Ridgeback Skale

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Ridgeback Skale

Ridgeback Skales are skale commonly found in or near bodies of water throughout Tyria.


Crystal Desert
Maguuma Jungle
Shiverpeak Mountains
The Mists

Historical location[edit]

Story involvement[edit]

Personal story[edit]

Heart involvement[edit]

Complete heart (map icon).png Help Harvester Mavad manage the kelp harvest (7)
Complete heart (map icon).png Help Matlal collect truffles for her starving tribe (22)
Complete heart (map icon).png Teach quaggans how to raise crabs (46)
Complete heart (map icon).png Fight the Mysterious Quaggan Affliction (53)
Complete heart (map icon).png Secure the area around Dryground Village (62)

Combat abilities[edit]

  • Regenerates Health
  • Skale passively gain Regeneration.png Regeneration for 9 seconds the first time one of the following occurs: they spawn, they attack a foe while damaged, or they've been in combat for at least 10 seconds. This boon is automatically reapplied every 9 seconds while the skale remains in combat.


  • Slash - Melee auto-attack.
  • Jab - Melee attack that deals additional damage.
  • Devour - The skale leaps to its target, dealing damage and inflicting Knockdown.png Knockdown for 4 second on arrival. It then channels for 1 second, striking out at foes in a frontal area of effect every half second. Each time this skill damages a foe, the duration of the skale's innate Regeneration.png Regeneration boon is increased by 5 seconds. 2 second cast time.


  • Slash - Melee auto-attack.
  • Smack - Melee attack that inflicts a short Knockback.png Knockback.
Stolen skills


Name Type Rarity Quantity Creature level
Egg.png Egg Crafting material Basic 1 4-80
Vial of Weak Blood.png Vial of Weak Blood Crafting material Fine 1 4
Vial of Thin Blood.png Vial of Thin Blood Crafting material Fine 1 22, 33
Vial of Blood.png Vial of Blood Crafting material Fine 1 33-34, 46
Vial of Potent Blood.png Vial of Potent Blood Crafting material Fine 1 63
Vial of Thick Blood.png Vial of Thick Blood Crafting material Fine 1 46, 63
Tattered Hide.png Tattered Hide Salvage item Basic 1 4
Torn Hide.png Torn Hide Trophy, Salvage item Basic 1 4-80
Ripped Hide.png Ripped Hide Trophy, Salvage item Basic 1 22, 33
Frayed Hide.png Frayed Hide Trophy, Salvage item Basic 1 56
Fin.png Fin Trophy Junk 1-2 4
Dorsal Fin.png Dorsal Fin Trophy Junk 1-2 32-56
Tail Fin.png Tail Fin Trophy Junk 1 61
Tasty Skale Fin.png Tasty Skale Fin
(only drops if the Skyscale Treats collection is active)
Trophy Rare 1 46

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