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Wind Rider Cub

Wind Rider Cub
Wind Rider Cub
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Wind Rider Cub
Wind Rider Cub
Binds when picked up
Use: Teaches you how to summon this companion.
Want it Want it | Got it | Exclude — Community: 17.2% have it
Neutral Neutral
Air (flies alongside flying mount)

Idles about. Will begin to fly whenever its owner mounts up.

Vocalizations (on-click)

Requires purchase from Blizzard Store.
1 allowed
February 26, 2010

A plush version of this pet is available for purchase from the Blizzard Store. Players who purchase the plush will receive a code for the in-game pet. This code may be redeemed on a single WoW account. Thus, players who have more than one WoW account bound to their accounts must choose which account will receive this pet.

Note: The pet codes are region-specific, so be sure to order for your region. (Plushes ordered from the US store cannot be redeemed on EU servers.)

The EU Blizzard store no longer sells this plush toy. It's unknown if it will be available again in the future.

Level 0: Health 0Power 0Speed 0
Requires Pet Level: 1

100% Hit Chance 


Bites at the enemy, dealing 394 Beast damage.

Vs. Critter

Vs. Flying
Requires Pet Level: 10

100% Hit Chance 


Lets out a loud squawk, dealing 197 Flying damage and reducing the damage the target deals by 25% for 3 rounds.

Vs. Aquatic

Vs. Dragonkin
Requires Pet Level: 2

100% Hit Chance 


Attacks the enemy with 1-3 blades of wind, dealing 197 Flying damage per attack.

Vs. Aquatic

Vs. Dragonkin
Requires Pet Level: 15

100% Hit Chance 


Deals 197 Critter damage and increases your speed by 75% for 3 rounds.

Vs. Undead

Vs. Humanoid
Requires Pet Level: 4

100% Hit Chance 


Flocks the target, causing 177 Flying damage every round. Lasts 3 rounds.


Opponents struck by the flock take double damage for 2 rounds.

Vs. Aquatic

Vs. Dragonkin
4 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 20

100%  Hit Chance 


Fly up high, becoming unattackable for one round.


On the next round, you attack, dealing 472.8 to 709.2 Flying damage.

Vs. Aquatic

Vs. Dragonkin


Beasts deal 25% extra damage below half health.


Damage Taken 

50% from Mechanical abilities

33% from Humanoids abilities

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I just ordered this pet today from the blizzard merchandise store, link found on side menu of Blizzard Store, Linked from the Notes section in the general info tab here. Direct link 

Looking forward to recieving it. also ordered the Gryphon Hatchling.

I got him this morning, 11 days later. looking forward to levelling him

Jul 3, 2014 at 9:26pm | Edits: 2 | Grizzly Hills-US | Pets: 621 Compare collections | Score: 3683
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I'm in the UK and ordered this pet from the Blizz US site last week. It arrived safely this morning and although it took a few minutes to come through to my email, I got it eventually without having to raise a ticket. I don't know if Blizz have changed something but the codes ARE redeemable in the UK at least. 

Jun 30, 2014 at 12:24pm | Edits: 0 | Doomhammer-EU | Pets: 602 Compare collections | Score: 3226
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This adorable little guy and his cute little rival, the Gryphon Hatchling, are both back in stock in the blizzard merchandise store on 6/10/2014. Now's your chance if you've been waiting for these pets and plushies!

Jun 12, 2014 at 11:45pm | Edits: 0 | Proudmoore-US | Pets: 595 Compare collections | Score: 3174
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This thing is to-die-for cute, and I love the plushie version to death. As a battle pet though, I've found it's terribly behind others of a similar type/level/rarity. It's the worst level 25 Rare quality I have of any kind. Good thing it's so adorable!

Mar 31, 2014 at 5:42pm | Edits: 0 | Mok'Nathal-US | Pets: 508 Compare collections | Score: 2273
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I got it from e-bay US and redeemed it on my EU account. All the odds were against me, but now I have lvl 25 wind rider cub.


Pretty average  battlepet though.

Dec 5, 2013 at 7:06pm | Edits: 2 | Minahonda-EU | Pets: 602 Compare collections | Score: 3030
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Since they redid the store, its only selling digital goods for right now. They stated they'd be bringing back physical goods soon though.

Nov 24, 2013 at 2:27am | Edits: 0 | Wyrmrest Accord-US | Pets: 566 Compare collections | Score: 2575
Top RaterSherada 
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The pet is out of the store completely now? Its page redirects you to the main store as well. Im not sure when it offically came back but since i'd been checking it was only there about a week

Oct 10, 2013 at 1:49pm | Edits: 1 | Area 52-US | Pets: 579 Compare collections | Score: 2747
Top RaterRainbowk 
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This is now available again from the Blizz store

Oct 4, 2013 at 4:07pm | Edits: 0 | Skywall-US | Pets: 626 Compare collections | Score: 3583
Site MVPZíra 
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I just received the windrider cub from the US-Blizzard Store. And i can confirm the code works on EU-Account!

Oct 2, 2013 at 9:28am | Edits: 0 | Arygos-EU | Pets: 644 Compare collections | Score: 3790
Top RaterWaynebrady 
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It's back in the pet store!! 

Sep 28, 2013 at 6:19pm | Edits: 0 | Bleeding Hollow-US | Pets: 657 Compare collections | Score: 3903
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I got a plushie from someone on Ebay.  My plushie has sparkles on his eyes, but the pictures of the pet store one have plain eyes.  Anyone else have one with sparkles?  Is mine a fake or something?

Jul 23, 2013 at 4:40pm | Edits: 0 | Undermine-US | Pets: 488 Compare collections | Score: 2576
Site MVPCatchastr 
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Catchastr: the Wind Rider Cub is sold out in usa too

Jun 8, 2013 at 8:32pm | Edits: 0 | Moonrunner-US | Pets: 415 Compare collections | Score: 1927
Site MVPMagmananz 
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This is most unfair! The stuffed animal with bonus cost 25£ and they dont even have it in stock :-(((

May 19, 2013 at 12:01pm | Edits: 0 | Aerie Peak-EU | Pets: 562 Compare collections | Score: 3018
Top RaterSwanhild 
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This pet and the  alliance version are now no longer available to EU customers from the pet store. Only versions for the US are still available :(

May 16, 2013 at 7:10am | Edits: 0 | Argent Dawn-EU | Pets: 619 Compare collections | Score: 3577
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So unfair; a dead-ringer for the Alliance one can be caught wild, why not this one? :(

Jan 29, 2013 at 4:30pm | Edits: 0 | Aszune-EU | Pets: 324 Compare collections | Score: 1505
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SO cute!  My Orc has him out all the time, named him Rowdy.  As a bonus had an adorable plushie to give to my little niece this year!  Gotta indoctrinate them early or they grow up to be Alliance. ;)

Dec 27, 2012 at 9:14pm | Edits: 0 | Wyrmrest Accord-US | Pets: 416 Compare collections | Score: 1798
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Love the look of this guy, but really wish there was some way to buy only the in-game pet. I have literally zero use for a stuffed toy animal, and can't really justify £22 just for the digital version.  :(

Dec 13, 2012 at 1:55pm | Edits: 0 | Terenas-EU | Pets: 596 Compare collections | Score: 3458
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The Wind Rider Cub was my main pet in my party for most of the time I've been collecting, and either the first or second pet of mine to reach 25.  I love it so much because how cute, in my opinion, it is, and its abilities are pretty good.  Lift off is the only ability I'm not fond of using even against water pets because of its inaccuracy.

Nov 10, 2012 at 5:30pm | Edits: 0 | Kirin Tor-US | Pets: 335 Compare collections | Score: 0
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This pet is a novelty for me as well because I mostly play alliance - and this is the best thing about this pet and its gryphon counterpart. I was in a Lich King fight once when I pulled it out. After a few mins of proudly parading my little cub around I heard on vent: 'why do you have a horde pet?' and other such questions from equally perplexed people. I personally prefer this one over the gryphon.
Oct 27, 2010 at 6:20am | Edits: 0 | Alonsus-EU | Pets: 444 Compare collections | Score: 2177
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If there is any pet that is worth the money its this one.

This is the cutest pet in the game right now easily.

I find it funny how people have a problem that it comes with a plush toy.

Oh noes I can't buy a plush toy my masculinity might be in jeopardy!!!!!!
Sep 1, 2010 at 9:45pm | Edits: 1 | Madoran-US | Pets: 469 Compare collections | Score: 1947
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