Mounts in World of Warcraft have really evolved since their inception in 2004. Originally player-owned mounts were very expensive, a sign a prestige, and only allowed you to move slightly faster between locations. These days, they are more than just a mobility tool. Certain mounts come with incredible quality of life features that can make or break your farming or mythic+ runs.
We will look at all of the WoW mounts with vendors, show you how to get them, and explain why you need to add them your collection. This list will be in chronological order of their addition to the game. It’s unknown if Shadowlands has a similar type of mount, but if it does, this article will be updated with it.
There are currently 3 vendor mounts in World of Warcraft.
TRAVELER’S TUNDRA MAMMOTH
The Reins of the Traveler’s Tundra Mammoth was the first vendor mount to be added to the game back in Wrath of the Lich King. As it stands, it is still the cheapest repair mount in WoW.
This was a really exciting addition, as nothing like this had been seen before. Raid groups always had to rely on someone having a repair bot in their group if they needed to repair, or they had to ask their Warlocks really nicely to make a summoning stone so they could Hearthstone out and get repaired.
Not only can you repair and vendor items on this mount, but you can also purchase food that’s useful for levels up to 80. Obviously this is a bit obsolete now, but at the time it was very useful.
The Traveler’s Tundra Mammoth can be purchased from Mei Francis for 20,000 gold, without faction rep reductions. 20,000 gold was ‘worth’ a lot more in WotLK than it is now, and it was a great feat to pick this mount up.
Mei can be found in old Dalaran at 57.6, 42.6.
GRAND EXPEDITION YAK
Second on the list is the Reins of the Grand Expedition Yak, which came with the Mists of Pandaria expansion. This yak looks aesthetically a lot more interesting than the tundra, with a bigger price to boot!
Why purchase the Grand Expedition Yak over the Mammoth? Transmogs! This mount not only has repair and vendor options, but it also has an NPC that will allow you, or anyone else for that matter, transmogrify their gear.
For those who are constantly running to the nearest transmog NPC, this mount can be a real time saver. I’m quite guilty for having to transmog a new piece of gear the second I equip it, if it breaks the nice look of my character. Nothing worse than having exquisite glowing armour, with weird looking brown leather shoulders.
The Grand Expedition Yak can be purchased for 120,000 gold from Uncle Bigpocket in Kun-Lai Summit. This yak connoisseur can be found at coordinates 65.4, 61.6.
MIGHTY CARAVAN BRUTOSAUR
The Reins of the Mighty Caravan Brutosaur is the bid daddy of the mount vendor world. This mount was added in Battle for Azeroth, and is probably one of the most infamous mounts in the game currently. Why is that you ask? Well, there are two reasons.
Firstly, this mount is HUGE. Absolutely massive. Which is understandable as it’s a dinosaur.
Secondly, is it’s price. The mount is 5,000,000 gold. You read that correctly, 5 million gold. The reason for its immense price is due to one of the NPCs the mount has equipped. Like the Yak and Mammoth, you can vendor items or repair gear, but the Brutosaur has something else. It has it’s own auction house NPC!
I obviously don’t have to elaborate on how useful it would be to have an on-demand auction house pop up next to you whenever you please, but I will anyway. Bags full from farming herbs and ore? No problem, sell them straight to the auction house. Trying to camp the auction house for a specific item that rarely shows? No problem, just keep periodically checking whilst you’re out adventuring.
Now, before you get excited and start working out how long it will take you to farm 5 million gold, I have some bad news. The Mighty Caravan Bruosaur, A.K.A longboi, is being REMOVED during Shadowlands pre-patch. So if you’re reading this now and you have a few silver to your name, you’re probably out of luck.
However, Blizzard have said that this mount will show up on the Black Market Auction House occasionally, but I can assure you that you will end up spending far more than the original 5 million gold price.
This mount can be bought from two places, depending on your faction.
Horde: Talutu in Dazar’alor (48.6, 87.0).
Alliance: Tricky Nick in Boralus (56.7 46.3).
FINAL THOUGHTS: WOW MOUNTS WITH VENDORS AND REPAIR NPCS
Hopefully this list of mounts with vendors has been useful, as well as my little bit of history added to each entry. Having at least one of these mounts provides such a fantastic quality of life boost, you’ll be thinking how you ever managed before you bought one.
Also, don’t feel like you ‘need’ all of them. Most people I know only use the mammoth, as it’s the cheapest vendor and repair option available, and only takes an hour or two farming in order to afford it.
If you’ve got your sights on the Brutosaur, I wish you the best of luck, and hope you manage to get it before it’s banished to the depths of the BMAH.