In the World of Warcraft, AKA ninja looter, a loot ninja or simply ninja, is a player who takes loot to which he or she is not entitled. The term predates World of Warcraft and originated with the notion of looting as quickly as possible. The act is referred to as ninja looting or ninjaing. The common synonym for this behavior is greedy, though that term has ironically fairer play connotations specific to WoW.
group together within hopes to discover important items. These items typically
drop from the ending
When these items drop from the boss, players roll dice to see who gets the
item. Many times players do not have the time and/or patience to make multiple
runs, though an instance for this item. To counter this problem, they simply
steal the item in an event which is called Ninja Looting. Gold farmers also try to join
instance groups in order to ninja/pirate loot items and sell them.
Form a group outside of your favorite World of Warcraft instance. If your
character is level 60, look for groups
interested in Blackrock Depths (BRD), Molten Core (MC), Scholomance (Scholo),
or Zul'Gurub (ZG). These instances are great for Ninja Looting.
Once you have started a party or group for the instance, make the players feel
comfortable with your character by throwing a joke or two. Get the group
Now that you've built a pact of trust, continue the instance without saying a
word. When it comes time to roll on drop, make sure to Greed roll, because the
risk of being spotted increases with a Need roll. So if you are thinking about
"needing" on that Green item, DON'T.
Depending on the instance, you may encounter several Mini-Bosses. These bosses
are not to be Ninja Looted because their drops are not worth getting
blacklisted over. If you are thinking about Ninja Looting them, simply DON'T.
When it comes time for the instance boss, your group will form a huddle. In
this huddle a guild will call out strategies and tactics for taking down the
boss. These do not always work since WoW success is based on statistics and
As explained above, the strategy will probably not work, but you must adhere to
it. Straying from the plan is a surefire way of getting yourself heat. This is
not what a Ninja Looter wants.
Your group has worked hard, and they may be rejoicing. Do not give into the
/dance commands or /trains. Make sure that you are focused on the corpse you
IMPORTANT: Spark controversy right before the Ninja Loot. This will serve as
your distraction. Ninja Looters most often blame others for Need rolling on
Materials right before they go in for the Ninja Loot.
THE NINJA LOOT: As the group begins to argue and/or discuss your claim, disband
from your group, and hold shift as your right click on the downed boss's
corpse. This will ensure that all contents of the corpse are delivered to you
in one click. It is important to IMMEDIATELY use Hearthstone and log
instances often require raid groups, which are normally formed through large
World of Warcraft Guilds. Joining a popular guild is the best
to ensure a chance at one of these instances.
Rolls - Many Ninja Looters would not even consider themselves Ninja Looters.
These players typically join instance groups and Need Roll on every item until
they are removed from the group. These players know no bounds, but are
typically not as looked down upon as Ninja Looters whom perform boss looting
with tact. If you are going to Ninja Loot, do it right with rare dropping