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How To Unlock Flying Mounts In World of Warcraft: Warlords Of Draenor

Patch 6.2.2 for World of Warcraft will finally allow players to use flying mounts in Warlords of Draenor zones. Gaining the ability to earn flying mounts isn't easy, though.

Players won't be able to simply buy a flight license this time around as they did in previous expansions. Instead, they have to earn a new meta-Achievement called "Draenor Pathfinder." Here's a step-by-step guide to completing it. The sections are ordered roughly by difficulty and time investment, with the easiest first.

Note: "Draenor Pathfinder" tracks your account-wide progress so it's possible to unlock it by completing the steps across multiple characters. However, you can't split up one of these five steps between different characters. For example, "Tanaan Diplomat" can only be unlocked by getting Revered with three Tanaan Jungle factions on one character. You can't acquire it by getting Revered with one faction on one character and two on another.

Explore All Regions of Draenor

If you've been level 100 for awhile, you might already have completed this step. If not, it's easy enough to knock out in one sitting. All you need to do is go to six zones in Warlords of Draenor (not Tanaan Jungle) and run through all the key regions.

This feat is much easier if you've got the navigation add-on TomTom. If you do, you can input all of the following waypoints (via Wowhead) to keep track of where you need to go. Use another add-on like Paste to copy/paste the full list into the game:

/way Frostfire Ridge 21.2 42.2 Bladespire Citadel

/way Frostfire Ridge 41.7 19.8 Bloodmaul Stronghold

/way Frostfire Ridge 82.9 61.0 Bones of Agurak

/way Frostfire Ridge 59.1 23.2 Colossal's Fall

/way Frostfire Ridge 36.0 21.9 Daggermaw Ravine

/way Frostfire Ridge 28.3 21.6 Frostwind Crag

/way Frostfire Ridge 65.7 46.9 Grimfrost Hill

/way Frostfire Ridge 62.6 57.3 Grom'gar

/way Frostfire Ridge 82.0 57.4 Iron Siegeworks

/way Frostfire Ridge 74.6 62.7 Iron Waystation

/way Frostfire Ridge 67.8 32.3 Magnarok

/way Frostfire Ridge 46.5 52.2 Stonefang Outpost

/way Frostfire Ridge 42.7 48.4 The Boneslag

/way Frostfire Ridge 54.4 42.4 The Cracking Plains

/way Frostfire Ridge 24.8 60.1 Wor'gol

/way Gorgrond 48.6 79.3 Bastion Rise

/way Gorgrond 45.4 71.1 Beaswatch

/way Gorgrond 50.9 69.9 Crimson Fen

/way Gorgrond 37.7 75.6 Deadgrin

/way Gorgrond 54.4 44.5 Everbloom Wilds

/way Gorgrond 54.4 33.3 Grimrail Depot

/way Gorgrond 46.4 45.2 Gronn Canyon

/way Gorgrond 52.3 59.9 Highpass

/way Gorgrond 43.3 20.9 The Iron Approach

/way Gorgrond 61.0 51.7 Iyun Weald

/way Gorgrond 47.6 38.7 The Pit

/way Gorgrond 43.0 66.3 Stonemaul Arena

/way Gorgrond 50.3 70.7 Tangleheart

/way Talador 78.1 55.3 Anchorite's Sojourn

/way Talador 79.0 43.8 Aruuna

/way Talador 49.8 60.2 Auchindoun

/way Talador 41.9 58.0 Court of Souls

/way Talador 70.5 57.0 Duskfall Island

/way Talador 68.3 21.5 Fort Wrynn

/way Talador 69.0 69.7 Gordal Fortress

/way Talador 38.0 79.1 Gul'rok

/way Talador 59.5 9.8 Orunai Coast

/way Talador 49.7 35.1 Shattrath City

/way Talador 46.6 89.1 Telmor

/way Talador 66.7 9.8 The Path of Glory

/way Talador 59.1 64.5 Tomb of Lights

/way Talador 59.6 32.3 Tuurem

/way Talador 78.5 27.8 Zangarra

/way Nagrand:Draenor 38.0 50.3 Ancestral Grounds

/way Nagrand:Draenor 73.1 68.8 Gates of Grommashar

/way Nagrand:Draenor 26.1 18.8 Highmaul Harbor

/way Nagrand:Draenor 58.3 48.5 Lok-rath

/way Nagrand:Draenor 41.0 37.6 Mok'gol Watchpost

/way Nagrand:Draenor 69.0 64.2 Telaar

/way Nagrand:Draenor 80.9 52.1 Ring of Trials

/way Nagrand:Draenor 85.7 26.9 Zangar Shore

/way Nagrand:Draenor 42.2 27.2 Broken Precipice

/way Nagrand:Draenor 84.9 50.9 Hallvalor

/way Nagrand:Draenor 43.9 74.9 Ironfist Harbor

/way Nagrand:Draenor 80.4 67.3 Mar'gok's Overwatch

/way Nagrand:Draenor 47.7 60.9 Oshu'gun

/way Nagrand:Draenor 55.9 15.2 Ring of Blood

/way Nagrand:Draenor 73.0 20.6 Throne of the Elements

/way Shadowmoon Valley:Draenor 28.6 35.6 Anguish Fortress

/way Shadowmoon Valley:Draenor 57.8 26.0 Elodor

/way Shadowmoon Valley:Draenor 36.1 27.5 Gloomshade Grove

/way Shadowmoon Valley:Draenor 79.3 46.7 Karabor

/way Shadowmoon Valley:Draenor 58.0 59.9 The Shimmer Moor

/way Shadowmoon Valley:Draenor 42.6 80.2 Isle of Shadows

/way Shadowmoon Valley:Draenor 59.9 80.3 Darktide Roost

/way Shadowmoon Valley:Draenor 43.2 35.1 Embaari Village

/way Shadowmoon Valley:Draenor 20.5 13.6 Gul'var

/way Shadowmoon Valley:Draenor 41.4 58.0 Shaz'gul

/way Shadowmoon Valley:Draenor 44.5 69.8 Socrethar's Rise

/way Spires of Arak 52.0 6.0 Skettis

/way Spires of Arak 36.4 42.4 The Writhing Mire

/way Spires of Arak 62.1 57.9 Veil Zekk

/way Spires of Arak 42.0 58.7 Southport

/way Spires of Arak 50.5 47.0 Terrace of Dawn

/way Spires of Arak 31.2 28.9 Bladefist Hold

/way Spires of Arak 73.1 34.0 Lost Veil Anzu

/way Spires of Arak 53.7 51.3 Ravenskar

/way Spires of Arak 39.9 44.7 Axefall

/way Spires of Arak 64.3 22.0 Howling Crag

/way Spires of Arak 56.4 85.6 Pinchwhistle Point

/way Spires of Arak 41.5 23.7 Veil Akraz

/way Spires of Arak 47.4 52.1 Windswept Terrace

/way Spires of Arak 64.3 49.7 Sethekk Hollow

/way Spires of Arak 40.0 49.1 Admiral Taylor's Garrison

/way Spires of Arak 61.3 70.3 Pinchwhistle Gearworks

/way Spires of Arak 48.3 61.4 Bloodmane Valley

If you've explored all the necessary locations, you'll receive the "Explore Draenor" achievement.

Collect 100 Treasure in Draenor

While you're exploring the zones, you may also want to knock out this second step. Draenor's zones have over 200 pieces of treasure for players to find. You'll need to find about half of them for the "Master Treasure Hunter" Achievement. The treasures in newest zone Tanaan Jungle don't count, though.

The easiest way to do this Achievement is by installing the DraenorTreasures add-on, which shows the treasures on your world map and can also guide you with an arrow. Aviana's Feather, an item earned from a Garrison Inn/Tavern quest that lets you fly temporarily, is a big help for getting some of the hard-to-reach collectibles.

Complete the Apexis Crystal Dailies

If you have a level 2 or 3 Garrison, you can start knocking out the "Securing Draenor" Achievement. The Achievement requires you to complete the following daily quests, which you can acquire at your Garrison:

  • Assault on the Iron Siegeworks, Assault on Magnarok, and Assault on Stonefury Cliffs (Frostfire Ridge)
  • Assault on Darktide Roost, Assault on Pillars of Fate, and Assault on Socrethar's Rise (Shadowmoon Valley)
  • Assault on Everbloom Wilds and Assault on the Pit (Gorgrond)
  • Assault on Shattrath Harbor (Talador)
  • Assault on Skettis (Spires of Arak)
  • Assault on the Broken Precipice and Assault on Mok'gol Watchpost (Nagrand)

These quests can and should be completed in groups. You can usually find a posse for each quest through the Group Finder Tool.

You can select one of these quests per day at your Garrison's Command Table. Additionally, you can get these quest by purchasing Scouting Missives from your Quartermaster for 200 Garrison Resources. Assault on the Pit is the only mission he doesn't sell Missives for.

Complete the Major Quests For Your Faction

Hopefully you did a fair amount of questing while you leveled up, or "Loremaster of Draenor" will take awhile. This Achievement requires you to beat the major quest lines for all five of your faction's questing zones. You'll unlock the "Loremaster" Achievement once you've completed the following zone-specific Achievements:

  • As I Walk Through the Valley of the Shadow of Moon (Alliance) / You'll Get Caught Up In The... Frostfire! (Horde)
  • Don't Let the Tala-door Hit You on the Way Out
  • Nagrandeur
  • Putting the Gore in Gorgrond
  • Between Arak and a Hard Place

Get Revered Reputation with Tanaan Factions

The last part of the Draenor Pathfinder meta-Achievement is the step you've probably made the least amount of headway on. It requires you to get Revered Reputation with three Tanaan Jungle factions introduced in Patch 6.2. Through quests in the new zone, you'll earn Revered with the Sabersalkers and Order of the Awakened. Horde players will also need to win over Voljin's Headhunters while Alliance players serve the Hand of the Prophet. Once you hit Revered with all three factions, you'll receive the "Tanaan Diplomat" Achievement.

Once you've finally completed all five steps for "Draenor Pathfinder," you'll be able to fly in Warlords of Draenor zones on all level 90+ characters. You'll also get a Soaring Skyterror mount as a reward for all your hard work.

Staff Writer at CinemaBlend.