Diablo 4 has a huge open world and getting through it on foot takes a lot of time. To ease the pain, mounts, more specifically horses, are introduced to aid our plight. Mounts couldn't be accessed in the Beta, but we can still gather information from the Stable Master UI and the BlizzConline 2021 - Diablo IV What's Next panel as well as some gameplay trailers.
All information in this article is from the Open Beta of Diablo 4. The content presented here is subject to change, and will be updated as we learn more.
Mounts are locked behind the priority quest "Mount: Donan's Favor", which requires you to progress through the campaign. After completion, you can use the mount and customize it with trophies and bardings. We will cover the quest in more detail as soon as it is available to us.
This Quest is NOT available in the Open Beta!
Stable Master & Cosmetics
You can customize your mount's appearance at the Stable Master in most major cities and outposts. At this NPC you can change the look by selecting a different horse breed, Armor, Saddle and display a Trophy from your many conquests.
There are many different types of mounts that you can choose from. They can be found in the world by killing certain monsters, as a reward of the Gathering Legions Event, or finding hidden locations. Some types can be purchased in the in-game shop to support the game's development. Here are some examples we have seen so far:
You can further modify your mount's visuals with different Armors, Saddles and Trophies you gathered in battle against demons or purchased in the in-game shop.
Each class has a unique dismount ability, allowing you to jump right into battle while riding your horse. These abilities deal some AoE (Area of Effect) damage to the target location.
The Barbarian jumps from his horse to smash his weapons into the ground. Monsters surrounding the target location take damage by this massive impact.
The Druid jumps into the air towards his enemies, transforming into a Werebear that thrashes around and creates a shockwave of destruction at the landing site. Enemies will be overwhelmed by your sheer power!
We have no information on the Necromancer's dismount ability yet.
The Rogue jumps high up into the air, releasing a hail of arrows towards the target location, hitting a ton of enemies. Use this ability to position yourself for the upcoming battle.
The Sorcerer turns into an icy projectile, thrusting them into battle. Monsters get hit by cold damage, freezing them along the path and behind the impact location of the projectile. This utility gives you some time to set up your next attacks to annihilate your foes!
- Mounts are the fastest way to travel Sanctuary.
- Customize your mount's breed, armor, saddle, and trophy that you find in your travels.
- Every class has a unique demount ability that deals heavy AoE damage.
Written by Teo1904
Reviewed by Dredscythe
Published during Open Beta