Diablo 4: How To Get A Mount [Types & Skills]

Learn everything you need about all type of mounts and their skills based on my experience.

Diablo 4 has a big map, and no one wants to keep walking on foot as it is both tedious and tiring. Therefore, I recommend knowing about how to get a mount in Diablo 4, which is basically a horse. With a mount, you can cover more land in a shorter period. 

Before You Start: Make sure you are at Act 4 since the Donan’s Favor Quest cannot be completed before.
Key Takeaways
  • To acquire the first mount in Diablo 4, complete the Donan’s Favor Quest in Act 4.
  • Follow these steps: Find Donan, return to the Stable Master, and finish the quest to unlock the mount.
  • Access the Stable and obtain the Old Nell Steed.
  • The stable allows players to equip, select, and purchase mounts.
  • Diablo 4 features a total of 32 mounts, each with a unique unlocking method.
  • Customize mounts using Mount Trophies (47 total) and Mount Bardings (42 total).
  • There are seven mount skills, two universal and five exclusive to specific classes.

Quest To Get A Mount In Diablo 4

Unlocking a Mount in Diablo 4
Ways of Getting a Mount [Screenshot Captured by eXputer]
During your journey, you may get hints on getting a horse in Diablo 4. However, you will not be able to get one until you have completed half of the story. Once you reach Act 4 of Diablo 4, you will come across Donan’s Favor Quest found in Kyovashad. 

To complete the quest, you will need to:

  1. Find Donan, who seems to be an important NPC.
  2. Go back to the Stable Master.
  3. Finish the Quest and unlock your first mount.

If you ask me, the Mount you get from the quest is a pretty basic one. However, you can get more after it, so it’s worth it.

Method Of Unlocking Each Mount

For each mount, there is a different approach when it comes to unlocking them.

Therefore, here’s how you can get each mount:

Mount NameHow to Get
Bloody SteedPurchased from the Unconventional Steed Armor Vendor for 100,000 Red Dust
Blood Bay SteedDropped from Monster loot in Kehjistan
Blood Liquid SteedTo be Confirmed
Buckskin Bay SteedDropped from Monster loot and chests in Kehjistan
Brigand's SteedDropped from Monster loot and chests
Cavalier's SteedDropped from Monster loot and chests
Caldeum SteedDropped from Monster loot and chests
Dustback SteedDropped from Monster loot and chests in Dry Steppes
Dark SteedDropped from Monster loot and chests
Decaying SteedDropped from Monster loot from Treasure Goblins
Executioner's SteedDropped from Monster loot and chests
Grisly Calico SteedDropped from Monster loot and chests
Granite-coat SteedDropped from Monster loot and chests in Scosglen
Grey SteedPurchased from a Stable Master for 20,000 Gold
IngotPurchased from the Shop as part of The Weight of Gold Set for 1,600 Platinum
Light BearerComes with any pre-order of the game
Liath IceholPurchased from the Shop as part of the Crypt Hunter Add On for 6.99 USD
Marshback SteedDropped from Monster loot and chests in Hawezar
Mottled SteedPurchased from a Stable Master for 20,000 Gold
Marsh Roan SteedDropped from Monster loot and chests in Hawezar
Old Nell SteedComplete Donan's Favor Priority Quest
Plains YearlingTo be Confirmed
Pale SteedDropped from Monster loot and chests in Fractured Peaks
Primal InstinctGift 2 Subs to an eligible Streamer on Twitch from June 5 to July 2 PT
Spectral ChargerComplete Gathering Legions World Event at Kor Dragan Stronghold
Striped SteppeDropped from Monster loot and chests in Dry Steppes
Spotted Shale-coatDropped from Monster loot and chests in Scosglen
Seal BrownDropped from Monster loot and chests
Triune ChargerPurchased from the Shop as part of the Three-Fold Nightmare Set for 1,500 Platinum
Taiga RoanDropped from Monster loot and chests in Fractured Peaks
Trapper's SteedDropped from Monster loot and chests
TemptationComes with purchasing the Ultimate Edition of the game

After you get a mount, you will then have access to stables. Each stable has its own NPC. You can equip, pick, and buy mounts by talking to these NPCs. I personally like the Spectral Charger, so I would recommend getting that.

Cosmetics For Mounts

It is important to know that cosmetics do not affect the gameplay in any way. Therefore, you have the freedom to select any type of Mount Trophie or Mount Bardings. There are a total of forty-seven Mount Trophies and forty-two Mount Bardings in Diablo 4. However, you need to take an extra step in unlocking these cosmetics.

Mount Trophies

The Mount Trophies are basically the trophies that will be hanging on the rear side of your horse. You can use it to show off your achievements. Moreover, you can use it to warn others who dare to attack you.

The following is my take on how to get all the Mount Trophies:

Mount TrophyHow to Get
Avarice's Gilded HornDropped from Avarice the Gold Cursed World Boss's weekly unique rewards
Assassin's SatchelTo be Confirmed
Ashava's Bone FragmentDropped from Ashava, the Pestilent World Boss' weekly unique rewards
Bandit's Swag BagTo be Confirmed
Bleeding CaduceusPurchased for 1,500 Platinum from the shop as a part of the Bloodfiend Advent Set
Bandit TrophyTo be Confirmed
Blood Lord's StaffTo be Confirmed
Beast's Skull TrophyTo be Confirmed
Bloody Warlord's WarningPurchased for 75,000 Red Dust from the Unconventional Steed Armor Vendor
Butcher's Trophy CleaverDropped in the random Dungeon named Boss The Butcher
Bone-Caged HeartTo be Confirmed
Bound FaithUnlocks after buying one of the three products of the Steel Series in partnership with Diablo 4
Brutal Wizard's StandardPurchased for 40,000 Red Dust from the Unconventional Steed Armor Vendor
Crest of RathmaTo be Confirmed
Cruel Assassin's SaddlebagPurchased for 40,000 Red Dust from the Unconventional Steed Armor Vendor
Cry of AshavaUnlocks after defeating the World Boss Ashava the Pestilent during Beta
Dark Knight's StrongboxPurchased for 40,000 Red Dust from the Unconventional Steed Armor Vendor
Decaying Shaman's SkullComes after completing the World Boss Slayer Challenge
Demonic Warlord's WindchimesPurchased for 75,000 Red Dust from the Unconventional Steed Armor Vendor
Drowned Seahag's HeadTo be Confirmed
Dark BannerTo be Confirmed
Dead Sea VesselPurchased for 1,500 Platinum from the Shop as part of the Brackish Fetch Set
Elemental HeartComes after completing the Trophy Hunter Challenge
Engorged HeartTo be Confirmed
Elder Druid's TotemTo be Confirmed
Fallen FamilyTo be Confirmed
Fallen Shaman's StaffTo be Confirmed
Golden SextantTo be Confirmed
Gruesome BannerComes after completing the Enemy of Sanctuary Challenge
Horadric TomeComes after completing the World Event Master Challenge
Iron ReliquaryComes after completing the Seasoned Paragon Challenge
Klath-Ulna's TithePurchased for 1,600 Platinum from the Shop as part of The Weight of Gold Set
Lamplighter's Lantern StaffComes after completing the Echo Destroyer Challenge
Message of the TriunePurchased for 1,500 Platinum from the Shop as part of the Three-Fold Nightmare Set
Mariner WillPurchased for 1,500 Platinum from the Shop as part of the Brackish Fetch Set
MortPurchased for 800 Platinum from the Shop as part of the Death's Burden Set
Morgan's CagePurchased for 800 Platinum from the Shop as part of the Death's Burden Set
Signal HornTo be Confirmed
Sanguine ReliquaryPurchased for 1,500 Platinum from the Shop as part of the Bloodfiend Advent Set
Steppe Fetish MaskTo be Confirmed
Shield of Mount ArreatTo be Confirmed
SanctusPurchased for 1,600 Platinum from the Shop as part of The Weight of Gold Set
Spectral BannerTo be Confirmed
Triune Blood FontComes after completing the Master Potion Brewer Challenge
Trade Consortium StrongboxUnlocks after completing the Altar of Lilith Collector Challenge
Unholy GrailPurchased for 1,500 Platinum from the Shop as part of the Three-Fold Nightmare Set
Witch's Travel-TotemTo be Confirmed

Mount Bardings

On the other hand, the Mound Bardings are related only to cosmetics and do not affect the game in any way. Moreover, you may find cosmetic items from the same sources from which you got a mount.

Similar to Mount Trophies, here’s how you can get all Mount Bardings according to my experience:

Mount BardingHow to Get
Ashava BardingAcquired from weekly exclusive rewards from Ashava the Pestilent World Boss
Barding of Elemental FuryTo be Confirmed
Barding of Mount ArreatAcquired from Monster loot from Stronghold loot and Treasure Goblins
Barding of RathmaTo be Confirmed
Barding of the Sightless EyeTo be Confirmed
Backguard TackTo be Confirmed
Bloodmare CoatPurchased for 1,500 Platinum from the Shop as part of the Bloodfiend Advent Set
Bloody Warlod's BardingTo be Confirmed
BonemailPurchased for 800 Platinum from the Shop as part of the Death's Burden Set
Brigandine BardingAcquired from chests and Monster loot
Brutal Wizard's BardingPurchased for 40,000 Red Dust from the Unconventional Steed Armor Vendor
Caparison of FaithComes with any pre-order of the game.
Cruel Assassin's BardingPurchased for 40,000 Red Dust from the Unconventional Steed Armor Vendor
Dark Knight's BardingPurchased for 40,000 Red Dust from the Unconventional Steed Armor Vendor
Demonic Warlord's BardingPurchased for 75,000 Red Dust from the Unconventional Steed Armor Vendor
Drowned Family ArmorTo be Confirmed
Elder Druid BardingTo be Confirmed
Faithless CagePurchased for 1,500 Platinum from the Shop as part of the Three-Fold Nightmare Set
Fallen BardingTo be Confirmed
Guulrahn BardingTo be Confirmed
Hawezar BardingDropped from chests in Hawezar and Monster loot
Hawezar TackDropped from chests in Hawezar and Monster loot
Hellborn CarapaceComes along with purchasing the Ultimate Edition of the game
Horadric TackAcquired for completing the Epic Adventurer Challenge
Kehjistani BardingDropped from chests in Kehjistan and Monster loot
Kehjistani TackDropped from chests in Kehjistan and Monster loot
Lamplighter's TackTo be Confirmed
Lorath's BardingTo be Confirmed
Old BlanketAfter Completing Donan's Favor Priority Quest
Pale BardingDropped from chests in Fractured Peaks and Monster loot
Pale TackDropped from chests in Fractured Peaks and Monster loot
Phantom BardingTo be Confirmed
Scales of the Dead SeaPurchased for 1,500 Platinum from the Shop as part of the Brackish Fetch Set
Scosglen BardingDropped from chests in Scosglen and Monster loot
Scosglen TackDropped from chests in Scosglen and Monster loot
Steppe BardingDropped from chests in Dry Steppes and Monster loot
Steppe TackDropped from chests in Dry Steppes and Monster loot
Sturdy SaddlePurchased for varying large amounts of Gold from a Stable Master
Trade Consortium TackComes after completing the Estuar Wanderer Challenge
Traveling Merchant's TackTo be Confirmed
Treasure Beast BardingDropped from Avarice the Gold Cursed World Boss from weekly exclusive rewards
Triune BardingTo be Confirmed
 
IMPORTANT: You cannot summon your mount in dungeons or in an indoor place.

All Mount Skills

Diablo 4: Mount Skills
Skills of Mounts [Image Captured by eXputer]
After you get a mount, you will discover some skills you can use with a mount to gain an advantage in a fight or be more efficient. In total, there is a total of seven skills, and each skill has its own cooldown period. Moreover, only two skills are available for all classes in Diablo 4; the other five are available for one class each.

The mount skills are as follows:

  • Spur – All Classes: allows you to move your mount faster.
  • Dismount – All Classes: lets you jump off the mount.
  • Bounding SlamBarbarian Class only: lets Barbarian pummel the ground twice after leaping from the mount. Deals 75% extra damage while stunning enemies. Requires a two-handed weapon.
  • VolleyRogue Class only: unleashes a volley of arrows after leaping from the mount, dealing 70% more damage. Requires a ranged weapon.
  • PummelDruid Class only: Shifts into a werebear and slams the ground, dealing 140% more damage while knocking down enemies for two and a half seconds.
  • Freezing WakeSorceress Class only: crystalize into a rushing piece of ice, dealing 60% extra damage and freezing all the enemies for two seconds.
  • Bone SpikeNecromancer Class only: slam the ground while unleashing a trail of spikes, dealing 80% more damage and stunning enemies for two seconds.

This concludes my guide. To get your first mount, you must complete Donan’s Favor Quest, which you will find in Act 4.

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