Altadorian Swordbreaker

Altadorian Swordbreaker (r94) [Very Rare]View in Item Database
DescriptionThis parrying dagger from Altador should be quite a challenge to your opponent. Altadorian Swordbreaker

Multiuse


Average Rating [?]
8
Attack *earth**earth**earth**earth**earth*
Defense *-physical* 100%
Reflect N/A
Effects N/A
Actual Icons
ATTACK EARTH 5 DEFENSE_PERCENT PHYSICAL 100%   
Restocks At Altadorian Armour
Used By N/A
Special Categorization None
Notes None
Ratings - Altadorian Swordbreaker
Rating:
7
Power: 5/5
A full physical blocker with additional 5 earth icons, awesome. The perfect replacement for your old Winged Scarab getting rid of the self-attack. While Yooyuball Player Sling may still be slightly better, it's far more expensive, so Altadorian Swordbreaker realy is the full physical blocker you'll want to use.

Counters: 1/3
While the physical blocking is very hard to avoid as so many weapons contain physical icons it most likely won't block many as mass physical weapons are practically non-existant (closest being Stone Foam Finger).
The earth icons will most likely be blocked if the opponent is using a shield, so be aware.

Uniqueness: 0/1
A revamped version of Winged Scarab and Yooyuball Player Sling - not exactly special in any way.

Bonus: 1/1
This is surprisingly cheap and really easy to get, so unless you're on a really tight budget, get it and even if you won't use it any time soon I'm sure the day this will come in handy will come.

Rated on August 9, 2013

Rating:
9
Altadorian Swordbreaker, along with Parasol of Unfortunate Demise belongs in a new realm of absurdly powerful cheap weaponry. This weapon blocks all incoming Physical icons, and deals out 5 Earth icons as well. Prior to the release of Altadorian Swordbreaker, battlers would have to shell out millions of Neopoints for a Physical full-blocker of this caliber like Yooyuball Player Sling.

100% Physical defense has always been attainable at a low price in the form of Winged Scarab, but Altadorian Swordbreaker is decisively better than the scarab. Winged Scarab is not a true full-blocker; it deals a fixed amount of damage to the user in return for blocking all incoming Physical damage. Also, Winged Scarab only attacks with 3 Air icons compared to Altadorian Swordbreaker's 5 Earth icons.

I frequently recommend this weapon to 1-Player battlers on a budget as a top choice for a defensive item. This is because for pets without maxed out or near-maxed out defense, full-blockers are unquestionably far superior to non-full-blocking shields. Weaker defense boosts will offer almost no resistance against stronger challengers, making full-blockers preferable as they take the users weak defense out of the picture. Physical is the most commonly seen icon type in 1-Player battling, meaning there is a high probability that Altadorian Swordbreaker will weaken the enemy's attack. In addition to the full Physical defense, the extra 5 offensive icons is a nice bonus that would not have been provided with a generic shield.

In terms of 2-Player, Altadorian Swordbreaker is likely to block a few icons, but the amount blocked wil...
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Rating:
8
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Price/Power (5/5)
As a full physical blocker this item goes unmatched, especially for price. Dealing out a solid 6 icon earth attack is also still great.

Countermeasures (3/5)
Giving a bulk of earth icons makes this harder to block then most, but is completely broken by a Leaf Shield.

Alternatives, Upgrades or Downgrades
This item replaced the more expensive Winged Scarab and the VERY expensive Yooyuball Player Sling, in the realm of full physical blockers this is close to king.

Other Points (None)

Final Thoughts
A solid full physical blocker for when you need it.

Rated on November 20, 2012. Updated November 22, 2012