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Drake mounts are epic flying mounts available to players in a few different ways. Both Alliance and Horde can acquire these mounts. With the release of the World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor Warlords of Draenor expansion, players are now able to earn a bonus drake as a reward for the achievement Money achievement.png Awake the Drakes. This involves gathering several of the drakes from this list.

Drakes as loot

The majority of drake mounts are available as loot items from various dungeons and raids.

Culling of Stratholme

The Bronze Drake is a 100% drop from Boss Infinite Corruptor in the Culling of Stratholme on heroic mode. But it only drops if you defeat the Corruptor within the 25 minute time limit. The timer begins as soon as you talk to Arthas, just inside the gates of Stratholme.

Obsidian Sanctum

The Black Drake drops from Boss Sartharion in the 10-man version of the Obsidian Sanctum and the Twilight Drake in the 25-man version. These drakes will only drop if all three of Sartharion's Twilight Drake lieutenants are still alive when you engage him.

The Eye of Eternity

The Azure Drake can be found inside Alexstrasza's Gift after defeating Boss Malygos inside The Eye of Eternity in the 10-man or 25-man versions. There is no difference in drop rate between 10 and 25-man versions of the instance. The Blue Drake also has a chance to drop in the 10-man version of this raid.

The Oculus

The Blue Drake can also be found inside the [Cache of the Ley-Guardian] after defeating Boss Ley-Guardian Eregos inside The Oculus. It was previously dropped in the 10-man version of The Eye of Eternity but was moved to The Oculus in 3.3.2. to encourage players to complete the instance instead of abandoning it.

  • Note: The Cache will only drop if the instance was randomly selected using the Dungeon Finder, and the Drake only has about a 5% drop rate. If a Drake mount drops it will not be rolled for.

Onyxia's Lair

The Onyxian Drake drops from Boss Onyxia. The drop rate is incredibly low.

The Stonecore

The Vitreous Stone Drake has a rare chance to drop from Boss Slabhide in either normal or heroic mode.

  • Note: This mount can also occasionally be found on the black market.

Vortex Pinnacle

The Drake of the North Wind has a rare chance to drop from Boss Altairus in either normal or heroic mode.

Throne of the Four Winds

The Drake of the South Wind has a rare chance to drop from Boss Al'Akir in either normal or heroic mode.

Dragon Soul

This raid contains three separate drake mount drops, all of which have extremely low drop rates (less than 1%). Experiment 12-B is a drake of the Chromatic Dragonflight which is sometimes found in the "Lesser Cache of the Aspects" after defeating Boss Ultraxion. It has a chance to drop in both normal and heroic difficulties. Reins of the Blazing Drake has a chance to drop after the Boss Deathwing encounter on either heroic or normal, whereas the Life-Binder's Handmaiden has a chance to drop off Deathwing in heroic mode only.


The Infinite Timereaver has a very small chance to drop from each boss in a Timewalking dungeon. However, these dungeons may only be run while a week-long Timewalking Dungeon Event is happening.

World Drop

The Phosphorescent Stone Drake drops from the rare mob Aeonaxx in Deepholm.



Wyrmrest Accord

Players who have gained Exalted status with the Wyrmrest Accord (based in Northrend) can purchase the Red Drake from Cielstrasza <Wyrmrest Accord Quartermaster>.

Tol Barad

Players who have gained Exalted status with either Baradin's Wardens or Hellscream's Reach (based in Tol Barad) can purchase a Drake of the West Wind from the faction quartermaster.


Players who have gained Exalted status with Netherwing in Outland may get a Netherwing drake mount.


The Sandstone Drake is a mount which can be created by alchemists who have found the rare [Vial of the Sands] recipe through Tol'vir Archaeology. This is a unique mount among the drakes, as it transforms the player into a drake, allowing another player to ride as a passenger.

Blizzard Store

The Heart of the Aspects, a drake which is "born of the radiant energies of the Dragon Soul artifact" is available for purchase from the Blizzard store.

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