Feel Better Soup (r101) [Special]View in Item Database
DescriptionNothing like some warm soup in your belly to get you feeling better! This item can only be used once per battle and was given out by the Advent Calendar in Y24. Feel Better Soup

Once per Battle

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Attack N/A
Defense *-air* 100%
Reflect N/A
Effects *heal* 50%
Actual Icons
JN Price 850,000 NP
Restocks At N/A
Used By N/A
Special Categorization Advent Calendar - This item was available at the Advent Calendar.
Notes *limit_one* Limit One Healing Item.
Ratings - Feel Better Soup
Picture this: it's December 29, 2022. Parachuting First Aid kit, the best buyable percentage healer that didn't care about your pet's species was, in fact, no longer buyable. Neopia had lost its healing hero. Then, the very next day, TNT released the second-best effect on a once-per-battle healer of all time. For free. In the Advent Calendar.

In my opinion, this healer is second only to the three-way-tie of insanely expensive 100% healers: Jade Scorchstone, Leaded Elemental Vial, and the expensive-even-for-an-expensive-item Jewelled Scarab.

If you got this for free during the Advent Calendar, congratulations: you now have access the second-most-powerful healing effect ever unleashed upon this beautiful blue marble we call Neopia. You should probably be using it unless you have a healer that heals more than 50% of your pet's maximum HP, like if you're using a Greater Healing Scroll or Helm of Recovery with a pet with less than 100 maximum HP. Even then, if you got this for free and you don't have one of those, this may still be worth picking up. Because this heals 50% of your pet's max HP, your pet will never outgrow this item - even if your pet has thousands of HP, you'll still be healing 50% of it with this item.

This item would be a 10/10 even if it didn't do anything in addition to healing. It just so happens that, incredibly enough, if we continue reading this item's entry, it does in fact do something other than heal. I like to imagine that the air defense is there because it uses you use your opponent's air attack to cool off the soup before you eat/drink it.

Thanks to that air defense, this item to...
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Does this really need a rating? If your pet has more than a nominal amount of HP and you do not have one of the two best healers in the game (Leaded Elemental Vial and Jade Scorchstone), This should be on the short list to be the healer of choice.

If your pet has more than 120 HP, the Soup outclasses Rejuvenating Jar of Brains. The Soup is also a direct upgrade to Bag of Healing Dust adding air defense. Add the fact this item is still relatively inexpensive, being only a fraction of the cost of BoHD, and Soup is an obvious upgrade. If you still are Soup-less, get one... or else No Soup for you! :D

While this is a phenomenal healer, LEV and JSS are clear upgrades and should both have a higher rating.

EDIT: When this review was first written LEV and JSS were both less than 50m. With the large price disparity even more apparent, this weapon's score was bumped up.

Rated on February 1, 2023. Updated October 18, 2023

Price/Power (5/5)
Waiting to see if the item would be downgraded only to find that no, it was actually confirmed instead. This item is at its current price of ~300k by far the best healing option for Lab Rats in terms of value for money. Technically, given the inflated price of most standard bulk HP healers, this would likely be the best value for money option for any pet over around 120+ HP. Which is an incredibly low number. You could boost this to 600HP+ if you already own the very over inflated Wraith Resurgence prize the Potion of Healing, but those are few and far between.

Countermeasures (5/5)
While ONE TURN of air blocking is nothing to write home about; it is a minor if a little strange addition to this otherwise fantastic healer.

Alternatives Upgrades or Downgrades
This replaces MOST species percentage healers and the much more expensive Bag of Healing Dust. Technically you could get some of those species healers cheaper; but without the air block bonus AND you could still continue to zap your beloved pet without stockpiling the cheapest morphing potions you can find.

Other Points

Final Thoughts
Who would have ever thought they'd give out a Bag of Healing Dust level healing item FOR FREE. Wow.

Rated on January 27, 2023. Updated October 18, 2023