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A group of players riding on Mounts

Mounts are almost essential for crossing the vast expanses of Tamriel in good time. They have an additional sprint function that further decreases travel time. Several mounts are available for purchase with in-game gold or Crowns, and others are acquired through Crown Crates. Some mounts can also be earned by completing achievements. When your character reaches level 10, your level reward will include a sorrel horse.

Mounts can be horses, guar, kagouti, senche, camels, wolves, bears, elk, Dwarven spiders, or nix-oxen. In addition to their general species, some of them are even daedra or undead.

You can train your character's Riding Skill once per day by speaking with stablemasters, or as often as you like via the Crown Store, to receive a bonus to speed, inventory space, or stamina (up to the maximum of 60 points in each stat). The bonuses are permanent and cumulative, and are bound to the character rather than the mount, making the different mount types cosmetic. Three visual upgrades can also be applied to your mounts by increasing these stats. For more information, see Riding Skill.

Mounts cannot die, but you will be forced to dismount if they receive enough damage. Mounts cannot swim, and will disappear if you ride into deep water. To change mounts, bring up your Collections window, click Mounts, and select the one you wish to use. Mounts have a default name when bought, and this can also be changed in Collections. Mounts can jump, but only while moving. Attempting to jump without moving will cause the mount to perform an animation, as detailed on the mount type pages listed below. The size of your mount is scaled to match your character's height, resulting in mounts becoming larger when used by taller characters.

Multi-Rider Mounts allow you to ride with a passenger, such as another player or an NPC Companion.

Rider Altering MountsEdit

Some mounts alter the appearance of the rider while mounted.

  • The Chaurus Egg Chaser's Horse and Egg Hunter's Horse make the rider hold a basket full of eggs. The Jubilee Steed allows you to hold a slice of cake in your hand while riding.
  • The Hollowjack Rider Camel, Hollowjack Rider Guar, Hollowjack Rider Bear, Hollowjack Rider Senche, Hollowjack Flame-Skull Senche, Hollowjack Rider Horse, Hollowjack Wraith-Lantern Steed, Hollowjack Daedra-Skull Wolf, and Hollowjack Rider Wolf all remove the rider's head on top of giving them objects to hold.
  • The Apex reward mounts from the Baandari Pedlar Crown Crates and the Ja'zennji Siir Fox make the rider hold a lunar compass while mounted.

Deprecated MountsEdit

Prior to Update 6, horses were the only available mounts and different horses had different stats. Stats were merged into Riding Skill on a per-character basis in Update 6, and horses became cosmetic only with no individual benefits.

Common Horse Palomino Horse Imperial Horse
No bonus stats, available from the Stablemaster for 17,200 Gold. Became the Sorrel Horse. No bonus stats. Purchased online then available at a Stablemaster for 1 Gold at Level 3 (previously 10). Later available from the Crown Store. No bonus stats. Included with the Imperial Edition then available from a Stablemaster for 1 Gold. Now unlocked directly.
Draft Horse Gaited Horse Light Horse
10 point bonus to carrying capacity, available at the Stablemaster for 42,700 Gold. Became the Brown Paint Horse. 10 point bonus to stamina, available at the Stablemaster for 42,700 Gold. Became the Midnight Steed. 10% bonus to speed, available at the Stablemaster for 42,700 Gold. Became the Bay Dun Horse.

Cut ContentEdit

  • Silt Hoppers have built-in rider features in-game and were found in the game files following the release of Morrowind. The use of Silt Hoppers as mounts appears to have been abandoned.
  • Horse Racing was planned to be a mechanic as far back as the game's launch, but it was scrapped. Assets for this feature, including UI elements and voice lines are present in the files.