Giant Beetle

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Giant Beetles are a type of insect found in the Maguuma regions. They have an impenetrable shell that leaves them vulnerable only to attacks from the front. In the Heart of Maguuma region, they are part of teams comprised of Followers of Zintl, and are often used as mounts by Zintl Cavaliers.


Crystal Desert
Heart of Maguuma
Maguuma Wastes
Ring of Fire
The Mists

Story involvement[edit]

Heart of Thorns story[edit]

Event involvement[edit]

Event collect (tango icon).png Gather insect parts from nearby beetles (80)
Event shield (tango icon).png Help Itzel Hunters defeat creatures. Keep Itzel Hunters alive (80)
Rift (map icon).png Repel the Branded invasion and close the rifts (80)

Combat abilities[edit]

  • Charges
  • Vulnerable from the Front
  • Bite - Melee auto-attack that cleaves. 200 range.
  • Trample - The beetle charges at its target, dealing damage and Knockdown.png knocking down in a point-blank area of effect as it travels. At the end of the charge enemies in front of the beetle are Launch.png launched over the beetle. 1.75 second cast time. 15 second recharge. 1000 range.
Stolen skills


Name Type Rarity Quantity
Grub Remains.png Beetle Remains
(only drops if the Gather insect parts from nearby beetles event is active)
(only drops in Challenger Cliffs)
Event item, Trophy Basic 1
Glob of Globby Gloop.png Glob of Globby Gloop Trophy Junk 1
Potent Venom Sac.png Potent Venom Sac Crafting material Fine 1


  • Control effects will flip the Beetle upside-down, leaving it vulnerable to damage from any direction.