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Bind to Account (BtA; previously "Binds to account", but now "Binds to account" as of Patch 4.1) is a new form of item binding that was introduced in Patch 3.0.2. Items that are BtA include heirlooms, Collector's Edition companions, the
Pet type beast
Inv pet babyblizzardbear
Baby Blizzard Bear
Pet Level 1
Family Beast
Start health 158
Health 1546 (at level 25)
Speed 260 (at level 25)
Power 289 (at level 25)
Reaction Alliance Horde
Cageable No
Breed(s) Unknown

A Baby Blizzard Bear is a baby polar bear battle pet, which was sent to all World of Warcraft players who logged into the game on November 23, 2008 to celebrate Money achievement WoW's 4th Anniversary. It is likely that a polar bear was chosen to also celebrate WoW's foray into the live Wrath of the Lich King content.

Accompanying letterEdit

Those who signed on during the anniversary received an in-game mail from The WoW Dev Team:

WoW's 4th Anniversary!

Did you know that the World of Warcraft is now four years old?

We wanted to send you something to say thanks for sharing this game with us. Sure, the 4th anniversary present is traditionally "flowers"... but in WoW, it's "bear".

With that said, please accept this furry little friend! Just remember to hold his fish by the tail, not the body... that mouth is bigger than it looks.

The WoW Dev Team


Name Level Damage Healing Duration Cooldown Accuracy Type
[Bite] 1 20 100% Pet type beast
[Bash] 2 1 turn 5 turns 100% Pet type beast
[Maul] 4 50 3 turns 95% Pet type beast
[Roar] 10 10 3 turns 100% Pet type beast
[Hibernate] 15 2 turns 5 turns 100% Pet type beast
[Call Blizzard] 20 25 9 turns 3 turns 100% Pet type elemental

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Not to be confused with Onyxian Whelp.
Pet type dragonkin
Inv misc head dragon black
Onyxian Whelpling
Onyxian Whelpling
Pet Level 1
Family Dragonkin
Start health 155
Health 1628 (at level 25)
Speed 208 (at level 25)
Power 322 (at level 25)
Reaction Alliance Horde
Cageable No
Breed(s) Unknown

An Onyxian Whelpling is a Dragonkin battle pet.


This item was mailed to all players who logged in to World of Warcraft on November 22, 2009, which was WoW's 5th Anniversary. This pet is no longer available.

Letter mailed with pet
WoW's 5th Anniversary!

Wow, another year has gone by for WoW!

We wanted to thank you again for continuing to play World of Warcraft with us. In celebration of our 5th year online, we decided to bring back our first raid encounter, the black dragon Onyxia.

To help remember the event, you are now the proud owner of your very own Onyxian Whelping. We suggest you bring the little guy out whenever you can and say "Many whelps! Handle it!" Your friends won't mind. Honest.

The WoW Dev Team


Name Level Damage Healing Duration Cooldown Accuracy Type
[Breath] 1 21 100% Pet type dragonkin
[Healing Flame] 2 70 3 turns 100% Pet type dragonkin
[Lift-Off] 4 30 1 turn 4 turns 100% Pet type flying
[Tail Sweep] 10 43 100% Pet type dragonkin
[Scorched Earth] 15 25 9 turns 3 turns 100% Pet type dragonkin
[Deep Breath] 20 50 100% Pet type dragonkin


  • Idle animation is Deep Breath.

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Many players incorrectly use the term BoA instead of BtA to match BoP and BoE. Sometimes any Bind to Account items are referred to as "heirlooms" even though they are not technically the same (they usually don't scale, unlike true heirlooms).

"BoAs" as many people call them can be bought from many rep. vendors, including bought from points in Dalaran and Honor points in Wintergrasp

Mailing items Edit

As of Patch 5.4.2, account-bound items can be mailed to characters on the same account, even on different realms and across factions. You simply type the character's name then a "-" followed by the realm the character is on. Some naming rules apply for realm names, since they can have spaces and apostrophes, unlike characters names.

As of Patch 4.1, account-bound items can be mailed from characters attached to different World of Warcraft accounts if they are under the same account and on the same realm. Also, faction-specific items will be translated to the faction equivalent, if changing factions.

Starting with Wrath-Logo-Small Wrath of the Lich King, account-bound items can be mailed to any character that shares the same account and server. Since Patch 3.3.0, account-bound items can be mailed to characters of opposing faction.

Patch changes Edit

  • Mists-Logo-Small Patch 5.4.2 (10-Dec-2013) Can be mailed to character of other faction on a different realm.
  • Cataclysm-Logo-Small Patch 4.1.0 (26-Apr-2011): Renamed "Binds to account" on in-game tooltip and items can be mailed between accounts that share same account and are on the same realm.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.3.0 (08-Dec-2009): Can be mailed to character of other faction on same realm.
  • Bc icon/Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.0.2 (14-Oct-2008): Added.

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