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Crimson Whelpling

Crimson Whelpling
Crimson Whelpling
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Drop: World Drop

Zone: Wetlands [20-25]

Approximate Drop Rate: 1 in 8,000

Tiny Crimson Whelpling
Tiny Crimson Whelpling
Binds when used
Use: Teaches you how to summon this companion.
Want it Want it | Got it | Exclude — Community: 33.1% have it
Neutral Neutral
Air (flies alongside flying mount)

Flutters about and spins around.

Wing flutter (constant); vocalizations (on-click)

3 allowed
Patch 1.11.1 | Posted: April 1, 2007

Prior to The Shattering, this whelpling dropped from the Red Whelp, Flamesnorting Whelp, and Crimson Whelp. These creatures have since been removed.

As of Patch 4.0.3, the Tiny Crimson Whelpling is now a zone drop from the Wetlands.

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

100% Hit Chance 


Overwhelms the enemy with draconic breath, dealing 413 Dragonkin damage.

Vs. Magic

Vs. Undead
Requires Pet Level: 10

100% Hit Chance 


Deals 354 Dragonkin damage, or 492 Dragonkin damage if the user strikes last.

Vs. Magic

Vs. Undead
3 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 2

Restores 394 health plus half of the last hit taken by the user.

3 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 15

100% Hit Chance 


Scorches the ground, dealing 492 Dragonkin damage and dealing 78 Dragonkin damage to all active pets each round for 9 rounds.


During Scorched Earth, all pets count as Burning .

Vs. Magic

Vs. Undead
4 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 4

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
Requires Pet Level: 20

100% Hit Chance 


Takes one round to breathe in deeply.


The next round the user unleashes a devastating breath attack, dealing 985 Dragonkin damage.

Vs. Magic

Vs. Undead


Dragons deal 50% additional damage on the next round after bringing a target's health below 50%.


Damage Taken 

50% from Humanoid abilities

33% from Flying abilities

Wetlands — Eastern Kingdoms
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Site MVPLadyHryaeda 
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Be careful farming for this little guy; mixed among the Crimson, Flamesnorting, and Red Whelps are Lost Whelps. They are shadow-immune whelps with no chance to drop the pet, and as far as I've seen, they don't share spawn locations with the other three.

The farm path is large, but it's not too tedious for anyone of decent level to handle them. Stop by the cave to the east for the Razormaw Matriarch spawn as well!
Sep 27, 2009 at 4:08am | Edits: 0 | Thrall-US | Pets: 136 Compare collections | Score: 0
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Finally! Somewhere along the lines of 35k+ mobs killed for this pet. Can't give an entirely accurate count because I didn't get an addon until I'd been at it for a good 10 hours. I averaged 1k mobs/hour farming on the road where the dragonkin and orcs fight each other. First day I tried after aoe looting dropped I got him in 45 minutes. With aoe looting my average was about 1800 mobs/hour. If you're someone who is very unlucky like me, silently thank bliz for aoe looting and get back to it!
May 2, 2012 at 1:20am | Edits: 2 | Gnomeregan-US | Pets: 589 Compare collections | Score: 3007
Site MVPGwenolyn 
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This site is what prompted my Whelp collecting. I saw the "Got Whelp?" shirt, and thought, "Oh noes, I got no whelps." So I went to farm this red one, which I got pretty quickly the first night. So I thought, I better do a hard one next to not get too complacent. So I went to the Emerald prepared for a long grind (didn't drop from adolecents then). Got it the next night. The Dark took 2 days, but then I got the Azure the same night I got the Dark one. So 4 days: 4 whelps! Got Whelp? Yeppers!
Oct 20, 2009 at 10:16pm | Edits: 0 | Aerie Peak-US | Pets: 861 Compare collections | Score: 5150
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12K kills and 11 hours of farming and dealing with toolbags that want to hog the entire area of adds for themselves. Forget it, bought it off the auction house.

Jul 19, 2014 at 10:04pm | Edits: 0 | Khadgar-US | Pets: 853 Compare collections | Score: 5100
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After feeling completely cursed by the RNG gods.. it finally dropped. 11hrs later.. 23,124 loots and the loss of my sanity is what it took. Bring bag space, a vendor mount, some good music and ALOT of patience! 67,47 at the Green Belt in Wetlands, running between the 3 mobs with the extra wide arcane explosion as a 90 mage is the way to go for maximum respawns. Good luck with the hunt to all. May you not have to work as hard as i did lol :D

Jun 19, 2013 at 12:23pm | Edits: 0 | Saurfang-US | Pets: 502 Compare collections | Score: 2503
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Finally had one drop for me after thousands of kills, SO HAPPY. I highly recommend getting the spot around 67,47 (I think thats it, where the orcs and dragonkin are fighting).  The spawn rate is brilliant there, aoe them down and auto loot. There are two small groups on either side of them, I found that if I ran up and quickly got those, the pack in the middle spawned faster and with more of them in one hit. I got into a cycle of left pack, middle, right pack, middle, etc. Good luck!

Apr 28, 2013 at 8:51pm | Edits: 0 | Khaz'goroth-US | Pets: 493 Compare collections | Score: 2298
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I found the perfect spot to farm for this guy, and I had mine within an hour of finding the spot. Follow these directions and you will have a red whelp of your own;

Go to the wetlands. If you go over to the area that leads to the giant gates which leads to Grim Batol, you will see several broken down wagons. There is 3 groups of battles, 1-2 dragonkin and 2-3 dragonmaw orcs fighting. If you kill the mobs who are fighting, they will respawn within seconds of their death, giving you tons to loot!
Dec 30, 2011 at 7:35pm | Edits: 0 | Skywall-US | Pets: 652 Compare collections | Score: 3215
Rating: +1   [Report]

Found this little guy 10-09-2016 in Wetlands 56.5, 73.0 drop from the very first Silty Oozeling I shot down while on the "A Dumpy Job" quest. 

Oct 9, 2016 at 11:42pm | Edits: 0 | Thrall-US | Pets: 347 Compare collections | Score: 1906
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Took me 15,107 attempts but i finally got it, i was starting to think it would never drop! 67,47 is definetly the best place to farm it! Good Luck everyone, and dont give up!!

Jun 1, 2016 at 6:09pm | Edits: 0 | Bleeding Hollow-US | Pets: 315 Compare collections | Score: 1387
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Still plugging away at this little darling. Keeping my fingers crossed. According to rarity I am only at abouy 650 tries.I am starting to feel sorry for all the bodies I am leaving behind. Almost want to start a new alt with skinning.

Update: at 1700+ and I did infact start a skinning DK to clean up all the poor little bodies.

Woot!! Finally after 8892 attempts and 12:45:17 spent farming I finally got this little guy!! 

Jul 9, 2015 at 12:56am | Edits: 2 | Garona-US | Pets: 657 Compare collections | Score: 3670
Rating: +1   [Report]

I'm on 6735 kills and no drop. :(  ughhhhh

Sep 7, 2014 at 9:11pm | Edits: 0 | Echo Isles-US | Pets: 136 Compare collections | Score: 629
Rating: +1   [Report]

I farmed for him in the wetlands by greenwarden 's grove if exit go left there ate ebon whelps I just ran Iin that circle   I got  both dark and crimson whelps got dark whelp in 70 kills and the crimson in 500 total kills for both of them . I just kept in that little area 

Jan 22, 2014 at 2:57pm | Edits: 1 | Arygos-US | Pets: 388 Compare collections | Score: 1710
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Got mine after about 3-4 hours of farming at 67,47 in Wetlands. Thanks for the coords posted in this forum. I was bidding on this little guy earlier for 1000g and got outbid, then it got relisted for 4000g, so I went out to see if I could get him myself. 


After I got him, I was so excited I wanted to see how far my luck could run, so I started farming Emerald Whelpling and I boom, I got 2 in back to back kills! #Awesome

Jan 5, 2014 at 1:41am | Edits: 0 | Uldaman-US | Pets: 632 Compare collections | Score: 3244
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finaly after 12688 loot  finaly  got it  and filled the guild bank full of cloth!! :)

Oct 14, 2013 at 11:51am | Edits: 0 | Azuremyst-US | Pets: 653 Compare collections | Score: 3362
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Currently leveling this little guy right now... totally worth the 8k gold I spent on it. The self-heal is magnificent and this pet deals a fairly nice amount of damage.

Feb 17, 2013 at 3:47am | Edits: 0 | Proudmoore-US | Pets: 445 Compare collections | Score: 1988
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finally...just got this little guy, 1200 kills later over 2 days of doing nothing else...thank you to whoever said to kill at 67.47 it worked :) last whelpling i needed. good luck.

Dec 14, 2012 at 4:20pm | Edits: 0 | Exodar-US | Pets: 829 Compare collections | Score: 4650
Site MVPZhia 
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I FINALLY got this today. I have farmed for this whelp for months. 1 out of 10000 is about right.. Keep at it! Make sure to farm on a skinner. I made great $ by selling drops and skins. And if your guild doesn't have the skinning achievement 'Skinnin for a livin' this is great grinding for that.
Jun 29, 2012 at 10:27pm | Edits: 0 | Earthen Ring-US | Pets: 720 Compare collections | Score: 4017
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I've been trying to get this pet for months. I decided to leave it and get some loremaster achieves done instead. Grinding quests in Wetlands, lo and behold...the pet drops from the first Dark Iron mob I kill.
Jun 2, 2012 at 1:29am | Edits: 0 | Saurfang-US | Pets: 720 Compare collections | Score: 3270
Top RaterJezebull 
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So I've been farming...for this cute and loveable pet...(which i now hate) and I am about 5850 kills..... 7 dark whelplings...... ZERO RED ones... OMG .... seriously feel like I might go insane like I am beginning to think...this pet is a MYTH! bah.......

OK UPDATE>>>>>> 11 dark whelplings....about 7k kills.. A BIG FAT ZERO crimson!

UPDATE>>>>> 14201 kills.....NOTHING oh man
Apr 30, 2012 at 2:52pm | Edits: 2 | Mal'Ganis-US | Pets: 709 Compare collections | Score: 3936
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Finally got this little fella today after weeks of farming for an hour or so at a time. Logged on in the Wetlands and he dropped from a Whelpstealer in less than 15 kills! I'll feel sad not to be evening out the playing field between the Dragonkin and the Whelpstealers though. Poor Dragonkin are outnumbered 2 to 1!
Feb 23, 2012 at 5:56pm | Edits: 0 | Akama-US | Pets: 763 Compare collections | Score: 3894
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Hailing from the Wetlands, this young dragon is just learning how to hunt, breathe fire, and go on cute destructive rampages.
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