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Dream Whelpling

Dream Whelpling
Dream Whelpling
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Pet Battle: The Emerald Nightmare (Raid)

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Neutral Neutral
Ground (hovers)
Flutters about and spins around.
Wing flutter (constant); vocalizations (on-click)
3 allowed
Patch 7.0.3 | Posted: August 2, 2016
The Dream Whelpling is a wild pet that spawns at the end of the Emerald Nightmare raid, after Xavius is defeated.

This pet does respawn after a short period of time.
Level 0: Health 0Power 0Speed 0
Requires Pet Level: 1

100% Hit Chance 


Bites the enemy with Emerald teeth, dealing 413 Magic damage.

Vs. Flying

Vs. Mechanical
1 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 10

100% Hit Chance 


Deals 197 Dragonkin damage and has a 25% chance to put the target to sleep for 1 round.


Damage increases by 197 each time it is used. Max 591 Dragonkin damage.

Vs. Magic

Vs. Undead
Requires Pet Level: 2

Excretes toxin from the user's pores for 5 rounds, dealing 5% of the target's max health as damage when they attack you.

Vs. Elemental

Vs. Magic
Requires Pet Level: 15

Reduces up to 98.5 damage from each attack against you.


Lasts 5 rounds.

3 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 4

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

5 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 20

Fall asleep, restoring 197 health on the first round, 394 health on the second, then 788 health on the third.


While in the Emerald Dream, you cannot swap pets.



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

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Emerald Dream is no joke, I use Toxic Skin right before and let the enemy hurt themselves while this dragon heals back to full health. One of the best dragon pets to have imo.


Edit: With master pet trainer Michael Skarn in Drustvar (3 S/S bees with huge health), I really only had to battle the first one. With bees 2/3, they would attack Dream Whelpling first and promptly die. I truly have no idea why. Maybe it's a glitch but enjoy it while it lasts!

Sep 12, 2021 at 12:25am | Edits: 2 | Shattered Hand-us | Pets: 838 Compare collections | Score: 5449
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I found these dream whelp packs are ideal to power level your own pets with, as they never attack first with a damaging move, often just spam buffs/heals over and over, and are a rather quick kill.

I use a single Guardian Scourged Whelpling and just use Call Darkness then spam Dreadful Breath. It can knock all three dream whelps out with the only thing to look out for is if they put your pet to sleep. So a 2nd Scourged Whelpling or some other pet with humanoid attacks can aid in that.

Oct 2, 2020 at 2:41am | Edits: 0 | Argent Dawn-us | Pets: 552 Compare collections | Score: 3140
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As a double-counter, Dream Whelpling (P/P) obliterates flying pets. Emerald Bite+Emerald Presence+Healing Flame is my go-to setup.  Predicting when you're going to take a big hit so you can counter with Healing Flame improves its already decent value.  And with 341 Power, Emerald Presence provides incredible survivability vs any multi-hit or dot opponent. The Passive can continually proc each time you land a non-passive-boosted hit on a target below 50% - use this to maximize damage.

Mar 25, 2019 at 9:56pm | Edits: 0 | Wyrmrest Accord-us | Pets: 385 Compare collections | Score: 1795
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To get to the area where the whelps spawn you need to defeat Xavius, the final boss of the Emerald Nightmare raid, but you can do this on the 10 man normal setting. I used a level 120 Blood DK (349) to solo. My capture team was Bonkers (or Kun-Lai), Terrible Turnip, and leveling pet. Bonkers absolutely destroys the whelplings, so be careful to switch to your Turnip for the whelpling you want to catch. Also, this is a great place to level pets or your character through pet battles. 

Nov 2, 2018 at 9:39am | Edits: 3 | Alleria-us | Pets: 638 Compare collections | Score: 4632
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These are in homogenous groups of 3 so you get 3x chances for rares each battle. There are enough nodes / fast enough respawns so you can almost battle non-stop until you find what you want.


I picked up a blue P/S and P/P in about 1/2 hour.


These are low damage  + heavy heals / damage mitigation. They can be a little annoying with how slow it is to kill things.

Oct 27, 2018 at 3:44am | Edits: 2 | Zangarmarsh-us | Pets: 711 Compare collections | Score: 4669
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You can get this after raid finder, so no need to clear the whole raid (unless you want to lol). Don't worry about trying to hurry, you won't get kicked out of the instance. Very easy to find a rare one since each battle is just 3 Dream Whelplings, mine was an add-on to a poor quality. Easy battle, but does heal itself quite a bit. Was able using a Erudite Manafiend (25), Mist Fox Kit (24), and Ban-Fu (19).

Sep 10, 2017 at 6:57pm | Edits: 0 | Blackhand-us | Pets: 878 Compare collections | Score: 7009
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This guy is basically my second Emerald Proto-Whelp. Identical stats and i also use the same moveset: Emerald BiteEmerald Presence and Emerald Dream.

Apr 24, 2017 at 11:25pm | Edits: 0 | Gallywix-us | Pets: 0 Compare collections | Score: 0
Site MVPAurabass 
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Using my standard Wild Pet catch team of Chrominius 2-2-2 Mech Pand Dragonling 1-1-2 and GO-R410ON Ultratonk 2-2-2 it's easy to use Arcane Blast from Chrominius until the backline is down to below 100 then hit Surge and take out the frontline pet to bring up a below 100 backline - I grabbed 2 uncommon Power versions and one uncommon balanced in very short order. Lots of Dragon blue stones in inventory so they all go rare - Nice pet   

Apr 21, 2017 at 2:12pm | Edits: 0 | Ravencrest-us | Pets: 851 Compare collections | Score: 5096
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With emerald presence, he takes a lot less from dot damage and multi hit moves, and with healing flame/emerald dream you can go back up to full.  Emerald dream is a sweet ability, but I dont actually find myself wanting it over healing flame because of the lack of ancient blessing synergy.

Feb 8, 2017 at 1:16am | Edits: 1 | Trollbane-us | Pets: 145 Compare collections | Score: 705
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What a great time to level some pets without anything coming in to kill you after the battle...fantastic pet :) ♥

Nov 13, 2016 at 5:36pm | Edits: 0 | Llane-us | Pets: 1222 Compare collections | Score: 9633
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This should be rated higher for combat - it has identical stats and almost the same move set as the Emerald Proto-Whelp, which is rated as #9 overall in battle. Emerald Presence and Emerald Dream make this pet an excellent anchor to any team.

Nov 8, 2016 at 3:24am | Edits: 0 | Perenolde-us | Pets: 221 Compare collections | Score: 974
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Pet classes can have trouble starting a battle with the Dream Whelplings. If you're getting the 'Failed to create pet battle.' error, dismiss your pet, and try again.

Nov 8, 2016 at 1:34am | Edits: 0 | Silvermoon-us | Pets: 1494 Compare collections | Score: 11822
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Just an FYI, these pets also spawn after killing Xavius in LFR.

Oct 22, 2016 at 8:07pm | Edits: 0 | Bronzebeard-eu | Pets: 914 Compare collections | Score: 5466
Top RaterSweetdr0ps 
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Really cool pet to look forward to after down Xavius, I picked out a p/p and stoned it

Oct 7, 2016 at 12:39am | Edits: 0 | The Forgotten Coast-us | Pets: 1436 Compare collections | Score: 9012
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Absolutely adorable, this little guy is also pretty good in battles, having the same stats and similar moveset as the emerald proto-whelp.

However, this is arguably easier to obtain if you want a specific breed, personally I was looking for a P/P.

To find a proto whelp you have to look around for a while, the dream whelplings are everywhere in the emerald dream after defeating Xavius and you can always ask a friend to let you in if they finished the raid and you didn't.

Oct 5, 2016 at 6:41am | Edits: 0 | Argent Dawn-eu | Pets: 723 Compare collections | Score: 3402
Top RaterSuntaile 
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I can confirm from previous posters that this guy drops once you beat the final boss in The Emerald Nightmare Raid. I got mine from the normal lockout that my guild finished. 



It also seem ot have a quirk to be summoned at different sizes each time you get it out as the one I caught was a lot larger than a guildy of mine's were. It is also tamable in all rarities so maybe keep a battle stone available. I did not spot it on the pet battle tracking, so you might have to look around to see one.

Sep 23, 2016 at 4:48am | Edits: 0 | Draenor-eu | Pets: 881 Compare collections | Score: 4411
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Find someone with a completed lockout and you can acquire this pet. Once you zone in jump down the... maelstrom?... and you'll get to a clean and green section of the Emerald Dream with whelps all around. Think I saw five spawned with three whelps per battle, so high chance you'll find what you want.


Also it's nice to have an easily accessible P/P whelpling with the Emerald Whelpling moveset. Without question one of the best battle pets around, especially against flying pets.

Sep 22, 2016 at 3:23pm | Edits: 1 | Stormrage-us | Pets: 1565 Compare collections | Score: 11015
Top RaterLussie 
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Confirming! After you beat xavius you can get him, very cute!

Sep 22, 2016 at 1:26am | Edits: 0 | Bleeding Hollow-us | Pets: 1340 Compare collections | Score: 10447
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Tamable by all classes in the final area of the Emerald Nightmare raid after defeating Xavius!

Sep 21, 2016 at 12:53am | Edits: 1 | Lightbringer-us | Pets: 356 Compare collections | Score: 1745
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Beautiful dreamer, wake unto me, Starlight and dewdrops are waiting for thee.
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