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Onyxian Whelpling

Onyxian Whelpling
Onyxian Whelpling
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Achievement: WoW's 5th Anniversary

Category: Feats of Strength

Onyxian Whelpling
Onyxian Whelpling
Binds to account
Use: Teaches you how to summon this companion.
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Neutral Neutral
Air (flies alongside flying mount)

Flutters about and spins around. Also breathes deep and produces smoke rings.

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

1 allowed
Wrath of the Lich King
Patch 3.2.2 | Posted: November 21, 2009

This pet is rewarded via the mail when players log in with a character during WoW's 5th Anniversary event between November 22nd and approximately December 7th in 2009.

This pet is also available as a FigurePets collectible (WoW's 5th Anniversary).

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 531 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

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Site MVPWikdhunter 
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This guy is awesome against Ashlei (Draenor). 3 x 518 vs first pet then heal and fly high for next pet. Bring in a lowb for some easy xp and then kill the plushie at your leisure.

Jun 14, 2015 at 4:22am | Edits: 0 | Nagrand-us | Pets: 719 Compare collections | Score: 4229
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So glad I have this little guy. Bounces between my A and B team depending on what I'm doing. When I'm far from a friendly Stable Master and taking out wild pets faster than my 8 min heal can keep up with, this guy keeps me out in the field longer. No problems taking on pets higher level. His heal is pretty substantial and he hits hard.

Mar 25, 2015 at 2:08pm | Edits: 0 | Shadowmoon-us | Pets: 710 Compare collections | Score: 3807
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real dragon helped me with all of my dragon problems

Dec 3, 2014 at 5:54pm | Edits: 0 | Twilight's Hammer-eu | Pets: 406 Compare collections | Score: 1891
Top RaterSkag 
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When taken on safari this pet can easily deal with wild pets 5 levels higer than them. Really scrappy little thing.

May 9, 2014 at 4:54am | Edits: 0 | Bronzebeard-us | Pets: 923 Compare collections | Score: 7378
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The best part about this pet was when you went into the raid, deadly boss mods would mix up the whelps deep breath and onyxia's and would announce it everytime they both did one. so like 5 people including myself would always have it out just to mess with the raid lol

Apr 11, 2014 at 11:41am | Edits: 0 | Kil'jaeden-us | Pets: 178 Compare collections | Score: 721
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This pet is excellent for battling with just about any wild pet you wish to tame.  It can heal itself more than many other pets, and does a fair bit of damage with some spicy fire breath.  I keep this as one of my main three.

Mar 19, 2013 at 12:15am | Edits: 0 | Detheroc-us | Pets: 135 Compare collections | Score: 577
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I just love my little Ony! It's my favorite pet right now and I take him everywhere with me, I even have an addon set up to make sure he's out (unless I'm in PVP that is) so that he can enjoy all the beautiful scenery the world has to offer. I wish he could actually fly when I do though, then I wouldn't have to watch the ground from above to make sure he stays out of mischief. lol
Jan 23, 2010 at 11:34am | Edits: 0 | Icecrown-us | Pets: 476 Compare collections | Score: 2133
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The color on this matches well with the Magnificent Flying Carpet, and Tattered Dreadmist Robe. Makes a nice ensemble, too bad they didn't upgrade it to be one of the flying pets.
Nov 30, 2009 at 1:40pm | Edits: 1 | Anvilmar-us | Pets: 1009 Compare collections | Score: 7233
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You can trigger her breathing the ring of smoke by typing /breath and waiting a bit. It will come up "You tell Onyxian whelpling to take a deep breath." Then after a bit of time passes it will go, "Onyxian Whelpling takes in a deep breath." and boom! The cute ring of smoke comes out!
Nov 25, 2009 at 1:10pm | Edits: 0 | Uther-us | Pets: 0 Compare collections | Score: 0
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Between the Proto Drake, Lil' KT and Ony Whelp, I don't know what to make as my favorite. I will say this. Setting up to take down Ony in 25 with everyone having their Whelps out was just too awesome. I will have to get a screen-shot. During loot, I bet 15 of the things blew their smoke rings at the same time. Was priceless.
Nov 24, 2009 at 8:24am | Edits: 0 | Scarlet Crusade-us | Pets: 177 Compare collections | Score: 767
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I dont know about its cute or ugly.
Still its one of the best designed pets ingame, but only on second (lil' kt is the best designed pet ever!).
I just hate it because all players atm got it. it sucks!
Maybe 2-3 years out in the future it might be alot cooler.
Nov 24, 2009 at 6:32am | Edits: 0 | Auchindoun-eu | Pets: 427 Compare collections | Score: 1829
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It's a whelping. It's still growing..ugly animals usually (not always) grow up to be magnificent. Hm, do we really want have a million or so whelpings growing up to be the next Onyxia?
Nov 23, 2009 at 5:28pm | Edits: 0 | Silvermoon-us | Pets: 245 Compare collections | Score: 1060
Site MVPVireena 
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It is a piy that in MoP they are no longer a completely unique model.

Nov 22, 2009 at 3:50am | Edits: 1 | Wyrmrest Accord-us | Pets: 702 Compare collections | Score: 4002
Site MVPKeristrazja 
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I don't care what anyone thinks, these little guys are cute!

A good macro for summoning him:

/script local t="CRITTER";for i=1,GetNumCompanions(t) do local _,n,_,_,s=GetCompanionInfo(t,i);if n=="Onyxian Whelpling" then if s then DismissCompanion(t,i) else CallCompanion(t,i);SendChatMessage("Many whelps! Handle it!","YELL") end end end

It'll yell "Many whelps! Handle it!" on summon, but not on dismissal. Enjoy!
Nov 22, 2009 at 3:40am | Edits: 0 | Elune-us | Pets: 331 Compare collections | Score: 1511
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They really need to make Onyxia's actual whelplings look like this! And making this fly along with mounts should be a top priority!
Nov 22, 2009 at 3:10am | Edits: 0 | Silver Hand-us | Pets: 1709 Compare collections | Score: 13670
Top RaterTwilight 
Rating: +4   [Report]
Hmm, I wonder if I'll need to keep her separated from my Dark Whelpling, for fear of being overrun by a tiny dark brood of dragons?
Nov 22, 2009 at 12:26am | Edits: 0 | Hellscream-us | Pets: 305 Compare collections | Score: 1404
Site MVPRookwood 
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This pet is really neat. I'm glad it's Bind on Account like last years Baby Blizzard Bear, so I can send it to any future alts that I make. :)
Nov 22, 2009 at 12:20am | Edits: 0 | Durotan-us | Pets: 489 Compare collections | Score: 2268
Site MVPMungo 
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I'm happier than a kobold with a candle that this pet is on its way out. Onyxia has always been a favorite encounter of mine and re-releasing the dungeon for the new expansion was a wonderful bit of fan appreciation on Blizzard's part. This goes the extra mile, however, by giving every player a piece of that nostalgia that they can carry around with them.

Did I mention it deep breathes?! EPIC!
Nov 21, 2009 at 10:19pm | Edits: 1 | Wyrmrest Accord-us | Pets: 1609 Compare collections | Score: 10787
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Spawn of Onyxia, this young dragon has decided that it doesn't want to follow in its grandfathers' cataclysmic footsteps.
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