Points measure both the quality and quantity of mice a hunter has caught. Being marked with a high number of points is a sign of a truly experienced hunter!
Points are gained by catching mice. Each mouse caught is worth a specific number of points. The breed of the mouse determines the amount of points it is worth. Previously, the points also differed based on the weight of the mouse caught (the heavier the mouse, the less points). Mice might steal points if you attract but fail to catch them in most locations. Losing points does not affect rank progress and thus will not cause a Hunter to drop in rank.
50 points are also awarded each time you sound the Hunter's Horn. You gain 25 extra points for each hunter in your hunting group at your location and yet to sound the horn, up to a maximum of 250 points. Points can also be gained from Research obtained as loot, or found inside Mysterious Boxes, as well as from opening a Tome of Wisdom.
Trap components used to have a minimum points requirement. Should a hunter fail to meet the requirement they will not be able to purchase, arm or craft the component. Since 17 October 2018, Trap components (except Timesplit Dissonance Trap) no longer have a minimum points requirement and have a minimum Title requirement instead.
Points determine your rank on the scoreboard.
The knowledge this research contains instantly awards the hunter points upon being collected. This item does not appear in a hunter's inventory.
Combat Research is dropped by different mice as follows:
- 750 points - Kung Fu Mouse in the Training Grounds and Dojo
- 1,250 points - Samurai Mouse in the Dojo
Hunting Research can be found as follows:
- 5,000 points - dropped by:
- 10,000 points - dropped by:
The knowledge this artifact contains instantly awards the hunter points upon being collected. This item does not appear in a hunter's inventory.
Acolyte Relic worth 125,000 points are dropped by M400 mice or may be found in Mysterious Boxes.
The knowledge these ponderings contain instantly awards the hunter points upon being collected. This item does not appear in a hunter's inventory.
Arming Pointy Charms causes additional points to be gained upon catching a mouse, equal to 10% of a mouse's original point value, up to a maximum of 10,000 additional points generated per catch.