Fungus Ray (r101) [Special]View in Item Database
DescriptionThis pocket-sized blaster fires a vile stream of fungus at your opponent. Gross eh! Fungus Ray

Multiuse


Average Rating [?]
3.5
Attack *water**water**water**water**water**dark**dark**dark**earth**earth**earth*
Defense N/A
Reflect N/A
Effects N/A
Actual Icons
ATTACK EARTH 3 ATTACK WATER 5 ATTACK DARKNESS 3  
Restocks At N/A
Used By Cybunny Scout
Giant Space Fungus
Maraquan Blade Specialist
Stalwart Explorer
Special Categorization -
Notes None
Ratings - Fungus Ray
Rating:
4
Price/Power (0/5)
This is a RIC retired item- Price is massive, not worth using/buying without already owning it.

Countermeasures (2/5)
Not a terrible combination of icons even now- bits and bobs of it may be able to be blocked by some items- but blocking the whole lot is hard.

Alternatives Upgrades or Downgrades
There are too many other items which offer many more icons for less cost such as the Water Powered Pistol or the Cobrall Utility Blade

Other Points (2 Bonus)
I love this weapon, despite it being terrible in the modern scene. You also know I love RIC style items too.

Final Thoughts
I avoided rating this item for so long because I knew I would have to rate it poorly- now the time finally comes and yes indeed, I have to rate it poorly.

Rated on August 31, 2018

Rating:
3
Overview: The Fungus Ray, or "Ray o' Fungi" as I call it, combines the elements that mid-tier elite battlers enjoy: Rarity and beauty.

The Good: 11 icons spread among only 3 icon types is nice to see, though still not terribly great . In an age where large-spread weapons like Scroll of Knowledge and Scroll of the Fool are too common, the Fungus Ray stands kinda-sorta proud. A solid 11 icons provides a nice advantage in L97 tournaments. Since the Fungus Ray is rare enough, it may not be accounted for in a player's defense strategy. (Though this probably belongs in the next section, Portable Kiln is a much better 11-icon option when it comes to L97 11-iconers.)

The Bad: Put simply, the Ray isn't cheap for what it does. Currently is listed for around 2 million Neopoints, an amount for which a battler can easily get more icons. For instance, the 14-icon Dr. Sloths Personal Bath Buddy and 15-icon Stone Foam Finger can both be had for less than the price of the Fungus Ray.

The Ugly Truth: Outside of L97 tournaments, the Fungus Ray really doesn't have a lot of value. The upgrades mentioned above are cheaper, and for serious contenders of L97, there are some better options. Overall, the weapon is a poor choice, but not totally worthless.

Rated on February 26, 2014