Purple Sticky Hand

Purple Sticky Hand [r180]
Multiple Use
50% chance of stealing.
Limit One
After stealing, this weapon goes to the opponent.
Estimated Cost: 14K - 30K NP
Restocks at: Nowhere
Avg. rating: 7.2 / 10
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Purple? Never seen that before! This was a prize given out by the advent calendar in year 6.
Can steal opponent's weapons
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Reviews (avg rating: 7.2)

The most cost effective stealer [at Jan 23rd, 2011; 6:32 AM]
8 / 10

Price (2/2): At a little over 11k on the shop wizard at the moment, it is very reasonably priced.

Effectiveness (2/4): Steal rate is around 50%, so it gets a 50% rating.

Usefulness (4/4): If you need a stealer in 1p, this is the one to have on hand. There aren't many 1p opponents that are useful to steal from, but of the few that are, this is useful enough to have in the SDB. Keep in mind this goes to your opponent for the rest of the battle if it steals from them. 1p opponents won't use it back on you, so you are safe there. 2p will possibly use it on you...so always be wary of what is in your first weapon position. However, with a 54% effectiveness this really has no place in 2p unless you just want to have a little fun with it.

Downgrades: Blue Sticky Hand, Red Sticky Hand and Yellow Sticky Hand are around 15%, 25% and 36% steal rate respectively. However, for the small price difference, they aren't really worth considering.

Upgrades: Green Sticky Hand and Rainbow Sticky Hand are slightly more effective at 62% and 87% respectively. But they are in the unbuyable range. If you want 100% steal rate, then the Heavy Robe of Thievery is the one to shoot for (but that has a 201 movement requirement, and you'd need to consider that in the total cost if you haven't trained movement)
P: Purple; Practical [at Jun 6th, 2008; 3:25 AM]
7 / 10

The most practical of all the Sticky hand series. The only next option after this is the Heavy Robe Of Thievery steals 100% of the time!
Ah... its sticky! [at Apr 7th, 2008; 2:52 AM]
7 / 10

This is quite a good weapon. It has a high success chance of stealing (50%).

Cons: But the bad thing about this is that it goes to the opponent after you successfully steal your opponents weapon.
Affordable [at Mar 21st, 2008; 4:11 PM]
6 / 10

If you want a stealer and can't afford the Heavy Robe of Thievery, this is your best option. However, stealers aren't too useful, as many 1-player challengers have other items in their first slot, and most other players probably do to. Still, usable.

Upgrades: Heavy Robe of Thievery has a 100% success rate.

Counters: Leave your important weapons out of your first slot.
Cheaper than most [at Jan 9th, 2008; 1:38 AM]
8 / 10

With my limited experience with stealers, I found this one to be particularly effective given its price. Thanks to the Advent Calendar, this can be used again and again...