Bag of Healing Dust (r99) [Super Rare]View in Item Database
DescriptionMystical healing dust that King Altador has used for ages. Bag of Healing Dust

Once per Battle


Average Rating [?]
9
Attack N/A
Defense N/A
Reflect N/A
Effects *heal* 50% Max HP
Actual Icons
HEAL_PERCENT HEAL 50%    
Restocks At
Used By Amateur Insider
Special Categorization None
Notes *limit_one* Limit One Healing Item.
Ratings - Bag of Healing Dust
Rating:
9
Price/Power (4/5)
A 50% healer can easily be the difference between winning and losing when you are in the battledome with a high HP pet. While this may not be nearly as good as a 100% healer, eventually the bulk number healers simply run out.

Countermeasures (5/5)
You can't really counter a heal, just delay it. That makes this a very powerful thing to own.

Alternatives Upgrades or Downgrades
Leaded Elemental Vial or similar 100% healer is the main upgrade to this weapon. Downgrades wise there is the Velms Healing Potion and the set healers such as Rejuvenating Jar of Brains. If your main battle weapon is a Kacheek be sure not to miss the Kacheek Life Potion which is much better then this.

Other Points (No Bonus)

Final Thoughts
A staple in healing.

Rated on December 29, 2013

Rating:
9
Overview: If you've trained to over 200hp, there really are no cheaper viable healing options other than species-specific healers.

The Good: The awesome part about 50% health regeneration is that it only gets better at time. If you buy this now and train continuously for the next year, this healer will still be just as good as it was the day you bought. You can't say that about a set-amount healer like Greater Healing Scroll or Short Sleeved Yellow Tunic, which become less useful as you train. For the serious battler, this should definitely be on the list for upgrades once it can be afforded, as really the only regular-healer step up from this is a full healer like {{Leaded Elemental Via}} or Jade Scorchstone.

The Bad: As with other good healers, this commands a hefty price tag. Unfortunately, for the big jump up in price from the Short Sleeved Yellow Tunic, it is still only half as good as full healers. (It is actually exactly half as good. Haha.) This makes it less than half as useful because it doesn't essentially "restart" the battle as far as HP is concerned, like a {{Leaded Elemental Via}} can. Also, with the existence of species-specific healers like Gelert Healing Remedy, Kacheek Life Potion, and Elephante Unguent, the species of the pet really needs to be considered. If you can find a customization you like of a pet species with a healer, you might considering morphing your battling pet to that species, as even with a morph and elaborate custom, it would still probably be cheaper than buying a Bag of Healing Dust.

The Ugly Truth: Any serious high-HP battler will nee...
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Rating:
9
Bag of Healing Dust is an all-species Healer that restores 50% of the users maximum HP. Elephante Unguent and Gelert Healing Remedy are much cheaper options that have the exact same effect as Bag of Healing Dust, but I am fully supportive of battlers battling with whatever species they want. Everyone has their own reasons for the species of Neopet they battle with, whether it be for cheap Freezers or Healers, preferable resistances, or the fact that they just like a certain pet. This means that for many battlers, Bag of Healing Dust is the best option short of Leaded Elemental Vial.

Once a pet reaches triple digit Health Points, Greater Healing Scroll or the lesser Scorchstones are no longer solid options. After exceeding roughly 150HP, Short Sleeved Yellow Tunic and Rainbow Scorchstone also fall out of favor. Crisp Blue Tunic presents an interesting option for pets between 100HP and 200HP, but ultimately any battler training their pet will eventually hit a point where a 50% or Full Healer becomes a necessary upgrade.

Thanks in part to the availability of cheap species healers, Bag of Healing Dust is significantly less costly than Leaded Elemental Vial. Possessing a Full Healer like Leaded Elemental Vial is a massive upgrade over 50% Healers, but at the same time Bag of Healing Dust is a massive upgrade over Greater Healing Scroll for a high-HP pet.

I recommend Bag of Healing Dust to pets that have outgrown Greater Healing Scroll or Short Sleeved Yellow Tunic but do not have a solid species healer option. Leaded Elemental Vial is the obvious upgrade to Bag of Hea...
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