2. Claw Shot City
Power Type: Law
Minimum Rank: Lord/Lady
Objective: Upgrade to S.L.A.C. II
Recommended Area Progression Plan: Where Should I Go Next?
Claw Shot City is a Wild West-themed area in the Varmint Valley region. Here, a whole new power type is introduced into the game. Mice in this region are weak to Law type traps. Anything else will not catch them.
The hunting mechanic is not really complicated. You catch mice for bounty rewards. To know which mice you need to find, you first have to get your hands on a Wanted Poster. These are sometimes dropped by Bounty Hunter mice. By donating or buying them on the Marketplace, you can increase your chances through Sheriff’s Badge Charms. Those ensure that the next Bounty Hunter attracted will be caught and will drop a Poster. On rare occasions a Bounty Hunter will drop one of these charms.
Once you open the Wanted Poster, you will have to catch 4 gang members and a ringleader. You can only attract a ringleader when all the gang members have been caught. There are different types of Wanted Posters with different mice on them. You can also invite a friend as your deputy to help you catch those mice. Upon completion, you get a reward that consists of, among other things, Fool’s Gold.This mechanic is basically a less extravagant version of the Treasure Maps. As with Treasure Maps, Wanted Posters yield more rewards and more Fool’s Gold if they are dusted with Rare Map Dust. You can work on a Treasure Map and a Wanted Poster at the same time.
Your first goal is to gather 500 pieces of Fool’s Gold. Aside from Wanted Posters, Prospector mice can sometimes drop a small number of Fool’s Gold as well. The Prospector Charm is said to help you in attracting more Prospector mice, but first of all, the difference doesn’t seem to be that huge, and second of all, even if a Prospector drops Fool’s Gold, it’s really just between 1 and 3 pieces or so.
The elusive Pyrite mouse can drop up to 12 Fool’s Gold. The attraction rate for those mice is very low though. SB+ helps in attracting this rare mouse a little more often, but your main source of Fool’s Gold will indeed be the Wanted Posters.Claw Shot City is a tough area, because the first Law trap is pretty weak. I’m afraid there is no other way than to tough it out. Instead of wasting Prospector Charms, it might be the time to use something stronger to help with the horrible catch rate. Depending on what your inventory holds, I’d advise using something comparable to Ancient Charms, for example. Once you’ve gathered 500 Fool’s Gold, you can buy a superior Law type trap which will help your catch rate considerably.
Afterwards, you could gather more Fool’s Gold to buy the CSC Theme or one of many Kits that will help you in other areas. However, I suggest you save it for the Gnawnian Express! You’re going to need it there!
* Buy a Law type trap and start hunting.
* Catch a Bounty Hunter that holds a Wanted Poster.
* Sheriff’s Badge Charms significantly increase Bounty Hunter catches.
* Catch the mice on the Wanted Poster and receive a reward of Fool’s Gold.
* Upgrade your trap once you have collected 500 Fool’s Gold.