Moa

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Moas are a type of flightless bird found throughout Tyria. Rangers can charm the juvenile versions of some moas as terrestrial pets.

These flightless birds are capable of supporting the player and his or her party with squawks that do different things.[1]

A list of moa skills can be located here.

Types[edit]

Pets[edit]

Pet Power.png Precision.png Toughness.png Vitality.png Unique skill
Juvenile Black Moa 1374 1374 1374 3435
Dazing Screech.png
 Dazing Screech
Juvenile Blue Moa 1374 1374 1374 3435
Protecting Screech.png
 Protecting Screech
Juvenile Pink Moa 1374 1374 1374 3435
Dazing Screech.png
 Dazing Screech
Juvenile Red Moa 1374 1374 1374 3435
Furious Screech.png
 Furious Screech
Juvenile White Moa 1374 1374 1374 3435
Icy Screech.png
 Icy Screech

Notes[edit]

  • An asura or a sylvari ranger may choose a pet moa at the biography step during character creation.
  • A mesmer can use the skill, Polymorph Moa to turn enemies into these birds.
  • Moas sit down at night to rest / sleep.
    A Crimson Moa sitting on Phinney Ridge at night
  • Moas can also sometimes be seen swimming underwater.
    Pink Moas swimming underwater

Trivia[edit]

Gwwlogo.png The Guild Wars Wiki has an article on Moa Bird.
  • The moa's in-game grunt is a combination of the recorded noises from a walrus, a leopard, and a raven.[2]
  • The moa was a flightless bird native to present-day New Zealand, until it was hunted to extinction by the Māori people just over 600 years ago. There were 9 species, some larger than ostriches. Moas had hair-like feathers, no wings at all, long necks with small heads and beaks, and long thick legs. They ate plants.
  • The moas in Guild Wars 2 bear little resemblance to the extinct moas of New Zealand. Rather, they have much in common physically with an extinct family of flightless birds from South America, the Phorusrhacidae, or "terror birds". Unlike the moas in-game, terror birds were predatory and had smaller wings. The last members of the Phorusrhacidae family went extinct about 2 million years ago.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Interview: meet Guild Wars 2’s acrobatic Ranger, PC Gamer
  2. ^ Eric Flannum Fields Your Ranger Questions, ArenaNet blog