|Description||WARNING: Contains dangerous spells and magic. Do not eat.||
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|Special Categorization||Neoquest II Prizes - Upon completing Neoquest II, you have a chance at winning this item.|
|Notes||Prize for beating NQ2 at Evil Difficulty|
Ratings - Ramtors Spellbook
This was once much more important then it is now, especially with the advent of 9+ icon weapons being so common.
Bulk icons is decent, as is the combination. You may be able to block one easily, but not the other
Alternatives Upgrades or Downgrades
This has since been entirely replaced by the Sun and Moon Chakram.
Poor item, to not only be outclassed but then directly replaced.
Rated on April 24, 2014
At a Glance (1/3):
This book zaps your opponent with 5 icons of light and darkness, and is multiple use.
This is like many other beginner weaponry, like Wraith Scroll and Scuzzys Comb, that feature a lot of icons for 2 elements. This not only makes it difficult for shields at this level to fully block, but for reflectors to be effective against it.
Suppose I use Ultimate Dark Reflectorb to reflect the darkness. Despite reflecting 75% of the dark, I would only be throwing back 3.75, leaving behind 6.25 from the light and the remaining dark. This means that really, I've only reflected 37.5% of the book's attack, making UDR, the best pure dark reflector in the game, a terrible weapon of choice against it 1-on-1. Even if I throw in another weapon that stacks with dark (unless there's enough pure darkness from the second weapon), UDR won't be making any strong stands.
Dual-type weaponry is, therefore, very flexible for getting around your opponent's defenses, and this book is no exception. However, dual-duty weaponry, such as Golden Compass and Kaylas Hat, will easily pick at the book's attack, and there are quite a lot of dual-duty light blockers out there, making the book rather vulnerable.
Since the newly released Sun and Moon Chakram does the EXACT same thing, but with a significantly less price tag, this is no longer a economically-friendly weapon of choice. Maybe if everyone played Neoquest II just as fervently as the Games Master Challenge, then perhaps in the future will the price be the same... maybe...
I will always keep this bo...
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Ramtors Spellbook is a classic 10-icon Neoquest 2 prize. At the time of this review it has a going price of about 150k-200k, a long fall from when it was a prime choice for intermediate battlers. For the sake of comparison, 9-icon weapons like Ridiculously Heavy Battle Hammer and Throwing Cutlass can be found for under 1,000NP, and the 11-icon Scroll of Knowledge can be obtained off the Shop Wizard as well. The reason Ramtors Spellbook costs significantly more than these items lies in its icon types.
An attack of both Dark and Light icons, 5 of each, is a respectable number for this level of battling. Still, there are a number of countermeasures. Ramtors Spellbook's weakness lies in its Light icons. Light-blocking Dual Duties run rampant in low level battling. Ancient Gnarled Wand, Jhudoras Cursed Sword and Spyder Stone Necklace all defeat Ramtors Spellbook head-to-head. Although a bit more expensive, Hanso Charisma Charm also cuts Ramtors Spellbook's attack in half. Golden Compass is still popular, and it is the primary threat to Ramtors Spellbook's Dark icons. The good news is that it is difficult to block Dark and Light icons with a single weapon at the level of battling where Ramtors Spellbook would see play. Spyder Stone Necklace is the only weapon that will cripple both icon types.
I personally would recommend Energy Blaster over Ramtors Spellbook, or Scuzzys Comb for the matter. Energy Blaster replaces some Dark icons with difficult to block Fire icons; in this case, icon diversity is welcomed. Energy Blaster can also be found on the Shop Wizard typically; I have found th...
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