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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: 16.0% 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
Wrath of the Lich King
Patch 3.3.2 | Posted: 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 any WoW account. All WoW accounts (of the same region) under one will have access to 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.)

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 591 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: 2303
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: 882 Compare collections | Score: 4780
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: 815 Compare collections | Score: 4343
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: 939 Compare collections | Score: 5601
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: 1798
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: 608 Compare collections | Score: 2619
Rating: +2   [Report]

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: 890 Compare collections | Score: 5294
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 | Arygos-EU | Pets: 929 Compare collections | Score: 5512
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: 2177
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: 778 Compare collections | Score: 4024
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: 701 Compare collections | Score: 3739
Top RaterLadyhawk_ 
Rating: +1   [Report]

You find these in the Blizzard Gear Store where you can buy clothes, plushes, books, and other memorabilia.


Not the regular shop where you can buy mounts, pets, subscriptions, ect.  I think people are getting confused by the two sites.

May 29, 2017 at 1:14pm | Edits: 0 | Emerald Dream-US | Pets: 897 Compare collections | Score: 5365
Rating: +1   [Report]

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: 836 Compare collections | Score: 4999
Top RaterWaynebrady 
Rating: +1   [Report]

It's back in the pet store!! 

Sep 28, 2013 at 6:19pm | Edits: 0 | Bloodhoof-US | Pets: 938 Compare collections | Score: 5608
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: 888 Compare collections | Score: 5290
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
Top RaterDamkina 
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He's back on sale in the Blizzard Shop. I bought a BlizzCon ticket, and then continued to shop, and found him there. If you can't see him, then maybe it's because BlizzCon ticket holders can see additional merch in the shop.

Sep 16, 2016 at 7:50am | Edits: 1 | Bronzebeard-EU | Pets: 886 Compare collections | Score: 5279
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Out of Stock again:O(

Aug 26, 2016 at 6:23pm | Edits: 0 | Vek'nilash-US | Pets: 924 Compare collections | Score: 5526
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My friend bought me the plush this accompanies a few years ago at BlizzCon. I just found the card. There was an issue with the code being invalid, but a quick ticket and live chat with a Blizzard GM got that sorted. It is so cute!

Jul 11, 2016 at 7:50pm | Edits: 0 | Uldaman-US | Pets: 671 Compare collections | Score: 3235
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Just ordered a Wind Rider Cub and Gryphon Hatchling from the Blizzard Gear store today so that means both are available at this present time.

Mar 16, 2016 at 1:33am | Edits: 0 | Dalvengyr-US | Pets: 918 Compare collections | Score: 5488
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