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Gryphons (griffins, griffons) are mounts in Ashes of Creation.[2]

Ashes of Creation Apocalypse battle royale gryphon redeployment.[3]

Press B to redeploy your gryphon when you're high enough in the air![3]

Gryphon mount barding

Mount barding cosmetic reward for backing at the Leader of Men level.[4]

Mount barding is armor for mounts in Ashes of Creation. Mount barding is similar in concept to player armor.[5]

  • The higher the level of barding, the better looking it will be.[5]
  • Barding will have multiple components that can be equipped. Each component will increase the stats of the mount, such as hit points and speed.[6][5]

Breeding mechanics

Gryphon concept art.[7]

These are some concept iterations of exactly how the animal husbandry profession's going to work as you create the offspring of different combinations of animals and you find and discover types of mounts. For example this Gryphon: You will have the ability to open up an in-game character customization screen for the animals; and you'll be able to use certain dials to touch different aesthetic aspects of the actual animal's features: On its wings, on its head, its beak, its armor that's going to be present; the claws and talons. You will be able to actually make a unique representation of this mount, so you're just not a cookie cutter like everybody else.[2]Steven Sharif

Animal husbandry will have discoverable blends of breeding.[8]

Animal husbandry and taming create unique mounts with unique abilities and stats.[13][14]

There is a compendium of acceptable parameters for breeding, which isn't going to be known until players discover it.[12][15] This discovery may be different for different players.[15]

  • Animals have a unique ID that is tied to the husbandry chat (compendium) that takes into account possible combinations between animals.[12] There will be odd combinations, but there will be limits to what is possible.[15]
  • Discovery of certain breeding habits and different quests may grant access to slots in the compendium.[15]

Animal husbandry involves a tree of its own that players get to discover via what pairings they choose... That's going to be a pretty fun aspect of creating rare mounts that haven't been seen in the world.[16]Steven Sharif

Genetic lines are based on the type of mount or creature that has been captured or tamed.[17]

  • The genetic system will involve trial and error to determine what yields or combinations are possible. This will incorporate an element of RNG.[12][15]
    • This may grant access to specific types of mounts.[15]
    • A dominant genetic trait might be discovered with a pairing or there may be a much smaller chance to unlock a specific breed of species.[12]
    • These chances are improved based on the player's advancement within the Animal husbandry profession.[12]

Each of these animals have a unique ID. There's going to be essentially this husbandry chart that takes into account potential combinations between animals that you have. So there's gonna be a little bit of obviously trial and error as players begin to explore this genetic system to determine what yields are possible; and those yields are obviously going to have an element of RNG to them as well. So you know you may pick up on a more dominant genetic trait within the pairing, or you may have a much smaller chance to unlock a specific breed of species; and then those chances obviously get augmented by your advancement within the Animal Husbandry profession. So a person who's more experienced in pairing of certain animals, and even the specific types of pairings, will increase their likelihood- their RNG chances of essentially birthing a unique mount; and being able then to sell those on an open auction. They can also be applied as certificates toward the construction of particular caravans as well.[12]Steven Sharif

There are stages of development within breeding.[18]

  • Youngling stage: For mammals this relates to baby animals. For lizards (reptiles) this is an egg stage.[18]

A modified character creation system allows customization of Summoner pets and Animal husbandry.[2][18]

  • Changes at the Youngling stage affect the appearance of the animal at adulthood.[18]
  • During the Youngling stage there may also be quests for specific types of cosmetic features.[18]

There's definitely going to be odd combinations, whether it's a butterflyger, giraffealope I don't know, but there will be definitely caps that are present.[15]Steven Sharif

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