Critter Cruncher is a unique sword-type mace that can be found as Loot. It is also a treasure from animating Scrolls. Against most mobs, it only deals its minimum base damage; however, it will instantly kill any 'critters' (includes Mire Snails, Fire Flies, Dragonflies, Sporelings, Blood Snails, Leeches, and Termites) it is used against, making it very useful. Like all Betweenlands tools, the Critter Cruncher deals more damage in the Betweenlands than vanilla tools.
The Critter Cruncher will be found in a "Good as new!" state of corrosion, with 0/255 corrosion points. Simply being in your inventory will cause it to start becoming corroded; using and swinging the mace as well as being in water will increase the mace's rate of corrosion. Corrosion decreases the damage output and effectiveness of the mace.
A corroded mace can be cleaned in the Purifier, resetting its corrosion value back to 0. It can also be applied with Scabyst to give it up to 600 coating points, which keep the corrosion level static until they are depleted. Visit the Mechanics page for more details on corrosion.
As with all sword-type weapons, the Critter Cruncher can be equipped with Middle Gems as part of the Middle Gem Circle and to apply an additional buff to the player using it. The type of gem equipped can be seen in its tooltip.
- 1 Critter Cruncher + 1 Middle Gem = applies Middle Gem to sword (sword and gem type shown as example)
- 1 Critter Cruncher + between 1 and 8 Scabyst = coats Betweenlands tool (shapeless, adds 75 points per piece used, pickaxe shown as example)
- Purify non-coated Critter Cruncher = clean Betweenlands tool (axe shown as example)