Sword of Malum (r101) [Special]View in Item Database
DescriptionThis fine-edged sword of mysterious construction is infused with some sort of magical plasma that licks from the hilt yet also seems to flow through the metal of the blade. Sword of Malum


Average Rating [?]
Attack Usually:
When used against Kaia (1P opponent):
When used by Malum (1P Opponent):
Defense N/A
Reflect N/A
Effects N/A
Actual Icons
Restocks At N/A
Used By Malum
Special Categorization Wraith Resurgence - This item was released as a prize (or ingredient) obtained for participating in the Wraith Resurgence event.
Notes This weapon was once available for 1-player opponents only.
The "dark" icons (when used by Malum) were of the unblockable, glitchy variety.
Special thanks to petitehirondelline for helping us find the fractional earth and physical.
Ratings - Sword of Malum
Price/Power (2/5)
This item was free, but is now unobtainable if you don't already have it. Should you use yours? Compare the icon numbers of what you have to the icons you get here. Consider what you are fighting against, but a max of over 20 icons is nothing bad.

Countermeasures (2/5)
It actually has a decent spread of icons, the fact it uses different icons depending on the opponent but still managed to be decent when usable for all others? Unique, interesting, not bad.

Alternatives Upgrades or Downgrades
There are few items reaching this level of pain. But if you also have the Blazing Embers - maybe dual wield?

Other Points 1 Bonus
This was a unique way to reward participation; but if the site ever gets big again people may get annoyed they missed it. Part of me wonders if both of these items should be nerfed and go tradable.

Final Thoughts
I couldn't rate this highly for obvious reasons, but I appreciate what it was trying to do.

Rated on April 30, 2022

This weapon will have two ratings, but it'll be different from the usual format I have. The ratings are depending of if you have the weapon or not, since this is a no-trade weapon that was gotten from a past plot. The final rating will be an average of those two. Also, since this weapon and Blazing embers are identical, both will receive the same review.
If you have it:
Price (3/3): It didn't cost a single neopoint to get, and you only had to get it late into the event. as such there's no way I can't give this a perfect rating
Power (4/5): It does between 17 and 22 icons spread between 4 types, at least 2 of which are easy to block, but what matters is the amount. It's almost the same as an anagram sword, minus 2 max possible icons. In 1p it doesn't matter, this is basically a free anagram sword. In 2p this become less useful, being able to have partially blocked. Faerie Tabard and Ghostkershield bring it down to 8 to 9 icons, while Hubrid Nox Memorial Shield brings it down to 6 to 7 icons, but even then, most of the blocking icons of those shields are used up by this weapon while it still sends some through, so I can't really take many points off it.
Uniqueness(1/2): A weapon like this is insane, dealing so many icons, and being handed so easily through an even, and the no-trade makes sure that unless you got it when the event happened, you won't be able to get it ever. It doesn't have a max rating here because the same event gave away its twin, Blazing Embers.

Overall this is the best weapon (along with its twin) that was available from that event, and it gave many users the option to attack with anagram sword level of ...
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