Thick Smoke Bomb (r101) [Special]View in Item Database
DescriptionUpon exploding this bomb releases a thick cloud of smoke, leaving your opponent in the dark. One Use. Thick Smoke Bomb

Single Use


Average Rating [?]
8.7
Attack N/A
Defense *-air* 100%, *-dark* 100%, *-earth* 100%, *-fire* 100%, *-light* 100%, *-physical* 100%, *-water* 100%.
Reflect N/A
Effects N/A
Actual Icons
DEFENSE_PERCENT EARTH 100% DEFENSE_PERCENT AIR 100% DEFENSE_PERCENT FIRE 100% DEFENSE_PERCENT WATER 100%
DEFENSE_PERCENT LIGHT 100% DEFENSE_PERCENT DARKNESS 100% DEFENSE_PERCENT PHYSICAL 100%  
Restocks At N/A
Used By Creeping Shadows
Malevolent Shadow
Pirate Bomber
Shrieking Shadows
Special Categorization -
Notes *limit_one* Limit One
Ratings - Thick Smoke Bomb
Rating:
8
Initial look- Definitely looks like a bomb too bad it doesn't act like one :(

Defensive Power- 4/5- This is literally a single use Castle Defenders Shield, I mean Thyoras Tear (Both?). If you can't afford either of the before-mentioned full blockers then this, being relatively cheap, does have its uses in one of the many site wide tournaments/leagues. Outside of that...not so much.

Counters- Same exact counter as Thyoras Tear except the added "bonus" that once used you can never use it ever again. Hope you got neo-insurance for it.

Alternatives- If you love wasting a small amount of NP on a potential full block so much you that want to double (or quadruple) down on your "investment", then you may want to pick up its first cousins second brother (twice removed) Downsize Power Plus. And if you want to look dashing as you are heading off into your favorite BD arena, Thyoras Tear.

Bonus- 0/1- Single use items NEVER deserve a bonus. Yes mad.

Overall Rating- 8/10- While you can only use it once, that may just be enough to save you in dark times and get you through the battle; so long as you don't mind buying another one immediately afterwards (which I do). Its a shame they don't teach ninjas more in the Neopian Ninjutsu Engineering Academy...unless being single use is just an elaborate conspiracy to get more of your hard-earned neopoints via making you repay for the same item over and over again...planned obsolesce ftw

Rated on September 26, 2017

Rating:
9
Price/Power (4/5)
Another item purely used to push your personal limits in the battledome for one turn. Offers the full blocking effect of the Thyoras Tear but for a fraction of the price. It does add up however and should only be used for special fights.

Countermeasures (5/5)
Nothing can get through this shield besides a faerie ability to block it. That makes it pretty great.

Alternatives Upgrades or Downgrades
The aforemeantioned Thyoras Tear is the upgrade, while the downgrade is Downsize! which offers half the blocking power once per battle.

Other Points (No Bonus)

Final Thoughts
Hope it doesn't make your pet cough much.

Rated on September 29, 2013

Rating:
9
Thick Smoke Bomb, much like a Jade Elixir or a Scroll of Freezing is a disposable version of a more expensive item, in this case Thyoras Tear.

For roughly 9,000NP a pop, this is not an item that should be used all of the time, but rather for important battles only. In 2-Player tournaments and for tackling Defenders of Neopia, a Thick Smoke Bomb can come in handy.

It should be noted that while only one of these can be equipped, it can still be paired with a Thyoras Tear. As a result some 2-Player tournaments restrict usage to one or the other, assuming that One Use items are not banned altogether.

Rated on January 25, 2013