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Grawl

A typical Grawl

Grawl are a class of monster, i.e. a species in the bestiary of Guild Wars.

Grawl are a humanoid ape-like species. They have light gray fur and like to wear a crown of feathers on their heads.

The Grawl have developed a culture, although, of all the bestial humanoid species, such as the Charr and the Tengu, the Grawl seem to be the most primitive and least intellectually endowed.

Note: The name "Grawl" refers to both the species (e.g. "The Grawl are attacking us!") and to any member of their kind (e.g. "A Grawl is attacking us!"). The warriors of their species have the simple name "Grawl."


Characteristics

Grawl are usually found in groups consisting of 2-3 hammer warriors, accompanied by 1-2 healer monks or necromancer. Sometimes these groups cluster, which can result in much larger numbers.

The Grawl normally don't mean much of a threat, unless you aggro too many at a time. The warriors can be annoying with their knockdowns, but can't take much of a beating unless constantly healed by the monks. As usual, take out the healers first.

On the weakness side, keep in mind that Grawl ...

Items dropped

Grawl may drop the following loot (besides gold and various weapons and items):

Trophies Grawl Necklaces
Crafting Materials none
Salvage Items various

Known Sub-Types

Grawl can be found in the colder areas of Tyria, i.e. in Ascalon as well as Southern Shiverpeaks.

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Region Sub-Species Trophy
Prophecies campaign
Pre-Searing Ascalon Ranger-icon-small1 Grawl
Ranger-icon-small1 Grawl Invader
Ranger-icon-small3 Grawl Longspear
Monk-icon-small2 Grawl Shaman
Grawl Necklace
Ascalon Warrior-icon-small4 Grawl
Monk-icon-small3 Grawl Ulodyte
Monk-icon-small3 Grawl High Priest
Warrior-icon-small4 Grawl Heretic
Monk-icon-small3 Grawl Petitioner
Warrior-icon-small4 Grawl Petitioner
Ornate Grawl Necklace
Southern Shiverpeaks Warrior-icon-small22 Grawl
Necromancer-icon-small22 Grawl Crone
Intricate Grawl Necklace
Southern Shiverpeaks Talus Chute Necromancer-icon-small24 Barbed Grawl
Warrior-icon-small24 Mighty Grawl
Necromancer-icon-smallFrozen Fan (Unique)
Warrior-icon-smallThe Ice Breaker (Unique)
Eye of the North expansion
Charr Homelands Warrior-icon-small24 Grawl Champion
Ritualist-icon-small24 Grawl Dark Priest
Paragon-icon-smallWarrior-icon-small24 Grawl Demagogue
Stone Grawl Necklace


For an alphabetic list of all Grawl, including bosses, see also: Category:Grawl

Grawl Religion

Grawl Religion

Grawl Petitioners gather around the Grawl High Priest

Sometimes (seemingly at random) players can witness strange things happening in Regent Valley (post-searing): Groups of Grawl Petitioners (monks and warriors) are making a procession towards King's Watch. Along the way they will run into groups of Grawl Heretics. The Heretics are hostile to the Petitioners as well as "normal" Grawl and Grawl Ulodytes, so they fight each other, and the Heretics are killed.

Eventually the Petitioners will gather at the Statue of Melandru near King's Watch, where a Grawl High Priest is waiting for them. They stand in concentric circles, with the High Priest in the center, the inner circle being monks, the outer circle being warriors.

This can only be explained as some kind of religious dispute among the Grawl. The fact that the High Priest and the Petitioners gather at the Statue of Melandru implies that the Grawl worship the Goddess of Nature. A small group (the Heretics) seem to be apostate to Melandru. It is unknown which god they worship instead, or if they are atheists. In any case, they seem to be killed in some kind of inquisitionary procession.

This event may or may not be connected with the quest, Regent Valley Defense.

Miniature

MiniGrawlIcon
  • Miniature Grawl is a purple rarity mini given as a reward from the following gaming magazines and contests:
    • North America: Unlock keys handed out at Comic-Con, Gen Con, Penny Arcade Expo in July/August 2007, and ArenaNet Party 08/30/2008.
    • Europe: Common miniature found in magazines across Europe. (650 prizes)
    • Finalist prize in the Wintersday 2007 Art Contest. (up to 15 prizes)
  • This mini uses the model of a Grawl Shaman.

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