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Argent Gruntling

Pets by Family Humanoid Orcs Argent Gruntling
Argent Gruntling
Argent Gruntling
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Quest: A Champion Rises [25]

Zone: Icecrown

Argent Gruntling
Argent Gruntling
Binds when picked up
Use: Teaches you how to summon this companion.
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Horde Horde-only

Idles about.

Pit-pattering footsteps; vocalizations (on-click)

Carries flag of your choice for a race of your faction. With Argent Pony Bridle, pet becomes a mailbox, a bank, or a vendor every 4 hours.

Limited to horde characters.
Wrath of the Lich King expansion required.
3 allowed
Wrath of the Lich King
Patch 3.1.0 | Posted: April 19, 2009

Quest: A Champion Rises (Horde)

Zone: Icecrown

Argent Gruntling

Argent Gruntling

Item Level 1

Binds when picked up

Use: Teaches you how to summon this companion.

Right Click to summon and dismiss your Argent Crusade gruntling.

This companion is rewarded after doing several Argent Tournament quests whereby players become a champion for a specific allied race. Speak to the boy and he will display the banner of any races with whom you are an Argent Tournament champion. Additionally, if he is present when fighting a champion, he will sometimes cheer for you when you win or cry when you lose.

As of patch 3.2, this pet may now be equipped with an Argent Pony Bridle. With it, the pet allows you access to a mailbox, a bank, or a vendor every 4 hours.



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


Damage Taken 

50% from Undead abilities

33% from Critter abilities

Icecrown — Northrend
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-If you're on a character of a race that wasn't yet playable during Wrath, the default faction you'll start working with is Orgrimmar if you're Horde, Stormwind if you're Alliance.  After that you can do the other 4 factions in any order.

-If you do this on the Horde/Alliance and switch factions, you can get the squire/gruntling from your new faction for 40s from any stable master: use the dialogue option "I'm looking for a lost pet."

Sep 22, 2021 at 9:00am | Edits: 5 | Wyrmrest Accord-us | Pets: 1650 Compare collections | Score: 13200
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He's kindda ugly, his voice sounds like Kenny from South Park, but he's a wonderful pet to have on your main. Many times his trip to vendors has enabled me to empty bags in a raid or dungeon, especially when my Guild Page was on cooldown.


A shame only those toons repped with the Argent Crusade can use his services. If you are though, blowing your summoning horn for him, equipping your racial banners of choice on his back, and charging forth does feel pretty heroic...

Oct 3, 2016 at 3:52pm | Edits: 0 | Azshara-us | Pets: 364 Compare collections | Score: 1751
Top RaterUnknownhand 
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Not a fan of collecting pets that don't do anything. Least they could make this kid throw a pet capture cage and say something stupid like "Gotta catch em all!"

Nov 23, 2015 at 2:54pm | Edits: 0 | Haomarush-us | Pets: 965 Compare collections | Score: 5589
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He's showing as Uncommon on the pets journal, I tried to upgrade him with a Blue Humanoid Stone, and with a Flawless too, and the game won't let me do it (error message)... I remember I have done the same successfully for the Argent Squire, who's blue in the pet journal... so what gives ? Have they changed something ? Is someone having the same problem ?

Aug 6, 2015 at 9:57pm | Edits: 0 | Les Sentinelles-eu | Pets: 1544 Compare collections | Score: 12352
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I used a stone to level my Argent Gruntling to 25. Is there a way to allow this to display on the website?

Feb 25, 2015 at 11:26am | Edits: 0 | Emerald Dream-us | Pets: 688 Compare collections | Score: 3746
Top RaterNatupink 
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Just a question guys: I play ally since vanilla and i dont like this pet, but now i have 601 pets and i need him, so i upgraded a panda horde monk to lv90 and im farming this guy. The question is: there is any problem to farm him as panda, since in WotLK there wasnt panda race in the game? I hope not cos i wont change race and waste money if possible^^. Ty for your help.

Oct 1, 2014 at 7:28pm | Edits: 3 | Arathor-eu | Pets: 1254 Compare collections | Score: 10011
Top RaterThetaxman 
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in-game showing as uncommon in my pet journal (not that it should make any difference but has been upgraded with a Argent Pony Bridle on my main)


in my complete list of pets on warcraftpets is showing as a rare


so do i use a flawless stone to upgrade it in-game?

Jun 22, 2014 at 10:04am | Edits: 2 | Jubei'Thos-us | Pets: 708 Compare collections | Score: 3917
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Now showing as rare (along with darkmoon balloon and argent squire), hopefully we'll see the same with the other balloons / kites / guild herald & page soon!

Feb 27, 2014 at 8:38am | Edits: 0 | Dentarg-eu | Pets: 1360 Compare collections | Score: 10847
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i have him on my alliance toon, but does not give me credit as horde.. so im trying to get him on my horde toon.. but it does not show up from the vendor...

Dec 8, 2013 at 7:37am | Edits: 0 | Shandris-us | Pets: 584 Compare collections | Score: 3296
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I had this guy on my alliance warlock and then factioned changed. I no longer have him. The apprriate mounts changed why not him? Is this something I should be opening  aticket for?

Aug 29, 2013 at 9:35am | Edits: 0 | Duskwood-us | Pets: 709 Compare collections | Score: 3542
Top RaterAelaf 
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I used a flawless battle stone on him, he shows up as rare in my pet journal now. Is there any chance of being able to record him as being a rare on here in the future? 


Thanks for the Reply Breanni!  "The problem is that the Blizzard Armory doesn’t show when battle pets are upgraded.  And since we pull our data from that, if it doesn’t show up there, it won’t show up on our site.  Until Blizzard fixes the issue, there’s little we can do."

Mar 25, 2013 at 12:38am | Edits: 1 | The Venture Co-us | Pets: 409 Compare collections | Score: 2249
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Have him on a few of my characters, but have only upgraded with an Argent Pony Bridle on one character. I will probably wait at this point to see if the bridle upgrade is account-wide, so I won't have to "pony up" the 150 tokens for the rest of my characters!

If anyone has him on Beta, I'd love to hear if the Bridle is account wide or only the Gruntling!
Jun 16, 2012 at 8:52pm | Edits: 0 | Thrall-us | Pets: 1642 Compare collections | Score: 13102
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It takes 8 days worth of dailies to acquire this companion from the Argent Tourney.
Mar 20, 2012 at 5:18pm | Edits: 1 | Alexstrasza-us | Pets: 588 Compare collections | Score: 3052
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Since this was asked on the alliance version about whether worgen can get this pet, since they don't have a delegation...

Same principle applies here. Goblins can get this pet; the first reputation they can become a champion of, is Orgrimmar. You can then work towards becoming a champion of the other 4 factions in any order.
Feb 5, 2012 at 6:56am | Edits: 1 | Stormrage-us | Pets: 226 Compare collections | Score: 964
Site MVPEranoss 
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This is quite the helpful companion, but I have a warning: Do not give him a pet biscuit! He goes from lovable, loyal friend to terrifying Frankenstein monster in an instant. I know he's the same loyal kid I picked up in Icecrown, but it just makes him a bit frightening.
Apr 8, 2010 at 2:29am | Edits: 0 | Anub'arak-us | Pets: 185 Compare collections | Score: 805
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As far as i know, with patch 3.2.2, his pony is now much bigger. I like his new pony, as his old one was too tiny for an orc!
Oct 3, 2009 at 1:17pm | Edits: 0 | Theradras-eu | Pets: 608 Compare collections | Score: 2816
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Now, this apparently seems to be a "grunt" as you Orcs call your soldiers. However, the only orc child NPCs that work for the Argent Crusade are called "squires", like Squire Cavin.

Sep 28, 2009 at 3:31am | Edits: 1 | Aerie Peak-us | Pets: 575 Compare collections | Score: 2633
Site MVPDoobjanka 
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I didn't like this little guy until I got the Pony Bridle and upgraded him. Now, I like feeding him pet biscuits and running around Dalaran on a mount with him following close behind!
Sep 27, 2009 at 5:00pm | Edits: 0 | Madoran-us | Pets: 1212 Compare collections | Score: 9260
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These young orcs strive to embody the Argent Crusade's virtues: valor, strength, and integrity.
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