Commemorative Battle Faerie Axe

Commemorative Battle Faerie Axe [r200]
Multiple Use

Actual physical iconage is 0.5-5.0 icons.
Estimated Cost: 12M NP
Restocks at: Hidden Tower
Avg. rating: 5 / 10
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This exquisite weapon was based off of Aethias appearance!
Hidden Tower weapon
Credits: xoccerkid (for testing)
Used by: Pride
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Reviews (avg rating: 5)

Not quite good enough... [at Nov 9th, 2012; 8:24 AM]
5 / 10

Whilst at first glance this weapon may appear to be almost on par with the anagram swords, it has several factors that work against it.
Firstly, it deals 4 different types of icons. This may not seem so bad, until you consider that this makes it much easier for shields to block reasonable chunks of it.
Secondly, it has a lower maximum, minimum and average damage than the anagram swords, making it a less effective alternative.
Thirdly, all this is despite it costing 1 million NP more from the Hidden Tower.

Better alternatives to this weapon are the anagram swords (and equivalents): Sword of Skardsen, Sword of Thigl, Sword of Ari, Sword of Reif, Sword of Thare, Sword of Tawre, Pirate Captains Cutlass and Kelpbeards Trident. Skarls Hasty Mace is also worth considering as a cheaper alternative.

The simplest counter for this weapon is to use an anagram sword to outdamage it, as it is quite hard to fully block this weapon. However, all four of Hubrid Nox Memorial Shield, Dr. Sloths Personal Body Armour, Faerie Tabard and Ghostkershield will block at least half of the icons it does.

If you want these icon types but for cheaper, your best option would be an Altadorian Halberd, although Golden Compass drops the physical icons of the halberd in return for some dark defense.

Overall, as promising as it may first seem, this weapon is just not quite good enough for its price.