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General[edit | edit source]

Miniatures, also referred to as "mini pets," are in-game vanity items that can be obtained through various sources. When activated, a small duplicate of the named creature will appear and follow you around. Miniatures were originally created as "birthday presents" to show appreciation for long-time players, but have since become available through many other means.

  • Miniatures are activated by double-clicking on the item in your inventory, and can be de-activated the same way.
  • Only one miniature can be active per character at a time. If you activate a second one, it will replace the active one automatically. Two identical miniatures in a character's inventory are treated as one miniature for this purpose (if one is active, double-clicking the other will de-activate it, rather than replace it).
  • An activated miniature will stay activated even if you place it in storage, but will disappear if it is traded with someone.
  • Miniatures can be used in explorable areas, missions, towns, or outposts.
  • Only 20 miniatures can be active in the same district.
  • Miniatures can be traded, dropped, destroyed, and placed in storage.
  • Miniatures cannot be dyed or sold to Merchants.
  • A character can carry multiple miniatures in his or her inventory.
  • Miniatures exist of creatures from all campaigns, but are not limited by the campaigns unlocked on a player's account. A player who only owns Prophecies can still receive a miniature of a Factions or Nightfall creature.
  • Miniatures cannot attack, nor do they have skills or special abilities. They cannot be targeted, do not count as allies for Leadership, and have no collision box.
  • Some miniatures make noises in explorable areas.
Bug.png Bug! Although they are ignored by Leadership, miniatures do count as an ally of the owner's party for many skills and can be hit by AoE effects.
Dedicated vs. Undedicated miniature

Monument of Devotion[edit | edit source]

The miniatures a player has collected can be displayed in the Monument of Devotion part of the Hall of Monuments in the Eye of the North expansion.

  • Each miniature may only be added to a single character's monument. Once added, the miniature will be marked as "Dedicated" and cannot be added to any other characters' monuments, although other characters can still carry and use the miniature.
  • The Monument of Devotion is considered "complete" when 20 miniatures have been added. You may continue to add more miniatures, but only 20 will be displayed at a time.

Acquisition[edit | edit source]

Miniatures can be acquired in many ways:

  • By opening a First – Fifth Year Birthday Present (see Drop rate/Birthday Present).
  • By opening a Collector's Edition Prize.
    • Players who purchased the Collector's Edition of Guild Wars Factions or Nightfall received a special Prize containing a miniature Kuunavang or Varesh, respectively, as a show of appreciation.
  • As a promotional giveaway at conventions and through various gaming magazines.
  • As a prize in a Guild Wars contest.
  • Through various in-game sources.

Details on the acquisition of each miniature are given in the tables below.

List of miniatures[edit | edit source]

Birthday Presents[edit | edit source]

First annual series Second annual series Third annual series Fourth annual series Fifth annual series
Bone Dragon Gwen Mad King Thorn Eye of Janthir M.O.X.
Bone Dragon Gwen Mad King Thorn Eye of Janthir M.O.X.2
Prince Rurik Lich Lord Black Beast Dagnar Stonepate King Adelbern
Prince Rurik Lich The Black Beast of Aaaaarrrrrrggghhh Dagnar Stonepate King Adelbern
Shiro Tagachi Water Djinn White Rabbit Flame Djinn Zhu Hanuku
Shiro Water Djinn White Rabbit1 Flame Djinn Zhu Hanuku
Burning Titan Elf Freezie Flowstone Elemental Candysmith Marley
Burning Titan Elf Freezie Flowstone Elemental Candysmith Marley
Charr Shaman Koss Nornbear Jora Oola
Charr Shaman Koss Nornbear Jora Oola
Kirin PalawaJoko Ooze Nian Ventari
Kirin Palawa Joko Ooze Nian Ventari
Fungal Wallow Aatxe Abyssal Abomination Cobalt Scabara
Fungal Wallow Aatxe Abyssal Abomination Cobalt Scabara
Hydra Fire Imp Cave Spider Desert Griffon Fire Drake
Hydra Fire Imp Cave Spider Desert Griffon Fire Drake
Jade Armor Harpy Ranger Cloudtouched Simian Dredge Brute Ophil Nahualli
Jade Armor Harpy Ranger Cloudtouched Simian Dredge Brute Ophil Nahualli
Jungle Troll Heket Warrior Forest Minotaur Krait Neoss Scourge Manta
Jungle Troll Heket Warrior Forest Minotaur Krait Neoss Scourge Manta
Necrid Horseman Juggernaut Irukandji Kveldulf Seer
Necrid Horseman Juggernaut Irukandji Kveldulf Seer
Siege Turtle Mandragor Imp Mursaat Quetzal Sly Shard Wolf
Siege Turtle Mandragor Imp Mursaat Quetzal Sly Shard Wolf
Temple Guardian Thorn Wolf Raptor Terrorweb Dryder Siege Devourer
Temple Guardian Thorn Wolf Raptor Terrorweb Dryder Siege Devourer
Whiptail Devourer Wind Rider Roaring Ether Word of Madness Summit Giant Herder
Whiptail Devourer Wind Rider Roaring Ether Word of Madness Summit Giant Herder

Canthan New Year[edit | edit source]

Icon Name Availability
Celestial Pig Celestial Pig
Celestial Rat Celestial Rat
Celestial Ox Celestial Ox
Celestial Tiger Celestial Tiger
Celestial Rabbit Celestial Rabbit
Celestial Dragon Celestial Dragon
Pig Pig

Gift of the Traveler[edit | edit source]

Icon Name
Gwen Doll Gwen Doll
Yakkington Yakkington
Brown Rabbit Brown Rabbit1

War in Kryta[edit | edit source]

Icon Name Availability
Confessor Dorian Confessor Dorian
Confessor Isaiah Confessor Isaiah
Peacekeeper Enforcer Peacekeeper Enforcer
Evennia Evennia
Livia Livia
Princess Salma Princess Salma

Winds of Change[edit | edit source]

Icon Name Availability
Reiko Reiko
Ecclesiate Xun Rao Ecclesiate Xun Rao

Zaishen Strongboxes[edit | edit source]

Icon Name Availability
Ghostly Priest Ghostly Priest
Guild Lord Guild Lord
High Priest Zhang High Priest Zhang
Rift Warden Rift Warden

Other in-game sources[edit | edit source]

Icon Name Availability
Black Moa Chick Black Moa Chick1
Dhuum Dhuum
Greased Lighting Greased Lightning
Mallyx Mallyx
Ghostly Hero Ghostly Hero
Polar Bear Polar Bear
Smite Crawler Smite Crawler

Other[edit | edit source]

Icon Name Availability
Kuunavang Kuunavang
  • Factions Collectors Edition
Varesh Varesh
  • Nightfall Collectors Edition
Vizu Vizu
Kanaxai Kanaxai
  • Guild Wars Championship in Japan #1 team (up to 8 members)
  • Taiwan region Nightfall title contest prizes (6 were given)
  • Taiwan region friend introduction event prizes (12 were given)
  • 1st prize in the Wintersday 2007 Art Contest.
Mad King's Guard Mad King's Guard
Gray Giant Gray Giant
Ceratadon Ceratadon
  • Obtained by downloading the MMOZine #1. Only the first 40,000 people to download the magazine could obtain one.
Asura Asura
Destroyer Destroyer of Flesh
  • North America: Special issue of PC Gamer on September the 25th. [3]
  • Finalist prize in the Wintersday 2007 Art Contest. (up to 15 prizes)
  • Europe: In exchange for a duplicate Mini Asura keycode3
Shiroken Assassin Shiro'ken Assassin
  • Japan netcafe promotion lucky draw (40 prizes)
  • Taiwan GW official blog lucky draw (10 prizes)
  • Europe: Rare miniature found in magazines across Europe. (20 prizes)
  • North America: Rare minature found in Mini Madness promotion (45 prizes)
Zhed Zhed Shadowhoof
  • Japan netcafe promotion lucky draw (40 prizes)
  • Taiwan GW official blog lucky draw (10 prizes)
  • Europe: Rare miniature found in magazines across Europe. (20 prizes)
  • North America: Rare minature found in Mini Madness promotion (45 prizes)
Island Guardian Island Guardian
  • Guild Wars Championship in Japan top 3 teams (up to 8 members each)
  • Taiwan region, 50~99th signup to help newbies during first two weeks of Nightfall retail (50 were given)
  • Taiwan region Nightfall title contest prizes (61 were given)
  • 3rd prize in the Wintersday 2007 Art Contest.
Panda Panda
  • Guild Wars Championship in Japan top 2 teams (up to 8 members each)
  • Taiwan region, 1~49th signup during first two weeks of Nightfall retail (49 were given)
  • Taiwan region Nightfall title contest prizes (61 were given)
  • Taiwan region GW 1st anniversary wallpaper contest prizes (10 total)
Grawl Grawl
  • North America: Unlock keys handed out at Comic-Con, Gen Con, and Penny Arcade Expo in July/August 2007. ArenaNet Party 08/30/2008.
  • Europe: Common miniature found in magazines across Europe. (650 prizes)
  • Finalist prize in the Wintersday 2007 Art Contest. (up to 15 prizes)
Longhair Yeti Longhair Yeti
  • Japanese netcafe promotion (500 were given through lucky draw) Official page
  • Taiwan region Nightfall preview event GM game winning prizes (250 were given)
  • Taiwan region Nightfall title contest prizes (61 were given)
  • Taiwan GW official blog lucky draw (10 prizes)
  • Brand the Bosses (2007) contest (98 awarded)
  • Europe: Uncommon miniature found in magazines across Europe. (100 prizes)
  • North America: Uncommon minature found in Mini Madness promotion (90 prizes)
  • Honorable mention prize in the Wintersday 2007 Art Contest. (3 prizes)
Naga Raincaller Naga Raincaller
  • Japanese netcafe promotion (500 were given through lucky draw)
  • Taiwan region Nightfall preview event GM game winning prizes (250 were given)
  • Taiwan region Nightfall title contest prizes (61 were given)
  • Taiwan GW official blog lucky draw (10 prizes)
  • Brand the Bosses (2007) contest (1 awarded)
  • Europe: Uncommon miniature found in magazines across Europe. (100 prizes)
  • North America: Uncommon minature found in Mini Madness promotion (90 prizes)
Oni Oni
  • Japanese netcafe promotion (500 were given through lucky draw)
  • Taiwan region Nightfall title contest prizes (61 were given)
  • Taiwan GW official blog lucky draw (11 prizes)
  • Brand the Bosses (2007) contest
  • Europe: Uncommon miniature found in magazines across Europe. (100 prizes)
  • North America: Uncommon minature found in Mini Madness promotion (90 prizes)

1 The Black Moa Chick, the Brown Rabbit and the White Rabbit are the only Miniatures whose names do not start with Miniature because they are actual size.

2 The Miniature M.O.X. has a chance of appearing as his normal self, or one of his 5 Avatar Forms when doubleclicked.

3 In both France and Germany, two different magazines distributed codes for a Miniature Asura at different times: the May '07 Joystick and the November '07 PCJeux in France; and the May '07 PC Games and the October '07 GameStar Special in Germany. In both countries, if a player purchased both magazines, the extra code could be exchanged for a Miniature Destroyer.

Gaile Gray's Frogs[edit | edit source]

These are unique miniatures owned exclusively by Gaile Gray, given to her by the developer team in recognition of her long-time service as ArenaNet's Community Relations Manager.

Frog FrogHalloween FrogWintersday
The Frog
 
The Frog
(Halloween)
The Frog
(Wintersday)

Notes[edit | edit source]

Miniature/Birthday Doll with a name and level in an outpost.
Miniature Birthday Doll with a name and party icon in an outpost.
Shield assigned to Miniature Gwen.
  • There are currently 114 miniatures (not counting Gaile's frogs).
  • While the color of the miniature is indicative of its rarity within each annual series, the rarity does not always carry over to non-birthday present miniatures. Be sure to check current market conditions when buying or selling a miniature.
  • Some minipets make sounds whenever they are in an explorable area in PvE, eg. mini Jungle Troll.
  • Since the 2007 Canthan New Year Festival, birthday dolls have been seen in outposts with levels of their own, a party icon of anywhere from two to eight, and a name under the miniature itself.
  • Due to the massive duplication exploit of 2007, users who bought rare minis with duplicated items were banned. Therefore, many rare minis were deleted from the game permanently; it is unknown how many minipets were deleted from the game this way.
  • Of the 70 Miniatures available as birthday presents, 5 are Green, 10 are Gold, 15 are Purple, and 40 are White. This means someone trying to fill their Hall of Monuments will need to obtain at least 10 Miniatures that are not common.
  • Minis have been observed having drops assigned to them. The owner of the mini is able to pick up the drop.

External Links[edit | edit source]