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Mounts are a gameplay mechanic which enables heroes to move quickly through the battleground. Players choose their hero's mount before entering the game, and can assign different mounts to different heroes. There are different types of mounts in the game, with the Horse and Battle Beast mounts being free mounts which are available to players from the start, and other mounts being available either by purchase from the store or by promotional means. Different mounts, however, do not provide any mechanical change and are purely cosmetic.
- 1 Gameplay
- 2 Mounts
- 3 Trivia
- 4 Gallery
- 5 See also
- 6 References
Gameplay[edit | edit source]
Heroes mount by pressing the Z key causing them to channel in place for .75 seconds, causing them to begin riding their mount. While mounted, heroes receive a 30% boost to their movement speed which allows them to cross the battleground or get to objectives quickly, however, taking damage, attacking, or using an ability will dismount immediately preventing the use of mounts in combat. Many active traits, such as Azmodan's Demon Lieutenant or Gazlowe's Salvager, are exceptions to this rule and do not dismount the hero on use.
Special Mounts[edit | edit source]
Some heroes have their mount button function changed. They cannot use any standard mounts (except D.Va, who uses a regular mount while in Pilot Mode).
- Abathur's "Deep Tunnel" lets him tunnel to any visible location.
- Brightwing's "Phase Shift" lets her channel to teleport to any allied hero, healing them on arrival.
- D.Va's "Mechanized Walker" passively reduces her movement speed but lets her attack while moving.
- Deathwing's "Dragonflight" lets him leave the map and recover lost health and Armor Plates, and can be reactivated to land in any visible location.
- Dehaka's "Brushstalker" lets him channel to tunnel to any Bush on the battlefield, and also increases his movement speed whenever he enters one.
- Falstad's "Flight" lets him fly to a target location within a large range.
- Gall's "Shove" lets him shove Cho a short distance and grants a brief movement speed boost.
- The Lost Vikings' "Go Go Go!" temporarily increases the speed of every Viking.
- Lúcio's "Wall Ride" passively increases his movement speed while riding on terrain.
- Lunara's "Dryad's Swiftness" passively increases her movement speed at all times.
- Medivh's "Raven Form" makes him invulnerable and able to pass over terrain.
- Probius' "Worker Rush" passively increases his movement speed and can be activated to further boost it, but the bonus falls off if he takes damage.
- Rehgar's "Ghost Wolf" has an instant cast time and is uninterrupted by damage, and also makes his basic attack lunge at the target.
- Sgt. Hammer's "Thrusters" can be activated for a large amount of movement speed temporarily.
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- Genji's level 1 "Agile Dismount" increases the range and lowers the cooldown of Cyber Agility while mounted.
- Hanzo's level 13 "Mounted Archery" grants 25% movement speed for 3 seconds when mounting and causes Natural Agility to instantly mount him.
- Junkrat's level 20 "I Hate Waiting!" permanently replaces his mount with a rocket that moves at 150% speed, but increases his mount cooldown to 12 seconds.
- Malthael's level 1 "On a Pale Horse" grants a passive 20% increased mount movement speed.
- Raynor's level 13 "Giddy-Up" increases mount speed by 8%.
- Yrel's level 7 "Divine Steed" makes her mount instant and grants 60% bonus movement speed for 3 seconds when mounting.
Mounts[edit | edit source]
Rare Mounts[edit | edit source]
|Horse||This horse is a horse, of course... of course.||120 / 75||The Horse, Almond Horse, and Onyx Horse are free.||
|Saddled Horse||The earliest known saddles date back to between 700 and 500 BC. Didn't think you'd learn something while looking at the Saddled Horse's backstory, did you?||120 / 75||
|Battle Beast||The home realm of the Battle Beasts has been lost to time, but these monstrous creatures have been found roaming even the farthest, most terrifying lands of the Nexus.||Free||
|Saddled Battle Beast||Don't let the saddle fool you. No Battle Beast can truly be tamed.||160 / 100||
|2016 Championship Banner||Why hang your championship banner from the dusty ol' rafters? Ride on top of it, and lord your victory over your foes instead!||160 / 100||This mount matches Azmodunk.||
|2017 Championship Banner||It takes a lot more than just school spirit to take home championship banner in the Nexus. It takes dedication, skill, and just a teensy bit of unchecked violence.||160 / 100||
Epic Mounts[edit | edit source]
|Corrupted Tombstone||Some corruptions can never truly be purged. Better to accept the new order of the cosmos, than to hold onto a dying truth.||350 / 400
525 / 600
|The default tint was available for completing the event quest of the 2018 Fall of King's Crest. Only one of the Tombstone mounts could be claimed by a single player during the event.|
|Cosmic Lion||Every member of the Cosmic Force forms a permanent and powerful bond with their Force-Beast and never, ever, stray from their battle partner's side. (All figures sold separately. CHOKING HAZARD: contains small parts.)||600||This mount matches Cosmic Force Valeera.||
|Eye Pad||Watch yourself. All-Seeing Eyes tend to see everything.||350 / 400||
|Festive Goblin||(2017 and on): Greatfather Winter's newest helper just arrived with a sack full of toys! Hey, wait... isn't he supposed to be giving out toys, not taking them? Someone stop that goblin!||400||This mount was awarded for playing 25 games during the 2016 Winter Veil. Since 2017, it has been made purchasable for shards as a regular seasonal mount.|
|(2016): Dash through the Nexus on a Festive Goblin mount during the Winter Veil event! If you complete 25 games during Winter Veil you will earn the Festive Goblin mount permanently and the Special Snowflake portrait!|
|Getaway Sidecar||Who needs friends to ride with when you've got a giant bag of cash?||525 / 600|
|Gingerboard||Seriously, who takes a single bite out of a gingerbread cookie and leaves the rest? Someone's getting coal this year!||400|
|Headless Horseman's Charger||Be it into the flood, or into the fire, this one will go where you require. HAHA-HAHAHAHA!||350 / 400||
|Lunar Dragon||Among the most iconic images of the Lunar Festival is the Lunar Dragon. Its fierce appearance is said to ward off evil spirits... and perhaps some weaker foes within the Nexus.||350 / 400
525 / 600
|This mount was available in the 2016 Lunar Festival Bundle.|
|Lunar Rooster||The Lunar Rooster's tastes are ephemeral, and even gaining its blessing can take a lot of effort. But its loyalty? That can only be won through victory.||350 / 400||This mount was awarded for completing the Rooster Race 25 times during the 2017 Lunar Festival. During the 2018 Lunar Festival, it became a regular seasonal mount.|
|Lunar Skyrocket||There are many ways to celebrate the Lunar Festival. Food, gifts, ceremonies... and strapping saddles onto dangerously fast fireworks.||350 / 400 / 350 / 600||The default tint was available for completing Part 4 of the 2018 Lunar Festival Quest.|
|Lunar Tiger||The Lunar Festival is a celebration of Azeroth's triumph over the Burning Legion millennia ago. It is a time to remember the valor and wisdom of ages gone by.||350 / 400||This mount was available in the Lunar Festival Skin Bundle or the Lunar Festival Complete Bundle.||
|Phantom Stallion||Honestly, it doesn't need a costume to be terrifying. But it does need one to go trick-or-treating.||350 / 400|
|(Secret tint) Shhhh...|
|Redeemed Tombstone||All things can be redeemed, but only through dedication and sacrifice. Things may never be what they once were, but life will flourish again.||350 / 400||This mount was available for completing the event quest of the 2018 Fall of King's Crest. Only one of the Tombstone mounts could be claimed by a single player during the event.|
|Reign-deer||This reindeer doesn't play games.||400||The Arctic tint was only available for completing Part 4 of the 2017 Winter Veil Quest. Since 2018, it is available for crafting as a regular event loot.|
|Seraph Wing||The Seraph Wing model hoverboard features a sleek aerodynamic design, state-of-the-art gravity repulsor fields, and only very rarely does it develop sentience since a recent hotfix.||350 / 600|
|Special Snowflake||All snowflakes are unique, but not all of them are special. If they were, then none of them would be.||400||This mount was available in the Winter Veil 2016 Bundle|
|Armored War Steed||The Knights of the Silver Hand breed their warhorses to serve fearlessly on the battlefield. Even the hardest of orcs quake with fear at the sight of paladins upon these mighty steeds.||350 / 400|
|Golden Nexus Charger||The Golden Charger is one of the rarest forms of digital steeds of the Nexus. Few will ever witness one in the realms, and even fewer will attain one.||350 / 400|
|Illidan's Nightmare||Long ago, the Demon Hunters of Azeroth swore a pact that they would use demons own weapons against them. Their nightmarish steeds are no exception.||350 / 400||Illidan's Wretched Nightmare was rewarded for participating a match on the Gamescom 2017 as a card code.|
|Marshal's Outrider||No one can outride a Confederate Marshal's Outrider! Unless they have a car or something.||350 / 400||This mount matches Marshall Raynor.|
|Reverence||Born to carry princes and kings into battle, Reverence was named not just for his passengers, but for the awe his unstoppable charge inspires.||350 / 400||This mount matches Anduin.|
|Undead Horse||Beats a dead horse every time.||350 / 400|
|Amani War Bear||Only the swiftest heroes venturing into the troll temple of Zul'Aman were able to subdue these rare battle mounts. It's much easier to tame them in the Nexus.||350 / 400|
|Butcher's Beast||Fitted with furnace plates, this battle beast was made to be ridden by the Butcher himself. Of course, if you want to throw someone else up there we won't stop you.||350 / 400||This mount matches Iron Butcher.|
|Dire Wolf||The dire wolves of Draenor have long been kindred spirits of the shamanistic orc clans. As the Orcish Horde rallied for war, these wolves became the mounts of the Raider army.||350 / 400|
|Felsaber||A special creation of Lord Illidan gifted to his most trusted demon hunters as they stormed Marduum, the Shattered Abyss.||350 / 400|
|Hellboar||The Hellboars of Hellfire Penninsula are known for their vicious tempermant. Only the Hellblade Wanderer, Samuro, was ever known to tame one.||350 / 400||This mount matches Hellblade Samuro.|
|Raven Runner||The Runners of Raven Court have long been the preferred conveyances of the Ravensguard. Serving as both tracker and mount, these birds of prey allow their masters to tirelessly stalk their targets across the realms.||350 / 400|
|Ringmaster's Pride||If Ringmaster Greymane's pride is going to bring about anyone's fall... it's going to be his enemy's.||350 / 400||This mount matches Ringmaster Greymane.|
|Stormpike Ram||Raised by the master trainers of the Stormpike Clan, these rams were once ridden only by exalted warriors that possessed great honor.||250 / 300||This mount was available for completing Part 4 of the Echoes of Alterac Event Quest (For the Alliance side).|
|Swift Frostwolf||Raised in the Alterac Mountains by the Frostwolf Clan, these wolves were once ridden only by exalted warriors that possessed great honor.||250 / 300||This mount was available for completing Part 4 of the Echoes of Alterac Event Quest (For the Horde side).|
|Zergling||The simplicity of Zergling's DNA allows for rapid mutation and enables adaptation to myriad environments, making them particularly well suited to rushing across the realms of the Nexus.||350 / 400|
|Cyber Wolf||The Predator A-130, the "Cyber Wolf," should replace the first generation Predators by 2506. Note: The Dominion takes no responsibility for injuries incurred while trying to ride them.||350 / 400|
|D.E.R.P.A.||Thanks to the Defensive Extraneous Research Program Assembly's grant, our combat automaton is ready for testing! As of patch 51.2.4, it now climbs up stairs and doesn't trip over its legs... as much. Welcome to the future!||350 / 400|
|Viper Dominator||Build for speed and maneuverability, Dominators enable the rapid deployment of strike forces in all manner of terrain. The howl of their engines heralds the wrath of Viper.||350 / 400|
|Cloud Serpent||At the height of his reign, Serpent King Xul's elite soldiers blotted out the sun on the backs of their Cloud Serpents. With his debt to the Spider Queen fulfilled, those times may soon come again.||350 / 400||This mount matches Serpent King Xul.|
|Dark Nexus Manta||Some creatures of the Dark Nexus defy both the laws of physics and the laws of biology. Some are also unexpectedly docile.||350 / 400|
|Heart Stone||Usually, you'd have to piece one of these together. So just be careful not to break it.||350 / 400|
|Magic Carpet||Hop on, and I'll show you a whole new world. Hey! Don't you DARE close your eyes!||350 / 400|
|Soap Bar||The ultimate defense against students who dare to track the filth of life into your bathroom.||350 / 400||The RCHS tint is only available as a part of Raven Crest High Bundle.|
|Star Chariot||Conjured by the magic of love and justice, the Star Chariots carry the Star Princesses into battle against the forces of evil. Each one is a reflection of its Princess's own spirit and personality.||350 / 400||This mount matches Star Princess Li-Ming.|
Legendary Mounts[edit | edit source]
|Iceforged Reign-deer||This reindeer doesn't play games.||1,600|
|Luchihuahua||A luchihuahua is more of a mascot than a fighter, honestly. But rest assured, despite the little guy's size, he's the best friend you can have in your corner.||600 / 1,200|
|Lunar Guardian||Carved from a single block of stone, the Lunar Guardians of the Nexus are rumored to come to life when in the presence of powerful warriors, eager to befriend and assist them.||600 / 1,200 / 900 / 1,800|
|Pigñata||The best part of riding a pigñata into battle? Free candy whatever it dies! But please, try not to hog them all...||600 / 1,200|
|Plush Unicorn||Hooves the Unicorn is the most steadfast friend in the Funtime Pals. Nothing makes her happier than helping out her buddies: Mephisto, Lil' Butcher, Porkchop, Snugglor, Wackie the Wumple, and even sometimes Stitches!||2,400||This mount matches Cuddle Bear Stitches.||
|Raccoon||This sly guy will steal your heart and wallet.||900 / 1,800|
|Revered Tombstone||All things can be redeemed, but only through dedication and sacrifice. Things may never be what they once were, but life will flourish again.||900 / 1,800|
|Sharkbite Surfboard||This is what we get for jumping the shark.||600 / 1,200|
|Spectral Stallion||If you hear him braying in the dead of night, pray that you find him without his rider. Otherwise, you will never escape.||600 / 1,200|
|Surfboard||Let's go surfing! Now!||600 / 1,200|
|Rainbow Unicorn||It is said that those who behold a Rainbow Unicorn in the flesh see a glorious splendor of light and love dancing before their eyes... Of course, that's when they get gored.||600 / 1,200|
|Crimson Hare||A steed as famous as the general it carries in to battle, the Crimson Hare leaps across rivers and bounds up mountainsides with ease. It is said that it can run a thousand miles in a single day.||600 / 1,200||This mount matches Mystic Kingdoms Arthas.|
|Demonic Hellsteed||Riders of this infernal steed are in for a real nightmare.||600 / 1,200||This mount matches Demonic Auriel.|
|Judgment Charger||Judgment must be swift and absolute. With this Charger, it will be.||600 / 1,200||This mount matches Judgment Uther.|
|Tyrael's Charger||A symbol of justice throughout all known realms... and a couple of unknown ones too.||600 / 1,200||This mount matches Tyrael.|
|Dark Nexus Hound||An amalgamation of bestial rage, the hounds of the Dark Nexus embody the most primal of predatory instincts. They are both savage and unrelenting.||600 / 1,200|
|Cyber Ram||The Predator C-250, AKA the "Cyber Ram," was designed to operate within the harsh conditions on Kel-Morian mining worlds. Favoring durability over speed, they are built for the long haul.||600 / 1,200||This mount matches Maraudin' Muradin.|
|Ghost Speeder||This standard-issue speeder allows ghosts to reach their targets quickly and exfiltrate even faster. What? You've never seen one before? Exactly!||600 / 1,200||This mount matches Queen of Ghosts Kerrigan.|
|Golden Orochi Hovercycle||The fuel cell injected endorphin inducing performance of the Izumi Hovercycle is without competition. The highly customized Orochi variant once saw use among the Shimada clan elite.||900 / 1,800||Available from August 27 to September 23, 2019|
|Helldorado||The very sight of the unearthly flames emitting from the Helldorado has been known to strike fear into the hearts raiders on the wrong side of the law.||600 / 1,200||This mount matches Roadraider Raynor.|
|Meat Wagon||One of the strangest and most dire tools utilized by the undead Scourge, the Meat Wagon was used to collect and store recently slain corpses. Their appearance still strikes fear into the hearts of the most resolute defenders.||600 / 1,200||The Deathguard tint was only available as a part of Life & Undeath bundle, it is no longer available.|
|Reaver||When a situation calls for brute force, Protoss commanders turn to the Reaver, a time-honored artillery engine that manufactures its own ammunition.||600 / 1,200||All three tints can be purchased via the Reaver Bundle for 1,800. They are also part of the Glory to the Firstborn Bundle.|
|Road Boar||If you see the Mad Axe Outriders approaching on their Road Boars, don't just walk away... RUN!||600 / 1,200|
|Road Chariot||Biker gangs may roam the wastelands on their motorcycles, but it's the roar of a road chariot's engine that heralds the arrival of a powerful warlord.||600 / 1,200|
|Space Lord's Starbreaker||Who can stand against an Empire with the power to break a star?||600 / 1,200||This mount matches Space Lord Leoric.|
|Spectre Phantom||Originally designed as a part of Project Shadowblade, the Phantom was intended to serve as a single-rider infiltration vehicle for the Dominion's elite spectre operatives.||600 / 1,200||This mount matches Spectre Illidan and Spectre Tracer.|
|STORM Strider||Both agile and durable, STORM Striders have been specifically designed for tactical operations in urban environments. No matter how fast a perp runs, they'll never shake one.||600 / 1,200||This mount matches Watchdog Greymane, Enforcer Johanna and Paramedic Morales.|
|Whimsyshire Cloud||First you need to get a Black Mushroom. Then, convince Leoric to give you his shinbone. After that… oh wait, never mind. It's MUCH easier to find these in the Nexus.||600 / 1,200|
|Nimbus Cloud||The Monkey King is said to be able to somersault through the air and leap across great distances with ease. Now, with this magical cloud, you can too!||600 / 1,200|
Promotional mounts[edit | edit source]
Quest Reward Mounts[edit | edit source]
|Royal Getaway Sidecar||Who needs friends to ride with when you've got a giant bag of cash?||This mount is awarded for completing Part 8 of The Scarlet Heist event quest.||Other tints of the Getaway Sidecar mount can be obtained in a regular way during the event.|
Limited-time Offers[edit | edit source]
|Fel Razorgrin||In the Nexus, Razorgrin is NEVER out of his element.||10,000|
|Golden Lunar Rooster||The Golden Lunar Rooster loves to preen its bright and shining feathers. Irresistibly attracted to sparkly things, it constantly adds all the gold it can find to its pristine plumage.||10,000|
|Golden Lunar Skyrocket||There are many ways to celebrate the Lunar Festival. Food, gifts, ceremonies... and strapping saddles onto dangerously fast fireworks.||10,000|
|Great Razorgrin||In the Nexus, Razorgrin is NEVER out of his element.||10,000|
|Invisible Horse||It's more than meets the eye.||10,000|
|Barko Polo||Who's a good boy? Polo's a good boy! He just can't be trusted...||10,000||Avaliable since January 22, 2019.|
|Epic Crimson Chaos Wolf||Left unchecked, the primal animosity that comes with conflict can run rampant, corrupting creatures with the destructive energy of the Dark Nexus.||10,000||This mount was available between August 21 and September 25, 2018.|
|Golden Treasure Goblin||The wiry treasure enthusiast easily makes for the fastest mount in the game… Unless it's carrying someone on its back, then it moves exactly as fast as the other mounts.||10,000|
|Happy Birthday Billie||Refugees of a fallen kingdom of sparkles and whimsy, these Billie Goats are often drawn to the earliest supporters of the Nexus. Looks like you've made a friend for life!||10,000||The first and only craftable Billie mount.|
|Piggy Bank||This little piggy went, "Whee whee whee!" all the way to the bank!||20,000
8,000 (Copper Money Pig tint)
|The Lucky tint was available between March 6 and April 24, 2018. The default tint was available between June 25 and July 24, 2018. Copper Money Pig was available between September 25 and October 30, 2018.|
|Raging War Wolf||The Horde uses only the mightiest wolves for their mounts, bedecking them in armor that would break the backs of lesser creatures.||330 / tint (while in Heroic Deals)||This mount was available as a part of the For the Horde bundle.|
|Swift Stormpike Ram||The Stormpike clan is renowned for the rigorous training methods. Despite their docile appearance, the Battle Rams of Alterac are among the hardiest and fearless mounts in existence.||N/A||This mount was only available as a part of the For the Alliance bundle.|
|Treasure Goblin||This wiry treasure enthusiast easily makes for the fastest mount in the game... Unless it's carrying someone on its back, then it moves exactly as fast as the other mounts.||20,000
|Wonder William||Billie? Please, I'm Wonder William now. Pay me the respect I'm deserved.||12,000||Available between October 30, 2018 and December 31, 2018.|
|Ripper||Only the Diesel Speaker knows how Garrosh's Rippers function, and let's be honest... even if he told you, it still wouldn't make much sense.||10,000||The Ripper was available between July 24 and August 21, 2018.|
|Blackheart's Doubloon||According to "industry analyst" Blackheart the ghost pirate, the only stable investment is gold doubloons. Why not invest your gold in an even bigger piece of gold today?||20,000
|The Diablos's tint was available between April 24 and May 29, 2018.|
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|2018 HGC Finals Steed||In celebration of their incredible victory, brawlers across the Nexus have adorned their steeds with the crest and colors of Gen.G, the 2018 HGC Champions.||Free with purchase of 2018 Blizzcon ticket.||It is presumed to be initally intended as a reward for cheering during 2018 HGC Finals.|
|Celestial Horse||A beacon of hope; a guiding sparkle of light in the darkness.||Free with purchase of Gems.|
|Zebra||While zebras are in the equid family, they're technically not horses. I'm just sayin...||Available in the Welcome Bundle.|
|Glitch-steed||The knight's the one who gets all the credit, but it's the horse who jumps over everyone else.||Awarded to Twitch Prime members in May 2018.|
|Nexus Charger||It is said that on rare occasion, the turbulent energies of the Nexus will take form, appearing as a glorious digital steed. Released in commemoration of BlizzCon 2014.||This mount was awarded for buying a 2014 BlizzCon Ticket or Virtual Ticket.||In January 2017, it was available for purchase for 30,000 (all tints) during a couple of weeks.|
|Leoric's Phantom||Congratulations! You've unlocked Leoric's Phantom.||This mount was awarded for playing 15 games with friends during the Malthael's Bargain event.|
|Nazeebra||So, is it a white horse with black stripes and an evil soul-consuming voodoo mask, or a black horse with white stripes and an evil soul-consuming voodoo mask?|
|Flames of Judgement Charger||The pursuit of justice is not to be taken lightly. It must be as merciless and unrelenting as a raging inferno.||This mount was awarded for playing 15 games with friends during the For Azeroth! event.|
|Malthael's Phantom||Do you dare ride the phantom steed of the reaper himself?||This mount was awarded for reaching level 70 on a seasonal character in Diablo III.|
|Billie the Kid||Not all Billies have to be wondrous. It's okay to be a normal Billie too... In fact, it's more than okay! It's great!||This mount was awarded for making a real-money purchase after launch on June 2, 2015.|
|Celestial Raptor||Sometimes, when you stare up at the stars, the stars stare right back at you. And that's when the attack comes. So, you know, try to show a little respect.||Free with purchase of Gems.|
|Celestial Ursa||Some call it the Celestial Dipper, but they fail to see the bigger picture.||Free with purchase of Gems.|
|Deadly Chaos Lizard||Few creatures have adapted to life in the Nexus as well as these beasts. Rather than succumb to its power, the chaos lizards instead absorb it and evolve.||This mount was available for cheering any amount to HGC during the Stage 1 of 2018.|
|Deadly Chaos Wolf||Wolves shaped from the volatile energies of the Nexus can never truly be tamed. Those who are worthy, however, have been known to win their respect and loyalty.||This mount was available for cheering any amount to HGC during the Stage 2 of 2018.|
|Furious Chaos Wolf||Wolves shaped from the volatile energies of the Nexus can never truly be tamed. Those who are worthy, however, have been known to win their respect and loyalty.||This mount was available for cheering 10,000 bits to HGC during the Stage 2 of 2018.|
|Golden Tiger||It's said that gold is lucky, come to think of it, they say tigers are lucky too. So that thing's gotta be double lucky, right?||This mount was available with purchase of the Heroes of the Storm Starter Pack.||
|Hell Billie||Just when you thought Billie's couldn't get more baaaa-d...||This mount was awarded for making a real-money purchase after launch on June 2nd, 2016.|
|Ironside Dire Wolf||Originally from an alternate universe where Draenor was ruled by the Iron Horde, the Ironside Dire Wolf has followed its new master into the Nexus.||This mount was awarded for reaching Level 100 in World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor during Heroes of the Storm launch event.|
|Nexus Battle Beast||The battle beasts have become so much a part of their new home within the Nexus that some of its energies have coalesced into their familiar shape. Released in commemoration of BlizzCon 2015.||This mount was awarded for purchasing a 2015 BlizzCon Ticket or Virtual Ticket.|
|Nexus Razorback||Mysterious new creatures continue to emerge from the Nexus's chaotic energies, growing even more powerful with the passage of time. Released in commemoration of BlizzCon 2017.||This mount was awarded for purchasing a 2017 BlizzCon Ticket or Virtual Ticket.|
|Nexus Razorgrin||Somehow the creatures manifested by the Nexus keep getting more deadly every year… Hold on, is that a shark? Way to set the bar high for next year, guys. Released in commemoration of BlizzCon 2018.||This mount was awarded for purchasing a 2018 BlizzCon Ticket or Virtual Ticket.|
|Nexus Tiger||As time passed, the energies of the Nexus began manifesting as increasingly more deadly creatures. Yet, none know why. Released in commemoration of BlizzCon 2016.||This mount was awarded for purchasing a 2016 BlizzCon Ticket or Virtual Ticket.|
|Wonder Billie||Refugees of a fallen kingdom of sparkles and whimsy, these Billie Goats are often drawn to the earliest supporters of the Nexus. Looks like you've made a friend for life!||This mount was awarded for making a real-money purchase during the Tech Alpha and Closed Beta.|
|Golden Cyber Wolf||The Predator A-130G, AKA the "Golden Cyber Wolf," was developed for use on low-orbit platforms. Few prototypes survived initial testing, and are now prized by collectors.||This mount was available with purchase of the Battle Bundle or the Founder's Pack.|
|Orochi Hovercycle||The fuel cell injected endorphin inducing performance of the Izumi Hovercycle is without competition. The highly customized Orochi variant once saw use among the Shimada clan elite.||This mount was awarded for playing 30 games with friends during the Nexus Challenge or 5 games with friends during the Nexus Challenge 2.0.|
|Busan Police Hovercycle||Reassigned from MEKA to the KNPA after the first colossal omnic attack, these police bikes are the fastest law enforcement vehicles in Korea. This one was purportedly used by D.Va herself!||This mount was awarded for playing 5 games with friends during the Nexus Challenge 2.0.|
|2015 Champion's Nexagon||It is said that at the moment of their victory, their name echoed across the many realms of the Nexus. Cloud9... the World Champions of BlizzCon 2015.|
|2016 Spring Champion's Nexagon||This Nexagon was forged from the essence of great conflict, and is permanently emblazoned with the name of MVP Black, the 2016 Spring Global Champions.|
|2016 Summer Finals Nexagon||Each Nexagon is brought into being at a moment of significant triumph. This one forever carries the name of Tempest, the 2016 Summer Global Champions.|
|2016 Fall Finals Nexagon||Conflict is the true essence of the Nexus, and this Nexagon represents the incredible triumph of Ballistix, the 2016 Fall Global Champions.|
|2018 Mid-Season Brawl Nexagon||Shaped in the crucible of combat, this nexagon memorializes the victory of Gen.G, the 2018 Mid-Season Brawl champions.|
|Celestial Serpent||Did you know that the Serpens Constellation is split into two parts? Serpens Caput can be found to the west and Serpens Cauda to the east. That has really nothing to do with this mount. This mount is a snake... made of stars.||Free with purchase of Gems.|
|Hearthstone Card||Deceptively simple. Insanely fun.||This mount was awarded for winning 100 matches in Hearthstone's play mode during the Heroes of the Storm launch event.|
|Overwatch Nexagon||The heroism and bravery of Overwatch's agents have coalesced into a new nexagon. While most are born of conflict, this one is branded with a symbol of hope and idealism.||This mount was awarded for playing 15 games with a friend during the Nexus Challenge 2.0.|
Ranked Reward Mounts[edit | edit source]
Hero-Specific Mounts[edit | edit source]
|Broodmother Flight||Useable by Zagara.||Abathur's alterations of the Queen essences suppressed their flight in order to improve their abilities to care for the Hive. Of course, this does not extend to Broodmothers.|
|Crypt Lord Wings||Useable by Anub'arak.||In the years following the Third War, Azerothian scholars hypothesized that the wings of spiderlords were vestigal, incapable of flight. They were very wrong.||
|Flames of Wrath||Useable by Azmodan.||As the Lord of Sin, Azmodan can draw upon each of its various vices. Once his wrath is unleashed, there are few creatures that can outrun it.|
|Gravitic Thrusters||Useable by Fenix.||Unknown|
|Highlord's Ascent||Useable by Alarak.||Should he choose to float only an inch off the ground, you would still be beneath the Highlord.|
|Horse (Carried)||Useable by Cho.||Unknown||Cho'Gall can carry any Horse mount.|
|Molten Flow||Useable by Ragnaros.||Many of the Firelord’s foes believe that if they can just stay outside of his reach, he will be unable to chase them down. What part of "ALL SHALL BURN" was unclear?|
|Rancorous Miasma||Useable by Mephisto.||Unknown|
|Terror Charge||Useable by Diablo.||See Diablo. See Diablo run. Wait... since when can Diablo run? Run from Diablo! Run!!!||
|Unrelenting Frost||Useable by Kel'Thuzad.||It is said the frosts of Northrend descend upon the unwary in an instant; chilling beyond the bone and into the soul.|
Skin-specific mounts[edit | edit source]
|Bat Form||Useable by Crimson Count Arthas.||Marquis Arthas was never one for intensive study. It is little wonder, then, that his mastery over the power of transformation is somewhat... incomplete. Still, it makes for a fearsome visage.|
|Bat Transformation||Useable by Countess Kerrigan.||It's Heroes of the Storm Trivia Time™! Did you know that the Countess Kerrigan doesn't transform into a vampire bat, but rather a fruit bat instead? Talk about bananas!|
|Hallowed Broom||Useable by Cursed Witch Whitemane.||Unknown|
|Mecha Morph||Useable by Mecha Tassadar.||Mecha Tassadar, mechamorphanize!|
|Mecha Thrusters||Useable by Mecha Tyrael.||Unknown|
|Rocket Jump Jets||Useable by Maraudin' Muradin.||Most Marauders believe Reapers are insane to let someone strap twin rocket thrusters to their backs. I mean, they're right... but that's beside the point.|
|Treads of Oblivion||Useable by Dominus Vile Azmodan.||Tread HEAVILY.||Dominus Vile Azmodan can use Azmodan's Flames of Wrath mount.|
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- The idea for mounts came from Thrall, where, in early development, he was given a Cyber Wolf to ride in order to distinguish him from Za'Muro which sparked the idea of the use of mounts in general. Originally, each hero had their own mount. For instance, Kerrigan used a Zergling.
- Mounts are a feature of World of Warcraft. Mounts taken from the game include horses and wolves.
- The Cyber Wolves bear resemblance to the predators of the StarCraft setting, albeit being canine instead of feline.
- The Rainbow Unicorns harken to the unicorns found in the secret Whimsyshire level of the Diablo series.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
See also[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- 2015-08-17, Play Diablo III and Reap the Benefits in the Nexus
- 2011-10-23, BlizzCon 2011 - Starcraft 2: Heart of the Swarm and Blizzard DOTA - Art & Technology Panel (Full). YouTube, accessed on 2011-11-07
- Mike Fahey. 2011-10-24. The Queen of Blades is No Match for the New and Improved Blizzard DOTA. Kotaku. Accessed 2012-05-13.