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If the element of Poison has a bit of a questionable reputation, this could be traced back to Rare Humbugs. Eschewing the typically amicable attitude of the common Ethereal, they seem to delight in injecting their venom into poor Torchle Trees. The joke's on them, though - the trees actually lap it up and grow stronger as a result!
~ Official description

Description

The Rare Humbug is the second rarethereal monster, being introduced on May 13th 2016. Unlike its common counterpart, the Rare Humbug has more insectoid features, such as a fly's proboscis, compound eyes, and an extra pair of arms. It is also now autumn-orange and has two pairs of wings with one hole in each wing. The Rare Humbug is very expensive because, like all other Rarethereals, it can be bought for 1,500 diamonds in the Market.

Song

Audio sample:
Memory Audio M

The Rare Humbug plays the same tune as its counterpart the Humbug.

Breeding

Like all other Rares, Rare Humbug is only available for breeding during short time periods announced in the game.

Breeding on Earth Island

Like its normal counterpart, the Rare Humbug can be bred using a combination of an Quarrister monster and a three-element monster, which is only possible on the Earth Island. Possible combinations:

Failed breeding results in a parent monster or Humbug. It is assumed that the Rare Humbug's chances of breeding are less than the common Humbug's. It is unknown if any factors other than Wishing Torches might affect the chance of success, such as breeding using Rare Quarrister and Rare 3-element.

Breeding on Ethereal Island

On Ethereal Island, breeding a Humbug with any other monster can result in a Rare Humbug instead of regular Humbug. A two-element Ethereal is a more likely outcome than the Rare Humbug. Once a Rare Humbug is available, breeding it with a regular Humbug to get more Rare Humbugs will avoid getting two element Ethereals in the way.

Earning Rate and Maximum Income

Earning rate is in coins per hour and depends on Happiness % (Likes increase Happiness), also each monster has a limit to how much income it can hold at a time. Increasing the monster's level increases the limit.

Coins

Level Per Minute Coins 2.0 Maximum Coins 2.0
0% Happiness 25% Happiness 50% Happiness 75% Happiness 100% Happiness
1 18 22 27 31 36 31,250
2 28 35 42 49 56 50,000
3 43 53 64 75 86 75,000
4 56 70 84 98 112 100,000
5 70 87 105 122 140 125,000
6 84 105 126 147 168 150,000
7 98 122 147 171 196 175,000
8 113 141 169 197 226 200,000
9 126 157 189 220 252 225,000
10 140 175 210 245 280 250,000
11 154 192 231 269 308 275,000
12 168 210 252 294 336 300,000
13 183 228 274 320 366 325,000
14 196 245 294 343 392 350,000
15 210 262 315 367 420 375,000
16 220 275 330 385 440 393,750
17 229 286 343 400 458 409,500
18 236 295 354 413 472 421,785
19 240 300 360 420 480 430,220
20 243 303 364 425 486 434,522

Shards

Level Per Hour Shards Maximum Shards
0% Happiness 25% Happiness 50% Happiness 75% Happiness 100% Happiness
1 3 3 4 5 6 31
2 4 5 6 7 8 50
3 6 7 9 10 12 75
4 8 10 12 14 16 100
5 10 12 15 17 20 125
6 13 16 19 22 26 150
7 14 17 21 24 28 175
8 16 20 24 28 32 200
9 18 22 27 31 36 225
10 20 25 30 35 40 250
11 23 28 34 40 46 275
12 24 30 36 42 48 300
13 26 32 39 45 52 325
14 28 35 42 49 56 350
15 30 37 45 52 60 375
16 31 38 46 54 62 393
17 32 40 48 56 64 409
18 33 41 49 57 66 421
19 34 42 51 59 68 430
20 34 42 51 59 68 434

Feeding Monsters

Each monster needs to be fed four times before it reaches the next level. Increasing the monster's level increases the shards earned per hour, as well as the maximum shards earned.

The food per level table:
Level Food Per Feeding x4 Food to Level Up Total food to reach this Level
1 20 80 -
2 40 160 80
3 80 320 240
4 160 640 560
5 320 1,280 1,200
6 640 2,560 2,480
7 1,280 5,120 5,040
8 2,560 10,240 10,160
9 5,120 20,480 20,400
10 10,240 40,960 40,880
11 20,480 81,920 81,840
12 40,960 163,840 163,760
13 81,920 327,680 327,600
14 163,840 655,360 655,280
15 245,760 983,040 1,310,640
16 368,640 1,474,560 2,293,680
17 552,960 2,211,840 3,768,240
18 829,440 3,317,760 5,980,080
19 1,244,160 4,976,640 9,297,840
20 - - 14,274,480

More info can be found in this article.

Likes

  • HumbugGo to Humbug
  • Pipes of CicadoGo to Pipes of Cicado
  • TrumpliteGo to Trumplite
  • Yum Yum TreeGo to Yum Yum Tree

Every monster has different things that they like. For every unique object that they like that's placed near the monster (if not using a Unity Tree), the monster's happiness will increase by 25%. Placing two of the same liked item near a monster will still only increase happiness by 25%. Below are the things liked by Rare Humbug:


See the Likes page to view a complete list of all monsters' likes.

Strategy

Some items to take into consideration when designing your island by strategy are number of beds for the monster, rate of income per bed, max income per bed, and time for max income to be reached. The income below is for level 15:

Coins Shards
Number of Beds 5 5
Rate of Income High 420 60
Rate of Income Low 210 30
Max Income 375000 375
Rate of Income per Bed High 84 12
Rate of Income per Bed Low 42 6
Max Income per Bed 75000 75
Time to Max Income @ High ? 6:15
Time to Max Income @ Low ? 12:30

Notes

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Rare Humbug teaser

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Rare Humbug release

  • The Rare Ethereal Monsters are nicknamed "Raretherals".
  • Currently, it is not available from the StarShop.
  • A Rare Humbug cannot be bred with a Humbug on Earth Island, although they can on Ethereal Island.
  • Rare Humbug slightly resembles a mosquito.
  • Like the Grumpyre and Rare Grumpyre, Rare Humbug has holes in its wings, yet flys without trouble.
  • It appears that the Large Trees in Earth Island are called Torchle Trees, according to the teaser. The "unknown" tree appeared to have a gooey green substance on it, which matched the description of the Rare Humbug.
    • It's possible they have a temper. If one looks closely on the Torchle Tree, they'll see a message that reads "Don't bug me".


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