Parasol of Unfortunate Demise (r98) [Ultra Rare]View in Item Database
DescriptionMenacing and practical, all at the same time! Parasol of Unfortunate Demise


Average Rating [?]
Attack N/A
Defense *-water**-water**-water**-earth**-earth* + *-earth**-earth**-earth*
*-light* 100%
Reflect N/A
Effects N/A
Actual Icons
Restocks At Wonderous Weaponry
Used By N/A
Special Categorization None
Notes This weapon defends using the Strength boost of the person who does the first move in battle.
Distributions - Parasol of Unfortunate Demise
Minimum: 4.40
Maximum: 8.00
Mean: 6.20
Ratings - Parasol of Unfortunate Demise
Initial look- Not sure what its description is rattling on about but, to me, this thing looks neither menacing or practical. Besides that, I'll definitely be calling the fashion police when I'm done with this review.

Defensive Power- 3/5- I see where its original shop, Wonderous Weaponry, get its name from. Now while I personally would never use this, for the low level/beginner battler I have to say that this is one of the best shields your NP can buy. Coming in at under 3k for a full blocker will always be a great deal. I know the 100% block is just light, but for the price did you expect anything else?

Counters- Really if you don't use light you will be fine vs this. It doesn't block the other icons enough to significantly impact most weapons although the added defense is still a plus.

Alternatives- Nothing for this low of a price. If you want to check out another budget full blocker you should try Altadorian Swordbreaker.

Bonus- 0/1- Ehhh not quite good enough for one of these. It significantly loses its usefulness quite quickly as you climb up the different battledome tiers.

Overall Rating- 7/10- This is one of those weapons whose rating changes the more advanced you become in battling. To a novice this weapon can be considered a 10/10 but to a Battledome Grand Poobah, like myself, its a 1/10 and, on a mathematical level, has 0.00% chance of ever being in my set. It is a full blocker though so it does deserve a bit of respect in that aspect. Even so I will say if it blocked literally any other icon type it would be more useful.

Rated on September 26, 2017

Overview: The go-to shield of low-defense pets, The Parasol of Unfortunate Demise is the ultimate budget shield.

The Good: Full blockers are nice to have in a set. If your opponent happens to whip out a mass icon type you fully block, you're bound to ruin their day. The big advantage of this shield comes in the form of blocking the more common water and earth icons, and doing so with the strength bonus of the does the first move in battle. For all the lab rat battlers out there, this shield is the best it gets, save for maybe Downsize!

The Bad: In league play, the shield's effectiveness is drastically diminished, as any good league build has a strength boost of one less than the defense boost. This means that something like Dr. Sloths Personal Body Armour would be a much better (and much more expensive) option when defense is trained to league standards.

The Ugly Truth: The Parasol of Unfortunate Demise and Downsize! should absolutely be in any low-hp pet's set, as they are really the best budget shield options available.

Rated on September 30, 2013

Price/Power (5/5)
4.4-8 icons of blocking plus the addition of a full block? Pretty good at the best of times if you are searching for light defense, but then you look at the price. This is amazing value for money thanks to the Negg Puzzle. The fact it defends using the strength boost of the first person who uses it in combat means that a lab rat player can easily take advantage of this to increase their blocking.

Countermeasures (5/5)
Takes down parts of the Frozen Water Daggers, Scroll of Knowledge and more with just its non-light defense. This can block all light thrown at it such as from the Sword of Thigl, which is pretty handy if you run into one of them.

Alternatives Upgrades or Downgrades
There is no more cost effective light full blocker in the game, if you want another cheap full blocker try out the Altadorian Swordbreaker. Full hidden tower blockers such as the Hubrid Nox Memorial Shield are the upgrade to this.

Other Points (No Bonus)

Final Thoughts
A pretty nice item which really shouldn't have been devalued like it was

Rated on September 28, 2013

Parasol of Unfortunate Demise is an absolutely spectacular weapon to be handed out by a daily. Thanks to the Mysterious Negg Cave daily, this weapon has become cheap enough for every battler to own a full Light blocker.

The key point of this weapon is the full Light defense, but the extra Water and Earth defense is a nice bonus. What makes this weapon especially interesting is the way it defends the Water and Earth icons. Parasol of Unfortunate weapon ignores Defense boosts and uses the Strength boost of the first clicker instead. In 1-Player, this means that it will always use the challengers Strength boost, making this a great option for weaker pets. In 2-Player, where most pets conform to League standards and over-train their Defense boost by one boost over their Strength, Parasol of Unfortunate Demise typically defends slightly less than it would if it behaved in normal defensive fashion. Still, the incredible cheapness of this weapon gives solid Light defense to those who otherwise could not afford it.

The fact this weapon is so cheap means that every battler should own one. This is a fantastic weapon that can prove very useful against 1-Player challengers and in beginner-level and 500k set cap fights. The cheapness of this weapon means that it can easily be tossed into a battle set at a moments notice. :)

Rated on December 31, 2012

Price/power (5/5): This is the cheapest full blocker in Neopia. It could potentially be useful even for high level battling if you choose not to get Dr. Sloths Personal Body Armour or Hubrid Nox Memorial Shield.

Tactical (5/5): This doesn't block many icon types and it's a pure shield, so at low to mid level, you might want to keep this on rotation. However, it shines a lot more at high level, where it'll cover one of the holes in your Faerie Tabard. The other can be covered by Hanso Charisma Charm. A side effect of its defense is that if you move after your opponent does, it's guaranteed to block exactly 3 water and 1.4-5 earth. This is especially useful if your opponent has higher strength than you do.

Bonus (0/1): I'm beginning to wonder if TNT is going too far with trying to make the Battledome less elitist...

Closing remarks: Unless you're getting something from the Hidden Tower (or one of those super-tier weapons such as Wand of the Dark Faerie) for light defense, this is about as good as it gets.

Rated on December 9, 2012