Skritt Burglar

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Skritt Burglars are female skritt that hide in a chest that appears randomly in certain locations.

When a player opens the chest, she will sometimes transform the player into an animal, which grants them an achievement, and the event Stop the skritt burglar before it escapes with the treasure will immediately start. Players must then defeat her to complete the event, but she will run around, avoiding combat, often leading players into hostile foes. When hit, she will sometimes drop loot bags that will stay on the ground for a while, so players can safely ignore them and focus on the event until the Skritt Burglar is defeated or escapes, then backtrack their steps to look for the loot bags and open them. These loot bags will have a distinctive purple glow so they can be easily noticed. If defeated, she will drop the big bag she carries around, which will have several items.


For a list of locations where the burglar's chest has been known to appear, see: Skritt Burglar/locations

The Skritt Burglar can be encountered in every region of Tyria except the Ruins of Orr. The animal you can get turned into, and thus the achievement you can get, depends on what region the burglar's chest appears in:

Combat abilities[edit]

  • Immune to crippling effects
  • The burglar throws a handful of projectile elixirs at random nearby enemies. Each elixir shatters the first time it comes into contact with a foe, morphing the target into a region-specific ambient creature for 5 seconds.
  • The burglar throws a handful of projectile elixirs at random nearby enemies. Each elixir shatters the first time it comes into contact with a foe, chilling and crippling the target for 5 seconds.
Stolen skills
1(Permanent. Cannot be removed. Grants immunity to freeze, petrify, knockdown, knockback, launch, stun, daze, float, sink, fear, immobilized, chilled, and crippled.)


Small Loot Bags (1-3)[edit]

  • 1 random piece of equipment of your character's level with CFine rarity or above.
  • Chance at the following:
Fine crafting materials
Fine Crafting Materials
Bones Claws Dust Fangs Scales Totems Venom Sacs Vials of Blood
Tier 1 Bone Chip.png Bone Chip Tiny Claw.png Tiny Claw Pile of Glittering Dust.png Pile of Glittering Dust Tiny Fang.png Tiny Fang Tiny Scale.png Tiny Scale Tiny Totem.png Tiny Totem Tiny Venom Sac.png Tiny Venom Sac Vial of Weak Blood.png Vial of Weak Blood
Tier 2 Bone Shard.png Bone Shard Small Claw.png Small Claw Pile of Shimmering Dust.png Pile of Shimmering Dust Small Fang.png Small Fang Small Scale.png Small Scale Small Totem.png Small Totem Small Venom Sac.png Small Venom Sac Vial of Thin Blood.png Vial of Thin Blood
Tier 3 Bone.png Bone Claw.png Claw Pile of Radiant Dust.png Pile of Radiant Dust Fang.png Fang Scale.png Scale Totem.png Totem Venom Sac.png Venom Sac Vial of Blood.png Vial of Blood
Tier 4 Heavy Bone.png Heavy Bone Sharp Claw.png Sharp Claw Pile of Luminous Dust.png Pile of Luminous Dust Sharp Fang.png Sharp Fang Smooth Scale.png Smooth Scale Engraved Totem.png Engraved Totem Full Venom Sac.png Full Venom Sac Vial of Thick Blood.png Vial of Thick Blood
Tier 5 Large Bone.png Large Bone Large Claw.png Large Claw Pile of Incandescent Dust.png Pile of Incandescent Dust Large Fang.png Large Fang Large Scale.png Large Scale Intricate Totem.png Intricate Totem Potent Venom Sac.png Potent Venom Sac Vial of Potent Blood.png Vial of Potent Blood
Tier 6 Ancient Bone.png Ancient Bone Vicious Claw.png Vicious Claw Pile of Crystalline Dust.png Pile of Crystalline Dust Vicious Fang.png Vicious Fang Armored Scale.png Armored Scale Elaborate Totem.png Elaborate Totem Powerful Venom Sac.png Powerful Venom Sac Vial of Powerful Blood.png Vial of Powerful Blood
Junk (1-4)
Tier 1 (Copper coin) Tier 2 (Copper coin) Tier 3 (16 Copper coin)
Brittle Bone.png Brittle Bone Crumbling Bone.png Crumbling Bone Porous Bone.png Porous Bone
Fin.png Fin Dorsal Fin.png Dorsal Fin Tail Fin.png Tail Fin
Pebble.png Pebble Gravel.png Gravel Stone.png Stone
Unidentifiable Object.png Seashell Shell.png Shell Spiral Shell.png Spiral Shell
Jar of Bees.png Bottle of Rum Jar of Bees.png Bottle of Whiskey Jar of Bees.png Bottle of Scotch

Large Loot Bag (1)[edit]


In The Silverwastes she transforms players into chickens, even though the zone is part of the Maguuma Wastes and not Kryta.
  • She's completely immune to all forms of crowd control, making it impossible for players to slow her down.
  • She will drop a small loot bag after for every 25% of health taken from her.
  • If she's defeated too quickly, she wont have enough time to drop all of her small loot bags.
  • She always drops 1 large loot bag when defeated.
  • The API currently lists 90 events of the Skritt Burglar.


You can increase your chances of getting achievements in following ways:

  • Equip ranged Basic quality weapon and lose all traits and sigils/runes that can apply any kind of damage over time condition (and if you can - lower your critical chance). You will hit Burglar many times more and your chance of getting transformed will get much higher.
  • Play in the morning when maps are much less populated. Opening the chest triggers the event and can attract some unaware players that will want to simply kill the Burglar.
  • Play in a party of 2-3 people and when looking for the Burglar's chests locate on different spawn points, (but on same map, when chest spawns you or your party won't have to load new map to teleport to chest). This will save you a lot of money, you won't need to teleport all the time to check all the spawn points.