The Guardian Cub is a smaller, companion pet version of the  [Winged Guardian] mount.


Seen in Stormwind

This item was available from the Pet Store for $10 US or €10. It was released on November 1, 2011.[1]

On June 4, 2014, it was announced that the Guardian Cub would be removed from the Shop and into hibernation in the Blizzard Archive no earlier than June 18th, 2014.[2]

Pet Journal

Still a little clumsy, this tiny winged lion is learning how to be the best mount it can be!


flying Flying: Gains 50% extra speed while above 50% health.
+50% damage from Magic -33% damage from Beast
Level 1 Level 2 Level 4
[Slicing Wind] [Roar] [Reckless Strike]
▲▼ ▲▼ ▲▼
[Onyx Bite] [Wild Winds] [Cyclone]
Level 10 Level 15 Level 20


Players are mailed this pet by Breanni:

Guardian Cub


Please give a warm welcome to your new cuddly cub!

I'm so happy you could give this ferocious little flyer a home.


Notes and trivia

  • Unlike previous Pet Store pets, this item can only be sent to ONE character on your account.[3]
  • This pet is only soulbound for the first 24 hours, after which it can be freely traded or auctioned to other players.[3]
  • When you attempt to learn it, you are given a confirmation check: "Are you sure you want to use this item?"
  • Available only to players on realms located in North America, Europe, and Korea[4] and requires a account to receive.[5]

Patch changes


  1. ^ Guardian Cub Tradable Pet Now Available. Blizzard Entertainment (2011-11-01).
  2. ^ The Guardian Cub Heading into the Blizzard Archive. Blizzard Entertainment (2014-06-04).
  3. ^ a b
  4. ^ See purchase links in External links section.
  5. ^ Pet Store FAQ (US), see "Q: How do I redeem a Pet Store pet once it's been purchased from the Blizzard Store?"

External links

Soulbound version Unbound version