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A menagerie of miniatures.

Double-click to take out or put away.

— In-game description

Miniatures are small replicas of different creatures and other NPCs found in Guild Wars. They are often referred to as miniature pets, minipets (by "Devotion"), or minis for short. They are not capable of attacking or interacting with other game elements in any way. They are mainly for show and are mostly used by ArenaNet as a means of rewarding a player's achievements or dedication to the game.

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[edit] Usage

Miniatures are "taken out" or summoned by double-clicking the miniature icon in your character's inventory. The miniature will appear and start to move around your character, running towards your character if he or she moves too far away. To "put away" or dismiss it, double-click the miniature icon again. If you summon another miniature or move to another instance, the previously summoned miniature is automatically dismissed.

In every instance, there is a maximum summon limit of 20 miniatures. Miniatures are silent in guild halls, outposts, and towns, but may make sound effects similar to the actual NPCs that they represent while not in a guild hall, outpost nor town.

[edit] Dedication and trading

Miniatures can be displayed in the "Devotion" monument in the Hall of Monuments. This dedication process is irreversible: once added to a character's monument, that particular mini cannot be undedicated or dedicated for any other character. However, dedicated minis can be traded to and summoned by other players.

Miniatures cannot be sold to merchants. Undedicated minis are generally in high demand, since players earn points at the Hall of Monuments Reward Calculator for each distinct mini they dedicate. Certain popular dedicated minis can also fetch high prices.

[edit] Acquisition

[edit] Birthday Presents

[edit] First

Characters reaching 12 months of age will receive an unopened Birthday Present in their inventory, which will contain one of the following miniatures:

White Purple Gold Green

Miniature Fungal Wallow.png Fungal Wallow
Miniature Hydra.png Hydra
Miniature Jade Armor.png Jade Armor
Miniature Jungle Troll.png Jungle Troll
Miniature Necrid Horseman.png Necrid Horseman
Miniature Siege Turtle.png Siege Turtle
Miniature Temple Guardian.png Temple Guardian
Miniature Whiptail Devourer.png Whiptail Devourer

Miniature Burning Titan.png Burning Titan
Miniature Charr Shaman.png Charr Shaman
Miniature Kirin.png Kirin

Miniature Prince Rurik.png Prince Rurik
Miniature Shiro.png Shiro

Miniature Bone Dragon.png Bone Dragon

[edit] Second

Characters reaching 24 months of age will receive an unopened second-year present in their inventory, which will contain one of the following miniatures:

White Purple Gold Green

Miniature Aatxe.png Aatxe
Miniature Fire Imp.png Fire Imp
Miniature Harpy Ranger.png Harpy Ranger
Miniature Heket Warrior.png Heket Warrior
Miniature Juggernaut.png Juggernaut
Miniature Mandragor Imp.png Mandragor Imp
Miniature Thorn Wolf.png Thorn Wolf
Miniature Wind Rider.png Wind Rider

Miniature Elf.png Elf
Miniature Koss.png Koss
Miniature Palawa Joko.png Palawa Joko

Miniature Lich.png Lich
Miniature Water Djinn.png Water Djinn

Miniature Gwen.png Gwen

[edit] Third

Characters reaching 36 months of age will receive an unopened third-year present in their inventory, which will contain one of the following miniatures:

White Purple Gold Green

Miniature Abyssal.png Abyssal
Miniature Cave Spider.png Cave Spider
Miniature Cloudtouched Simian.png Cloudtouched Simian
Miniature Forest Minotaur.png Forest Minotaur
Miniature Irukandji.png Irukandji
Miniature Mursaat.png Mursaat
Miniature Raptor.png Raptor
Miniature Roaring Ether.png Roaring Ether

Miniature Freezie.png Freezie
Miniature Nornbear.png Nornbear
Miniature Ooze.png Ooze

Miniature Black Beast of Aaaaarrrrrrggghhh.png Black Beast of Aaaaarrrrrrggghhh
White Rabbit.png White Rabbit

Miniature Mad King Thorn.png Mad King Thorn

[edit] Fourth

Characters reaching 48 months of age will receive an unopened fourth-year present in their inventory, which will contain one of the following miniatures:

White Purple Gold Green

Miniature Abomination.png Abomination
Miniature Desert Griffon.png Desert Griffon
Miniature Dredge Brute.png Dredge Brute
Miniature Krait Neoss.png Krait Neoss
Miniature Kveldulf.png Kveldulf
Miniature Quetzal Sly.png Quetzal Sly
Miniature Terrorweb Dryder.png Terrorweb Dryder
Miniature Word of Madness.png Word of Madness

Miniature Flowstone Elemental.png Flowstone Elemental
Miniature Jora.png Jora
Miniature Nian.png Nian

Miniature Dagnar Stonepate.png Dagnar Stonepate
Miniature Flame Djinn.png Flame Djinn

Miniature Eye of Janthir.png Eye of Janthir

[edit] Fifth

Character and miniature sizes were flipped as part of April Fools' Day 2010.

Characters reaching 60 months of age will receive an unopened fifth-year present in their inventory, which will contain one of the following miniatures:

White Purple Gold Green

Miniature Cobalt Scabara.png Cobalt Scabara
Miniature Fire Drake.png Fire Drake
Miniature Ophil Nahualli.png Ophil Nahualli
Miniature Scourge Manta.png Scourge Manta
Miniature Seer.png Seer
Miniature Shard Wolf.png Shard Wolf
Miniature Siege Devourer.png Siege Devourer
Miniature Summit Giant Herder.png Summit Giant Herder

Miniature Candysmith Marley.png Candysmith Marley
Miniature Oola.png Oola
Miniature Ventari.png Ventari

Miniature King Adelbern.png King Adelbern
Miniature Zhu Hanuku.png Zhu Hanuku

Miniature M.O.X..png M.O.X.

[edit] Seventh

Characters reaching 84 months of age will receive an unopened seventh-year present in their inventory, which will contain a Purple, Gold or Green miniature from any of the first five years of presents (first row) and several previously exclusive minis from other sources (second row):

Purple Gold Green

Miniature Burning Titan.png Burning Titan
Miniature Candysmith Marley.png Candysmith Marley
Miniature Charr Shaman.png Charr Shaman
Miniature Elf.png Elf
Miniature Flowstone Elemental.png Flowstone Elemental
Miniature Freezie.png Freezie
Miniature Jora.png Jora
Miniature Kirin.png Kirin
Miniature Koss.png Koss
Miniature Nian.png Nian
Miniature Nornbear.png Nornbear
Miniature Oola.png Oola
Miniature Ooze.png Ooze
Miniature Palawa Joko.png Palawa Joko
Miniature Ventari.png Ventari

Miniature Black Beast of Aaaaarrrrrrggghhh.png Black Beast of Aaaaarrrrrrggghhh
Miniature Dagnar Stonepate.png Dagnar Stonepate
Miniature Flame Djinn.png Flame Djinn
Miniature King Adelbern.png King Adelbern
Miniature Lich.png Lich
Miniature Prince Rurik.png Prince Rurik
Miniature Shiro.png Shiro
Miniature Water Djinn.png Water Djinn
White Rabbit.png White Rabbit
Miniature Zhu Hanuku.png Zhu Hanuku

Miniature Bone Dragon.png Bone Dragon
Miniature Eye of Janthir.png Eye of Janthir
Miniature Gwen.png Gwen
Miniature M.O.X..png M.O.X.
Miniature Mad King Thorn.png Mad King Thorn

Miniature Naga Raincaller.png Naga Raincaller
Miniature Oni.png Oni

Miniature Shiro'ken Assassin.png Shiro'ken Assassin
Miniature Zhed.png Zhed Shadowhoof

Miniature Vizu.png Vizu

[edit] Special edition

Collector's Edition Green
Guild Wars Factions

Miniature Kuunavang.png Kuunavang

Guild Wars Nightfall

Miniature Varesh.png Varesh Ossa

[edit] In-game reward

[edit] Always available

Acquisition method Gold Green
Coffer of Whispers random reward  

Miniature Mallyx.png Mallyx

Cross-campaign scavenger hunt

Black Moa Chick.png Black Moa Chick

Gift of the Traveler

Brown Rabbit (miniature).png Brown Rabbit

Gwen Doll.png Gwen Doll
Miniature Yakkington.png Yakkington

Hall of Heroes random reward  

Miniature Ghostly Hero.png Ghostly Hero

Imperial Guard Lockbox Miniature Minister Reiko.png Minister Reiko
Miniature Ecclesiate Xun Rao.png Ecclesiate Xun Rao
 
Peacekeepers (War in Kryta) Miniature Peacekeeper Enforcer.png Peacekeeper Enforcer
Royal Gift

Miniature Evennia.png Evennia
Miniature Livia.png Livia
Miniature Princess Salma.png Princess Salma

 
White Mantle (War in Kryta)   Miniature Confessor Dorian.png Confessor Dorian

Miniature Confessor Isaiah.png Confessor Isaiah

Champion's Zaishen Strongbox Miniature Guild Lord.png Guild Lord  
Gladiator's Zaishen Strongbox Miniature Ghostly Priest.png Ghostly Priest
Hero's Zaishen Strongbox Miniature Rift Warden.png Rift Warden
Strategist's Zaishen Strongbox Miniature High Priest Zhang.png High Priest Zhang
Underworld Chest

Miniature Smite Crawler.png Smite Crawler

Miniature Dhuum.png Dhuum

[edit] During special events only

Special event Gold Green
Canthan New Year

Miniature Pig.png Pig1
Miniature Celestial Pig.png Celestial Pig
Miniature Celestial Rat.png Celestial Rat
Miniature Celestial Ox.png Celestial Ox
Miniature Celestial Tiger.png Celestial Tiger
Miniature Celestial Rabbit.png Celestial Rabbit
Miniature Celestial Dragon.png Celestial Dragon
Miniature Celestial Snake.png Celestial Snake
Miniature Celestial Horse.png Celestial Horse
Miniature Celestial Sheep.png Celestial Sheep
Miniature Celestial Monkey.png Celestial Monkey
Miniature Celestial Rooster.png Celestial Rooster
Miniature Celestial Dog.png Celestial Dog

Miniature Greased Lightning.png Greased Lightning2

Shing Jea Boardwalk events (since 2013)

Miniature World-Famous Racing Beetle.png World-Famous Racing Beetle

 
Wayfarer's Reverie (since 2013)

Miniature Legionnaire.png Legionnaire

 
Wintersday (since 2007)

Miniature Polar Bear.png Polar Bear

 
Farewell to Gaile3  

The Frog (miniature).png The Frog
The Frog (Halloween).png The Frog [Halloween]
The Frog (Wintersday).png The Frog [Wintersday]

  1. Only awarded during Canthan New Year 2007.
  2. No longer awarded during Rollerbeetle Racing after Canthan New Year 2012.
  3. These miniatures were only given to Gaile Gray.

[edit] Promotional

Acquisition method Purple Gold
PC Gamer  

Miniature Asura.png Asura
Miniature Destroyer of Flesh.png Destroyer of Flesh
Miniature Gray Giant.png Gray Giant

San Diego Comic-Con 2007,
Indianapoilis Gen Con (2007),
and Penny Arcade Expo (2007),
European Magazine Promotions

Miniature Grawl.png Grawl

 
MMOZine  

Miniature Ceratadon.png Ceratadon

[edit] Miscellaneous

A selected miniature.

These are miniatures that are obtained as part of championships, official contests, as promotional miniatures in the Taiwan and Japan territories, and as promotional magazine giveaways in the European region. The Naga Raincaller, Oni, Shiro'ken Assassin, Zhed Shadowhoof, and Vizu miniatures were also made available in seventh-year Birthday Presents.

Purple Gold Green

Miniature Longhair Yeti.png Longhair Yeti
Miniature Naga Raincaller.png Naga Raincaller
Miniature Oni.png Oni

Miniature Island Guardian.png Island Guardian
Miniature Mad King's Guard.png Mad King's Guard
Miniature Panda.png Panda
Miniature Shiro'ken Assassin.png Shiro'ken Assassin
Miniature Zhed.png Zhed Shadowhoof

Miniature Kanaxai.png Kanaxai
Miniature Vizu.png Vizu

[edit] Notes

A dead miniature.
  • The game treats miniatures as allies:
  • Miniatures have been observed to have drops assigned to them; however, the owner of the mini is still able to pick up the drop. (Sources: Image & discussion.)
  • There are currently 127 different miniatures in the game (40 white, 19 purple, 46 gold, and 22 green), including the 3 unique Frogs.
  • Celestial miniatures, although made of light, cast a shadow below them.
Bug Bug.On rare occasions, you will be able to see a miniature's level or party size next to its name. The mini can also be selectable, like a creature; its name will appear as "Collectors [sic] Edition <Miniature name> Doll", "Birthday <Miniature name> Doll", or (for newer minis) "Miniature <Miniature name>".

[edit] See also

A miniature check list (complete as of February 2013).

[edit] Trivia

  • Before the October 12th, 2007 update, miniatures would die if hit by a snow ball or boulder.
  • Many high-end miniatures are no longer in circulation, as they belonged to accounts that have been permanently banned.
  • Hours before the first year miniatures were due to be released, all newly created characters spawned with a miniature. The game was rolled back an hour later, after many exploited this bug.
  • New birthday miniatures were introduced near the first five anniversaries since the game's release: April 27th, 2007; April 25th, 2008; April 26th, 2009; and April 23rd, 2010.
Gw2logo.png The Guild Wars 2 Wiki also has an article on Miniature.

Miniatures (gallery)
Fungal WallowHydraJade ArmorJungle TrollNecrid HorsemanSiege TurtleTemple GuardianWhiptail Devourer
Burning TitanCharr ShamanKirinPrince RurikShiroBone Dragon
AatxeFire ImpHeket WarriorJuggernautMandragor ImpHarpy RangerThorn WolfWind Rider
ElfKossPalawa JokoLichWater DjinnGwen
AbyssalCave SpiderCloudtouched SimianForest MinotaurIrukandjiMursaatRaptorRoaring Ether
FreezieNornbearOozeBlack Beast of AaaaarrrrrrggghhhWhite RabbitMad King Thorn
AbominationDesert GriffonDredge BruteKrait NeossKveldulfQuetzal SlyTerrorweb DryderWord of Madness
Flowstone ElementalJoraNianDagnar StonepateFlame DjinnEye of Janthir
Cobalt ScabaraFire DrakeOphil NahualliScourge MantaSeerShard WolfSiege DevourerSummit Giant Herder
Candysmith MarleyOolaVentariKing AdelbernZhu HanukuM.O.X.
In-game Black Moa ChickBrown RabbitCelestial DogCelestial DragonCelestial HorseCelestial MonkeyCelestial OxCelestial PigCelestial RabbitCelestial RatCelestial RoosterCelestial SheepCelestial SnakeCelestial TigerConfessor DorianConfessor IsaiahDhuumEcclesiate Xun RaoEvenniaGhostly HeroGhostly PriestGreased LightningGuild LordGwen DollHigh Priest ZhangLegionnaireLiviaMallyxPeacekeeper EnforcerPigPolar BearPrincess SalmaMinister ReikoRift WardenSmite CrawlerWorld-Famous Racing BeetleYakkington
Others AsuraCeratadonDestroyer of FleshGrawlGray GiantIsland GuardianKanaxaiKuunavangLonghair YetiMad King's GuardNaga RaincallerOniPandaShiro'ken AssassinThe Frog (Halloween | Wintersday)VareshVizuZhed
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