Talk:Miniature

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Will miniatures from the GW1 HoM be able to go in our HoM for GW3? ;)Indigo121 10:59, 9 May 2011 (UTC)

No, but I heard that we'll be able to import our miniatures from GW7 into GW5 --zeeZ 11:50, 9 May 2011 (UTC)
I'm going to assume you missed the "2" key, in which case the answer is no. --ஸ Kyoshi User Kyoshi sig2.png 17:50, 9 May 2011 (UTC)

Why is Caithe the only one without a mini? D: 129.161.37.189 18:05, 22 March 2012 (UTC)

Um, so I hope you all know how tempting it is to make them all links... but are they supposed to say like "Miniature" in front of the name like they do for most minis in gw? Kormon Balser User Kormon Balser Tango-dervish-icon-small.png 13:10, 4 April 2012 (UTC)

No idea. Presumably we haven't seen any in-game yet, and the in-game name is what counts (usually). --ஸ Kyoshi User Kyoshi sig2.png 01:37, 5 April 2012 (UTC)
It's an Alpha List Tomoko 10:00, 5 April 2012 (UTC)
We can see the list of all minipets in the collections windows at the account vault. They are all named "Mini [name]". Lytalm 15:54, 29 April 2012 (UTC)

Do we know how the rarities correspond to one another yet? (Fine / Masterwork / Rare, against Common / Uncommon.) I would have assumed Fine is Common and Masterwork is Uncommon, but I picked up a mini tri-pack earlier today and my Uncommon mini was, I believe, a Frost Spider (which is Rare on here).

I'll double check on all three of my minis tomorrow for names and rarities; one was a Hylek, but I can't be sure which one (there are two in Fine and two in Masterwork), and the other was some type of Skritt, which doesn't seem to be on the list here at all. --User Jioruji Derako logo.png Jïörüjï Ðērākō.>.cнаt^ 04:56, 9 June 2012 (UTC)

Outdated list[edit]

A lot of these miniatures are not in-game, whereas a lot of the in-game miniatures are missing. The banker can tell you which miniatures are in-game, so I'll make a list. - Infinite - talk 20:56, 9 June 2012 (UTC)

This is the full list of minis available in-game at this time;
I can't provide all the icons, because I only have 25 of them (excluding duplicates), but that is the list of miniatures as of BWE2. - Infinite - talk 21:12, 9 June 2012 (UTC)
I'll see if I can grab some icons, I have the Skritt Forager, Hylek Nahualli, and Frost Spider. --User Jioruji Derako logo.png Jïörüjï Ðērākō.>.cнаt^ 02:05, 10 June 2012 (UTC)

Hi, you're right, the minipets alpha list was uptated between the BWE1 and BWE2. During the BWE2 i tried to collect all 55 minipets, i think i succeeded : i've got 50/55 minipet, all of them excepted the 5 orange-exotic minipets. I'm not able to add more picture to the minipet database, if someone want to do it, use my screen :

File:User_Seiken_Deaths_Angel_BWE2_50_of_55_minis.jpg‎ --Seiken Deaths Angel 21:16, 21 June 2012 (UTC)

When the list of Miniatures is up to date on release, would it be an idea to show on the specific pages to each mini, Which season they are. I've been updating the Icons & pics of the mini's where possible, but left out "This miniature is from the Alpha Series" as I wasn't sure whether it was always going to be called "Alpha" or if that info was required on every Mini page. Witchcraft 11:49, 13 July 2012 (UTC)

I have 54/54 in game now, plus all but the red golem (Hall of Monuments). Only the "snake" in the middle of the screenshot above appears to be missing. Wonderland 17:22, 8 November 2012 (UTC)
Updated the Miniature collection image, I FINALLY got Balthazar, a few minutes ago. Talk about bleeding karma. Wonderland 09:13, 7 February 2013 (UTC)

A little confusion[edit]

In the previous beta weekend there were a number of minipets that are currently unavailable if you purchase a minipet pack from the gem store, and there are no slots for them in the bank. However, if you had purchased them and DIDN'T put them in your bank, going back to your character, you will still find them in your inventory.

These missing minis are still available in game however, through the Black Lion Traders.

How is this possible when everything in the game was wiped just before release? Danikat 22:15, 4 September 2012 (UTC)
Because that comment was made prior to release, when the game was still in stress tests.--Pyron Sy 22:59, 4 September 2012 (UTC)

Dazed and possibly confused[edit]

o.o sorry to pester, but I can't tell from the article if the minis in GW2 are like in GW1. Are they still tradable or are they account locked? some of the early HoMs stuff made it sound account locked and non of the beta testers I've asked seem to know.. Thanks! --99.190.188.253 01:15, 15 August 2012 (UTC)
The ones that deposit into the "special" part of your are account bound (HoM minis, Miniature Rytlock); other minis that are obtained from the Gem Store are tradable. --C29o 04:57, 7 September 2012 (UTC)

GOOD THINKING ANET[edit]

it might keep the prices down, since we dont have to wait B-Days/special events--192.168.104.79 05:30, 7 September 2012 (UTC)

Rarity[edit]

is completely obscured in my opinion. Common and uncommon, versus fine, masterwork, rare and exotic. Why 2 forms of rarity scales? I'd guess fine and masterwork count as common, and rare and exotic count as uncommon, but what's the point of that anyway. Anyone who knows what it all really means? Gaudy Gourd God 11:32, 16 September 2012 (UTC)

template[edit]

Does anyone know if there is a mini template similar to the one I used in gw1, here is a link to it. http://wiki.guildwars.com/wiki/User:Illumine_Sparkler/mini_pets The preceding unsigned comment was added by Illumine Sparkler (talk • contribs).

Nope, nothing found in Category:User templates, you'll have to make your own. Can't be too hard, just borrow some code off the gw1 version and paste in all the names on Miniature... it will take ages though :p. You'd probably want {{rarity}} for the section headers. --Chieftain Alex 09:39, 12 November 2012 (UTC)

Random chance at minis[edit]

I have to say, ANet really didn't think this through. Over Wintersday I played a ton, and put all the gold I made into buying those gifts with a chance for the 4 minis (for Foostivoo). I bought 40 in total (800 gems for 10) and only got 2 minis (with the first 10). Now, I don't mind using my gold for my mini collection (I got the last 2 toys I needed to finish the 5), but it's kind of a slap in the face for collectors to make these minis ONLY attainable through gambling, with a small % chance to get them, and have them be account bound. I can only imagine how pissed some of the people who spent real money on gems (10$ a pop for 10 boxes) only to get completely screwed over... I know this is not a discussion board but I had to get that rant out of my chest. I was considering buying gems with real money after I got 2 minis out of 10 boxes to get the rest but I'm happy I didn't, and I can safely say I will never do so in the future. 142.167.215.87 04:44, 31 December 2012 (UTC)

There are about 20 threads on GW2 forums saying the exact same thing. You might feel better adding your input over there.--Relyk Christmas sig.jpg talk 05:16, 31 December 2012 (UTC)

laurels[edit]

The two new minis from laurels dont appear to be listed in the bank collection even though risen priest of grenth does, anyone know why. Spark-TBa 15:09, 30 January 2013 (UTC)

The minis aren't possible to attain until someone gets 75 laurels. Why they forgot to mention Balthazar just says "communications failure redux" to me ;) Wonderland 05:37, 18 February 2013 (UTC)

By February 28th, the maximum should be 41 (unless someone got laurels for a January monthly?) March 24th would be the earliest that anyone can get 75 laurels. (24 days + monthly) Wonderland 05:37, 18 February 2013 (UTC)


One time use or not?[edit]

I'm a new player and can't find this anywhere: are miniatures a one-time use thing, or will they stay in your inventory and can be re-used as much as you want once you have one? I got one from a dragon coffer, but don't want to use it yet if it'll be gone right away. 67.209.65.73 16:34, 23 June 2013 (UTC)

They're permanent items. You don't lose them by using them. They are collectibles, though, so if you do a Deposit Collectibles, they'll go to your bank vault collectibles unless it's in an invisible bag. Vahkris (talk) 19:48, 23 June 2013 (UTC)

queen jenna[edit]

shouldn't queen jenna be in a birthday gift section on her own, although you will start to get her during clockwork licing story she is not a mini exclusive to the content. im not sure how to make the tables so I cant do it myself. Spark Guardian tango icon 200px.png 21:27, 23 August 2013 (UTC)

Clockwork Chaos is the name of the patch that introduced Mini Queen Jennah. That table is not related to the living story but only for special minis that appear as special minis in the Guild Bank category.W.Wolf (talk) 02:09, 24 August 2013 (UTC)
normally I would agree but all those minis in the lists were only available during the periods those living story were around, colectors edition and hom minis were released at the same time to the game but have different sections, and people can be getting queen jenna long in the future. I still think queen jenna should have her own section even if its within that list, maybe just below clockwork section. Spark Guardian tango icon 200px.png 21:41, 3 September 2013 (UTC)
I would like to see an random assortment of mini's for a birthday present (a la GW1) I have 8 characters and it is a bit annoying that I will end up with 8 Queen Jenna miniatures. Separ (talk) 04:08, 11 September 2013 (UTC)
We have Birthday Gift to cover birthday minis (in one table eventually).--Relyk ~ talk < 05:17, 11 September 2013 (UTC)
Surely there are thousands of players with five or more Jennas in inventory even after adding one to the Wardrobe. Let's hope that soon they might have some exchange arranged, perhaps at the Mystic Forge. Otherwise they are quite like the five toasters you get at a housewarming party. Except you can't even re-gift them. --Gold Recluse (talk) 23:46, 21 September 2014 (UTC)

Enemy Visibility[edit]

Has anyone tested whether miniatures can be seen by opposing players in WvW or PvP? And if so, whether they're stealthed when the owner is? -Cheez 68.96.48.190 10:35, 20 December 2014 (UTC)

I remember seeing a miniature in sPvP, but can't confirm it for WvW. --Ventriloquist 14:25, 20 December 2014 (UTC)

how do i know ALL mini in game?[edit]

because some i can't see in Hero: Miniatures which i not have . e.g. Mini Llama

and in list have some is miss and/or out of date

so , how do i check ALL mini in game ? -- Wong8888 (talk) 00:45, 25 December 2014 (UTC)

Some miniatures are hidden until unlocked. They won't appear even in the bank. There's currently no way to do a proper 'checklist' within the game. MithUser MithranArkanere Star.pngTalk 01:55, 25 December 2014 (UTC)

The main paragraph at the top says ...[edit]

In the main paragraph it says you can exchange any 4 minis of the same rarity at the mystic forge. I think it is actually any 4 DIFFERENT minis of the same rarity. I just tried to merge 4 of the same one, and it wouldn't take it.

Can someone confirm? (or deny?) Daddicus (talk) 05:02, 15 May 2016 (UTC)

And, do they all need to be from A set? I just tried to put 4 minis up, but it would only accept one. However, none of them are from a set, so my thought is that they have to be from any of the three sets. ??? Daddicus (talk) 17:28, 15 May 2016 (UTC)
You may also want to check to see if some are allowed to be used in the mystic forge (regardless of rarity or set). For example, the API shows that Mini Queen Jennah has the "NoMysticForge" flag. G R E E N E R 17:35, 15 May 2016 (UTC)

Correction proposal[edit]

In the first paragraph, it says "These miniatures can also be used in the Mystic Forge by combining any four miniatures of the same rarity to create a random miniature of the same or higher rarity from any set, regardless of the set they came from."

This needs clarification. I propose this instead:

These miniatures can also be used in the Mystic Forge by combining any four miniatures, from any of the sets and of the same rarity (except Exotic), to create a random miniature of the same or higher rarity from any set, regardless of the set(s) they came from.

Objections? Daddicus (talk) 04:31, 22 May 2016 (UTC)

Account Wardrobe[edit]

When unlocking minis, the context menu says "Add to Account Wardrobe". When unlocking skins, the context menu says "Unlock Skin". The Wardrobe tab is where you can "transmute equipment to change its appearance". The Miniatures tab is where you can "add miniatures to your collection, or browse and equip minis from your current collection". While they are both part of the Equipment panel, they are separate in terms of the submenu. Although someone who goes back one step may see both tabs, I think that this is an ambiguous usage of the term "Wardrobe". (I'm being pedantic. blergh) "Account Wardrobe, not to be confused with Wardrobe" maybe? --BryghtShadow (talk) 13:10, 29 July 2016 (UTC)

Is there a comprehensive list of tonics that affect minis?[edit]

Referring to this point under the Notes section: "Certain tonics make the miniatures change size in the preview screen. This is convenient for viewing them in more detail. The Endless Dust Mite Tonic, for example, makes them appear larger, while the Endless Skritt Burglar Tonic makes them smaller." --175.156.215.209 17:56, 1 November 2016 (UTC)

I don't think there is a list, but rule of thumb is a tonic that makes you smaller makes minis bigger, and vice-versa. -Darqam (talk) 17:58, 1 November 2016 (UTC)

Gallery[edit]

While looking for things that need new or improved images, I was wondering why we don't have an extra gallery for miniatures, similarly like the weapon ones. It'd be certainly nice, wouldn't it? User Incarnazeus Signature.pngtalk 17:00, 20 November 2016 (UTC)

PoF Minis[edit]

Hello, this is actually my first time editing the wiki, but I noticed that this page was missing the PoF minis, so hopefully it’s ok that I added them. I wasn’t able to test whether all of them worked underwater, and I also didn’t include the Mini Awakened Canid Champion, Mini Griffin Mount, Mini Iboga, Mini Junundu Wurm, Mini Mordant Crescent, Mini Shadhavar, Mini Water Djinn, Mini Zaishen Warrior, and Mini Zaishen Zealot because I couldn’t find any information on where they drop. For some minis that are rare drops from events, I made the link text “Rare Event Drop” and had the link lead to the actual event page, since the full names of the events were so long. Hopefully this is all ok! -thequeenofbees (talk) 10:59, 10 November 2017 (PST)

Restructuring of the lists[edit]

I think we should categorize special miniatures further than just the two lists of temporary and non-temporary. Instead I propose to group them into Core, HoT, PoF, Festivals, and Gem Store/Black Lion related lists. And possibly "Competitive" as a PvP/WvW list. 99% of minis fit one of these. The only odd ones out I can think of would be Mr. Sparkles, Liadri and Rogue Balthazar.

Also, is the original acquisition method of minis useful information for players visiting this page? Stating the current or latest methods of acquisition might be more work at first but I think it would be more useful. Tyndel (talk) 23:07, 23 May 2018 (UTC)

Since there is no Collectibles tab in the account vault anymore, I don't think that "special" is a valid name anymore, so I've removed it when I redid some of this page.
I agree that we should come up with our own categorization for the previously-special miniatures, I'd suggest we create unofficial sub-categories of Category:Miniatures, that way we can make the galleries work. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 20:31, 17 July 2018 (UTC)

Inconsistent icon sizes[edit]

Some icons for minis are only available in lower resolutions. For instance the minis from raid wings 5 and 6 are 64x64, while minis from raid wings 1 to 4 are 128x128 91.49.192.9 20:57, 26 December 2018 (UTC)