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Affiliation Canthans
Type Human
Profession Assassin Assassin
Service Henchman
Level(s) 10 (20), 20
Campaigns Factions
Eye of the North

Panaku is one of the Assassin instructors in the Shing Jea Monastery, working under Headmaster Lee to teach young assassins. Unlike his co-worker Jinzo, Panaku enjoys his work and killing, often mocking his prey and talking of how he enjoys the fear and pain shown in his victims. He has a tendency to get his students to help him on his hired jobs as an assassin, including when he took the player character to assassinate Swift Honorclaw during Dual Strike, a job he was hired for by Dao Weng. According to Master Togo, Panaku is "extremely gifted" when it comes to solving puzzle-based trap systems.

By the end of Factions, Panaku expresses acknowledgement of his past crimes and sins, and the wish to redeem himself before death. Though when encountered in The Norn Fighting Tournament, he seems to have fallen back in his old ways.


Eye of the North



Quests given:

Quests involved in:




Monastery Overlook, Kinya Province and Jaya Bluffs
Raisu Palace


The Norn Fighting Tournament

15 Dagger Mastery


  • Seeping Wound has a high energy cost.


Panjiang Peninsula (to assassin characters):

"Assassins are the great hunters of the world! It is our duty to kill those caught in the web of evil, just as the spider kills the fly. You will learn to revel in the kill, as I do... to watch carefully as the soul flees the body and the animal fear in your victim's eyes turns to blank emptiness. I remember the eyes of every person I have killed.
What shall I teach you first?"

Panjiang Peninsula (to Factions non-assassin characters):

"You have the eyes of a rabbit. You had better find your headmaster, rabbit, before the wolf finds you."

Panjiang Peninsula (to non-Factions characters):

"I am afraid I cannot help you. You are not a student here. And do not bother trying to become one...that honor is reserved for Canthans."

Monastery Overlook:

"Now is not the time to talk. Please concentrate on your studies."

Jaya Bluffs:

"Be very, very quiet. I am stalking prey...."

Zen Daijun mission outpost:

"There is only one way that I know of to contain a plague. Quarantine those who are sick and kill them all. If only Master Togo would listen to me I'd be happy to do the dirty work for him. What do you want?"

Kaineng City towns and outposts:

"I find I take little pleasure out of killing these creatures of the plague. They do not scream for help or even look surprised when my daggers slice them open. They come to me expecting death. It would seem they are more intelligent than some think.
What do you want?"

The Jade Sea towns and outposts:

"Would you like some help stalking your prey, my friend? Just say the word; my daggers are always ready when there's important work to be done.
What do you want?"

Raisu Palace mission:

"I have seen the error of my old ways, <character name>. Perhaps in offering my life to save the emperor, I will gain absolution in the Underworld."
Ask Shall I come with you and help save the emperor?
"Shall I join you on this noble mission to save the emperor? Once you decide to bring me along, you cannot change your mind."
Yes Accept
"I will watch your back."
No Decline

Divine Path:

"Have I done enough to make up for my past? What do you think?"

The Norn Fighting Tournament:

"There was more profit in a loss for me...this time."


Shing Jea Island
"If I don't kill something soon, there is going to be trouble."
"The life of an Assassin is one of isolation and loneliness. Don't let those other fools who speak of the job as necessary and part of the balance, people will hate you and fear you when they realize what you truely are." [sic]
Kaineng City
"I didn't come along to stand around, there is killing to be done."
"If we don't kill something soon, I may have to go find something to kill on my own."
"When you kill, look into the eyes of those you finish. You will remember them forever."

Battle quotes[edit]

"Come back, I want to watch you bleed!"
"Come closer, little lamb. The wolf is hungry."
"It's a rare opportunity to see an artist at work. Cherish it, while you can!"
"Let's open you up and see what makes you tick!"
"Ooh. That one gave me chills."
"Scream like you mean it!"
"This is my favorite part!"
"When you hear my footsteps, it's already too late."
"Why must they always die so quickly?"
"Your life is forfeit!"



Gw2logo.png The Guild Wars 2 Wiki has an article on Panaku.
  • His henchmen skill sets were changed in the October 22, 2009 update. As an ally in Raisu Palace, he uses the "Canthan mainland" henchmen skill set prior to that update.
  • His Jaya Bluffs dialogue is similar to Elmer Fudd's signature catchphrase, "Be vewy vewy quiet, I'm hunting wabbits".

Factions henchmen
Warrior DevonaLukasSeaguard EliTalon Silverwing  Ranger AidanAuroraDaemanYuunZho  Monk DanikaJameiRedemptor KarlSeaguard GitaSister TaiTaya  Necromancer BrutusEveSheenaSu  Mesmer Erys VasburgLo ShaSeaguard Hala  Elementalist ArgoCynnHeadmaster VhangKai YingKisai  Assassin EmiMaiNikaPanaku  Ritualist AesonChiyoProfessor Gai