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One of the coolest things about Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is the ability to mount, tame, and ride a horse. Plus, Link can mount other animals as well. There is no shortage of images showing players riding a large deer or a bear. Link can also mount and ride a Stalhorse (skeletal horse) if the mood strikes.
However, the best creature to ride in Breath of the Wild isn’t a horse, it’s a beast called the Lord of the Mountain. While getting to where the Lord of the Mountain lives is easy enough, Link has to wait until it spawns to attempt to mount it. It’s not easy to tame this unique steed, but when you have it, it’s incredibly fast and its stamina never runs out.
So where do you find this amazing mount? And what do you need to tame it? Keep reading our Lord of the Mountain guide to getting all the answers you need.
The Lord of the Mountain looks a lot like a normal horse that Link can ride, but, there are a few differences. For starters, it’s hard to know if it’s a creature that glows or an apparition that Link can mount. Upon closer inspection, it’s quite clear that the Lord of the Mountain is not a horse.
For starters, the Lord of the Mountain has a blue glow to it. While it has hooves are much like a deer, there are also two gold, frond-like protrusions on its head. It also has a beautiful, shaggy mane and a face that looks like that of an owl. It’s quite the spectacle to behold.
The Lord of the Mountain also has four eyes that glow the same color as its hooves and antlers. Additionally, its body is covered in mystical symbols that change colors. This noble creature comes to the spring on top of Satori Mountain. If you’re nearby, you’ll see a green glow that indicates the Lord of the Mountain is present.
It usually shows up near the Blupees that gather around the spring. There are rumors that the Lord of the Mountain is the reincarnation of one of Hyrule’s sages, sent back to protect the animals of Hyrule Kingdom. When it appears, a large number of animals show up as well.
These animals come out of hiding because the Lord of the Mountain keeps away the evil enemies that come out at night. While it is present, Stalnox, Stalmoblin, and Stalkoblin are all forced to keep their distance. This is a direct demonstration of just how much power the Lord of the Mountain wields.
Where to Find the Lord of the Mountain
While there’s no side quest that kicks off finding the Lord of the Mountain, you can speak with a non-player character (NPC) to get started. Locate Botrick, who you’ll find near the Outskirt Stable in Hyrule. He’ll tell you what you need to know to begin.
Botrick will speak of Satori Mountain and the creature that lives there, Satori, also known as the Lord of the Mountain. The closest shrine to the spring you need to find is Mogg Latan, which is on the opposite side of the mountain.
Quince and Satty
Make your way to the Wetland Stable to learn more about the Lord of the Mountain. The stable is located in the Lanaryu Region, roughly halfway between the Lanaryu Tower and Central Tower. If you’ve already unlocked it, Kana Wan Shrine is the fast travel point.
At the stable, Link can find Quince, a Hylian who has had his own experience on Satori Mountain with his Retriever, Satty. Quince was on his own and was on the mountain to hunt when he came across a Hylian Retriever. The animal was hungry and wild, so Quince fed the dog, only to watch it run away.
Quince decides to take a quick nap but wakes up to discover a mystical and glowing creature looking at him. Unable to move, Quince can only stare at the best standing before him. Just when the creature goes to attack him, the Retriever jumps in to protect Quince, barking at the Lord of the Mountain, sending it scurrying away.
Terrified, Quince grabs the dog and quickly escaped down the mountain before the creature could return. Thankful for the protection provided by the dog, Quince decides to name it Satty, after the mountain on which he found it. Grateful for its owner, Satty quickly adopts Quince as its master, and the two become close pals.
Interestingly, if you speak with Quince while mounted on Lord of the Mountain, he will not notice the creature at all. As a matter of fact, he’ll behave and speak as if the beast isn’t even there.
The Best Time to Look for the Lord of the Mountain
It’s tough to predict when the Lord of the Mountain will spawn. There’s really no rhyme or reason to it. It’s not like anticipating shooting stars of the Blood Moon. However, there is a sign you can refer to when you want to determine whether or not it’s present.
If you look in the direction of Satori Mountain, you’ll see a green glow if the Lord of the Mountain is there. For the best line of sight, visit Central Tower and look to the west, but even if you’re a long way from the mountain, you can see whether or not it’s glowing at night.
It’s best to look for the Lord of Mountain at night, but keep in mind that it could be present during the day as well. It’s easier and more obvious to see at night, which is why it’s best to keep a watch after the sun goes down. Additionally, keep in mind that the creature won’t show up if you’re nearby. Stake out the mountain from the Central Tower at night and keep your eyes peeled.
However, that doesn’t suggest sitting on top of the tower and waiting day in and day out. It could take weeks of in-game time before the Lord of the Mountain appears. Your best bet is to make a note of Satori Mountain and then check it on it every night from Central Tower.
It’s tough to miss that green glow.
Taming the Lord of the Mountain
You can tame the Lord of the Mountain just like you would any other horse or animal in the game you want to mount. Sneak up on it, mount it, then soothe it until it quits bucking. However, this noble creature is especially skittish and difficult to tame. Even more than the Royal White Stallion.
The first thing you need to do is equip the armor with the best stealth effects. If you don’t have it yet, you can head to Kakariko Village and get the stealth set. It will come in very handy. Keep in mind that it might be cold on the mountain after the sun goes down, so you’ll want to have some spicy meals to keep you warm.
Lastly, and most importantly, you’ll need a lot of stamina. This is required to soothe the Lord of the Mountain after you jump on it. Link has to have at least two wheels of stamina to successfully tame the creature. If you need to add more stamina, you can find a Goddess Statue and trade your heart orbs for stamina orbs. You can also cook and eat some food to increase your stamina.
The important thing here is to be fully prepared because you don’t know when your next chance to tame the Lord of the Mountain will come along. Now all you have to do is sneak up on it, mount it, and tame it.
Riding the Lord of the Mountain
Once you have the Lord of the Mountain tamed, it’s time to show it off. You can ride the creature anywhere you want but keep in mind that you can’t register it. Stable owners see bring the beast to their stable as a bad sign and believe the people staying within its walls will be cursed.
However, if you interact with NPCs while riding it, you don’t get the same reaction of fear as you get when riding a bear. It’s unfortunate that it can’t be registered, as the mount has incredible stats. It offers five spurs (the maximum) and its stamina never runs out. This makes it the fastest mount in the game. Unfortunately if Link dismounts the Lord of the Mountain, it will disappear just a few moments later.
There are plenty of questions about the Lord of the Mountain. Here are just a few of the more commonly asked ones.
Question: Is the Lord of the Mountain Just a Reskinned Horse?
Answer: No, it’s not just a reskin. The Lord of the Mountain is an entirely new creature that was added with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’s first DLC pack.
Question: What is the Lord of the Mountain’s Stats?
Answer: The Lord of the Mountain has the following stats:
– 5 spurs
– Stamina that never runs out
Question: How do I Find the Lord of the Mountain?
Answer: The Lord of the Mountain randomly appears around Satori Mountain, which is located west of Central Tower. Keep an eye out for it at night, as it’s easier to spot then.
Question: How do I Tame the Lord of the Mountain?
Answer: Taming the Lord of the Mountain is no easy task. You’ll need to be well-prepared before attempting it. Make sure you have plenty of stamina, as you’ll need it to soothe the creature after mounting it. It’s also a good idea to equip the stealth set from Kakariko Village to make it easier to sneak up on the Lord of the Mountain. Lastly, keep in mind that it might be cold on the mountain after sunset, so bring some spicy food to keep you warm.
Question: Can I Register the Lord of the Mountain?
Answer: No, you can’t register the Lord of the Mountain. Stable owners see bringing the beast to their stable as a bad sign and believe the people staying within its walls will be cursed.
Question: What are Some of the Benefits of Riding the Lord of the Mountain?
Answer: The Lord of the Mountain is the fastest mount in the game, thanks to its five spurs and never-ending stamina. It’s a great mount to have, even if you can’t register it.
Question: Is the Lord of the Mountain a Quest?
Answer: No, taming the Lord of the Mountain is not a side quest in Breath of the Wild. However, there are a few NPCs you can speak with who will tell you more about the strange glow that comes from Satori Mountain.
It’s entirely possible that Blupees and other animals gather near anytime the Lord of the Mountain is present to pay their respects and thank the creature for protecting them. Regardless, its an incredible and noble creature that comes around only when it wants to.
The Lord of the Mountain is a great mount to have in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. It’s fast, it has never-ending stamina, and it looks really cool. Just be prepared before you attempt to tame it and keep in mind that you can’t register it with stable owners. Now get out there and start riding!