Pet Spotlight: Nexus Whelpling
Got a flyer you want dead? Nexus Whelpling’s the pet for you. Not surprisingly, the Breed 4 (P/P) pictured here is my favorite, but he also comes in Breed 8 (P/S) and Breed 10 (P/B). My standard loadout, pictured here, is Tail Sweep, Mana Surge, and Arcane Storm. Mana Surge is the Magic equivalent of Rampage: a 3-turn ability that does a large amount of damage, and has a 3-round cooldown once it’s finished. The tooltip says it does more damage during Arcane Storm, but apparently due to a bug this is not the case. However, Arcane Storm remains a useful ability, as it hits all 3 of your enemy’s pets for a small amount of damage. His spammable attack is Tail Sweep, a Dragonkin attack that does more damage if you go last, which given his slow speed, is going to happen more often than not. In the very rare event that you go first, you could switch it out for Frost Breath, which is a standard Dragonkin attack.
Obtaining one of these guys is fairly easy; they are on a slow-ish spawn timer and can appear in the wild all around Coldarra (a floating island northwest of Borean Tundra in Northrend). Their spawn is slow enough that it might be a good idea to stone a Breed 4 rather than trying to farm a rare, but that will, of course, depend on how much time you have to kill. It’s definitely worth getting your hands on one of these guys.