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Purple Hooded Robe (r98) [Ultra Rare]View in Item Database
DescriptionKeep the rain off and look mighty stylish while you are at it with this luxurious robe. Purple Hooded Robe


Average Rating [?]
Attack N/A
Defense *-earth**-earth**-light**-light**-water**-water*
Reflect N/A
Effects + Drains 10 HP from your opponent [non-heal].
Actual Icons
Restocks At Brightvale Armour
Used By N/A
Special Categorization None
Notes 25% chance of drain and if opponents pet has more than 50 Intelligence and if they have more than 10 HP.
Ratings - Purple Hooded Robe
Price/power (1/5): Very expensive for the tiny amount of defense, but the HP drain counts for something, despite still not being worthwhile.

Tactical (1/5): A beginner could use this to take a chunk out of the opponent's health, bypassing any defense while blocking a small amount of damage. However, the 25% chance of drain means that 3 out of 4 turns would be effectively wasted, as the defense is near-useless.

Bonus (1/1): Good to see HP drain at this level.

Closing remarks: Get yourself a Virtupets X-514 Super Shield, a Studded Leather Cuirass, or something else that's good and affordable.

Rated on February 28, 2015

Overview: This is an interesting weapon. I think it would have some niche use in L97 or the upcoming L54. but it's a little too inconsistant

The Good: 10hp drain, even non-heal, would be exceptional in lower leagues. It's like being able to do 8 unblocked icons per turn. Then add in the defense and you've basically got a dynamite dual-duty.

The Bad: Really the only bad part about this weapon is the inconsistency. If the drain was constant, the Robe would be awesome, but it's not, so I can't recommend this.

The Ugly Truth: Inconsistency really kills weapons, and the inconsistency in this weapon takes it from above average to poor.

Rated on May 31, 2014

Price/Power (0/5)
A 25% chance of a non-healing 10hp drain coupled with a weak defense makes this rather pricey shield not worth considering by normal neopian players.

Countermeasures (1/5)
There are so many options in attacking items now days that there is little reason to think this will catch the item you want it to. At least it will catch some of common items like the Scroll of Knowledge

Alternatives Upgrades or Downgrades
It is no Wanderers Cloak- that is for sure.

Other Points

Final Thoughts
No. Just no.

Rated on April 15, 2014

Purple Hooded Robe is an interesting weapon sporting an uncommon game mechanic, but despite this fact this weapon underwhelms.

Purple Hooded Robe has two components: a weak defense and the ability to drain HP.

Weapons with draining capabilities are rare; for this reason Purple Hooded Robe gains some attention. In order for this weapon to have any chance of draining, two requirements must be fulfilled: the opponent must have over 50 intelligence and the opponent must also have more than 10HP remaining.

Given that 1P challengers have a null intelligence stat, Purple Hooded Robe is almost useless, providing nothing more than 6 icons of defense in these fights. The intelligence requirement can hurt this robe's usability slightly, but most pets will have 50+ intelligence given the abundance of cheap books in the game.

Since Purple Hooded Robe has a 50% chance of draining and when it does drain it drains 10HP, this weapon can be thought of as draining 5HP per use. Obviously good or bad luck or a small sample size can easily sway this average. Regardless of these factors, the drain is so little that only small pets could hope to make use of his weapon. To say that this weapon may be useful in L4 or L5, the lowest commonly populated leagues would be a stretch. Additionally, chance weapons can be incredibly risky in serious battles.

As underpowered as this weapon is, I am still going to assign it a 5/10.. for now. Although I have yet to see it, the new L97 style of fights could possibly make this weapon a fringe option. In L97 style fights damage can be hard to get across at times, but draining is unblockable. As bl...
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