Traps utilizing arcane damage come from sources shrouded in mystery. The strength of arcane damage increases proportionally against forgotten mice, making the traps especially effective in the Catacombs.
The Arcane power type of weapons is very effective against Forgotten type mice found in the Bristle Woods region. Mice of the Arcane power type are captured with normal effectiveness by weapons of the Forgotten power type.
Types of Arcane weapons
Currently, there are three Arcane weapons available in the game:
- the Obelisk of Slumber,
- the Obelisk of Incineration, and
- the Arcane Capturing Rod Of Never Yielding Mystery
Effectiveness of Arcane weapons
Arcane weapons are very effective against Forgotten mice, namely:
- Gargoyle Mouse
- Gate Guardian Mouse
- Golem Mouse
- Gorgon Mouse
- Keeper Mouse
- Keeper's Assistant Mouse
- Lich Mouse
- Ooze Mouse
- Reaper Mouse
- Scavenger Mouse
- Skeleton Mouse
- Sorcerer Mouse
- Spectre Mouse
- Spider Mouse
- Sorcerer Mouse
- Wight Mouse
Arcane weapons can also catch Physical and Shadow mice without any bonus or penalty, but are less effective against Tactical, and Hydro mice, as well as against Arcane mice (the only known Arcane mouse to-date being the Acolyte Mouse). It seems Arcane weapons are also less effective against at least some Physical, and all Shadow, mice in the Tribal Isles.
Breeds of Arcane mice
As Arcane weapons are not effective against Arcane mice, this list must be presented separately from the section on Effectiveness. Forgotten weapons are of normal effectiveness against Arcane mice, namely:
This is important to note because all other weapon power types are less effective against Arcane mice.