|“||Found much less frequently than the common Riff, this Rare Monster nonetheless offers great insights into the habits and behaviours of this secretive species. For instance, it's now known that all Riffs share a symbiotic relationship with their guitars, which are actually living creatures as well! Riffs exchange the foods they collect with their toes for whispered messages of affirmation about their musical performances. Go team.||”|
The Rare Riff is a green monster with three toes per foot, a violet mohawk, two pairs of wings of a bat, and traces of feathers on its body. Its has two rings on each of its feet, while its claws have one ring on each "index claw". The wings are also somewhat larger than the common counterpart's wings, and also are in pairs.
The Rare Riff, like the common Riff, has a guitar monster that shares symbiotic relationship with each other, but has physical differences from the common Riff's guitar monster. It is more rectangular, with an eye at the top and a "mouth" that appears on the bottom of the guitar. It is also orange with spots like the skin of the common Riff. Its guitar resembles the head of a Tyrannosaurus rex.
The Rare Riff Monster's contribution to an island's song is playing an instrument resembling an electric guitar. The guitar is not actually electric, nor is it a real instrument; it is another monster that shares a symbiotic relationship with the Rare Riff. The guitar monster produces sounds matching its real-life counterpart.
The following pairs of 2-element monsters can be used to breed a Riff:
However, the combination of a 3-element with 1-element monster has higher rate of success for getting a Riff instead of one of the parents as the outcome:
The Rare version of any monster can be used for breeding instead of the common version. Also, it's possible to breed a regular Riff with a Rare Riff, and the result will always be another Riff.
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.
Each monster needs to be fed four times before it reaches the next level. Increasing the monster's level increases the coins earned per minute. The food per level is the same for all four element monsters and can be found in this article.
Every monster has different things that they like. For every unique object that they like that's placed near the monster, the monster's happiness will increase by 25% (in other words, placing two of the same liked item near a monster will still only increase happiness by 25%).
See the Likes page to view a complete list of all monsters' likes.
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:
|Number of Beds||4|
|Rate of Income High||330|
|Rate of Income Low||165|
|Rate of Income per Bed High||82|
|Rate of Income per Bed Low||41|
|Max Income per Bed||64.803|
|Time to Max Income @ High||13:05|
|Time to Max Income @ Low||26:10|
The Riff's name originates from the term, "guitar riff ".
- The Facebook post about the Rare Riff's introduction proves that the Rare Riff and its guitar monster both mutually agree with each other, with the Rare Riff feeding the guitar monster while the plays it to contribute to the monster music.
- It is possible that the Rare Riff and its guitar monster has both switched colour scheme as its "Rare" type.
Rare Double Element
Rare Triple Element