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Grapes of Wrath (r101) [Special]View in Item Database
DescriptionThese grapes are VERY angry. Grapes of Wrath

Multiuse


Average Rating [?]
8.7
Attack *fire**fire**fire**fire**fire**fire**fire**fire**fire**earth**earth**earth**earth**earth**earth**earth**earth**earth**earth**earth**earth**earth**earth**earth*
Defense N/A
Reflect N/A
Effects N/A
Actual Icons
ATTACK EARTH 15 ATTACK FIRE 9   
Restocks At N/A
Used By Wrath
Special Categorization -
Notes None
Ratings - Grapes of Wrath
Rating:
9
Grapes of Wrath is one of the more recent Smugglers Cove items, and it is also one of the best items ever to be released by the Cove.

Grapes of Wrath runs for a price of roughly 140M-160M at the time of this review; Grapes of Wrath tends to be considered one of the cheapest 'elite' items. (This viewpoints lumps weapons like Leaded Elemental Vial, Thyoras Tear, Ghostkersword, and Kings Lens in the upper-end Hidden Tower level.)

Grapes of Wrath deals a powerful 24 icons: 15 icons of Earth, 9 icons of Fire. Only Wand of the Dark Faerie, Seasonal Attack Pea, Super Attack Pea, and Ghostkerbomb boast stronger average hits.

Like other weapons at such an elite level of play, Grapes of Wrath is not easily countered. The semi-fragile Pirate Captains Hat is a strong option as long as it does not break. Ultra Dual Shovel will come close to being even with Grapes of Wrath; Grapes of Wrath is better than fellow 24-iconer Attack Pea in this regard. The odd weapon A Shovel could also spell trouble for Grapes of Wrath, although a combo sporting A Shovel would be a rarity. It might be tempting to pair Grapes of Wrath with a Sword of Thare or Sword of Reif, but this combo will be quite susceptible to Clawed Shield, Ultra Dual Shovel, and/or Kings Lens.

The counters for Grapes of Wrath stop here, however. Grapes of Wrath will run right through conventional Hidden Tower Shields like Hubrid Nox Memorial Shield, and the defenses of other elite items like Illusens Staff, Jhudoras Wand, and Skarls Sword will do nothing against Grapes of Wrath.

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Rating:
8
Price/Power (4/5)
Currently the cheapest of the top battledome weapons... Beats out the Attack Pea by using fire, which is much harder to block then earth alone.

Countermeasures (4/5)
While earth is easy to block, it is very hard to fully block the earth and fire aspects of this weapon which makes it much better in 2P then the Attack Pea. If you can afford one, this may be the surprise your set needs.

Alternatives Upgrades or Downgrades
Assuming you have already filled out your set with a healer, freezer and whatever else you want to use... A Super Attack Pea is the way to go by far...

Other Points (No Bonus)
Too highly rated for me to feel right in giving it a bonus.

Final Thoughts
Whoever got these were very lucky people indeed, talk about being insta-rich if you weren't already.

Rated on May 26, 2013

Rating:
9
1P 9/10: The cheapest of the truly elite weapons, these angry grapes will deal a handsome 24 icons every round. Attack Pea power for a cheaper price! Next step up would be Seasonal Attack Pea. You should also probably be considering the multi-healers Illusens Staff or Wand of the Dark Faerie if you have the budget for grapes and peas. Nevertheless, I strongly recommend GoW as a primary attacker if you can afford it!

2P 10/10: Arguably the best weapon for 2P before Super Attack Pea. No single multi-use weapon can fully defend it, although Ultra Dual Shovel and Pirate Captains Hat come close. It would take a good amount of skill for a HT level set to be competitive against a GoW-centered set. Scorchio resistances reduce the damage by 4.2 icons. This weapon is a game-changer in 2P.

Rated on January 21, 2013