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A Guide to the Mounts in RIFT

by: Roberta Goli ; edited by: Michael Hartman ; updated: 4/17/2012 • Leave a comment

Like all MMOs, RIFT has a selection of mounts available to make traveling around Telara quicker and easier. Find out what kind of mounts are available for each faction, the cost, level required and where the mount merchants are.

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    Traveling Around Telara in Style

    Swift Platinum Eldritch Steed & Swift Silver Eldritch Steed   Unlike many other MMO’s, in RIFT, once gamers leave the starter zone at around level 6 or 7, they can ride a mount, provided they can get to a mount merchant and have enough coin. Not a problem for gamers who can send their alts money, but for the first character, it may take a little while to save up. There are a tonne of RIFT mounts available and these differ in cost, looks and speed.

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    Basic Mounts Available for Defiants

    The basic RIFT mounts available for Defiants cost 2-platinum 50-gold and increase movement speed by 60%. These include:

    • Striped Vaiyuu Image   Bay Horse
    • Chestnut Horse
    • Chocolate Horse
    • Black Tail Vaiyuu
    • Rock Vaiyuu
    • Tawny Vaiyuu
    • Striped Vaiyuu

    The horses are available from Orobus Vend near Kelari Refuge and the Vaiyuus are available from Shria Terke in Meridian. Shria is outside and to the right as you enter Meridian after ascending the stairs.

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    Basic Mounts Available for Guardians

    Guardian basic mounts also cost 2-platinum 50-gold and increase movement speed by 60%. These mounts include:

    • Bay HorseRIFT Chestnut Horse Image  
    • Chestnut Horse
    • Chocolate Horse
    • Forest Yarnosaur
    • Plains Yarnosaur
    • Striped Yarnosaur
    • Tundra Yarnosaur

    The horses are available from Reynora Skye in Argent Glade and the unattractive looking Yarnosaurs are available from Nell Hara in Sanctum. She is outside and to the left as you first enter Sanctum.

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    Level 40 Mounts for Defiants

    The level 40 RIFT mounts are quite impressive, especially the Defiant ones. They are a mechanical ‘robot’ horse and they look awesome and increase movement speed by 90%. These mounts will set gamers back 35-platinum, but most gamers would have made enough coin by the time they are level 40. Purchased from Shria Terke in Meridian, these are available in four colors:

    Nimble Platinum Eldritch Steed Image  

    • Nimble Copper Eldritch Steed
    • Nimble Gold Eldritch Steed
    • Nimble Platinum Eldritch Steed
    • Nimble Silver Eldritch Steed
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    Level 40 Mounts for Guardians

    The Guardian level 40 mounts look like a cross between a warg and a lion and will also cost gamers 35-platinum and increase their movement speed by 90%. They are purchased from Nell Hara in Sanctum. These RIFT mounts are available in these options:

    • Nimble Buff ValmeraNimble White Valmera Image  
    • Nimble Frost Valmera
    • Nimble Smoke Valmera
    • Nimble Spotted Valmera
    • Nimble White Valmera
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    Level 50 Mounts for Defiants

    There are a couple of options available for the level 50 RIFT mounts for Defiants. Armored Horses can be purchased from Orobus Vend near Kelari Refuge and the Armored Eldritch Steeds can be purchased from Shria Terke in Meridian. Both increase movement speed by 110% and cost 125-platinum, but the Steeds look much better. They are:Swift Gold Eldritch War Steed Image  

    • Swift Copper Armored War Horse
    • Swift Gold Armored War Horse
    • Swift Platinum Armored War Horse
    • Swift Silver Armored War Horse
    • Swift Copper Eldritch War Steed
    • Swift Gold Eldritch War Steed
    • Swift Platinum Eldritch War SteedSwift Platinum Armoured War Horse Image  
    • Swift Silver Eldritch War Steed
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    Level 50 Mounts for Guardians

    The level 50 mounts for Guardians include Armored Horses and Swift Valmeras. Both cost 125-platinum and increase movementSwift Frost Valmera Image   speed by 110%. Horses are available from Reynora Skye in Argent Glade and the Valmeras are available from Nell Hara in Sanctum. They are:

    • Swift Copper Armored War Horse
    • Swift Gold Armored War Horse
    • Swift Platinum Armored War Horse
    • Swift Silver Armored War Horse
    • Swift Buff ValmeraSwift Gold Armored War Horse Image  
    • Swift Frost Valmera
    • Swift Smoke Valmera
    • Swift Spotted Valmera
    • Swift White Valmera
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    PvP Favor Mounts for Defiants and Guardians

    There are a couple of mounts available for both Defiants and Guardians that cost ‘Favor’. Favor is gained in PvP and Warfronts.

    Eldritch Vanguard War Steed Image  

    Favor Quartermaster Girdoom, sells the Eldritch Vanguard Steed to Defiants for 13,359 Favor. This mount increases movement speed by 90% and is available for gamers level 40 and up. Eldritch Vanguard Jenson Farnsworth sells the Eldritch Vanguard War Steed. This RIFT mount increases movement speed by 110%, costs 53,435 Favor and is available for players level 50. It looks like the regular Eldritch Vanguard War Steed, except it has flaming hooves. Both Girdoom and Jenson can be located inside the Catari Command Ceter in Meridian.

    In Sanctum, Guardians can purchase a Noble Guard Valmera from Favor Quartermaster Templar Zim for 13,359 Favor. This mountNoble Guard Armored Valmera Image   increases movement speed by 90% and is available from level 40. Noble Guard Quartermaster Templar Arsbret sells the Noble Guard Armored Valmera, a RIFT mount for level 50, which increases movement speed to 110% for 53,435 Favor. Both Zim and Arsbet can be found in the outside area of Sanctum, at the tents just past Thedeor’s Circle. Thedeor’s Circle is where the training dummies are.

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    Faction Mounts Available for Defiants and Guardians

    Swift Plains Yanosaur Image   At The Chancel of Labors Iron Pine Peak, Breeder Branek sells the Swift Plains Yarnosaur for 100-platinum. This RIFT faction mount increases movement speed by 110% and is available for level 50 players who have gained ‘Glorified’ faction with the Icewatch.

    Iroslav Grogol in Stillmoor sells the Swift Rock Najmok for 100-platinum to gamers at level 50 with ‘Glorified’ faction with the Order of Mathos. This mount increases movement speed by 110%. Iroslav can be found just upon entering Stillmoor from Iron Pine Peak. He also sells four Nimble Najmoks for level 40 players with ‘Decorated’ faction. These cost 35-platinum and increase movement speed by 90%. These RIFT mounts are available in these Swift Rock Najmok Image   options:

    • Nimble Desert Najmok
    • Nimble Forest Najmok
    • Nimble Mountain Najmok
    • Nimble Rock Najmok

    The Shimmersand RIFT faction mount is a very cool looking Rock Vaiyuu. This mount is available for purchase of 100-platinum and ‘Glorified’ faction with the Dragonslayer Covenant. It’s available at level 50 and has a speed increase of 110%. The mount merchant, Ja’Nara Nidan, can be found in Fortune’s Shore, Shimmersand.

    Rock Vaiyuu Image  

    The Ancient Tartagon, which looks like a large two-headed turtle was a reward for purchasing the collectors edition of RIFT, and there was a rare Nimble Spectral Horse and an ultra rare Swift Spectral horse, which was a random loot drop in the mail during the River of Souls event for all characters that were created before 20th April. Trion may offer more mounts in future events, but as these mounts aren’t available anymore they have not been listed. Trion are also currently offering a Swift Ember Steed, which will match the speed of a gamers current mount/fastest mount in their collection, for players that recruit 3 friends. All listed mounts can be purchased with coin, favor or faction plus coin.

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