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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.
Image: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

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

Miniatures can be acquired in many ways:

  • By opening a Birthday Present (see Drop rate/Birthday Present).
  • By opening a Collector's Edition Present.
    • Players who purchased the Collector's Edition of Guild Wars Factions or Nightfall received 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

Birthday Presents

Color First annual series Second annual series Third annual series Fourth annual series
Icon Name Icon Name Icon Name Icon Name
Green Bone Dragon Bone Dragon Gwen Gwen Mad King Thorn Mad King Thorn Eye of Janthir Eye of Janthir
Gold Prince Rurik Prince Rurik Lich Lord Lich Black Beast The Black Beast of Aaaaarrrrrrggghhh Dagnar Stonepate Dagnar Stonepate
Gold Shiro Tagachi Shiro Water Djinn Water Djinn White Rabbit White Rabbit1 Flame Djinn Flame Djinn
Purple Burning Titan Burning Titan Elf Elf Freezie Freezie Flowstone Elemental Flowstone Elemental
Purple Charr Shaman Charr Shaman Koss Koss Nornbear Nornbear Jora Jora
Purple Kirin Kirin PalawaJoko Palawa Joko Ooze Ooze Nian Nian
White Fungal Wallow Fungal Wallow Aatxe Aatxe Abyssal Abyssal Abomination Abomination
White Hydra Hydra Fire Imp Fire Imp Cave Spider Cave Spider Desert Griffon Desert Griffon
White Jade Armor Jade Armor Harpy Ranger Harpy Ranger Cloudtouched Simian Cloudtouched Simian Dredge Brute Dredge Brute
White Jungle Troll Jungle Troll Heket Warrior Heket Warrior Forest Minotaur Forest Minotaur Krait Neoss Krait Neoss
White Necrid Horseman Necrid Horseman Juggernaut Juggernaut Irukandji Irukandji Kveldulf Kveldulf
White Siege Turtle Siege Turtle Mandragor Imp Mandragor Imp Mursaat Mursaat Quetzal Sly Quetzal Sly
White Temple Guardian Temple Guardian Thorn Wolf Thorn Wolf Raptor Raptor Terrorweb Dryder Terrorweb Dryder
White Whiptail Devourer Whiptail Devourer Wind Rider Wind Rider Roaring Ether Roaring Ether Word of Madness Word of Madness

Other In-Game Sources

Icon Name Color Availability
Black Moa Chick Black Moa Chick1 Green
Dhuum Dhuum Green
Greased Lighting Greased Lightning Green
Mallyx Mallyx Green
Ghostly Hero Ghostly Hero Green
Gwen Doll Gwen Doll Green
Yakkington Yakkington Green
Brown Rabbit Brown Rabbit1 Gold
Pig Pig Gold
Celestial Pig Celestial Pig Gold
Celestial Rat Celestial Rat Gold
Celestial Ox Celestial Ox Gold
Polar Bear Polar Bear Gold
Smite Crawler Smite Crawler Gold

Other

Icon Name Color Availability
Kuunavang Kuunavang Green
  • Factions Collectors Edition
Varesh Varesh Ossa Green
  • Nightfall Collectors Edition
Vizu Vizu Green
Kanaxai Kanaxai Green
  • 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 Gold
Gray Giant Gray Giant Gold
Ceratadon Ceratadon Gold
  • Obtained by downloading the MMOZine #1. Only the first 40,000 people to download the magazine could obtain one.
Asura Asura Gold
Destroyer Destroyer of Flesh Gold
  • 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 keycode2
Shiroken Assassin Shiro'ken Assassin Gold
  • 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 Gold
  • 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 Gold
  • 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 Gold
  • 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 Purple
  • 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 Purple
  • 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 Purple
  • 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 Purple
  • 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 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

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

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.
  • 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.
  • There are currently 89 different Miniatures in existence, but only 86 are obtainable by players, as all three unique Frogs were given to Gaile Gray.
  • Minis have been observed having drops assigned to them. The owner of the mini is able to pick up the drop.

External Links

The color of the ◄ ► encasing a group of minis indicates their text color.
Facts about MiniatureRDF feed

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