Destiny of Velious Flying Mount Options

Written by Feldon on . Posted in Expansion News

Your questions answered about the Destiny of Velious Flying Mount:

The Flying Gryphon is a level 86+ solo adventure or tradeskill quest with a 5 day timesink. Cloud of Bats is a level 86+ solo quest available to Freeblood characters to allow flight as a swarm of bats.

You do not need to Pre-Order or meet any special requirement to get the mount, just buy Destiny of Velious, complete the quest, do the 5 day training of your gryphon, and then presto you have a choice of 3 colors of Flying Gryphon. The options are Snow Gryphon, Highland Gryphon, and Tundra Gryphon. The Highland is a brownish color, while the other choices are between a bluish white and more of a grey color.

The color of the gryphons actually changed substantially during Beta. The original was more of a pearlescent gold color. Hopefully it gets added as another color option down the road.

As we’ve previously reported, the Destiny of Velious Collector’s Edition includes a Stormfeather Brood Guardian Gryphon mount which starts out as a standard ground mount but gains the ability to fly once you complete the in-game Flying Mount quest.


Stormfeather’s Brood Guardian Appearance

Other Mounts?

It’s already been stated that on March 1st, EVERY PLAYER will be able to fly on a Tinkered Disc in certain zones as part of a Live Event and that some participants will get to keep that disc as an appearance flying mount (once they complete the level 86 quest).

No doubt they will eventually add carpets, clouds, and other appearance flying mounts (which will be usable once you complete the level 86 quest).

And yes, eventually, maybe 3-6 months from now, you will be able to buy a Flying Mount off of the StationCash Marketplace. And I’m making an educated guess that THIS is when the level requirement will be lowered.

Here’s another screen shot of the Gryphon Flying Mount:

What else can you do with your gryphon?

One thing that was added was dark blue shinies that can only be reached via flying. There are some cliffs and other areas you can only reach with flight.

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Comments (8)

  • Attomsk

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    Nice pictures. I tihnk they did a better job with the flying mounts than they did with most land mounts. Thanks for posting.

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  • Feldon

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    We had a picture of the Highland Gryphon up, but I found out after I posted my picture that it changed quite a bit in Beta.

    These Gryphons actually look pretty good even when running on the ground.

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  • Rhae

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    How fast are they while flying? Much faster than running across on the ground?

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  • Feldon

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    75% Run Speed, 150% Flying Speed. When you are close to the ground it’s FAST, but up high you are wishing you had turbo. 😉

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  • Tryon

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    According to SOE Podcast #102, they mention at the 38:30 mark that the appearance mount included in the Collector’s Edition is actually a full mount…

    “…if you get the collector’s [edition] you also get the cryomantic armor and the stormfeathers brood guardian appearance…”
    “…except that I found out that it’s not actually an appearance it’s an actual mount.” “Oh REALLY?” “So bonus there” “Oooohhhhhhhh”
    “It’s one of those things that I think gets talked about along the way and a word gets thrown in here and there and ended up on the marketing pages ‘appearance’ but then I heard, ‘oh it’s actually a full mount.'”

    Yada yada yada…

    Thoughts?? Are they wrong?

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  • Feldon

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    Tryon,

    Unfortunately I have not taken the time to listen to the SOE Podcasts. I am a visual and kinetic learner, but have a lot of trouble with auditory. Basically I have to choose — work on stuff *or* listen to a podcast — otherwise I tune one or the other completely out.

    So if it’s a real mount, then that would suggest you don’t need to complete the flying mount quest and you can equip it immediately. So that makes the Collector’s Edition a much more powerful item.

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  • Tryon

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    Thanks Feldon, understandable. I’ll post this on the main forums and see if I get a response from a dev there.

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  • Tryon

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    Developer ttobey had this to say…

    “It works as a ground mount. I think it’s one of the better animated mounts. Capes and tails all work on it too.”

    You still need to do the 5-day quest to make the mount fly, but it IS a full mount, not appearance only.

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