|Description||Handed down from king to king throughout the history of Meridell.||
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|Special Categorization||TCG RIC Prizes - This item was released as a Rare Item Code prize from the Neopets TCG.|
Distributions - Skarls Sword
Ratings - Skarls Sword
This item is- incredibly strong- becoming less so over time as icon numbers continue to inflate... The price of this weapon however is it's big limiting factor. While on paper it sounds amazing, in practice it is not exactly the kind of item that many people will be able to grab onto- and I feel like there are better options out there for your "I'm going to spend a pile of money" fix.
I can't really argue with this- a boatload of bulk icons paired with a decent defense. There isn't much not to like- besides perhaps the variation in the physical damage.
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I would likely prefer a Wand of the Dark Faerie - which has became incredibly cheap in recent times. It offers a similar level of both attack and defense- while also offering a clutch multi-use heal ability.
If this was to somehow drop down to the same price point of the Wand- it likely still wouldn't be worth getting because the attack can be stifled by the wand's light reflect, while this sort doesn't touch the wand.
Rated on September 26, 2020
|This weapon will only be rated for Regular 1P/2P use, since it doesn't have any niche or league use.|
Price (0/3): Have fun trying to find or earn one. That's the main thing keeping this back.
Power (5/5): The average amount of icons is massive, always going over 20 icons and going for a max of 25. This alone wouldn't be enough, though, since 20 of those icons are physical and light, being easy to block icons. The reason why this is seen as such a good weapon is that it is a dual duty with a full blocker and a massive amount of icons. This will get rid of all light, and your opponent would need a full light and physical blocker to get rid of all the damage, taking both weapon slots while you still have one free.
Uniqueness (2/2): Items like this one are incredibly rare, and for good reason. with how useful this is I can see why this is seen as a top tier weapon.
Overall it's still an amazing weapon, even though it's become less useful with time. If it was more readily available it'd be a must have, but as it is there's always alternatives. Because of that its final rating is 7/10.
Rated on January 31, 2020
At a Glance (3/3):
Totals at ~22.5 icons of damage on average, with 10 of light, 5 of darkness, and ~7.5 physical. It also has the ability of fully blocking light. Truly a mighty weapon fit for a king!
The sheer power of this weapon is extremely hard to counter and punish. Dr. Sloths Personal Body Armour comes really close bringing this down to 0.5-5 icons, while Ghostkershield cuts it down to 7.5-12. You would think Kings Lens would be good as well, but it only cuts the light/dark damage in half, while still being behind by ~7.5 physical icons. Add in the fact that the sword itself can block k-lens' reflection, and we have trouble for the late king coltzan's choice weapon.
If you're feeling gutsy, this weapon stacks extremely well with Sword of Skardsen, Sword of Thigl, and Sword of White Lies. If you are fighting against someone with this, you had better also be packing high-end weaponry yourself. You will be in for a fight.
However, this weapon does have its vulnerabilities: Wand of the Dark Faerie, Illusens Staff, and Lord Kass Amulet (even though it's extremely unlikely you will be encountering the ammy anytime soon). All three weapons pick at this weapon's gloriously massive light damage (I-Staff though also drives it's dark damage). Having the sword yourself is also good, but it'd be like those cheesy, lame swordfight movies where two characters are just banging swords together instead of actually fighting (you know what I mean).
Meh, pricey high-end weapon is pricey. It is the best light-blocking dual duty weapon though, not counting the incr...
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Pop For Your 'Points (2/3): This weapon can be 300-400 million easily, and yet that seems a fair price for a weapon that deals 20.5 - 25 icons at a time, while simultaneously blocking all light icons dealt to you.
In Battle (4/5): Skarls Sword enjoys an immense and comfortable level of power in the Battledome. Very few purely defensive weapons can handle Skarls Sword (this includes reflectors). Here is a short list of countermeasures that don't quite do the job: Hubrid Nox Memorial Shield, Pirate Captains Hat, Ghostkershield, Superior Reflection Shield. Even Kings Lens can't hold back Skarls Sword by itself. However, depending on what you choose to accompany Skarls Sword, the opponent might be able to maneuver ahead with K-Lens and whatever second weapon they choose.
The defense on Skarls Sword is not bad, either. Expect to shred Sword of Thigl and Sword of White Lies effortlessly.
You don't get a free pass with Skarls Sword, however. Even though the icon types allow you to bypass a lot of defenses, some simply cannot be circumvented. Illusens Staff and Wand of the Dark Faerie both create problems for Skarls Sword.
Factoring in the self-damage Illusens Staff creates for itself in this situation, Skarls Sword is only knocked down in icons by 2.5 dark. However, Illusens Staff increases its output by 7.5 dark icons. This means I-Staff runs from 21.1 - 26.5 here (far above its usual output) and Skarls Sword ranges from 18 - 22.5 icons. Wand of the Dark Faerie is far more straightforward: strip 7.5 light icons from Skarls Sword and slap it on Wand of the Dark Faerie's already immense p...
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