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Mounts In ESO

Mounts In ESO

In The Elder Scrolls Online you can use mounts to increase the speed at which you can travel around Tamriel and also to increase your carrying capacity. They also look cool. There are a number of different types of mounts available from common horses to guar and even some senche tigers!

You can access your mounts through the Collections UI and mounts are account-wide, so you will have access to all of your mounts on all of your characters. Once a mount is active press ‘H’ to ride / get off your mount. On XBox One hold down the select button and on PS4 hold the touchpad in the middle.

Riding Skills

There are 3 riding skills that a character can learn to increase the speed, stamina and carrying capacity of mounts that you use. The riding skills can be found in your character screen below your character stats. To level your riding skills simply visit the stables in any major city and pay 250 gold to the stable master to increase either speed, stamina or carrying capacity.

All of the riding skills can be upgraded 60 times so that you can get a 60% increase in all 3 skills.

You can only learn 1 skill every 20 hours – so visiting the stables is a daily activity.

Your riding skills are character specific, while the actual mounts themselves are account wide.

You can use any mount on any of your characters but the speed, stamina and carrying capacity will be different on each of your characters.

You can now also purchase Riding Lessons from the Crown Store that will let you upgrade your Riding Skills faster than at the stables.

Speed

Speed increases the movement speed of your active mount, up to a total 60% above normal speed. Speed is handy for travelling the world – especially in Cyrodiil where there are vast distances! You might notice when you first arrive in Cyrodiil that a lot of players have fast mounts in order to travel from keep to keep.

Stamina

Stamina increases your active mounts’s stamina pool. Your mount uses stamina to sprint and is not related to your character’s stamina pool. Your mount uses stamina to keep your mounted when you get attacked. If your mount is out of stamina then you will be knocked from your mount as soon as an attack is made. If your mount has some stamina left then you can remain mounted and take more damage before being knocked off. Getting knocked off your mount is dangerous – especially in Cyrodiil – as this will stun you for about 3 seconds.

Carrying Capacity

Carrying capacity increases the size of your inventory, up to a total of 60 slots, if you have a mount active. This is really handy, especially for collecting all of those crafting materials!

Horses In ESO

Mounts

There are different types of mounts available in ESO – horses, guar and even senche.

There is no difference between each of the mounts (apart from looks) as riding stats are now based on individual character’s riding skills rather than the mounts themselves.

 

Horses

Horses were the first mount in Elder Scrolls Online and can be purchased from the stables in any major city. There are 4 types of horses available from the stables. If you purchase the Imperial Edition you will have access to the Imperial Horse in your Collections UI. If you purchase a horse from the stables it will become account wide in your Collections UI so any of your characters can use it.

Horses will always be able to sprint, even when they are out of stamina – it is a perk that only horses have. If you are out of stamina, however, you will be knocked off your horse as soon as you take any damage and this will cause you to be stunned for about 3 seconds.

Note: While the prices of the horses vary, the stats do not. Stats are tied to the character riding them – so the only difference between mounts is looks!

 

Stable Horses

Sorrel Horse (Common Horse)

Common Horse ESO

This horse costs 10,000 gold from the stables in any major city.

Brown Paint Horse (Draft Horse)

Draft Horse ESO

This horse costs 42,700 gold from the stables in any major city.

Midnight Steed (Gaited Horse)

Gaited Horse ESO

This horse costs 42,700 gold from the stables in any major city.

Bay Dun Horse (Light Horse)

Light Horse ESO

This horse costs 42,700 gold from the stables in any major city.

Imperial Light Horse

Imperial Horse ESO

This horse comes with the Imperial Edition.

Palomino Horse

Palomino Horse

This horse is on sale in the ESO Store for USD $15.

 

Crown Store Horses

The following horses are available on the Crown Store for 900 Crowns each.

Dappled Gray Palfrey

Dappled Gray Palfrey

This horse is on the Crown Store for 900 Crowns.

Gray Yokudan Charger

Gray Yokudan Charger

This horse is on the Crown Store for 900 Crowns.

Piebald Destrier

Piebald Destrier

This horse is on the Crown Store for 900 Crowns.

White Mane Horse

White Mane Horse

This horse is on the Crown Store for 900 Crowns.

Nightmare Courser

Nightmare Courser

This horse is on the Crown Store for 900 Crowns.

Frost Mare

Frost Mare

This is a limited edition horse on the Crown Store.

 

Guar

Guar are available in the Crown Store.

The following Guar are available on the Crown Store for 1,300 Crowns each.

Banded Guar Charger

Banded Guar Charger

This guar mount is on the Crown Store for 1300 Crowns.

Tessellated Guar

Tessellated Guar

This guar mount is on the Crown Store for 1300 Crowns.

Golden Eye Guar

Golden Eye Guar

This guar mount is on the Crown Store for 1300 Crowns.

 

Senche

Senche are sometimes available in the Crown Store. The Striped Senche Tiger was also the 12 Month Loyalty Reward.

At the moment there are no Senche mounts on the Crown Store.

In the past the following Senche were sold and they may become available again in the future.

Spotted Leopard Senche

Senche Leopard

This senche mount was a limited edition on the Crown Store.

Black Panther-Senche

Black Senche Panther

This senche mount was a limited edition on the Crown Store.

Senche Lioness

Senche Lioness

This senche mount is on the Crown Store.

Striped Tiger Senche

Striped Tiger Senche

This senche mount was only given as the 12 Month Reward in March 2015.

 

37 Comments

  • Thomas
    Jun 12, 2015

    I can not purchase a tiger or panther as a mount, and I would really like one! How can I make this happen??

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    • ESO Academy
      Jun 12, 2015

      At the moment they have taken off the Senche mounts from the Crown Store as they were for a limited time. I think they will be added another Senche mount soon, however, as they were quite popular! 🙂

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      • Walker
        Aug 30, 2015

        Are you guys going to add the Black Panther again because I just bought this game and I thought that the Panther was a sweet mount pls add again.

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        • nips
          Sep 13, 2015

          Pretty sure that this website isn’t in charge of the Crown Store, only reports on it. So sadly you are asking the wrong people to put it back on the store.

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      • Ronnie
        Mar 29, 2016

        Will the limited time mounts ever come back? I really want the panther one

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        • Eve
          Oct 26, 2016

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    • ESO MASTER
      Oct 18, 2015

      Well first you have to buy it in the Crown Store, then you go to Collections, Mounts, then activate the Mount.

      Reply
  • chria
    Jun 13, 2015

    I have a xBox One how do I use my mount?

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    • xMIKIANx
      Jun 13, 2015

      Hold the select button.

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    • JD
      Jun 15, 2015

      Buy a PS4, and then hold the touchpad in the middle.

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      • NotASonyFanboy
        Jul 28, 2015

        Or buy a PS4, let it collect dust like my PS3 did, and then hold the Back/View button while playing ESO on your XBox One.

        Reply
        • Pimpfromdowntown
          Aug 10, 2015

          Why would you ever play an Xbox One when PS4 was proven better in every way? Better yet, why play console at all when 500 dollars can custom build a computer that would stomp all consoles?

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          • joesephbenividez
            Sep 23, 2015

            Unless you love sports in that case XBox One triumphs over PS4.

  • Christophe
    Jun 17, 2015

    How original JD your parents must be so proud of the comedian they raised.

    Reply
    • badyams
      Jun 29, 2015

      Hey. JD made me laugh so his/her parents can be darn proud.

      Reply
  • Halfbakedleo
    Jul 3, 2015

    Are the riding stats on each horse or are they on the character? I want to buy a different horse but I don’t want to upgrade it again .

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    • ESO Academy
      Jul 3, 2015

      They are per character, so you can get multiple mounts and have the same Riding Skills.

      Reply
  • Dyce
    Jul 21, 2015

    Why would they remove the stats from the horses yet not make the price of all horses the same if they are completely the same in terms of statistic capabilities?
    One would think that the same price for all mounts would probably eliminate the confusion brought on through the description of each mount that implies each has a specific trait that stands out when compared to the others.

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    • ESO Academy
      Jul 22, 2015

      Yeah I am not sure why they have kept the prices the same from the time when the different mounts actually had extra stats. Maybe for the looks? I agree though, the different prices and descriptions are confusing when they give no extra stats.

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      • charlmgn
        Mar 5, 2016

        Actually, the basic mount used to be 17,200g before they added mounts to our collections. And just like any other mount that has extra visual features, even if there’s no extra benefits anymore, the more elaborate mount costs more.

        In general, horses cost the least, with more elaborate versions going for more. Also, the Nightmare Courser was never 900 crowns. It has always been 2500 crowns.

        At least now they have basic versions of the Senche and Bear mounts permanently on the Crown Store for 1800 crowns each, for those who missed any limited release and want those particular models.

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  • Ricardo
    Aug 4, 2015

    Can’t we attack on a mount? That’s kinda lame…

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    • Ssalaar
      Aug 4, 2015

      If they allow attacking on a mount then they should have it that mounts can die (thus raising another delemia of mounts attacking). Now if they do die, it would be cool to have a 5 day recuperating penalty for letting your mount die but thus with the mount disappearing each time you mount and unmount, gives the horse a magical appearance? Or is that the unicorn blood they have? Next the players are going to want flying and turn it into some hokey MMO.

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  • Jordan
    Aug 19, 2015

    I would love for ESO to get more into the mounts. Flying mounts, water mounts. Just for ESO to get more creative with the mounts we can use.

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  • Togamau
    Aug 21, 2015

    So, how much does a baseline mount increase movement speed? Since “Major Expedition” buff gives 40% move speed and sprinting on top of that seems to outrun most mounts.

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  • glenn
    Oct 1, 2015

    I think there should be racial mounts implemented into the game. To give people the ability to tell what race people are based upon what kind of mount that they ride. I say this because due to armour Motifs it’s difficult to tell on style alone. The mounts would work so that specific races could buy their mount with in-game currency, but if they wanted another races mount then they would have to invest into Crown Points. This could raise a lot of revenue if done correctly. The mounts would be as follows.

    Imperial – Imperial Horse.
    Nord – Bear (Colours Could Vary).
    Orc – Something bestial like wild bore.
    Redguard – Dunripper.
    Breton – Lion (With Main).
    D. Elf – Kwama.
    W. Elf – Deer.
    H. Elf – White Elk.
    Khajit – Senche (Tiger, Panther)
    Argonian – Wamasu.

    Also, There would be the Alliance mounts taken from the head races of each Alliance (Breton, Nord, High Elf). Anyone else but me think this would he awesome?

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  • steven
    Oct 31, 2015

    So I want to buy ESO Plus but I have more than one character on my one gamer tag so I know you get 1500 Crowns but is that just for one character or all of them and if just one how do you choose which character?

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  • Josh
    Dec 8, 2015

    It applies to all characters. You can use anything you buy through the Crown Store with any of your characters.

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  • Junior
    Dec 16, 2015

    Hey I started playing this game I bought a Senche Lioness an a Dragontailed Goat, first question does the goat grow an get bigger an fight for you cause in the description it says it can hit as hard as a Dragontailed Ram? An my other question is if I bought the Senche Lioness on one my character will I have that mount when I make a new character? I hope you can cause if not your just trying to make more money off me an it would be ridiculous if you couldn’t.

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    • Retribution
      Dec 18, 2015

      The mount is across all characters.

      The pet (Dragontailed Goat) is probably a vanity pet and wont fight for you. The Crown Store doesn’t sell anything that will give a player an advantage that they cannot earn through playing the game.

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  • deadlyxwolf0703
    Dec 28, 2015

    I would love to know what mounts are coming in 2016 on top of that I would love a wolf mount as well as wolf pet or wolf puppy pet kinda like the the bear thing so yeah that would be nice let me know if that’s ever coming plz…

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    • ESO Academy
      Feb 5, 2016

      I haven’t heard anything about a wolf mount, but I know a wolf pet is on the way!

      Reply
  • Stefan
    Feb 10, 2016

    When is it possible to buy som new mounts, maybe a spotted leopard? I think its long time since we got new mount.

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    • charlmgn
      Mar 5, 2016

      When the Thieves Guild dlc goes live in the next week there’s supposed to be a limited-release Dro-m’athra Senche in the Crown Store. I really liked the look of this on the PTS, so I’m definitely getting it. It has the basic model of the Black Panther Senche, but with blue light oozing out of it in places and leaves a trail of “dro-m’athra essence” when it runs. It’s also the first mount that rises up out of the ground when summoned instead of just appearing.

      In short, it looks pretty sweet, so if you want a limited-edition mount, make sure you get it while it’s available. They’ve stated repeatedly that they won’t re-release the same mounts in order to give players a chance to have “exclusive” mounts. They made one exception to this when they re-released the Black Panther Senche and the Spotted Leopard Senche, which they explained was to give console players a chance at them, since they were released before the game was available on consoles.

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  • Crazyzeus
    Feb 25, 2016

    I would li e for them to have a snake mount

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  • savagesqueen
    Mar 2, 2016

    I bought the frost mare and just found that it isn’t in my mount section. If it was any other mount I would not care but I used cash for crowns and bought that special mount. Is there anything you can do about this glitch? My senche tiger one is there but not my frost mare..

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    • charl
      Mar 5, 2016

      Realize this is a fan site, not an official site. You’ll have to contact customer support either in-game or through the official ESO website. You can type /bug in game to make a report.

      Reply
  • Molly
    Dec 4, 2016

    I haven’t seen anyone ask yet. So. Where can I find the elemental mounts? I say a guy riding a rock lion held together by lightening and i want to know if its a dlc, if i can get it from a quest or if it was a limited addition for the crow store?

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