Reins of the Swift Spectral Tiger & Reins of the Spectral Tiger
Although it's just a mere ground mount, the Swift Spectral Tiger and Spectral Tiger are still the most desired mounts in all of WoW. Their rarity combined with one of the hottest looks possible, puts these 2 mounts at the top of just about every WoW player's loot wish list.
2 Mounts for the Price of 1
The Spectral Tiger loot card redeems for 2 versions of the mount: the epic Reins of the Swift Spectral Tiger and the rare Reins of the Spectral Tiger. Both versions of the mount are bind on equip, which means you can choose to keep both of them, keep one and sell the other, or sell both of them and become filthy stinkin' rich. Of course, unless you already had one of these mounts I'm not sure why'd you sell it - especially in-game. In the real world, this loot card can usually fetch in upwards of $500!
Both versions of this mount count towards the Mountain o' Mounts achievement.
Both mounts require level 20 and Apprentice Riding.
What's the Difference Between the 2 Mounts?
Both mounts have the same riding and level requirements, and look nearly identical. Other than the tooltips which denote one as epic and one as rare, the only other difference is this... The Reins of the Swift Spectral Tiger uses a skin that's more armored. The Swift Spectral Tiger has armor on its legs and along its tail where as the rare Spectral Tiger does not. See the image below for an example.
Here's another image of the 2 mounts against a more consistent background. You can see just how similar they are apart from the subtle differences with the armor.
And here's one more look for good measure....(click to embiggen)
There are some of you that may prefer the understated look of the regular Spectral Tiger, and others who like the more armor clad version, or maybe you can't decide. Whichever way you lean, obtaining the loot card means you get both mounts!
If you do decide to sell one or the other, then the going in-game rates for these mounts are approximately...
- Reins of the Swift Spectral Tiger: 650,000 Gold
- Reins of the Spectral Tiger: 450,000 Gold
These buyout prices are averages and are current as of Patch 5.4.2.
Swift Spectral Tiger Preview Video
Spectral Tiger Preview Video
The Spectral Tiger Loot Card is found in booster packs from the Fires of Outland Expansion Set. It also has a chance to be found in booster packs from the WoW TCG Archives expansion, as well as the Reign of Fire expansion.
This Loot Card is extremely rare, having an insert rate of only 1 in 484 packs in Fires of Outland. The mounts contained in Archives and Reign of Fire have a higher turn up rate of 1 in 242 packs, but the chances of a random mount loot being the Spectral Tiger are still quite slim.
Fires of Outland booster packs and boxes are pretty hard to come by and quite expensive. Given that the Spectral Tiger is a 1 in 484 pack risk, you're better off trying for it in packs from either Archives or Reign of Fire. The chances of pulling it are still very slim, but at least you'll have a shot at getting some other sweet loot at a lower buy-in.
Another way to obtain this mount is through a Landro's Gift loot card. This loot item does not award both mounts however, and the drop rate is very low. Still...it is an inexpensive way of gambling for this item and it's sure to get your blood pumping when you open the gift box. Landro's Gift loot cards typically run around $15 each on ebay. See the Landro's Gift page for more info.
If you want to cut to the chase, and you have the bucks to do it, buying the loot card off of ebay or Amazon is really the way to go. You can go broke trying to gamble your way through booster packs, plus if you go straight for the loot card you'll have both versions of the mount. If you should decide to sell one of them you'll build a nice little WoW nest egg which will help fuel your campaign in the next expansion.
Average price for the Spectral Tiger loot card is typically $500-$600.
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