Solar Flare Shield (r96) [Ultra Rare]View in Item Database
DescriptionSomeone quite skilled was able to turn a mighty solar flare into a shield. Solar Flare Shield

Multiuse


Average Rating [?]
7
Attack N/A
Defense *-air**-air**-air**-fire**-fire**-fire**-physical**-physical**-physical**-water**-water**-water*
Reflect N/A
Effects N/A
Actual Icons
DEFENSE AIR 3 DEFENSE FIRE 3 DEFENSE WATER 3 DEFENSE PHYSICAL 3
Restocks At
Used By N/A
Special Categorization None
Notes Lent By: Badicatte
Ratings - Solar Flare Shield
Rating:
7
Price/Power (3/5)
The price is slowly but surely dropping on this item so please keep an eye on it. 12 icons is very good and this shield provides a good spread of icons which are often seen together but are hard to block.

Countermeasures (4/5)
This shield blocks part of many items including the Scroll of Ultranova, Golden Compass. Throwing Cutlass. Altador Cup Throwing Star and so many more. When the price goes down this shield should be a very versatile addition to a set.

Alternatives Upgrades or Downgrades
Other more decently priced shields like the Kiko Skull Pirate Hat or Virtupets X-514 Super Shield may be worth looking in to.

Other Points (No Bonus)

Final Thoughts
This is one of those items I constantly see able to block items, when it goes down in price it will be really a great item to have

Rated on December 29, 2013

Rating:
7
At the time of this review, Solar Flare Shield is a very new release. Although its price is currently unjustifiably high, the fact that this shield is only R96 means that the price will become more reasonable in time.

Since this item is fairly low rarity, this shield will soon be an interesting choice for low budget battlers. 12 icons of defense is a solid amount, only Sophies Magic Hat, Leaf Shield, and Wanderers Cloak offer more defense as far as low-level options are concerned.

3 icons of defense against four icon types means that Solar Flare Shield will almost always block something, but the lack of quantity against any particular icon type makes the user susceptible to any heavy single icon attack. As with any shield, Solar Flare Shield becomes better when the user trains their defense higher than their strength. (for league play)

The icon types themselves are a fairly nice assortment: Water, Fire, Air and Physical. This shield can be paired with the dual duty Spyder Stone Necklace for some coverage against every icon type except Earth. This shield is particularly resilient against Steaming Skeem Potion, Ylanas Blaster, Altador Cup Throwing Star, Chakram of the Air Faerie, and Golden Compass. Solar Flare Shield offers a small amount of protection of both Air and Fire, two icon types that are both difficult to block and difficult to find in the same shield at this level of battling.

As the price drops of this weapon drops as more of them are released, this weapon will be worthy of consideration for low budget battlers. Other nice shield options at this level of play ...
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