Riders are magical creatures that resemble a floating jellyfish with a thorny shell, multiple tentacles, spider-like eyes and a gaping mouth below the shell. They were first unleashed upon the earth by Sybitha, a power-mad mage mentioned in the quest The Ranger's Path.
Characteristics[edit | edit source]
Riders tend to be very fragile physically, but also tend to be lethal spell casters. With the exception of Smoke Walkers, all riders in the game are Mesmers and a pack of more then 3 will make any party think twice as they excel in interrupts, hexing, health degeneration or energy draining, or a combination of these techniques.
On the weakness side, keep in mind that Riders ...
- are fleshy creatures.
- are susceptible to all conditions, incl. bleeding, poison and disease.
- leave a corpse behind.
- are not undead.
- can be knocked down (despite floating).
Items dropped[edit | edit source]
Riders may drop the following loot (besides gold and various weapons and items):
Known Sub-Types[edit | edit source]
|Ascalon||7 Storm Rider||Stormy Eye|
|Maguuma Jungle||12/17 Wind Rider||Ancient Eye|
|Crystal Desert||20 Storm Kin||Shriveled Eye|
|Ring of Fire Islands||24 Breeze Keeper||Molten Eye|
(Fissure of Woe)
|24 Smoke Walker||Umbral Eye|