Maractite Battle Duck (r200) [Artifact]View in Item Database
DescriptionFar stronger and more powerful than your average Battle Duck, this also glides through water as if it were air! Maractite Battle Duck

Multiuse


Average Rating [?]
2
Attack *water**water**water**water**water**water**water**water**water**water*
Defense N/A
Reflect N/A
Effects N/A
Actual Icons
ATTACK WATER 10    
Restocks At N/A
Used By Shadow Phantom Annihilator
Special Categorization Hidden Tower - This item stocks, or used to stock, in The Hidden Tower.
Notes None
Ratings - Maractite Battle Duck
Rating:
3
Price/Power (1/5)
While the set price is always nice, unless that price dropped dramatically it does not really have a home within this current climate of high icon count weapons.

Countermeasures (0/5)
All water is great and all- in fact normally I may even give it a bonus for it, but water is about the last icon type you'd want for this. With all the common options for water such as the ones listed below- this item comes with too much risk and not enough reward.

Alternatives Upgrades or Downgrades
Water Powered Pistol provides this level of water and is a LOT cheaper... While the Dr. Sloths Personal Bath Buddy and Kelpbeards Trident would offer much more for water icon based attacking than this would.

Other Points
Maraqua Bonus, Duck Bonus. This item would make a fantastic gallery item (for anyone other than me) if it ever retired from the tower.

Final Thoughts
To be fair, it is a duck. I feel like this is just some weapon designer's pet project they were designing at their workplace for personal use... the idea being that they could give the Duck to their son, daughter- or just display it proudly in their own home because come on there is nothing wrong with that. But then they were caught by the supervisor; who was like "we told you the army needed more water WEAPONS, not water FOWL!" and the designer was about to be caught but instead of floundering- technically it is maraqua so he could literally be a flounder. Flounders floundering would never be a good thing, likely set them back for a generation or more in their goals to be taken seriously in Maraquian society. Well he would have turn...
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Rating:
1
Price/power (0/5): Several times as expensive as Dr. Sloths Personal Bath Buddy, yet less powerful.

Tactical (0/5): At this level, you should be looking at anagram swords, Kelpbeards Trident, and other weapons of similar power. 10 icons just doesn't cut it, even if they're all in one type.

Bonus (1/1): Battle Ducks are an important part of Battledome history.

Closing remarks: The only Battle Duck you should be using is Dr. Sloths Personal Bath Buddy.

Rated on July 31, 2014

Rating:
2
Overview: I wouldn't be surprised if this weapon is retired soon. The Maractite Battle Duck sits alongside a weapon that beats it, and the duck costs 4.5 times as much.

The Good: I'm a sucker for battles ducks and a sucker for Maractite art. I couldn't give this the lowest rating because I absolutely love the looks and wish it was good enough to add to my battling set.

The Bad: This gets completely and totally obliterated by the game-changing weapon, the Dr. Sloths Personal Bath Buddy. The bath buddy puts out the same 10 water icons that the Maractite Battle Duck does, but adds 4 bonus icons, and for a fraction of the cost. With the Portable Kiln being such a cheap mono-type 10-icon weapon, I'm honestly not sure why TNT decided to release this weak of a weapon for such a steep price. Hence why I think this thing is going to get forced into retirement.

The Ugly Truth: I can't think of one single reason why the duck exists besides looking cool. It really belongs in a gallery, and should not be considered for actual battling.

Rated on February 26, 2014