Tartar Sauce

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Tartar Sauce
  • Tartar Sauce item spriteold Tartar Sauce item sprite
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Statistics
Type
Use time20 (Very fast)
TooltipSummons a mini minotaur
RarityRarity level: 3
Sell2 GC
Research1 required
Grants Buff
BuffMini MinotaurMini Minotaur
Buff tooltipHow do you defeat a mini Minotaur?
Summons Pet
  • Mini Minotaur
    Mini Minotaur
Mini Minotaur (flying).gif
The Mini Minotaur flying by twirling its hammer.
Obtained from Obtained from
Classic Mode.png Classic
Expert Mode.png Expert
Master Mode.png Master
EntityQty.Rate
Iron CrateIron CrateIron Crate16/125 (4.8%)
Mythril Crate(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)Mythril CrateMythril Crate(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)159/1250 (4.72%)
The Mini Minotaur flying toward the player.

The Tartar Sauce is a pet-summoning item that spawns a Mini Minotaur to follow the player around. When the player is far enough away or in midair, the Mini Minotaur will fly by twirling a hammer in order to catch up to them. The Mini Minotaur's yellow eyes glow in the dark, but it produces no other light. The Tartar Sauce has a 6/125 (4.8%) of being dropped from Iron and Mythril Crates(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions).

Trivia

  • The Tartar Sauce is a reference to the Mini Minotaur song by YouTuber Tobuscus.[1] In the song, it is said that mini minotaurs hate tartar sauce and are allergic to it. The buff tooltip, "How do you defeat a mini Minotaur?", is also a direct quote from the song.
  • The Mini Minotaur's appearance, the red loincloth, and the hammer are probably a reference to the Maulotaur from the 1994 dark fantasy first-person shooter video game Heretic and its sequel Hexen, where the Maulotaur can be summoned by the player to aid them in combat.
  • In the Nintendo 3DSNintendo 3DS version version, the buff name is displayed as "BUFFNAME (136)" instead of "Mini Minotaur". Similarly, the buff tooltip is displayed as "BUFFNAME (136)".
  • In Greek mythology, the Minotaur is a mythical creature with the head and tail of a bull and the body of a man. He dwelt at the center of the Labyrinth, and was eventually killed by the Athenian hero Theseus.
  • In Greek mythology, Tartarus was a deep abyss used as a dungeon for administering divine punishment to the wicked and as a place from where souls were forever judged. While the tartar in both names may be a coincidence, it could be a reference.

History

  • Desktop 1.4.0.3: Fixed a bug where the Mini Minotaur's flying animation was not animated properly.

References