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The Mice in the King's Gauntlet are organized into eight different levels or 'tiers'. All the mice in the area are in the [[Gauntlet Gladiators]] group, and each tier has a unique weakness and a unique cheese that must be used for a successful hunt. The stated weakness to a specific trap power type may not be the only power type that any tier of mice is vulnerable to.  
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The Mice in the King's Gauntlet are organized into eight different levels or 'tiers'. All the mice in the area are in the [[Gauntlet Gladiators]] group, and each tier has a unique weakness and a unique cheese that must be used for a successful hunt. The stated weakness to a specific trap power type may not be the only power type that any tier of mice is vulnerable to.
  
Tier 1: All standard cheese types can be used in this location to catch Tier 1 mice. It is recommended that Hunters start out with either Marble or Swiss, and stay away from Brie unless they don't object to the net gold loss likely to result.  While their exact weaknesses are not known, Tier 1 mice can be caught with any moderately powerful [[physical]] trap.
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Tier 1: All standard cheese types can be used in this location to catch Tier 1 mice. It is recommended that Hunters start out with either Marble or Swiss, and stay away from Brie unless they don't object to the net gold loss likely to result.  While their exact weaknesses are not known, Tier 1 mice are very weak and most traps have no difficulty catching them.
  
 
Tier 2: [[Gauntlet Cheese Tier 2]] must be used to catch Tier 2 mice, as no other cheese will attract them. Tier 2 mice are weak to [[physical]] traps, as well as stronger [[tactical]] traps.  
 
Tier 2: [[Gauntlet Cheese Tier 2]] must be used to catch Tier 2 mice, as no other cheese will attract them. Tier 2 mice are weak to [[physical]] traps, as well as stronger [[tactical]] traps.  

Revision as of 19:15, 7 July 2010

This many-storied tower is the King’s personal challenge to MouseHunters everywhere: anyone who can reach the top is among the kingdom’s elite. The King’s Gauntlet works on a tier system, with Hunters advancing to the next floor by hunting with cheese that they collect on the current floor. The Gauntlet is meant as a challenge for hunters of all skill levels, but in order to ascend to the very top, a Hero’s rank will come in handy.

Description and Requirements

King's Gauntlet is a location in the Valour region requiring a minimum rank of Apprentice and the King's Gauntlet Floorplan to enter. Mice in this location may steal points, gold, or multiple pieces of cheese if not captured.

Shops

These are the shops that can be found in the King's Gauntlet:

King's Gauntlet Mice

Mouse Points Gold Tier Loot
Clockwork Samurai 150 210 Tier 1 Gauntlet Potion Tier 2
Hapless Marionette 90 100 Tier 1 Gauntlet Potion Tier 2
Puppet Master 200 210 Tier 1 Gauntlet Potion Tier 2
Sock Puppet Ghost 225 210 Tier 1 Gauntlet Potion Tier 2
Toy Sylvan 115 100 Tier 1 Gauntlet Potion Tier 2
Wound Up White 70 100 Tier 1 Gauntlet Potion Tier 2
Bandit 300 180 Tier 2 Gauntlet Potion Tier 3
Escape Artist 200 295 Tier 2 Gauntlet Potion Tier 3
Impersonator 120 180 Tier 2 Gauntlet Potion Tier 3
Lockpick 150 180 Tier 2 Gauntlet Potion Tier 3
Rogue 700 295 Tier 2 Gauntlet Potion Tier 3
Stealth 500 295 Tier 2 Gauntlet Potion Tier 3
Berserker 425 210 Tier 3 Gauntlet Potion Tier 4
Cavalier 1,300 700 Tier 3 Gauntlet Potion Tier 4
Fencer 300 210 Tier 3 Gauntlet Potion Tier 4
Knight 900 700 Tier 3 Gauntlet Potion Tier 4
Page 325 210 Tier 3 Gauntlet Potion Tier 4
Phalanx 430 1,000 Tier 3 Gauntlet Potion Tier 4
Cowbell 700 800 Tier 4 Gauntlet Potion Tier 5
Dancer 2,900 1,700 Tier 4 Gauntlet Potion Tier 5
Drummer 2,800 800 Tier 4 Gauntlet Potion Tier 5
Fiddler 4,090 800 Tier 4 Gauntlet Potion Tier 5
Guqin Player 5,000 800 Tier 4 Gauntlet Potion Tier 5
Aquos 6,750 1,000 Tier 5 Gauntlet Potion Tier 6
Black Mage 4,440 3,500 Tier 5 Gauntlet Potion Tier 6
Ignis 4,490 1,000 Tier 5 Gauntlet Potion Tier 6
Terra 4,200 1,000 Tier 5 Gauntlet Potion Tier 6
Zephyr 5,900 1,000 Tier 5 Gauntlet Potion Tier 6
Paladin 25,200 2,500 Tier 6 Gauntlet Potion Tier 7
Sacred Shrine 19,500 9,000 Tier 6 Gauntlet Potion Tier 7
White Mage 20,400 9,000 Tier 6 Gauntlet Potion Tier 7
Fiend 72,000 50,000 Tier 7 Gauntlet Potion Tier 8
Necromancer 17,000 4,000 Tier 7 Gauntlet Potion Tier 8
Eclipse 379,000 300,000 Tier 8

Hunting Strategy

In the King's Gauntlet, unlike in the Pagoda a hunter does not need to travel to change the mice they are attempting to catch. All a hunter must do is equip the appropriate cheese for the tier they wish to go after. The mice on each tier have a differing difficulty and different weaknesses, and the best hunting strategy may not always be clear. Progress to more difficult levels of the King's Gauntlet requires the use of special cheese, acquired through the use of potions dropped as loot in this location.

Weaknesses & Cheese Usage

The Mice in the King's Gauntlet are organized into eight different levels or 'tiers'. All the mice in the area are in the Gauntlet Gladiators group, and each tier has a unique weakness and a unique cheese that must be used for a successful hunt. The stated weakness to a specific trap power type may not be the only power type that any tier of mice is vulnerable to.

Tier 1: All standard cheese types can be used in this location to catch Tier 1 mice. It is recommended that Hunters start out with either Marble or Swiss, and stay away from Brie unless they don't object to the net gold loss likely to result. While their exact weaknesses are not known, Tier 1 mice are very weak and most traps have no difficulty catching them.

Tier 2: Gauntlet Cheese Tier 2 must be used to catch Tier 2 mice, as no other cheese will attract them. Tier 2 mice are weak to physical traps, as well as stronger tactical traps.

Tier 3: Gauntlet Cheese Tier 3 must be used to catch Tier 3 mice, as no other cheese will attract them. Tier 3 mice are weak to tactical traps.

Tier 4: Gauntlet Cheese Tier 4 must be used to catch Tier 4 mice, as no other cheese will attract them. Tier 4 mice are weak to tactical traps.

Tier 5: Gauntlet Cheese Tier 5 must be used to catch Tier 5 mice, as no other cheese will attract them. Tier 5 mice are weak to shadow traps.

Tier 6: Gauntlet Cheese Tier 6 must be used to catch Tier 6 mice, as no other cheese will attract them. Tier 6 mice are weak to arcane traps.

Tier 7: Gauntlet Cheese Tier 7 must be used to catch Tier 7 mice, as no other cheese will attract them. Tier 7 mice are weak to hydro traps.

Tier 8: Gauntlet Cheese Tier 8 must be used to catch Tier 8 mice, as no other cheese will attract them. Tier 8 mice are weak to an unknown trap power type.

Hunting tips by Larry

Why hello, Mousehunter! It looks like we’ll be ascending the King’s Gauntlet together!

Hunters have flocked in from all over the land to face the terrors, the wonders, and the challenges of the King’s Gauntlet. If you can make it to the top of this tall, tall tower, you will gain lots of loot, and you will be able to count yourself among the land’s elite.

Every Hunter starts on floor one, using any bait they wish. From then on, Hunters progress to the next floor by using potions collected on the previous floor to make special cheeses. There is no need to travel-- just equip the right cheese to move to the next floor!

On each floor, the mice are weak to a different power type. If you get confused, the cheese descriptions may lend a hand. The further you go up the Gauntlet, the more difficult, and profitable, the mice become. Can you make it all the way to the top, and defeat the mysterious Eclipse Mouse?

Good luck, MouseHunter, and don’t get tired on the stairs!

Links



Locations
(quick reference)
Gnawnia:  • Meadow   • Town of Gnawnia   • Windmill   • Harbour
 • Mountain
Valour:  • King's Arms   • Tournament Hall   • King's Gauntlet
Whisker Woods:  • Calm Clearing   • Great Gnarled Tree   • Lagoon
Burroughs:  • Laboratory   • Toxic Spill   • Town of Digby   • Mousoleum   • Bazaar
Furoma:  • Training Grounds   • Dojo   • Meditation Room   • Pinnacle Chamber
Bristle Woods:  • Catacombs   • Forbidden Grove   • Acolyte Realm
Tribal Isles:  • Cape Clawed   • Elub Shore   • Nerg Plains   • Derr Dunes
 • Jungle of Dread   • Dracano   • Balack's Cove
Varmint Valley:  • Claw Shot City   • Gnawnian Express Station   • Fort Rox
Queso Canyon:  • Queso River   • Prickly Plains   • Cantera Quarry   • Queso Geyser
Rodentia:  • S.S. Huntington IV   • Slushy Shoreline   • Seasonal Garden   • Zugzwang's Tower
 • Crystal Library   • Iceberg   • Sunken City
Sandtail Desert:  • Fiery Warpath   • Muridae Market   • Living Garden
 • Lost City   • Sand Dunes   • Twisted Garden   • Cursed City   • Sand Crypts
Hollow Heights:  • Fungal Cavern   • Labyrinth   • Zokor   • Moussu Picchu
Rift Plane:  • Gnawnia Rift   • Burroughs Rift   • Whisker Woods Rift   • Furoma Rift
 • Bristle Woods Rift
King's Party Zone:  • Great Gnawnian Games
 • Great Winter Hunt
 • Halloween
 • Lunar New Year
 • MouseHunt Birthday
 • Spring Egg Hunt
 • Valentine's Day
 • Ronza: Ronza's Traveling Shoppe
 • Historic uses: Events
Others:  • King's Stockade   • Vacant Lot