We’d like to introduce you to the warclaw! The warclaw is a fearsome cat mount, perfect for combat and siege warfare. It can be only be obtained in World vs. World, but it can be summoned anywhere other mounts can be summoned.
To obtain the warclaw, you must unlock a collection by spending WvW Ability Points in the new Mount Mastery track. Once you have completed the first rank of the mastery track, the collection will unlock and you will be able to start working on earning your mount.
Because of WvW’s unique design, we took a different approach to designing the warclaw’s skills. Rather than focusing on game-changing movement mechanics, which would have been broken in WvW, we focused on giving the warclaw unique skills that would enhance the existing WvW mechanics.
Need to break through enemy lines? Your mount can use its stamina to gain a quick burst of speed and evade attacks. Highly trained warclaws will gain increased stamina.
When diving into battle, your warclaw will maul the enemy as you land before disappearing into the Mists. Once you’ve mastered this mount skill, it will gain the ability to finish off downed enemies.
The most advanced warclaw trainers can use their mounts to help pull down gates. The rider uses supply to attach chains from their warclaw to the gate and then commands the mount to pull and damage the gate.
We’re very excited about the warclaw and hope that you are as well. You can read more about today’s update in the release notes. See you in the Mists!
—The Guild Wars 2 Systems Team