Karka Hatchling

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Disambig icon.png This article is about the NPC. For the trophies required for completion of the Lion's Arch Exterminator achievement, see Karka Hatchling (trophy).

Karka Hatchlings spawn from Karka Eggs made by adult karka and attach themselves to your body.


Crystal Desert
Ring of Fire

Historical locations[edit]


Event involvement[edit]

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Bring karka eggs to Owain (80)
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Help Lionguard Demolitionist Varrv plant explosives in karka nests (80)
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Patrol with the Lionguard to secure the road (80)
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Protect the skritt from the attacking karka (80)
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Escort the disillusioned skritt to their new home (80)
Historical events
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[Group Event] Deal with invading karka and collect samples for Research Assistant Bardus (80)
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Drive the karka out of Garenhoff's harbor (19)
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Push farther inland with Inspector Kiel (80)
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[Group Event] Maneuver the ancient karka back toward its nesting grounds (80)

Combat abilities[edit]

  • Explodes
Stolen skills



  • Karka Hatchlings have a strong resemblance to headcrabs from the Half-Life series.