Spiral Knights recruits are advised to avoid this dark and misty forest until they are experienced with the dangers of the Clockworks. The Gloaming Wildwoods is home to packs of vicious beasts, the worst of all being the mythical Snarbolax. Said to be a 'living shadow', the Snarbolax prefers the taste of prey that had been in a state of terror before death and will often mercilessly harass its victims before delivering the final blow. — Gate Icons
Each level map is fixed.
This region with all its levels is always a permanent feature of one of the arcade gates. Its presence in an arcade gate is indicated by green tree icons and its location is always in the second stratum of tier 1.
Levels are populated by multitudes of Wolvers. Several Dust Zombies, Chromalisks, Constructs, and Silkwings make appearances. Monster Cages tend to cause an even greater variety in monster population. A boss known as the Snarbolax is encountered in Lair of the Snarbolax.
Large dark trees seem to support its shadowy levels, from which thick vines hang down into the depths. An ominous roar is occasionally heard echoing in the darkness as the player makes their way through puzzling paths. Tech Knights have placed Beast Bells around the woods, which will stun any beast within range when struck.
The background is obscured in darkness.
Similar terrain can be seen in the Event Mission: March of the Tortodrones.
- release 2011-06-02: region introduced.
- release 2011-10-19: a Shadow Lair version of the Woods is introduced.
- release 2012-02-22: the 3-2 Mission: Shadow of the Beast showcases the Woods.
- release 2014-05-21: treasure room of Lair of the Snarbolax reworked.