Description: Magma Reef is a result of monstrous volcanic explosion on the mainland of Blue Crescent. If equipped with the proper gear for the dangerous conditions, wranglers may take part in the new possibility of lava fishing. The spawned fish of the Reef offer higher rewards than the other fishing locations of Farovia.
Magma Reef is a completely new fishing experience and requires specialized equipment in order to safely fish there. Trying to fish without the appropriate heat-resistant equipment will result in a costly experiment for any curious wrangler.
Unlocking Magma ReefEdit
After the first catch or attract you'll be given the message:
- WOAH! The ground shook as ... I wonder what happens if I attract another one...
After the second you message will read:
- WOAH! The Blue Crescent Volcano erupted as ... You've unlocked Magma Reef!
There is no discernable 'trick' to catching the first or second Volcano Rock Fish - it could take two casts, two days or two weeks! Just keep fishing with your Sonar Pulverizer and eventually you'll unlock this new location.
Note that it is not necessary to actually catch this new fish to unlock the volcano - a 'steal' will suffice. Some wranglers have caught both Volcano Rocks, some have managed to bag only one of the two and a few unlucky ones have missed on both casts. Don't worry if you did miss both catches, you'll have your chance to nab one of these fish in due course.
Note: The background picture of Blue Crescent will now show the open volcano in the distance.
What to CatchEdit
Fishing at Magma Reef is a whole new fishing experience with a unique breed of fish that inhabit this fiery inferno.
|Fish||Min. Pole||Min. Skill||Population Status||Min. Points||Min. Gold||Chum Preference|
|Vampire Fish||Oak Branch/ Broken Standard||Introduction to Chumming||Timely||347||
Description: Vampire Fish are attracted to fresh blood, foul smells, and special baits. This small devil is often found at night, sucking the blood of innocent aspiring wranglers. TIP: It's more common at 12am FVT for an hour and 12pm FVT for an hour.
|Fireball Fish||Cubey Incinerator||Mastering Shark Wrangling||Overflowing||921||
Description: Considered the most common fish of Magma Reef, the feisty Fire Ball Fish can be very deceiving with its petite size. As a top dwelling creature, the fish maneuvers quickly within the lava and enjoys splashing fire up at innocent wranglers.
|Lighter Fish||Cubey Incinerator||Mastering Shark Wrangling||Overflowing||1,001||
Description: The abundant Lighter Fish has a tranquil personality resulting in an easy reel-in. However, Fire Sludge Chum really gets its lighter fluids movin'.
|Boiling Fish||Level 2 Cubey Incinerator||Mastering Shark Wrangling||Very Rare||1,099||
Description: A recent influx of the Boiling Fish has occurred in Farovia, and wranglers should easily spot the fish roasting in the heated waters of Magma Reef. Scientists believe the species may be a linked to the Cubey breed.
|Demon Sea Horse Fish||Level 5 Cubey Incinerator||Mastering Shark Wrangling||Rare||1,159||
Description: The fire-breathing Demon Sea Horse has a vicious personality and takes pride in scorching anything in sight. Please wranglers, do not be fooled by the lack of fins.. it's propelled by underwater hydro flame shooting.
|Firehose Eel Fish||Level 9 Cubey Incinerator||Mastering Shark Wrangling||Extremely Rare||1,303||
Description: In a constant battle to put out the fire and return to normalcy, the Fire Hose Eel may be referred to as the "good" fish in Magma Reef. Wranglers will eventually be given extra fire extinguisher usage when catching the eel.
|Cherry Bomb Fish||Level 12 Cubey Incinerator||Mastering Shark Wrangling||Extremely Rare||1,249||
Description: Shooting through lava streams of the volcano, the Cherry Bomb explodes without notice and generates a substantial number of causalities in the wrangling community. Keep a close eye out for this red-bodied monster!
|Firefly Fish||Level 18 Cubey Incinerator||Mastering Shark Wrangling||Threatened||1,407||
Description: Approximately every decade, the Firefly emerges from lava rock and swarms around Magma Reef using its fire wings and acute antennas. The Firefly obtains similar characteristics to a regular fly, such as biting humans and attacking food, so this mysterious creature will become an incredible nuisance to wranglers.
|Volcano Rock Fish||Level 20 Cubey Incinerator/ (Level 15 Sonar Pulverizer in Blue Crescent)||Mastering Shark Wrangling||Endangered||1,599||
Description: The Volcano Rock Fish has been known to fling large-sized lava rocks out of its fins with accuracy and velocity. Occasionally found in Blue Crescent, near weak spots in the ocean floor.
It is suspected that the Volcano Rock Fish is only present in Blue Crescent to unlock Magma Reef. To date, there have been no sightings of this fish in Blue Crescent once Magma Reef has become unlocked.
|Fire Lion Fish||Level 25 Cubey Incinerator||Mastering Shark Wrangling||Possibly Extinct||3,515||
Description: The Fire Lions have sharp whisker blades and a head of fire, hence the name. They make up in points for what they lack in gold rewards.
|Magmaniac Fish||Level 30 Cubey Incinerator||Mastering Shark Wrangling||Critically Endangered||2,944||
Description: Sometimes considered the "Maniac of the Reef", the Magmaniac Lava Mussel furiously lurks at the bottom of molten lava rocks. Although very rare in population, wranglers with high leveled poles may be successful when reeling in this beast.
|Tubeworm Fish||Level 35 Cubey Incinerator||Mastering Shark Wrangling||Endangered||1,635||
Description: A small number of Tubeworm adapted to sweltering temperatures after being nearly wiped out from the catastrophic volcanic eruption. Making a comeback in population, the angry worm can be seen burrowing in lava rocks with a protruding red-tube head.
|Flamyro Fish||Level 40 Cubey Incinerator||Mastering Shark Wrangling||Near Extinction||3,123||
Description: This flame shooting, fire scorching, lava torching, pyromaniac is named flamyrowza for a reasonza. For serious.
|Melted Cubey Fish||Level 50 Cubey Incinerator||Mastering Shark Wrangling||Possibly Extinct||6,021||
Description: What's overly common in one area, is excessively rare in another.. The Melted Cubey can now only be caught after incinerating over two thousand of the hexahedronal variety.
|Skeletor Fish||Level 53 Cubey Incinerator||Mastering Shark Wrangling||Near Extinction||3,204||
Description: The Skeletor Fish has a fire-shrouding bone structure with piercing evil eyes. Difficult to hook with the Cubey Incinerator, wranglers will be awarded a considerable amount of points when catching the firey fish.
|Nebula Fish||Level 57 Cubey Incinerator||Mastering Shark Wrangling||Fairly Prolific||2,210||
Description: The flatulent Nebula Fish dashes between lava flow and releases a toxic trail of gassy particles. The fish is like a cannon ready to explode, so wranglers must be equipped with fast reflexes and a gas mask.
|Fire Fighter Fish||Level 64 Cubey Incinerator||Mastering Shark Wrangling||Very Rare||2,914||
Description: Things can get ugly when the Fire Fighter Fish brings Jiu Jitsu into Magma Reef. The black-belt fish trains everyday and can kill with a single Flying Jumping Scissors Kick.
|Fire Sludge Chum|
|Jumpsuit Jerry Fish||Level 73 Cubey Incinerator||Mastering Shark Wrangling||Critically Endangered||3,005||
Description: Wearing a tight fitted jump suit and juggling two fireballs, the Jerry Fish puts on a nightly theatrical performance. The flamboyant fish is closely related to the Rainbow Trout in the far away land of Icelantica.
|Octo Magma Fish||Level 80 Cubey Incinerator||Mastering Shark Wrangling||Possibly Extinct||7,019||
Description: Highly skilled wranglers will have the opportunity to catch the rare Octo Magma, which is considered the most intelligent of all invertebrates. The octopus can eject flames from the body and produce venom in the tentacles.
|Red Lust Prize Fish||Any pole||Introduction to Chumming||Special||n/a||
Description: The enticing Red Lust is a passionate and lovable fish that inconspicuously prowls the waters of Farovia. Red Lust is the first “Prize Fish” on Fish Wrangler, which means she offers a special cash reward when reeled in!
Red Lust is immune to Liquid Gold & other attractants.
Being undead, the Vampire Fish can endure both extreme heat and freezing cold waters making this one of the few fish that can thrive in all locations.
Full descriptions of each Magma Reef fish can be found in The Fish of Magma Reef.
What to BuyEdit
Due to its dangerous habitat, Cap'n Jozek has decided not to risk setting up a store at Magma Reef. Earl, who is quick to spot any money making scheme, has no such qualms, and runs a secret supply shop in Magma Reef known as Earl's Lava Shack.
Earl is no fool and knows that he has a monopoly for lava fishing. Fishing in Magma Reef without the Cubey Incinerator will damage other poles and wranglers will incur a loss of points and gold fishing in Magma Reef without the Lava Suit. Don't be surprised if you have to wait for your equipment to be ready.
How to PlayEdit
Fishing in Magma Reef requires a different strategy than other locations. Due to the intense heat, you can only safely cast 20 times before your pole needs to cool down. It is possible to cast more than 20 times, but there is an increasing risk of fire damage if you cast more than this limit without cooling your pole.
Your pole can be cooled in one of three ways;
- The Cubey Incinerator automatically cools down at approximately 1:00am (1 hour after midnight) FVT (GMT-7).
- Fire Extinguishers can be found in Magma Reef which can be activated to cool down your pole, allowing you to safely fish 20 more times without your pole taking damage. Note that this is using the Fire Extinguisher to cool down your pole, not put out any fires. As such the extinguisher should be used before your pole actually catches fire!
- Using the Cubey Incinerator in WaterPort or Fishertonville to catch schools of cubeys. Each cast in Fishertonville or Waterport will cool down your pole and allow for 1 more safe cast at Magma Reef.
If you do damage your pole, it will need to be returned to Earl's Lava Shack where it will be repaired by the beginning of the next day.
During tournament fishing none of the 15 casts will heat up your pole - they are free casts.
While fishing in Magma Reef, the specialist Fire Sludge Chum is naturally recommended, but Steak Chum is also known to work (which now shows up with grill marks). Of course Red Love Chum works well here as it does everywhere, but all other chum will be destroyed by the intense heat:
- I should only use heat resistent chum because I just incinerated one of my Fish Guts Chum.
- What have I done! I schmelted away one of my Fish Guts Chum!
- I watched my Fish Guts Chum burn away from the hot lava below. It was quite a display of smoke and fire.
- I stood in awe as my Fish Guts Chum bursted into flames from the piping hot lava below.
- My Fish Guts Chum exploded into thousands of pieces then set fire and exploded once more into even smaller pieces. It was perhaps the most magnificent display of lights I've ever witnessed in my life time.
- I just witnessed a travesty... I destroyed one of my Fish Guts Chum chums as it was engulfed in an outrageous burnination.
Note, do not use Fire Sludge Chum outside of Magma Reef as it will explode into vapours upon exposure to any lava-free waters.
Schools of CubeysEdit
Fishing in WaterPort or Fishertonville with the Cubey Incinerator will reveal one of its 'special properties'. As it name suggests, it is especially potent in catching Cubey Fish. So much so, that it will catch not individual Cubies, but schools of them, ranging from 2 to 100. This will be especially useful if any wrangler wants to master the art of lava fishing and catch the Melted Cubey Fish. Wrangler experience suggests that neither location appears to have the edge over the other as the place to maximize Cubey catching.
Note that the Cubey Incinerator will only increase in pole level outside of Magma Reef if Red Love Chum is used. Any other chum will leave the pole at its current level until fishing in Magma Reef is resumed.
It is also worth noting that as the Cubey Incinerator only catches Cubies outside of Magma Reef and as these fish do not inhabit Blue Crescent, it stands to reason that you will not be able to catch anything if this pole is used in that location. Using Red Love Chum with this pole in Blue Crescent will therefore help level your pole at the cost of zero RLC, albeit with a return of zero points and gold while you do so.
Due to the danger of overheating your pole, you do not get Crew Trips in Magma Reef. To overcome this restriction, many wranglers 'pop' over to the nearby Blue Crescent or Sans Culpra fishing locations every 30 minutes to ensure they get a Crew Trip in before heading back to Magma Reef within the 15 minute window. Your boat will not level on every trip between Magma Reef and Blue Crescent (see Boat Leveling), but your boat will level all on trips between Magma Reef and Sans Culpra.
Alternatively if you have the Rocket Booster and/or a high leveled Mini Cruiser, then it is possible to get to Fishertonville or WaterPort and back before it is time to Fish NOW. Not only will this provide the opportunity to catch a school of Cubies in a Crew Trip (and hence more Cubies towards the total needed to catch the Melted Cubey Fish), but this has the added advantage of cooling your pole down one cast. Following this strategy will give you 36 casts in Magma Reef before your pole overheats. On the downside, this will eat up the expensive Rocket Booster fuel and it will interupt any Magma Reef catching streaks, but wranglers may feel this is a price well worth paying.
Make sure you switch chums while employing this strategy as your crew trip will not catch anything if Fire Sludge Chum is still active (although it will still cool your pole down by one cast). Alternatively if you are using Steak Chum, this can be used in either locations with no adverse effect - albeit with a lower attraction rate.
Night Fishing is not allowed in Magma Reef. If you are in Magma Reef when your night fishing party is scheduled to leave, you will get the message "(Wrangler's Name) was in Magma Reef, where its too dangerous to go night fishing." No damage occurs, but you will miss your trip.
Using the Cubey Incinerator for Night Fishing in any other location will reveal its other special property, which can lead to losing points and gold, but if the gamble pays off, then yields a very positive return. More details can be found in the Night Fishing page.