User:Greener/Sandbox/Animals and Beasts

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Note, I'm only creating this because I can't find the paper I was working on earlier

'tis only a scratch pad.


  • Infobox:
    • Affiliation may not always be possible. (Can lore used to satisfy this infobox slot if mechanics cannot be discovered?)
    • Type should fit mechanics as much as possible. Category:NPCs by type
  • Other tags
    • Mainly to satisfy organization by lore, aka Category:Species <-- should be renamed?
      • Category:Species to hold the lore articles as well as the lore-type subcategories.


  • According to a wiki'er, according to devs, all creatures can have 1 or 0 type and affiliation each, none can have 2 or more.


Greener's version (updated)[edit]

  • Using "Typeless" as a temporary catch-all while we wait for further details. It's a more inclusive word than Animal.
  • Using "beast" as a term for those affected by Monster Hunt
  • Avoiding the use of Category:Animals
NPC Type (mechanic) Species (lore) Affiliation
Black Moa Charmable animal Moa wildlife?
Festive Moa Typeless Moa wildlife/event
Moa Bird (collector) Typeless Moa event
Kidnapped Reindeer Typeless Reindeer wildlife/event
Tusked Howler beast wildlife
Ntouka Bird beast wildlife
Rampaging Ntouka beast wildlife
Cobalt Mokele beast Cobalt wildlife
Skree Griffon Harpy
Skree Griffin Harpy
Skree Raider Harpy
Harpy Mother (ranger) Harpy
Blessed Griffon Typeless Griffon wildlife?
Scourge Vaettir Nightmare wildlife?
Abyssal Nightmare Shadow army
Shadow Warrior Nightmare Shadow army
Charged Blackness Nightmare Undead army
Ravager Nightmare wildlife?
Necrid Horseman Zombie Undead
Shambling Horror Minion
Enslaved Ettin Ogre Ettin Stone Summit
Gypsie Ettin Ogre Ettin
Red Yeti Ogre Yeti
Forge Master Ogre Jotun
Essence of Turtle Celestial
Celestial Rat Celestial event
Celestial Rat (summon) Celestial
Avatar of Kormir Avatar appropriate god
Mad King's Guard Candy Corn creature (?)
Aloe Seed Plant Sprout wildlife
Pinesoul Plant Tree wildlife
Murmuring Thornbrush Plant Bush wildlife
Stormseed Jacaranda Plant Bush wildlife
Dragon Moss Plant Bush wildlife
Cave Ayahuasca Plant Bush wildlife
Enchanted Brambles Plant Bush wildlife
Uprooted Malice Plant Guardian Urgoz
Kurzick Juggernaut Plant Juggernaut Kurzick
Fungal Spore Plant Growth wildlife
Parasitic Growth Plant Growth wildlife
Nettle Seedling Plant Growth wildlife
Blue Tongue Heket Heket
Hylek Nahualli Heket (Hylek) Hylek
Agari Nahualli Heket Hylek Agari
Ophil Nahualli Heket Hylek Ophil
Gokir Nahualli Heket Hylek Gokir
Cryptwing Incubus Incubus
Need further testing
Pain Hungry Gaki Gaki/Typeless Gaki? wildlife?
Tar Behemoth Typeless Behemoth wildlife?
Snow Wurm Typeless Worm/Wurm wildlife?
Hopping Vampire Typeless Vampire? Urgoz
Thought Stealer Typeless Vampire? Urgoz
  1. Ogre-type. Ettins, Yeti, Jotun = lore
  2. Gaki. May be a type of their own. Seem like social creatures, so not wildlife
  3. "Candy corn creature" may work as lore.
  4. Typeless. We'll have to ensure that where this is used, an appropriate Species or at least affiliation is given so that creatures are not without some categorization.
    1. Curious: Does Edge of Extinction only work by checking type? If true, then any Typeless affected by it must have a type, no?
  5. Plants are quite varied. Not sure if we need all of the currently used lore-separators
  6. Heket. All froggies are type-Heket. All EotN are species-Hylek, with affiliation appropriate to tribe (how else could they drop Juicy Heket Legs and still attack each other from a programmers side?).
  7. Incubi may share the same type as NPCs from other campaigns, but we would have no way to properly test.
  8. I doubt minions are affiliated with the undead, per the known use of the undead affiliation. They definitely share a type with other minions.

Creature type, Affiliation, Species[edit]

Note: This is here to create a list and definitive definition for the three primary classifications of NPCs. Key:

  • "Confirmed" - Outright stated to be correct by a dev or mechanics.
  • "Unknown" - likely but not proven; will mostly contain unofficial terms
  • "Iffy" - unlikely and questionable
  • "Wrong" - self-explanatory

Creature type[edit]

See User_talk:Andrew_McLeod/Species#Family

The confirmed The unknown The iffy The wrong
  • "Candy Corn creatures" (unknown name, confirmed uniqueness)
  • "Null" (term used by Andrew McLeod to denote a no-family NPC)
  • Animal ("All charmable animals belong to the same family"; "Yule Deer and Winter Moas are animals", but are not charmable - are the two the same or different?)
  • Arachnid
  • Beast (Officially called "great beasts" - also, by the sounds of what Andrew talks about, it doesn't contain anything from Prophecies or Factions, meaning that Rogue Bull is wrong, and that the Sickened animals were wrong when placed here.)
  • Behemoths ("The Behemoths have their own family" - in relation to NF behemoths; "The Behemoth's in Nightfall do indeed use the same family as the ones in prophecies and in the Underworld.")
  • Centaur
  • Charr (post-Prophecies charr only - need to check new HM Only Titan quest charr if possible)
  • Demon
  • Devourer
  • Dragon
  • Dredge
  • Dwarf
  • Elemental
  • Ghost (incorrectly lists some Phantoms as ghosts - "Smoke Phantoms have their own family")
  • Giant
  • Griffon
  • Harpy
  • Heket
  • Human
  • Incubus ("The Incubi are their own family")
  • Insect
  • Minotaur (includes "Berserkers" - "Berserking Minotaurs, Wendigos, etc. all belong to the Minotaur family.")
  • Mummy
  • Nightmare
  • Ogre
  • Phantoms ("Smoke Phantoms have their own family")
  • Plant
  • Skeleton
  • Snowman
  • Spirit
  • Tengu
  • Troll
  • Zombie
  • Afflicted
  • Asura
  • Destroyer
  • Dinosaur
  • Dolyak
  • Dryder
  • Fleshreaver
  • Forgotten
  • Gargoyle
  • Grawl
  • Hydra
  • Imp
  • Jelly
  • Kappa
  • Kirin
  • Krait
  • Kraken
  • Leviathan (species) (unofficial term)
  • Mandragor
  • Mantid
  • Mursaat
  • Naga
  • Norn
  • Rider (unofficial term)
  • Scarab (we sure this is different from "Insect?")
  • Seer
  • Shiro'ken
  • Skale
  • Wallow
  • Warden
  • Worm (may be same as Wurm?)
  • Wurm (may be same as Worm?)
  • Abomination (Unofficial term; may be zombie?)
  • Aircraft (unofficial term)
  • Avatar (unofficial term for mechanics (may be ghost?))
  • Celestial (unofficial term for mechanics (may be ghost?))
  • Drinker (unofficial term)
  • Enchanted armor (unofficial term)
  • Enchanted weapon (unofficial term)
  • Envoy (questionable - Emily put Envoy for most of the articles, but Shiro as an Envoy is a Demon)
  • Facet (unofficial term (may be ghost?))
  • Fish (unofficial term)
  • Gaki (unofficial term)
  • Golem (Asuran construct) (unofficial term in mechanics)
  • Practice targets (unofficial term - I think this may be the same as "Aircraft" and other non-living allied NPCs (shrines in DotA Wintersday maps, for instance - are we sure Vanguard Helmet is a spirit?, I'm confused for some "non-living NPCs"...)
  • Skelk (unofficial term)
  • Stone guardian (unofficial term)
  • Vampire (unofficial term)
  • Vermin (unofficial term)
  • Minion (An affiliation, not type)
  • Vanguard foes (An affiliation, not a type; should be fixed but might have missed some)


See User_talk:Andrew_McLeod/Species#Army

The confirmed The unknown The iffy The wrong


  • Ascalon wildlife
  • Charr Homelands wildlife
  • Crystal Desert wildlife
  • Depths of Tyria wildlife
  • Echovald Forest wildlife
  • Far Shiverpeaks wildlife
  • Istan wildlife
  • Kaineng City wildlife
  • Kourna wildlife
  • Kryta wildlife
  • Maguuma Jungle wildlife
  • Presearing wildlife
  • Ring of Fire Islands wildlife
  • Realm of Torment wildlife (missing?)
  • Shing Jea Island wildlife
  • Shiverpeak Mountains wildlife
  • Tarnished Coast wildlife
  • The Desolation wildlife
  • The Jade Sea wildlife
  • Vabbi wildlife
  • Sorrow's Furnace army (Includes Grenth's Footprint foes? - "All of the creatures in the Sorrow's Furnace update belong to that army")
  • The Underworld army
  • The Fissure of Woe army
  • Tomb of the Primeval Kings army (Confirmed to have its own army but uses UW foes as well (confirmed via regen in HM) - allied armies?)
  • Slavers' Exile army
  • Urgoz's army (Urgoz's Warren)
  • Kanaxai's army (the Deep)
  • Domain of Anguish army
  • Ascalon Army
  • Binding ritual spirit ("There is also a separate army for ranger and ritualist spirits." - incorrectly documented as "not specified")
  • Charr
  • Corsair
  • Crimson Skull
  • Nature ritual spirit ("There is also a separate army for ranger and ritualist spirits." - incorrectly documented as "not specified")
  • Order of Whispers
  • Order of the Sunspears
  • Shining Blade
  • Titan
  • Undead
  • White Mantle
  • Agari
  • Am Fah
  • Angchu
  • Bandits
  • Canthan Guard (if correct, needs its own page)
  • Deldrimor (most likely correct, may also be same as generic allied army of Shiverpeak Mountains)
  • Destroyer
  • Ebon Vanguard
  • Eternal (Wrong to a degree; For FoW, lore only - for others, unknown)
  • Gokir
  • Hylek
  • Jade Brotherhood
  • Kournan military (unofficial term)
  • Kurzick
  • Lionguard
  • Luxon
  • Margonite
  • Ophil
  • Outcast
  • Peacekeepers (May be bandit?)
  • Quetzal
  • Sensali
  • Shadow Army (Incorrect - some NPCs are of FoW army, others of DoA army, what's the third group (RoT regulars)?)
  • Shiro's army (unofficial term)
  • Torment creature
  • Vabbian (unofficial term)
  • Vabbian military (unofficial term)
  • Xunlai Guild
  • Zaishen Order
  • 1,000 Daggers (questionable due to size)
  • Ascalon Vanguard (Possibly part of Ascalon Army mechanically)
  • Avicara (Questionable as "Losaru" isn't a mechanical affiliation based on what Andrew said)
  • Brotherhood of the Dragon (questionable due to size)
  • Caromi (Questionable as "Losaru" isn't a mechanical affiliation based on what Andrew said)
  • Celestial Ministry (questionable due to size)
  • Dejarin family (unlikely to be a mechanical affiliation - NPCs likely part of generic allied army of Kourna, excluding Koss)
  • Fierce Warband (may not be an affiliation - NPCs could be of generic allied army of Charr Homelands)
  • Flaming Scepter (may not be an affiliation?)
  • Imperial Guard (may not be a mechanical affiliation?)
  • Krytan Army (unofficial term)
  • Nightmare Horde (non-existent in mechanics?)
  • Obsidian Flames (unofficial term in mechanics - may not exist and NPCs are of generic allied Kaineng City army)
  • Pink Day in LA (unofficial term; may be generic allied army for Kryta)
  • Shadow Blades (unofficial term in mechanics - likely doesn't exist and NPCs are of another army (generic or Am Fah?))
  • Shauben (unofficial term in mechanics - likely doesn't exist and NPCs are of the allied generic army for Istan)
  • Stone guardian (in one category, marked as type; in another, marked as affiliation - incorrectly categorized in one of them)
  • The Oddbodies (unofficial term - likely non-existent and is of the allied generic army of the RoT)
  • Northern Shiverpeak Mountains wildlife (needs merging - "The creatures in the shiverpeaks use the same armies for the northern and southern regions. ")
  • Southern Shiverpeak Mountains wildlife (needs merging - "The creatures in the shiverpeaks use the same armies for the northern and southern regions. ")
  • Losaru (stated by Andrew that desert centaurs are of the generic army; non-existent in mechanics)
  • Minion (currently incorrectly documented as creature type; "There is a Minion army for summoned necromancer minions.")
  • Servants of Grenth (unofficial term; is the generic allied army of UW)
  • Skeletal Army (Not an affiliation, all NPCs are part of the FoW army - should be deleted?)


Lore classification of a w:species.

Separation For Length
  • Asura
  • Centaur
  • Charr
  • Dredge
  • Dwarf
  • Forgotten
  • Grawl
  • Harpy
  • Human
  • Mursaat
  • Naga
  • Norn
  • Seer
  • Tengu
  • Behemoth
  • Demon
  • Devourer
  • Dinosaur
  • Dolyak
  • Dragon
  • Dryder
  • Ettin
  • Fish
  • Giant
  • Griffon
  • Hydra
  • Imp
  • Insect
  • Ooze
  • Jotun
  • Kraken
  • Leviathan
  • Mantid
  • Minotaur
  • Plant
  • Scarab
  • Simian
  • Skale
  • Vermin
  • Worm
  • Wurm (same as worm?)
  • Yeti
  • Giganticus Lupicus
  • Turtle
  • Snow beast
  • Wallow
  • <charmable animals>
  • Elder Dragon