Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Flying Mounts Part 3 - Elf Flying Mounts

Cash shop Flying Mounts are a luxury, not all of us are able to enjoy, they are kind of expensive, and lets face it, we are given a free flying mount from the beginning, why should we spend money on one of them fancy set of glitter wings?  Ok, so, maybe some of you out there don't really think that way, some of you like the status and the looks you get when you are flying on your Uber expensive wings.  So, for all of you out there who are in the market for a new set of wings, you have come to the right place.

Just like the riding mounts, let's find out what flying mounts give you the best bang for your buck.

Since there are so many flying mounts available in the game, I thought it would be best to break this down into individual races.  Today we are going to cover the Elf Flying mounts.  The biggest difference in this article, from the Riding mount comparison is, we are not going to include appearance scores.

For scoring the flying mounts, I am going to use cost, minimum speed, haste speed and minimum levels that the mount is available.  So, lets get started then!!

Again Pictures are provided Via Ecatomb.

Blood Mist (1)
Blood mist are the economy wings at $5.00.  They have a bummer of a speed at 1.0 and a 3.0 haste and they are available at level 30.  Personally, I think they look really cool.  The bat wings are a really good look.  It’s too bad they are so slow, but, even with the speed, the price makes them #1 in the comparison.  And I would consider them a decent buy.

Glory (8)
Glory on the other hand are a big bomb.  Even though they only Cost $7.5, and the speed is faster than the Blood Mist wings, at 1.5 and 3.5 haste.  The minimum level of 50 kills them.  Not to mention they are not really cool looking, I would not even consider these as an option in my mind.

Glitter Flaps (3)
Glitter flaps are a good buy at $10.00.  Speeds are still not exciting, at 1.5 and 3.5 haste, minimum level of 30 though, makes these a good buy.  Biggest problem is, they are girl wings.  They are black and blue butterfly wings, and I would think it would be kinda funny to see a dude elf sporting a pair of these.

Wings of Daedalus (5)
At $17.50, the Wings of Daedalus are starting to get a little pricey, but not too bad.  And with a speed of 2.0 and haste of 4.0, they are a little more speedy than the ones before it.  With a minimum level of 30.  These are ok wings to buy.  I think that the looks of these wings are really good.  They almost look like a bunch of swords instead of feathers.

Watcher of the Skies (9-tie)
Unfortunately the watcher of the skies gets horrible marks.  At $25.00, and a speed of 2.5 and 4.5 haste you would think they would score higher, but these, along with sparkle bright suffer from a minimum level of 50.  If I were giving them appearance points though, they would score really high, I think they are one of the best looking wings available for the Elf class, for both guys and girls.

Sparkle Bright (9-tie)
Again, Sparkle bright falls into a last place tie with Watcher of the skies.  With a $25.00 price tag, 2.5 speed and 4.5 haste and a minimum level of 50, statistically, they just don’t cut it.  And with Glitter flaps looking very similar for less than half the cost, I can’t even tell you to buy these based upon their looks.  Don’t get me wrong they look nice, but….Fail in my mind.

Seraphic Mist (2)
All I can say is wow.  At $25.00 these may be the best buy on elf wings.  They have the same speeds as the two last place wings.  2.5 and 4.5 haste, but a minimum level of 20.  They look really good too.  They may be a little more geared toward the femail character, but I think guys could probably get away with a set of these.

Phoenix’s Embrace (4)
Phoenix embrace comes in at $30.00.  They have a speed of  3.0 and a haste of 5.0.  And the minimum level is 20.  These are a solid buy also.  Some may find them to be a bit too colorful.  But appearance and statistics would put this in the upper half of choices I would think.  The $30.00 is a bit steep, but, if you have the cash to burn you may like these.

Dark Night (7)
Dark night will cost you $40.00.  They are fast, with a 3.0 speed and a 6.0 haste, and they are available at level 30.  But the cost is just too high.  They are some of the better looking wings.  But just too expensive for what you get.

Iridescense (6)
Iridescense are the most expensive wings, at $50.00.  With that, you do get the highest speeds, of 3.2 and 6.2 haste.  And they are available at level 10.  But still they are pretty steep.  They remind me of a jazzed up set of Phoenix embrace, so, that may be a cheaper alternative to these wings.

So, choose wisely and you can be riding in style.  I hope you find this post helpful in your choices.  Good luck and good gaming to all!

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