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Nightmare Whelpling
Nightmare Whelpling
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Drop: Ysondre [??+]

Zone: The Emerald Nightmare

Approximate Drop Rate: Unknown

Nightmare Whelpling
Nightmare Whelpling
Binds when picked up
Use: Teaches you how to summon this companion.
Want it Want it | Got it | Exclude — Community: 1.3% have it
Neutral Neutral
Air (flies alongside flying mount)
Flutters about and spins around.
Vocalizations (on-click)
3 allowed
Patch 7.0.3 | Posted: August 2, 2016
Level 0: Health 0Power 0Speed 0
Requires Pet Level: 1

100% Hit Chance 


Overwhelms the enemy with draconic breath, dealing 433 Dragonkin damage.

Vs. Magic

Vs. Undead
Requires Pet Level: 10

100% Hit Chance 


Deals 354 Dragonkin damage, or 492 Dragonkin damage if the user strikes last.

Vs. Magic

Vs. Undead
5 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 2

100% Hit Chance 


A shadow falls across the battlefield, dealing 886 Humanoid damage and turning the weather to Darkness for 5 rounds.


During Darkness, all pets are considered Blinded and all healing received is reduced by 50%.

Vs. Dragonkin

Vs. Beast
4 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 15

100% Hit Chance 


Decimates the enemy with fire, dealing 591 Elemental damage and has a 50% chance to ignite the area.


If ignited, the area will continue to Burn the enemy, dealing 98 Elemental damage each round for 3 rounds.

Vs. Mechanical

Vs. Critter
3 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 4

100% Hit Chance 


Call nightmares onto the enemy, dealing 492 Magic damage and causing the target to receive 50% less healing for 2 rounds.

Vs. Flying

Vs. Mechanical
3 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 20

Restores 394 health plus half of the last hit taken by the user.



Dragons deal 50% additional damage on the next round after bringing a target's health below 50%.


Damage Taken 

50% from Humanoid abilities

33% from Flying abilities

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I've got a problem with this pet, when I summon it and then fly with my mount, the pet disappears instead of flying alongside me.

It's only me or it's its normal behaviour?

Dec 3, 2018 at 12:45pm | Edits: 0 | Pozzo dell'Eternità-eu | Pets: 1339 Compare collections | Score: 10059
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I needed this pet for a tricky pet battle, which I was talking about it in guild chat. A good friend of mine whispered check your mailbox. He doesn’t collect pets like I do and behold it was there. He couldn’t understand how I levelled it so fast haha but after i used it for the fight I sent it back as they sell for 50 k on my realm and he needed the gold. It was so lovely of him to send it back to me telling me to keep so I named it after him. kindness goes around :) 

Mar 22, 2018 at 8:33pm | Edits: 1 | Azjol-Nerub-eu | Pets: 1544 Compare collections | Score: 12302
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Bought one for 11k from AH in Thrall-US. Then my friend who doesnt even collect pets has it drop for him on his very first LFR run. 

Nov 28, 2017 at 3:57am | Edits: 1 | Kael'thas-us | Pets: 1017 Compare collections | Score: 6087
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I snatched one for 15k from the auction house :o I was a little frustrated, because I needed him for the argus pet battle against Snozz and the other options (Lil Deathwing and Inifinte Hatchling) weren't as "easy" as this one to get. But I got never lucky in LFR so I looked at the auction house out of curiosity, despite knowing their horrendous prices. My jaw dropped seeing how cheap that one was. All the other rare drop whelps (azure, dark, crimson, emerald) were also extremly cheap with 22k per whelp.

Oct 19, 2017 at 5:45am | Edits: 0 | Aman'Thul-eu | Pets: 577 Compare collections | Score: 3071
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I don't even recall getting this awesome pet, was just browsing through my journal during a bonus event and found him there! I had to look up the info on here and WoWHead to find out where it came from. It's a 1% drop rate from Ysondre in The Emerald Nightmare on all difficulties (including LFR), and can be bonus rolled. I think it just automatically gets added into your pet journal if you are the lucky chosen to get it, so watch your chat logs (as I failed to do, hence the recent discovery!)

Jul 9, 2017 at 1:00am | Edits: 0 | Lightbringer-us | Pets: 377 Compare collections | Score: 1904
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Finally saw one on the AH for 25k, I snatched it, and stoned it!  They normally list for a mil or better, I don't know who would pay that much?

May 29, 2017 at 9:51am | Edits: 0 | Mannoroth-us | Pets: 743 Compare collections | Score: 3571
Top RaterSweetdr0ps 
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I traded my guildy for one of these, he got two today from LFR. Wanted to point out that they are a new whelp model and look different than the older style and are summoned lower to the ground. Very nice rendering with nightmare petals falling around him similar to infinite whelp, love it! He has nose horns!

Oct 7, 2016 at 12:42am | Edits: 0 | The Forgotten Coast-us | Pets: 1460 Compare collections | Score: 9135
Top RaterUnya 
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Got this in LFR tonight with no bonus roll. He is adorable :)  Good luck all! 

Oct 6, 2016 at 11:35pm | Edits: 0 | Illidan-us | Pets: 1059 Compare collections | Score: 6781
Site MVPLarissa 
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Are the new raid battle pets available in LFR difficulty level? Or do you have to be in Normal or higher?

Sep 28, 2016 at 9:01pm | Edits: 0 | Garrosh-us | Pets: 1718 Compare collections | Score: 13744
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Yes, you can obtain this pet from a bonus roll token. 

Sep 27, 2016 at 8:39pm | Edits: 0 | Gorgonnash-us | Pets: 554 Compare collections | Score: 2593
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I love these new whelpling models and ideas! I really hope that they update all of the models of the whelplings with legion. I am so stoked to collect this as well as the Dream Whelpling and the Stormborne Whelpling! The hype is real for Legion!!

Aug 2, 2016 at 5:17pm | Edits: 0 | Sen'jin-us | Pets: 386 Compare collections | Score: 1772
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