- For the Warcraft III unit, see Dragon Whelp (Warcraft III).
Red, bronze, and green whelps
|Classification||Medium Quadruped Dragon|
|Racial mount||Self-powered flight|
|Weight||170 - 180 lbs|
|Sources: Dark Factions, 40, 49|
Dragon whelps (aka dragon whelplings, dragonlings, or broodlings) are the smallest members of the dragonkin species. They are the youngest and weakest variation of dragons adventurers face. In most cases, however, where there are whelps, their larger cousins are close by. Additionally, some whelps such as Wrathion have demonstrated significant intelligence and magical ability despite their physically weak dragon forms.
Whelps are conscious while in their eggs.
Types of whelps
Dragon whelps come in a variety of colors and are found in many different locations.
- Main Dragonflights
- Located: Badlands, Blackrock Spire, Blackwing Lair, Blade's Edge Mountains, Burning Steppes, Dustwallow Marsh, Redridge Mountains
- Spawn of Onyxia
- Located: Dustwallow Marsh
- Located: Blackwing Lair
- Located: Blackrock Spire
- Located: Scholomance
- Located: Obsidian Sanctum
- Located: Icecrown
- Bloodbrood Whelpling
- Frostbrood Whelpling
- Vilebrood Whelpling
- Located: Broken Isles
- Located: Emerald Nightmare
Even smaller and weaker than dragon whelps, are dragon whelplings. These are pint-sized companion dragons that in many cases are dropped by the dragon whelp versions of themselves.
|Blue||Use||Zone drop: Winterspring|
|Red||Pickup||Purchase: 1000 from Slimy, Acherus: The Ebon Hold|
|Bronze||Pickup||Drop: , The Deaths of Chromie|
|Black||Use||Drop: Scalding Whelps-(Badlands), and Searing Whelps-(Dustwallow)|
|Dream Whelpling||Green||N/A||Pet battle: Emerald Dream, Emerald Nightmare|
|Emerald Proto-Whelp||Green||N/A||Pet battle: Sholazar Basin|
|Green||Use||Drop: Noxious Whelps, Feralas|
|Blue||Pickup||Reward: , Azsuna|
|White||Pickup||Purchase: 1000 from Slimy, Acherus: The Ebon Hold|
|White||Account||Wrath of the Lich King: Collector's Edition|
|Red||Pickup||Drop: Crestfall Island expeditions|
|Black/Grey||Pickup||Purchase: 2200 from Mistweaver Xia, Timeless Isle|
|Infinite Whelpling||Black/Grey||N/A||Pet battle: Tanaris|
|Black||Pickup||Reward: event, Drop: Black Market Auction House|
|Grey/Orange||Use||Profession: Pandaria Engineering|
|Moon-Touched Netherwhelp||Teal||Account||Purchase: Any BlizzConline 2021 Pack|
|Teal||Account||Burning Crusade: Collector's Edition|
|Black/Red||Pickup||Drop: Ysondre, Emerald Nightmare|
|Purple||Account||Reward: event (Nov. 22 - Dec. 6, 2009)|
|Red||Use||Drop: , obtained at Revered with The Oracles|
|White||Pickup||Drop: Sindragosa, Icecrown Citadel|
|Red||Pickup||Drop: Stormwing Matriarch, Stormheim|
|Green||Pickup||Drop: Black Market Auction House|
|Purple||Use||Drop: Island expeditions|
|Grey/Yellow||Pickup||Purchase: 200 from Historian Ma'di, Tanaris (Active during WoW's anniversary)|
|Bronze||Use||Drop: Iron Horde mobs, Blasted Lands|
|Red||Use||Zone drop: Wetlands|
|Green||Pickup||Purchase: 1000 from Slimy, Acherus: The Ebon Hold|
|Wild Crimson Hatchling||Red||N/A||Pet battle: The Arboretum, The Jade Forest|
|Wild Golden Hatchling||Yellow||N/A||Pet battle: The Arboretum, The Jade Forest|
|Wild Jade Hatchling||Green||N/A||Pet battle: The Arboretum, The Jade Forest|
|Green||Pickup||Purchase: 3x from Master Li, Timeless Isle|
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:
- Chronormu - During . Due to time travel she has also been shown at other stages of development.
- Wrathion - Before
- Little versions of dragons with an appearance of dragon whelps.
- Whelps with the Legion model
Deathwing played from a card in the animated short Hearth and Home.