Ratings - Thyoras Tear
|Value 2/3: At 50+ million NP this once-per-battle weapon commands a steep price. For that amount of NP you could buy an excellent set of weapons, and train your pet's HP to such a high level that you wouldn't need to block massive damage because you could just absorb it. Still, considering what the weapon does and its rarity, the asking price is understandable.|
Tactical 6/6: Blocks all damage, every time. Does it reliably and no other once-per-battle weapon functions the same way. Thick Smoke Bomb does the same thing, but if you have a T-tear equipped you can also equip a Thick Smoke Bomb and get 2 turns to strike without taking any damage.
Other 1/1: An excellent defensive item with myriad potential uses.
Rated on October 4, 2013
Even though there's the cheap single-use alternative Thick Smoke Bomb this OPB version of it is surprisingly cheap for such a powerful item.
There's no way to counter a full block and it cannot be bypassed in the new dome with reflect-attacks, either. You do have to watch out for weapon-order if you use self-damaging reflectors (e.g. A Shovel, Jhudoras Wand, Illusens Staff), though.
The only once per battle full blocker out there.
While you can only equip one of them, you can still pair it with the already mentioned Thick Smoke Bomb for essentially 2 free turns. (Note that that's usually forbidden in tournaments, though.)
Rated on August 28, 2013
This ability is unmatched in the battledome and provides defense from everything. What's not to like? Best used on a wave which the enemy uses a bomb or some other hard hitting weapon.
Normally this would be a clear 5/5, however due to the many ways to make sure a bomb hits on rounds other then the one you choose to use this one in I had to give it a slight down mark. Lens flare, freezing and using bombs in that turn, ect. Despite this, the Thyoras Tear remains an unrivaled staple in the battledome world.
Alternatives Upgrades or Downgrades
The Downsize! is an amazing mini version of this weapon, for cheap you can halve all damage done to you for one turn... Much cheaper then this ever will be. You can also find the Thick Smoke Bomb which offers a one turn version of this effect.
Other Points (no bonus)
This item is so good, Thyora should forced to lose more loved ones, get hit with sticks.. teased... you know. Make her cry.
Rated on August 18, 2013
|Thyoras Tear defends against all icons and can be used once a battle. Obviously this item qualifies for a 10/10.|
The cost is steep, but for the battler that has completed a full Hidden Tower level set, (with Leaded Elemental Vial if applicable) this is a nice choice for the next step up.
In terms of 1-Player, a strong attack weapon can allow for easy full-HP wins against weak challengers.
In terms of both 1-Player and 2-Player, this item essentially represents a "free shot" against the opponent. Thyoras Tear offers peace of mind, allowing the user to Berserk Attack the opponent with his/her second weapon without fear of taking massive damage in return. Thyoras Tear gives a huge advantage to battlers facing those without a Thyoras Tear or Thick Smoke Bomb equipped. (Thyoras Tear can be equipped with a Thick Smoke Bomb for the record.)
There is not a lot to say about this weapon, since anyone who knows anything about the Battledome can understand how awesome a weapon that blocks everything can be. This is one of those weapons that is simply a no-brainer to give a 10 out of 10. In my book there is a right way and a wrong way to use T-Tear, but I will have to cover that another day in a strategy article. :)
Rated on January 25, 2013