Parasol of Unfortunate Demise

Parasol of Unfortunate Demise [r98]
Multiple Use
All +

Actual iconage is full light, 3 water, and 1.4-5.0 earth.
This weapon defends with the strength boost of the player that moves first (opponent in 1-P).
Estimated Cost: 1K NP
Restocks at: Wonderous Weaponry
Avg. rating: 9.5 / 10
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Menacing and practical, all at the same time!
Credits: beetletoe, Crimson, professorelite, noxmiles
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Reviews (avg rating: 9.5)

Too good. [at Sep 16th, 2012; 1:34 PM]
10 / 10

Power to Price (6/6): Even a full light blocker with no additional defense would make it a great situational use weapon!

Tactical (3/3): Light and Earth are commonly encountered in most 9-11 icon weapons such as Scuzzys Comb, Ramtors Spellbook, Scroll of Knowledge, Scroll of the Scholar, and many more.

Other Observations (1/1): You even have a chance to get this at a daily!

Downgrades: Almost anyone should be able to afford 10k within their first day or week.

Alternatives: Enchanted Kiko Squeeze Toy, and Altadorian Swordbreaker, and Hanso Charisma Charm are other low cost full blockers.

Upgrades: Dr. Sloths Personal Body Armour and Hubrid Nox Memorial Shield are direct upgrades for much, much more.

Defenses/Countermeasures: Don't use earth, light, or water. Easier said than done, but the likes of Altador Cup Throwing Star and Shooting Star Muffin sail through.
Possibly Unique! [at Jan 24th, 2012; 8:05 AM]
9 / 10

Initially, the Parasol of Unfortunate Demise appeared to be a simple downgrade of Dr. Sloths Personal Body Armour. However, upon re-analyzing the test results that Crimson obtained, I noticed something strange: that this weapon appeared to defend with the attack boost of the player that moves first!

As far as we know, such is unprecedented—or at least our testing procedures were not designed to detect this characteristic. Though I was concerned that the strength boost used might not always be the user's (as with Voidberry Potion which bases its attack on the strength of the player who moves first), new tests have dispelled that concern. In other words, there is no longer any doubt that this weapon will always deal damage based on the user's strength boost.

This weapon is most suitable for pets with a relatively low defense boost. In fact, "lab rats" with negligible defense stats may even find the Parasol more effective than the acclaimed Hubrid Nox Memorial Shield!

Given such a specialty-use, it is quite likely that balanced-boost pets may find the parasol to be a bit overpriced for what it does—though this is just conjecture at this point since material findings of this magnitude tend to de-stabilize market values. Those with defense stats greater or equal to their strength may find Sloth’s Armor and Hubrid’s Shield—or downgrades, such as Patched Magic Hat, Devious Top Hat and Cane, or Leaf Shield.
Updated: Jan. 26th, 2012