Black Fan of Shenkuu (r87) [Rare]View in Item Database
DescriptionFans are great weapons for fighting and defence. Black Fan of Shenkuu

Multiuse


Average Rating [?]
2
Attack *air**air**air**physical**physical**physical*
Defense *-physical**-physical**-physical*
Reflect N/A
Effects N/A
Actual Icons
ATTACK AIR 3 ATTACK PHYSICAL 3 DEFENSE PHYSICAL 3  
Restocks At Wonderous Weaponry
Used By The Duchess
Special Categorization None
Notes None
Ratings - Black Fan of Shenkuu
Rating:
2
This is by no means an amazing weapon, but it is not terrible either.

As a 6-3 Dual Duty (9 total icons), this weapon provides the bare minimum for what would be acceptable at a beginner level. Physical icons are common in both 1-Player and 2-Player; this fan comes out even against the popular Ridiculously Heavy Battle Hammer.

However, a similar weapon with a similar price exists: Haunted Skull Fan. Haunted Skull Fan would be the better choice since it provides 6 icons of Air rather than 3 icons of Air and 3 icons of Physical. As a result, Haunted Skull Fan would beat this fan head-to-head, and will be more difficult to block in general. (Remember, Physical icons are the easiest to defend against.)

Rated on May 31, 2013

Rating:
2
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Price/Power (1/5)
Icon inflation means that 9 icons split like this is not valuable.

Countermeasures (1/5)
Physical is a pretty commonly used icon type, so blocking it may be prudent. However, since this weapon also uses physical, remember how easy it is to block.

Alternatives, Upgrades or Downgrades
Changing to an alternative Scarab Ring may offer a better spread, along with some extra defense. But this is still a solid weapon. If blocking physical is your thing, you may prefer getting the full blocking Altadorian Swordbreaker which offers 6 icons along side a full blocking of physical.

Other Points (Nothing)
Released as a bonus prize in GMC 2012.

Final Thoughts
A weak attacker blocking a common icon type, out of date.

Rated on November 20, 2012. Updated June 25, 2017