Honey Potion (r101) [Special]View in Item Database
DescriptionThis potion is a great way to put your opponent in a sticky situation! Only one per pet. Limited Use. Honey Potion

Once per Battle


Average Rating [?]
6
Attack *earth**earth**earth**earth**earth**earth**earth**earth**earth**earth**earth**earth**earth**physical* + *physical**physical*
Defense N/A
Reflect N/A
Effects N/A
Actual Icons
ATTACK EARTH 13 ATTACK PHYSICAL 0.3-3   
Restocks At N/A
Used By N/A
Special Categorization -
Notes Illusen's Quest Prize : Level 35
*limit_one* Limit One
Distributions - Honey Potion
Minimum: 13.30
Maximum: 16.00
Mean: 14.65
Ratings - Honey Potion
Rating:
4
Power: 2/5
A "bomb" with just 13-16 icons isn't really much and certainly nothing to fit into many sets. As of writing you'll find this starting at 400k which isn't all that much, but is it really worth it? I think you'll be better off skipping this completely and saving straight for something like Altador Cup Throwing Star, Ylanas Blaster, Brynns Legendary Sword of Wraith Smiting or even Stone Foam Finger. If you can't wait and just need a little step up from your Scroll of Knowledge or whatever this may fare you well, but it probably won't help you all that much.

Counters: 2/3
While blocking earth isn't particularly hard and Leaf Shield will take a big bunch out of this chances are that your opponent won't be able to completely stop the mass of earth icons Honey Potion provides which does give it a nice little edge similar to it's bigger brother Ghostkerbomb.

Uniqueness: 0/1
A bomb that couldn't withstand the test of time, nothing special here.

Bonus: 0/1
One of the items that simple seem overrated to me and given it's low price I don't really see a good niche for it seeing how easily obtainable 13-15 iconers are now.

Rated on August 9, 2013

Rating:
8
To be honest, I find the beloved Honey Potion to be just a bit overrated. I feel that that this weapon continues to be recommended to newcomers out of habit, despite 15-icon muffins being available for under 100NP and Multiple Use 13-iconers available for about a million Neopoints. Still, Honey Potion is actually a pretty choice of bomb despite the competition.

Honey Potion averages 14.65 icons, with a whopping 13 of those icons as Earth. Compared to the 15-icon muffins which deal 5 icons of three different types, Honey Potion's attack is much more focused rather than scattered. There are numerous Earth-blocking Shields in low level battling, such as fellow Illusens Quest prize Leaf Shield, but nothing can come close to stopping 13 Earth icons. Although there is no total icon upgrade in using Honey Potion over the 15-icon muffins, there is a strong chance that at least part of Honey Potion's attack will make it through opposing defenses.

Additionally, Honey Potion is more convenient as it does not involve constantly buying and equipping a new muffin. At the time of this review, the 15-icon muffins have already spiked to 300NP or more a piece based on plot speculation, meaning finding a well-priced Honey Potion could alleviate the need for costly war-inflated muffins.

At a price of 400k-500k, Honey Potion is much cheaper than Multiple Use 13-icon weapons like Altador Cup Throwing Star. Unlike the budget debate of Ghostkerbomb vs. Skarls Hasty Mace or Kelpbeards Trident, Honey Potion does not provide as significant of a damage increase over 13-icon weaponry. For those that can afford a 13-icon weapon like Altador Cup Throwing Star...
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