How to get a mount in Diablo 4 – list of mounts and all mount skills in Season 3

How to get a mount in Diablo 4 – list of mounts and all mount skills in Season 3
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Wondering how to get a mount in Diablo 4?

For those new to the Diablo series, mounts are horses that you’re able to use in the game. It’s far quicker to traverse the world using a mount but you won’t be able to unlock one immediately despite some cues early on that they’re available.

The possibility of unlocking a mount is revealed to you as soon as you reach Kyovashad with Lorath. You can speak with the stable master to see what options are available. However, you’ll need to stick to trekking across Sanctuary and fighting monsters on foot for quite a while.

During our playthrough while compiling our Diablo 4 review, we can confirm the only hint you’re given as to how to get a mount is that you must complete the quest Mount: Donan’s Favor quest. Don’t worry, we’ll go into this in detail below. Check out all the Diablo 4 Season 3 details as well.

How to get a mount in Diablo 4: The player riding a horse through Crumbling Pass.
The player riding a horse through Crumbling Pass in Diablo 4. Image captured by VideoGamer.

How to unlock mounts in Diablo 4

To get a mount in Diablo 4, you must complete Mount Donan’s Favor, which is unlocked at the start of Act 4 A Gathering Storm. You won’t be able to skip to this, as it’s locked. This means that you must beat the first three acts to trigger Act 4 and then get to the desert biome on foot. You can do the three acts in whatever order you want but all three need wrapping up. Check out how many acts are in Diablo 4 to give you an idea of what to expect. Once you have unlocked the mount for one character, you’ll have it unlocked for all of your other characters.

Thankfully, it’s fairly simple to prioritize the main story and clear the first three acts. You can then return to explore the open world once you’ve unlocked mounts. Once you’ve unlocked Mount Donan’s Favor, to complete it you must simply head back to the north of Kyovashad. Then speak with Oskar, the stable master there.

Diablo 4 how to get a mount: An image of the Spectral Charge Mount in the game.
An image of the Spectral Charge Mount in Diablo 4. Image from Blizzard.

How to use a mount in Diablo 4

You can summon your mount by pressing the Right button on the D-pad. Remember that dungeons don’t let you use your mount. You can’t run around bosses or a world boss on horseback. Your basic mount can be switched to a special mount by spending real money or in-game currency.

Oskar will explain exactly how mounts work, then you can ride away with the ability to hurtle around the map at a much faster pace. Once you have unlocked the mount for one character, you will have it unlocked for all of your other characters.

Remember, you will have to dismount if you want to engage in combat – you are unable to attack while riding a horse. Mounts also have bursts of speed that are available, allowing you to accelerate fast for short periods of time. This is great to avoid groups of enemies, or if you want to traverse the map faster.

Mount changes in Diablo 4 so far

We aren’t sure if Diablo 4 Season 3 will bring any QoL improvements to mounts as such. It has been confirmed that a Diablo 4 WASD movement option will be implemented, meaning that you can control your horse this way too.

Season 2 brought welcome improvements to mounts, particularly in movement speed. Here are the notable mount changes in Season of Blood for Diablo 4 players:

  • Players can now use the Spur ability to break through pesky barricades without dismounting.
  • Your mounts will also be around 15% faster.
  • Reduced cooldowns for manual dismounting (10 to 5 seconds) and those dismounting attacks (10 to 3 seconds).
Diablo 4 how to get a mount: An image of the Demonbinder Mount Armour in the game.
An image of the Demonbinder Mount Armour in Diablo 4. Image from Blizzard.

New mounts in Diablo 4 and how to get them

Here are the new mounts and accessories from Diablo 4 Season 3:

  • Awoken Spheral Barding Mount Armor – Tier 90 of the Diablo 4 Season 3 battle pass
  • Awoken Clockwork Equid Mount – Tier 90 of the Diablo 4 Season 3 battle pass

Season of Blood also added some new mounts and accessories:

  • Demonbinder Mount Armour Cosmetic – Chance to drop if you beat Grigoire, the Galvanic Saint.
  • Smoldering Brimstone Mount – Chance to drop when you beat Echo of Duriel.
  • Salmagundi Mount – Obtained from an older Season Journey.
  • Strips and Points Mount Armour – Obtained from an older Season Journey.
  • Awoken Mount and Mount Armor – Found in an older battle pass.
  • Famished Thoroughbred Mount – Found in an older battle pass.

While Season Blessings were around in Season 1, Season of Blood added the Urn of Swift Travel, which boosts how quickly your trusty Mount can recover from sprinting. There are new ones in Season of the Construct too.

List of mounts in Diablo 4 and how to get them

Oskar will have a small selection of horses to choose from, including some unique ones for those with the Deluxe edition of the game, namely the Temptation Mount. You’ll also have a few customization options to purchase too. For example, choose what saddles and armor your mount will wear. But these are mostly cosmetics. You can also add horse armor like bardings and hoof plates or mount trophies to your mount. These are cosmetic trinkets that enhance your mount’s appearance.

Here’s a list of all the mounts in Diablo 4 and how to get them:

  • Bloody Mount – 100,000 Red Dust in the Fields of Hatred
  • Grey Steed Mount – 20,000 Gold
  • Mottled Steed Mount – 20,000 Gold
  • Old Nell Mount – Complete Donan’s Favor quest
  • Endurance Mount – Penitent Dragoon Prestige purchase (1600 Platinum)
  • Ingot Mount – Weight of Gold Prestige purchase (1600 Platinum)
  • Liath Icehowl Mount – Crypt Hunter add-on
  • Triune Charger Mount – Three-Fold Nightmare Prestige purchase (1500 Platinum)
  • Light-Bearer Mount – Game pre-order bonus
  • Primal Instinct Mount – Gift two Twitch subscriptions
  • Temptation Mount – Deluxe Edition and Ultimate Edition bonus
  • Bloody Liquid – Defeat the Echo of Lilith
  • Brigand’s Mount – Chance to drop from any enemy mob or chest
  • Blood Bay Mount – Chance to drop from any enemy mob or chest in the Kehjistan region
  • Buckskin Bay Mount – Chance to drop from any enemy mob or chest in the Kehjistan region
  • Caldeum Mount – Chance to drop from any enemy mob or chest
  • Cavalier’s Mount – Chance to drop from any enemy mob or chest
  • Decaying Mount – Chance to drop from Treasure Goblins
  • Dustback Mount – Chance to drop from any enemy mob or chest in the Dry Steppes region
  • Executioner’s Mount – Chance to drop from any enemy mob or chest
  • Granite-Coat Mount – Chance to drop from any enemy mob or chest in the Scosglen region
  • Grisly Calico Mount – Chance to drop from any enemy mob or chest
  • Marsh Roan Mount – Chance to drop from any enemy mob or chest in the Hawezar region
  • Marshback Mount – Chance to drop from any enemy mob or chest in the Hawezar region
  • Pale Mount – Chance to drop from any enemy mob or chest in the Fractured Peaks region
  • Plains Yearling Mount – Unknown
  • Seal Brown Mount – Chance to drop from any enemy mob or chest
  • Spectral Charger Mount – Gathering Legions events and Nightmare Dungeons
  • Spotted Shale-Coat Mount – Chance to drop from any enemy mob or chest in the Scosglen region
  • Striped Steppe Mount – Chance to drop from any enemy mob or chest in the Dry Steppes region
  • Trapper’s Mount – Chance to drop from any enemy mob or chest

Best mounts in Diablo 4

Here are our top mounts for Diablo 4:

  • Spectral Charge Mount
  • Decaying Steed
  • Temptation Mount
  • Liath Icehowl Mount
  • Cavalier’s Steed
Diablo 4 how to get a mount: An image of a player riding a deluxe edition bonus mount in the game.
An image of a player riding a deluxe edition bonus mount in Diablo 4. Image captured by VideoGamer.

All Diablo 4 mount skills

Once you get a mount, there are several skills available. Some are universal and can be used by all classes. Others are unique dismount abilities mapped to whatever class you have chosen, but all deal damage to enemies. With each of these skills, there is a brief cooldown period.

Here is the complete Diablo 4 mount skills list:

  • Spur (All classes): Allows you to make the mount run faster for a short duration.
  • Dismount (All classes): Allows you to get off the mount.
  • Bounding Slam (Barbarian class only): Leap from the mount and pummel the ground twice in quick succession, dealing damage to nearby enemies.
  • Freezing Wake (Sorceress class only): Jump off mount as a wisp of ice and deal damage to enemies.
  • Bone Spike (Necromancer class only): Leap from the mount and slam the ground, causing spikes to erupt, damaging enemies.
  • Volley (Rogue class only): Leap upwards and fire a barrage of arrows, damaging foes.
  • Pummel (Druid class only): Transform into a Wearbear and leap from mount before slamming the ground.

Mount armor and cosmetics do not affect mount skills in Diablo 4

All customization options are purely cosmetic. This means that your first horse will function the same way as one that has been found or purchased later on.

Now you know how to get a mount in Diablo 4 Season 3, why not read our guide on how long Diablo 4 is, so you know exactly how much further you have to go? We’ve also covered all the Diablo 4 Silent Chest locations. Keep track of the Diablo 4 Season Journey to get more battle pass rewards. Season of the Construct brings a new Diablo 4 Seneschal companion to the game. Blizzard Entertainment ensured that all Seasons put a unique spin on Diablo 4. Season of the Malignant brought Malignant Hearts to the game while Season of Blood followed it up with vampiric powers.

If you’re new to the game, you may want to check out our build guides – including the Diablo 4 best Barbarian Build and the Diablo 4 best Necromancer Build. Happy demon slaying.

Diablo 4 mount FAQ

What level do you get a mount in Diablo 4?

You need to reach Act 4 before you can get a mount in Diablo 4.

Can I buy a mount in Diablo 4?

You can buy mounts in the Diablo 4 store for either in-game currency or real-world money.