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Studded Leather Cuirass (r97) [Ultra Rare]View in Item Database
DescriptionThis armour is quite sturdy for leather! Studded Leather Cuirass

Multiuse


Average Rating [?]
8
Attack N/A
Defense *-air**-air**-air**-light**-light**-light**-earth**-earth**-physical**-physical**-physical*
Reflect N/A
Effects N/A
Actual Icons
DEFENSE EARTH 2 DEFENSE AIR 3 DEFENSE LIGHT 3 DEFENSE PHYSICAL 3
Restocks At Altadorian Armour
Used By N/A
Special Categorization None
Notes None
Ratings - Studded Leather Cuirass
Rating:
7
Studded Leather Cuirass is one of many newer shields available on the Shop Wizard. Due to its popularity and inflation, this weapon may sometimes cost upwards of 60k. If found at the right time, however, a new battler can pick one of these up for only 20k or so.

Studded Leather Cuirass provides up to 11 icons of potential defense. This amount is not amazing, but it is fairly reasonable considering the price. Although Studded Leather Cuirass cannot offer sturdy resistance against any particular icon type, this weapon does offer modest defense against several common icon types: Air, Earth, Light, and Physical.

Studded Leather Cuirass will assist in countering opposing Ridiculously Heavy Battle Hammer, Throwing Cutlass, Rainbow Scroll, Scroll of Ultranova, Scroll of the Wise, and Scroll of Knowledge among others. Studded Leather Cuirass will struggle to stop any weapon on its own; this weapon heavily relies on combos. Studded Leather Cuirass will be more likely to maximize its defense by blocking parts of two opposing offensive weapons. Also, since Studded Leather Cuirass does not offer particularly powerful coverage on its own, pairing this weapon with a Dual Duty like Spyder Stone Necklace, Cloudy Wand of Storms, or Golden Compass can offer more resilience.

Although Studded Leather Cuirass is frequently recommended, many solid shields are available on the Shop Wizard. These shields definitely deserve a look, especially when Studded Leather Cuirass is at an inflated price. Shields like Patched Magic Hat, Blue Draping Cloak, Leaf Shield, and Wanderers Cloak should not be overlooked....
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Rating:
9
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Price/power (4/5): At the time of writing, this is going for slightly less than the Shiny Shoal Shell Shield. Not a bad deal if you ask me, though defense against Earth is slightly lacking.

Tactical (4/5): As one of the affordable alternatives to those infamous full armours, this is definitely worth using. It counters Psellias Fighting Fan, Stone Club, and Ridiculously Heavy Battle Hammer. Certain 9-iconers (e.g. Rainbow Scroll, Golden Compass) will be reduced to 3 icons. Notably, it also cuts into 13-iconers such as Brynns Legendary Sword of Wraith Smiting and Altador Cup Throwing Star. Light defense is hard to come by in an all-purpose shield, though it isn't particularly necessary if you're also using a Parasol of Unfortunate Demise. Earth defense is a bit lacking, so it's best to have something else handy for that.

Bonus (1/1): An all-species full armour that's easily affordable is always welcome.

Closing remarks: Other full armour-like shields include Shiny Shoal Shell Shield, Sophies Magic Hat, Royal Blue Cape, Blue Draping Cloak, and Wanderers Cloak. The latter two are best for 2P.

Rated on November 28, 2012. Updated December 9, 2012