When I first saw the Heart of the Aspects mount, I was quite fascinated by the look of it, until I saw it in-game. I didn’t realise just how huge it was. It hovers even when it’s low to the ground and has a kind of backstroke swimming animation. That didn’t stop me from buying one though as I was amped to play the beta and get immersed in the rich Chinese landscapes.

In order to get your own Cloud Serpent in Pandaria, you’ll first have grind reputation with the Order of the Cloud Serpent – an order of ancient flying warriors, founded during the Zandalari wars. Only by gaining favour with them, will they reveal the secrets of training a cloud serpent to become a loyal mount.

To begin, you’ll have to decide which colour you want out of three possible colours – blue, green or gold. The egg you choose will promptly hatch into a tiny little mini-Serpent which you will raise through a series of quests.

From there you’ll complete daily quests until he matures into a fully grown, rideable mount; much like the Venomhide Ravasaur (Horde) or Winterspring Frostsaber (Alliance) mount. At revered see Instructor Windblade who will teach you the rules of the racing course. The next series of quests involves training your serpent to race through the training track.

mount vendor Order of the Cloud Serpent
racing track Order of the Cloud Serpent

For an extra 500 rep you can also hand in Onyx Eggs found scattered around Windward Isle. This quest is repeatable – remember your Netherwing rep grind?

Onyx Egg

You can also hand in Quivering Firestorm Eggs which have a chance to drop from Huolon the rare onyx cloud serpent flying around the Timeless Isle.

Once you’re exalted, you can purchase the other two mounts from the quartermaster.

yellow Order of the Cloud Serpent

Golden Cloud Serpent

green Order of the Cloud Serpent

Jade Cloud Serpent

blue Order of the Cloud Serpent

Azure Cloud Serpent

The question is: which to get first?

Oh and don’t forget about the three hatchlings you can capture once you’re exalted too.

Serpent team