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Pickle Spear (r96) [Ultra Rare]View in Item Database
DescriptionIt may not do much damage, but it will sting a lot. This item was created for Artists on Vacation Day in Y15. Pickle Spear


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Attack *earth**earth**earth**earth**earth**earth**earth**earth*
Defense N/A
Reflect N/A
Effects N/A
Actual Icons
JN Price 23,300 NP
Restocks At Battle Magic
Used By N/A
Special Categorization Artists' Day Off - This item was released during an Artists' Day Off themed update.
Notes Lent By: audiine
Ratings - Pickle Spear
This weapon will only be rated for Regular 1P/2P use, since it doesn't have any niche or league use.

Price(0/3): Completely worthless. Any neopoint spent on this item would be a waste. While the amount of neopoints isn't insane, it might as well be for this item.
Power(0/5): The amount of icons this weapon does is too low for today's battledome. There's not much else that can be said about this weapon beyond how underwhelming it is. It doesn't do anything special at all while the amount of icons it deals is pathetic.
Uniqueness(0/2): Sadly, most weapons tend to be rather underpowered or bland, be it because of lower than average icon count, easy to block icon types, or just oversaturation. This isn't the exception.

Overall it's just your average underpowered, useless item. Nothing worth checking out here. Because of that its final rating is 0/10. I can't give a rating of 0 however, so it gets a shameful 1 instead.

Rated on October 31, 2021

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Price/Power (2/5)
The price of this item has reached a buyable stage remarkably fast which does suggest a reasonable price. 8 icons on its own isn't much but the single icon type does help with that.

Countermeasures (3/5)
Too much to be fully blocked but does take a big hit from several well known shields such as the Leaf Shield and Sophies Magic Hat... There are no cheap 100% earth blockers which could stand in the way of this either.

Alternatives Upgrades or Downgrades
There are few weapons that offer this much bulk power of one icon type... The Flask of Liquid Fire offers more icons which are similarly hard to block in 2P, and in 1P you would be better with a more powerful Scroll of the Fool.

Other Points (1 bonus)
Noticeably more powerful than the Darigan Sword of Death.

Final Thoughts
This is a pretty awesome battledome weapon considering it's source.

Rated on September 29, 2013. Updated January 14, 2021

Price/power (4/5): Not bad for a mono-icon weapon. This simply cannot be treated as a regular 8-iconer. It's also the only such weapon at this level.

Tactical (2/5): 8 icons of earth is guaranteed to overwhelm any shield at this level. However, the real question is whether such an attack is necessary. I'd be inclined to say no--when you're up against more powerful weapons such as the Scroll of Knowledge, you need to plan things very carefully if you want to win with this spear. Not to mention that part of your attack is very likely to be blocked (the Leaf Shield, Wanderers Cloak, and the Shiny Shoal Shell Shield are recommended shields at this level).

Bonus (1/1): It's good to have an affordable mono-icon weapon.

Closing remarks: This spear isn't for most people. I'd recommend sticking with your Scroll of Knowledge for now, at least until you can upgrade to something better.

Rated on August 31, 2013. Updated January 14, 2021