The 7 Best New Mounts And Pets From The Elder Scrolls Online High Isle

The 7 Best New Mounts And Pets From The Elder Scrolls Online High Isle ...

With each new Elder Scrolls Online chapter, there are a wide range of new collectible mounts and pets that are usually created to match the expansion's setting and theme. The High Isle Chapter allows players to ride or explore among a long list of oceanic creatures and other animals that call the golden hills of High Isle home.

Some of the new Elder Scrolls Online mounts and pets are linked to achievements, such as the Stormsurge Howler, while others can be earned by fulfilling specific objectives in the world, such as the Coral Haj Mota. The new Crown Crate, the Dark Chivalry Crate, offers several new mounts and pets as rare drops.

Pet: Hermit Crab

The Hermit Crab is easily recognized throughout High Isle, and though players can't find or earn one out in the world, they can be purchased from the Crown Store or with Crown Gems. These tiny guys are easy to miss when wandering along High Isle's coastline as they blend in very nicely.

The Hermit Crab may be purchased from the in-game Crown Store for 2000 Crowns, or via the Crate Gem store for 40 Crown Gems.

Mount: Palefrost Elk

The Palefrost Elk is a majestic mount that is sure to enthuse players who haven't seen it yet. It glows a ghostly white and emits a faint particle effect, almost as if it were passing through its own personal cloud of frosty fog.

The Palefrost Elk was included in the Elder Scrolls Online: High Isle Chapter's pre-purchase edition, and may only be acquired by purchasing this special edition of the game. The Palefrost Elk Fawn has a non-combat pet version, also earned for pre-purchasing the chapter.

Pet: Coral Haj Mota

Various Haj Mota are found throughout Tamriel, but they are especially abundant throughout High Isle and Amenos. The Coral Haj Mota noncombat pet is a smaller, yet much more elegant and elaborately designed, variation of one of these enemies.

This noncombat pet is earned by collecting items in the High Isle Chapter's two new public dungeons. In Ghost Haven Bay, players must collect 25 Coral Haj Mota Lures. In the Spire of the Crimson Coin, players must collect 25 Coral Haj Mota Decoys.

Mount: Stormsurge Howler

The Stormsurge Howler is an elemental mount that looks like a cross between a Storm Atronach and the Amenos Ornaug mount, which is included in the High Isle Chapter Collector's Edition. It's vibrant, glows with a crackling lightning effect, and informs other players that you're an ESO professional due to its extraordinarily tough requirements.

Players must earn every single achievement in the Dreadsail Reef Trial included with High Isle to earn the Stormsurge Howler. This isn't limited to just the usual mode achievements, either, as players must clear it in Veteran Hardmode and earn those achievements as well.

Pet: The Cat In Gonfalon Bay

A cat is found outside the entrance to the Artisan building in Gonfalon Bay. When approached, the camera pans out to see the player beckon the cat to jump on them and be pet - after a few seconds the cat is returned.

This isn't a noncombat pet, but it's worth mentioning as a unique encounter in Elder Scrolls Online that many players probably missed. What it implies for the game, although some have speculated it might serve as a test for further character animations in ESO's future chapters.

Mount: Luminous Meridian Charger

The Luminous Meridian Charger is truly an eye-catching object. It takes the shape of a spectral steed with golden Elven armor that barely contains its wild energy-like form. It's bright, easy to see, and makes an impact in whatever terrain you ride it in.

The Luminous Meridian Charger isn't a cheap item, either. It's only available through the Crown Gem store for 2500 Gems or Seals of Endeavor, or as a rare drop from Dark Chivalry Crown Crates. Be prepared to spend a long time farming resources to acquire this mount, unless you are lucky and want to try opening some Crown Crates instead.

Pet: Heartland Butcher's Dog

The Heartland Butcher's Dog is the next in a long line of dogs to make their way to Elder Scrolls Online. This dog, which appears to be somewhere between a Rottweiler and a Boxer, was originally named after its owners, who realized they weren't doing much guarding and were doing a lot more looking at food.

The Heartland Butcher's Dog, like the Luminous Meridian Charger, is found in the High Isle Chapter's Dark Chivalry crates, though at a much higher drop rate. It may also be purchased directly for a modest 40 Crown Gems or 2000 Seals of Endeavor.

High Isle is now available on PC, PlayStation 4 and 5, Stadia, and Xbox One and Series X|S.