Sinister Portal or Ambrosial Portal - Which Should I Get?
The Sinister is more powerful but has less attraction and a negative cheese effect. The Ambrosial has less power but higher attraction and a lower chance of spoiling your cheese.
Shown in the table below are the statistics when combined with the respective Bases. Click on the sorting box beside a particular attribute to do a quick comparison.
|Weapon||Base||Power||Attraction Bonus||Cheese Effect|
|Ambrosial Portal||Birthday Cake Base||1,332||10%||Fresh|
|Ambrosial Portal||Dehydration Base||1,250||10%||Ultimately Fresh|
|Ambrosial Portal||Explosive Base||1,391||10%||No Effect|
|Ambrosial Portal||Polar Base||1,348||5%||Ultimately Fresh|
|Ambrosial Portal||Stone Base||1,293||5%||Very Fresh|
|Ambrosial Portal||Wooden Base||1,060||5%||Extremely Fresh|
|Ambrosial Portal||Wooden Base with Target||1,100||25%||Fresh|
|Sinister Portal||Birthday Cake Base||1,392||5%||Stale|
|Sinister Portal||Dehydration Base||1,313||5%||Extremely Fresh|
|Sinister Portal||Explosive Base||1,458||5%||Very Stale|
|Sinister Portal||Polar Base||1,409||0%||Extremely Fresh|
|Sinister Portal||Stone Base||1,351||0%||No Effect|
|Sinister Portal||Wooden Base||1,113||0%||Fresh|
|Sinister Portal||Wooden Base with Target||1,155||20%||Stale|
The hunter will gain between 53-67 power by using the Sinister Portal depending on the base. Is that worth the 5% drop in attraction along with the 2-level drop in cheese freshness?
Well, what is the hunter looking for? The Sinister Portal will catch the mouse a little bit more often, while the Ambrosial Portal will give a greater chance of attracting mice, along with making sure cheese doesn't go stale. The Ambrosial Portal will give the hunter more chances to catch mice, but the Sinister Portal will give the best chance to catch the mouse once it is attracted. The hunter's choice of which trap to use may be impacted by if they are going after the less common mice like the Black Widow, Monster or Vampire.
Use in the Mousoleum
Portals are typically used in the Mousoleum, where encounters are frequent, but captures are unfortunately not. That little boost in power could make a difference. Radioactive Blue cheese provides a high level of attraction in the Mousoleum which is an argument for the Sinister Portal since the hunter doesn't need the attraction bonus of the Ambrosial Portal if they have a cheese with a high attraction rate.
Radioactive Blue cheese is a crafted cheese that is expensive to make which is an argument for the Ambrosial Portal since the hunter will lose less cheese to the Stale Cheese effect. On the other hand, when Radioactive Blue goes stale it turns into Radioactive Sludge which is a crafting ingredient used to make the Mutated Venus Mouse Trap and the Horrific Venus Mouse Trap. If you are trying to make these traps, you may prefer the Sinister Portal as you will get more sludge.