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WoWMay 7, 2020 2:00 pm CT

Unicorns will be able to fly in Shadowlands!

What’s that up in the sky? Is it a bird? A plane? No! it’s a… Unicorn?

We’ve just found out that the latest Shadowlands alpha build has changed the classification of some of our favorite horned mounts. They all used to be ground mounts — boring, old, stuck on the ground mounts. But now they’re all listed as flying mounts! Maybe the power of the afterlife has worked some magic on them. Maybe a bored wizard did it. Either way, you’ll be able to travel the skies in style on your one-horned friend of choice.

Frankly, it’s about time. Unicorns are some of the most magical mounts in the history of magical mounts — that these ones couldn’t fly was just shocking. Plus all of these mounts are kind of tricky to get. Either you have to be lucky and hope that the Dreamweavers like you enough, solve a devilish maze that randomizes itself every time you go into it, convince 100 different factions across the universe of Warcraft that you’re the bee’s knees, or just spend a bunch of time in battlegrounds. It was a downer to finally get one, and then only use it sometimes on your lowbie alts. Sure you could be lucky and get the Dreamweaver Paragon mount on your first try, but what are the odds of that?

If none of those options seem like they’re up your alley, don’t fret too much. There are a pair of unnamed placeholder horned horses that have been found in the alpha. Literally. All we know about them is that their names are Placeholder Horned Horse and that they used to be ground mounts but now they’re flying mounts.

Unicorns wouldn’t look that much out of place in Bastion, so maybe we’ll find one there. Or maybe we’ll have to go on a long quest to rescue one from the clutches of the Necrolords or Venthyr. Learning along the way that the greatest treasure was inside us all along, or that the true Unicorn mount was the friends we made on our journey.

Now that we have one example of a horned ground mount learning to fly, are the Triceratops next?

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