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Moonbase summary
The Moonbase is a challenge map that was released as part of PC Patch 8.0 on 16 September 2015.

As part of PC Patch 8.2 on 4 August 2016, it is now a bonus campaign map with Survival Mode added.

Gameplay

Being located on the moon, players experience reduced gravity, causing them to jump higher and fall slower. The 105 Defense Units on Moonbase are tied to the health of all three Eternia Crystals. As the crystals take damage, the DU and MU capacities will decrease. Only one crystal has to survive to beat the map, but letting the other two break will have consequences. When a crystal is destroyed, all nearby heroes and defenses are killed instantly. The black hole left behind becomes an additional enemy spawn point.

Dance Dance Revolution Minigame

Located in a separate room downstairs is an arcade machine where a dancing minigame can be played during each Build Phase. The game rewards mana once per wave, depending on the player's score.

The objective of the game is to step on directional floor panels in front of the machine in-sync with the on-screen prompts. The player earns points by standing on the corresponding panel when it reaches the top of the screen and loses points if they miss the timing.

The highest score possible at the minigame is 190 which yields ~3,500 mana.

Secret Pets

A Fish in a Bowl can be obtained by solving a puzzle in the Moonbase.

First, players must locate two hidden buttons. One button is located on the ceiling of the northern edge of the map, and the other is located underneath a staircase on the western edge. Pressing both buttons unlocks a door to the DDR minigame located in the south eastern corner of the map. Then, a player has to play the minigame and score enough points to open a doorway leading to a fish in a bowl. Touching the fish bowl unlocks the pet upon completion of the map.

On Nightmare, a Treadmill on a Treadmill can be obtained instead by scoring exactly 42 points on the DDR minigame. The fish bowl also has to be touched to unlock this pet.

Rewards

Items

Players are awarded 6(?) Mythical items and 1 class weapon.

The Moon pet is awarded for completing the final wave (wave 35) of its Survival Mode.

Battle Strategies

A very common strategy for Moonbase, especially for Survival runs, is to defend only one Eternia Crystal and let the other two crystals die. The DDR minigame can be vital to having enough starting mana to build everything at one crystal before Defenses Units are lost from the other crystals taking damage.

  • If you plan to leave any crystals defenseless, be careful not to let the activation/effect range of your traps and auras extend too close to them. If necessary, their ranges can be downscaled temporarily. Once the undefended crystals are gone, you can safely readjust your auras' and traps' ranges with a Jester.
  • Refrain from upgrading Tower Buff Beams or using Monk Guardians until the undefended crystals are gone.

DDR Minigame Strategies

  • Use a hero with decent movement speed.
  • Try to stand inside the arrows on the floor.
  • Aim for high scores early on. Reaching high scores will give you more starting mana to summon all your defenses before you lose unused Defense Units from the crystals taking damage.
  • To get a final score of 42, select the blue difficulty and get up to a score of 65 without missing any steps, then miss one or more. Hit exactly one more arrow and then allow the rest to miss.

Trivia

  • Hand writing in black ink can be seen on the minimap and within the moon base itself. In the room with the DDR minigame, users who contributed to the map's development are credited on a wall.
  • If all three Eternia Crystals are destroyed, a montage of the demolishing moon base is shown, instead of the camera showing the last crystal getting destroyed.

Media

  • 1st button location - Under these stairs, on the wall
  • 1st Button Location
  • 2nd Button Location
  • 2nd Button Location
  • To open the second door, complete the arcade game on ANY difficulty
  • Once the door is open find the fish, use the interaction key. Now complete the map to obtain the fish

Map Details

Moonbase map
Map Information
Number of Crystals Number of Waves Defense Units Starting Mana
Crystal ClassicCrystal ClassicCrystal Classic 13 105 1700
Hazards Mana Per Round
Exploding Crystals 1400
Challenge
N/A
Spawn List
GoblinIconHard DarkElfArcherIconHard OrcIconHard KoboldIconHard WyvernIconHard FishWyvernIconNightmare DarkElfMageIconHard DarkElfWarriorIconHard SpiderIconHard DjinnIconNightmare SharkenIcon Goblincoptericon
OgreIconHard DemonLordIcon GoblinMechIcon AncientDragonIcon SpiderQueenIcon Geniekingicon KrakenIcon Goblinbattlecruisericon Oldoneicon MegaCupidIcon MegaSnowmanIcon Mega TurkeyIcon
Rewards
PC
Easy Medium Hard Insane Nightmare
Squire & Countess
Dynast
Apprentice & Adept
Fusion Rift
Huntress & Ranger
Hyper Rifle
Monk & Initiate
Quietus
Squire & Countess
Dynast
Apprentice & Adept
Fusion Rift
Huntress & Ranger
Hyper Rifle
Monk & Initiate
Quietus
Squire & Countess
Dynast
Apprentice & Adept
Fusion Rift
Huntress & Ranger
Hyper Rifle
Monk & Initiate
Quietus
Squire & Countess
Dynast
Apprentice & Adept
Fusion Rift
Huntress & Ranger
Hyper Rifle
Monk & Initiate
Quietus
Squire & Countess
Dynast
Apprentice & Adept
Fusion Rift
Huntress & Ranger
Hyper Rifle
Monk & Initiate
Quietus
Console
Easy Medium Hard Insane Nightmare
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Survival Reward
Moon (Pet)
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The Deeper Well Foundries and Forges Magus Quarters Alchemical Laboratory Servants Quarters
Castle Armory Hall of Court The Throne Room Royal Gardens The Ramparts
Endless Spires The Summit Glitterhelm Caverns Palantir Oakvale Crossing
DLC Lost Eternia Shards: Mistymire Forest Moraggo Desert Town Aquanos Sky City
Crystalline Dimension
Other DLC: Karathiki Jungle City in the Cliffs Talay Mining Complex The King's Game
PvP/Monster Fest: Frostdale Tree of Life Oasis Shipwreck Ruins
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