Red Scorchstone (r92) [Very Rare]View in Item Database
DescriptionThis rare gem will restore your pet twenty hit points, but it can only be used once per battle. Limited Use. Only one healing item can be equipped to your pet! Red Scorchstone

Once per Battle

Average Rating [?]
Attack N/A
Defense N/A
Reflect N/A
Effects *heal* 20 HP (Overheal)
Actual Icons
HEAL HEAL 20    
Restocks At Defence Magic
Used By Back Alley Bruiser
Blathering Beech
Garoo Elite Strike Commanders
Tax Beast
The Horde
Special Categorization None
Notes *limit_one* Limit One Healing Item. This item is an overhealer.
Ratings - Red Scorchstone
At a Glance (1/3):
Draw power from within the stone, restoring 20 hp just by touching the orb during times of great need! Be careful, as it'll only work once every altercation.

In-Depth (1/4):
A 20 hp healer is good for absolute beginners who have hardly begun training, but it will be outgrown fairly quick. When you're max hp is double the amount you heal, it's time for an upgrade, and you'll reach 40 hp rather quick if on any sort of training schedule. Grab Cursed Elixir or Oasis Tonic when you reach that hp level.

Price (0/2):
~90k for this? Especially when the aforementioned elixir heals me for the same amount while draining my opponent for a mere 1/3rd of the cost?


Bonus (0/1):
No nostalgia bonus. This was the gem I remember as the redundant healer in between Bronze Scorchstone and Lesser Healing Scroll lol.

Final Score: 2/10

Rated on October 29, 2014

Price/Power (1/5)
This healing item is by no way powerful enough to use in everyday combat. It isn't alone in this either, there are many that are this horrible. With that in mind I am going to try and write a single review for all of them-

Countermeasures (1/5)
This level of hp is not enough to be worth using, just give it a miss.

Alternatives Upgrades or Downgrades
In battle, the Greater Healing Scroll, out of battle the Essence of Everlasting Apple, Super Strength Healing Potion or Bubbling Healing Goo are all worth looking into.

Other Points

Final Thoughts
The overheal here almost makes it worth using, but not for the price and power on offer.

Rated on April 15, 2014

Overview: With the ability to overheal (put simply, to heal 20hp without regard for a pet's max heath before damage), the Red Scorchstone seems like a great weapon for beginners, but its price and the availability of alternatives kill it's value.

The Good: The overheal is great for fighting low-level defenders, even if this isn't enough to be much of an overheal. Also, there's an allure to using Scorchstones for healing in the Battledome. It's a throwback to the "good ol' days" in the Battledome, and getting to still battle with the stones is a cool factor that can't be ignored.

The Bad: 20hp is simple not enough to be effective, especially at a price of over 80,000np. Two alternative that should be strongly considered before this are the Cursed Elixir and the Lesser Healing Scroll. Both can be purchased for less that the price of a single Red Scorchstone and both are more effective healers.

The Ugly Truth: The Red Scorchstone may be fun in some circumstances, but for most battlers, the Cursed Elixir and LEsser Healing Potion should be considered first.

Rated on February 28, 2014