Mounts Guide

JD Dart May 9, 2014 26 Comments » Share

Horse Smile

Mounts are an essential part of most MMO games, not only do they make travelling the world a lot quicker and easier but they can also be very aesthetically pleasing, however like most aspects of Elder Scrolls Online there is far more to mounts than your average MMO. In ESO players have the ability to feed their mounts once every 20 hours giving a permanent boost to the horse’s stats (speed, stamina or carrying capacity) as well as eventually changing the mounts appearance, this allows players to tailor each of their mounts to their characters needs and style.

Buying a Mount

Mounts are both purchased and managed through Stables which can be found in every major town across all three factions. To locate a stable open your map (default key M) and look for the symbol that resembles a horses head.

Stable

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Currently there are a total of six mounts available to players in Elder Scrolls Online none of which are faction specific and while mounts are at the moment all horses it has been announced that Guar mounts are going to be added in the near future. There are four base horses of varying prices and stats which are available to all players with owners of the Imperial Edition upgrade having access to the Imperial Horse on top of these, there is also the Palomino horse which is available via the Elder Scrolls Online Store which can be found at https://account.elderscrollsonline.com/store. The Imperial and Palomino Horses are different only in appearance, they share the same stats as the Common horse and have no special abilities.

Common Horse

Cost: 17,200g

Stats: 15% Speed, 10 Stamina, 0 Carrying

Common Horse

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Draft Horse

Cost: 42.700g

Stats: 15% Speed, 10 Stamina, 10 Carrying

Draft Horse

 

 

 

 

 

 

Light Horse

Cost: 42,700g

Stats: 25% Speed, 10 Stamina, 0 Carrying

Light Horse

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gaited Horse

Cost: 42.700g

Stats: 15% Speed, 20 Stamina, 0 Carrying

Gait Horse

 

 

Imperial Horse

Cost: 1g (requires Imperial Edition upgrade)

Stats: 15% Speed, 10% Stamina, 0 Carrying

Imperial Horse

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Palomino Horse

Cost: Prices vary with currency, check website for cost https://account.elderscrollsonline.com/store

Stats: 15% Speed, 10% Stamina, 0 Capacity

Palamino Horse

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feeding, Stats and Appearance

Once every 20 hours players can feed their horses one of three different types of food Apples, Wheat and Oats

Horse Deit

 

 

 

Each time you feed your horse it will increase in level up to a maximum level of fifty, feeding your horse will not only permanently increases one of it’s base stats of Speed, Stamina and Capacity but will also eventually change appearance depending on what it has been fed. It takes twenty of the same food to change the appearance and appearances do stack with each other however as horses currently have a maximum level of fifty you will only be able to obtain two of the three appearance changes. Each food increases a different stat and has its own unique appearance effect.

Apples

Stat: increase horse speed by 1% each use

Appearance: changes the saddle (the thing you sit in)

horse speed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wheat

Stat: increase horse stamina by 1% each use

Appearance: adds armour

armour horse

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oats

Stat: increase inventory by 1 each use

Appearance: add saddle bags

saddlebags

26 Comments

  1. smeeprocket May 25, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    interesting. by the way, don't know if it was here that someone said you could go for two graphics, but I've split one horse's food between apples and hay and got speed graphic first, and I have yet to get the barding. I am 96% sure I have done 20 feedings of hay, too.

  2. Avalonfaye May 25, 2014 at 1:28 am

    my toon is the red head, and I have the smaller horse… I guess I should have pointed that out LOL

  3. smeeprocket May 24, 2014 at 9:40 pm
    Avalonfaye

    so I wanted to post a few screenshots I took the other night. This is my mount (lvl 29 with all but 2 points put into speed) next to a random horse in town. You can see there is a definite size difference!
    View attachment 1319 View attachment 1320

    erm which one is your horse?

  4. Avalonfaye May 24, 2014 at 6:05 pm

    so I wanted to post a few screenshots I took the other night. This is my mount (lvl 29 with all but 2 points put into speed) next to a random horse in town. You can see there is a definite size difference!
    View attachment 1319 View attachment 1320

  5. JD Dart May 24, 2014 at 10:31 am

    Updated the pic of food as oats was changed in the Craglorn patch

  6. Powell May 12, 2014 at 7:09 pm
    ThePonzzz

    You level each horse up individually. So if you want a pack mule for questing, but a speed horse for PvP, you can.

    Ahhh ok cool, thx!

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