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
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
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.
|Raptor||Complete Sparking the Flame story mission.|
|Springer||Complete Help out around Highjump Ranch (80)
and purchase for 50 Trade Contracts and 1 .
(Requires Raptor mastery Canyon Jumping)
|Skimmer||Complete Use a skimmer to help with training around the ranch (80)
and purchase for 50 Trade Contracts and 4 .
(Requires Raptor mastery Canyon Jumping)
|Jackal||Complete Help Drojkor, Spirit Squall, control jackals (80)
and purchase for 200 Trade Contracts and 20
(200 Trade Contracts and 30 40 if heart not completed the day of purchase)
(Requires Springer mastery High Vault or Skimmer mastery Ride the Wind)
|Griffon||Completing the Open Skies collections
(Requires Path of Fire story to be completed)
|Roller Beetle||Completing the Beetle Juice, Beetle Saddle, and Beetle Feed collections
(Requires Forearmed Is Forewarned story mission to be completed)
|Warclaw||Purchased from Elvie the Warclaw Tender for 8
(Requires completion of Warclaw Companion achievement)
|Skyscale||Speak with Gorrik and complete the relevant collections.
(Requires War Eternal to be completed)
- 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.
Once unlocked, mounts can be used by any character on the player's account. Mounts can be summoned any time using the 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 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 Engage skill is triggered with . See the individual mount pages for further skill details.and Mount Action 2 is . A mount's
The following additional skills are unlocked and available on all mounts when their respective mastery is fully trained.
|6||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|
|7||Bond of Vigor||60||Increase your mount's endurance regeneration.||Bond of Vigor|
|8||Bond of Faith||30||Launch off of your mount!||Bond of Faith|
|9||Stealth||40||Grants stealth to you and your mount.||Ash Legion Mount Stealth|
|9||Stealth 2.0||30||Grants stealth to you and your mount.||United Legions Waystation Mastery|
List of mount skins
- See also: Gallery of mount skins
- 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.
- They gain the Toughness from having 1, 3, and 5 Snowfall runes.
- They benefit from Accuracy sigils in a currently equipped weapon. Superior Sigil of Accuracy causes the mount to have 11% baseline crit chance.
- They gain the +HP/second bonus from Tropical Peppermint Cakes, but not the Vitality bonus.
- They do not gain +Endurance regeneration from food or Vigor.
- 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.
- 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.
- Developer Diary: Joy of Movement on Mounts, GuildWars2.com
- Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire – Expansion Feature – Mounts, YouTube.com
- Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire – Developer Diary – Mounts, YouTube.com
- Mount Speed Information, Reddit.com
- Dev Comments/Video on Reddit regarding Griffon Use, Reddit.com
- How Guild Wars 2's mounts were made, rockpapershotgun.com