Diablo 4: Donan’s Favor Quest [Walkthrough]

Learn about Donan’s Favor Quest and how to complete it to unlock the mounts in Diablo 4.

Getting a mount in Diablo 4 is not rocket science. You just need to make your way to the particular quest “Donan’s Favor” which will be available in Act 4. Before reaching this quest, you cannot equip or buy a mount from any saddle shop. So, once you are halfway through your in-game progression, you can finally get your first ride to complete the remaining Acts with a traveling buddy. 

So, let me discuss how you can reach the specific quest and complete it to start collecting the horses, such as Spectral Charge mount, for your Barbarian, Necromancer, Rogue, Sorcerer, or Druid.

Key Takeaways
  • Diablo 4 introduces in-game mounts for faster travel across regions.
  • Your first mount becomes available after completing the first three Acts and reaching the start of Act Four.
  • In Act Four, visit Donan in Kyovashad to initiate the quest and acquire your first mount, the Old Nell Steed, located in Oskar’s saddle.
  • Completing the quest grants the ability to purchase and mount horses.
  • Customize mounts after unlocking saddles and utilize them to expedite journeys and aid in combat.

If you want to learn faster about the Donan’s Favor, I suggest consider watching this video:

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Completing The Donan’s Favor Quest

Get your first Mount
Donans Favor Quest [Image credits: [eXputer]
During the Kyovashad Act One, you must have passed by Oskar, who is a horse trader, willing to sell you a horse but you can not buy it until you reach Act Four and complete the required quest.

Donan’s Favor quest is a priority task in Act Four so you don’t have to worry about missing it. You will get the quest as soon as you complete the first three Acts of the game in any order. After that, as you reach Kyovashad during Act 4, you can see a task from Donan in which he tells you about his friend who owns a stable and you should visit to get yourself a ride. You can take the quest at the Cathedral which is located in the north of Kyovashad. 

Important: You will only get the Donan quest once you’ve completely finished the first three Acts. When you’ll start Act 4, you’ll get the main quest “A Master’s Touch” in which you’ll also get the quest of Donan’s Favor.

Getting Your First Mount

Diablo 4 Donans favor Quest
Getting your first Mount [Image by eXpute]
To get your first mount, interact with Donan and visit Oskar’s stable. You’ll find the Old Nell Steed in your inventory for free. Alternatively, you can purchase the Mottled Steed and the Grey Steed for 20,000 gold each. While the initial mount may not be exceptional, it boosts travel efficiency.

Completing the Mount quest unlocks riding abilities and the option to buy more horses from the stable. Customization options include aesthetic changes and combat upgrades. Enhancements can improve mount armor, speed, and damage absorption.

How To Control And Use Mount

Now that you’ve got your first Mount, let me walk you through its controls. Use it to your advantage during different situations: 

  • Call your mount by pressing the D-pad on your console or the Y button on your PC.
  • Mounts can only be used on the overworld map, not in basements, cellars, or dungeons.
  • Your horse can jump over gaps and small barricades but can’t climb or descend walls.
  • While mounted, you can loot gold and activate shrines.
  • Perform a jump attack by pressing the attack button while mounted.
  • Utilize the Gallop ability for a significant speed boost, with a ten-second cooldown.
  • If your horse sustains enough damage or becomes frightened, the bar above its icon will deplete, causing it to abandon you. However, your horse cannot die.

Wrapping Up

This sums up my guide on how you can complete Donan’s favorite quest to unlock the Mounts in Diablo 4. Mounts are an overall great assist as they not only help you travel faster across different realms but also help you perform better during your combats and fights. As you farm enough gold, you can spend some on your ride to enhance its capabilities and make it perform better, letting you dominate your opponents. 

Now that you’ve learned everything about mounts, I suggest reading through our Diablo 4 beginners guide to have a better understanding of the game. Other than that, you can learn about all classes in Diablo 4 along with their pros and cons.


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Huzaifa Malik is a Guides Writer on eXputer who’s been playing FPS games like Call of Duty for as long as he can recall. He is one of the most seasoned COD players on eXputer. He has several years of experience writing for games. By following his passion for games, he chose eXputer as his hub to deliver information-rich articles. Feel free to get more familiar with Huzaifa on his gaming profiles on Steam.

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