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