Traveling in Diablo 4 can be quite tricky, especially if you have to cover long distances on foot and pass next to dangerous creatures dwelling in the shadows of Sanctuary. Luckily for you, there is a mount option in Diablo 4 that allows you to ride horses and travel faster across regions. But, the mount is tied to a mission named Mount: Donan’s Favor, and this Priority Quest will become available after you start Act Four.
You won’t get a mount right off the bat and will need to progress to Act Four to trigger the mission that unlocks horses. So, until you make it to Diablo 4 Act Four, you’ll have to rely on mobility spells for occasional jumps and speed boosts (or, if you’re a Necromancer, you’ll be counting the time until you can get a trusty steed).
Here’s how to start and complete the Mount: Donan’s Favor quest in Diablo 4 and stop worrying about those pesky mobs that attack you while you’re just trying to get from point A to point B.
When can you start Mount: Donan’s Favor in Diablo 4?
If you’re eager to get a mount in Diablo 4, know you’ll need to wait quite a bit before you can start the Donan’s Favor quest. This mission only opens up after you’ve wrapped up Act Three, The Making of Monsters. This act is on the beefier side, so it may take you a while before you’ll find yourself traveling at the speed of light.
On the flip side, Donan’s Favor is a simple and quick quest that should get you mounted up and ready for action as soon as you hit Act Four. I recommend you prioritize this quest as soon as you start the Act Four questline since your questing, leveling, and farming will be drastically sped up and you get to that sweet, sweet end-game content faster.
How to start the Mount: Donan’s Favor quest in Diablo 4
After reaching Act Four in the campaign, you’ll get a mission called A Gathering Storm in Diablo 4. For this mission, you need to travel to Kyovashad and interact with Donan at the Cathedral of Light. After talking with him, Donan will task you with talking to the stable master about a steed. Check the map image above to see the exact location of the stable master in Kyovashad.
How to get a mount in Diablo 4
The stable master Oskar will be waiting for you at the Stables. You need to interact with him and select the dialogue option that says “I’m a friend of Donan’s.” This automatically unlocks the mount option, and you can purchase a Horse from the stable master. For players who have the Digital Deluxe and Ultimate Edition, you will get the Light-Bearer and Temptation mounts. Along with them, you will also get the Caparison of Faith and Hellborn Carapace mount armors to choose from.
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If you don’t own the Digital Deluxe or Ultimate Editions (or if you just want more horses to add to your stables), you can talk to any Stablemaster to purchase two mounts: the Grey Steed and the Mottled Steed. Each horse costs 20,000 gold, which should be easy enough to obtain by the time you’ve unlocked Mount: Donan’s Favor. To see them, click the Vendor tab on top of the screen.
You can also obtain horse armor and trophies as random drops. I, for example, got the Traveling Merchant’s Tack after an event, and then looted the Brigandine Barding horse armor from a regular enemy while clearing the Malnok Stronghold in Fractured Peaks and the Steppe Fetish Trophy from a random mob in the Dry Steppes.
How to summon a mount in Diablo 4
To summon your mount in Diablo 4, press the Z key on the keyboard or D-pad right on a controller. You can discover different mounts by exploring Sanctuary. While mounted, you can cover the ground faster, and it also allows you to get a burst of speed to move past enemies. Your mount can also get intimidated by a large group of monsters, so keep an eye on the orange bar that indicates the mount’s fear level. You also have a dismount attack you can use, which will send you flying from your horse in the direction of your mouse and will cause you to land dealing damage in an area.
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