Throwing Cutlass (r101) [Special]View in Item Database
DescriptionOuch, these must really hurt... Throwing Cutlass

Multiuse


Average Rating [?]
7.3
Attack *air**air**air**water**water**water**earth**earth**earth*
Defense N/A
Reflect N/A
Effects N/A
Actual Icons
ATTACK EARTH 3 ATTACK AIR 3 ATTACK WATER 3  
Restocks At N/A
Used By Nefarious Plotter
Special Categorization -
Notes None
Ratings - Throwing Cutlass
Rating:
5
Rating History ▼
Price/Power (2/5)
Due to recent price increases this item is slightly less useful than it was, but still solid. While 9 icons may not be the largest brute attack you can do cheaply, it does offer a nice spread of icons and a surprising level of power considering where it came from.

Countermeasures (2/5)
This item gets bonus points from me here from simply not using physical. While it is entirely blocked by the Shiny Shoal Shell Shield and cut down by the Leaf Shield this still does have a use against other common defenders like dual Scarab Ring combos.

Alternatives, Upgrades or Downgrades
The Ridiculously Heavy Battle Hammer offers a very similar experience, but unfortunately uses physical. The Scroll of Knowledge offers a nice upgrade due to higher power, but is similarly easy to block.

Other Points (1 Bonus)
Given out as a prize, so may be worth something one day.... maybe.

Final Thoughts
An interesting way to finish off an otherwise disappointing GMC.

Rated on December 4, 2012. Updated April 21, 2017

Rating:
9
Thanks to the 2012 Game Master Challenge we have even more great beginner weaponry at dirt-cheap prices.

Ridiculously Heavy Battle Hammer or Throwing Cutlass. Take your pick. Actually, they are both so incredibly cheap that if you are a battler on a budget you might want to just keep both laying around. The only difference between these two 9-icon weapons is 3 Water or 3 Physical. You get the Earth and Air icons either way.

Leaf Shield will cripple the attack of both Ridiculously Heavy Battle Hammer and the Throwing Cutlass. Scarab Ring blocks the Physical icons of the hammer, but does not take anything off this weapon. On the other hand, Frozen Wand of Crystals defends the Water of the Throwing Cutlass, but does nothing to stop the hammer.

1-Player opponents typically carry more Physical defense than anything else, so in most cases this item will be superior to Ridiculously Heavy Battle Hammer in the 1-Player Battledome.

Ultimately, I like the icon array of this item a little more than Ridiculously Heavy Battle Hammer, but both are great, cheap weapons. (Emphasis on the cheap!) If you have not upgraded to better weaponry yet, keep both this weapon and a hammer lying around, and swap them in and out accordingly. ;)

Rated on November 29, 2012. Updated April 21, 2017

Rating:
8
Price/power (5/5): 9 icons for less than 1000 NP makes this one of the cheapest 9-iconers around. Oh, icon inflation...

Tactical (2/5): Killed by Shiny Shoal Shell Shield and reduced to 3 icons by Leaf Shield and Parasol of Unfortunate Demise. Studded Leather Cuirass and Virtupets X-514 Super Shield reduce this to 4 icons. These icon types are fairly common so don't expect to get all 9 through.

Other (1/1): Ninjas use throwing stars and Pirates use cutlasses. I see what you did there, TNT...

Closing remarks: 9-iconers have become so cheap that newbies can skip Unstable Slime and stuff like that altogether. I remember a time when the cheapest 7-iconer cost more than 100k and 6-iconers were running for 20k...

Final score: 8/10

Rated on November 28, 2012. Updated April 21, 2017