Oversized Maractite Rune Sword

Oversized Maractite Rune Sword [r91]
Multiple Use
Attack

Defense

Estimated Cost: 18K-20K NP
Restocks at: Maractite Marvels
Avg. rating: 9 / 10
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The runes on this sword make it a beautiful weapon to wield!
Dual duty (attack + defense)
Credits: shadaw
Used by: Commander Flint
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Reviews (avg rating: 9)

The new scarab ring [at Nov 23rd, 2011; 10:26 AM]
10 / 10

professorelite
The price of these dropped like an oversized rock thanks to a great increase in supply from 2011 Game Master Challenge. In a matter of days, they've gone down from around 50K NP to less than 1000 NP at the time of this review.

Due to the fact that this is not a consumable, its overall power to price ratio won't be beat for a long time among dual-duties. Thanks to the price drop, this weapon has replaced the classic Scarab Ring as best dual-duty in the entry-level class. Five icons slice through the ring while cutting the ring down to four icons. Likewise, this sword splits the common Tooth of Terask in half while being untouched itself.

The raw attack power to price ratio is not quite as good as say Scroll of Knowledge (another GMC 2011 prize), which offers an additional attack icon at a fraction of the cost of this sword. Nonetheless, head-to-head, the sword comes out ahead by one attack icons with one extra water defense icon to spare.

There are not many other choices for dual-duty water defense, but upgrades include: Frozen Wand of Crystals and Battle Plunger.

This aquatic weapon also works quite well for those who opted for a Fish Scale Breastplate rather than Shiny Shoal Shell Shield. It also patches the holes in Patched Magic Hat.
Updated: Nov. 30th, 2011
The new cheap dual duty [at Oct 7th, 2011; 5:23 PM]
8 / 10

Crimsonite
Power to Price (6/6): EDIT: Thanks to the GMC, this weapon is one of the best for its price.

Tactical (2/3): Good attack icons that bypass most dual duties. Most shields take a chunk off this although it is hard to find one that blocks it completely.

Other Observations (0/1): Oversized? How am I supposed to swing it?

Downgrades: Skull and Crossbow does 8 icons for 500NP.

Alternatives: None worth mentioning.

Upgrades: Frozen Wand of Crystals if you like the water defense. Else, you can look at Rainbow Scroll.

Defenses/Countermeasures: Leaf Shield, Patched Magic Hat, and Devious Top Hat and Cane all take a chunk out.