Dust Mite Twister

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Dust Mite Twisters are elemental creatures that resemble dust devils which can be found in arid regions throughout Tyria. They appear to represent the elements of both earth and air.


Crystal Desert
Maguuma Wastes
Heart of Maguuma

Story involvement[edit]

Living World Season 2[edit]

Living World Season 4[edit]

Event involvement[edit]

Event star (tango icon).png Protect the Maguuma Shaman as she casts a spell to cleanse the oasis (80)
Event swords (tango icon).png Cull the encroaching dust mites threatening the Zephyrites (80)
Event shield (tango icon).png Escort Haze to safety (80)
Event shield (tango icon).png Protect Researcher Eway while he examines inert dust mites (80)
Event collect (tango icon).png Help Talib recover his escaped sand shark pups (80)

Combat abilities[edit]

  • Launches (see notes)
  • Twister - Permanent point-blank area of effect aura that pulses every 2 seconds, damaging foes and inflicting 3 stacks of Bleeding.png Bleeding for 2 seconds with each pulse. 100 range.
  • Twister - Point-blank area of effect attack that Knockback.png knocks back and inflicts 3 stacks of Bleeding.png Bleeding for 2 seconds. 100 radius.
  • Tornado Tornado - The elemental sends out 1-2 ground-based1 projectile gusts, each one damaging and Knockback.png knocking back the first enemy hit.
Stolen skills
1Ground-based projectiles can be jumped over and can't change elevations, making them easy to avoid.


Name Type Rarity Quantity
Charged Lodestone.png Charged Lodestone Crafting material Exotic 1
Onyx Lodestone.png Onyx Lodestone Crafting material Exotic 1
Opal Crystal.png Opal Crystal Crafting material Masterwork 1
Opal Shard.png Opal Shard Crafting material Fine 1
Pile of Crystalline Dust.png Pile of Crystalline Dust Crafting material Rare 1
Pile of Incandescent Dust.png Pile of Incandescent Dust Crafting material Fine 1
Burning Ember.png Pile of Silky Sand Gizmo, Crafting material Basic 1-5
Shocking Crystal.png Shocking Crystal Trophy Junk 1-2
Pile of Coarse Sand.png Pile of Coarse Sand
(only drops in Crystal Desert)
Crafting material Fine 1


The twister has "Launches" listed as an ability, but it's actually only capable of knocking back.