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This article is from 2017 and somehow outdated.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

Basic information[edit | edit source]

Medium 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 events initiated with Small Trog Traps randomly contain Rescued Toys, useful consumables like Food and/or Potions, uncommon materials, Excavators and/or Extractors of different kinds plus nearly always also 1 Medium Trog Traps.

Additional Medium Trog Traps can also optionally be bought from the Store for Coins (the Holiday Trap Pack contains 10 of these traps, the Ultimate Holiday Trap Pack contains 40 Medium Trog Traps), but only during Christmas event-time.

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 Medium Trog Trap events[edit | edit source]

Get to the Capture (Tier 1 with 5 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.", the real objective of this event is to stay close to 5 "capture points" spawning 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 will need to stay within the red force-field-like "capture zone" around the pole for ca. 12 seconds while the blue sphere is rising. Five of these poles will spawn one after another within a certain proximity around the Trog Trap. You only have ca. 2 minutes in total to make sure that all 5 capture points are "secured" by letting their blue spheres reach the top. Since each of them only takes 12 seconds to rise up, this should only take a minute and a bit of running up to each of the poles.

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 one or (more often) two more aggressive Creatures will spawn ca. every 20 seconds (up to 10 in total if you don't defeat any of them during the event), mainly Blizzard Chizzards called "Chizzard Minions", but also a few Arctic Mirus called "Miru Minions".

For example, ca. at 1:58 two Chizzard Minions might spawn, then two more (or one Chizzard Minion together with a Miru Minion) at 1:38 (to 1:36), two more Chizzard Minions at 1:17 (to 1:13), two Miru Minions together with one Chizzard Minion (or two Chizzard Minions again) at 0:58 (to 0:55), and at last one or two more Chizzard Minions at 0:38. Rarely two Miru Minions or even three Minions might appear together at a time though.

These Creatures will attack you. Each sphere will 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, truthfully reflected by the percentage displayed on the red-blue diamond-shaped gauge in the middle of your screen.

Chizzard Minions have the exact same combat skills like common Blizzard Chizzards, dealing cold damage over time for up to 7 seconds occasionally when hitting your player character, but also using their "dive attack" to push you away, which will hinder you to keep on "securing" the capture pole. Even worse, sometimes these Creatures are able to stun your player character, rendering you unable to do anything for 3-5 seconds, often while your player character is also pushed out of the red capture zone of the poles at the same time. They require 9 hits dealt with a Lumite level sword to be killed.

Miru Minions will throw Snowcubes at you that can also push your player character back and out of the "capture zone" as well as sometimes deal cold damage over time for 4 seconds as well. They require 5 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.

As some sort of compensation, Troggington's Minions are able to 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.

Ice Spy (Tier 2 with 4 spies)[edit | edit source]

Four waves of 5-6 Creatures - Leafies and/or Blizzard Chizzards wearing Pet Accessories - will spawn one after another within a certain proximity around the Medium 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).

The descriptions of spies are not as detailed as for tier 1 events, but will still name the type of Creature and its accessories accurately. If a Creature is depicted as "I don't like the look of that Leafi/Chizzard in the holiday hat" or "They say that the spy is a Leafi/Chizzard in only a holiday hat", this Creature usually ONLY wears a holiday hat, but no bow tie (and vice versa - "only a bow tie" means "no hat").

Sometimes the description on the bottom of your screen will not specify the type of Creature you should be looking for while the message at the left border of your screen will be more specific, but usually only one type (either Leafis or Blizzard Chizzards) will spawn during such a wave anyways.

Tier 2 events will give you ca. 1 minute to defeat all 4 spies. During Tier 2 events, spies will only sometimes be the ones that wear pointed red and white Holiday Pet Hats. More often they will either be Leafis or Blizzard Chizzards wearing either only a Top Hat or only a Bow Tie (of any color). Sometimes, only a bunch of Leafis will spawn, at other times only Blizzard Chizzards might spawn. Tip: again it's recommended to first look for the type of Creature with the specific hat that you need to find (Leafi or Blizzard Chizzard), or check for Creatures that do not wear any hats if this is the description of the spy, and then check for the bow ties because these are more difficult to spot.

Spies 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.

Snowball Target Practice (Tier 2 with small and large targets at different heights)[edit | edit source]

Like for Tier 1 Snowball Target Practice, 5 seconds after the announcement of the event type, 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 2 often 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 2 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.

"Snowball Target Practice" tier 2 is sometimes only rewarded with a Medium Trog Trap.

If you do not get very close to any of the targets, you won't need to use up any health regenerating or healing measures.

Snowball Fight (Tier 2)[edit | edit source]

This event has been reported by certain players to be rarely initiated by Medium Trog Traps just like they can be initiated by Small Trog Traps too. However, I cannot confirm this yet, even after playing through dozens of Medium 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 2 with 15 "smaller" capture points)[edit | edit source]

Similar to "Snow 2 Go", 5 seconds after the event has been announced, a candy-cane-colored pole with a sky blue sphere on it will spawn somewhere in a rather large proximity around the Medium Trog Trap. You will have a bit more than 1 minute again (nearly, but not fully 90 seconds) to "capture" 15 of these poles that will spawn one after another.

Each pole has a red "force field" around it again that you are supposed to enter, which will cause the blue sphere to rise on the pole. As for "Snow 2 Go" you will have to stay there until the blue sphere has reached the top. A small diamond-shaped gauge in the middle of your screen will turn from red to blue, displaying the percentage of success from 0% to 100%, ending with a large system message saying "Point captured!" to make sure that you will know when to leave the close vicinity of the pole and run to the next pole that will spawn. You should hurry and run to the next "capture pole" as soon as the message appears. Check the lilac colored flags on your compass that will lead you to the next pole quickly.

For tier 2 events, the red force-field-like "capture spheres" of the 15 poles are significantly smaller than for tier 1 events. However, the blue sphere often only actually starts to ascend if you stand very close to the pole. Beware of stepping directly "into" the pole though, since this might prevent the event from noticing your player character, and the poles do not have a collision texture. If you walk away from the pole too soon, the gauge will display "losing" (instead of "capturing" or "captured") in order to tell you that you should get closer to the pole. If you stay away, the blue sphere might actually drop on the capture pole while the percentage number is decreasing on the gauge.

During this type of events, no enemies will show up that would try to hinder you from "capturing" the points. Still you have to run to the next spawning capture pole as fast as you can, since the available timespan for finishing the event successfully is very short. You might want to use a Speed Potion for this event. Sometimes bugs can occur that will let the blue spheres react extremely reluctantly or very swiftly and only at the borders of the red force-field-like "capture zones" though, rendering them impossible to complete successfully.

"Snow 3 Go" is sometimes only rewarded with a Medium Trog Trap.

Pining For You (Tier 2)[edit | edit source]

This event is nearly the same as if it were initiated with a Small Trog Trap and is also always rewarded with a Medium Trog Trap instead of a Large Trog Trap.

5 seconds after the event has been announced, ca. 15 Pine Trees will spawn within a certain proximity around the Trog Trap, looking like undecorated Holiday Decorative Trees. You now have ca. 1 minute to "chop" these trees down that will each require 4 hits with any melee weapon, no matter if you'll use a Lumite Sword, Diamond Sword, Iron Sword, Obsidian Sword, Stone Sword, Wood Sword or an indestructible Twig (that doesn't lose durability).

Pine Trees do not fight back and will not drop any Loot Bags. They will merely distract you with the fresh smell of pine and attempt to hide Troggington so that he can escape from the trap. Red compass markers will indicate where each of these trees is positioned. If Pine Trees should spawn on flat objects like Wood Signs or Switches due to bad luck, they might become invulnerable though, preventing you from completing the event successfully.

King of the Chill (Tier 2?)[edit | edit source]

Even though the onscreen description of this event says "Don't let Troggington's Minions capture the control point!", the real objective of this event is to defeat all of the spawning Minions around the Medium Trog Trap for ca. 1,5 minutes (or rather 100 seconds).

Aggressive Creatures will spawn ca. every 20-30 seconds, for example starting with one Blizzard Chizzard called "Chizzard Minion" at ca. 1:38, then additionally a Rambeau called "Rambeau Minion" at 1:13, a blue-green colored Warmworm called "Coolworm Minion together with a Chizzard Minion at 0:48 and another Coolworm and Rambeau Minion at ca. 0:18. Occasionally, even more Minions could randomly spawn.

All of these Creatures are wearing dark blue Holiday Pet Hats and 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 "Secure that control point! Troggington's minions are invading". All of these minions will attack you and are able to deal cold damage over time for 3-4 seconds (Chizzard Minions for 7+ seconds even) occasionally when hitting your player character.

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.

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 melee weapons (that you can use for fighting the closest enemies at the very same time too). You can use Snowcubes too in principle, but unfortunately these won't deal much damage during this event.

This time, 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 alive in close proximity of the Medium Trog Trap, slowly changing to a red color from bottom to top while rising, and if the percentage displayed should reach 100%, you will have lost the event.

Troggington's Minions are able to 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.

Present Danger (Tier 1, 13-15 seconds for 9-10 gift boxes)[edit | edit source]

The messages at the beginning of the event explain the objective well enough; "Collect as much loot as you can before time runs out." , and: "HAHAHA! Lucky you - Today's forecast has a 95% chance of loot. How many can you grab? Giftboxes galore!".

Shortly after this message, 9-10 colorful Holiday Gifts will spawn, some of which will also 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.

Unfortunately the presents will only be available for ca. 13 seconds, so you will have to hurry to loot as many of them in time as you can. Of course, no additional Reward Holiday Gift Box will appear at the end of this event.

Rewards for level two events[edit | edit source]

As soon as players manage to accomplish the given event goal, a special Tier 2 Reward Holiday Gift Box will appear that will contain ca. 11-14 Rescued Toys, occasionally 1 Large Trog Trap plus 3-8 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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