Lure

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Lure is a gag track that is available once a Toon completes their assigned ToonTasks when selecting the track for training. Using Lure gags on Cogs cause them to become stunned for a set amount of battle rounds, preventing them from using their attacks during those rounds. Additionally, Throw and Squirt gags receive a 50% damage bonus against lured Cogs which are guaranteed to hit, Drop gags always miss on lured Cogs, and Trap gags placed in front of Cogs beforehand activate and deal damage once they are lured. Lure gags are the third set of gags used during Cog battles.

Gags

Gag Image Rounds Affects Skill points gained Base accuracy Organic base accuracy
$1 Bill
2 One Cog 0 50% 60%
Small Magnet
2 All Cogs 20 50% 60%
$5 Bill
3 One Cog 100 60% 70%
Big Magnet
3 All Cogs 800 60% 70%
$10 Bill
4 One Cog 2,000 70% 80%
Hypno-goggles
4 All Cogs 6,000 70% 80%
Presentation
8 All Cogs 10,000 95% 95%
  • Number of rounds and base accuracy for Presentation decreased from 15 to 8 and increased from 90% to 95% respectively.[1]
  • Even though the organic base accuracy for Presentation is set as 100%, a gag's maximum base accuracy cannot exceed 95%.

In addition, Lure gags no longer stack rounds.[1] As of the 3.3.0 update that was released on May 30, 2022, Lure gags with a base accuracy below 50% no longer have a chance for the Lure effect to expire early.

Advantages and disadvantages

Advantages

  • Lure gags prevent Cogs from attacking for a certain number of rounds.
  • Lure gags allow Throw and Squirt gags to deal bonus damage against lured Cogs.
  • Lure gags are useful for activating Trap gags.
  • Base accuracy for Lure gags increase when they are organic.
  • Presentation lures Cogs for 8 rounds and has a base accuracy of 95%, making it quite a useful level 7 Lure gag.

Disadvantages

  • Lured Cogs are awakened by Sound gags without a damage bonus.
  • Lured Cogs cannot be damaged by Drop gags, as they always miss.
  • Lure gags do not yield skill points if lured Cogs are not damaged.
    • For group Lure gags, at least one Cog that was lured by the gag must be damaged before the Lure effect expires to earn skill points.

Trivia

  • When there is a mixed set of lured and un-lured Cogs present in battle, the base accuracy of Sound gags and level 7 gags still increase by using a formula called luredRatio; however, they are not guaranteed to hit.
  • Since Toontown Online, there was a longstanding bug associated with Lure where damage bonus for Throw and Squirt gags did not always apply properly, thus preventing Cog knockback animation from working. It was then fixed by Toontown Rewritten in the "Toontown Tweaks" update that was released on February 1, 2015.
  • Saying "glue" does not increase the base accuracy of Lure gags.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Balancing changes were introduced in the 3.0.0 update that was released on December 3, 2021.
    https://cdn.toontownrewritten.com/community/notices/Rebalancing_Update_December_2021.pdf