Voltron. The second best mech cartoon next to Transformers while I was growing up, imo. I’ve always been a fan of Combiners, teams of robots that formed together to create a much larger and stronger robot. Like the Autobot Aerialbots combining to form Superion and the Decepticon Constructicons forming Devastator and yes, even the Power Rangers, lol. So when I heard that the new Jewelcrafting mounts were a tribute to the lions of Voltron, I had to create a set of my own.
The cool thing about these JC mounts is that each can be used as a ground or flying mount. So what’s it going to take to make these mounts? Lol, be prepared to spend a lot of gold! If you want the full set of five mounts, you’re essentially going to have to make 8 mounts: one set of Sapphire, Ruby, Sunstone and Jade Panthers to be learned individually and another set of the same four to combine into the Jeweled Onyx Panther. And just like other profession-made mounts, there’s always a certain mat or two that classifies the mount as a “gold sink”. That mat is the Orb of Mystery, which is sold by Big Keech in the Vale of Eternal Blossoms. He sells the Orbs for 20,000 gold a piece, but if your guild has the Bartering perk, you can buy it for 18,000 gold. So if you want all five Panthers, you’re gonna have to spend 144,000 gold on just the Orbs alone, lol.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Sapphire (Blue) Panther – 1 x Orb of Mystery, 2 x Serpent’s Eye, 4 Living Steel, 20 x River’s Heart
- Ruby (Red) Panther – 1 Orb of Mystery, 2 x Serpent’s Eye, 4 x Living Steel, 20 x Primordial Ruby
- Sunstone (Yellow) Panther – 1 x Orb of Mystery, 2 x Serpent’s Eye, 4 x Living Steel, 20 x Sun’s Radiance
- Jade (Green) Panther - 1 x Orb of Mystery, 2 Serpent’s Eye, 4 x Living Steel, 20 x Wild Jade
- Jeweled Onyx (Black) Panther – 1 x Sapphire Panther, 1 x Ruby Panther, 1 x Sunstone Panther, 1 x Jade Panther
Good luck on building your own version of Voltron! And here’s my tribute to the JC mounts and Voltron itself:
“Form feet and legs…”
Vynndicator on the Sapphire Panther
Kaelina on the Sunstone Panther
“Form arms and body…”
Heavyarms on the Ruby Panther
Rasfari on the Jade Panther
“And I’ll form…the head!”
Arvash on the Jeweled Onyx Panther
“Go Voltron Force!”
That video brings back so many memories, I get excited every time I see it, lol.
I wished there was some sort of animation or cutscene the would play when you had all five Panther mounts, maybe even an on use item that would transform the current toon you’re on into a mini Voltron. Or better yet, if you had all five Panthers or were in a group that had one of each of the Panthers, you could summon an Azeroth version of Voltron to aid in fighting world raid bosses, like the Sha of Anger or Galleon, that would last for 30 seconds and have a two-week cooldown. How awesome would that be!