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Battledome Sets

You may be wondering what a "set" is. A battledome set is a selection of up to eight items of equipment. You cannot equip more than 8 of these to a single pet at any given time. In addition to this, in the battledome, keep in mind you can only use 2 of these items per turn! You will cycle through your equipment depending on different strategies and situations, and the 8 different weapons you have lets you be flexible during a battle. A normal set is based around a combination of constants, dual-duties and shields with a healer. A freezer, bomb or stealer may also be found in a set. These sets below are not the only good ones out there, they vary a lot and some may be better than these. If you are new to the battledome, I highly suggest this arrangement: 2 constants, 2 dual duties, 2 shields, and 2 special. The only possible exception to this rule is with pets trained almost exclusively with the lab ray, for whom most shields and dual duties are ineffective. With these, a set with more constants and fewer shields/dual duties may be advisable. Let me explain what these mean.

Constants

Constants are offensive weapons in the battledome. They usually deal a decent amount of icons towards your opponent, and rarely defend some of their own. They are your big damage dealers. It is ideal to have two DIFFERENT constants. This is to add variety when trying to attack your opponent with elements they may have trouble defending against.

Dual Duties

Dual duties are weapons that are somewhat halfway between a constant, and a shield. They deal a good amount of icons to your opponent, but at the same time, they have the potential to defend icons from your opponent at the same time. These are ideal when you do not want to attack all out and play it safe, but still want to inflict a good amount of damage.

Shields

Shields are pretty straight forward. They are items that your pet uses to defend with. Shields block certain icons that your opponent throw at you, and if you play your cards right you can block a great amount of damage from your opponent. Two different kinds of shields are ideal to block a more variety of weapons.

Special

Special weapons are usually items that you can only use once every battle. These can be a 'bomb', a healer, a freezer, a stealer, a defender, a reflector or others. Bombs are once per battle weapons that usually deal a massive amount of damage to your opponent. Timing your bomb when your opponent is unlikely to defend against it can change the tide of a battle or end it instantly if played right. A healer is an item that replenishes lost hp and recover from the damage you may have taken during battle. A freezer is a weapon that freezes your opponent for the next round, allowing you do do whatever you want for that turn with no consequences. A stealer is a weapon that has the potential to take an item from your opponents set. This allows you to use that item for the remainder of the battle, but it is returned to your opponent at the end. Then there is what I call a defender, is a once per battle item that acts like the opposite of a bomb. These items usually block most, or all damage for that entire round. Lastly, there are reflectors. These items work like shields, but instead of blocking incoming damage, they actually take a portion of the attack thrown at you, and sends it back to your opponent inflicting damage.

Here are some pre-made sets that you are free to use as your base set. Feel free to make any changes you wish depending on your liking.

Prices in the process of being updated.

NOTICE: These prices are approximate and are in the market only! The Daily Neopets is not selling these items!

Beginner Set

Costs roughly: 150,000 NP

Constant Alternatives
Carved Qasalan Blowgun
Carved Qasalan Blowgun

Cost: 7,500 NP
Pumpkin Launcher
Pumpkin Launcher

Cost: 10 NP
Scroll of Virtue
Scroll of Virtue

Cost: 4,000 NP
Festive Holiday Scroll
Festive Holiday Scroll

Cost: 500 NP
Rainbow Scroll
Rainbow Scroll

Cost: 10,000 NP
Pike Pike
Pike Pike

Cost: 10,000 NP
Quill Sword
Quill Sword

Cost: 4,000 NP
Throwing Cutlass
Throwing Cutlass

Cost: 6,000 NP

Notes: Most sets have at least two constants or dual-duties.

Ridiculously Heavy Battle Hammer, Scroll of the Earth and Carved Qasalan Blowgun are the cheapest 9-iconers in the market.

Dual Duty Alternatives
Blunted Qasalan Gladius Sword
Blunted Qasalan Gladius Sword

Cost: 99,999 NP
Elegant Desert Sword
Elegant Desert Sword

Cost: 12,500 NP
Oversized Maractite Rune Sword
Oversized Maractite Rune Sword

Cost: 17,500 NP
Ancient Gnarled Wand
Ancient Gnarled Wand

Cost: 90,000 NP NP

Notes: Most sets have at least two constants or dual-duties.

Blocker Alternatives
Shiny Shoal Shell Shield
Shiny Shoal Shell Shield

Cost: 70,000 NP
Flaming Bronze Helm
Flaming Bronze Helm

Cost: 10,000 NP
Parasol of Unfortunate Demise
Parasol of Unfortunate Demise

Cost: 1,000 NP
Patched Magic Hat
Patched Magic Hat

Cost: 99,000 NP
Parchment Cloack
Parchment Cloak

Cost: 9,000 NP
Studded Leather Cuirass
Studded Leather Cuirass

Cost: 70,000 NP

Notes: Leaf Shield is cheap yet powerful. This is as powerful as it could get at this level blocking a total of 13 icons (5 earth, 5 water, 3 physical). Virtupets X-514 Super Shield is the shield to use when you really don't know what your opponent is going to use. Its icons are diverse but shallow.

Flaming Bronze Helm is the cheapest near full physical blocker. The added 5 water defense is a bonus.

Parasol of Unfortunate Demise is very useful for labbed pets as it fully blocks light and blocks earth and water based on either your strength boost or your opponent's.

Parchment Cloak is best for pets over 150 INT because it blocks more icons.

2-P Defensive 2-P Offensive
Sroom Fruit Potion
Sroom Fruit Potion

Cost: 25,000 NP
Flaming Blooble Potion
Flaming Blooble Potion

Cost: 25,000 NP
Flask of Liquid Light
Flask of Liquid Light

Cost: 100 NP
Flask of Liquid Fire
Flask of Liquid Fire

Cost: 1,000 NP

Notes: These weapons are best if you are battling in 2-player mode. They are dependent on your opponent's stats, and thus are pretty much useless against 1-P opponents.

Blue Draping Cloak adds on extra defensive icons if your opponent's movement is greater than 20.

The four offensive weapons are intelligence potions. More info on intelligence weapons can be found here.

Bomb Alternatives
Jar of Meepit Eyes
Jar of Meepit Eyes

Cost: 1,000 NP
Water Muffin
Water Muffin

Cost: 50 NP
Darigan Muffin
Darigan Muffin

Cost: 100 NP
Icy Muffin
Icy Muffin

Cost: 700 NP
Ultranova
Ultranova

Cost: 1,500 NP
Dark Nova
Dark Nova

Cost: 50 NP

Notes: At this level, all the worthwhile bombs are single use. Jar of Meepit Eyes is a very cheap 12.5 icon bomb.

If you want something stronger and have money to spend, the muffins are also a good option dealing 15 icons. You might want to remember though that they are only single use.

Ultranova is an amazing bomb for weaker pets as it has healing. Remember that it is fragile and rather expensive!

Dark Nova is a okay bomb/healer that will stay cheaper thanks to Apple Bobbing.

One-Use Dual Duty Alternatives
Potion of Concealment
Potion of Concealment

Cost: 100 NP
Steam Jug
Steam Jug

Cost: 1,000 NP
Stream of Light
Stream of Light

Cost: 1,000 NP
Starlight Potion
Starlight Potion

Cost: 350 NP

Notes: There are very many good full-icon blockers for very cheap. Slippery Floor Potion is definitely the best as it blocks all water and fire with 6 icons attack.

The alternative blockers only block one full icon type but may be useful.
Earth: Potion of Concealment
Light: Steam Jug, Nanka Bottle
Dark: Starlight Potion, Steam Jug
Water: Slippery Floor Potion, Fire Jug
Fire: Slippery Floor Potion

Freezer Alternatives
Green Frost Cannon
Green Frost Cannon

Cost: 100 NP

Notes: Need a freezer for that first-round-freeze on those 1 player fights? Snowglobe Staff is a great option. It may not be 100% but it is very cheap and still has a good freezing percentage (around 20%).

Green Frost Cannon has a 10% freezing chance but is much cheaper.

Healing Alternatives
Bronze Scorchstone
Bronze Scorchstone

Cost: 25,000 NP
Magical Healing Potion
Magical Healing Potion

Cost: 10 NP

Notes: Healing is important. Choose a healer that is suitable for your pet.

Others Alternatives
Thick Smoke Bomb
Thick Smoke Bomb

Cost: 9,500 NP

Notes: Downsize! is a very useful weapon to have especially during those tight rounds when you feel that your opponent is going to do massive damage. It blocks 50% of all kind of icons.

Since the only upgrade for Downsize! is the expensive Thyoras Tear, Thick Smoke Bomb is the only alternative you could ever have. Remember to only use this during those important fights since it is only SINGLE USE and a bit expensive.

Intermediate Set

Costs roughly: 5,813,000 NP

Constant Alternatives
Scroll of Ultranova
Scroll of Ultranova

Cost: 100 NP
Geraptiku Attack Leaf
Geraptiku Attack Leaf

Cost: 175,000 NP
Altadorian Halberd
Altadorian Halberd

Cost: 40,000 NP
Scroll of the Scholar
Scroll of the Scholar

Cost: 10,000 NP
Scuzzys Comb
Scuzzys Comb

Cost: 150,000 NP
Ramtors Spellbook
Ramtors Spellbook

Cost: 100,000 NP
Scroll of the Wise
Scroll of the Wise

Cost: 12,500 NP
Scroll of the Fool
Scroll of the Fool

Cost: 12,500 NP
Chakram of the Air Faerie
Chakram of the Air Faerie

Cost: 110,000 NP
Energy Blaster
Energy Blaster

Cost: 150,000 NP
Barbat Throwing Star
Barbat Throwing Star

Cost: 150,000 NP
Bow of the Air Faerie
Bow of the Fire Faerie

Cost: 300,000 NP
Ylanas Blaster
Ylanas Blaster

Cost: 1,200,000 NP
Bow of Destiny
Bow Of Destiny

Cost: 1,200,000 NP
Wand of Reality
Wand Of Reality

Cost: 2,000,000 NP
Brynns Legendary Sword of Wraith Smiting
Brynns Legendary Sword of Wraith Smiting

Cost: 1,000,000 NP
Altador Cup Throwing Star
Altador Cup Throwing Star

Cost: 1,200,000 NP
Dr. Sloths Personal Bath Buddy
Dr. Sloths Personal Bath Buddy

Cost: 1,750,000 NP

Notes: Scroll of Knowledge has one of the best power-to-price ratios around. Geraptiku Attack Leaf is a nice constant purely for attack power. If you are willing to spend a hundred thousand Neopoints per constant, Scuzzys Comb, Ramtors Spellbook and Chakram of the Air Faerie are also great since they also deal 10 solid icons each with more stacked icons. Bow of the Fire Faerie does more.

The more expensive options like Ylanas Blaster, Altador Cup Throwing Star, Wand of Reality, and Wand of Destiny will give you even more icons. Dr. Sloths Personal Bath Buddy gives the most icons in this price range, doing a solid 14 icons, and it's fairly immune to inflation because it can be bought in the Hidden Tower.

Dual-Duty Alternatives
Altadorian Swordbreaker
Altadorian Swordbreaker

Cost: 125,000 NP
Jhudoras Cursed Sword
Jhudoras Cursed Sword

Cost: 225,000 NP
Rusty Pitchfork
Rusty Pitchfork

Cost: 800,000 NP
Golden Compass
Golden Compass

Cost: 35,000 NP

Notes: Golden Compass is also a good constant to have at this level. it does 9 offensive icons (3 fire, 3 light, 3 air) and 2.6 defensive icons (2.6 dark).

Hanso Charisma Charm is the cheapest full dark blocker dual-duty, as well as doing 10 offensive icons. Rusty Pitchfork is also a great dual-duty, defending physical icons alongside an 11-icon attack.

Blocker Alternatives
Leaf Shield
Leaf Shield

Cost: 50,000 NP
Patched Magic Hat
Patched Magic Hat

Cost: 85,000 NP
Royal Blue Cape
Royal Blue Cape

Cost: 450,000 NP
Devious Top Hat and Cane
Devious Top Hat and Cane

Cost: 150,000 NP
Blue Draping Cloak
Blue Draping Cloak

Cost: 15,000 NP
Parasol of Unfortunate Demise
Parasol of Unfortunate Demise

Cost: 2,000 NP

Notes: Sophies Magic Hat is more expensive than Leaf Shield and only provides just 1 more defense icon. Your choice should be based on the kind of icons you think is more likely to be used by your opponent. Parasol of unfortunate demise is still the most viable option for labbed pets at this stage.

Shields should be dependent on what you encounter the most.

1-P Opponents Alternatives
Voidberry Potion
Voidberry Potion

Cost: 40,000 NP
Glowing Cauldron
Glowing Cauldron

Cost: 11,000,000 NP

Notes: These two weapons are great for 1-P battling as they use your opponent's strength boost. For more in-depth details, see this article. These are also useful against 2-P opponents with a much higher relative strength boost.

Bomb Alternatives
Shooting Star Muffin
Shooting Star Muffin

Cost: 10,000 NP
Swift Darkfire Negg Bomb
Swift Darkfire Negg Bomb

Cost: 5,000 NP

Notes: The first major bomb. It will provide the much needed boost to your set.

Otherwise, the 15-icon muffins will still do you good. Honey Potion used to be the bomb but the release of Ylanas Blaster and Brynns Legendary Sword of Wraith Smiting for only 200K more has shoved it aside.

Swift Darkfire Negg Bomb is a powerful addition to a set, doing a constant 15 icons.

One-Use Dual Duty Alternatives
Potion of Concealment
Potion of Concealment

Cost: 200 NP
Steam Jug
Steam Jug

Cost: 800 NP
Stream of Light
Stream of Light

Cost: 1,000 NP
Starlight Potion
Starlight Potion

Cost: 350 NP

Notes: There are very many good full-icon blockers for very cheap. Slippery Floor Potion is definitely the best as it blocks all water and fire with 6 icons attack.

The alternative blockers only block one full icon type but may be useful.
Earth: Potion of Concealment
Light: Steam Jug, Nanka Bottle
Dark: Starlight Potion, Steam Jug
Water: Slippery Floor Potion, Fire Jug
Fire: Slippery Floor Potion

Freezer Alternatives
Snowglobe Staff
Snowglobe Staff

Cost: 85,000 NP
Scroll of Freezing
Scroll of Freezing

Cost: 99,999 NP
Rainbow Frost Cannon
Rainbow Frost Cannon

Cost: 500,000 NP
Black Frost Cannon
Black Frost Cannon

Cost: 600,000 NP

Notes: Snowglobe Staff still works, but is rather weak at this level. It may not be 100% but it is very cheap and still has a good freezing percentage (around 20%).

Scroll Of Freezing is a 100% freezer but is fragile and might break after a few uses (if it breaks, it's gone forever).

Healer Alternatives
Helm of Recovery
Helm of Recovery

Cost: 350,000 NP
Short Sleeved Yellow Tunic
Short Sleeved Yellow Tunic

Cost: 3,250,000 NP
Rejuvenating Jar of Brains
Rejuvenating Jar of Brains

Cost: 250,000 NP
Lucky Robots Foot
Lucky Robots Foot

Cost: 45,000 NP

Notes: Greater Healing Scroll is a good healer that gives 50-hp heal.

Helm of Recovery does the exact same thing as the Greater Healing Scroll so compare prices before buying!

If you want a greater heal, Short Sleeved Yellow Tunic is great since it not only heals 75 HP but also have some added defense (2 fire, 2 water, 2 dark). Your pet must have 500 intelligence to use this.

Blue Scorchstone may be better for pets with lower HP, as it has overheal.

Lucky Robots Foot is a one use full healer, so decide whether you want to spend the neopoints!.

Others Alternatives
Thick Smoke Bomb
Thick Smoke Bomb

Cost: 9,500 NP

Notes: Downsize! is a very useful weapon to have especially during those tight rounds when you feel that your opponent is going to do massive damage. It blocks 50% of all kind of icons.

Since the only multi-use upgrade for Downsize! is the expensive Thyoras Tear, Thick Smoke Bomb is the only alternative available to most battlers, but remember to use it only during those important fights since it is SINGLE USE and a bit expensive.

Advanced Set

Costs roughly: 48,450,000 NP

Constant Alternatives
Sword of Thare
Sword of Thare

Cost: 10,800,000 NP

Sword of Tawre

Cost: 10,800,000 NP
Sword of Ari
Sword of Ari

Cost: 10,880,000 NP
Sword of Reif
Sword of Reif

Cost: 10,800,000 NP
Sword of Thigl
Sword of Thigl

Cost: 10,800,000 NP
Sword of Skardsen
Sword of Skardsen

Cost: 10,740,000 NP
Pirate Captains Cutlass
Pirate Captains Cutlass

Cost: 12,500,000 NP
Sword of Lameness
Sword of Lameness

Cost: 16,250,000 NP
Werelupe Claw Necklace
Werelupe Claw Necklace

Cost: 6,800,000 NP
Glittery Faerie Dust
Glittery Faerie Dust

Cost: 11,400,000 NP
Ultra Bubble Gun
Ultra Bubble Gun

Cost: 6,000,000 NP
Twin Faerie Blades
Twin Faerie Blades

Cost: 9,500,000 NP

Notes: Advanced sets depend entirely on your strategy and budget. There are a lot of other weapons that can be used at this level and choosing the right combination is crucial.

Blocker Alternatives
Ghostkershield
Ghostkershield

Cost: 7,500,000 NP
Faerie Tabard
Faerie Tabard

Cost: 7,300,000 NP
Shield of Faerieland
Shield of Faerieland

Cost: 11,800,000 NP
Dr. Sloths Personal Body Armour
Dr. Sloths Personal Body Armour

Cost: 5,800,000 NP
Pirate Captains Hat
Pirate Captains Hat

Cost: 4,300,000 NP
Faerie Cyodrake Shield
Frozen Cyodrake Shield

Cost: 15,250,000 NP

Notes: Here, the first five are the "big five" shields of the battledome. Each blocks all of one icon: Hubrid Nox Memorial Shield and Dr. Sloths Personal Body Armour (light), Ghostkershield (dark), Shield of Faerieland (air), and Faerie Tabard (water). The last two shields are unique in either the full icon the block or the amount.

Bomb Alternatives
Jhudoras Potion
Jhudoras Potion

Cost: 9,000,000 NP

Notes: Ghostkerbomb is the best bomb out there.

Jhudoras Potion is the only near effective alternative but also costs much more.

Freezer Alternatives
Freezing Potion
Freezing Potion

Cost: 7,500,000 NP
Magical Marbles of Mystery
Magical Marbles of Mystery

Cost: 7,500,000 NP

Notes: This is the cheapest, non-species, 100% freeze. If you are not going to change your pet's species, species freezers are a lot cheaper.

Reflector Alternatives
Ultra Dual Shovel
Ultra Dual Shovel

Cost: 9,000,000 NP
Craftsmans Lens
Craftsmans Lens

Cost: 13,000,000 NP

Notes: These reflectors have great situational use if you know your opponent has a mass mon-icon dealing weapon.

Healer Alternatives
Leaded Elemental Vial
Leaded Elemental Vial

Cost: 45,000,000 NP
Crisp Blue Tunic
Crisp Blue Tunic

Cost: 8,000,000 NP

Notes: This is the cheapest, non-species, 50% healer. If you are not going to change your pet's species, some species have a good healer and are a lot cheaper.

Crisp Blue Tunic drains 100 HP from your opponent and heals you, but has an intelligence requirement to use.

Other Alternatives
Thick Smoke Bomb
Thick Smoke Bomb

Cost: 10,500 NP
Thyoras Tear
Thyoras Tear

Cost: 75,000,000 NP

Notes: Downsize! is a very useful weapon to have especially during those tight rounds when you feel that your opponent is going to do massive damage. It blocks 50% of all kind of icons.

Since the only multi-use upgrade for Downsize! is the expensive Thyoras Tear, Thick Smoke Bomb is the only alternative available to most battlers, but remember to use it only during those important fights since it is SINGLE USE and a bit expensive.

Elite Set

Costs roughly: 1,500,000,000+ NP

Constant Alternatives
Seasonal Attack Pea
Seasonal Attack Pea

Cost: 600,000,000 NP
Grapes of Wrath
Grapes of Wrath

Cost: 200,000,000 NP
Sword of White Lies
Sword of White Lies

Cost: 75,000,000 NP
Ghostkersword
Ghostkersword

Cost: 77,500,000 NP
Attack Pea
Attack Pea

Cost: 400,000,000 NP
Skarls Sword
Skarls Sword

Cost: 350,000,000 NP

Notes: Elite sets depend entirely on your strategy and budget. There are a lot of other weapons that can be used at this level and choosing the right combination is crucial.

Constant/Healer Alternatives
Illusens Staff
Illusens Staff

Cost: 250,000,000 NP
Rod of Dark Nova
Rod of Dark Nova

Cost: 1,200,000,000 NP

Notes: Elite sets depend entirely on your strategy and budget. There are a lot of other weapons that can be used at this level and choosing the right combination is crucial.

Blocker Alternatives
Ghostkershield
Ghostkershield

Cost: 7,500,000 NP
Faerie Tabard
Faerie Tabard

Cost: 7,300,000 NP
Shield of Faerieland
Shield of Faerieland

Cost: 11,800,000 NP
Dr. Sloths Personal Body Armour
Dr. Sloths Personal Body Armour

Cost: 5,800,000 NP

Notes: Here you have the "big five" shields of the battledome. Each blocks all of one icon: Hubrid Nox Memorial Shield and Dr. Sloths Personal Body Armour (light), Ghostkershield (dark), Shield of Faerieland (air), and Faerie Tabard (water).

Bomb Alternatives
Jhudoras Potion
Jhudoras Potion

Cost: 9,000,000 NP

Notes: Ghostkerbomb is the best bomb out there.

Jhudoras Potion is only near effective alternative but also costs much more.

Freezer Alternatives
Sleep Ray
Sleep Ray

Cost: 25,000,000 NP
Heavy Blue Tunic
Heavy Blue Tunic

Cost: 8,200,000 NP

Notes: Moehog Skull is the best freezer in the game. Otherwise, Sleep Ray and Heavy Blue Tunic are the next best.

Reflector Alternatives
Fyora's Looking Glass
Fyora's Looking Glass

Cost: ?? NP
Reflectozap 2000
Reflectozap 2000

Cost: ?? NP

Notes: Elite sets depend entirely on your strategy and budget. There are a lot of other weapons that can be used at this level and choosing the right combination is crucial.

Healer Alternatives
Jade Scorchstone
Jade Scorchstone

Cost: 60,000,000 NP

Notes: This is the cheapest, non-species, 50% healer. If you are not going to change your pet's species, some species have a good healer and are a lot cheaper.

Other Alternatives
Thick Smoke Bomb
Thick Smoke Bomb

Cost: 10,500 NP

Notes: Thyoras Tear is the battledomer's best full damage blocker.

Conclusion

So, those are the four sets. If you didn't notice, the more advanced you get, the more expensive the weapons become. Good luck!

Special thanks to Xepha, TJ, Crimson, BlackJaguar, Livvy, Demon, and Alex.

This article was written by Mike for The Daily Neopets' Battlepedia.
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