous Raider *
Mad Realm Warclaw Mad Realm Warclaw
Outrider Warclaw Outrider Warclaw
Sand Lion Sand Lion
Savage Gladiator Savage Gladiator
Starclaw Starclaw
Stormclaw Stormclaw
Tundra Grimalkin Tundra Grimalkin *
Vanguard Warclaw Vanguard Warclaw
Vigilant Saberclaw Vigilant Saberclaw
Vital Geode Vital Geode
War-Torn Marauder War-Torn Marauder
Warclaw Warclaw
Skyscale
Aurene's Prismatic Skyscale Aurene's Prismatic Skyscale *
Axejaw Skyscale Axejaw Skyscale
Bearded Dragon Bearded Dragon
Bioluminescent Skyscale Bioluminescent Skyscale
Branded Skyscale Branded Skyscale
Broad-Horn Bull Broad-Horn Bull
Caldera Skyscale Caldera Skyscale
Cozy Wintersday Skyscale Cozy Wintersday Skyscale
Dark Monarch Skyscale Dark Monarch Skyscale
Exalted Sky Emperor Exalted Sky Emperor
Flare-Marked Skyscale Flare-Marked Skyscale
Frostsoul Skyscale Frostsoul Skyscale
Gilded Shortfang Gilded Shortfang *
Glademire Glademire
Incarnate Flame Incarnate Flame
Lunar Maned Skyscale Lunar Maned Skyscale *
Moth-Marked Skyscale Moth-Marked Skyscale
Shattered Nightscale Shattered Nightscale
Shimmerwing Shimmerwing
Skyscale Skyscale
Speckled Shortfang Speckled Shortfang
Stargaze Stargaze *
Stripe-Winged Skyscale Stripe-Winged Skyscale
Venomous Greathorn Venomous Greathorn

(*) The mounts in the marked rows either don't appear in API:2/account/mounts/skins and API:2/mounts/skins and/or don't have an id set. Therefore it cannot be checked if the skins have been unlocked.

Gallery[edit]

Notes[edit]

  • Mounts can be dyed.
  • The Options game menu allows you to set key bindings for specific mounts after you've unlocked them. There are no default keybindings for selecting specific mounts.
  • Mounts benefit from certain bonuses from runes, sigils, food, and utility items, but not profession-specific bonuses.
  • The mount endurance bar percentage is shared between mounts, but not shared with the endurance bar when dismounted. It regenerates normally while dismounted, which means rapidly re-mounting (including to a different mount) may mean the mount will not be at full endurance.
  • Mounts can be rented during seasonal festivals, even by players without access to Path of Fire.
  • Mounts interact strangely with stat boosting banners. They gain 0 of one stat and a massively boosted amount of the other.
  • Mounting destroys most allies summoned using skills, like Ranger spirits, or elementals from either Glyph of Elementals or Glyph of Lesser Elementals. However, Necromancer minions are sometimes respawned after using an Engage skill or the Dismount skill. However, they are still sometimes destroyed; this appears to happen when mounting too soon after dismounting, possibly before minions have finished their spawning animation.
  • Stowed pets from Ranger won't spawn and attack after engaging battle with a mount attack.
  • A Holosmith's heat bar is instantly set to 0 upon mounting, even if they are currently overheating or have Photonic Blasting Module traited.
  • A Daredevil will have 100 endurance upon dismounting instead of 150.
  • The default mount setting of WvW sometimes overrides the PvE setting. This happens consistently when leaving WvW while mounted.

Trivia[edit]

  • Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns introduced enemies which used mounts, namely the Zintl Cavalier and the Mordrem Guard Cavalier. However, these enemies did not use a proper mount system. Instead, the mounted enemy would begin attacking as a singular enemy model with shared animations and a single health pool which was replaced by two "unmounted" models with a reduced health pool via a transitional shakeoff animation after the enemy had received a certain amount of damage.
  • Some skritt, such as Tirabikkr and Uttakkt, can be seen using boars as their mounts.
  • Only the Raptor mount and its first two mastery skills were available during the Path of Fire preview weekend. It could still be dyed during preview.
  • Mount sizes do not scale based on the race of the player character; instead they scale based on the height of the character. For example, a short asura will ride a raptor that is the same size as a raptor that a short charr rides.
  • Mount health scales based on the level of the zone they are in.

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