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This article is from 2017 and somehow outdated. Will be updated soon.

Basic information[edit | edit source]

Large Trog Traps are items that will start random winter-themed timed events as soon as they are placed.

They were first introduced during the Christmas event 2017 that was called Elfi's Toy Drive. It started on December 13th 2017 and has ended on January 10th 2018.

How to obtain[edit | edit source]

Reward Holiday Gift Boxes for successfully completed tier 2 events that were initiated by placing Medium Trog Traps usually contain several Rescued Toys, random useful consumables and items, as well as (randomly) often 1 Large Trog Trap.

10 Large Trog Traps each can also be bought in the Store as parts of the Ultimate Holiday Trap Pack, but only during Christmas event-times.

How to use[edit | edit source]

Medium Trog Traps can be placed and will then immediately start timed winter-themed events. The specific event goals differ and are described by onscreen messages.

If the announced goal is successfully reached within the set timespan, a Reward Holiday Gift Box will appear afterwards at or next to the spot that the Trog Trap had originally been placed.

Trog Trap Events[edit | edit source]

As soon as a Trog Trap is placed onto the ground, an event will immediately begin. Often the sky and air around the Trog Trap will turn blue all by itself and it will start to snow as long as this particular event lasts. Once placed, Trog Traps cannot be deactivated and they cannot be wired to be activated at a later time.

One of several optional events will be randomly chosen. These can be played alone or together as a team of players. The patch notes describe that the rewards for these events are "instanced" so that everyone who participates in the event should get their own Reward Holiday Gift Box. These reward containers very often do not appear exactly at the same spot where the Trog Trap has been placed, but on a random adjacent block.

All Creatures and objects (poles, targets, piles of snowcubes, reward gift boxes, etc.) that will be summoned by a Trog Trap will be indicated on your compass as one symbol each.

Few of the Trog Trap event Creatures that players sometimes have to kill during the events will rarely drop special Loot Bags that will contain items and Rescued Toys similar to the content of spawning Holiday Gifts.

Arctic event Mirus that appear for Snowball Fight events are vulnerable only to Snowcubes and can eliminated by these throwables, but are immune to physical damage dealt by any melee Weapon. All the other of the Trog Trap event Creatures that can be killed with Weapons are immune to elemental damage, but they can usually be stunned with Stun Bombs and pushed away with Snowcubes and Force Bombs.

Tip: choose a place to build an arena for these events somewhere in your game world where nothing else (or at least not much else) has been built or changed underground to avoid lags. Building the arena high up or floating over an ocean is recommended, because in this case you can build a smaller platform that will make it easier to complete some of the events (mainly "Snow 2 Go" and "Present Danger"). Rumors say that building a platform of 17x17 blocks very high up (30 blocks away from everything else) might force all creatures, poles and loot boxes directly in the middle where you should also place the trap.

Snowball Turrets are immensely helpful with events types that require throwing Snowcubes ("Snowball Fight" and "Snowball Target Practice"). Do not place the turrets for too long in advance, but only at the beginning of the events and pick them up as soon as the event is over before they will vanish so you can re-use them. When using Snowball Turrets, make sure that no common Creatures will stay in the arena or within view of sight, nor let common Creatures enter the arena during the events, since the Turrets would waste their (infinite) Snowcubes on these Creatures in that case instead of shooting at Arctic Mirus and/or targets.

More Tips: as usual, wear your best armor, equip your best weapon for "King of the Chill", "Get to the Capture" and "Troggington Fights Back". Also do not forget to prepare health regenerating Potions or Food, for example Mushroom Sandwiches that will grant health regeneration and a bonus on your maximum health points for 15 minutes. While the Tier 1 events "Pining for you" and "Snow 2 go" are completely harmless, you might rarely be hit by Blizzard Chizzards during "Ice Spy" events and even by targets during "Snowball Target Practice".

It is advisable to also put a stack of Advanced Health Potions into your quickbar, then select this slot and use right-click to drink a healing potion during the fight whenever your player character has been hit hard. This might happen during Tier 2 and Tier 3 combat events. While the new Jingle Juice also grants health regeneration for 10 minutes and seemingly some sort of cold resistance (not immunity though), it cannot be crafted, but only traded from Elfis.

Known Large Trog Trap events[edit | edit source]

Ice Spy (Tier 3 with 5 spies)[edit | edit source]

Five waves of 5-6 Creatures - Leafies and/or Blizzard Chizzards wearing Pet Accessories - will spawn one after another within a certain proximity around the Large Trog Trap. One of these Creatures of each wave has to be identified and killed. Onscreen messages will tell you which type of Creature the "spy" is that you should kill, and which type of hat and/or bow tie the spy is wearing (sometimes spies will wear only one of these accessories).

These tier 3 events will again grant you ca. 1 minute of time to defeat all 5 spies. The descriptions of spies are a bit different from tier 1 and 2 events. They often describe the specific colors of hats and/or bowties that the "spy" is wearing, but the description on the bottom of your screen will not specify the type of Creature that you should be looking for. This time the message at the left border of your screen will also not be more specific, both will only say "the spy is wearing..." or "the spy is the one wearing...".

Sometimes only a bunch of Leafis will spawn, at other times only Blizzard Chizzards will spawn, but often both types will spawn, while the description of the spy still won't specify the sought-after Creature type. If only a bow tie is mentioned, then the spy does not wear any type of hat, and if only the hat is specified, the spy doesn't wear a bow tie.

Spies once again require 3 hits with any weapon, no matter if a Lumite Sword, Diamond Sword, Iron Sword, Obsidian Sword, Stone Sword, Wood Sword or even an indestructible Twig (that doesn't lose durability) to be eliminated. Different from the red ghostly Creatures that spawned during the Halloween-events of Pumpkiru's Candy Campaign, the "spies" will reduce the durability of the melee weapon that you'll use to fight them though. Spies do not ever seem to drop any Loot Bags of their own.

Leafis will again only attempt to flee without fighting back, but Blizzard Chizzards will defend themselves when being attacked and are occasionally able to deal cold damage over time for ca. 9 seconds. Red icons on the compass will show you where all the Creatures are, but will not point out the spy itself in any specific way.

Get to the Capture (Tier 2 with 6 capture points)[edit | edit source]

Even though the onscreen description of this event says "Secure the area around the trap! Don't let Troggington's minions gain any ground." again, the real objective of this event is to stay close to 6 "capture points" that will spawn one after another looking like candy-cane-colored poles for long enough to let the blue spheres on them ascend from the center to the top.

You only have ca. 2 minutes in total to make sure that all 6 capture points are "secured" by letting their blue spheres reach the top. After one point is "captured", if you could manage to stay within the red force-field-like "capture zone" around the pole for ca. 12 seconds while the blue sphere is rising, the next of six poles in total will spawn within a certain proximity around the Trog Trap.

First problem is that the capture zones do not always react properly to a player character's presence or the blue spheres might rise extremely slowly even if you stay very close to the pole (might be related to connection issues). The other - intended - obstacle is that either two or more aggressive Creatures wearing dark blue holiday hats will spawn ca. every 20 seconds (up to 12 in total if you don't defeat any of them during the event), mainly Blizzard Chizzards called "Chizzard Minions", but also Arctic Mirus called "Miru Minions" and Rambeaus called Rambeau Minions.

At first, two Chizzard Minions might spawn at 1:58, next either two more of them (or one Chizzard Minion and a Miru Minion) at 1:38, often followed by a Rambeau Minion and another Chizzard Minion (or Miru Minion) at 1:15, then two more Chizzard Minions shortly after, while at 0:58 two Miru Minions might appear, plus two more Miru Minions and another Rambeau Minion at 0:28.

These Creatures will attack you. Each sphere will usually only need ca. 12 seconds to rise to the top of the pole, but each time that you will be pushed out of the red force-field-like "capture zone" by a Creature, the ascending of the blue sphere will not only stop, but even be reversed, documented by the percentage displayed on the diamond-shaped gauge in the middle of your screen that changes from red to light blue while the blue sphere is ascending.

Chizzard Minions have the exact same combat skills like common Blizzard Chizzards, rarely dealing cold damage over time for up to 7 seconds occasionally when hitting your player character, especially when they use their "dive attack" to push yor player character back. Even worse, sometimes these Creatures are able to stun your player character, rendering you unable to do anything for 3-5 seconds while your player character is also pushed back at the same time. Chizzard Minions require 9 hits by a Lumite level sword to be killed.

Miru Minions will throw Snowcubes at you that can also push your player character back, as well as sometimes are able to deal cold damage over time for 4 seconds. They require 5 hits dealt with a Lumite level sword to be killed.

Rambeau Minions will attempt to push your player character back and can also deal cold damage over time for 3 seconds occasionally. Just like Miru Minions, they require 5 hits of a Lumite level sword to be killed.

Coolworm Minions can spit a frost fountain similar to the lava fountain of common Warmworms, but the frost fountains of Coolworms will deal cold damage over time. They require 8 hits by a Lumite level sword to be killed.

All of these Minions are vulnerable to any type of swords/melee weapons and also Explosives like Armor-Piercing Bombs or Explosive Bombs for example; and they can also be stunned by Stun Bombs. It is absolutely recommended to make use of Explosives as often as you can while "securing" the capture points, since Explosives have an area effect and can get rid of several Creatures at once, different to melee weapons (that you can use for fighting the closest enemies at the very same time too). You can use Snowcubes too, but unfortunately these won't deal much damage during this event.

Troggington's Minions can drop Loot Bags filled with items similar to the contents of Reward Holiday Gift Boxes minus any Trog Traps.

It is recommended to wear your best armor, equip your best weapon, carry a stack of Advanced Health Potions in your quickbar and prepare health regenerating Potions or Food, for example Mushroom Sandwiches beforehand, that will grant health regeneration and a bonus on your maximum health points for 15 minutes.

Troggington Fights Back[edit | edit source]

This event does not have any time restrictions. The description at the beginning announces: "Troggington has ordered his minions to attack!".

Only seconds after that, aggressive Creatures wearing dark blue holiday hats will spawn, usually starting with three Chizzard Minions. After you have defeated them, more aggressive Creatures wearing dark blue holiday hats will spawn, usually two Rambeau Minions and one Miru Minion that will throw Snowcubes at you from a distance. After defeating these enemies, a third wave of minions will spawn, usually two Chizzard Minions, one more Rambeau Minion and also an immobile Coolworm Minion.

After you have defeated the third wave, the system message will claim: "Wait a minute... that's not actually Troggington in the trap!", after which the Frost Trog Troggington himself will appear. Curiously enough, he is peaceful. Shortly after, many minions will spawn; at least 5 Miru Minions and 2 Chizzard Minions. Your objective is to defeat all of them, including Troggington.

Chizzard Minions have the exact same combat skills like common Blizzard Chizzards, rarely dealing cold damage over time for up to 7 seconds occasionally when hitting your player character, especially when they use their "dive attack" to push yor player character back. Even worse, sometimes these Creatures are able to stun your player character, rendering you unable to do anything for 3-5 seconds while your player character is also pushed back at the same time. Chizzard Minions require 9 hits by a Lumite level sword to be killed.

Miru Minions will throw Snowcubes at you that can also push your player character back, as well as sometimes are able to deal cold damage over time for 4 seconds. They require 5 hits dealt with a Lumite level sword to be killed.

Rambeau Minions will attempt to push your player character back and can also deal cold damage over time for 3 seconds occasionally. Just like Miru Minions, they require 5 hits of a Lumite level sword to be killed.

Coolworm Minions can spit a frost fountain similar to the lava fountain of common Warmworms, but the frost fountains of Coolworms will deal cold damage over time. They require 8 hits by a Lumite level sword to be killed.

Troggington is very tough and requires 80-90 hits with a Lumite level sword to be defeated, so you should use your best weapon. Troggington looks like he attempts to heal himself like common Trogs do, but it seemingly does not work the same way, since his health points do not visibly recover. He is able to hurl player characters away or up quite far when hammering with both of his fists against the ground, even if the player characters have been behind Troggington. Circling him is not always a very successful strategy, at least less successful than against common Trogs. He also seems to be able to occasionally deal cold damage over time for 3 seconds.

All of these Creatures are vulnerable to any type of swords/melee weapon and also Explosives like Armor-Piercing Bombs or Explosive Bombs for example; and they can also be stunned by Stun Bombs. It is absolutely recommended to make use of Explosives as often as you can, since Explosives have an area effect and can get rid of several Creatures at once, different to your best melee weapon, that you can use for fighting the closest enemies at the very same time too. Snowcubes won't deal much damage during this event.

Troggington's Minions and perhaps Troggington III too (never experienced it happening though) can drop Loot Bags filled with items similar to the contents of Reward Holiday Gift Boxes minus any Trog Traps.

It is recommended to wear your best armor, equip your best weapon, carry a stack of Advanced Health Potions in your quickbar and prepare health regenerating Potions or Food, for example Mushroom Sandwiches beforehand, that will grant health regeneration and a bonus on your maximum health points for 15 minutes.

King of the Chill (Tier 3 ?)[edit | edit source]

Again the onscreen description of this event says: "Don't let Troggington's Minions capture the control point!", which in reality means that you have to defeat all of the spawning Minions around the Large Trog Trap for ca. 1,5 minutes (usually 100 seconds, exactly the same timespan as for Medium Trog Trap events).

Aggressive Creatures will spawn ca. every 20-30 seconds, usually starting with one Blizzard Chizzard called "Chizzard Minion" at ca. 1:38, then additionally one or two Arctic Mirus called Miru Minions at ca. 1:22, together or followed by two Chizzard Minions shortly after, then one or two blue-green colored Warmworms called "Coolworm Minions" together with a Rambeau called "Rambeau Minion" at ca. 0:58, another Coolworm at 0:48 to 0:36 together with a Chizzard Minion, sometimes two more Chizzard Minions together with another Rambeau Minion at ca. 0:28. 5-6 rounds with 1-5 enemies spawning have been reported by other players.

All of these Creatures are wearing dark blue Holiday Pet Hats and some are a bit larger than their common non-event brethren. As soon as the aggressive Creatures are starting to spawn, the message on the bottom of your screen will say "[Troggington]: RWAAARG! Not again! Minions to me!" All of these minions will attack you and are able to (actually pretty rarely) deal cold damage over time for 3-7 seconds occasionally when hitting your player character, while some attacks will also push you back and out of the blue capture zone. You should stay within the large blue force-field-like "capture zone" around the Trog Trap for most of the 100 second duration of this event yourself too.

Chizzard Minions have the exact same combat skills like common Blizzard Chizzards, rarely dealing cold damage over time for up to 7 seconds occasionally when hitting your player character, especially when they use their "dive attack" to push yor player character back. Even worse, sometimes these Creatures are able to stun your player character, rendering you unable to do anything for 3-5 seconds while your player character is also pushed back at the same time. Chizzard Minions require 9 hits by a Lumite level sword to be killed.

Miru Minions will throw Snowcubes at you that can also push your player character back, as well as sometimes are able to deal cold damage over time for 4 seconds. They require 5 hits dealt with a Lumite level sword to be killed.

Rambeau Minions will attempt to push your player character back and can also deal cold damage over time for 3 seconds occasionally. Just like Miru Minions, they require 5 hits of a Lumite level sword to be killed.

Coolworm Minions can spit a frost fountain similar to the lava fountain of common Warmworms, but the frost fountains of Coolworms will deal cold damage over time. They require 8 hits by a Lumite level sword to be killed.

All of these minions are vulnerable to any type of swords/melee weapons and also Explosives like Armor-Piercing Bombs or Explosive Bombs for example; and they can be stunned by Stun Bombs too. It is absolutely recommended to make use of Explosives as often as you can, since Explosives have an area effect and can get rid of several Creatures at once, different to your best melee weapon that you can use for fighting the closest enemies at the very same time too. Snowcubes won't deal much damage during this event - not even against Miru Minions, even though they look very similar to the Arctic Mirus that appear during "Snowball Fight" events where they are only vulnerable to Snowcubes but not to any other weapons.

The diamond-shaped gauge in the middle of your screen will be light blue at first and display 0%, saying "capturing", while changing to "losing" each time a Creature enters the blue force-field-like "capture zone" around the Trog Trap. The percentage will rise as long as Creatures are still alive in close proximity of the Large Trog Trap. The gauge will slowly change to a red color from bottom to top while the percentage of "losing" is rising, and if the percentage displayed should reach 100%, you will have lost the event. So the objective is to kill all the Creatures, or at least push them out of the blue force-field-like "capture zone" around the Trog Trap.

It is recommended to wear your best armor, equip your best weapon, carry a stack of Advanced Health Potions in your quickbar and prepare health regenerating Potions or Food, for example Mushroom Sandwiches beforehand, that will grant health regeneration and a bonus on your maximum health points for 15 minutes.

Snowball Target Practice (Tier 3 with mainly small targets in different heights)[edit | edit source]

Like for Tier 1 and 2 Snowball Target Practice, several piles of 3-4 Snowcubes each will appear at once within a certain proximity around the Medium Trog Trap so you can collect these ranged "weapons". When collecting them all, you should have been provided with ca. 25-30 Snowcubes in total (again, less than for "Snowball Fight"). Snowcube piles are indicated on your compass with their own small icons once again.

Ca. 15 seconds later, the first of eight waves consisting of ca. 2-4 red-and-white target will spawn. These targets for tier 3 nearly always have smaller discs than for tier 1, some of them are positioned higher up with longer poles and such harder to hit properly.

Again you are supposed to hit all of the targets with well-aimed Snowcubes, thrown from a stack of Snowcubes in your quickbar by clicking your right mouse button. Try to hit them all within the time span that is displayed on screen. For Tier 3 events you will also be granted only a bit less than 1 minute starting with the spawning of the first target/s. The targets will again hit you if you get very close to them. This will almost always deal cold damage over time for 3-4 seconds and will push your player character upwards and back as well.

As before, it is recommended to prepare at least one stack of Snowcubes even before starting any Trog Trap events. To craft Snowcubes, simply put blocks of Snow into a Processor. Placing Snowball Turrets on the ground during this event is extremely recommended, they are of great help with events like this one (and also for "Snowball Fight"s).

You can buy Snowball Turrets from Elfis that spawn in cold biomes during the Christmas event (like from December 13th 2017 to January 10th 2018), 5 Snowball Turrets will "cost" 50 Rescued Toys. Pick the Turrets up before 90 seconds are over, then you can re-use them! Snowball Turrets have become craftable after the third reward bundle of Elfi's Community Toy Drive was unlocked with 25 million Toys on January 3rd 2018 for those who claimed the Snowball Turret Bundle until January 10th 2018.

Snowball Targets are "vulnerable" only to Snowcubes. Remember that Snowcubes fly in an arch when aiming at the targets. These of course never drop any Loot Bags, since they aren't Creatures. Even if you attempt to hit them with melee weapons, they won't take any damage at all. Red compass markers will indicate where each target is positioned.

Present Danger (Tier 2?)[edit | edit source]

This event can rarely be initiated by a Large Trog Trap, however it does not seem to be any different than when it is initiated by a Medium Trog Trap. Ca. 10 colorful Holiday Gifts will spawn, most of which will contain small stacks of crafted Christmas-themed items like Gingerbread Walls, Molasses, Holiday Lights and the like. These presents seemingly never contain any Trog Traps, but they often contain Rescued Toys.

The presents will only be available for ca. 13 seconds and then will vanish, so you should hurry to loot as many of them within this timespan as you can. No additional Reward Holiday Gift Box will appear at the end of this event.

Snowball Fight (Tier 3)[edit | edit source]

This event has been reported by certain players to be rarely initiated by Large Trog Traps just like they can be initiated by Small Trog Traps. However, I cannot confirm this yet, even after playing through dozens of Large Trog Trap events. They are supposed to be similar to Snowball Fight Tier 1 events, which means that 30-40 Snowcubes should be obtainable from Snowcube piles at the beginning of the event again, after which five waves consisting of ca. 3-6 Arctic event Mirus (most often 5) wearing dark blue holiday hats should spawn that you will then have to defeat within a little more than 1 minute with well-aimed Snowcubes thrown from a stack in your quickbar by clicking your right mouse button. If this event should occur, placing Snowball Turrets on the ground during this event is very recommended once again, along with any health regenerating Potion or Food that you can consume when this event starts; for example Mushroom Sandwiches.

Snow 3 Go (Tier 3 with 15 small capture points)[edit | edit source]

This event has been reported by certain players to be rarely initiated by Large Trog Traps just like they can be initiated by Medium Trog Traps. However, I cannot confirm this yet, even after playing through dozens of Large Trog Trap events. They are supposed to be similar to Snow 3 Go Tier 2 events, which means that you should have a bit more than 1 minute to "capture" 15 candy-cane-colored capture poles with red capture zones around them and rising light blue spheres on them that will spawn one after another around the Large Trog Trap. No aggressive Creatures should attack you while doing so, and a small diamond-shaped gauge in the middle of your screen is supposed to turn from red to blue again, going from 0% to 100% and ending with a large system message saying "Point captured!". You should be able to check the lilac colored flags on your compass that will lead you to the next pole very quickly.


Rewards for level three events[edit | edit source]

As soon as players manage to accomplish the given event goal, a special Tier 3 Reward Holiday Gift Box will appear that will contain up to 33 or more Rescued Toys, rarely 1 Medium Trog Trap plus usually 5-8 stacks of a few random consumables, materials and/or items like: 1-5 Basic Health Potions, 1-2 Speed Potions, 1-2 Health Regeneration Potions, 1-2 Freeze Resistance Potions, 1-2 Advanced Health Potions, 1-2 Crystal Shards, 1-2 Infused Crystals, 1-2 Fire Bombs, 1-2 Freeze Bombs, 1-2 Force Bombs, 1-2 Basic Extractors, 1-2 Advanced Extractors, 1-2 Basic Excavators, 1-2 Advanced Excavators, 1-2 Super Excavators, 1-2 Questionable Jerkys, 1-2 Blizzard Chizzard Eggs, 1-2 Gingerbread Loaves, 1-2 Frigid Pies, 1-2 Frigid Sandwiches, 1-2 Frigid Soups, 1-2 Arctek Lanterns, 1-2 Grand Arctek Lanterns and/or other items like that.

Rescued Toys can be traded in for rare Christmas-themed Recipes and items at Elfis. Elfis are NPCs that will only spawn during Christmas events on random blocks of Snow and Ice during day and night.

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