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Jewelled Scarab (r150) [RARITY 150]View in Item Database
DescriptionThis scarab will heal you and defend you in battle! Limited Use. Only one healing item can be equipped to your pet!. Jewelled Scarab

Once per Battle


Average Rating [?]
5.5
Attack N/A
Defense N/A
Reflect N/A
Effects *heal* 100%
Actual Icons
HEAL_PERCENT HEAL 100%    
Restocks At N/A
Used By Jeran
Special Categorization -
Notes *limit_one* Limit One Healing Item
Ratings - Jewelled Scarab
Rating:
5
Initial look- If Neopia had a Cave of Wonders it would be this luxurious beauty at its center instead of some red monkey gem (Abu noooo)

Counters- Its rather difficult to counter a 100% healer but it may be possible in certain circumstances. The only real way to counter a full heal is to fight a pet that does not have thousands of HP and then land an attack that does enough damage to offset the amount of HP being healed. So if you're fight someone in the hundreds of HP and if you have a feeling your opponent will be using the neopets equivalent of a Senzu Bean on their next turn, make sure you pull out the big guns and turn their 100% heal into a 0-99% heal. (Disclaimer: Results may vary)

Alternatives- There are three main ones and a few other, shall we say, "less durable and/or reliable" alternatives. The two main, and extremely more cost effective, items are Leaded Elemental Vial and Jade Scorchstone. Both of whom will do the exact same job for literally about 1/10 of the price. So if you're the bargain hunter or coupon clipper type then those are for you. The other "less durable" options include a vast array of single use full healers such as Amulet of Life, Jade Elixir, Life Giver and Lucky Robots Foot. These vary in looks and price but, generally speaking, Jade Elixir is the cheapest. Now if you're feeling lucky, want to take a ride on the wild side or just want to gamble away your win/loss record then the Golden Sun Chalice, Ice Scorchstone or Sword of Lameness might be more your speed. Using these could absolutely result in you getting that 100% heal...or a trip to the healing springs post battle. But h...
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Rating:
6
Price/Power (0/5)
Basically unobtainable and does nothing more then a normal 100% healer despite being essentially unobtainable.

Countermeasures (5/5)
Any 100% once per battle healer is awesome and hard to counter if used well...

Alternatives Upgrades or Downgrades
There are many other choices in healing, The Leaded Elemental Vial and Jade Scorchstone both being good things to look into. If you want to heal slightly less, a Bag of Healing Dust is always pretty good and much cheaper.

Other Points (1 Bonus)
It is a retired plot prize, but unobtainable by most everyone.

Final Thoughts
What I would do for even one of these retired scarabs.

Rated on May 26, 2013