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Winter Reindeer
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World Event: Feast of Winter Veil

Item: [Gaily Wrapped Present] (found under Winter Veil tree)

Contains: 1 in 4 options

Jingling Bell
Jingling Bell
Binds when used
Use: Teaches you how to summon this companion.
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Neutral Neutral

Idles about.

Pit-pattering footsteps

3 allowed
Patch 1.11.1 | Posted: April 1, 2007

Drop: Gaily Wrapped Present

Zone: Ironforge, Orgrimmar

World Event: Feast of Winter Veil

Winter Reindeer

Jingling Bell

Item Level 1

Binds when used

Use: Right Click to summon and dismiss your reindeer. Requires a Snowball to summon.

This is one of four BoU Winter Veil pets that drops at random from the [Gaily Wrapped Present]. You must be level 20+ to loot this item. This item appears under the Winter Veil tree in Ironforge (alliance) or Orgrimmar (horde) on and after December 25th through January 1st, but the [Jingling Bell] can often be found at auction year-round.

As of Patch 4.3, the Winter Reindeer no longer requires a snowball to summon. It will also "dress down" during the off season. Its appearance will not be as festive until the Winter Veil holiday.

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

100% Hit Chance 


Stomps the enemy, dealing 413 Critter damage.

Vs. Undead

Vs. Humanoid
Requires Pet Level: 10

100% Hit Chance 


Starts a stampede, causing 177 Critter damage on the first round, 295 Critter on the second round, and 413 Critter on the third round.


Opponents struck by the stampede take 50% increased damage for 2 rounds.


Stampede continues for 3 rounds.

Vs. Undead

Vs. Humanoid
Requires Pet Level: 2

Fills the area with peace, causing your active pet to restore 197 health every round.


Lasts 2 rounds. Persists through pet swaps.

Requires Pet Level: 15

Restores 157 health every round for 5 rounds.


While healing, your type is transformed into Elemental.

4 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 4

Sings an inspiring song, which restores 295 health to all allies.

4 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 20

100% Hit Chance 


Deals 591 Beast damage and has a 25% chance to stun the target.

Vs. Critter

Vs. Flying


Critters are immune to stun, root, and sleep effects.


Damage Taken 

50% from Beast abilities

33% from Elemental abilities

Ironforge — Eastern Kingdoms
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Surprised there's no Battle comments on this pet. I use a team of Rudolph, Dancer, and Prancer, with Rudolph and Prancer using Hoof, Tranquility, and Bleat, and Dancer using Hoof, Nature's Ward, and Bleat. With proper switching, the team is nigh unkillable (albeit, it can be slow to kill especially against humanoids). But it more than makes up for it with it's nigh un-killability as a Trio of pets, the only real counters to it being Darkness/Healing reduction and Beast attacks. Very solid pet

Jan 10, 2023 at 11:51pm | Edits: 0 | Emerald Dream-us | Pets: 1505 Compare collections | Score: 12040
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The reindeer has become one of my favorites when his festive gear is removed. He is a cute little deer to follow me around..almost as cute as a puppy!
Jan 23, 2012 at 10:33am | Edits: 0 | Galakrond-us | Pets: 576 Compare collections | Score: 2996
Top RaterTrashia 
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ye shame he was cuter befor ( been trying to summoning the tiny sownman he melt lol and the little helpes run away =) so many the little guy here wil be all pertty again the 15th and ready for xmas :D
Dec 12, 2011 at 4:56pm | Edits: 2 | Scarshield Legion-eu | Pets: 1640 Compare collections | Score: 12884
Site MVPFhina 
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Just summoned him post 4.3 patch and he's significantly larger from what I remember, in addition to missing his festive gear and red nose. I like the larger size, but wish he got to keep his holiday look all year instead of just during Winter Veil.
Dec 1, 2011 at 1:17pm | Edits: 0 | Thrall-us | Pets: 1667 Compare collections | Score: 13336
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In 4.3, when summoned outside of Winter Veil, the reindeer will be missing its tack, saddle, and festive saddlebag.
Oct 20, 2011 at 3:57pm | Edits: 0 | Ghostlands-us | Pets: 812 Compare collections | Score: 4936
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He may be common, but he's always been my favorite. I keep a decent supply of snowballs in my pack (Storm Peaks daily quest drop...hoping for the Polar Bear mount to drop one day) so I can summon him at any time. He always makes me smile. Sooo cute!
Jul 30, 2010 at 10:11pm | Edits: 0 | Fenris-us | Pets: 720 Compare collections | Score: 3642
Site MVPKeristrazja 
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My best advice for a way to "farm" this pet, as well as the other Winter's Veil pets, is to level a whole bunch of alts to lv20+. This in itself shouldn't take long, and it guarantees more chances at actually getting the pets for free, and not having to pay for them.

Also, if you do buy them, try to do it when there's an abundance on the AH. Come July-August, these pets can fetch as much as 10k+, depending on your server.
Dec 3, 2009 at 8:25pm | Edits: 0 | Elune-us | Pets: 331 Compare collections | Score: 1511
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Would rather not spend any more time inside a wrapped holiday gift box.
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