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Shield of Faerieland (r200) [Artifact]View in Item Database
DescriptionProtect yourself in battle with this regal shield that is reminiscent of the Faerie Queen herself! Shield of Faerieland

Multiuse


Average Rating [?]
8
Attack N/A
Defense *-fire**-fire**-fire**-fire**-fire**-physical**-physical**-physical**-physical**-physical*
*-air* 100%
Reflect N/A
Effects N/A
Actual Icons
DEFENSE_PERCENT AIR 100% DEFENSE FIRE 5 DEFENSE PHYSICAL 5  
Restocks At N/A
Used By Hulking Wraith
Kaia
Special Categorization -
Notes None
Ratings - Shield of Faerieland
Rating:
9
Shield of Faerieland is the most practical option for full-Air defense.

Having only been released back in 2012, Shield of Faerieland is one of the more recent Hidden Tower releases, and it helped fill a void in many battle armouries: cheap, useful Air defense.

Previously, Ring of Weightlessness and Shield of Soaring were the only options available to most players for full-Air defense. Both of these options offered little additional defense, and Ring of Weightlessness actually caused damage to the user if it blocked Air icons.

The odd Tornado Ring and Jhudoras Wand have been around forever, but both of these Air-blocking Dual Duties are exceedingly expensive.

So while Shield of Faerieland is a pricey 12,000,000NP in the Hidden Tower, it is still the best bet for full-Air defense for most users. The 5 Fire icons and 5 Physical icons of added defense may not be tremendous, but they are still enough to make Shield of Faerieland the strongest full-Air shield.

In the Hidden Tower metagame, Sword of Ari is the most common victim for Shield of Faerieland, but the popular Sword of Reif and Ghostkerbomb will both be slightly maimed as well. Although no longer a common sight, Pirate Captains Cutlass will also be cut to 5 icons against the Shield of Faerieland.

Looking further out, Ghostkersword will also be tamed to a measly 3 Dark icons. The Physical defense may not seem like much at first glance, but the reality is that it can truly come in handy against snuffing all these weapons.

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Rating:
7
At a Glance (2/3):
This shield blocks 100% air plus 5 fire and physical. This is the strongest, air-blocking shield available.

In-Depth (3/4):
In today's rainbow-sword hidden tower metagame, Sword of Reif and Sword of Ari are the two strongest elements to fight against because they are the two safest elements to use; this shield single-handedly stops them both. This is great to use with Faerie Tabard because, although it also blocks air and fire, it's not as good at doing so as SoF is. This makes this weapon a great compliment to F-tab, which lacks the strength to cut down the combo alone. This weapon is also fantastic paired with Kings Lens. It covers k-lens' vulnerability to fire and air. Combine these three defenders, and you have a defensive answer for anything your opponent throws at you.

From there, all you need is jedi-like reflexes to capitalize on your opponent!

Price (1/2):
9-10 mil is what this shield goes for currently. Considering it's place in a defensive battler's wishlist, the fact that it's weaker alternatives, Shield of Soaring and Ring of Weightlessness, are hard to find and sell for a price that's close to this, and that the next best air-defenders are Jhudoras Wand and Tornado Ring (both even harder to find, not to mention expensive!), I'd say it is rather appropriate.

Bonus (1/1):
This weapon originally REFLECTED air damage instead of fully blocking it, and priced at a ridiculously low price (like ~4m or so?). But shortly after release, TNT decided to not only debuff it (yes, I consider this a debuff. reflecting damage is always better than blocking becaus...
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