Vial of the Sands

Vial of the Sands is the mount allowing characters to transform into a Sandstone Drake which is capable of carrying another ally on your back like a vehicle.

You will need 450 Archaeology to find the Canopic Jar (a common Tol’vir artifact) and just hope it contains the Recipe: Vial of the Sands. The recipe itself is smart loot so you’ll only be able to see the recipe if you’re an alchemist. To learn the recipe, you’ll also need 525 Alchemy, but you’ll be able to see it and hold it in your bag if you don’t have the required skill level yet.

The mount Vial of the Sands was hotfixed in Dec 2010 so is no longer BoP. Meaning it can be sold in the AH or made for friends. Mind you the mats for the mount are not cheap. You’re looking at a base cost of 29K (26,100K with the 10% Guild perk) just from vendor bought items sold by Yasmin in Uldum. Total cost would be 42K+ (including Guild perk). So expect to pay at least that from the AH. My advice would be to farm what you can to save some money or buy the raw materials as it may work out to be a lot cheaper in the long run.

I’m on the top of the world…

…looking down on creation

Special animation for the mount lets out a massive roar

Fun things to try

If someone uses a Potion of Illusion next to someone transformed into a Sandstone Drake, they will turn into a Sandstone Drake which can’t fly. However, after the hotfix, if they try and mount you as a drake they will lose the illusion.

  • You can eject your passenger (giving them a parachute) while still keeping your flight transformation active by using the below macro command:
/run EjectPassengerFromSeat(1)

Author: Cymre

Disc priest and relic hunter who loves collecting achievements, silver dragon shots and all things pets. You may know me as Cymre Brightblade. Catch all the pet battle strategies on my YouTube channel - CymreJones

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  1. Grats! These can be pretty good money-makers too, if you time the sales just right.

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  2. Oh, the ideas. Parachuting death knights at herbalism nodes…..
    (my partner’s DK is an herbalist, my mount collector is a miner. I’ve entertained thoughts of using the Sandstone Drake to let her knit while we farm together…

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    • @Gladly – I ended up making one to sell months ago to see if I could make a profit in the AH. Sold after the second try for about the base amt, as I farmed the other materials…

      @Coolidge – LOL! <3 u
      You're such a dag :)

      @Shoryl – Hehe, Great idea there. Such teamwork :)

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  3. Now I want to try the potion of Illusion thing!

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