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Winter's Little Helper

Pets by Family Humanoid Gnomes Winter's Little Helper
Winter's Little Helper
Winter's Little 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

Red Helper Box
Red 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); vocalizations (on-click)

3 allowed
Patch 1.11.1 | Posted: April 1, 2007

Drop: Gaily Wrapped Present

Zone: Ironforge, Orgrimmar

World Event: Feast of Winter Veil

Winter's Little Helper

Red 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 [Red Helper Box] can often be found at auction year-round.

As of Patch 4.3, the Winter's Little 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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Site MVPPommie 
Rating: -2   [Report]

Curiously enough, this pet's breed ID was #3 for the longest time—a MALE!


I just happened to check and in patch 7.0.3 she's finally breed #13.


Guess the trans transition was a success! 

Aug 11, 2016 at 1:24pm | Edits: 0 | Wyrmrest Accord-us | Pets: 905 Compare collections | Score: 5414
Top RaterVek 
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No amazing stats but very good synergy with it's abilities. Call Blizzard and Ice Lance work well together. Ice Tomb can be really powerful if the opposing pet can't avoid. Especially dangerous to mechanicals with all elemental attacks. Good partners can be Tiny Snowman or a Kun-Lai Runt unless you run into lots of undead. Don't forget about Eggnog if you need some dispel or remove minefields.

May 19, 2014 at 6:45am | Edits: 0 | Aggramar-eu | Pets: 670 Compare collections | Score: 3996
Site MVPDoobjanka 
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Yes Cirdan, you can use all of the Winter Veil pets to battle outside of the holiday.  Good stuff!

Aug 10, 2013 at 8:55am | Edits: 0 | Madoran-us | Pets: 1212 Compare collections | Score: 9260
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I must say that I love this pet. Despite being an uncommon, it has performed very well in pet battles.


Ice Tomb is a hard-hitting ability that stuns. Has a low cooldown weather ability in order to lock out less beneficial play-field conditions and allow for two hits from Ice Lance. She's a humanoid with a wide array of elemental attacks. She's a good replacement for an elemental on your team since the 4% health recovery is generally better than weather immunity. Excellent against mechs.

Sep 29, 2012 at 12:36am | Edits: 1 | Dalaran-us | Pets: 498 Compare collections | Score: 2319
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Umm will this pet refuse to fight pet battles outside the holiday too?
Aug 31, 2012 at 3:27am | Edits: 0 | Darksorrow-eu | Pets: 330 Compare collections | Score: 1691
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I love summoning the winter helpers outside of winter Veil - just so i can be told off - Espically when you resummon them over and over!
Jun 11, 2012 at 8:33am | Edits: 0 | Hellfire-eu | Pets: 643 Compare collections | Score: 2844
Top RaterZoros 
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This girl now saves here vacation time for Winter Veil in 4.3, if you summon her any other time she will hearth on you. What a dedicated worker!
Sep 28, 2011 at 5:21pm | Edits: 0 | The Venture Co-us | Pets: 1708 Compare collections | Score: 13589
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 her male counterpart.
Oct 14, 2009 at 3:37am | Edits: 0 | Shattered Hand-us | Pets: 476 Compare collections | Score: 2305
Site MVPDaned 
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A friend of mine, Duerma (Feathermoon) uses one of these to represent her character's daughter. It's the closest thing I've seen to a Gnomish child in game!
Sep 28, 2009 at 1:18pm | Edits: 0 | Feathermoon-us | Pets: 1741 Compare collections | Score: 13919
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During the majestic Winter Veil celebration, these faithful companions spread joy throughout the land. The rest of the year, they are busy.
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