Chromatic whelps are unnatural creatures and the product of decades of research on the part of the black dragonflight. While Deathwing aimed to create chromatic dragons years ago (this desire constituted much of his motivation for attacking Grim Batol), he was never able to capture enough eggs to succeed. His son, Nefarian, has recently succeeded to an extent, creating dozens of these chromatic dragon whelps — young dragons with the properties of all five dragonflights. Raised in captivity, they know only servitude; although highly intelligent, none of these whelps has the power or cunning to break Nefarian's grasp on their minds.
Chromatic dragon whelps are fearless in combat, not having learned the value of their own lives. They rotate through their breath weapons in hopes of finding a weakness in their enemies, using their claws to attack in between breaths.