Phoenix Arm 246 – Daily Weapon Gem for February 28, 2013

Good morning, Orbitars! Here’s today’s Daily Weapon Gem from Palutena.

Phoenix Arm — Value 246
Ranged 2.5, Melee 3
Burning +3, Power attack +2

Not bad at all! This Phoenix Arm is good for its value, with a well-balanced mix of good attributes and modifiers. Both Ranged 2.5 and Melee 3 are good on an Arm, Burning +3 is great on any weapon, likewise with Power attack (especially on a weapon often used in Together Mode). If you want this Phoenix Arm, you can convert it into a weapon for 18,000 hearts. If not, you can grind it up for 166 hearts.

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Predator Cannon 221 – Daily Weapon Gem for February 27. 2013

Good evening, Orbitars! Here’s today’s Daily Weapon Gem.

Predator Cannon — Value 221
Ranged 3.5, Melee 1.5
Walking speed +2, Forward-dash cont. fire +4

This Predator Cannon is surprisingly effective for its value, as the combination of Ranged 3.5 and Forward-dash cont. fire +4 works well even on weapons of much higher value, and getting these together on a weapon at 221 is a steal. Not much can be said about Melee 1.5 or Walking speed +2, but they’re both fine to have in comparison with the other attributes and modifiers on such a reasonable weapon. It costs 12,000 hearts to convert this Gem into a weapon, or it can be ground up for 118 hearts.

Have a great night!

Sagittarius Bow 235 – Daily Weapon Gem for February 26, 2013

Good morning, Orbitars! Here’s today’s Gem.

Sagittarius Bow — Value 235
Ranged 2, Melee 0.5
Melee defense +1, Poison +1, Shot homing +2, Melee combo +2, Recovery effect +3, Heart bonus +1

There’s a lot going on here, and this is a great demonstration of a weapon sacrificing attributes for modifiers. The +1s (Melee defense, Poison, and Heart bonus) are all pretty meh, although it never hurts to have status conditions or Heart bonus, as those are generally helpful no matter what the weapon is. Shot homing +2 is great on a Sagittarius Bow, but Melee combo +2 isn’t terribly good on a primarily Ranged weapon. Finally, Recovery effect +3 is probably the best modifier on this weapon. Overall, this one’s probably a pretty good fusion piece. If you’re interested, you can convert the gem into a weapon for 14,800 hearts. Otherwise, you can fuse it or grind it up for 142 hearts.

Have a wonderful day!

Royal Blade 216 – Daily Weapon Gem for February 25, 2013

Good morning, Orbitars! Here’s today’s Daily Weapon Gem from Palutena.

Royal Blade — Value 216
Ranged 2, Melee 3
Burning +2, Standing ch. shot +2, In-peril autododge +1

This Royal Blade is actually very good for its value, with (relatively) strong Ranged and Melee scores coupled with a few decent modifiers. Burning +2 is quite nice for any weapon (as most status effects are), and In-peril autododge +1 is a nice boost, even if it is slight. Unfortunately, Standing ch. shot +2 probably won’t be very good, as you’ll rarely be standing still (and the Royal Blade’s best charge shot is its backward-dash charge shot, making this modifier somewhat wasted). If you are interested in this Royal Blade, you can convert it into a weapon for 11,000 hearts. If not, you can always grind it up for 108 hearts.

Have a wonderful day!

Even More Weapon Gems!

Bah, one of these days I’ll be able to get back on a regular update schedule! I’ve been incredibly busy once again, and this is unfortunately looking to continue for the next few months (until I’m done with a crazy teaching schedule). Once again, here are several Weapon Gems that I’ve not yet added to the site, and I wouldn’t be surprised if there are a few missing. Without further ado…

EZ Cannon — Value 199
Ranged 2, Melee 0.5
Standing ch. shot +4, In-peril autododge +2, Heart bonus +1
Cost to convert Gem into a Weapon: 8100 hearts
Hearts obtained for grinding up: 82 hearts

Angel Bow — Value 241
Ranged 2, Melee 0
Paralysis +3, Walking speed +1, Evasion +2, Power attack +3
Cost to convert Gem into a Weapon: 16,300 hearts
Hearts obtained for grinding up: 155 hearts

Insight Staff — Value 191
Ranged 3.5, Melee 0
Knockback defense +2, Standing cont. fire +2
Cost to convert Gem into a Weapon: 6800 hearts
Hearts obtained for grinding up: 70 hearts

Cursed Palm — Value 233
Ranged 0.5, Melee 2.5
Melee defense +1, Shaking +2, Shot homing +1, Side-dash cont. fire +2, Item attack +1, Recovery effect +2
Cost to convert Gem into a Weapon: 14,500 hearts
Hearts obtained for grinding up: 139 hearts

Babel Club — Value 162
Ranged 0.5, Melee 3
Speed +1
Cost to convert Gem into a Weapon: 3400 hearts
Hearts obtained for grinding up: 40 hearts

Electroshock Arm — Value 255
Ranged 4, Melee 4
Paralysis +1, Shot range +1, In-peril attack boost +1
Cost to convert Gem into a Weapon: 21,700 hearts
Hearts obtained for grinding up: 185 hearts

Gemini Orbitars — Value 221
Ranged 2.5, Melee 2
Weakening +2, Bkwd-dash cont. fire +1, Melee dash attack +2, Heart bonus +1
Cost to convert Gem into a Weapon: 12,100 hearts
Hearts obtained for grinding up: 118 hearts

Raptor Claws — Value 100
Ranged 0, Melee 0
No modifiers
Cost to convert Gem into a Weapon: 200 hearts
Hearts obtained for grinding up: 12 hearts

Great Reaper Palm — Value 231
Ranged 2.5, Melee 0
Shot defense +2, Shot cancellation +1, Effect duration +1
Cost to convert Gem into a Weapon: 14,000 hearts
Hearts obtained for grinding up: 135 hearts

There’s a wide variety of stuff to be seen in these Gems, from the very basic (Raptor Claws) to very powerful (Electroshock Arm). If anyone has any comments, be sure to let us know!

Magnus Club 184 – Daily Weapon Gem for February 12, 2013

Good morning, Orbitars! Here’s today’s Daily Weapon Gem.

Magnus Club — Value 184
Ranged 1.5, Melee 2
Melee combo +2, Knockback recovery +1

This Magnus Club isn’t too impressive, but works well as a basic Melee weapon. Melee combo +2 works well with Melee 2 on a weapon of relatively low value, and Knockback recovery works great when you’re in the heat of battle with a Melee weapon. If you are interested in this Magnus Club, you can convert the Gem into a weapon for the cheap price of 5900 hearts. Otherwise, you can grind it up for 63 hearts.

Have an excellent day!

Eight Weapon Gems from Earlier in the Month

Hello once again, Orbitars! My incredibly busy period has mostly ended (I’m going to be traveling later this week), but now I should be able to resume (semi-) normal updates. Here are a list of several Weapon Gems from the beginning of the month, although I should note that I am missing three of them. Since there are so many of them, I’ll list them in chronological order, even though I’m not totally sure of the dates (other sites that list Weapon Gems should have them).


Virgo Palm — Value 220
Ranged 1.5, Melee 0.5
Shot homing +2, Power attack +2, Effect duration +2
Cost to convert into a weapon: 11900 hearts
Reward for grinding up: 116 hearts

Arlon Orbitars — Value 203
Ranged 2, Melee 1
Overall defense +1, Evasion +2, Recovery effect +1
Cost to convert into a weapon: 8800 hearts
Reward for grinding up: 88 hearts

Ancient Staff — Value 190
Ranged 2.5, Melee 0
Shot cancellation +1
Cost to convert into a weapon: 6800 hearts
Reward for grinding up: 70 hearts

Upperdash Arm — Value 250
Ranged 1, Melee 0.5
Overall defense +4, Health +3, Stamina +3, Backward-dash ch. shot +1, Melee dash attack +1
Cost to convert into a weapon: 19,600 hearts
Reward for grinding up: 175 hearts

Palutena Blade — Value 231
Ranged 3.5, Melee 2.5
Running speed +2, Evasion +1, Side-dash ch. shot +1
Cost to convert into a weapon: 14,100 hearts
Reward for grinding up: 136 hearts

Doom Cannon — Value 221
Ranged 3, Melee 0
Melee defense +3, Burning +2, Shot range +2
Cost to convert into a weapon: 12,100 hearts
Reward for grinding up: 118 hearts

Burst Blade — Value 211
Ranged 0, Melee 3
Shot defense +2, Speed +2, Bkwd-dash cont. fire +4
Cost to convert into a weapon: 10,100 hearts
Reward for grinding up: 99 hearts

Monday, February 11, 2013
Stealth Claws — Value 254
Overall defense +2, Health +5, Evasion +3, Dash ch. shot +3, Melee combo +1, In-peril attack boost +2
Cost to convert into a weapon: 21,500 hearts
Reward for grinding up: 183 hearts


That’s a lot of Gems! I’ll try to not let it go so long anymore, but this semester is still unfortunately very busy. Have a great night!