A Dark Whelpling is a dragon whelpling battle pet, belonging to the Dragonkin family.


Dark Whelpling drops from Scalding Whelps in the Badlands and from Searing Whelps in the Dustwallow Marsh. The Badlands is the place of choice as the Dustwallow Marsh whelps are mixed in with a lot of other mobs that don't drop the pet. On the flip side, you will probably be dealing with more competition at the Badlands on more populated servers.


The drop rate of this pet is 0.1% (one in every thousand kills)[1] and takes an incredible amount of patience and determination in order to get one. Due to the difficulty of obtaining one, and thus their rarity, they can sell for fairly large amounts of gold on the Auction House, at least as far as pets are concerned. The table below shows the cumulative probability of getting at least one after a number of kills.

Probability of at least one drop in X kills
Number of Kills 100 288 401 693 1386 2302 2995 4603 9206
Cumulative Probability 9.5% 25% 33% 50% 75% 90% 95% 99% 99.99%
Neither the drop rate nor cumulative probability increases based on the number of monsters you have already killed.


Name Level Damage Healing Duration Cooldown Accuracy Type
[Shadowflame] 1 22 100% Pet type dragonkin
[Roar] 2 10 3 turns 100% Pet type beast
[Lift-Off] 4 30 1 turn 4 turns 100% Pet type flying
[Tail Sweep] 10 43 100% Pet type dragonkin
[Call Darkness] 15 30 5 turns 5 turns 100% Pet type humanoid
[Deep Breath] 20 50 100% Pet type dragonkin

Orb of the BlackwhelpEdit


A player in Blackwhelp Form.

In-game, players who finish part of a chain quest (Meeting Note) can purchase a single Orb of the Blackwhelp until used up of its 4 charges. These orbs allow the player to transform himself into a larger black whelp. When a player uses Noggenfogger Elixir in this form, they can do a "mini-me" with their pet Dark Whelpling. Though this form is broken through combat or even falling, players like to use this item to "mess around".

Patches and hotfixesEdit

  • Bc icon Patch 2.4.3 (2008-07-15):
    • Now makes a sound when clicked on.
    • Icon changed.
                  Its previous icon was Inv misc head dragon 01
  • WoW Icon 16x16 Patch 1.4.0 (2005-05-05): Tiny Black Whelping item changed to Dark Whelpling to reflect the name of the creature summoned.

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