Diablo 4 introduces many new features, including mounts, to its ARPG game for the first time. Mounts (or horses) can help you make your journey through Sanctuary a pleasant experience. However, obtaining the mounts requires the players to go through a chunk of the acts in Diablo 4. This article aims to help simplify the process of getting mounts in Diablo 4 easier. So, read on to learn how to get yourself a horse to make your journey across Sanctuary faster.
Steps to Get a Mount (Horse) in Diablo 4
Back during the Diablo 4 beta, we had limited information about how to get and use mounts. Fortunately, with the game’s release, we are now aware of the requirements to get mounts.
For the first time in the RPG series, Diablo features rideable mounts, which is a needed addition. After all, Diablo 4 features one big open world as compared to the different biomes across the various acts in the first game. Mounts make it easy to traverse this large open world and enjoy your time in the game.
To unlock mounts in Diablo 4, players need to start and finish a quest called Donan’s Favor. This is a priority quest that players will unlock after they finish the first three acts in Diablo 4. Yeah, you can only unlock mounts in Act 4 of Diablo 4. Here’s how you go about it:
- After finishing the three acts, the players will be asked to return to Kyovashad and talk with Donan. Following the quest marker will show us where this person is located.
- Once at Kyovashad, talk with Donan and progress the questline. Right before you leave, Donan will ask whether you have access to the stables and grants you access to them. He instructs you to go and talk with the Stable Master.
- At Kyovashad, go to the horse icon on the map to reach the stable and talk with the Stable Master.
- Following the above steps will give you access to the horses in-game.
How to Customize Mounts in Diablo 4
Once you open up the stable to access your mounts in Diablo 4, there are certain things you can do.
The main thing you can do is customize the appearance of your mounts. With the game having a battle pass and an in-game shop, it is no surprise that horse skins are a thing. This brings us back full circle from the time when the gaming industry made fun of Bethesda for making horse armor DLC a thing for Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim to paying 8 dollars for horse cosmetics in Diablo 4.
You can change how your horses look and put armor on them at the stables. These items are strictly cosmetic and do not provide any value to fights in-game.
The other thing you can do is put trophies on the mounts. This feature was confirmed from the beta, as people who successfully killed Ashava in the server slam received the trophy to put on their horse. Currently, we do not have any methods to receive trophies in the game, but we can assume that killing the many world bosses in-game might provide us with one.
Diablo 4: List of Mount Skills
During the first gameplay reveal, the existence of mounts was confirmed. At the same time, Blizzard also showed the mounts in action and how they tie into fights. The trailer showed the three classes – Sorceror, Druid, and Barbarian landing off of the mount mid-journey to deal damage to the enemies.
We can now confirm after the game launch that players can use a unique attack against enemies when they are on a mount. This skill has a 10-second cooldown, and each respective class has a different animation and attack pattern from the horses. These are what each of the five classes can do:
- Bounding Slam (Barbarian): The Barbarian jumps off of the horse and strikes twice on the ground, damaging all the enemies in the AOE.
- Volley (Rogue): Rogue brings down a rain of arrows that follows a straight line after jumping off of the horse. These arrows start off a little farther away from the horse, so start the skill earlier.
- Bone Spikes (Necromancer): Necromancer jumps from the horse and slams the ground, erupting spikes in the process.
- Freezing Wake (Sorcerer): The sorcerer jumps off of the horse as a wisp of ice, damaging enemies in the process
- Pummel (Druid): Druid jumps off of the horse as a Werebear and slams the ground, dealing AOE damage in the process.
So that’s everything you need to know about mounts in Diablo 4. We will update this guide once we learn more about horse cosmetics and trophies in the upcoming seasons.