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Father Winter's Helper

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Father Winter's Helper
Father Winter's Helper
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World Event: Feast of Winter Veil

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

Contains: 1 in 4 options

Green Helper Box
Green Helper Box
Binds when used
Use: Teaches you how to summon this companion.
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Neutral Neutral

Emotes "no" and exclaims in protest when summoned outside of the Winter Veil holiday.

Snow sound (on summon)

3 allowed
Patch 1.11.1 | Posted: April 1, 2007

Drop: Gaily Wrapped Present

Zone: Ironforge, Orgrimmar

World Event: Feast of Winter Veil

Father Winter's Helper

Green Helper Box

Item Level 1

Binds when used

Use: Right Click to summon and dismiss your helper. 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 [Green Helper Box] can often be found at auction year-round.

As of Patch 4.3, the Father Winter's Helper no longer requires a snowball to summon. This companion is also very vocal about being summoned outside of the Winter Veil holiday, and will not remain by the player's side during the off season.

During the Feast of Winter Veil, this companion will summon and ride their very own miniature reindeer when players mount up on a ground mount.

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

100% Hit Chance 


Hits the enemy with a ball of snow, dealing 394 Elemental damage.

Vs. Mechanical

Vs. Critter
Requires Pet Level: 10

100% Hit Chance 


Splashes the enemy with freezing damage, dealing 295 Elemental damage.


Deals 197 additional damage if the target is Chilled .

Vs. Mechanical

Vs. Critter
3 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 2

100% Hit Chance 


Deals 531 Elemental damage and causes a Blizzard for 9 rounds.


During a Blizzard, all pets are considered Chilled and Elemental abilities deal 25% additional damage.

Vs. Mechanical

Vs. Critter
2 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 15

Removes all buffs and debuffs from the user.

5 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 4

100% Hit Chance 


Launches an orb of freezing energy at the target.


After 3 rounds, the ice hits, causing the current enemy pet to take 591 Elemental damage and be stunned for 1 round.

Vs. Mechanical

Vs. Critter
5 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 20

100% Hit Chance 


Deals 788 Magic damage to the enemy.

Vs. Flying

Vs. Mechanical


Humanoids recover 4% of their maximum health if they dealt damage this round.


Damage Taken 

50% from Undead abilities

33% from Critter abilities

Ironforge — Eastern Kingdoms
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Rating: -1   [Report]

Use a pet leash on one of these guys, and it looks so sad.

Feb 7, 2017 at 10:26pm | Edits: 0 | Dalaran-us | Pets: 166 Compare collections | Score: 720
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I used a low level of this awesome pet to do in those pesky poor to uncommon Tiny Harvesters found when trying to farm a rare one. It's a real time saver. I got irritated with the prolonged "back to life" aspect of mech battle. With the Winter Helper, the kill is faster, and becomes almost fun. Not a rare? 1. Launch the ice tomb. 2. Cast Blizzard. 3. Throw a snowball. This generally does the Harvester in. ZZZzzzap! Harvester comes back to life. 4. Ice Tomb falls from the sky, killing it permanently. 5. Next!

Jan 23, 2015 at 2:21am | Edits: 0 | Kirin Tor-us | Pets: 532 Compare collections | Score: 2968
Top RaterVek 
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Even with mid-road stats(276 power and speed) Winter's Helper has some great tools. Excellent synergy with Call Blizzard with Ice Lance, very nice match with Tiny Snowman or Kun-Lai Runt. Both Ice Tomb and Gift of Winter's Veil both hit hard, and unless you opponent can avoide Ice Tomb will also stun. Having elemental attacks makes this humanoid dangerous to mechanicals. Quite nice pet that can be powerful in the right environment.

May 19, 2014 at 6:32am | Edits: 0 | Aggramar-eu | Pets: 670 Compare collections | Score: 3996
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I apparently have a LOT of transgendered bpets. Apparently, this is a female. o.O

Jan 22, 2013 at 6:34pm | Edits: 0 | Elune-us | Pets: 827 Compare collections | Score: 5199
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I encountered a glitch with this pet earlier today. A person in Pet Battles Polymorphed this into a frog with a frog's ability, and it was turned into a completely white frog. When the polymorph effect ended, it turned into a blank white model DIFFERENT from the Father Winter's Helper Model. I have a screenshot right here.

Dec 12, 2012 at 4:21pm | Edits: 0 | Moon Guard-us | Pets: 220 Compare collections | Score: 963
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This pet is really a very powerful battle pet. I have found it works extremly well paired with the abilities of the snowman and the reindeer companions as well as other pets that benefit from Chilled.

Dec 3, 2012 at 11:06am | Edits: 1 | Shandris-us | Pets: 1357 Compare collections | Score: 9770
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I just noticed that this guy now mounts a little reindeer when you are on a mount. However if you fly away he doesn't follow. :( He can only follow ground mounts. That little reindeer should fly IMO.
Dec 17, 2011 at 11:21am | Edits: 0 | Aerie Peak-us | Pets: 219 Compare collections | Score: 951
Top RaterZoros 
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As of 4.3, this elf will hearth out if you summon him when it is not Winter Veil, because he has to much work to do? Wouldn't Winter Veil be his busiest time? He is defiantly not a procrastinator.
Sep 28, 2011 at 4:42pm | Edits: 0 | The Venture Co-us | Pets: 1593 Compare collections | Score: 12680
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 8:26pm | Edits: 0 | Elune-us | Pets: 331 Compare collections | Score: 1511
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Originally this pet had a standard hat hairstyle just like the one shown on Player characters. It was changed in a recent patch along with his female counterpart.
Oct 14, 2009 at 3:36am | Edits: 0 | Shattered Hand-us | Pets: 476 Compare collections | Score: 2305
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These off-season allies work tirelessly to prepare for the Feast of Winter Veil, and would appreciate not being disturbed the rest of the year.
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