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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: 16.7% 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

80% Hit Chance 


Fly up high, becoming unattackable for one round.


On the next round, you attack, dealing 689 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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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: 2134
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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: 494 Compare collections | Score: 2306
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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: 545 Compare collections | Score: 2320
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: 544 Compare collections | Score: 2349
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: 570 Compare collections | Score: 2912
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 | Antonidas-EU | Pets: 606 Compare collections | Score: 3121
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: 598 Compare collections | Score: 3075
Top RaterPoxxy 
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Finally snagged this one off Ebay minutes ago. I was devastated when I went to buy him and they were sold out on the US website. Thrilled to have seen him for under $300 online! I never thought I would actually end up getting him, without feeling stupid for spending hundreds of dollars. Totally worth it, he's adorable. 

Aug 11, 2013 at 1:44pm | Edits: 1 | Moon Guard-US | Pets: 550 Compare collections | Score: 2701
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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: 2398
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: 1785
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: 546 Compare collections | Score: 2686
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: 589 Compare collections | Score: 3013
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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: 1421
Rating: +3   [Report]

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: 1673
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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: 579 Compare collections | Score: 2935
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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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My favorite companion and stuffed animal by far! i opened the lil horde bag he came and couldn't resist saying, "aww!" I LOVE HIM! soo soft too. and the companion flying by your side is just great. come on blizzard, i want more plushie pets!
Jul 2, 2012 at 6:40pm | Edits: 0 | Area 52-US | Pets: 169 Compare collections | Score: 0
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When I first saw him, he was sold out and I was so unhappy, because the plush pet made him so worthwhile for me. I only play horde so I really wanted him.

I finally got him when they were restocked. The plush is so cute and his little roars in game are adorable. Worth every penny!
Jan 22, 2012 at 12:59am | Edits: 0 | Lightning's Blade-US | Pets: 24 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: 2031
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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: 438 Compare collections | Score: 1699
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