Miniatures are small replicas of different creatures and other NPCs found in Guild Wars. They are often referred to as miniature pets, mini-pets, 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.
Miniatures are "called 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 dismiss it, double-click the miniature icon again. If you summon another miniature or move to another location, the previously summoned miniature is automatically dismissed.
In every location, there is a maximum summon limit of 20 miniatures per district. Miniatures are silent in outposts and towns, but may make sound effects similar to the actual NPCs that they represent while in explorable areas.
 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 displayed 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.
 Birthday Presents
Characters reaching 24 months of age will receive an unopened second-year present in their inventory, which will contain one of the following miniatures:
Characters reaching 36 months of age will receive an unopened third-year present in their inventory, which will contain one of the following miniatures:
Characters reaching 48 months of age will receive an unopened fourth-year present in their inventory, which will contain one of the following miniatures:
Characters reaching 60 months of age will receive an unopened fifth-year present in their inventory, which will contain one of the following miniatures:
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):
 Special Edition
|Guild Wars Factions|
|Guild Wars Nightfall|
 In-game reward
 Always available
|Coffer of Whispers random reward|
|Cross-campaign scavenger hunt|
|Gift of the Traveler|
|Hall of Heroes random reward|
|Imperial Guard Lockbox|| Minister Reiko
Ecclesiate Xun Rao
|Peacekeepers (War in Kryta)||Peacekeeper Enforcer|
|White Mantle (War in Kryta)|| Confessor Dorian |
|Champion's Zaishen Strongbox||Guild Lord|
|Gladiator's Zaishen Strongbox||Ghostly Priest|
|Hero's Zaishen Strongbox||Rift Warden|
|Strategist's Zaishen Strongbox||High Priest Zhang|
 During special events only
|Canthan New Year1||
|Shing Jea Boardwalk events|
|Wintersday (since 2007)|
|Farewell to Gaile3|
- The year listed indicates the Canthan New Year event that provided the Lunar Fortunes that could drop that miniature.
- No longer awarded during Rollerbeetle Racing after Canthan New Year 2012.
- These miniatures were only given to Gaile Gray.
| San Diego Comic-Con 2007,
Indianapoilis Gen Con (2007),
and Penny Arcade Expo (2007),
European Magazine Promotions
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.
- 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 126 different miniatures in the game (40 white, 19 purple, 45 gold, and 22 green), including the 3 unique Frogs.
- Celestial miniatures, althoght made of light, cast a shadow below them.
 See also
- 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 glitch.
- 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.
|The Guild Wars 2 Wiki also has an article on Miniature.|