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Red, bronze, and green whelps
Plagued, blue, and black whelps
Nether, chromatic, and infinite whelps

Dragon whelps (aka dragon whelplings, dragonlings, or broodlings) are the smallest member of the dragonkin species, representing the offspring of a brood. And as a result, are easily the weakest variation of dragons. In most cases however, where there are whelps, their larger cousins are always close by.

Types of whelps

Dragon whelps come in a variety of colors and are found in many different locations.

IconSmall WhelpBlack.gif Black whelps

IconSmall WhelpBlue.gif Blue whelps

IconSmall WhelpBronze.gif Bronze whelps

IconSmall WhelpViolet.gif Chromatic whelps

IconSmall WhelpGreen.gif Green whelps

IconSmall WhelpInfinite.gif Infinite whelps

IconSmall WhelpNether.gif Nether whelps

IconSmall WhelpPlague.gif Plagued whelps

IconSmall WhelpRed.gif Red whelps

IconSmall WhelpTwilight.gif Twilight whelps

IconSmall WhelpUndead.gif Undead whelps

IconSmall ProtoRed.gif Proto whelps

IconSmall WhelpMech.gif Mechanical whelps

Ley-whelps

As companions

Proto-Drake Whelp

Even smaller and weaker than dragon whelps, are dragon whelplings. These are pint-sized companion dragons that in most cases, are dropped by the dragon whelp versions of themselves.

Name Color Binding Source
[Tiny Crimson Whelpling]  Red Use Dropped by level 23–27 Crimson, Flamesnorting, and Red Whelps in the Wetlands (Now drops off L25-30 Zone Drop)
[Tiny Emerald Whelpling] Green Use Dropped by level 35–36 Noxious Whelps in the Feralas (Dreaming Whelps no longer spawn in Swamp of Sorrows)


A Dark Whelpling is a dragon whelpling battle pet, belonging to the Dragonkin family.

Source

Dark Whelpling drops from Scalding Whelps in the Badlands and from Searing Whelps in the Dustwallow Marsh. The Badlands is the place of choice as the Dustwallow Marsh whelps are mixed in with a lot of other mobs that don't drop the pet. On the flip side, you will probably be dealing with more competition at the Badlands on more populated servers.

Notes

The drop rate of this pet is 0.1% (one in every thousand kills)[1] and takes an incredible amount of patience and determination in order to get one. Due to the difficulty of obtaining one, and thus their rarity, they can sell for fairly large amounts of gold on the Auction House, at least as far as pets are concerned. The table below shows the cumulative probability of getting at least one after a number of kills.

Probability of at least one drop in X kills
Number of Kills 100 288 401 693 1386 2302 2995 4603 9206
Cumulative Probability 9.5% 25% 33% 50% 75% 90% 95% 99% 99.99%
Neither the drop rate nor cumulative probability increases based on the number of monsters you have already killed.

Abilities

Name Level Damage Healing Duration Cooldown Accuracy Type
[Shadowflame] 1 22 100% Pet type dragonkin.png
[Roar] 2 10 3 turns 100% Pet type beast.png
[Lift-Off] 4 30 1 turn 4 turns 100% Pet type flying.png
[Tail Sweep] 10 43 100% Pet type dragonkin.png
[Call Darkness] 15 30 5 turns 5 turns 100% Pet type humanoid.png
[Deep Breath] 20 50 100% Pet type dragonkin.png


Orb of the Blackwhelp

A player in Blackwhelp Form.

In-game, players who finish part of a chain quest (Meeting Note) can purchase a single Orb of the Blackwhelp until used up of its 4 charges. These orbs allow the player to transform himself into a larger black whelp. When a player uses Noggenfogger Elixir in this form, they can do a "mini-me" with their pet Dark Whelpling. Though this form is broken through combat or even falling, players like to use this item to "mess around".

Patches and hotfixes

  • World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade Patch 2.4.3 (2008-07-15):
    • Now makes a sound when clicked on.
    • Icon changed.
                  Its previous icon was Inv misc head dragon 01.png
  • World of Warcraft Patch 1.4.0 (2005-05-05): Tiny Black Whelping item changed to Dark Whelpling to reflect the name of the creature summoned.

See also

External links

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(24)Ebon Whelp - Wetlands, (46-47)Nyxondra's Broodling - Badlands, (49-56)Flamescale Broodling - Burning Steppes


An Azure Whelpling is a dragon whelpling battle pet, belonging to the Dragonkin family.

Source

Azure Whelplings have an extremely small (less than .02% chance) to drop from any of the NPCs in Winterspring.

Abilities

Name Level Damage Healing Duration Cooldown Accuracy Type
[Claw] 1 24 90% Pet type beast.png
[Arcane Storm] 2 24 9 turns 3 turns 100% Pet type magic.png
[Surge of Power] 4 50 2 turns 5 turns 100% Pet type magic.png
[Breath] 10 24 90% Pet type dragonkin.png
[Wild Magic] 15 5 turns 100% Pet type magic.png
[Ice Tomb] 20 2 turns 5 turns 100% Pet type elemental.png


See also

External links

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(50-55) Zone Drop - Winterspring
[Proto-Drake Whelp] Red Use Random drop from Mysterious Egg, obtained when reaching Revered with The Oracles in Sholazar Basin.
[Netherwhelp] Teal Account Burning Crusade: Collector's Edition, a baby Nether Drake
[Frosty] White Account Wrath of the Lich King: Collector's Edition, a baby Frost Wyrm
[Onyxian Whelpling] Purple Account Money achievement.png WoW's 5th Anniversary event (Nov. 22 - Dec. 6, 2009).
[Lil' Deathwing] ?? Account World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Collector's Edition.

All whelpling pets (except the Netherwhelp, Frosty, Lil' Deathwing, and Onyxian Whelpling) have a 1 in 1000 chance of dropping, according to Eyonix.[2] The table below shows the cumulative probability of getting at least one after a number of kills.

Probability of at least one drop in X kills
Number of Kills 100 288 401 693 1386 2302 2995 4603 9206
Cumulative Probability 9.5% 25% 33% 50% 75% 90% 95% 99% 99.99%
Neither the drop rate nor cumulative probability increases based on the number of monsters you have already killed.

Combat dragonlings

Mechanical whelp

Mimicked to represent dragon whelps, engineers have developed schematics to create a mechanized version of these tiny dragons known as dragonlings. Unlike whelp companions however, dragonlings will fight for you, are only temporary, and are restricted to engineers.

Types of combat dragonlings:

Notable whelps