Traps

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Overview

The Hunter's Trap consists of several components:

  • Weapon: The part of the trap that (with very few exceptions) determines the Power Type of the Trap.
  • It is not possible to hunt without a weapon.
  • Many weapons can have their appearance changed through the application of trap Skins.
  • Base: The part of the trap that holds the weapon and bait.
  • It is not possible to hunt without a base.
  • Bait: Also called cheese, this is the part of the trap that brings the mice to the Hunter.
  • The type of bait used often determines the mice the Hunter will encounter.
  • It is not possible to hunt without bait.
  • Charm: An optional trinket that can be added to the trap setup to change various trap attributes.
  • Charms can affect trap statistics, the type of loot found, and the type of mice encountered.

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 (charms are not displayed here) on the Items tab.

A hunter's baits appear in the Cheese Inventory tab. A hunter can select which cheese is armed from the inventory page, from the primary Camp page, and also from a Cheese Shoppe just after purchasing a trap component.

Trap stats

There are a number of factors that contribute to a trap setup's effectiveness when hunting.

The overall strength of the component. Traps with higher power are more likely to catch mice.
Mice have specific weaknesses to certain Power Types. Using the appropriate weapon in the appropriate area is a critical part of any hunter’s strategy.
The power bonus of both weapon and base 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. Luck also increases the chance of a mouse dropping loot when caught.
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 traps have special effects when used in certain locations, when specific weapons, bases, bait, and/or charms are combined, or against specific mice or mouse groups.


Obtaining Trap Components

The various trap components have a variety of sources. Hunters will encounter many new components as they progress through the game.

Obtaining Weapons

Weapons can be obtained in the following ways (not all weapons 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

A full list of weapons can be found here.
A full list of weapons sorted by power type can be found here.
A full list of skins for weapons can be found here.

Weapons cannot be traded with other players or sold on the Marketplace.

Limited Edition Weapons, as with all limited edition items, cannot be obtained once the original opportunity for acquiring them has ended.

Many weapons purchased from a Trapsmith can be refunded for 18% of the vendor price. A hunter can return a purchased weapon only if the Trapsmith also sells it.

Obtaining Bases

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

A full list of bases can be found here.

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.

Many bases purchased from a Trapsmith can be refunded for 18% of the vendor price. A hunter can return a purchased base only if the Trapsmith also sells it.

Obtaining Bait

Bait can be obtained in the following ways (not all baits are available via all methods):

A full list of all baits can be found here.
A full list of crafted baits can be found here.
A full list of baits created from potions can be found here.
A list of all baits in an alphabetized list can be found here.

Some bait purchased from a Cheese Shoppe can be refunded for 100% of the vendor price. A hunter can return purchased cheese only if the Cheese Shoppe also sells it.

Obtaining Charms

Charms can be obtained in the following ways (not all charms are available via all methods):

A full list of charms can be found here.

Charms that are purchased from a Charm Shoppe can be refunded for 30% of the original price.

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