Royal Blue Cape

Royal Blue Cape [r98]
Multiple Use
Estimated Cost: 300K NP
Restocks at: Brightvale Armoury
Avg. rating: 9.5 / 10
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This cape will make you look regal while protecting you from harm!
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Reviews (avg rating: 9.5)

Low budget? This is a must [at May 21st, 2012; 10:08 PM]
10 / 10

Ahh the Royal Blue Cape. This is definitely one of my favorite shields for low budget battlers.

Since 500k cap battles are all the rage now, I don't remember a time when this wasn't part of my set. Two very favored weapons at this level are the Golden Compass and Bow of the Fire Faerie. This cape however absolutely destroys your opponent’s hopes of using these weapons.

A tip: When using this shield, I plug its holes of water, dark and physical with dual duties when trying to play it safe for a round. For water, you should look at Oversized Maractite Rune Sword, For dark, you can go with weapons like Golden Compass and for physical look at Seti Hilt Sword. Personally however, you won't see too much physical in the battledome today.

Counters: Hmm dark, water, and physical, now where have I seen these icons coexist... oh yes! The forever famed Scarab Ring. If your opponent relies on this shield, scare him with the ring.

Alternatives: If you find yourself having to go up against Brynns Legendary Sword of Wraith Smithing, Ylanas Blaster or Rusty Pitchfork, I would rather go with a Sophies Magic Hat. There is one shield that relates to this cape very nicely, I warn you however, it is situational. Take a look at Blue Draping Cloak

Power to price 5/5: Personally, there are only 3 shields worthy of me at this level. This, as well as Sophies Magic Hat and Leaf Shield.

Tactical 3/3: Like I said, this shuts down golden compass and bow of the fire faerie, as well as bringing tons of the today’s 8-9 iconers down to 2-3 icons.

Other Observations 2/2: This is one of the "useful" cloaks that don't require any sort of stats for its use at full potential. These will disappear when guilds have their wars, and reappear when they are over. Don't pay more than 125k for one.

Not bad [at Oct 7th, 2011; 5:50 PM]
9 / 10

Power to Price (5/6): 12 defense icons for about 200K is right on par for this level.

Tactical (3/3): The icons it blocks are really unique for this level of battling. Many 9-iconers have 3 of each icon and this just rips through them.

Other Observations (1/1): We need a shield with these icons.

Downgrades: Lair Beast Tooth Shield drops the earth defense.

Alternatives: Sophies Magic Hat defends 2 more icons. Devious Top Hat Cane attacks with 4 and defends 9-12 icons.

Upgrades: Faerie Tabard, Ghostkershield, and Hubrid Nox Memorial Shield are the best upgrades to this.

Defenses/Countermeasures: Pike Pike and Ramtors Spellbook only get 3 icons blocked.