Mar 26, 2011

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Fiery Warpath

Fiery Warpath

The Marching Flame has attacked and pillaged much of the Sandtail Desert and now their warpath is headed towards Gnawnia! Their battalions attack in waves and seem to endlessly march over the horizon. All that stands between them and conquering Gnawnia are the brave hunters who camp here.

 

  1. Overview
      Requirements
      Hunting Tips by Larry
      New Mice
  2. Shops
      Cheese Shoppe
      Trapsmith
      General Store
      Cartographer
      Charm Shoppe
  3. Cheese and Mice
      The Mice of the Fiery Warpath
      Mice Populations
  4. Setup Options
  5. Goals
      Catching in Streaks
      Hunting in Wave 1
      Hunting in Wave 2
      Hunting in Wave 3
      Hunting in Wave 4
      Using Charms
      Catching the Gargantuamouse
  6. Related Articles

 

Overview

There are four waves of progressively harder mice in the Fiery Warpath, you will need to catch a certain number of these mice before you will be able to progress from one wave to the next.

There are a number of special charms available that can be used to help you catch streaks of these mice and reduce the number of mice you need to catch.

While more passive players will want to arm a physical trap and slowly catch all the mice here, more active players have a number of tactics available to them that can reduce the time spent hunting on each wave.

The rewards for completing this location are three high level traps that outclass anything previously available.

 

Requirements

To hunt in the Fiery Warpath a Hunter must have:
    A Hunter’s Title of at least Baron / Baroness.
    Sandtail Call to Arms from a mouse in the Seasonal Garden, which can only be obtained if you also have:
    Caught a Silth Mouse from the Lagoon
    Caught a Mystic King from Zugzwang’s Tower
    Caught a Technic King from Zugzwang’s Tower
And it is recommended that a Hunter should have:
    A selection of weapons, including good Arcane, Draconic, Hydro, Physical and Tactical weapons.
    Any cheese.

 

Hunting Tips by Larry

The Marching Flame are preparing to invade Gnawnia. Their Fiery Warpath to the castle has reached a standoff in the Sandtail Desert where you must hold them back at all costs! These mice are highly organized, you must defeat each wave before progressing to the next.

Capturing the same type of mouse multiple times in a row will demoralize the troops, causing that type to regroup off the battlefield. The higher your streak, the more will retreat. Capturing a Crimson Commander while having a high streak will cause even more to retreat as they carry the commands throughout the battalion.

The King has stocked a Charm Shoppe that will help you achieve these high streaks and outmaneuver your enemy. The Marching Flame is equally prepared, though. Failing to capture Caravan Guard Mice will allow reinforcements to arrive. According to the King’s scouts, SUPER|brie+ is known to attract more Crimson Commanders and less Caravan Guards.

Within the fourth and final wave is their leader, a Warmonger Mouse. Be warned that although the Warmonger Mouse can be encountered at any time during this wave, they will be immune to capture until you have defeated all of the Theurgy Warden Mice that guard them. When you succeed in catching a Warmonger Mouse, the rewards will be great. However, after capturing your first, the Warmongers will be keen to your threat and will guard their loot more closely.

Best of luck hunter! No victory is too small and no defeat is too great. One mouse or one hunter could turn the tide of the war. Gnawnia needs to you succeed!

 

New Mice

There are 19 new mice in the Fiery Warpath that a hunter won’t have encountered before, none of these mice can be found in other locations.


Caravan Guard

Crimson Commander

Crimson Ranger

Crimson Titan

Crimson Watch

Desert Archer

Desert Soldier

Flame Archer

Flame Ordnance

Flame Warrior

Gargantuamouse

Inferno Mage

Magmarage

Sand Cavalry

Sandwing Cavalry

Sentinel

Theurgy Warden

Vanguard

Warmonger

 

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Shops

The Fiery Warpath contains 3 shops: a Cheese Shoppe, a General Store and a Charm Shoppe.

 

Cheese Shoppe

The Cheese Shoppe of the Fiery Warpath offers a small selection of cheese, but at prices higher than those found elsewhere.

Swiss Cheese
Swiss offers a good chance of attracting a variety of mice.
Cost: 200 gold
Refund: 100 gold
 
Brie Cheese
Brie offers a very good chance of attracting a variety of mice.
Cost: 400 gold
Refund: 200 gold
 
Gouda Cheese
Gouda arrives in crates that float into the Harbour, seemingly from areas off the eastern coast of Gnawnia. It has a very good chance of attracting a variety of mice, and its sharp flavour is a special favourite of the mice who inhabit the islands from where it is assumed to originate.
Cost: 650 gold
Refund: 600 gold

 

General Store

The General Store of the Fiery Warpath contains a number of items used in crafting cheese, charms and new weapons.

Supply Cost Refund
Curds and Whey
Curds and whey are a common ingredient in a variety of cheese flavours. Elaborate flavours often require a greater quantity than more basic flavours.
12 3
 
Gold Leaf
A very delicate sheet of gold, frequently used in making ornate trim.
26,000 13,000
 
Ionized Salt
Imported from the Salt Mines, this salt has a high mineral content and is extremely conductive. Little is known about what possible uses this salt could have. Working with this salt carries a high risk of electrocution, extreme dehydration, and destruction on a universal scale. Handle with extreme care!
450 150
 
Oasis Water Node Trap Blueprints
This trap design may appear as a beautiful desert oasis, but below the sand is a masterfully crafted tunnel full of water brought to life by a thousand Living Shards. A splash of coconut milk has been superheated using Flameshards to produce a unique cheese-bearing palm tree that provides a healthy attraction bonus.
800,000 ?
Item(s) Required:
1 Warpath Victory
 
Salt
Gnawnia salt is collected from the seawater around the Harbour where it is known for its magical cleanliness. Salt is a very common ingredient used in a variety of cheese flavours.
6 2
 
Sandstorm MonstroBot Blueprints
In the midst of the Santail Desert battle, the most experienced of the local trapsmiths have drafted plans for a massive physical trap of unmatched power. The Sandstorm MonstroBot harnesses the power of Flameshards to fuse heavy pieces of rare Sandblasted Metal to RhinoBot Parts.
999,000 ?
Item(s) Required:
3 Warpath Victories
 
Sphynx Wrath Blueprints
These blueprints outline how to encase a rare Sphynx Crystal in gold leaf to unleash a fearsome feline mouse adversary. Upon a mouse approaching the mighty sphynx, the power of Flameshards summon her to sentience, unleashing an unrivaled tactical mouse adversary.
900,000 ?
Item(s) Required:
1 Warpath Victory

 

Charm Shoppe

The Charm Shoppe of the Fiery Warpath contains a number of charms for use in this location.

Charms
Warpath Archer Charm (0 Power)
Power Bonus: none
Attraction Bonus: none
Luck: none
Cheese Effect: No Effect
Consumed Upon: Custom
This charm assists in pinpointing and targeting adversaries armed with bows in the Marching Flame, increasing how often they’re encountered. This charm is consumed upon encountering an archery unit of the Marching Flame.
Cost: 350 gold
Refund: 240 gold
Conduit Required: Pine Charm Conduit
Item Cost: 1 Ionized Salt
 
Super Warpath Archer Charm (0 Power)
Power Bonus: none
Attraction Bonus: none
Luck: none
Cheese Effect: No Effect
Consumed Upon: Custom
This charm assists in pinpointing and targeting archer adversaries in the Marching Flame, significantly increasing how often they’re encountered, as well as giving a power bonus against Marching Flame Archers. This charm is consumed upon encountering an archery unit of the Marching Flame.
Cost: 100 gold
Refund: 120 gold
Conduit Required: Pine Charm Conduit
Item Cost: 1 Magic Essence
 
Warpath Scout Charm (0 Power)
Power Bonus: none
Attraction Bonus: none
Luck: none
Cheese Effect: No Effect
Consumed Upon: Custom
This charm assists in pinpointing and targeting reconnaissance adversaries in the Marching Flame, increasing how often they’re encountered. This charm is consumed upon encountering a scout unit of the Marching Flame.
Cost: 350 gold
Refund: 240 gold
Conduit Required: Pine Charm Conduit
Item Cost: 1 Ionized Salt
 
Super Warpath Scout Charm (0 Power)
Power Bonus: none
Attraction Bonus: none
Luck: none
Cheese Effect: No Effect
Consumed Upon: Custom
This charm assists in pinpointing and targeting scouting adversaries in the Marching Flame, significantly increasing how often they’re encountered, as well as giving a power bonus against Marching Flame Scouts. This charm is consumed upon encountering a scout unit of the Marching Flame.
Cost: 100 gold
Refund: 120 gold
Conduit Required: Pine Charm Conduit
Item Cost: 1 Magic Essence
 
Warpath Warrior Charm (0 Power)
Power Bonus: none
Attraction Bonus: none
Luck: none
Cheese Effect: No Effect
Consumed Upon: Custom
This charm assists in pinpointing and targeting warrior adversaries in the Marching Flame, increasing how often they’re encountered. This charm is consumed upon encountering a warrior unit of the Marching Flame.
Cost: 350 gold
Refund: 240 gold
Conduit Required: Pine Charm Conduit
Item Cost: 1 Ionized Salt
 
Super Warpath Warrior Charm (0 Power)
Power Bonus: none
Attraction Bonus: none
Luck: none
Cheese Effect: No Effect
Consumed Upon: Custom
This charm assists in pinpointing and targeting warrior adversaries in the Marching Flame, significantly increasing how often they’re encountered, as well as giving a power bonus against Marching Flame Warriors. This charm is consumed upon encountering a warrior unit of the Marching Flame.
Cost: 100 gold
Refund: 120 gold
Conduit Required: Pine Charm Conduit
Item Cost: 1 Magic Essence
 

 

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Cheese and Mice

Here we give an overview of the mice that can be encountered in this location, and how often you can expect to see them using various cheese.

The Mice of the Fiery Warpath

Here is a breakdown of the various mice that can be found in the location, and what loot they might drop:

Mouse
(Known Cheese Preferences)
Group
(Weaknesses)
Potential Loot Drop Rate
Caravan Guard The Marching Flame None
Crimson Commander The Marching Flame
None
Crimson Ranger The Marching Flame
None
Crimson Titan The Marching Flame
None
Crimson Watch The Marching Flame
None
Desert Archer The Marching Flame
None
Desert Soldier The Marching Flame
None
Flame Archer The Marching Flame
None
Flame Ordnance The Marching Flame
None
Flame Warrior The Marching Flame
None
Gargantuamouse The Marching Flame
1-4 Flameshards Unknown
Inferno Mage The Marching Flame
1-2 Heatproof Mage Cloth Unknown
Magmarage The Marching Flame
1-3 Heatproof Mage Cloth
Sand Cavalry The Marching Flame
1-2 Desert Horseshoes Unknown
Sandwing Cavalry The Marching Flame
1-3 Desert Horseshoes
Sentinel The Marching Flame
None
Theurgy Warden The Marching Flame
5-10 Flameshards
2 Simple Orbs
Vanguard The Marching Flame
None
Warmonger The Marching Flame
100 Flameshards Unknown
1 Ultimate Luck Charm Unknown
2 Ultimate Power Charms Unknown
1 Oasis Bead Unknown
Simple Orbs
1 Sphynx Crystal Unknown
1 Sandblasted Metal Unknown

 

Mice Populations

Due the nature of this area we are unable to provide mice populations. However, here we present you with information on the starting numbers of mice in each wave.

Wave 1

35 Desert Soldier

35 Desert Archer

35 Vanguard
Support Mice

Caravan Guard

Crimson Commander

Gargantuamouse
 
Wave 2

40 Flame Warrior

40 Flame Archer

40 Sentinel

45 Sand Cavalry

20 Inferno Mage
Support Mice

Caravan Guard

Crimson Commander

Gargantuamouse
 
Wave 3

50 Crimson Titan

50 Crimson Ranger

50 Crimson Watch

60 Sandwing Cavalry

30 Magmarage

20 Flame Ordnance
Support Mice

Caravan Guard

Crimson Commander

Gargantuamouse
 
Wave 4

12 Theurgy Warden

1 Warmonger

 

You can use any of the purchased cheese in this location.

Super Brie not only has the advantage of more attractions to increase streaks, but also of attracting more Crimson Commanders and less Caravan Guards, allowing you to progress from one wave to the next much sooner.

 

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Setup Options

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Goals

Here is a selection of Goals that a hunter may like to achieve:

Catching in Streaks

One of the most important new mechanics to understand in this location is that of catching mice in streaks.

If you catch 3 mice in a row of the same type you will receive a notification in your journal informing you that 2 additional mice of that type have retreated.

As your streak goes higher, the reward increases, with 4 additional mice retreating at a streak of 6 and 6 additional mice retreating at a streak of 9.

Obviously this means that catching in streaks can significantly reduce the time spent in each wave, reaching a streak of 9 results in 21 mice of one type being removed from the wave.

Failing to catch a mouse, encountering a different type of mouse or failing to attract a mouse all result in a streak being broken.

Streaks can be obtained during the course of normal hunting, but they are unlikely to be very high. Fortunately there are some things that can be done to improve your chances of streaks.

Using a cheese with a higher attraction rate will avoid Failures to Attract that could break your streak.

Warpath Charms can be purchased from the charm shop in this location. They increase the chances of you attracting a mouse of the type matching the charm, arming these can help you build larger streaks.

Super Warpath Charms can also be purchased (but require Magic Essence). These charms increase the chances of you attracting a mouse of the type matching the charm even more than the regular charm, and they also add a further 50% power bonus to your trap to aid in catching the mice.

Streaks also have two other effects. Catching a Crimson Commander will remove a number of mice equal to your current streak from all remaining mice in the wave. Even better than streaks themselves this can be used to dramatically reduce the time spent in a wave.

Upon reaching a streak of 7 the Gargantuamouse will be released into the area. This mouse becomes more common as your streak gets higher.

 

Hunting in Wave 1

Upon entering the Fiery Warpath you will be confronted with the first wave of mice.

There are only three mice in the wave, an archer, a scout and a warrior. The best power type of trap to use is Physical.

Ideally hunters should have either the Enraged RhinoBot, or a limited edition Physical trap like the Chrome DrillBot.

While not essential for this wave, charms should significantly reduce the time taken here. This is also the easiest location to build streaks up in order to attract a Gargantuamouse.

 

Hunting in Wave 2

Wave two also has an archer, a scout and a warrior mouse, but also includes a cavalry and a mage mouse.

The best type of trap to use against the Flame Archer, Sentinel and Flame Warrior mice is a Physical trap. Tactical traps are best against the Sand Cavalry Mice. Hydro traps are best against the Inferno Mage Mice.

Charms offer more benefit in this wave, although are still not required. If not using charms it is advised hunters arm their best Physical trap.

Using Charms to target certain mice allows you to arm the most appropriate trap type.

The Sand Cavalry and Inferno Mage mice drop loot that can be used in crafting Cavalry and Mage Charms.

 

Hunting in Wave 3

Wave three contains the same five types of mice as Wave two, but also adds the Flame Ordnance mice.

Flame Ordnance mice are weakest against Arcane traps.

The same strategy for Wave two applies here, use of charms is not essential, but offers significant benefits.

With 6 types of mice in this wave catching a Crimson Commander offers the greatest benefit on this wave.

 

Hunting in Wave 4

Wave four has no support mice and only includes two mice.

The Theurgy Warden protects the Warmonger until all 12 have been caught. No streaks apply in this wave.

Once all 12 Theurgy Wardens have been caught the Warmonger is now able to be caught. It can be encountered before this but not caught.

A Physical trap is the best type to use for this wave.

Catching the Warmonger resets the location and moves you to Wave one again. You will also be awarded one Warpath Victory which is a requirement for crafting the three new traps available in this location.

The Warmonger drops one loot item for crafting a new trap the first time you catch it. Other items may be dropped by later Warmongers you catch, however if they do not drop a loot item they appear to drop Simple Orbs instead.

 

Using Charms

There are 9 new charms specifically for use in this location.

2 charms for each of the Archer, Scout and Warrior mice can be purchased from the Charm Shoppe.

2 charms for each of the Cavalry and Mage mice can be crafted using loot obtained from those mice in Waves 2 and 3.

The Crimson Commander Charm is awarded upon successfully completing Waves 1, 2 and 3.

Charms are not essential, but they offer significant benefits for building streaks and catching the right mice.

If you use charms to catch all of certain types of mice in a wave, there will be little benefit in arming regular charms to target the last remaining mouse of the Wave. Obviously Super Charms offer a power bonus which can help with the final mouse.

Commander’s Charms can be employed to greatest effect on Wave 3. However this is the hardest wave to build streaks on, so hunters may consider using them on Wave 2 instead.

 

Catching the Gargantuamouse

Upon reaching a streak of 7 the Gargantuamouse will be released into the Wave. As the streak grows the chances of encountering the Gargantuamouse increases.

There is no way to know exactly when a Gargantuamouse will appear. Some people have noticed that the Effectiveness rating under a trap changes to Mild around streak 8, this is just a by product of the population of the Gargantuamouse increasing, it does not guarantee an attraction.

At streak 8 the Gargantuamouse is encountered roughly about half the time, while at streak 9 it encountered most of the time. Streaks of 10 and above are possible but rare.

Once you feel you are ready to hunt for the Gargantuamouse, arm the Ice Maiden as this mouse is weakest against the Draconic power type.

Hunter’s may like to also arm a Commander’s Charm at this point. Crimson Commanders are also weak against Draconic traps, and either catching the Gargantuamouse or the Crimson Commander can offer benefits.

 

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Cheese that can be used in this location

Super Brie

Cherry

Gilded

Gouda

Brie

Candy Corn

Ghoulgonzola

Gingerbread Cheese

Rockforth

Swiss

Marble

Mozzarella

Cheddar

White Cheddar

 

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Thank you to all who have contributed so far and will do so in the future.

 

This article contains information relevant to MouseHunt v3.1.26438.

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