The Hivemind – Secret Mount Guide

Welcome to The Hivemind Mount Guide. This mount resembles a jellyfish brain with tentacles and is the one the major secrets added in Battle for Azeroth.

The Hivemind Mount Details

The Hivemind mount acts as a vehicle, however only the last people that you completed it with are able to join it. The mount's movement speed will be increased by 10% for every player that joins the vehicle, which is also shown through the Joined Hivemind buff.

If you want to link with different people, you just have to complete the final parts of the puzzle again with a new group.

Colored Crystal Monocles

To start the secret you will first have to purchase Talisman of True Treasure Tracking from Griftah in Shattrath.

/way Shattrath City:Outland 65 69

Equip the Talisman and then 4 items behind Griftah will start glowing.

  • Fish glowing red - trading game puzzle in Vashj'ir
  • Letter glowing blue - anagram letters
  • Feather glowing green - puzzle in Skyreach
  • Pyramid glowing yellow - puzzle in Halls of Origination

You will need the talisman to complete the following puzzles. The reward of each puzzle is a corresponding colored monocle.

You don't need to get all 4 monocles. Having one should be enough if every player in your group has a different colored monocle.

Red Crystal Monocle

To get the Red Crystal Monocle you will have to complete the trading game puzzle in Vashj'ir.

While wearing the Talisman of True Treasure Tracking you are now able to interact with multiple vendors. You will have to purchase items and trade them one for another in the order below. You will need a total of 2380 gold in order to buy the initial Seashells from Sir Finley Mrrgglton.

First Item: 50 Glittergill Glitter
/way Shimmering Expanse 44 20 Step 1 - Sir Finley Mrrgglton - Buy 500 Seashell
/way Abyssal Depths 38.8 79.5 Step 2 - Volatile Violetscale - Buy 100 Cavity-Free Great Shark Tooth
/way Shimmering Expanse 52.7 22.1 Step 3 - Manta Stargazer - Buy 50 Razoreel Larva
/way Shimmering Expanse 68.3 48 Step 4 - Lil' Whalley - Buy 250 Well-Fed Doctor Fish
/way Abyssal Depths 66.1 42.7 Step 5 - Gloomy Bluefin - Buy 10 Freshly Molted Crab Skin
/way Kelp'thar Forest 60 59 Step 6 Ol' Fishbreath - Buy 50 Glittergill Glitter

Second Item: 40 Symbiotic Plankton
/way Shimmering Expanse 44 20 Step 1 - Sir Finley Mrrgglton - Buy 80 Seashell
/way Abyssal Depths 66.1 42.7 Step 2 - Gloomy Bluefin - Buy 2 Giant Giant Toenail Clipping
/way Abyssal Depths 45.4 17.6 Step 3 - Little Carp - Buy 4 Makrura Eye
/way Abyssal Depths 38.8 79.5 Step 4 - Volatile Violetscale - Buy 1 Accidentally-Severed Seahorse Fin
/way Shimmering Expanse 53.4 89 Step 5 - Crimson Angerfish - Buy 2 Shiny Sea Serpent Scale
/way Shimmering Expanse 52.7 22.1 Step 6 - Manta Stargazer - Buy 40 Symbiotic Plankton

After you get 50 Glittergill Glitter and 40 Symbiotic Plankton go back to Sir Finley Mrrgglton and buy 5 Scintillating Murloc Skin Lotion.
/way Shimmering Expanse 44.6 20.1 Sir Finley Mrrgglton

Third Item: 5 Potent Gastropod Gloop
/way Shimmering Expanse 44.6 20.1 Step 1 - Sir Finley Mrrgglton - Buy 300 Seashell
/way Kelp'thar Forest 60 59 Step 2 - Ol' Fishbreath - Buy 30 Vantus Black Squid Ink
/way Abyssal Depths 15.6 83 Step 3 - The Blackfish - Buy 30 Super Slick Eel Slime
/way Abyssal Depths 38.8 79.5 Step 4 - Volatile Violetscale - Buy 3 Rock-Encrusted Whelk Shell
/way Abyssal Depths 45.4 17.6 Step 5 - Little Carp - Buy 5 Potent Gastropod Gloop

Fourth Item: 5 Captured Cavitation Bubble
/way Shimmering Expanse 44.6 20.1 Step 1 - Sir Finley Mrrgglton - Buy 1500 Seashells
/way Shimmering Expanse 68.3 48 Step 2 - Lil' Whalley - Buy 300 Very Pretty Coral
/way Kelp'thar Forest 60 59 Step 3 - Ol' Fishbreath - Buy 100 Iridescent Shimmerray Skin
/way Shimmering Expanse 53.4 89 Step 4 - Crimson Angerfish - Buy 20 Luxurous Luxscale Scale
/way Abyssal Depths 15.6 83 Step 5 - The Blackfish - Buy 5 Captured Cavitation Bubble

With 5 Scintillating Murloc Skin Lotion, 5 Potent Gastropod Gloop and 5 Captured Cavitation Bubble go back to Sir Finley Mrrgglton and buy the Red Crystal Monocle.
/way Shimmering Expanse 44.6 20.1 Sir Finley Mrrgglton

Blue Crystal Monocle

To get the Blue Crystal Monocle you will have to complete the letter puzzle which consists of anagrams.

If you want to see how this puzzle was solved then click on spoiler.

Spoiler:

The anagrams were solved by taking the words in capital letters and rearranging the letters to form a new word.
Letter 1: The, Factor, Wasp, In, Ignition, Ad -> Anticipation for Deathwing
Letter 2: Of, Gai's, Nature, Death -> Seat of the Guardian
Letter 3: I, Dumbfounded, As, Subtle, Reat -> Bramble Undead (partially solved)
Letter 4: Ms, Sin, The, Strees, Of -> Mistress of the Nest
Letter 5: The, Elite, World, F.C. -> The Derelict Flow
Letter 6: Re, Codex, Sine -> Ox Residence
Letter 7: Mice, Cleft, Hoping, Ana -> The Pinnacle of Magic

Use this script to track your progress:

/run local a,b=IsQuestFlaggedCompleted,{40397,40314,40404,40252,40293,40288,50187,50181} for i=1,#b do print((i==8 and "Blue Monocle: " or "Letter #"..i..": ")..tostring(a(b[i]))) end

Make sure to interact with each letter in the following order.

  • The First Letter is found in Shattrath at 65 59, behind Griftah (image)
  • The Second Letter is found in Highmountain at 57.4 27.9, inside the tent (image)
  • The Third Letter is found inside the Karazhan Raid, on a chair in Medivh's Chambers (image)
  • The Fourth Letter is found inside the Razorfen Downs Dungeon, on a hey box behind the last boss (image)
  • The Fifth letter is found in Mount Hyjal at 44.4 46.6, on a table inside the room at the top of the tree (image)
  • The Sixth Letter is found in Icecrown at 70.7 73.3 (image)
  • The Seventh Letter is found in Townlong Steppes at 37.6 63, on the ground near the bell (image)
  • The Gift of Ms. Graham which contains the Blue Crystal Monocle is found in Borean Tundra at 27.5 27.1, at the top of The Nexus (image)

Coordinates:

/way Shattrath City:Outland 65 69 First Letter
/way Highmountain:BrokenIsles 57.4 27.9 Second Letter
/way Mount Hyjal 44.4 46.6 Fifth Letter
/way Icecrown 70.7 73.3 Sixth Letter
/way Townlong Steppes 37.7 63 Seventh Letter
/way Borean Tundra 27.5 27.1 Gift of Ms. Graham

Green Crystal Monocle

To get the Green Crystal Monocle you will have to complete the Skyreach puzzle. Equip the Talisman of True Treasure Tracking and at the end of the dungeon you will be able to interact with "Basic" Instructions.

_______ | 0000132
0000017 | #######
0001032 | #######
0000002 | 0012020
0000610 | #######
0000061 | #######
9113824 | ??????????

Interact with the Small Glowing Orb from the console and multiple colored lights will appear in the distance. You will also get the Inky Blackness buff for 2 hours.

If you want to see how this puzzle was solved then click on spoiler.

Spoiler:

The solution to this puzzle was discovered unexpectedly while looking for multiples of 9113824, the number in the bottom left corner.
The solution is 102011032032, a number with 12 digits, all of which are either 0, 1, 2 or 3.
Each digit of the number corresponds to a direction:
0 - up
1 - right
2 - down
3 - left
To complete the puzzle you will have to click the Glowing Orbs following the number and the corresponding directions.

To complete the puzzle use the following sequence. If it doesn't work, then wait 45 seconds and try again.

Right - Up - Down - Up - Right - Right - Up - Left - Down - Up - Left - Down

After you complete the puzzle a chest containing the Green Crystal Monocle will spawn at the top of the console.

Yellow Crystal Monocle

To get the Yellow Crystal Monocle you will have to complete the Halls of Origination puzzle.

Enter Halls of Origination and follow the path through the dungeon until you get to the elevator room. Head north from the elevator room and take the staircase on the right to reach the Stellar Refraction Device.

Click each constellation to change the colors of the other constellations near them. Once they have all been changed to the same color, they will despawn and a chest will spawn in their place which contains the Yellow Crystal Monocle.

  • The Angular Stellar Refractor changes the colors of constellations positioned in a + formation.
  • The Jagged Stellar Refractor changes the colors of constellations positioned in an X formation.
  • The Round Stellar Refractor changes the colors of constellations adjacent to it.

You can use the Hivemind HoO Puzzle Helper Addon to solve this puzzle. You will have to fill your pattern with the stellar refractors and constellations, and then click on the "GO" button to see the solution.

After the puzzle is solved you can also invite players into your group to get the monocle. Be careful not to click on the Stellar Refraction Device as that will reset the puzzle.

Suramar Beams

After you get all 4 Colored Crystal Monocles, you can continue with the secret.

In the building at 41 69.5 in Suramar, there are 4 beams of light that lock the door to a dresser. The colors of the beams are: red, blue, green, yellow.

/way Suramar 41 69.5 Suramar Beams

If you are interested to see how the next part of the secret was solved then click on spoiler.

Spoiler:

Each of the colored monocles has flavor text inscribed on them.
RED: P O T Y A B U V F X
BLUE: Q P C X K B Z H A G
GREEN: N R V Q Z J S M G Y
YELLOW: S K M C U F L N J O
Writing the alphabet twice then removing the letters above leaves us with "E E I I D D H L R T W W" which rearranged spell out "WILD WITHERED".
These 4 withered are Rikei, Blom'an, Giluzui and Yorilan.
Their initials match their eye color, and this was also linked with the 4 colored crystal monocles.

To disable the beams you will have to bring the withered npcs to 1% health points so that they begin casting Draw Energy. Initially they are friendly, however after you equip the colored monocle matching their eye color (or their initials) they will become hostile.

/way Suramar 71.86, 62.57 Rikei
/way Suramar 46.89, 28.61 Blom'an
/way Suramar 19.95, 46.39 Giluzui
/way Suramar 43.58, 81.82 Yorilan

The beams will only be down for a few seconds, so you will have to join a party group and coordinate. Four people will have to damage the withered npcs, while the fifth person gets to the dresser and interacts with the Lost Cat Toy.

The person who has interacted with the Lost Cat Toy will get teleported out and take some damage.

Write down the amount of damage taken, as you will need that number for the next step.

Lady Chaton

Go with your group to Lady Chaton in Court of Stars. You will have to pet the manakittens and get Purring stacks on each cat corresponding to each digit of the number.

The order of the cats is Fluffy - Shadow - Mew - Ash - Bella. You don't have to pet them in this order, just get the number of stacks to the right number.

For example, if your number is 12068 then you will have to get:

Since Purring only lasts 15 seconds you should first start with the cats that require a high number of stacks.

If your number is 4 digits then you can ignore Fluffy.
If your number is 3 digits then you can ignore Fluffy and Shadow.

After all the cats have the right number of Purring stacks, an Ominous Orb will appear. Interact with it and you will get teleported to the next puzzle!

Disk Puzzle

Solutions:

Arcane Lava Puzzle

Once all five players have made it through the disk hopping puzzle, you may now jump off the disks, fall to the floor, and run up the ramp towards the door. All 5 players must be at the door and it may take a few moments to open. You can now proceed towards the Lightlock that is pathing across the bridge. Stand slightly below the top stair and wait for the Lightlock to path back towards your party. You will have to click the vehicle to get on it.

For thiz puzzle players will have to go back and forth multiple times until everyone makes it to the door.

The solution for this puzzle is different for each group. Here's a possible solution that will work for most groups: https://i.imgur.com/NfqqA4H.png

Discord User Jao#3907 also shared a written guide of a possible solution.

1. Person A, B, and C get on and go across.
2. Person C gets off on other side, A and B go back across.
3. Person B gets off at the start and A and D go back.
4. Person D gets off on other side and person A and C come back to start.
5. Person B gets on with person A and C and they travel back to the finish.
6. Person C gets off at finish, person A and B go back to start.
7. Person B gets off, person E gets on with person A.
8. Person E gets off at finish, person A and C go back to the start.
9. Person B gets on with A and C and go to finish.

The Hivemind

Once you get to the last door, all party members will have to stand at the door again and wait for it to open. Once you are through, each person will run to a shadowy purple circle on the ground and click The Hivemind to start channelling a spell. Once the channel is finished, The Hivemind will be in your bags! Congratulations!

Credits

Guide Writers: Sinnie, Nightswifty

This secret has been solved by the WoW Secret Finding Discord, the community dedicated to solving the puzzles, riddles and various mysteries the game has to offer.