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  • Heart of the Nightwing
  • Item Level 60
    Disenchants into:
    Not disenchantable
  • Binds when picked up
  • Unique
  • Mount"Mount" is not in the list (Cloth armor, Leather armor, Mail armor, Plate armor, Axe, Dagger, Fishing pole, Fist weapon, Mace, Miscellaneous, ...) of allowed values for the "Item type" property.
  • Requires level 20
  • Requires Apprentice Riding (75)
  • Use: Teaches you how to transform into an Obsidian Nightwing, allowing you to carry an ally on your back. This is a flying mount. As with the X-53 Touring Rocket, it can carry a passenger.

Introduced on July 16th, 2012 as the new Recruit-A-Friend program reward. Summons an Obsidian Nightwing mount that looks like dark stone cat with wings, glowing eyes, and an armored helmet.



  • This is a mount in the same sense as the [Sandstone Drake]. You transform into it and then someone is able to ride you.




  • As of Patch 5.0.4 with the release of Account Wide Mounts, Recruit-A-Friend mounts ARE Account bound[2] despite an earlier blue post[3] stating that they would not be.

Patch changes


  1. ^ Ashelia 2012-04-26. New Recruit-A-Friend Mount Coming. Wowhead News.
  2. ^ Recruit A Friend Rewards FAQ. Support (2012-09-30). “Once learned, the mount will be available to all characters on your account via the in-game Mount Journal.”
  3. ^ Blizzard Entertainment Vrakthris 2012-07-16. #3 - Is the new RAF mount Account Wide?. Official Support > Customer Support forum (US)No, the rewards from the Recruit a Friend promotion are specific to the character that receives it. We have received word that the current plan is that these mounts will remain specific to a character and not be made account wide.

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Summoning spell