WoW TCG Loot Card mounts are among the rarest and most treasured mounts in World of WarCraft. if you want to garner ooohs and aaahs from other players and be the center of attention, then any of the WoW TCG mounts will do the trick.
With the exception of a few extremely rare mounts, such as: the very first faction mounts which were patched out in 1.4, the Gladiator mounts, and the AQ40 battle bug, there really aren't any other WoW mounts which are as seldom seen as the WoW TCG mounts.
Which WoW TCG Mounts are the most popular?
So now that we've established the scarcity of these highly coveted WoW mounts, which of them are the most collected?
As of Patch 5.4.1, the current number of World of WarCraft characters is just shy of 30,000,000. Of those 30M toons, the WoW TCG mounts which most frequently appear in players' collections are...
Despite its premium price, the Swift Spectral Tiger is bound to more characters than any other mount produced by the WoW TCG. The Swift Spectral Tiger is not only one of the most gorgeous mounts available in the game, but it's also been around a long time. Those are likely the 2 main reasons it's positioned at the top of this list.
Oddly enough, the rare version of the Spectral Tiger mount comes in just behind its epic sibling. This is a bit strange since it is granted alongside the epic version when a player redeems the loot code for the Spectral Tiger loot card. Apart from the level requirements (level 20 for the rare, and level 40 for the epic...) the only difference between the two is the absence of leg armor on the rare version, as seen in this comparison between the two Spectral Tiger mounts.
The first flying mount offered through the WoW TCG comes in 3rd after the Spectral Tiger. Like the Spectral Tiger mounts, the X-51 Nether-Rocket loot card awards players with 2 versions of this super fantastic flying mount. Both mounts travel at the same speed, with the only difference (other than ilvl) being that the X-TREME version is red and the regular version is blue.
The Magic Rooster comes in at #4, making it the 3rd most popular ground mount offered through the WoW TCG. While not as majestic as either of the Spectral Tiger mounts, it is arguably the most comical. Strutting around on El Pollo Grande is SURE to get you noticed.
Coming in right behind the Magic Rooster is the Big Battle Bear, which is the reward from the Red Bearon loot card. The Big Battle Bear is unusual because it is one of only two bear mounts offered which aren't covered in armor and wearing goggles - the other being the Darkmoon Dancing Bear. Due to its unique model and understated appearance, this mount loot is highly sought after.
(Popularity rankings determined by values obtained through World of Wargraphs, Dec. 2013.)