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Lake FreezbergEdit

Description: Lake Freezberg, or as the ancient inhabitants of the area call it 'Freezlburg' or 'Frostbyte', is the largest lake region in all of Icelantica. Advanced wranglers may eventually make it to advanced area near the river inlet.

Released on March 2009, Lake Freezberg is the third location within the Icelantica region and continues the theme of San Digloo with more drilling and a new enemy awaiting unsuspecting wranglers.

(To see what the island looks like behind the shadows, click here!)

Unlocking Lake FreezbergEdit

Lake Freezberg is unlocked once you have caught an Inuit Fish from San Digloo who was generous enough to show you the path to Lake Freezberg. However, you should first read below about the Rapid Racoon, especially if you caught Inuit at Lv 30 with love chum, to determine the risk factor you wish to take before coming here. Recommended to be at least Lv 40 to have a decent chance, or catch a Hockum fish to face him. Another good rule of thumb is if your able to attack the ice predator in the past level successfully, then your ready.

What to CatchEdit

Big Mouth Fish and Lumberjack Fish are the two new Prolific fish caught at levels 54 and 64 using Icelantican poles. Wranglers should have a pole strong enough to catch the wide-jawed fish or travel back to San Digloo if they encounter any fish that is 1-3 levels above their pole until they're ready. Coming with a pole that can catch both prolific breeds would avoid frequent "would have caught" messages!

Completion msg: » Woohoo I've caught all 14 fish in Lake Freezberg(100%)


Fish Min. Pole Population
Status
Min.
Points
Min.
Gold
Min. Skill G/E
Points
Angelica Fish Level 13 Holy Liberator/ Level 13 Evil Obliterator 05Endangered 1,565 1,051 Scuba Fishing License 79
Cocktail Shrimp Fish Level 18 Holy Liberator/ Level 18 Evil Obliterator 02Possibly Extinct 9,531 6,312 Scuba Fishing License 478
Snow Crab Fish Level 20 Holy Liberator/ Level 20 Evil Obliterator 09Rare 1,802 1,111 Scuba Fishing License 91
Snow Bunny Fish Level 22 Holy Liberator/ Level 22 Evil Obliterator 09Rare 2,228 1,243 Scuba Fishing License 113
Hibernator Fish Level 26 Holy Liberator/ Level 26 Evil Obliterator 10Average 1,608 1,050 Scuba Fishing License 81
Inuit Fish Level 32 Holy Liberator/ Level 32 Evil Obliterator 04Critically Endangered 1,908 1,155 Scuba Fishing License 96
Corn Puff Fish Level 35 Holy Liberator/ Level 35 Evil Obliterator 06Threatened 2,830 1,521 Scuba Fishing License 142
Hockum Fish Level 44 Holy Liberator/ Level 44 Evil Obliterator 08Very Rare 2,611 1,530 Scuba Fishing License 131
Big Mouth Fish Level 54 Holy Liberator/ Level 54 Evil Obliterator 12Fairly Prolific 2,250 1,189 Scuba Fishing License 113
Lumberjack Fish Level 64 Holy Liberator/ Level 64 Evil Obliterator 12Fairly Prolific 2,305 1,101 Scuba Fishing License 116
Arctiwolf Fish Level 75 Holy Liberator/ Level 75 Evil Obliterator 03Near Extinction 2,865 1,221 Scuba Fishing License 144
Humptooth Fish Level 80 Holy Liberator/ Level 80 Evil Obliterator 05Endangered 2,506 1,406 Scuba Fishing License 156
Mother Cubey Fish Level 50 Holy Liberator/ Level 50 Evil Obliterator 02Possibly Extinct 10,012 8,210 Scuba Fishing License 501


A rogues gallery of each Lake Freezberg fish can be found in The Fish of Lake Freezberg.

What to BuyEdit

Three new upgrades are available here, which can be purchased at levels 43, 53 and 63 bringing the maximum pole level at this location to 74. Also available to purchase is the advanced Auger - which is Lake Freezberg's equivalent of the basic Auger from San Digloo.


Type Item Cost Min. requirements
Pole Holy Liberator 500,000 3,000,000 points
Pole Golden Shield for Holy Liberator 175,000 Pole lvl 3 / 6,000 Goodness
Pole Safety Cage for Holy Liberator 215,000 Pole lvl 9 / 13,500 Goodness
Pole Hydraulic Holiness for Holy Liberator 250,000 Pole lvl 17 / 22,500 Goodness
Pole Reel Upgrade for Holy Liberator 275,000 Pole lvl 25 / 37,500 Goodness
Pole Nitrogen Sprayer for Holy Liberator 300,000 Pole lvl 34 / 64,500 Goodness
Pole Light Sensor for Holy Liberator 320,000 Pole lvl 43 / 98,500 Goodness
Pole Nitrogen Upgrade for Holy Liberator 340,000 Pole lvl 53 / 121,500 Goodness
Pole Love Dart for Holy Liberator 360,000 Pole lvl 63 / 173,500 Goodness
Pole Evil Obliterator 500,000 3,000,000 points
Pole Barbed Line for Evil Obliterator 200,000 Pole lvl 3 / 6,000 Evilness
Pole Ravaged Hook for Evil Obliterator 250,000 Pole lvl 9 / 13,500 Evilness
Pole Hydraulic Harmfulness for Evil Obliterator 270,000 Pole lvl 17 / 22,500 Evilness
Pole Dual Crankshaft for Evil Obliterator 310,000 Pole lvl 25 / 37,500 Evilness
Pole Flame Thrower for Evil Obliterator 320,000 Pole lvl 34 / 64,500 Evilness
Pole Death Laser for Evil Obliterator 340,000 Pole lvl 43 / 98,500 Evilness
Pole Flame Upgrade for Evil Obliterator 350,000 Pole lvl 53 / 121,500 Evilness
Pole Poison Dart for Evil Obliterator 360,000 Pole lvl 63 / 173,500 Evilness
Resource Solar Powered Auger 500,000 N/A
Resource Blood Powered Auger 500,000 N/A
Skill Sub-Zero Survival Training 475,000 6,000,000 Points

How to PlayEdit

Return to fish at San Digloo between levels 51-53 and Lv 61-63 to avoid misses, until your ready to catch the prolific fish. Lake Freezberg is very much an extension of San Digloo with more drilling and another enemy, the Rabid Raccoon - so wranglers should be very familiar with the strategy of the area. It's best to fish here between levels 44-50, 54-60, and Lv 64+ sharing quest catches unless you feel lucky/bold as they still count towards it.

First Encounters with the Rabid RaccoonEdit

When you first start fishing in Lake Freezberg, you will instantly encounter the Rabid Raccoon and your options are to:

  • Defend my ground, show 'em who I am
  • Leave and head back to San Digloo

If you have anything less than a level 34 pole, you will not be able to defend your ground. For every level of your pole over 34 you gain an 11% chance of defeating him, with guarenteed success with a level 43 pole. The breakdown per pole level is detailed below...

34 = 11%
35 = 22%
36 = 33%
37 = 44%
38 = 55%
39 = 66%
40 = 77%
41 = 88%
42 = 99%
43 = 100%

Should you fail in defeating him or choose the second option you will be sent back to San Digloo. Once you have defeated the raccoon you are rewarded with the message Yes! I stood my ground and defeated the ravaged raccoon! Gained 5000 gold and 5000 points.

You can now fish normally, but be warned, the Rabid Raccoon still stalks the land and you will do battle again with the fiend in due course.

DrillingEdit

Drilling in Lake Freezberg works exactly the same way as in San Digloo, but the Advanced Auger is required to drill here as the ice is too thick for the basic Auger. Drilling with the Advanced Auger in Lake Freezberg gives you double the points as awarded in San Digloo, which will be a welcome return for the 500,000 cost of this Auger.

Note that as drilling a hole in Lake Freezberg also drills a hole in San Digloo and vice versa, if you cannot afford the cost of the Auger then a trick to continue fishing here is to head back to San Digloo and drill there.

Whether this is an appropriate strategy depends on your current position. The doubled points awarded in Lake Freezberg vs. San Digloo will help with any shortfall in Evilness and Goodness points, but if gold is at a premuim for you, then this tactic will enable you to fish at this new location while you build up the funds.

Dueling with the Rabid RaccoonEdit

As with the Flying Penguin of San Digloo, every now and then you will encounter the Rabid Raccoon and you will have to decide what course of action you will take to avoid the furry fiend. Wranglers will then either gain or lose gold and goodness/evilness points depending on the option chosen, pole level and, of course, chance. The last option allows you to battle with the Raccoon, but this is only recommended for wranglers with a pole level greater than 66. Should you be successful with your selection then you could be rewarded with a Collectible.

As the rewards for coming out top with the Raccoon are slightly more than that for the Penguin, the option to share the next 1-3 catches with the Raccoon is again a good option to choose. As the Flying Penguin will accept catches on the raccoon's behalf, travelling to San Digloo for the next set of casts should (a) give you a better probability of catching a fish on a cast and hence minimising the time you are beholdent to his hunger and (b) ensure a goodness/evilness profit from the option chosen as the fish in San Digloo are typically worth less than those of Lake Freezberg.

Moving onEdit

Icelantica's penultimate fishing ground; Snowpeak River requires wranglers to endure some of Icelantica's coldest temperatures yet. Wranglers are required to use tents in order to survive the freezing temperatures. Luckily, suitable tents can be found in chests within Lake Freezberg.

Once you have leveled your Holy Liberator/Evil Obliterator to level 68+ you may randomly meet the Bottom Feeder Fish who could be bribed to show you the path to Snowpeak River with either rum or gold. Note the in-game requirements for Snowpeak River cite that a level 72+ pole is required in order to meet the Bottom Feeder, but some wranglers have encountered the depressed guppy when their pole was only level 68.

When he approaches, you will see the following message:

It appears you have found the Bottom Feeder Fish! He has a question for you...

“Argh'll show ye the path too Snowpeak River fer sum rums!” *Barrrghff* *Splash* - The Drunken Bottom Feeder
How do you want to respond?

  • Give him a Jug of Rum (always works)
  • Demand him to guide you there for 80,000 gold (always works)
  • Bribe him for the general directions with 20,000 gold (works 20% of time)
  • Call him a drunk and run off like a young Miss Miny fish (do you think it works? it's a shiny button tho!)

Success gives the message:

The Bottom Feeder stumbled along and showed me the Path! Unlocked new level: Snowpeak River!

Note that you will not meet the Bottom Feeder unless you have found a tent and as always, your chances of meeting him increase if Red Love Chum is used.

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