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Staff of Impenetrable Gloom (r89) [Rare]View in Item Database
DescriptionSometimes there is no avoiding a bit of gloom... Staff of Impenetrable Gloom

Multiuse


Average Rating [?]
1
Attack *earth**earth**earth**dark**dark**dark*
Defense *-physical**-physical**-physical*
Reflect N/A
Effects N/A
Actual Icons
ATTACK EARTH 3 ATTACK DARKNESS 3 DEFENSE PHYSICAL 3  
Restocks At Haunted Weaponry
Used By Ghostly Knight
Shadow Phantom Brute
Shadow Phantom Commander
Shadow Spectre Brute
Shadow Wraith Brute
Special Categorization None
Notes None
Ratings - Staff of Impenetrable Gloom
Rating:
1
At a Glance (0/3):
Summon the powers of impenetrable gloom, dooming your opponent with 3 icons of earth and darkness. You can also use the staff itself to deflect 3 icons of physical damage.

In-Depth (0/4):
While it's hard to not feel a bit down after getting hit by a little gloom, 6 icons of offensive power, 9 of total power, isn't really anything to get upset over. Outdamage this with your Sun and Moon Chakram and Scroll of Knowledge. Easy.

If you want the physical defense, start with Scarab Ring. Altadorian Swordbreaker is the next thing to get after, sporting a 100% physical defense, or Rusty Pitchfork and Fearsome Gladius for much stronger overall weapons. Fan of Swords is the best physical defender in my book, sporting a pretty strong 17 icon offense alongside a strong 5 icon physical defense.

Price (0/2):
Sure, 30 nps is dirt cheap, but it still doesn't warrant a spot in your set. The aforementioned weapons do this staff's job better.

Bonus (1/1):
You know, "Impenetrable Gloom" implies that the gloom itself is impenetrable, but that doesn't mean that it itself renders everything else penetrable. I think it'd be possible to deflect a blast of gloom without actually trying to overcome it. It's a bit of a misnomer in that regard, wouldn't you think? It'd be better if it was called "Staff of All-Penetrating Gloom" or something, no?

Final Score: 1/10

Rated on August 31, 2014

Rating:
1
Price/Power (0/5)
Another weak dual duty that offers less then 12 icons.

Countermeasures (0/5)
Not worth blocking, hardly blocks much at all.

Alternatives Upgrades or Downgrades
Just get a Altadorian Swordbreaker or Scarab Ring

Other Points

Final Thoughts
This weapon is impenetrably bad.

Rated on April 21, 2014