Tyrael Sparkle Pony Revealed

As sweeteners in their cleverly-insidious “pay for 12m of WoW and get D3 free” promotion, Blizzard is also offering a beta slot in the upcoming Mist of Pandaria expansion pack, and an in-game epic mount that they’re calling Tyrael’s Charger.

The final model for this flying horse has not been revealed, but the test version has been data-mined, and you can see it in action in the video below. I don’t play WoW so it’s not really my problem, but I hope they make some tweaks to it. The armor is nicely DiabloWikiTyrael-esque, but it’s so bulky on the horse’s legs that the steed looks stumpy. Like a pimped out hockey goalie.

IMHO they need to slim the knee pads, or make the legs longer. Or both. The wings might be a bit much also. Unless the goal was humorous golden horse, rather than epic battle steed. In that case carry on.

This is far from the first Diablo thing to get ported into WoW, you realize. They’ve got mini Diablo pets, mini Tyrael pets, and more. Check out the Easter Eggs page in the Diablo Wiki for a complete list.

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    14 thoughts on “Tyrael Sparkle Pony Revealed

      • The wings are probably placeholder. They aren’t glitchy; they are the same wings used on the phoenix mount(s). It’s just how they operate. But I’m willing to bet they aren’t final. These are pulled from an incomplete patch, after all, and these models have a tendency to change.

        As for the model itself, the “stocky” nature of it, that’s always been the WarCraft style, since the first game. It looks weird out of context like this but it will fit just fine in the game.
        What I would have done is not given the horse a fleshy face, though, seeing as angels in Diablo are made of “light and sound” (whatever that means). But it isn’t like you’re going to give a horse a shadowed hood.

        • The wing textures are from the fire hawk mounts from the Firelands and yes they are probably placeholder… I guess they could have made the fleshy bits more transparent or whatever, but they probably wanted to differentiate it more from TRH…

    1. WOW is getting violated by Blizzard.
      Hope they dont do the same with D3, like starcraft or wow universe fusion…

    2. First off, the animation is based on the WoW engine, so there is that fact.
      Next, this was data mined, and isn’t guaranteed to be the final version.
      “WOW is getting violated by Blizzard.”  – Really?, I mean REALLY???
      You should just stop playing Blizzard games now, you’ll only hurt yourself later, in complete disappointment.

    3. I’m just going to say as someone on the other side playing wow.

      I’m willing to bet that there are people that will do the 1 year deal more so for the mount than d3.

      • and they would be smart to do it if they plan on staying with WoW/playing WoW for more than a year. It’s essentially a free mount, if the previous statement I made applies.

    4. Like it:D. I play WoW but I don’t have credit card so I will just buy normal diablo 3 game box so I won’t get this mount. T_T

    5. It’s a reskinning of existing mounts, just made it gold and added wings. The crazy leg armor is standard.

      • No it isn’t… the leg armor (and the rest of the armor) is modeled after Tyrael’s armor and differs from the armor of similar mounts… The actual horse is based off the Invincible/Celestial Steed skeleton and has the same animations yes… It’s kind of awkward though as Invincible is supposed to have a broken leg from it’s former life and more bat-like wings and you can see how the mounts that they based off of that inherited that animation…

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