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Dark Battle Duck (r97) [Ultra Rare]View in Item Database
DescriptionWhat’s this? An evil squeaky duck! Send your opponents running from the battledome with its endless high-pitched noise! *Squeak! Squeak!* Dark Battle Duck

Multiuse


Average Rating [?]
1.5
Attack *dark**dark**dark**water**water**water**water**water*
Defense N/A
Reflect N/A
Effects N/A
Actual Icons
ATTACK WATER 5 ATTACK DARKNESS 3   
Restocks At Battle Magic
Used By Malevolent Shadow
Quartermaster
Special Categorization None
Notes None
Ratings - Dark Battle Duck
Rating:
2
Price/Power (0/5)
8 icons does not offer good value to anyone.

Countermeasures (0/5)
While this combination is rare- it can be easily blocked by the simple and cheap Kiko Skull Pirate Hat.

Alternatives Upgrades or Downgrades
This is a strange and rare icon combination- the only other "option" around with similar stats is the Sroom Fruit Potion- and that is only if it is a 2p match... Honestly you would likely be better just getting a Throwing Cutlass or similar.

Other Points (2 Bonus)
Duck Bonus

Final Thoughts
Quack!

Rated on March 28, 2015

Rating:
2
Rating History ▼
At a Glance (1/3):
Unleash the dark secret of the DBD - an endless, high-pitched noise from just one squeeze of the duck! Watch as the sound causes 3 icons of agonizing darkness and 5 icons of ear-clogging water! Barbaric!

In-Depth (0/4):
8 icons of power is just a bit weak, as there are many low-level 10-11 icon weapons, such as Sun and Moon Chakram and Scroll of the Fool, that will outdamage it. Additionally, it's vulnerable to many low-level dual duty weapons, most notably Amulet of Altador, Oversized Maractite Rune Sword, Sophies Wooden Spoon, and Spyder Stone Necklace. Kiko Skull Pirate Hat also completely shuts this down. It's simply not a very reliable, low-level weapon.

Price (0/2):
Unfortunately, its price/power is superseded by Scroll of Ultranova's, since this is ~95k and the scroll is a mere 1np. If you must go for the same type of iconage, try Jhudoras Vile Vial (costs ~25k) against intelligent pets, or Sroom Fruit Potion (~11.2k) for similar iconage, but with more icon variety, increased power, and lower intelligence requirement.

Bonus (1/1):
TNT should buff this back up. And the users shouldn't bump up the price. Then at least this weapon can be decent enough to actually be worth buying and used instead of being a neoboard joke!

***EDIT: Not really an edit. I mistakenly rated it as 1 when it was originally intended to be a 2. Not much of a difference, but I figured ya'll would want to know.

Final Score: 2/10

Rated on October 31, 2014. Updated October 31, 2014

Rating:
1
Price/power (0/5): If my memory serves me well, this weapon used to be available in the Hidden Tower and was considered a viable option. That time is long gone.

Tactical (0/5): 5 water is interesting, but it's not enough to justify the steep price and lack of total icons.

Bonus (1/1): The Battle Ducks will always be part of Battledome history.

Closing remarks: The only Battle Duck you should be getting these days is Dr. Sloths Personal Bath Buddy. Check out the Scroll of Knowledge and Scroll of Ultranova if you want cheap, powerful attackers.

Rated on July 31, 2014. Updated October 31, 2014

Rating:
1
Overview: DBD Does Icons. Unfortunately, it doesn't do many.

The Good: A Battledome classic, the Dark Battle Duck will forever hold a place in old-school batters' hearts.

The Bad: At only 8 icons, the DBD is weaker than the under-25np Scroll of Ultranova, but costs 150k or more.

The Ugly Truth: If this thing was 10np, I'd say add it to a fun battle set for kicks, but at 150k or higher, there's just no justification for Dark Battle Duck to be in your set.

Rated on August 1, 2013. Updated October 31, 2014