Krayt Dragon Hunting

Hunting the Krayt Dragons in the Krayt Graveyard (7450, 4531) of Tatooine was the end-game for most players in Star Wars Galaxies. The creatures here were notoriously difficult, and required a well-equipped group of bloodthirsty maniacs to take down. Krayt Dragons from all around Tatooine traveled to this deserted part of the map to live out their final days and die with their ancestors, a ritual that has remained with them since the very beginning.


The Krayt Graveyard stretched about 1,000 meters and was home to some of the oldest and most powerful variants of the Krayt Dragon.

The Krayt Graveyard stretched about 1,000 meters and was home to some of the oldest and most powerful variants of the Krayt Dragon.

A Guide to Krayt Dragons

Flawless Dragon Pearl


One of the most fabled beasts of Tatooine, the Krayt Dragon is said to keep growing larger throughout its lifetime. The head of the dragon is heavily armored, and five large horns grow from its crown. Like some reptiles, the krayt dragon ingests stones and boulders and holds them in a series of gizzards. The smoothest of these stones are known throughout the galaxy as Dragon Pearls, and are extremely valuable.

The thrill of the hunt is not the only thing that drives the brave members of a Krayt Dragon Hunt. The experience as well as the lucrative Pearls play a part in seducing a hunter into risking his life to kill such a beast. The pearls, as above mentioned, are the gullet stones of the Krayt, and are seldom found. When they are found, they are rated. Few are perfect, but some are close by. One thing about Krayt hunting is for sure; hunters skilled enough to succeed will earn prestige from their fellows.


The dunes of Tatooine.

The dunes of Tatooine.

Moosacca of Trinity Republic was a proud owner of the Krayt Dragon skull from the epic quest chain.

Moosacca of Trinity Republic poses with the Epic Krayt Dragon Skull in a friend’s house.

My First Krayt Dragon Hunt – October 25th, 2003


One fateful day, I joined a pick-up group that based out of Mos Eisley. We embarked on a long journey on vehicles to the infamous Krayt Dragon Graveyard.  It wasn’t long until I was one-shotted by this Juvenile Canyon Krayt Dragon and took so many wounds from a single blow that my entire mind and most of my action bar was wiped out. I had several hundred points of Battle Fatigue added for good measure. As a result of my negative HAM bars, I was in a permanent incapacitated state while my pet Graul Mauler (who was supposed to be tanking) ran around intimidated while the Krayt was owning everyone in 1-2 hits. I got knocked back so hard that my head got stuck in the boulder. No troll.


My head finally got unstuck from the boulder.

Dead

My pet Graul returns to the fight and helps tank the Krayt while I lay incapacitated.

My pet Graul returns to the fight and helps tank the Krayt while I lay incapacitated.

Head in boulder

Owned

Scouting for Krayt Dragons.

A Commando distracts the dragon with a flash grenade.

A Commando distracts the dragon with a flash grenade.

Pissed Off Krayt

Literally shitting my pants in-game when this happened.

Literally shitting my pants in-game when this happened.

Saved in the last second.

Saved in the last second.

Krayt Dragon Ancient

  • Natural Level: 90
  • Health: 135-142k
  • Aggressive: Yes
  • Stalker: Yes
  • Deathblows: Yes
  • Social: Yes
  • Tamable: No
  • Mountable: No
  • Difficulty: Boss
An artist's depiction of a Krayt Dragon.

An artist’s depiction of a Krayt Dragon.


Graul vs Krayt Dragon.

Graul Mauler vs Krayt Dragon.

I am taken back into permanent incapacitation mode. This time my action bar (green) is wiped out completely just like the mind bar. It was the literal definition of getting owned, especially with medpacks being useless due to my 1000+ Battle Fatigue meter. We were thousands of meters away from the nearest Cantina.

My pet Graul Mauler, Meatshield, continues to tank against the Krayt while I lay in purgatory-mode.

Graul Mauler

The Graul, sometimes also called Grauler, was a large predator from the planet Dantooine. It was the planet’s top predator and similar to the rancors of Dathomir except for the skin tone, which tended to be more green, and a pair of horns protruding from its head. Graul were known to eat their young.

The Graul Mauler (CL 80) was a popular pet for Creature Handlers because of its ease of training and high resistances to kinetic and energy/heat, which are common damage types to encounter in PvP.

The Graul Mauler (CL 80) was a popular pet for Creature Handlers because of its ease of training and high resistances to kinetic and energy/heat, which are common damage types to encounter in PvP.

  • Natural CL: 80
  • Aggressive: Yes
  • Stalker: No
  • Deathblows: No
  • Social: No
  • Difficulty: Normal
Special Protection
  • Kinetic – 45.0%
  • Blast – 60.0%
  • Heat – 60.0%
  • Cold  – 60.0%
  • Energy – 20.0%
Statistics
  • HAM: 9,700
  • Eff vs Energy: 12,125
  • Eff vs Kinetic: 17,636
  • Ranged Attack: No
  • Social: Yes
  • Baby rarity rating: 5.24
  • Pet worthiness rating: 7.48

Krayt Fight

Rancor vs Krayt Dragon

A Gnarled Rancor takes the fight up in the Canyon Krayt Dragon’s face.

Gnarled Rancor

The gnarled rancor was a species of rancor that could be found on Dathomir. In 1 ABY, Shibb Nisshil hired a spacer to get a DNA sample from one, so that he could create an army of cyber-rancors.Rancor


  • Deathblows: Yes
  • Ferocity: 10
  • Difficulty Level: 46
Special Protection
  • Energy – 30.0%
  • Heat – 50.0%
  • Cold – 50.0%
  • Electricity – 50.0%
Statistics
  • Special Attack 1: Knockdown
  • Special Attack 2: None
  • Base-To-Hit: 0.47
  • Damage: 395-500
  • Attack Speed: 2
  • HAM: 10,800
  • Eff vs Energy: 30,857
  • Eff vs Kinetic: 21,600
  • Ranged Attack: No
  • Social: Yes
  • Baby rarity rating: 6.29
  • Pet worthiness rating: 8.38
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