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Guardian Cub
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Guardian Cub
Guardian Cub
Binds when used
Use: Teaches you how to summon this companion.
Want it Want it | Got it | Exclude — Community: 42.8% have it
Rare
Yes
Neutral Neutral
Air (flies alongside flying mount)

Sniffs the air, looks about, spreads its wings and yawns, rears up on its hind legs, does a back flip while idle in flight.

Pit-pattering footsteps; vocalizations (periodic and on-click)

None
Requires purchase from Blizzard Store.
3 allowed
November 1, 2011

The Guardian Cub is a mini-pet version of the Winged Guardian.

This pet is available for digital download exclusively from the Blizzard Store. It may be purchased using any major credit card.

The pet item can be traded in-game as well as sold on the Auction House after a 24 hour cooldown period. However, the Guardian Cub is a single-use item, so players will need to purchase one cub for each character they wish to give the companion. Players may hold more than one Guardian Cub item in a single inventory.

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

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: 10

100%  Hit Chance 

 

Bites the enemy with Onyx teeth, dealing 303.38 to 563.42 Magic damage.


Vs. Flying

Vs. Mechanical
Requires Pet Level: 2

100% Hit Chance 

 

A fierce roar deals 197 Beast damage and enrages the user, increasing the damage they deal by 25% for 3 rounds.


Vs. Critter

Vs. Flying
Requires Pet Level: 15

100% Hit Chance 

 

A sharp wind gust deals 354 Flying damage instantly and 78 Flying damage every round for 2 rounds. Persists through pet swaps.


Vs. Aquatic

Vs. Dragonkin
1 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 4

100%  Hit Chance 

 

Deals 394 to 591 Flying damage, but increases the damage you take for 1 round by 25%.


Vs. Aquatic

Vs. Dragonkin
5 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 20

Creates a cyclone which has a 35% chance to deal 137 Flying damage to the enemy team each round.

 

Lasts 5 rounds.


Vs. Aquatic

Vs. Dragonkin
Flying

Passive: 

Flying creatures gain 50% extra speed while above 50% health.

 

Damage Taken 

50% from Magic abilities

33% from Beast abilities

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Rasc 
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I got on here and was kind of freaking out because the last guy said this was discontinued in June 2014, but I just searched my AH and got one for 13.5k. He's also already level 12, so I'm pretty happy with that.

2 days ago at 10:57pm | Edits: 0 | Eldre'Thalas-US | Pets: 535 Compare collections | Score: 2557
Site MVPKalishnu 
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The Guardian Cub was discontinued in June 2014. The pet was made account-bound, so if you get your hands on one, it will be available to your alts as well. I like having this fellow out when I ride my Winged Guardian.

 

When it was first removed from the Pet Store, the item was selling on Warsong-US for 10K. I rarely see it at auction for less than 15-20K now, and it will continue to go up as they get rarer, so if you see one for less than 20K, buy it. It is cageable, too, so if you get desperate for gold, you can likely sell it after a while for more than you paid.

 

But you'd have to be pretty desperate, because this fellow is fun to have around.

Dec 6, 2014 at 10:20pm | Edits: 0 | Warsong-US | Pets: 292 Compare collections | Score: 1419
Nohero 
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Late night AH browse to see if I can find a good deal on any of the few pets I don't have... and I came across this guy. Wasn't familiar with it originally and saw the post about him no longer being available in pet store so I scooped him up right away. 2,500g is all it cost me, think I got myself a steal for once!

Nov 10, 2014 at 4:54am | Edits: 0 | Skullcrusher-US | Pets: 646 Compare collections | Score: 3554
Husky_lover 
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"the Guardian Cub is a single-use item, so players will need to purchase one cub for each character they wish to give the companion. "

 

Is this account-wide? 

 

" can confirm that this is now an account-wide pet; I can see and use it on other characters than the one it was "bound" to."

 

Account-wide even after 24 hrs and you can put it in a cage again (after >24 hours)?

Oct 7, 2014 at 5:32am | Edits: 1 | Frostmourne-US | Pets: 469 Compare collections | Score: 2408
Top RaterSweetdr0ps 
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yes, removed a month or two ago, currently avail only through trade or ah, value around 15kish

Sep 3, 2014 at 8:30pm | Edits: 1 | The Forgotten Coast-US | Pets: 649 Compare collections | Score: 3498
Boltac 
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I am not seeing this pet in the store.  Has it been removed?

Aug 29, 2014 at 1:40pm | Edits: 0 | Blackwater Raiders-US | Pets: 255 Compare collections | Score: 1183
Dizzykat28560 
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Get him while you can because he's TOTALLY worth it. He's so cute-especially when he chases butterflies. And if you get the Winged Guardian mount they just look spectacular together!

Jun 7, 2014 at 2:21pm | Edits: 0 | Auchindoun-US | Pets: 236 Compare collections | Score: 1046
Sorshana 
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love this little guy! Cuteness + power = total win! I named him Falkor after the flying dog-ish creature from Neverending Story because that's immediately what I thought of when I first saw his picture on the website. <3

Jun 23, 2013 at 12:08am | Edits: 0 | Thunderhorn-US | Pets: 617 Compare collections | Score: 3391
Kita 
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Originally, I wasn't a fan of this pet, but he isn't too shabby in a battle!  And at least the Guardian Cub doesn't look as goofy as the Quilen Cub.

Apr 16, 2013 at 3:28am | Edits: 0 | Thrall-US | Pets: 528 Compare collections | Score: 2502
Site MVPElende 
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It is that time of year-- I named this utterly adorable little guy Moonraiser, after the winged lion King of the Isle of Misfit Toys (Rudolph, anyone?)!  : >  Kind of a big name for such tiny shoulders, but I think he can handle it!  So glad he turned out to be account wide.

Dec 19, 2012 at 10:07am | Edits: 0 | Madoran-US | Pets: 522 Compare collections | Score: 2579
Gilmar 
Rating: +3   [Report]

I bought one today (12/12/12).  I can confirm that this is now an account-wide pet; I can see and use it on other characters than the one it was "bound" to.  I can also right-click it and "Put In Cage", though we'll see if I still can after 24 hours.

Dec 13, 2012 at 2:19am | Edits: 1 | Madoran-US | Pets: 604 Compare collections | Score: 3486
Vomonte 
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This little guy is on sale in the Blizzard store for $5, probably just for the week.

Dec 11, 2012 at 7:44pm | Edits: 0 | Eonar-US | Pets: 527 Compare collections | Score: 2361
Ty 
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This is my favorite pet by far.  Roar then Reckless Strike.  Usually the fight is about about over.

Oct 30, 2012 at 9:39am | Edits: 0 | Madoran-US | Pets: 472 Compare collections | Score: 2344
Inkspottedtea 
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I just adore this pet! I got him off the AH for around 3k and he's been flying around with his dad and I ever since! I just love his animations. I really wish more companion pets had them!

He does make a little sound when you click on him as well!
Jun 13, 2012 at 7:05pm | Edits: 0 | Moon Guard-US | Pets: 174 Compare collections | Score: 779
Tacololo 
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got one for "only" 4500 in AH. Great pet.
Tells me to visit dun morogh, so I go to dun morogh then it tells me to visit karazan. I have no idea where that is.
May 29, 2012 at 6:56am | Edits: 0 | Uldum-US | Pets: 523 Compare collections | Score: 2773
Alizee918 
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Just grabbed this little guy from the AH for 5500k, he is too adorable <3
May 3, 2012 at 10:46pm | Edits: 0 | Ravencrest-US | Pets: 345 Compare collections | Score: 1485
Griselda 
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I LOVE this pet. His animations are adorable and varied! Also when you click on him several times (besides the adorable baby growls) he actually lets out a rather grown-up roar!
Nov 17, 2011 at 10:49pm | Edits: 0 | Stonemaul-US | Pets: 362 Compare collections | Score: 1653
Bauwagast 
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Grabbed it from the AH for 5k gold as well, on Doomhammer-EU horde side. Maybe I should've waited a bit longer, but I'd promised myself to go for it if it hit that price, and didn't float around at 10k+. If I was to buy the pet in the Blizzard store for 10 bucks, 5k would also be my pain threshold... hence this decision to buy!
Nov 9, 2011 at 4:27am | Edits: 0 | Doomhammer-EU | Pets: 649 Compare collections | Score: 3557
Top RaterGhorge 
Rating: -3   [Report]
Grabbed mine at the action house 5k .. super fun cute pet. very playful..
Nov 5, 2011 at 8:39pm | Edits: 0 | Proudmoore-US | Pets: 522 Compare collections | Score: 2526
Oppinoy 
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I bought the pet to see if I could get a decent gold>dollar conversion rate on my server, and someone priced it down to around 14k, so I learned the pet. I love the pet itself, but I think it was an experiment by Blizzard to how we will react to buying gold, even indirectly.
Nov 3, 2011 at 9:24pm | Edits: 0 | Baelgun-US | Pets: 420 Compare collections | Score: 1896
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Still a little clumsy, this tiny winged lion is learning how to be the best mount it can be!
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