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Nexus Whelpling

Nexus Whelpling
Nexus Whelpling
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Pet Battle: [20-22] Borean Tundra

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Neutral Neutral
Ground (hovers)
Flutters about and spins around.
Wing flutter (constant); vocalizations (on-click)
3 allowed
Mists of Pandaria
Patch 5.1.0 | Posted: November 27, 2012
Can be found on the Coldarra island in Borean Tundra.
Level 0: Health 0Power 0Speed 0
Requires Pet Level: 1

100% Hit Chance 


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

Vs. Magic

Vs. Undead
Requires Pet Level: 10

100% Hit Chance 


Freezes the target, dealing 394 Dragonkin damage.

Vs. Magic

Vs. Undead
2 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 2

Removes all buffs and debuffs from the user.

3 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 15

100% Hit Chance 


Deals 492 Magic damage. Deals 197 additional damage when the weather is Arcane Winds.


Mana Surge continues for 3 rounds.

Vs. Flying

Vs. Mechanical
Requires Pet Level: 4

100% Hit Chance 


Adds 98.5 damage to every attack against the target.


Lasts 5 rounds.

3 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 20

100% Hit Chance 


Deals 413 Magic damage split between all enemies and warps the weather into Arcane Winds for 9 rounds. Does additional damage if Arcane Winds is already active.


During Arcane Winds, pets cannot be stunned or rooted.

Vs. Flying

Vs. Mechanical


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

Borean Tundra — Northrend
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Site MVPEeedge 
Rating: +4   [Report]

Dominates the daily garrison mission with Samm, Jahan, and Archimedes.

Apr 26, 2015 at 9:31am | Edits: 0 | Shadowsong-US | Pets: 823 Compare collections | Score: 4920
Rating: +3   [Report]

A must-have because of its high damage output and dominance over flying pets.  With Mana Surge/Arcane Storm, you can pump an average of 1947 damage over 3 rounds.  However, Mana Surge is not flexible, so it should be used to finish off targets in between survival CD.  If your pet is slow, use Tail Sweep/Sear Magic/Wild Magic for survival against dots and condition-met abilities (i.e. Takedown).

May 27, 2013 at 6:34pm | Edits: 0 | Kargath-US | Pets: 757 Compare collections | Score: 3530
Rating: +2   [Report]

Easily a Tier 1 Battler. New Pet Battlers should make a bee line for this guy as soon as possible, likely your 2nd dragon after NFD. Fantastic for leveling your Lowbies. Use w/ a carry pet (5th lv+ because Cyclone) at Wyrmrest Temple, East of the Stable Master. Press 3 keys & nearly the entire team is vaped while you read, make sandwitch, wtvr. Carry pet makes an appearance, then Sexy Nexxy finishes the survivor. Occasionally, fly over for a heal. Very fast leveling for wild pet battling.

Nov 19, 2016 at 3:02pm | Edits: 0 | Nesingwary-US | Pets: 327 Compare collections | Score: 1749
Rating: +2   [Report]

Hands down one of the best battle pets ever and currently. Still crushes almost everything in Legion and is therefore essential for my personal universal replacement for the gone howlbomb. The now op pve-team imo is 1 P/P Nexus Whelpling + 1 P/S Nexus Whelpling + 1 P/S Iron Starlette, although im still not sure if the second Whelp should be P/P aswell.


The split-up burst simply makes it so you break through the majority of teams with paying little attention to the mechanics, very chill and effective.

Sep 11, 2016 at 11:32pm | Edits: 6 | Blackmoore-EU | Pets: 0 Compare collections | Score: 0
Top RaterIllumnati 
Rating: +2   [Report]

The P/P breed is my favorite. I have 3 of the P/P on my team.


I usually run with Tail Sweep, Mana Surge, and Arcane Storm.



I use two of these as a backline to level my frontline pet because they

can take out pretty much any wild AI battle (The built in Random Number Generator pet battles in the wild).


It servers wonders to complete the Taralune battle, and can solo three of the garrison daily's. The Beakinator ; Jahan, Samm, and Archimedes ; and Manos, Hanos, and Fatos.

Feb 16, 2016 at 12:41am | Edits: 6 | Farstriders-US | Pets: 887 Compare collections | Score: 5311
Rating: +2   [Report]

Awesome, awesome pet and one of my favorites by far! I didn't realize how powerful this little guy was until I finally tried him out as a serious pet team member. Arcane Storm followed by Mana Surge are such a deadly duo! If that isn't quite enough, Tail Swipe will put the nails into the coffin. One of the most powerful and consistent pets out there. All that, wrapped up in an adorable blue package of cuteness...I know it's going to be a great takedown when Blueberry enters the arena! :)

Jun 8, 2015 at 4:57pm | Edits: 3 | Sisters of Elune-US | Pets: 826 Compare collections | Score: 4942
Rating: +2   [Report]

Nexus Whelpling is the best pet to use against Jeremy Feasel.

Using Tail Sweep is the best to defeat the first pet and Arcane Storm is essential to combat the monkey.



Mar 5, 2014 at 6:15am | Edits: 0 | Los Errantes-EU | Pets: 803 Compare collections | Score: 4395
Top RaterMarixtra 
Rating: +2   [Report]

These spawn ALL around on the island. took 11 kills to get a rare.  In those 11 I found 1 uncommon, 1 rare, 2 common, and 7 poor. 


Absolutely beautiful pet

Nov 28, 2012 at 3:28am | Edits: 0 | Draka-US | Pets: 577 Compare collections | Score: 2696
Top RaterSagcat 
Rating: +1   [Report]

You should have 3x Nexus Whelpling in your possession. The P/P breed hits as hard as anything and makes pet leveling very efficient. Use them. Love them. Give them catchy names. It's a Top 20 rated pet and is still wildly underrated. (currently 4.20, which is kinda funny, but too low.)

Jun 23, 2017 at 2:46pm | Edits: 0 | Proudmoore-US | Pets: 848 Compare collections | Score: 5073
Rating: +1   [Report]

the hype is real

Apr 4, 2017 at 1:58am | Edits: 0 | Thorium Brotherhood-US | Pets: 871 Compare collections | Score: 4545
Top RaterUnknownhand 
Rating: +1   [Report]

This pet is an awesome hard hitter! One word of caution however is going up against an Anubisath Idol. For one, he will change the weather away from Arcane Storm and another... he will murder you with crush. Having a Arcane Eye added to the mix can mitigate and eventually remove the Idol from play. I really enjoy playing this pet... just 2 buttons and sit back and watch the other team scramble.

Special note... due to Arcane Winds he can't be interupted or stunned. :)

Oct 28, 2015 at 5:18pm | Edits: 0 | Haomarush-US | Pets: 843 Compare collections | Score: 4861
Rating: +1   [Report]

For the Daily Pet Battle with Jahan, Samm, and Archimedes, I noticed that the opponents first round was always Arcane Storm.   

So, for you Nexus Whelpling, use Wild Magic to put another magic attack augment into play.   Then just Mana Surge your way through all three, or play clean up with the last survivor if you are unlucky.  For me, it killed all three so fast, I thought I had found a bug.

Sep 10, 2015 at 4:54pm | Edits: 0 | Proudmoore-US | Pets: 555 Compare collections | Score: 3009
Top RaterCbush1962 
Rating: +1   [Report]

This is a must have pet for everyone.  Its' combo of Arcane Storm and then Mana Surge is incredible.  I have three different breeds.  They can kill any flyer, and during the garrison mission quest; one Nexus can easily solo that fight.  I bring two Nexus to the daily fights in Spires of Arak and Talador.  For my third pet, I usually bring in a lower level critter pet in Talador, just to get the extra experience points.  Flyers dont do well against critters.

May 30, 2015 at 10:41pm | Edits: 2 | Runetotem-US | Pets: 841 Compare collections | Score: 5028
Top RaterFaerdin 
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The P/P Nexus Whelpling is absolutely destructive in PvP. If your enemy doesn't have a Mechanical Pet, even after Mana Surge's damage was toned down, the Nexus Whelpling will put out an insane amount of pressure and (More often than not) kill something.


I get prepared to feel the hurt whenever I see this pet in an enemy team, and it's not too uncommon to see some people running three of these at once.

Dec 6, 2014 at 7:29am | Edits: 0 | Medivh-US | Pets: 601 Compare collections | Score: 2930
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I was having trouble finding spawns. Every time I went to Coldarra I could find one, maybe two...but after the server reset there were about ten flying around. Had no problems finding a rare then!

Jan 30, 2014 at 11:34am | Edits: 0 | Outland-EU | Pets: 607 Compare collections | Score: 3019
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this guy is a bit gimmickish. a one trick pony that does arcane storm and mana surge. i wish he was more flexible.

Dec 29, 2013 at 5:13pm | Edits: 0 | Ner'zhul-US | Pets: 477 Compare collections | Score: 2486
Rating: +1   [Report]

Get the p/p breed. Probably one of the biggest hitters. Pair him up with another pet that has mana surge (arcane eye) you are sure to burn through a few pets quickly. 

Dec 29, 2013 at 5:34am | Edits: 0 | Lothar-US | Pets: 652 Compare collections | Score: 3293
Rating: +1   [Report]

Found a rare in the northwest section, near the tower, after three days of checking the cauldara at random times and only find poor or commons. The best time to go seems to be late morning - 10am to noon, PST. I'm not sure if there are more spawns or less campers, but i was finding about 5 spawns per circuit during that time. Also - watch out for gankers. 

Dec 7, 2013 at 2:56pm | Edits: 0 | Akama-US | Pets: 244 Compare collections | Score: 1213
Rating: +1   [Report]

Pet battlers will want the 4,14 breed with the lowest speed, to take advantage of the Tail Sweep ability. It does extra damage only if your pet is the slowest.

Mar 12, 2013 at 12:48pm | Edits: 1 | Emerald Dream-US | Pets: 197 Compare collections | Score: 830
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I planned on hunting for a bit to get one but nope went right over and there one was ":) poor but better then not getting one at all. Happy Hunting everyone :)

Dec 29, 2012 at 2:18pm | Edits: 0 | Silvermoon-US | Pets: 309 Compare collections | Score: 1383
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The runts of Malygos brood, these whelplings are prized for their boundless arcane magics.
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