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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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Rating: +15   [Report]
Let me tell you about the Wind Rider Cub. This cub is superior to all other cubs, and potentially all other pets. Why is this? Look no further than his feet! Yes, that is right, the Wind Rider Cup has paw pads. Adorable little paw pads under each of his paws. No other pet can match this. No other pet can even hope to try. The Wind Rider Cub is at a level which all pets wish to obtain, but never will, because they lack those glorious paw pads.
Feb 27, 2010 at 1:56pm | Edits: 0 | Kul Tiras-US | Pets: 499 Compare collections | Score: 2150
Top RaterIlyenna 
Rating: +6   [Report]
It's fun how they not only will swap between walking and flying, depending on what you're doing. but the little flappers will keep up with you on an epic mount. I was pretty darn impressed! Even the vocalizations they make are unique to the windrider.

Now I just need a Windrider mount to accessorize with him!

The plushies were about the size I expected, having bought game related plushies for the army of nieces and nephews! All in all, a fun collectible at a good price!

*Huggles Rawr*
Feb 27, 2010 at 4:39am | Edits: 0 | Argent Dawn-US | Pets: 587 Compare collections | Score: 2856
Top RaterGrimfeather 
Rating: +5   [Report]
Am I the only one who really badly wants to lick the palm of my hand and push down that tuft of hair? XD I know if I even tried though it would just spring right back up!
Feb 28, 2010 at 2:16pm | Edits: 0 | Wyrmrest Accord-US | Pets: 560 Compare collections | Score: 2726
Top RaterZoros 
Rating: +5   [Report]
Both the Wind Rider and the Gryphon will walk behind you, if you get too far ahead they will switch to flight. When you stop for a few seconds they return to the ground. They also seem to fly when you mount and walk when you dismount.
Feb 26, 2010 at 4:40pm | Edits: 0 | The Venture Co-US | Pets: 598 Compare collections | Score: 3009
Rating: +4   [Report]
I just love it so much *sniff*
Feb 26, 2010 at 7:10pm | Edits: 0 | Uther-US | Pets: 213 Compare collections | Score: 0
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
Rating: +3   [Report]
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
Site MVPZíra 
Rating: +2   [Report]

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
Rating: +2   [Report]
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
Rating: +2   [Report]
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
Top RaterAlizon 
Rating: +2   [Report]
i have a 2 year old, so i had a "valid" reason for buying the plushy/vanity pet. my son adores the stuffed animal, and we play games with it (flying, growling, and the improv snorting its way through a basket of laundry). i adore the in-game pet and his growls, and personally don't have a problem with its size. although i am faithfully alliance, the details of the windrider are much cuter/cuddlier than the gryphon, imo; the gryphon has an over-sized head with a mean face on both plush/in-game.
May 11, 2010 at 12:19am | Edits: 0 | Duskwood-US | Pets: 531 Compare collections | Score: 2437
Rating: +2   [Report]
I was flying in Icecrown with mine out as I was mining....Everytime I dove for the mineral vein I could see the cub diving behind me. It took awhile to get used to, I kept thinking someone was trying to beat me to the vein. lol
Mar 9, 2010 at 8:47am | Edits: 0 | Winterhoof-US | Pets: 492 Compare collections | Score: 2363
Top RaterWaynebrady 
Rating: +1   [Report]

It's back in the pet store!! 

Sep 28, 2013 at 6:19pm | Edits: 0 | Bleeding Hollow-US | Pets: 598 Compare collections | Score: 3076
Rating: +1   [Report]

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
Rating: +1   [Report]

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
Rating: 0   [Report]

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
Rating: 0   [Report]

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
Rating: 0   [Report]

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 
Rating: 0   [Report]

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 
Rating: 0   [Report]

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
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