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.
- Located: Badlands, Blackrock Spire, Blackwing Lair, Blade's Edge Mountains, Burning Steppes, Dustwallow Marsh, Redridge Mountains
- Located: Blackwing Lair
- Located: Blackrock Spire
- Located: Scholomance
- Located: Obsidian Sanctum
- Located: Icecrown
- Located: The Oculus
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.
|Red||Use||Dropped by level 23–27 Crimson, Flamesnorting, and Red Whelps in the Wetlands (Now drops off L25-30 Zone Drop)|
|Green||Use||Dropped by level 35–36 Noxious Whelps in the Feralas (Dreaming Whelps no longer spawn in Swamp of Sorrows)|
|Black||Use||(24)Ebon Whelp - Wetlands, (46-47)Nyxondra's Broodling - Badlands, (49-56)Flamescale Broodling - Burning Steppes|
|Blue||Use||(50-55) Zone Drop - Winterspring|
|Red||Use||Random drop from Mysterious Egg, obtained when reaching Revered with The Oracles in Sholazar Basin.|
|Teal||Account||Burning Crusade: Collector's Edition, a baby Nether Drake|
|White||Account||Wrath of the Lich King: Collector's Edition, a baby Frost Wyrm|
|Purple||Account||event (Nov. 22 - Dec. 6, 2009).|
|??||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. The table below shows the cumulative probability of getting at least one after a number of kills.
|Number of Kills||100||288||401||693||1386||2302||2995||4603||9206|
|Neither the drop rate nor cumulative probability increases based on the number of monsters you have already killed.|
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: