A Shovel

A Shovel [r101]
Multiple Use
Reflects 50% of received icons BACK as icons.
(If earth damage is received, reflects 50% of earth damage back as fire damage.)

This is a prize from the Obelisk War.
This weapon reflects earth icons back as fire.
Estimated Cost: 300K-500K NP
Restocks at: Nowhere
Avg. rating: 2 / 10
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You quickly learn that shovels are good for smacking enemies over the head... and digging. There is the digging thing.
Reflects icons
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Reviews (avg rating: 2)

Please do not buy this! [at Sep 1st, 2013; 4:01 AM]
2 / 10

Another prize from Obelisk War. Consider calculating the power of this weapon in different aspect, this shovel sounds strong. However, it faces problems in most of the situations.

Power to Prices: (1/6) 500K to reflect 50% earth damage is insanely bad deal. If you want to reflect the same amount of attack, Shovel Plus will do the job.

Tactical:(1/6) Most situations this weapon will fail to defend. If the opponent does not create earth damage, no icon will be blocked. If the opponent produce only little amount of earth attack, the reflect attack will not be effective either. Even if you successfully block the earth attack in a massive amount, fire icon is easy to block.

Others: (0/1) How do shovels produce fire damage to others? It does not make any sense at all....

Upgrades: Rainbow Swirly Thing has nearly 100% chance to block one type of attack icons. Ultra Dual Shovel reflects 75% of earth attacks.

Downgrades: Basic Shovel blocks 25% of earth damage.

Countermeasures: If you know the opponent has this and may use this in the next round, the best way is to use other way to attack like pure water attack. Slumberberry Potion is one of them.
If most of your weapons will produce earth attack icons, the better way to tackle it is to use some dual duty weapons that resist fire damage,so you reduce the power of this weapon. The best dual duty weapon to tackle fire damage is Slippery Floor Potion. It only costs you 400NP.