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Disambig icon.png This article is about the standard ambient creature. For other uses, see Rat (disambiguation).

Rats are small ambient creatures that can be found throughout Tyria. Killing them counts towards the Indiscriminate Slayer title, and in some areas even contribute towards specific renown hearts.


Crystal Desert
Heart of Maguuma
Horn of Maguuma
Maguuma Jungle
Maguuma Wastes
Ring of Fire
Ruins of Orr
Shiverpeak Mountains
The Mists

Story involvement[edit]

Personal story[edit]

Living World Season 2[edit]

Living World Season 3[edit]

Path of Fire story[edit]

Living World Season 4[edit]

The Icebrood Saga[edit]

Secrets of the Obscure[edit]

Heart involvement[edit]

Complete heart (map icon).png Help Scar Stripeclaw organize the wrecking yard (3)
Complete heart (map icon).png Help Lexi Price protect the trade route (7)
Complete heart (map icon).png Help the citizens of Beetletun maintain their town (13)
Complete heart (map icon).png Make sure the mining camp maintains productivity (27)
Complete heart (map icon).png Help Kelgg with the mine's troubles (28)
Complete heart (map icon).png Train with the Company (35)
Complete heart (map icon).png Fight the Mysterious Quaggan Affliction (53)
Complete heart (map icon).png Assist with maintenance at Tuyere Command Post (60)

Event involvement[edit]

Event dialogue (map icon).png A race is starting soon! (0)
Event star (tango icon).png Reach the finish line! (0)

Combat abilities[edit]

Stolen skills


  • Some rats found in the Crystal Desert maps are considerably larger than in most other locations. This is likely a homage to Jahai Rats, the ranger pet from the original Guild Wars.
  • Rat is one of the 12 zodiac animals celebrated during the Lunar New Year.