Whisker Woods Rift
If a tree falls in the woods, does it make a sound? Yes, It sounds like the angry yelling of crowded mice! Bursting forth from the surrounding area is the entrance of a new Rift. Can you head deep into the angered overgrowth of the Whisker Woods Rift and calm it down?
Description and Requirements
The main gameplay for this area consists in generating Rage levels among the mice, to attract better mice. There are three factions of mice in the area: Crazed Clearing, Gigantic Gnarled Tree, and Deep Lagoon. Each faction has 8 mice: three that are attracted when the rage level for their faction is between 0 and 24 (each catch raises the rage level by 1), another three attracted for rage levels of 25 through 49 (each catch raises the rage level by 2, unless it would go past 50), a mini-boss that is only attracted when the rage has reached 50, and a mouse that is attracted only when the correct charm is armed, regardless of current rage level (raises the rage level by up to 6, unless it would go past 50). Catching a mouse leaves a message in the Hunter's Journal:
- The rage in the XXX increased by X!
Hitting 25 rage in any faction leaves this message:
- My continued presence has angered the mice of the XXX!
- More dangerous mice have descended from the branches above!
Hitting 50 rage leaves a message specific to the faction, such as:
- The Tri-dra Mouse emerges from the surface of the lagoon, snapping at me in fury!
- I must catch this mouse in order to calm all the mice in the Whisker Woods Rift.
- Catching the Gilded Leaf Mouse enraged all mice!
- The mice of all three areas were enraged by 2!
If a faction-specific charm is used, the increase in rage will go to the charm's faction rather than the faction of the caught mouse, altering the message as follows:
- "My XXX Charm funneled the rage of this mouse into the XXX, increasing the rage by X!
The faction-specific charms can be crafted with loot dropped by any of the mice (although the loot is more common with the harder mice); the loot and charms can also be traded at the Marketplace. When catching a mini-boss or Monstrous Black Widow, the rage levels of all three factions are reset to 0, unless a Taunting Charm was consumed to keep the rage levels high; this message is left in the journal:
- I defeated the XXX Mouse!
- Intimidated by his defeat, the other mice shrink back into hiding.
Each mini-boss drops a crafting ingredient required for Lactrodectus Lancashire cheese. Trying to use this cheese before all factions are enraged gives a message warning that the cheese is not effective:
- The Rift seems too peaceful to attract the attention of the Monstrous Black Widow Mouse! Until all the areas are crying out in fury, I should save my Lactrodectus Lancashire Cheese!
Once all three factions are enraged to at least 25, use of this cheese makes it possible to attract the final mouse, the Monstrous Black Widow, although the chances for attracting her are higher when the rage levels of each faction are high. Catching her guarantees a Widow's Web loot, used in purchasing the Fracture and Fissure bases, as well as for crafting a Taunting Charm; she is also more likely to leave better loot like Rift Ultimate Luck Charm, Rift Ultimate Power Charm, and Plankrun's Whisker Woods Rift Notes if a hunter got all the way to 50 rage in each faction before hunting her. Catching her leaves this message:
- I defeated the Monstrous Black Widow Mouse! A hush falls over the Whisker Woods Rift as the mice cower in awe at your astonishing accomplishment...
The Heads-Up Display shows the current rage level of each faction (blue for 0-24, yellow for 25-49, red for 50), along with a graphic of the mice attracted from the faction at that level; hovering over the rage meter shows the current count of cheese ingredients obtained from that faction's mini-boss. Below the rage meter is a display of the current quantity of faction charms, with a button to arm the charm. Hovering over the charm shows the recipe for crafting the charm, with a count of inventory obtained towards that purpose, and with a button to perform the crafting.
|Faction||0-24 rage||25-49 rage|| Charm-specific|
|Crazed Clearing|| Mossy Moosker|
| Treant Queen|
Red-Eyed Watcher Owl
|Cherry Sprite||Cyclops Barbarian||Rift Cherries||Cherry Charm||Tasty Spider Mould|
|Gigantic Gnarled Tree|| Spirit of Balance|
| Red Coat Bear|
|Naturalist||Centaur Ranger||Rift-torn Roots||Gnarled Charm||Creamy Gnarled Sap|
|Deep Lagoon|| Twisted Treant|
|Grizzled Silth||Tri-dra||Sap-filled Thorns||Stagnant Charm||Crumbly Rift Salts|
These are the shops that can be found in the Whisker Woods Rift:
The mice in the Whisker Woods Rift are separated into 3 Factions and two additional mice that are unaffiliated with any faction:
- Crazed Clearing
- Gigantic Gnarled Tree
- Deep Lagoon
The mice available to catch depend upon the level of Rage the Hunter has produced by capturing mice. Mice from each faction will always be available to catch, but as rage for a faction grows the available mice from that faction will change.
The rage level of one faction has no effect on which mice can be attracted from the other two factions.
- When first entering the Whisker Woods Rift the rage for all three factions is zero and Hunters can encounter the mice found in the 0-24 Rage column (see Mice tables below) of each faction.
- However, when the rage for one faction reaches 25, Hunters will encounter mice from the 25-49 Rage column for that faction, but continue to encounter mice from the 0-24 Rage column for the other two factions.
The Gilded Leaf Mouse can be encountered at all rage levels, but is only attracted to Magical String Cheese. When captured, it provides 6 total rage that is divided evenly between the three factions (2 rage each) unless rage channeling charms (Cherry, Gnarled, and Stagnant Charm).are being used.
The Monstrous Black Widow Mouse can only be encountered when the rage for all three factions is 25 or greater, but it is only attracted to Lactrodectus Lancashire. When capturred, the rage for all three factions is reset to zero unless Taunting Charms are armed.
Crazed Clearing Mice
Hunters must capture these mice to increase the rage level of the Crazed Clearing faction.
When Crazed Clearing rage increases to 25, the selection of mice available changes.
When Crazed Clearing rage reaches 50, the Cyclops Barbarian is released.
Capturing the Cyclops Barbarian will reset the rage level of all three factions to zero.
Capturing the Cyclops Barbarian with a Taunting Charm armed will prevent the rage level from resetting to zero.
The rage levels of the Great Gnarled Tree and Deep Lagoon factions have no effect on the attraction of mice in the Crazed Clearing faction.
| 0-24|| 25-49|| 50||Loot|
| Crazed Clearing|
|Bloomed Sylvan||44,400||7,180||1||X|| Rift-torn Roots|
| Cherry Sprite|
Requires Cherry Charm
|82,500||22,500||6||X||X||X|| Flawless Orb|
|Cranky Caterpillar||41,250||4,250||1||X|| Rift-torn Roots|
| Cyclops Barbarian|
|125,000||27,500||0||X|| Ancient Relic|
Tasty Spider Mould
|Mossy Moosker||55,000||8,220||1||X|| Rift-torn Roots|
|Red-Eyed Watcher Owl||71,500||11,500||2||X|| Rift-torn Roots|
|Spirit Fox||65,250||9,250||2||X|| Rift-torn Roots|
|Treant Queen||57,750||5,250||2||X|| Rift-torn Roots|
Gigantic Gnarled Tree Mice
Hunters must capture these mice to increase the rage level of the Gigantic Gnarled Tree faction.
When Gigantic Gnarled Tree rage increases to 25, the selection of mice available changes.
When Gigantic Gnarled Tree rage reaches 50, the Centaur Ranger is released.
Capturing the Centaur Ranger will reset the rage level of all three factions to zero.
Capturing the Centaur Ranger with a Taunting Charm armed will prevent the rage level from resetting to zero.
The rage levels of the Crazed Clearing and Deep Lagoon factions have no effect on the attraction of mice in the Gigantic Gnarled Tree faction.
| 0-24|| 25-49|| 50||Loot|
| Gigantic Gnarled|
| Centaur Ranger|
|150,000||22,500||0||X|| Ancient Relic|
Creamy Gnarled Sap
|Fungal Frog||32,250||3,500||1||X|| Rift Cherries|
|Karmachameleon||42,500||4,350||1||X|| Rift Cherries|
Requires Gnarled Charm
|85,000||21,000||6||X||X||X|| Flawless Orb|
|Nomadic Warrior||73,000||11,250||2||X|| Rift Cherries|
|Red Coat Bear||47,500||7,500||2||X|| Rift Cherries|
|Rift Tiger||66,250||9,200||2||X|| Rift Cherries|
|Spirit of Balance||56,650||5,300||1||X|| Rift Cherries|
Deep Lagoon Mice
Hunters must capture these mice to increase the rage level of the Deep Lagoon faction.
When Deep Lagoon rage increases to 25, the selection of mice available changes.
When Deep Lagoon rage reaches 50, the Tri-dra is released.
Capturing the Tri-dra will reset the rage level of all three factions to zero.
Capturing the Tri-dra with a Taunting Charm armed will prevent the rage level from resetting to zero.
The rage levels of the Crazed Clearing and Gigantic Gnarled Tree factions have no effect on the attraction of mice in the Deep Lagoon faction.
| 0-24|| 25-49|| 50||Loot|
| Deep Lagoon|
|Crazed Goblin||57,150||5,250||1||X|| Rift Cherries|
| Grizzled Silth|
Requires Stagnant Charm
|86,250||20,250||6||X||X||X|| Flawless Orb|
|Medicine||33,150||3,550||2||X|| Rift Cherries|
|Tree Troll||65,750||9,225||2||X|| Rift Cherries|
|175,000||28,500||0||X|| Ancient Relic|
Crumbly Rift Salts
|Twisted Treant||41,750||4,300||1||X|| Rift Cherries|
|Water Sprite||46,500||7,250||1||X|| Rift Cherries|
|Winged Harpy||72,000||11,350||2||X|| Rift Cherries|
Monstrous Black Widow and Gilded Leaf Mice
These two mice have no faction and require specific bait to attract.
Cherry, Gnarled, and Stagnant Charm Effects
Capturing the Gilded Leaf with a Cherry Charm armed will channel all 6 rage to the Crazed Clearing faction.
Capturing the Gilded Leaf with a Gnarled Charm armed will channel all 6 rage to the Gigantic Gnarled Tree faction.
Capturing the Gilded Leaf with a Stagnant Charm armed will channel all 6 rage to the Deep Lagoon faction.
The Monstrous Black Widow is attracted only to Lactrodectus Lancashire Cheese.
The Monstrous Black Widow Mouse is only available when the rage level for all three factions is at 25 or above.
Capturing the Monstrous Black Widow Mouse will reset the rage level of all three factions to zero.
The Monstrous Black Widow is the only mouse available when the rage level of all three factions is at 50.
Taunting Charm Effect
Hunting tips by Larry
Just listen to all that noise!
Three distinct groups of mice live in this area, and they're always arguing amongst themselves! Amidst the madness, the Monstrous Black Widow Mouse makes this her home, so if you want to catch her, you'll have to brave the shouting and get sucked in!
As you catch mice from a group in this area, it will enrage mice from that group more and more. As the rage in each group rises, some mice will squeak "I'm telling!" and run to go get larger mice from their group to stand in for them!
The only way to stop this madness is to push a group to the limit, drawing out their biggest, baddest challenger.
Defeat this raging monster, and all of the awestruck mice in the area will run away in fear, forgetting their rage for a while...
You'll also be rewarded with valuable crafting ingredients for your efforts. Keep them safe! You'll need them to lure out the elusive Monstrous Black Widow Mouse!
Sound tricky? It is! Here's a tip: Visit your Crafting Recipe Book and you'll find formulas useful in figuring out which buttons to push. When you have the right cheese and all the mice are angry, she is bound to show up!
Hunt well and hunt bravely! The mice might look really scary, and they really are, but don't be afraid! The worst you can do is get them angry and riled up, right?
History and Trivia
- The Whisker Woods Rift was released on 28 January 2015.