I remember way back in the day when this didn't even cost 50 million.
Power(4) 24 constant offensive icons makes this one of the strongest weapons on neopets.
Price(0) This is way overinflated to a couple hundred million. Considering Sword of Skardsen does a maximum of 24 icons for only 10 mil, I don't find this worth it. Sure, you're guaranteed the 24 icons, but I don't really want to pay an extra 200-300 million to turn 7.75 potential icons into 7.75 guaranteed.
Strategy(1) I like mono-types, and while earth is easy to block, earth in this much bulk is hard to block. The only thing that raises fear would be things like the Shovel Plus, or Illusens Silver Shield.
Other(0) Any Cove item will be overpriced, especially retired ones.
This weapon is commonly disregarded as being one of the best ever, and only a few possess this earth freak.
Power (9/10) Sure, some may see the Earth only icons as a sign of easy blockage, but dealing out 24 CONSTANT icons every turn is something not everyone can withstand effectively. It's literally a multiple Ghostkerbomb.
Price (2/10) - The fact that it is amongst the most expensive weapons and being semi-retired marks its price tag as literally unaffordable.
Tactical (7/10) While this baby crushes through the 1p challengers, 2p will reveal difficult to own, because its likely your opponent will have some defense weapon to block the great deal of damage.
Final Score (8/10) While dealing out 24 icons every turn seems somewhat of a dream, one must not forget that it's high price is unfortunately very restrictive. Consider yourself very lucky if you have one of these, because you have a tiny pea worth millions in your set (or gallery).
Counters - Although even Burrow (faerie ability) can block this effectively, try a great blocker like the Pirate Captains Hat, or reflect 3/4 of the damage instead, by means of the Ultra Dual Shovel.