For the Warcraft III unit, see Dragon Whelp (Warcraft III).
Dragon whelps
Red, bronze, and green whelps
Classification Medium Quadruped Dragon
Faction/Affiliation Dragonflights
Racial leader(s) Varies
Racial mount Self-powered flight
Homeworld Azeroth
Language(s) Draconic, Common
Average height 4'2" (male)
4'0" (female)
Weight 170 - 180 lbs
Sources: Dark Factions, 40, 49

Plagued, blue, and black whelps

Nether, chromatic, and infinite whelps

A Frostbrood Whelp.

Dragon whelps (aka dragon whelplings, dragonlings, or broodlings)[1] 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.[2]

Types of whelps

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

Main Dragonflights

IconSmall WhelpBlack.gif Black whelps

IconSmall WhelpBlue.gif Blue whelps

IconSmall WhelpBronze.gif Bronze whelps

IconSmall WhelpGreen.gif Green whelps

IconSmall WhelpRed.gif Red whelps


IconSmall WhelpViolet.gif Chromatic whelps

IconSmall WhelpInfinite.gif Infinite whelps

IconSmall WhelpNether.gif Nether whelps

IconSmall WhelpPlague.gif Plagued whelps

IconSmall WhelpTwilight.gif Twilight whelps

IconSmall WhelpUndead.gif Undead whelps

IconSmall WhelpThorignir.gif Storm whelps

IconSmall WhelpNightmare.gif Nightmare whelps

IconSmall ProtoRed.gif Proto whelps

IconSmall WhelpMech.gif Mechanical whelps

As companions

 [Proto-Drake Whelp]

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.

Name Color Binding Source
 [Azure Whelpling] Blue Use Zone drop: Winterspring
 [Bloodbrood Whelpling] Red Pickup Purchase: 1000 Order Resources from Slimy, Acherus: The Ebon Hold
 [Bronze Proto-Whelp] Bronze Pickup Drop:  [Time-Lost Wallet], The Deaths of Chromie
 [Dark Whelpling] 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
 [Emerald Whelpling] Green Use Drop: Noxious Whelps, Feralas
 [Emmigosa] Blue Pickup Reward: N [10-45] On the Brink, Azsuna
 [Frostbrood Whelpling] White Pickup Purchase: 1000 Order Resources from Slimy, Acherus: The Ebon Hold
 [Frosty's Collar] White Account Wrath of the Lich King: Collector's Edition
 [Ghostly Whelpling] Red Pickup Drop: Crestfall Island expeditions
 [Infinite Hatchling] Black/Grey Pickup Purchase: 2200 Timewarped Badge from Mistweaver Xia, Timeless Isle
Infinite Whelpling Black/Grey N/A Pet battle: Tanaris
 [Lil' Nefarian] Black Pickup Reward:  [WoW's 15th Anniversary] event, Drop: Black Market Auction House
 [Mechanical Pandaren Dragonling] Grey/Orange Use Profession: Pandaria Engineering
Moon-Touched Netherwhelp Teal Account Purchase: Any BlizzConline 2021 Pack
 [Netherwhelp's Collar] Teal Account Burning Crusade: Collector's Edition
 [Nightmare Whelpling] Black/Red Pickup Drop: Ysondre, Emerald Nightmare
 [Onyxian Whelpling] Purple Account Reward:  [WoW's 5th Anniversary] event (Nov. 22 - Dec. 6, 2009)
 [Proto-Drake Whelp] Red Use Drop:  [Mysterious Egg], obtained at Revered with The Oracles
 [Skull of a Frozen Whelp] White Pickup Drop: Sindragosa, Icecrown Citadel
 [Stormborne Whelpling] Red Pickup Drop: Stormwing Matriarch, Stormheim
 [Thundering Serpent Hatchling] Green Pickup Drop: Black Market Auction House
 [Thunderscale Whelpling] Purple Use Drop: Island expeditions
 [Timeless Mechanical Dragonling] Grey/Yellow Pickup Purchase: 200 Timewarped Badge from Historian Ma'di, Tanaris (Active during WoW's anniversary)
 [Time-Locked Box] Bronze Use Drop: Iron Horde mobs, Blasted Lands
 [Tiny Crimson Whelpling] Red Use Zone drop: Wetlands
 [Vilebrood Whelpling] Green Pickup Purchase: 1000 Order Resources 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
 [Yu'la, Broodling of Yu'lon] Green Pickup Purchase: 3x  [Celestial Coin] from Master Li, Timeless Isle

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


Little versions of dragons with an appearance of dragon whelps.
Whelps with the Legion model

See also


  1. ^ World of Warcraft: The Magazine Volume I Issue II
  2. ^ N Rogue [35] To Catch a Thief Wrathion says: Don't look so surprised! We dragons are conscious, even within our shells.