Void Blade (r101) [Special]View in Item Database
DescriptionThe darkness swirling around this sword may just obscure your foes vision... Void Blade


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Attack *dark**dark**dark**dark**dark**dark**air**air**air**air**physical**physical**physical**physical**physical**physical*
Defense N/A
Reflect N/A
Effects N/A
Actual Icons
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Special Categorization Festival of Neggs - This item was a prize in one of the annual Festival of Neggs events.
Notes Special thanks to Zetony for lending this item for testing!
Ratings - Void Blade
This weapon will only be rated for Regular 1P/2P use, since it doesn't have any niche or league use.

Price (3/3): This weapons' price is as low as you can possibly go for how good it is, and considering it was a festival of neggs price, I don't anticipate it going much higher.
Power (5/5): 16 icons. It seems the battledome powercreep is continuing now. besides special no-trade plot items like Blazing Embers and Sword of Malum this is the cheapest pure multiuse weapon you can get before going to HT levels. The only other options that even come close are also relatively recent weapons like Bowling Ball of Lost Cities (15 icons), Magic Gridlock Gun (14 icons), and Yooyu Knuckle Duster (14 icons). The void blade beats all of them for around the same cost (and with the exception of the bowling ball it has the best appearance of the bunch, imo.) This is honestly perfect for 1p battledome. For 2p it might still be nice, but when you play competitive you tend to prefer harder to block icons than dark and physical.
Uniqueness (2/2): Only 16 iconer in this price range. Nothing else is really unique about this weapon, but I can't bring myself to lower its score, since this should be recommended to every player that has started battling.

Overall this is the best multiuse weapon if you didn't get the faerie plot swords and don't wanna spend millions on a Hidden Tower weapon. If you didn't get it in negg hunt, then buy 2 of them. Because of that its final rating is 10/10.

Rated on December 31, 2021

Say hello to what is, in my opinion the (current, as of 2021) best weapon in the casual 1P Battledome metagame.

No, that doesn't make it better than Wand of the Dark Faerie, but let me explain.

This is the strongest constant that's currently buyable. Let me reiterate: you can't get any stronger constant attacker for less than the price of a Sword of Skardsen. To be quite honest, if you're just looking to grind drops from the Koi Warrior/Jetsam Ace, you won't need anything more expensive unless you're impatient, because the money you'd spend on something stronger would be better-spent just training your pet's strength.

That 16th guaranteed icon over something like Lightning in a Bottle is relevant in some damage calcs - for example, Void Blade + Jhudoras Potion + Lens Flare at 55 strength does a minimum of 66 damage -- enough to OHKO Koi Warrior or Jetsam Ace on their lowest difficulties - you'd need to be at 85 strength to get a similar guarantee from two Turned Tooth.

Another example: at Level 200 with 350 strength, a pet can guarantee victory against the Giant Space Fungus on Hard using a set with any 100% freezer (like H4000 Helmet or a species option) and two Void Blades (so long as you use An Icicle on the turn the Fungus is frozen) by doing something like the following:

  1. Void Blade + Freezer + Warlock's Rage

  2. Void Blade * 2 + An Icicle

  3. Void Blade *2 + Lens Flare

This is just not something you can do with 15-icon constants alone.

The only possible downside here I can see is that, given its now well-known status as the bes...
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Price/Power (4/5)
The price rose rather dramatically after this review came out. At 700k+ while this is still a phenomenal deal; it is not the perfect price to performance it once was. So I will lower my review SLIGHTLY.

Countermeasures (4/5)
Blocked by a lot less than you'd expect. Sure bits and bobs will get taken off all over the place, but there is very little which damages this entire icon combination. The most effective item would likely be a Ghostkershield or similar- but the price difference is rather overwhelming.

This is the same rating as I originally gave, it was just boosted by the Negg Hunt bonus. Comparing this to the new competitor Roxtons Trusty Bowie Knife; I am almost tempted to make this lose one more point. While this weapon is targeted by similar items; this split of icons is much more easy to deal with. Unless someone is walking around wasting their turn with the Altadorian Swordbreaker- most items which impact the knife will impact this worse. The one icon difference doesn't make up for the addition of the 75%;

Alternatives Upgrades or Downgrades
This was by far one of the nicest free items we have received in a long time. It is almost the same level as an anagram sword in icons alone - but at a fraction of the cost. Technically you could bet slightly better off with either a Sword of Ari or Sword of Skardsen

Ever since the Roxtons Trusty Bowie Knife came on to the scene we have a new player on the scene; while on paper it may be missing one of the icons; it is currently sizable cheaper than the Void Blade and arguably more useful in terms of utility.

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