The Base is the part of the trap upon which the weapon sits and where the cheese rests. Bases can combine with weapons and charms to create specific effects for certain areas, for certain mice, or for certain loot. Hunters are given the Wooden Base, the most basic base available, when they begin hunting for the King. As hunters capture more mice and get more gold and experience, they can (and should) upgrade their traps with better bases to increase their success in catching more powerful mice.
Bases can be obtained in the following ways (not all bases are available via all methods):
- Purchased at a variety of Trapsmiths
- Crafted using a combination of Blueprints, looted trap parts, and other items.
- Obtained as loot
Bases cannot be traded with other players or sold on the Marketplace
Limited Edition Bases, as with all limited edition items, cannot be obtained once the original opportunity for acquiring them has ended.
A hunter's weapons, bases and charms appear in the Traps Inventory tab. A hunter can select which trap component is armed from the inventory page, from the primary Camp page, and also from a Trapsmith / Charm Shoppe just after purchasing a trap component. Additionally, each Hunter's Profile includes a status of how many trap components a hunter owns, split into lists of weapons and bases on the Items tab.
It is not possible to hunt without a base armed.
- The overall strength of the component. Traps with higher power are more likely to catch mice.
- Bases have no effect on the power type of a trap.
- The power bonus of the weapon, base, and charm are added together and then applied to the total power of the trap, increasing its power.
- The attraction bonus boosts the attraction power of the bait being used increasing the odds of a mouse approaching a hunter’s trap.
- Some components are designed to offer small chances of catching a mouse regardless of the mouse’s strength. It is not uncommon for lucky traps to grant hunters the ability to catch mice that seem far too powerful for their trap.
- Any time a mouse is not attracted to a trap during a hunt there is a chance for the cheese to turn stale. Some components are built using harmful chemicals that increase the odds of spoiling bait. Traps with a fresh cheese effect help reduce the likelihood of cheese turning stale.
- Special Effects
- Many bases have special effects when used in certain locations, when paired with specific weapons and/or charms, or against specific mice or mouse groups.
Table of Bases
Shown below is a table with the statistics of all bases currently in-game. Click on the sorting box below a particular attribute to do a quick comparison.
Crafting recipes, sources for obtaining bases, and other details can be found at the individual base pages.
| Base|| Power|| Power|
| Luck|| Cheese|
| Cost|| Special Effects|
| 2017 New Year's Base|
|200||7%||0%||10||Fresh||0||200,000||Mice drop 2017 Charms during 2017.|
|Aqua Base||230||0%||0%||8||No Effect||1,140,000||124,900||None|
|Attuned Enerchi Induction Base||500||10%||10%||10||Stale||350,000,000||351,000||Riftwalker Set bonus, and also generates 3 extra Enerchi for every mouse caught that drops Enerchi. It will also generate 1 Battery Fragment whenever a mouse drops some as loot.|
| Bacon Base|
|Bamboozler Base||200||10%||5%||0||Very Fresh||900,000||90,000||None|
|Birthday Cake Base E||175||11%||5%||0||No Effect||5,001||1,000||None|
|Birthday Dragée Cake Base E||175||5%||15%||6||Very Fresh||60,000||60,000||None|
|Bronze Tournament Base||300||5%||3%||5||Fresh||100,000||0||+2 Luck with Champion Charm|
|Candy Cane Base E||300||0%||0%||8||Fresh||110,000||See current Great Winter Hunt event||None|
|Carrot Birthday Cake Base E||175||5%||5%||3||Fresh||24,000||40,000||None|
|Cheesecake Base E||175||3%||20%||0||No Effect||5,002||1,200||None|
|Chocolate Birthday Cake Base E||175||8%||5%||1||No Effect||10,003||13,000||None|
|Claw Shot Base||250||10%||5%||4||Very Fresh||0||75,000|| +1,000 Power with S.L.A.C. or S.L.A.C. II in Claw Shot City|
+2,500 Power with Cactus Charm or Super Cactus Charm and S.L.A.C. or S.L.A.C. II in Claw Shot City
|Crushed Birthday Cake Base E||185||3%||15%||5||Uber Stale||50,000||50,000||None|
|Cupcake Birthday Base E||300||7%||7%||7||Extremely Fresh||70,000||70,000||Captured mice occasionally drop a Cupcake Charm|
|Deep Freeze Base C||35||0%||0%||0||Uber Fresh||25,500,000||362,000+||+665 Power, +9 Luck, and enables the Hidden Depths of Iceberg|
|Dehydration Base C||225||0%||5%||4||Insanely Fresh||22,500||23,608+||None|
| Depth Charge Base|
|450||10%||0%||10||No Effect||1,000,000||200,000||+1,000 Power in Sunken City when diving|
| Dragon Jade Base|
|Eerie Base E||300||8%||5%||8||Very Stale||230,000||See current Halloween event||None|
|Eerier Base E||300||10%||0%||10||Stale||320,000||See current Halloween event||None|
|Enerchi Induction Base||100||10%||0%||10||Stale||350,000,000||2,399,000||Riftwalker Set bonus, and also generates 2 extra Enerchi for every mouse caught that drops Enerchi|
|Extra Sweet Cupcake Birthday Base E||300||8%||8%||8||Extremely Fresh||80,000||0||Captured mice occasionally drop an Extra Sweet Cupcake Charm|
|Fan Base||175||12%||0%||2||Very Fresh||0||0||None|
| Firecracker Base|
|Fissure Base||450||15%||5%||12||Stale||500,000,000||3,465,000||Riftwalker Set bonus when paired with Rift weapon or Rift Charms|
|Fracture Base||200||10%||0%||10||Fresh||350,000,000||3,465,000||Riftwalker Set bonus when paired with Rift weapon or Rift Charms|
|Gingerbread Base E||225||8%||0%||4||Insanely Fresh||90,000||See current Great Winter Hunt event||None|
|Golden Tournament Base||500||15%||10%||8||Extremely Fresh||25,000,000||0||+4 Luck when paired with Champion Charm|
|Hearthstone Base||200||0%||10%||2||Very Fresh||25,000,000||147,500||Repel Zealots in The Mad Depths of Iceberg|
| Horse Jade Base|
| Hothouse Base|
|250||3%||5%||6||Very Fresh||Initiate||0||Doubles petals and herbs in the six Living Garden areas.|
|Jade Base E||300||10%||0%||4||Extremely Fresh||90,000||80,000||None|
|Labyrinth Base||100||12%||0%||10||Very Stale||220,000,000||599,000||Reduces the chance that failing to catch a mouse in a Labyrinth hallway will result in a Dead End Clue.|
|Living Base||250||12%||0%||8||Very Fresh||120,000,000||899,000+||Doubles petals and herbs in the six Living Garden areas.|
| Magma Base|
|Magnet Base C||250||10%||0%||5||Fresh||25,000,000||48,500||Attract Tunnel Rats in Treacherous Tunnels of Iceberg|
|Minotaur Base||1,000||20%||10%||15||Fresh||520,000,000||16,000,000+||Reduces the chance that failing to catch a mouse in a Labyrinth hallway will result in a Dead End Clue.|
|Molten Shrapnel Base C||300||12%||5%||8||Extremely Stale||18,000,000||720,000||None|
| Monkey Jade Base|
|Monolith Base||300||12%||0%||0||No Effect||590,000||0||None|
|Physical Brace Base E||300||0%||5%||8||No Effect||12,000,000||1,600,000||25% Power Bonus with Physical traps|
| Polar Base|
|Polluted Base||500||10%||0%||5||Stale||18,000,000||1,434,000+|| Receives extra luck when paired with the Polluted charm series.|
Mice can drop Radioactive Curd as loot.
|Refined Pollutinum Base||500||12%||5%||10||No Effect||80,000,000||2,200,000|| Receives extra luck when paired with the Polluted charm series.|
Mice can drop Radioactive Curd as loot.
|Remote Detonator Base C||300||10%||10%||4||Stale||25,000,000||48,500||Extra depth for Bomb Squad in Bombing Run of Iceberg|
|Rift Base C||250||12%||0%||11||Fresh||125,000,000||7,500,000+||Riftwalker Set bonus when paired with Rift weapon or Rift Charms|
| Runic Base|
|200||12%||10%||5||No Effect||264,400||580,785||Extra Rune loot in Bristle Woods|
| Seasonal Base|
|300||0%||8%||6||No Effect||214,380||412,000||18% Power Bonus in Seasonal Garden|
| Sheep Jade Base|
|Silver Tournament Base||400||10%||5%||7||Very Fresh||1,500,000||0||+3 Luck when paired with Champion Charm|
| Skello-ton Base|
|300||5%||5%||8||No Effect||350,000||435,000|| Collects Brain Bits from the various zombie mice.|
Effect is greater when paired with Brain Extractor or Maniacal Brain Extractor traps.
| Snake Jade Base|
|Soiled Base C||400||12%||5%||6||Very Fresh||25,000,000||500||Extra power, luck, and attraction when paired with Growth or Wild Growth Charm|
|Spellbook Base C||500||14%||5%||7||Fresh||67,750,000||1,296,000||+500 Power and 8% Power Bonus when paired with Spellbook Charm|
|Spiked Base C||300||12%||0%||3||Very Stale||25,000,000||97,500||No depth lost from Brutes in Brutal Bulwark of Iceberg|
|Tiki Base E, C||200||18%||5%||0||Very Fresh||14,000,000||669,600||+6 Luck against Tribe mice|
| Tribal Kaboom Base|
|200||18%||2%||0||Very Fresh||500,000||172,000||Increases Tribal Isles loot|
|Washboard Base C||250||10%||8%||8||Extremely Stale||18,000,000||15,000||+5 luck and +5% Power when armed in the Toxic Spill|
|Wooden Base||35||0%||0%||0||Very Fresh||0||300||None|
|Wooden Base with Target||75||0%||20%||0||No Effect||650||1,225||None|
|Base|| Power|| Power|
| Luck|| Cheese Effect|| Points|
| Price|| Special Effects|