And we are talking newbie basics, since I am still fairly new myself (my highest chara being 34 currently). So this is mainly just stuff I puzzled out on my own either by googling or tooling around with my mounts. I’m not going to post pictures of all the mounts, but if that is more what you are after there is an excellent post over on the russian forums with tons of pics and some descriptions.
Hope this helps a new player or two. I’ll be updating this guide as I learn more.
Table of Contents
Level & Hunger
Empire Daily Quest Guide
Feed Amount Table
NOTE: Gpotatoes, Gem Shards and Premium Crystals are all basically the same thing. Gpots can be purchased with real money. Gem Shards can be purchased with either Gpots or in-game gold. And Premium Crystals can be purchased with either Gpots or Gem Shards.
Mounts are in the Travel > Mounts and Supplies tab of the Item Shop.
Easiest way to acquire a mount is to shell out 900 (non-sale price) gpots for the[Enchanted Saddle] in the item shop for the (League) [Palamino Runner] or(Empire) [Dark Gray Steed]. Or for 1,250 gpots you can get an [Indigo Wolf], it is the same rank as the Enchanted Saddle horse but a little faster.
You also have the option to get the [Swift Stallion Bridle] for 2,000 Premium Crystals, which gives you a faster, rank 3 horse–though keep in mind it requires 3 times the amount of feed to level (more on this later)–or [Stronghorn's Hoof] for 3,000 Premium Crystals, which is an armored rhino.
Sometimes you can get lucky and catch a cheap mount on the Auction House, too, but they can be a bit pricey. [Enchanted Saddles] and [Molten Wolf Tokens] are on the AH pretty regularly between 1,600 – 2,500 gold. My Molten Wolf Token was only 550 gold, so they have gotten pretty low before. If you have a surplus of gold, you can also check and see if either [Stormrider's Feather] or a [Sinister Lion] is up.
You also have the option to buy 100 of a certain type of token (Token of Stormrider, Token of the Gray Rhinoceros, etc.), but that can often be more expensive than just waiting for the mount itself to appear on the AH.
There are a few mounts you can get from in-game and forum events if you are lucky and they happen to be going on:
[Sunny Steed] is a reward from the Tropical Atoll event. While this event is going on, you get sent to a resort and can play games/ do quests for Tropical Gift boxes, the Sunny Steed is a rare drop from these boxes.
[Dark Gray Wolf] is a mount you can pick up during the Release Event. It is sold for 5 Platinum Coins by the Release Event vendor. The coins are dropped by random mobs all over the world, but the easiest way to get Platinum Coins during this event is to open Small, Medium and Large Gift Boxes.
[Sinister Lion], [Overlord’s Dreadnaught] and [Stormrider's Feather] (and possibly more, but these are the ones I have seen)have all been used as prizes for forum events, raffles and Log-In events in the past. You can check the forums in the General section to see what events are currently going on.
These are different skins your mount can have. You can check out what each of your mounts look like, plus what different skins you can get for their species by clicking through all of the little icons above your stable slots. The icons also give you an idea of where you can get that mount skin from. Once you have a pattern, you can switch to it at any time in the stable, even while mounted. You can even make a specific pattern your mount hotkey by dragging the pattern’s icon from the stable to your hotkey bar so that you mount right onto that pattern everytime without having to switch in the stable.
Sometimes, in order to unlock a skin for your mount you’ll have to learn a new mount, this is actually pretty cool since it keeps you from having to level up a whole new mount from 1-11. (Example: My mount is a Dark Gray Wolf and in order for it to use the firey pattern I had to buy a Molten Wolf Token)
In order to learn a mount, you need an open stable slot. Every character starts out with three free stable slots, which become viewable after learning your first mount. Additional slots can be bought from the Item Shop for 175 gPots using the [Stable Enlarger] item. You get one slot per Stable Enlarger and it can be found in the Travel > Mounts and Supplies tab.
Their health and regeneration rate level with you, but casting speed and run speed remain the same regardless of a character’s level. All stats increase as the mount itself levels up and once it levels it will remain that level even through hunger, death and dismounting. Below is a list of different mount species’ stats when ridden by a level 51 (max) character:
Table copied verbatim from the table over on the Russian forums. Credit goes to them!
*Not sure this is the right name for the rank 2 wolf, any help would be appreciated
Mounts have their own health bar and can take damage if you get hit while riding, if a mount’s health runs out you will automatically be dismounted. Also worth noting that mounts cannot really die, if the mount runs out of health it is just dismissed and can be mounted again with full health when out of combat.
Mounts can level from 1 to 11 and their speed, health and regen all increase while cast time decreases with each level. They gain experience by being given [Mount Feed], 1 feed counts for one point of experience. The Saturation count lets you know how many more feed you can give your mount before it will stop counting towards it’s level for that day.
When your mount gets hungry it’s stats drop considerably, giving it 1 [Mount Feed]will bring it’s stats back up for 30 minutes. You can give it more feed to increase the time until it gets hungry, up to 3 feed (total of 1.5 hours), after the time reaches 1.5 hours it no longer counts towards the timer if you feed it more. You can feed your mount even when it’s unable to gain experience if you run out of time and it gets hungry, but this will of course not count toward it’s experience.
Scrolls of the Commander are items that can sometimes be found in Radiant Strongboxes, they teach you skills that can be used while mounted or to summon your mounts more quickly. You bring the scrolls to the Goblin Banker of your faction to learn.
[Lesser Scroll of the Commander] teaches you Gallop, which increases your movement speed to 13 yards per second for 12 seconds. You must be mounted to use this ability. 3 minutes cooldown.
[Greater Scroll of the Commander] teaches you Veil of Speed, which makes your mount and yourself invisible for 6 seconds. 3 minutes cooldown.
[Enchanted Scroll of the Commander] teaches you Strategic Advantage, which is a passive skill that restores 2% of your mana and health every 2 seconds while you are mounted.
[Major Scroll of the Commander] teaches you Tactical Advantage, which is a passive skill that decreases the summoning time of all your mounts by 20%.
As a recap, 1 [Mount Feed] will give you one point of experience. The amount of experience needed to level goes up each time your mount’s level increases, and I’ve included a table at the end of this guide that can tell you how much feed is required for each level. Rank plays a part in how much feed your mount will require to level as well, the higher the mount’s rank the more feed it will cost you to level him.
You can get 50 [Mount Feed] from the Item Shop for 175 gPots and that is the fastest way to level your mount.
Another way to get feed is by doing the daily quest given by Rune Supply Merchants (EMPIRE) Semer Nemar or (LEAGUE) the Mysterious Family, the quest rewards a sack with 10 mount feed points. Semer Nemar is found on the second floor of Yasker’s Tower, and the Mysterious Family is found in the Gibberling District in Novograd. More info on the League side of the quest can be found here (I’ll create a League guide when I get around to leveling a character on that side to 15, elsewise someone nice could help me out and take some screenies for me), but here is a screen shot of the League quest giver:
The League Quest Giver, the Mysterious Family is in the Gibberling District of Novograd:
I have created a quick Empire guide to the quest:
The Empire Quest Giver, Semer Nemar is in the Northeast corner of Yasker’s Tower on the second floor
Strongaxe the Righteous is in the Astral Quarter, near the spider enclosure
Yasskul Userhet is in the Nezebgrad Port, north of the city, he is in the large building
Sarang Ahotep is in the baracade between Old Square and the Boiler Camp
Sino the Merciless is in the Igsh Military District zone at the Imperial Training Camp
Larisa Nevolina is in the Igsh Military District zone, east of Termitka Prison
Hope this helped Thanks for reading. If anyone has questions or comments they can feel free to send me a whisper/note in game <3
Credits go to SMOOZE.