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== Notes ==
 
== Notes ==
[[Image:dragondoll.jpg|thumb|Miniature/Birthday Doll with a name and level in an outpost.]][[Image:Birthday Turtle Doll.jpg|thumb|Miniature Birthday Doll with a name and party icon in an outpost.]]
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[[Image:dragondoll.jpg|thumb|Miniature/Birthday Doll with a name and level in an outpost.]][[Image:Birthday Turtle Doll.jpg|thumb|Miniature Birthday Doll with a name and party icon in an outpost.]][[Image:GwenDrop.png|thumb|Shield assigned to Minature 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.
 
*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]].
 
*Some minipets make sounds whenever they are in an explorable area in PvE, eg. mini [[Jungle Troll]].
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*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.
 
*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 69 different Miniatures in existence, but only 67 are obtainable by players, as the only Frog and Halloween Frog were given to [[Gaile Gray]].
 
*There are currently 69 different Miniatures in existence, but only 67 are obtainable by players, as the only Frog and Halloween Frog were given to [[Gaile Gray]].
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*Minis have been observed having drops assigned to them. The owner of the mini is able to pick up the drop.
   
 
==External Links==
 
==External Links==

Revision as of 16:56, February 21, 2009

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).
  • 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 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.

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.
  • 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 Aaaaarrrrrrggghhh
Gold MiniShiroIcon Shiro MiniWaterDjinnIcon Water Djinn MiniWhiteRabbitIcon White Rabbit1
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 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

Icon Name Color Availability
MiniBlackMoaChickIcon Black Moa Chick1 Green
MiniMallyxIcon Mallyx Green
MiniGhostlyHeroIcon Ghostly Hero Green
MiniPigIcon Pig Gold
MiniCelestialPigIcon Celestial Pig Gold
MiniCelestialRatIcon Celestial Rat Gold
MiniCelestialOxIcon Celestial Ox Gold
MiniGreasedLightningIcon Greased Lightning Gold
70px Polar Bear Gold

Other

Icon Name Color Availability
MiniKuunavangIcon Kuunavang Green
  • Factions Collectors Edition
MiniVareshIcon Varesh Ossa Green
  • Nightfall Collectors Edition
MiniVizuIcon Vizu Green
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.
MiniFrogIcon The Frog Green
  • Not available to players. The Developer team gave Gaile Gray the only existing Frog miniature as a going-away present.
MiniFrogHalloweenIcon The Frog Green
  • Not available to players. The Developer team gave Gaile Gray the only existing Halloween Frog miniature.
MiniGrayGiantIcon Gray Giant Gold
MiniCeratadonIcon Ceratadon Gold
  • Obtained by downloading the MMOZine #1. Only the first 40,000 people to download the magazine could obtain one.
MiniAsuraIcon Asura Gold
MiniDestroyerIcon 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
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)
MiniIslandGuardianIcon 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)
MiniGrawlIcon 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)
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)
MiniOniIcon 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 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.

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.

GwenDrop

Shield assigned to Minature 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 69 different Miniatures in existence, but only 67 are obtainable by players, as the only Frog and Halloween Frog 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.

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