Thursday, March 30, 2017

The Ultimate Guide To Monstrology

Wizard101's Test Realm is now open with brand new features. But I'm here to explain about the biggest feature that you will be soon receiving in the Live Realm!

The biggest feature in Test Realm is Monstrology. What is Monstrology you ask? Let me explain. You get to fight monsters with new spells called Extracts. It's pretty much Extract Animus spells.

The Extract Animus Spells

 There are four categories you can draw animus from - Undead, Wyrms, Parrots and Polar Bears.

Starting in Wizard City, Monstrologist Burke in Ravenwood will give you the Extract card for Undead monsters for free as long as you are level 12 and up.

You can find him in Ravenwood, by the Myth Tower. There's also a tutorial tome next to him if you need to review the Monstrology tutorials again.

To get started, you will be sent to Unicorn Way to defeat Undead monsters with a new quest, "Know Thine Enemy," from Monstrologist Burke. What about the Parrots, Wyrms and Polar Bears? That's for later worlds. Why? I will explain later. Let's focus on Undead monsters.

First, make sure you add new Extract Undead cards to your deck. You will have to enchant your spells with the Extract Undead spell. You will find all Extract spells under Myth.

If you hit the monsters, and you do collect animus, but lose the battle, you will lose the animus you have collected. You must WIN it in order to actually keep it.

You will know that you have collected Animus if you see an icon under the monster's name as well as under the cards. The image below shows you where.

Once you collect an animus from a monster in ANY world, it will instantly show up in your Monstrology Tome. Just press T.

The cool thing about Monstrology is you can do three things with the monsters you've collected animus from. You can make Summon treasure cards out of the monsters to fight in your own Monstrodome, you can create house guests for them to roam around your house or best of all, to remove the monster from combat. Although that's only for non-bosses. Personally I'm most excited for house guests.

But you ask what is a Monstrodome? Well, it's your own private gauntlet that you can place in your house where you can summon any monsters you have collected as long as you got the Summon treasure cards. You can make Malistaire show up or any monster show up, so you can fight them in your own pvp ring in your Monstrodome. Super cool, I know.

When you are just starting out, you will be instantly given the Rookie Monstrologist badge. What does this mean? 

It's your Monstrology level. You see, you not only collect Animus, you also collect Monstrology XP. The XP will help you level up in Monstrology.

As you can see, I collected 2 Monstrology XP when I defefeated Skeletal Pirates.

Yay, I gained a new badge and rank!

As I climbed up the ranks of Monstrology, you will keep gaining levels and badges. If you press C and click on the Activities tab, there's a new space for Monstrology XP on Page 2. This will keep you on track of which level you are at. Last I heard, the highest level someone was able to reach was 17! I am assuming that there are at least 20 Monstrology Levels? We shall see.

Hover over the Monstrology XP Bar to see how much you need to reach the next level.

Why is this so important to know? You see, for example, if an undead monster is level 9, and you are level Monstrology 7, it would mean that you would have less chance of collecting animus. Your best chance of collecting animus is if you are the same level as the undead monster's rank or higher. Now you know.

You can see this Lost Soul has a number 1, that's its rank. If you are Rank 1 Monsterlogist, you sure can collect animus from this Lost Soul without any problems haha. Once you fight other monsters in other worlds, new world tabs will show up. Don't worry about that.

One of the things that if you ever wonder how many monsters total in each world that you can max out on. If you hover over the Wizard City tab, it will show you a number 1/76. It means the available of Animus Monsters will be in that world is 76. Be advised that some worlds will have two kinds of Animus Monsters, for example, Azteca could have Undead AND Parrots. And yes, both will show up under Azteca. Please be aware of that.

This doesn't just count monsters in worlds, but monsters in gauntlets like Baddle of the Bands and Tanglewood Terror. For example, Tanglewood Terror has monsters that are considered Wizard City monsters. So, don't also forget to try the Rattlebones, Krokopatra, Meowiarty and Zeus Duel gauntlets. Monsters during events such as B.O.X.E.S., Lost Pages, Nosferabbit's Cave or the Halloween Towers. They all also count as well.

One of the things I loved about Monstrology is the HILARIOUS description of the monsters you collect. Some people collect just to read the descriptions haha.

By the way...

There are other badges as well. One about collecting animus and another about collecting undead. I'm sure that there are also badges for Polar Bears, Parrots and Wyrms.

If you want to learn more about the Monstrology badges, go to our Monstrology Badge Guide to learn more. You can see all 17 badges listed there that we have found so far.

Now for your next lesson...

This is why Wyrms, Polar Bears and Parrots are for later worlds. You would have to defeat a lot of Undead to be able to reach the high ranks of Wyrms, Polar Bears and Parrots. Once you are high enough for them, you can go to Avalon and buy the Extract Wyrms spell for Wyrms. Parrots in Azteca. Polar Bears obviously in Polaris.

For instance, this monster is Rank 12. Remember, you should be Rank 12 Monstrologist to be able to collect animus. I was lucky to collect some from him, even though I was Rank 9. But it took two battles. 

Once you're ready for high level Animus Monsters, you can buy new Extract spells from Monstrologist Burke. You can't collect Animus from Parrots if you used an spell enchanted with the Extract Undead spell on them. Extract Wyrms only for Wyrms. Extract Polar Bears only for Polar Bears. Do not forget to fix your deck if you are changing your monster target.

This one was in Caliburn, Avalon. There's no level requirement, but it will cost you deeply. 100,000 Gold! All of the extract spells other than the Wizard City's Undead spell costs a cool hundred grand gold coins.

 Yay, time to go and defeat dragons.. I mean Wyrms!

Remember, if you want the Extract Parrots spell, you will find Monstrologist Burke in Azteca and for the Extract Polar Bears in Polaris.

To get you started on Undeads, here's a Guide to most Undead monsters that we have found. We are still working to complete it as well as create guides for Wyrms, Polar Bears and Parrots.

Any questions, please feel free to ask me, so I can update this guide and answer your questions! Good Luck!

Friday, March 24, 2017

The Master Monstrologist List: A Complete Guide To Animus Monsters

This guide is still in progress. What I am doing though is making a master Monstrologist list, so you can look from a glance which ones count towards your world count.

For instance, if you hover over the tab of the world icon in the Monstrology Tome, you will see a number. It will say 1/76 for Wizard City. This means 76 unique Animus monsters to discover in this world alone. Animus monsters meaning any Undead, Parrots, Polar Bears and Wyrms. Some worlds have two kinds of Animus monsters.

If you guys can help, that would be great. It would be faster with everyone chipping in with their information to make this guide more complete. And of course, you will be credited under Guide Helpers in this post.

Thank you!

Guide Helpers:

Bryan Bendickson, Iridian Willowglen, Jennifer Rainbringer, Caleb Silverflame, Emma Spiritcaller, NextGen_Neptune

*Skeleton Key Boss

***Wizard City***

77 Monsters


Angrus Hollowsoul, Rank 8
Argent Clatterer, Rank 7
Crypt Crawler, Rank 7
Field Guard, Rank 2
Fire Shrieker, Rank 7
Foulgaze, Rank 3
Frost Phantom, Rank 6
Grubb, Rank 3, Sunken City
Haunted Minion, Rank 1
Lady Blackhope, Rank 2
Living Scarecrow, Rank 3
Lord Nightshade, Rank 3
Lost Soul, Rank 1
Kyanite Mummy, Rank 11 (From Wysteria's Helephant Tower)
Melweena Smite, Rank 3
Norton, Rank 3
Orrick Nightglider, Rank 8
Paulson, Rank 3
Rattlebones, Rank 1
Rotted Fodder, Rank 2
Rotting Fodder, Rank 2
Scarlet Screamer, Rank 2
Scarlet Screecher, Rank 2
Sergeant Skullsplitter, Rank 2
Skeletal Corsair, Rank 1
Skeletal Pirate, Rank 1
Skeletal Warrior , Rank 2
Swimming Specters, Rank 10
The Harvest Lord, Rank 3
Viridian Specter, Rank 8
Wailing Wraith, Rank 3
Wandering Specter, Rank 3
Wormguts, Rank 2

Skeleton Key Bosses:
Simon The Sayer*, Rank 2, Sunken City

Nosferabbit, Rank 3, Holiday Boss, Haunted Cave

Halloween Adept Tower:
Death Whisperer
Howling Ghost
Midnight Shuffler
The Reaper

Halloween Master Tower:
Maiden of Hate
Skeletal Retainer
Pumpkin Head


From Tanglewood Terror:
Dead Beets (Tier 1)
Dead Beets (Tier 2)
Dead Beets (Tier 3)
Dead Beets (Tier 4)
Dead Beets (Tier 5)
Desparagus (Tier 1)
Desparagus (Tier 2)
Desparagus (Tier 3)
Desparagus (Tier 4)
Desparagus (Tier 5)
Meanest Fly-Trap (Tier 1), Rank 2
Meanest Fly-Trap (Tier 2)
Meanest Fly-Trap (Tier 3)
Meanest Fly-Trap (Tier 4)
Meanest Fly-Trap (Tier 5), Rank 12


From Rattlebones:
Rattlebones (Exalted Duel)
Rattlebones (Master Duel)

**18 Monsters Missing**


4 Monsters


Boatswain McGee, Rank 11
Chief Mate McGurk, Rank 11
Doomed Bones, Rank 12
Lost Maiden, Rank 11



34 Monsters


Ahnic Strider
Akori Nirini
Condemned Soldier (House of Scales)
Crypt Scavenger
Defender Of The Fang
Djeserit Dweller
Forgotten Djeserit Soul
Grumish GreatAxe
Guardian Of The Fang
Itennu Sokkwi
Karanahn DeathFeeder
Karanahn Mortifier
Keeper Of The Fang
King Shemet Djeserit
King Uro Ahnic
Nirini Ancient Guard 
Nirini Fire Spirit 
Nirini Intimidator
Pike SpiritCrusher
Protector Of The Fang
Queen Irisi Djeserit 
Risen Djeserit 
Shambling Ahnic
Soul Scavenger
Soul of the Charmed
The Bonekeeper
Vault Haunter
Vigilant Defender
Wandering Ahnic Spirit

Condemned Solider, Rank 8, Upper Zigazag



13 Monsters


Agony Wraith
Grave Phantom
Half-Witted Skeleton
Icy Ghost
Lazy Henchman
Nightmare Spirit
Seething Wraith
Shield Skeleton
Tired Fighter
Tomb Roamer

**1 Monster Missing**


13 Monsters


Cursed Ronin
Death Solider
Dishonored Samoorai
Grieff Spectre
Howling Shade
Kakeda Spirit Slave
Oyotomi The Defiler
Sorrow Whisperer
Tomugawa The Evil
Tortured Kakeda Soul
Walking Dead



84 Monsters


Andor BristleBack
Armored BoneWalker
Barbarian Spirit
Beghastion CrowCaller
Beghastion FieldBurner
Bone Warrior
Boris Blackrock
Bound Specter
Crying Spirit (Also found in Mooshu BOX)
Dark Poltergeist
Decayed BlackGuard
Decaying BlackGuard
Devora ShadowCrown
Drusilla MorningBlade
Fleshless Sentry
Fleshrot Retriever
Foul Reaper
Gallium Footman
Gallium Juggernaut 
Gallium Paladin 
Gallium ShardTrooper
Ghastly Slave
Ghost Of Sylvia Drake
Iona Pyrelance
Irate Banshee
Katia Firewinter
Kyanite Lancer
Kyanite Lieutenant 
Kyanite Valkyrie
Loathsome Creeper
Mavra FlameWing
Necrotic Haunter 
Orin GrimCaster
Petrov Gloomstrider
Pirate Ravager
Reanimated Draconian
Restless Solider
Rotten Scallywag
Rurik Flamesoul
Sandor SpearCaller
Scarrik Gallowgaunt
Soul Searcher
Soul Servant
Souless Servant
The Collector
Undead Draconian
Undead Wizard
Valerik Brightsword
Valeska Redwind
Vasek AshWeaver
Vesta ShadowMark
Vika MarkMaker
Viktor Snowcrusher
Vile Apparition 
Vladimir DarkFlame
Wandering Wizard 
Zora SteelWielder


Burning Flamewing
War Wing

From Baddle of Bands:
Motley Crew (Tier 1)
Motley Crew (Tier 2)
Motley Crew (Tier 3)
Motley Crew (Tier 4)
Motley Crew (Tier 5)
Night Shadow (Fire) (Tier 1)
Night Shadow (Fire) (Tier 2)
Night Shadow (Fire) (Tier 3)
Night Shadow (Fire) (Tier 4)
Night Shadow (Fire) (Tier 5)
Night Shadow (Ice) (Tier 1)
Night Shadow (Ice) (Tier 2)
Night Shadow (Ice) (Tier 3)
Night Shadow (Ice) (Tier 4)
Night Shadow (Ice) (Tier 5)

**9 Monsters Missing**


20 Monsters


Howling Banshee
Hungry Soul
Lothin DoomBringer
Troubled Warrior
Yngvar Sharptooth

Asrik Widebelt
Frost Bones
Gothric Honorbound
Halfang Bristlecrown
Mimir WinterBane
Kulgrim Soulsunder
Osvud Fleetpaw
Winter Skull
Snow Skull

Winterbane Hall Gauntlet:

Eirikur Axebreaker (Tier 1)
Eirikur Axebreaker (Tier 2)
Eirikur Axebreaker (Tier 3)
Eirikur Axebreaker (Tier 4)
Eirikur Axebreaker (Tier 5)




Kyanite Mummy found in the Tower of the Helephant is filed under Wizard City


19 Monsters


Arachtus DuskWeb
Blue Bart
Celestian Remnant
Queen Calypso
Servus BloodSword
Shadow-Web Conscript
Shadow-Web Mercenary
Thrale BoneStriker
Vorgen SoulBreaker

**9 Monsters Missing**


22 Monsters


Disloyal Knight
Drowned Knight
Lord of the Brocken
Nameless Knight
Spectre of the Brocken
Tarn The Drowned


Bane Wyrm
Black Dragon
Caoranach The Fire-Spitter
Catalan The Lightning Lizard
Dragon Spawn
Fire-Spitter Spawn
White Dragon
Winter Wyrm

Grand Tourney Gauntlet Wyrms:
Brulee Sucre

**5 Monsters Missing**


8 Monsters


Bwana ShadowRiver
Elephant Spectral Guardian
Gorilla Spectral Guardian
Iklaw Ghost Warrior
Killmare SpiritWalker
Lion Spectral Guardian
Zanga Zebu
Zebra Spectral Guardian



41 Monsters


Anacaona Black Snake
Azcal Fire Ant
El Marrow
Ezhua Bad Taste
Grim Calaca
Grinning Death Moon
Guillermo Shatterer
Huemac Spear Wreath
Malistare The Undying
Mazen Stinger Bee
Moon Skull Wight
Moon Skull Zombie
Mozar TurtleHunter
Nauyotol Down In The Hole
Neza The Poet
Poca Cruel Star
Shambling Zombie
Smoking Mirror Wight
Smoking Mirror Zombie
Storm Caiman
Thunder Horn Ghoul
Thunder Horn Zombie
Uacalxochitl Blood Eye
Xipe Flayed One
Youala NightDrinker


Caquix Nine Shadows
Chantico Blue Air
Copper Wing Guard
Lustrous Tlalocan
Obsidian Beak
Popzotz UnluckyDay
Seed Thief
Splinter Wing

**8 Monsters Missing**


21 Monsters


First Scythe
Grey Mantis Captain
Grey Mantis Hunterk
Phantom Glider
Phantom Ace

From Midnight Sun Pagoda:

Gaikotsu Skeleton (Tier 1)
Gaikotsu Skeleton (Tier 2)
Gaikotsu Skeleton (Tier 3)
Gaikotsu Skeleton (Tier 4)
Gaikotsu Skeleton (Tier 5)
Hitojini Deathcaster (Tier 1)
Hitojini Deathcaster (Tier 2)
Hitojini Deathcaster (Tier 3)
Hitojini Deathcaster (Tier 4)
Hitojini Deathcaster (Tier 5)

Hebitoho Wyrmling (Tier 1)
Hebitoho Wyrmling (Tier 2)
Hebitoho Wyrmling (Tier 3)
Hebitoho Wyrmling (Tier 4)
Hebitoho Wyrmling (Tier 5)



28 Monsters


Broken Land Guardian
Broken Land Spirit
Shattered Sky Guardian
Shattered Sky Spirit
Sundered Seam Guardian
Sundered Seam Spirit


Wyrm Statue


Assistant Warden Porfiry
Captain Kravchuck
Captain Zubvok
Colonel Ivanenko
Colonel Orlov
Detolli The Destroyer
Gulag Guard
Imperial Guard
Imperial Justice Payne
Iron Paw
Iron Paw Intake Captain
Marshal Kamensky
Sergeant Bobrik
Solitary Warden
Tundarian Enforcer
Warden Vissarovich

**1 Monster Missing**


31 Monsters


Admiral Bontau
Ancient Qhat Warrior
Armed Guard
Barracks Guardian
Body Guard
Captain Cosrow
Crypt Conscript
Durvish Seeker
Emperor Paleolo
First Guard *counted, but wasn't added to Tome
Foot Patrol
Ghulture (1 Death)
Ghulture (2 Myth)
Ghulture (3 Death)
Ghulture (4 Myth)
Mother Ghulture
Myriarch Ephialtes
Ossuary Conscript
Spirit of Inquiry
Spirit of Intolerance
Vault Conscript

**5 Monsters Missing**
Could be 4 if First Guard was added


33 Monsters

Wizard City Undead:
Bastilla Gravewynd, Boss
Spellwrit Screamer, Rank 2

Fire Wraith, Rank 3, Wizard City Box
Anguished Wraith (Death), Mooshu Box

Darkmoor Undead:
Anguished Wraith (Ice)
Count Bela Blacksheep
Darkmoor Serf
Darkmoor Squire
Draconian Conjurer
Draconian Diviner
Draconian Necromancer
Draconian Pyromancer
Draconian Sorcerer
Draconian Thaumaturge 70
Draconian Theurgist
Haunted Malistaire
Malistaire the Undying (Shadow)
Shane von Shane
Shane von Shane (Star)
Spirit of Darkmoor
Yevgeny NightCreeper

Spiral Cup Gauntlet:
Spectre of the Brocken (Tier 1)
Spectre of the Brocken (Tier 2)
Spectre of the Brocken (Tier 3)
Spectre of the Brocken (Tier 4)
Spectre of the Brocken (Tier 5)

**6 Monsters Missing**

The Monstrologist Badges: Undead, XP & Animus

There are three sets of Monstrology Badges in the Test Realm. We have listed all of them for you so you can be ready when they are added to the Live Realm.

This guide is still in progress. Please be patient with us. If you have information that we are missing from this guide, please let us know. We will credit you of course.

Guide Helpers:
Jennifer Rainbringer, Skelemystyk

The Undead Badges

Found under Wizard City, there is now a new badge for defeating 4000 Undead Monsters.
We still haven't found out what it is!

Undead Enforcer Badge - 2000/4000 Undead Badge

The Monstrologist Badges

Second set is the Monstrologist XP badges. There are ten of them and they are found in their own section under the badges tab.

Rank 1 - Rookie Monstrologist - 0 XP
Rank 2 - Novice Monstrologist - 20 XP
Rank 3 - Tenderfoot Monstrologist - 30 XP
Rank 4 - Neophyte Monstrologist - 50 XP
Rank 5 - Apprentice Monstrologist - 100 XP
Rank 6 - Initiate Monstrologist - 180 XP
Rank 7 - Intermediate Monstrologist - 220 XP
Rank 8 - Journeyman Monstrologist - 280 XP
Rank 9 - Monstrology Specialist - ? XP
Rank 10 - Adept Monstrologist - ? XP
Rank 11 - Monstrology Whiz - ? XP
Rank 12 - Hotshot Monstrologist - 390 XP
Rank 13 - Dexterous Monstrologist - 450 XP
Rank 14 - Monstrology Virtuoso - 485 XP
Rank 15 - Master Monstrologist - 525 XP
Rank 16 - Grandmaster Monstrologist - 580 XP
Rank 17 - Legendary Monstrologist - 620 XP
Rank 18?
Rank 19?
Rank 20?

The Animus Badges

Finally there's a third set for Animus badges.

Plenty of Animus - Collect 100 Animus
Oodles of Animus - Collect 1000 Animus
Hoards of Animus - Collect 10,000 Animus

And more left undiscovered! We will add more once we find them.