Mount Options

Summoning random location-appropriate mounts since 2011.

Supports new mounts automatically. Supports Journal mounts, Travel Form, Flight Form, Ghost Wolf, Running Wild, Tarecgosa, Moonfang, Flying Broom, Telaari Talbuk/Frostwolf War Wolf and other zone-specific mounts.

LiteMount summons ground-only mounts in areas where you cannot fly (including Draenor if you don't have the Draenor Pathfinder achievement).

LiteMount works out of the box and does not require updating when new mounts are added to the game.

Supported Mounts

Supports all mounts and forms.

  • All Mount Journal mounts
  • Druid Travel Form and Flight Form, dynamically adjusting for glyphs.
  • Shaman Ghost Wolf
  • Running Wild (Worgen Racial)
  • Telaari Talbuk/Frostwolf War Wolf in Nagrand (Draenor) with Corral built.
  • Item-summoned mounts (Magic Broom, Tarecgosa's Visage, Moonfang, Loaned Gryphon/Wind Rider)
  • Ahn'Qiraj "Battle Tank" Mounts
  • Vashj'ir Abyssal Seahorse and Subdued Seahorse

How To Use

To use LiteMount, set key bindings for LiteMount in the Blizzard "Key Bindings" options, under the "Addons" category.

There is a separate key binding to force a non-flying mount.

When pushing the key, if you are already mounted it will dismount you. If you are in a vehicle it will exit the vehicle. If you are in a mount-style shapeshift form it will cancel the form.

Alternatively if you prefer to use a macro, typing:

/litemount macro

into a chat entry box will create a macro for you and pick it up ready to drop onto an action bar slot.

Mount Copying

If you have a player targeted, LiteMount will try to copy the mount they are currently using, if possible. You can turn this awesome feature off in the settings.

Mount Selection

A mount is selected based on the following criteria (in this order), until it finds a mount you know and can use:

  1. Exit vehicle : if you are in a vehicle that can be exited.
  2. Dismount : if you are mounted.
  3. Cancelform : if you are in travel, flight or ghost wolf form.
  4. Copy target's mount : if target is a player, is mounted, and you know that mount.
  5. Mount a Vash'jir seahorse : if you are in Vash'jir underwater.
  6. Mount a flying mount : if you are in a flyable area, not swimming, and one is usable.
  7. Mount a swimming mount : if you are swimming and one is usable.
  8. Use garrison ability : if you are in Draenor Nagrand and the Telaari Talbuk / Frostwolf War Wolf is usable.
  9. Mount an AQ Battle Tank : if you are in Ahn'qiraj
  10. Mount a ground mount : if one is usable.
  11. Mount a slow ground mount : if one is usable.
  12. Run the "Unavailable" macro : if one is set.

If you are moving or falling it will only consider instant-cast mounts (druid forms, Ghost Wolf, and (during Hallows End) Flying Broom).

Prioritizing Instant-Cast Mounts

To force use of instant-cast mounts, start moving (or jump) before you mount.

LiteMount Options / Mount Selection

Open the LiteMount options panel from the Blizzard interface settings or by using the /litemount (or /lmt) chat command.

From the "Mounts" sub-panel you can see a scrollable list of all your mounts, and whether they are flagged as being appropriate for various situations.

You can filter the list of mounts by using the search box at the top of the panel.

  • Enable or disable use of each mount with the checkbox at the left side of the line for that mount.
  • Enable or disable all of the currently displayed mounts with the checkbox at the top left.
  • Override where the mount should be summoned with the flags on the right side.

You can individually toggle these flags: Run, Fly, Swim, Ahn'Qiraj, Vash'jir. A flag you have changed from the default will have a red background on the checkbox.

By default the list of mount settings is saved per-character. Use the check-box at the top right of the mounts panel to toggle using the same settings for all characters.

Setting the LiteMount flags does not change what the mount can do, only when LiteMount will try to summon it. If in doubt, leave the flags unchanged. If you get confused click the "Defaults" button and then "Just this addon" from the dialog box that pops up to reset LiteMount's options.

LiteMount Options / Advanced Macros

LiteMount allows you to enter two different custom macros that, if enabled, it will use:

  • when you try to mount but it cannot find a usable mount; and
  • when you are in combat, overriding the default combat actions.

On the Macro : Unavailable options sub-panel you can enter macro commands that LiteMount will use out of combat when it can't find a usable mount. That might be because you are in a non-mountable location, or you are moving and don't know any instant-cast mounts. Depending on your class, race and professions up to four suggestion buttons may also be available, filling the macro in with various useful defaults.

On the Macro : Combat options sub-panel you can enter and enable/disable macro commands that LiteMount will use in combat instead of its default combat actions. Clicking the "Default" button will copy the macro commands from the default actions for you to modify (note that the default actions will depend on your class).

The macro settings are always per-character and cannot be shared account-wide.

Using LiteMount in Your Own Macros

You can call LiteMount from your own macros with:

/click LiteMount

or to force a non-flying mount

/click LiteMount RightButton

Advantages of LiteMount

LiteMount does not rely on any external libraries or addons. It will not break because some version of LibMountJuggler-3.0 wasn't updated; or was updated. LiteMount automatically supports new ordinary (appear in the Mounts tab, don't require specific zones) flying/ground/swimming mounts without needing to be updated. LiteMount does not rely on hard-coded English names for anything and will work in any locale.

Limitations of LiteMount

LiteMount excludes flying mounts in areas where you can't fly. This is a design decision: I like it that way, the flying mounts are too big for ground use. You can override this (with the per-mount flags) but it's bit tedious and you probably don't want to.

LiteMount cannot mount in combat. It has a default set of combat actions which can dismount you, exit vehicles, or cast Travel Form, Aquatic Form or Ghost Wolf. This is extremely restricted and can't use any of the addon smarts.

LiteMount does not let you prioritize mounts, group mounts, or customize mounts per zone.

If This AddOn Seems Abandoned

If more than two weeks go by after a major patch and LiteMount hasn't been updated, I've probably been hit by a bus. In that case I encourage anyone with the necessary ability to take over maintenance of the addon. It is released under the terms of the GNU General Public License, which means anyone can take it and do whatever they want with it, as long as they too release their code under the same terms.

Reporting Problems

If you think you have found a bug or problem with LiteMount, please let me know by either commenting on the addon page, or logging a ticket in the ticket tracker. Debugging and fixing your problem will be faster and easier the more of the following information you can provide:

  • What happens?
  • What did you expect to happen instead?
  • What version of LiteMount do you have?
  • Did it work in a previous version of LiteMount?
  • If so, what was the last version that worked?
  • What character class and faction are you?
  • Where are you in-game when the problem occurs?
  • If possible, do
    /run LM_SetDebug(true)
    and copy-and-paste the debug output from trying whatever is failing.


Date created
Jul 04, 2011
Last update
Oct 02, 2015
Development stage
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GNU General Public License version 2 (GPLv2)
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