Hardy Saddle

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Hardy Saddle
  • Hardy Saddle item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Use time20 (Very fast)
TooltipSummons a rideable Turtle mount
RarityRarity level: 8
Sell5 GC
Research1 required
Grants Buff
BuffTurtle MountTurtle Mount(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions)
Buff tooltipSlow if by land, zoom if by sea
Summons Mount
Turtle Mount
Turtle Mount
  • Internal Item ID: 2491 (Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions)
  • Internal Mount ID: 4
  • Internal Buff ID: 131 (Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions)
Obtained from Obtained from
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
Golden CrateGolden CrateGolden Crate17/80 (8.75%)
Titanium Crate(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)Titanium CrateTitanium Crate(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)1133/1600 (8.31%)
Turtle mount in action.

The Hardy Saddle is a mount-summoning item that summons a Turtle Mount that can swim and has increased movement speed in liquids (51 mph maximum), but reduced movement speed (26 mph maximum) and jump reach (3.53 tiles maximum) on land. The Hardy Saddle has a 7/80 (8.75%) chance of being obtained from Golden Crates and a 133/1600 (8.31%) chance of being obtained from Titanium Crates(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions).


Achievement The Cavalry.png
The Cavalry • Equip a mount.
Equip your first mount. (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
Category: Collector Collector


  • The Turtle Mount is useful for fast underwater travel, especially if combined with diving equipment like a Diving Helmet.
    • On Desktop version Desktop, Console version Console, and Mobile version Mobile, the Turtle Mount itself gives underwater breathing, so diving equipment is not needed.
    • The Lava Shark Mount(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) may be a preferable alternative for this purpose, because it is much faster and its summoning item is slightly more common.
  • The player can fly using the Turtle Mount and the Bottomless Water Bucket(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions). By constantly placing water above the player and swimming upward while riding the Turtle Mount, the player can move through the sky, allowing for easy access to Floating Islands and Floating Lakes.


  • The buff tooltip is a reference to a verse from the poem "Paul Revere's Ride" (1860) by American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: "One if by land, Two if by sea".


  • Desktop 1.4.4:
    • Speed increased by 150%.
    • Swim speed increased by 66%.
    • Jump height increased by 20%.
    • Now gives water breathing when underwater.