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Concept art by Doug Williams.

The jotun (pronounced JŌ-tun)[1] are a race of lesser giants with deformed-looking faces that are commonly encountered in the Far Shiverpeaks and the Depths of Tyria. They are also seen in the Verdant Cascades west of the Far Shiverpeaks. Wielding only the most rustic of weapons and dressed in crude loincloth, they do not seem possessed of much intelligence as the few who speak have poor grammar, much like the Yeti. At an unknown time in the past, the jotun were once a grand, wise and peaceful people – powerful, magical, and knowledgeable both in sorcery and natural philosophy – though now they are savages in their ancestor's citadels. The Norn and Dwarves are known to dislike the jotun, the former often hunting them for sport.

List of hostile NPCs[edit]

Region Type Name Trophy
Guild Wars Eye of the North
Depths of Tyria Ogre Warrior 24 (28) Jotun Skullsmasher
Necromancer 24 (28) Jotun Bloodcurdler
Mesmer 24 (28) Jotun Mindbreaker
Jotun Pelt
Depths of Tyria, Far Shiverpeaks, and Tarnished Coast Warrior 28 (30) Jotun Skullsmasher
Necromancer 28 (30) Jotun Bloodcurdler
Mesmer 28 (30) Jotun Bladeturner
Mesmer 28 (30) Jotun Mindbreaker



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  • The jötunn was a giant in Norse mythology, a member of a race of nature spirits with superhuman strength.


  1. ^ The Savage Pride of the Jotun, ArenaNet blog post