Mount barding

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Mount barding cosmetic reward for backing at the Leader of Men level.[1]

Mount barding (also referred to as Saddles) is armor for mounts in Ashes of Creation. Mount barding is similar in concept to player armor.[2]

  • The higher the level of barding, the better looking it will be.[2]
  • Barding will have multiple components that can be equipped. Each component will increase the stats of the mount, such as hit points and speed.[3][2]
  • Barding cosmetics can only be applied to mounts with barding cosmetic slots.[4]
  • Cosmetic skins may only be applied to barding/saddle items that are earned in-game.[5]
    • Barding skins can not be applied over a mount skin.[6]
    The mount skins are applied to the mount, and barding (think of it like an accessory appearance) can not be applied over the mount skin.[6]Cody Peterson
    • Barding skins' appearance may differ depending on the type of mount.[4]


Guild themed mount barding was a cosmetic reward for backing at the Leader of Men level or higher in the Kickstarter and Summer crowdfunding campaigns.[7]


The user interface will allow emblems, logos and symbols to be designed in-game.[9][10][11]

Emblem editor functionality is tentatively planned for Alpha-2.[11]

Import of user-created image content (UCC) is being considered.[15] This was previously not under consideration.[9]

  • An active GM staff will be monitoring user-created content. Users who upload inappropriate content will place their accounts in jeopardy.[16]
I know previously we had spoken about not allowing custom user images in the game, however I think we're leaning more now in the direction of allowing for custom user images. Absolutely well what it will be is the fact that we're a subscription game and if you want to jeopardize your account by doing the wrong thing with regards to custom users [images] then by all means you may do so and we'll have stringent practices in place to prevent that from actually being an issue.[15]Steven Sharif
With regards to this UCC question, I think when you have an active an active GM team that you know you are you have directed to care take the product you're going to mitigate a lot of that functionality you don't want to see out of this custom image system. People who look to let's say meme the system are going to be met with the type of enforcement that they don't want to have on their account; and being a subscription-based product and being a risk versus reward and maybe a more old-school approach to character development and progression I think they're gonna take a significant risk in doing things that we don't want them to do, which will result in the jeopardy of their account. So I think that is not going to deter a hundred percent of things- I don't think you ever can deter a hundred percent of things unless we go away from custom images- but I think that we can achieve some parity of essentially enforcement versus infraction ratio that's going to be liveable for everybody.[16]Steven Sharif

List of mount barding

See also