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* Miniatures exist of creatures from all [[campaign]]s, 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 exist of creatures from all [[campaign]]s, 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 and have no collision box.
 
* Miniatures cannot attack, nor do they have skills or special abilities. They cannot be targeted and have no collision box.
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* Miniatures count as an ally of the owner's party and can be affected by some [[Area of Effect|AoE]] effects, though do '''not''' count towards the [[Leadership]] bonus.
   
 
===[[Monument of Devotion]]===
 
===[[Monument of Devotion]]===

Revision as of 22:46, April 27, 2008

General

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).
  • 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 and have no collision box.
  • Miniatures count as an ally of the owner's party and can be affected by some AoE effects, though do not count towards the Leadership bonus.

Monument of Devotion

The miniatures a player has collected can be immortalized 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.
  • 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
Icon Name Icon Name Icon Name
Green MiniBoneDragonIcon Bone Dragon MiniGwenIcon Gwen MiniMadKingThornIcon Mad King Thorn
Gold MiniPrinceRurikIcon Prince Rurik MiniLichLordIcon Lich Lord MiniBlackBeastIcon The Black Beast of Arrgh
Gold MiniShiroIcon Shiro MiniWaterDjinnIcon Water Djinn MiniWhiteRabbitIcon White Rabbit
Purple MiniBurningTitanIcon Burning Titan MiniElfIcon Elf MiniFreezieIcon Freezie
Purple MiniCharrShamanIcon Charr Shaman MiniKossIcon Koss MiniNornbearIcon Nornbear
Purple MiniKirinIcon Kirin MiniPalawaJokoIcon Palawa Joko MiniOozeIcon Ooze
White MiniFungalWallowIcon Fungal Wallow MiniAatxeIcon Aatxe MiniAbyssalIcon Abyssal
White MiniHydraIcon Hydra MiniFireImpIcon Fire Imp MiniCaveSpiderIcon Armored Cave Spider
White MiniJadeArmorIcon Jade Armor File:MiniHarpyRanger.png Harpy Ranger MiniCloudtouchedSimianIcon Cloudtouched Simian
White MiniJungleTrollIcon Jungle Troll MiniHeketWarriorIcon Heket Warrior MiniForestMinotaurIcon Forest Minotaur
White MiniNecridHorsemanIcon Necrid Horseman MiniJuggernautIcon Juggernaut MiniIrukandjiIcon Irukandji
White MiniSiegeTurtleIcon Siege Turtle MiniMandragorImpIcon Mandragor Imp MiniMursaatIcon Mursaat
White MiniTempleGuardianIcon Temple Guardian MiniThornWolfIcon Thorn Wolf MiniRaptorIcon Raptor
White MiniWhiptailDevourerIcon Whiptail Devourer MiniWindRiderIcon Wind Rider MiniRoaringEtherIcon Roaring Ether

Other In-Game Sources

Inventory Image Name Color Availability
MiniBlackMoaChickIcon Black Moa Chick1 Green
  • Crafted
MiniGhostlyHeroIcon Ghostly Hero Green
MiniMallyxIcon Mallyx Green
MiniCelestialPigIcon Celestial Pig Gold
MiniCelestialRatIcon Celestial Rat Gold
MiniGreasedLightningIcon Greased Lightning Gold
MiniPigIcon Pig Gold
70px Polar Bear Gold

Other

Inventory Image Name Color Availability
MiniKanaxaiIcon 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.
MiniKuunavangIcon Kuunavang Green
  • Factions Collectors Edition
The Frog (miniature) The Frog Green
MiniVareshIcon Varesh Ossa Green
  • Nightfall Collectors Edition
MiniVizuIcon Vizu Green
MiniAsuraIcon Asura Gold
MiniCeratadonIcon Ceratadon Gold
  • Obtained by downloading the MMOZine #1. Only the first 40,000 people to download the magazine could obtain one.
MiniDestroyerIcon Destroyer of Flesh Gold
MiniGrayGiantIcon Gray Giant Gold
File:MiniIslandGuardianIcon.jpg 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.
MiniPandaIcon 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)
MiniShirokenAssassinIcon 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)
MiniZhedIcon 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)
MiniGrawlIcon Grawl Purple
MiniLonghairYetiIcon 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)
MiniNagaRaincallerIcon 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)
File:MiniOniIcon.jpg 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)
  • 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 is the only Miniature where the name doesn't start with Miniature.

2 In France, two magazines offered the mini Asura: Joystick in May and PCJeux in November. Similarly in Germany, the May issue of the PC Games magazine and the October GameStar Special both contained a code for an Asura. In both cases it was possible to exchange the extra code (if you possessed both) for a miniature Destroyer.

Notes

Dragondoll

Miniature/Birthday Doll with a name and level in an outpost.

Birthday Turtle Doll

Miniature Birthday Doll with a name and party icon in an outpost.

  • 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.

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