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- For the Warcraft III unit, see Dragon Whelp (Warcraft III).
Medium Quadruped Dragon
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 most cases, are dropped by the dragon whelp versions of themselves.
|Red||Use||Zone drop: Wetlands|
|Emerald Whelpling||Green||Use||Drop: Noxious Whelps, Feralas|
|Black||Use||Drop: Scalding Whelps-(Badlands), and Searing Whelps-(Dustwallow)|
|Blue||Use||Zone drop: Winterspring|
|Red||Use||Drop: , obtained at 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||Reward: event (Nov. 22 - Dec. 6, 2009).|
|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.|
|Nexus Whelpling||Blue||N/A||Pet battle: Coldarra, Borean Tundra.|
|Emerald Proto-Whelp||Green||N/A||Pet battle: Sholazar Basin.|
|Infinite Whelpling||Black/Grey||N/A||Pet battle: Tanaris.|
|Green||Pickup||Purchase: 3x from Master Li, Timeless Isle.|
|Green||Pickup||Drop: Black Market Auction House.|
|Bronze||Use||Drop: Iron Horde mobs, Blasted Lands.|
|Blue||Pickup||Reward: , Azsuna.|
|Red||Pickup||Drop: Stormwing Matriarch, Stormheim.|
|Dream Whelpling||Green||N/A||Pet battle: Emerald Dream, Emerald Nightmare.|
|Black/Red||Pickup||Drop: Ysondre, Emerald Nightmare.|
|White||Pickup||Drop: Sindragosa, Icecrown Citadel.|
|Black/Grey||Pickup||Purchase: 2200 from Mistweaver Xia, Timeless Isle.|
|Red||Pickup||Purchase: 1000 from Slimy, Acherus: The Ebon Hold.|
|White||Pickup||Purchase: 1000 from Slimy, Acherus: The Ebon Hold.|
|Green||Pickup||Purchase: 1000 from Slimy, Acherus: The Ebon Hold.|
|Bronze||Pickup||Drop: , The Deaths of Chromie.|
|Bronze||Pickup||Drop: Time-Lost Wallet, The Deaths of Chromie.|
|Thunderscale Whelpling||Purple||Use||Drop: Island expeditions|
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.
- 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.
- ^ Wrathion says: Don't look so surprised! We dragons are conscious, even within our shells.