Introduced in the Burning Crusade expansion, flying is one of World of Warcraft's most revolutionary additions.
Being able to forgo your hard-earned ground mount in favor of one that can take you to the skies is invaluable as not only is it faster numbers wise but it also innately gets you to your destination quicker by being able to ignore common obstacles.
Being such a popular feature in the demon-filled expansion, it'll take on an even more crucial role in the upcoming WoW Classic expansion, Wrath of the Lich King via Cold Weather Flying as there will be tons of ground to cover over in the frost-covered land of Northrend.
That's why we've created a handy dandy guide on how to get it.
UPDATED - Faction Changing Confirmed for WotLK Classic
After much deliberation from Blizzard's side, both Faction changes and Race changes will be available for WoW Classic WotLK.
This comes after the devs initially planned to not offer Faction changing as their eyes "it removed some of that fantasy feeling of having dramatically different physical attributes that affect" player gameplay.
It's worth noting that Faction changing, and Race changing as well, will not be available as soon as the expansion releases in September.
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How to get Cold Weather Flying in WoW Classic WotLK
Once you've arrived in the frozen lands of Northrend, you'll be forced to undergo vast explorations throughout its zones. Be it the fan-favorite Grizzly Hills during your leveling adventures or the Lich King's dominated grounds of Icecrown, it's a lot of traveling.
At first, you'll be able to do so with your ground mount, but once you've reached level 77, that'll all change with Cold Weather Flying.
To learn Cold Weather Flying, you must be at the required level and know Expert Riding or, if a Druid, have Flight Form. The skill costs 1,000 gold.
Here are the trainers that can help you learn it:
- Roxi Ramrocket at K3, Storm Peaks.
- Pilot Vic at River's Heart, Sholazar Basin
- Hira Snowdawn at Krasus' Landing in Dalaran. Hira also offers the Tome of Cold Weather Flight, which allows your alts to learn Cold Weather Flying at level 68, avoiding tons of wasted time and gold.
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Price reductions with Reputation
Seeing as 1,000 is a pretty steep price for Cold Weather Flying, there are a few ways to reduce it via reputation.
There are several reputation-based discounts players can access for both Alliance and Horde.
For Alliance, earning Exalted with the Valiance Expedition can reduce the cost, while for the Horde, earning Exalted with the Warsong Offensive can reduce the cost.
Alliance players can purchase their flying from Maigra Keenfeather in Valiance Keep in Howling Fjord while Horde players can purchase it from Wind Rider Sabamba in Warsong Hold in Borean Tundra.
Alternatively, if you've done your rep grinding in TBC Classic, high amounts of reputation with certain NPCs can reduce the costs even more. Alliance players have Hargen Bronzewing at Honor Hold while Horde players have Wing Rider Jahubo in Thrallmar, both in Hellfire Peninsula.