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These things dropped a couple tings that seemed strange, first off one droped a Sparkler and a few minutes later another droped a Hunter's Ale. -Kalle Damos

every enemy does that during the event :) --Progr.jpg -- talkpage 16:16, 12 December 2007 (UTC)
That's because of the Special GW:EN Event that will last till Sunday, it gives every monster in Gw:EN a chance to drop Sparkler, Ale and Honeycomb.--Ricky 16:17, 12 December 2007 (UTC)

oh...okay...heh ^^' -Kalle Damos

They drop Black Dyes in HM ^^ — eXtinctioN (Talk/Contributions) 19:22, 12 December 2007 (UTC)

Errr, everything drops dye :P --- VipermagiSig.png-- (s)talkpage 19:46, 12 December 2007 (UTC)

Ele Sword[]

Ele Swords Don't drop in Normal Node. Please Prove it. HimmTaeguk (T/C) 17:26, 14 December 2007 (UTC)

GW:1RV Broken HimmTaeguk (T/C) 17:29, 14 December 2007 (UTC)
I don't think we list gold drops... -{[ PUL ]}- 20:05, 14 December 2007 (UTC)
Hmm. GW:S&F says not to list weapons (excluding uniques and species-only items), however I think particularly rare weapons such as Elemental Swords, Runic Blades and Icy Dragon Swords (etc) should be listed and the S&F guide changed to reflect that. I guess we'll remove it for now, but I think the S&F guide needs to be changed. --Shadowcrest 20:11, 14 December 2007 (UTC)
Actually, I thought about it. I'd keep the pages w/o the rare weapon drop. If someone was looking for an Elemental Sword they could just go to the Elemental Sword page to see what drops it. --Shadowcrest 20:15, 14 December 2007 (UTC)
/agree -{[ PUL ]}- 21:03, 14 December 2007 (UTC)
IDS is a bad example actually, since they're only dropped by Ice Imps in Mineral Springs --Gimmethegepgun 00:03, 19 December 2007 (UTC)

Drop confirm raptor nestling.jpg There, It's confirmed.. All happy? The CBR

They do drop on nm, just got a req6 one.Req6eleswd.jpg --nndnnd 09:19, 11 July 2008 (UTC)

Good for farming[]

We already know they drop it, its just its against a policy (i think) to list it.. --Warwick sig.JPG Warwick (Talk)/(Contr.) 15:04, 5 January 2008 (UTC)

lol, farming the cave in Riven Earth is kinda great. I just got 5 golds, 1 purple and 2 dyes in one run. — eXtinctioN (Talk/Contributions) 14:05, 16 December 2007 (UTC)

Lol, dont state the obvious. --Feardrake.JPG 14:49, 16 December 2007 (UTC)

I got my Shadow Form+AoE fire nuker to the cave in Riven Earth in hard mode, and every run I only get like 1 saurian bone and no golds and purples. Any explanation, or am I extremely unlucky?--Victoryisyours 23:58, 18 December 2007 (UTC)

Sure It's hard mode? The CBR
Thats because you get less drops when you kill a huge mob at once. That is why at Plain of Jarin I prefer to bring my sin with a quick spike to quickly kill insects one by one over using my VwK Rit to kill everything at once. I get more drops this way. 06:14, 11 January 2008 (UTC)

I tried your spiking them quickly over all at once technique, by using silver armour and a bunch of blocking and armor to kill them, even though they died one by one, the drops were still the same as if i'd done it with a VwK Mr buck rogers 11:49, 13 January 2008 (UTC)

Does anyone know how much health they have in hm? 380 health

I made this build and I use it on my monk for farming Raptor Nestlings in NM and it works REALLY well. It can solo the entire cave at once except the boss. However, it can't work in HM:

Mantra of Resolve.jpg Channeling.jpg Shield of Deflection.jpg Guardian.jpg Ebon Battle Standard of Honor.jpg Zealot's Fire.jpg Shield Guardian.jpg Reversal of Fortune.jpg

does anyone have any suggestions as to how it might work in HM? the raptors attack faster and more of their attacks get through the blocking spells. They also scatter A LOT. thanks ^^ 6LYSSANREAPER6


I can confirm that dye drops are not normal from these monsters. In last 20 Runs i have gotten 2 black dyes and many MANY non rare dyes (Red, Blue,Green, Purple) The CBR

As per GW:S&F we don't list such 'common drops'. Also explained on your talk --- VipermagiSig.JPG-- (s)talkpage 14:54, 5 January 2008 (UTC)
I'm not giving up on this. It should at least be tested if there are unaturally high Dye drop rates here, and add it to notes or something. The CBR
I'm actually getting incredibly high dye drop rates all over the place. Training up my level 3 elementalist in Plains of Jarin, I got a black, yellow, red and silver while kiling about 100 enemies. 130 farming's got me several dyes recently too, I think the drop rate's just been altered somehow.Jamster Sig.jpg ---Jamster--- 11:58, 13 January 2008 (UTC)
yes, In FoW last night there were hundreds of dye drops...nothing special about this place, never had a dye here. — ~Soqed Hozi~ 08:47, 14 February 2008 (UTC)
Raptors Produced me 8 Black dyes in 2 days. I have gotten 11 total. Guildie got 2 in an Hour. Even After the Nerf Still you get plenty. Black dye drops far more than Ele swords. I got 4 Ele Swords in my first day of farming and havent seen one since. Maybe its just me. 08:07, 13 March 2008 (UTC)
Two days doesn't say much. How many runs you made in two days and how long time they took? J Striker 08:10, 13 March 2008 (UTC)

IFFraptor.jpgICY FIFTY FIVE 03:04, 15 May 2008 (UTC)

forgot to mention, that's 2 black dyes being dropped in one run, and no, you're not seeing my build, eq, bonuses, etc... :P ICY FIFTY FIVE 03:07, 15 May 2008 (UTC)
Why did you white out the ".. has dropped a black dye"..? -{[ PUL ]}- 16:59, 15 May 2008 (UTC)
Oh shoot, hold on, maybe I have another screen that I didn't write over so you can see the chatboxICY FIFTY FIVE 00:53, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
Nope sorry, just a black one, and a whited out one, guess you'll just have to trust me... ICY FIFTY FIVE 01:00, 27 May 2008 (UTC)


Been farming these things the whole event. They sound like *beep* chickens when you kill them. Very annoning. Arnout aka The Emperors Angel 10:42, 3 November 2008 (UTC)

Rollerbeetles are more annoying. Sure, they make an annoying sound when you kill them, but that annoying sound when they die means that they FINALLY stop making other annoying sounds --Gimmethegepgun 11:24, 3 November 2008 (UTC)
You have now idea howmany of these I killed. 135 *30 = more then 4000. (and even more due to failed runs) And you get so tired of that sound. I'll take your rollerbeetles any day over these raptors. I spend a huge amount of time killing these, and I havent run in to anything I find more annoying. Arnout aka The Emperors Angel 08:00, 11 November 2008 (UTC)
D: How dare you! I love rollerbeetles! They're so cute! Entropy Sig.jpg (T/C) 09:24, 11 November 2008 (UTC)
Yeah, they sound like an old grandma dying. --◄mendel► 09:34, 11 November 2008 (UTC)
The raptors, or the rollerbeetles? ;-) Arnout aka The Emperors Angel 10:50, 11 November 2008 (UTC)


can ny1 gimme an approximation of their maximum health? Renegade Shinobi 15:29, 2 December 2008 (UTC)

yes in nm they have 180 health but in hm they have 380 health

Note removed[]

Well, not fully, but partially. Critical Defense much? --- Ohaider! -- (contribs) (talk) 21:05, 18 February 2009 (UTC)

and? Blinding Surge hits adjacent foes to foes without the need of it being enchanted, so i see no need for it to be noted. in fact the entire note could be removed as melee mobs tend to bunch up in general Kurtan 21:29, 18 February 2009 (UTC)
Oh, right, game updates >>" I can't brain today. --- Ohaider! -- (contribs) (talk) 21:35, 18 February 2009 (UTC)

Health buff?[]

Just tried doing my ele's usual E/Me raptor run (the one I've done maybe 7000+ times) and noticed the raptors are a lot more prone to scatter as well as seemingly taking a lot longer to kill. The sliver armor damage is the same however. Can anyone confirm they've had a health buff? Also I think Rekoff has had one too, she seems to be more difficult to kill too. Walling them doesn't work as well as it used to. --Valandil D 08:15, June 5, 2010 (UTC)

Sliver Armor got, uh... "fixed" so that it no longer deals damage to the same foe until that foe is either dead or runs away. In other words, they made it completely and utterly useless and any farming build that used it no longer works. --Macros 08:21, June 5, 2010 (UTC)
Ok granted that they've 'fixed' Sliver Armor (polite way of saying they f---ed it), I just tried a slight mod to my build and found that I can take on most of the raptors but it does take considerably longer to kill each of them. I tried taking on Rekoff as well, and found her Unsuspecting Strike hits for a lot more damage now. Used to be ~250hp off but now she nearly wiped me in one hit, so ~450hp. ~_~ ANet please stop stuffing with Sliver. It's not the sliver farmers you gotta worry about, it's them War's with MoP and the one hit attacks that almost always take out the entire mob. --Valandil D 08:33, June 5, 2010 (UTC)

Damage Type[]

On both official and guildwiki, it is not mentionned the damage type they deal ?! would be nice to know ! 21:42, 23 April 2011 (UTC)

Pretty sure they can deal any type of damage, the "dagger" they use could be with any mod, elemental damage included, most likely piercing or slashing though — Viruzzz 22:07, 23 April 2011 (UTC)
Don't most daggers deal slashing damage? Not sure though. --TalkpageEl_Nazgir 22:41, 23 April 2011 (UTC)
~Daggers - They can deal both piercing and slashing damage, what is more common I don't know, I thought it was piercing — Viruzzz 07:59, 24 April 2011 (UTC)
Overall, the number of dagger models that deal piercing damage are slightly greater than the number of models that deal slashing damage. You'd probably have to take notes on which dagger types the raptors drop to see which one is more common for them to actually use. —Dr Ishmael Diablo the chicken.gif 14:13, 24 April 2011 (UTC)