Pickle Spear (r96) [Ultra Rare]View in Item Database
DescriptionIt may not do much damage, but it will sting a lot. This item was created for Artists on Vacation Day in Y15. Pickle Spear

Multiuse


Average Rating [?]
6
Attack *earth**earth**earth**earth**earth**earth**earth**earth*
Defense N/A
Reflect N/A
Effects N/A
Actual Icons
ATTACK EARTH 8    
Restocks At Battle Magic
Used By N/A
Special Categorization -
Notes Lent By: audiine
Ratings - Pickle Spear
Rating:
5
Price/Power (2/5)
The price of this item has reached a buyable stage remarkably fast which does suggest a reasonable price. 8 icons on its own isn't much but the single icon type does help with that.

Countermeasures (3/5)
Too much to be fully blocked but does take a big hit from several well known shields such as the Leaf Shield and Sophies Magic Hat... There are no cheap 100% earth blockers which could stand in the way of this either.

Alternatives Upgrades or Downgrades
There are few weapons that offer this much bulk power of one icon type... The Flask of Liquid Fire offers more icons which are similarly hard to block in 2P, and in 1P you would be better with a more powerful Scroll of the Fool.

Other Points (No Bonus)

Final Thoughts
This is a pretty awesome battledome weapon considering it's source.

Rated on September 29, 2013

Rating:
7
Price/power (4/5): Not bad for a mono-icon weapon. This simply cannot be treated as a regular 8-iconer. It's also the only such weapon at this level.

Tactical (2/5): 8 icons of earth is guaranteed to overwhelm any shield at this level. However, the real question is whether such an attack is necessary. I'd be inclined to say no--when you're up against more powerful weapons such as the Scroll of Knowledge, you need to plan things very carefully if you want to win with this spear. Not to mention that part of your attack is very likely to be blocked (the Leaf Shield, Wanderers Cloak, and the Shiny Shoal Shell Shield are recommended shields at this level).

Bonus (1/1): It's good to have an affordable mono-icon weapon.

Closing remarks: This spear isn't for most people. I'd recommend sticking with your Scroll of Knowledge for now, at least until you can upgrade to something better.

Rated on August 31, 2013