Mount farming 101 – master post

So far my most popular post has been related to soloing raids – something I’ve mostly done for mounts.

However that post has a problem – it assumes that you’ve done the encounters at the level they were intended for and thus know the mechanics which can be ignored. And those which can’t.

Soloing raids in more details

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Mount farming – Firelands

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Oh Firelands; it’s red, red and even more red. There are also two mounts here. Both of which are, well, red!

mounts-flametalon Flametalon of Alysrazor Alysrazor
mounts-smoldering-egg Smoldering Egg of Millagazor Ragnaros

Both mounts have a 1% drop rate. They can drop on any difficulty and in any raid size.

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Mount farming: Mists world bosses

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Mists of Pandaria doesn’t just have mounts from raids; there are mounts from the four world bosses and Zandalari Warbringers – 7 mounts to be gained in total.

Whilst the Warbringers have a 5% drop rate for their mounts, the world bosses have a punishing 0.05% chance – or 1 in 2,000. Its that drop rate which partly inspired the post Never tell me the odds! – that low level of drops makes these the long tail “We’ll be doing this in Legion still, won’t we?” mount farming.

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Never tell me the odds!

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Now that I’ve farmed up most of the easier mounts, I’m left with a sinking feeling that the only ones left are the long tail mounts. The ones with an insanely low drop rate.

Which just means I end up having this clip playing in my head!

Don’t tell me the odds!

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Old content raid mounts farmed!

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Whilst I (slowly) write these 101 guides, I’ve been working on farming up the rare raid mounts from old content I still needed myself.

The last one I needed from old raid content dropped from Ji’Kun in the Throne of Thunder – its soloable, with major disclaimers!

This reset, the Clutch of Ji’Kun dropped!

Stats and other thoughts

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Mount farming: Ulduar

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There is only one mount in Ulduar, but its a special one – Mimiron’s Head. As usual, it has a 1% drop rate.

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Accumulating Apexis: Time to Strike

In Accumulating Apexis I wrote about grinding for apexis crystals by using the Assault on Skettis quest, purchasable for 200GR.

These days if you want to get apexis crystals you should run the Tanaan Jungle daily quests. Those, combined with the crystals mobs drop, will give you plenty.

However, Assault on Skettis still has a use – the Time to Strike weekend event

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Boost to 100

With the pre-order of Legion came not only the mount & pet, but also the boost to 100.

After the boost to 90 was included in the Warlords pre-order and I couldn’t use it, having leveled everything to 90 already, I deliberately kept back one character who the boost would be used on.

Boost to 100, the details

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