Meteor Bow 238 – Daily Weapon Gem for March 31, 2013

Happy Easter, Orbitars! Here is what is likely the final Daily Weapon Gem we’ll receive from Palutena.

Meteor Bow — Value 238
Ranged 3, Melee 1
Knockback defense +3, Burning +2, Standing cont. fire +3, Item attack +1

I’m not going to lie, I’m a little disappointed that this isn’t some kind of Value 350 uber-weapon. Anyway, Ranged 3 works nicely on a mid-200s Bow, and also works well with Standing cont. fire +3, although Standing shot modifiers are pretty weak in general. Knockback defense +3 and Burning +2 are also both very solid modifiers, and Item attack +1 is pretty rare, and decent if you like using many items. It costs 15,500 hearts to convert this Meteor Bow into a weapon, or it can be ground up for 149 hearts.

Also, in a short bit of site news: since Daily Weapon Gems were the primary updates for this site, things are going to slow down around here immensely. While I’ll still pop in from time to time (and maybe do an article or two!), my time on Orbitars is going to be limited until the summer, where I’ll still run an Orbitars League or a few tournaments if there’s enough interest. As always, be sure to check back if you need to find out about unlocks or fusion combinations!

Friday and Saturday Weapon Gems (3/29, 3/30/2013)

Hello again, Orbitars! Here are the third-to-last and second-to-last Daily Weapon Gems from Palutena.

Friday, March 29, 2013
Wolf Claws — Value 227
Ranged 1.5, Melee 3
Shaking +1, Melee combo +3, Melee dash attack +1, Effect duration +2

These Wolf Claws are great for their value, as the combination of Melee 3, Melee combo +3, and Melee dash attack +1 is pretty much as good as you’re going to get for a weapon in the mid-200s. Shaking +1 and Effect duration +2 are great additions as well, but these Wolf Claws are quite usable on their own by a good Melee player, even despite their low value. They cost 13,100 hearts to convert into a weapon, or can be ground up for 128 hearts.

Saturday, March 30, 2013
Black Club — Value 204
Ranged 2.5, Melee 0
Health +1, Shot range +1, Speed +2, Standing ch. shot +2

Today’s Black Club is a pretty interesting weapon. Ranged 2.5 is good on a low-200s weapon, and works well with Shot range +1 and Standing ch. shot +2. It is a shame, however, that Standing ch. shot is the shot modifier here, since the standing charge shot is usually the weakest charge shot. Health and Speed are great anywhere, as always. It costs 8900 hearts to convert this one into a weapon, and it can be ground up for 89 hearts.

As a reminder, tomorrow is the final day for SpotPass Daily Weapon Gem distribution. Therefore, check back tomorrow to see what we get (I’m hoping that it’s something epic, though I doubt it). Have a great weekend, everyone!

Gaol Blade 209 – Daily Weapon Gem for March 28, 2013

Good morning, Orbitars! Here is today’s Weapon Gem

Gaol Blade — Value 209
Ranged 0.5, Melee 3.5
Overall defense +1, Freezing +2, Speed +1

Not at all bad for its low cost, this Gaol Blade makes an excellent fusion piece with its high Melee. While none of the modifiers are all that great overall, Freezing +2 is rare in terms of status conditions, and both Overall defense and Speed are great overall. If you are interested in this Gaol Blade, it costs 9700 hearts to convert into a weapon. If not, you can always fuse it with another Gem or grind it up for 96 hearts

Also, it’s worth bringing up that there are only three more days after today of Weapon Gem deliveries, so be sure to check back over the next few days, as maybe we’ll get some cool stuff!

Pudgy Palm 269 – Daily Weapon Gem for March 27, 2013

Happy midweek, Kid Icarus fans! Here’s today’s Daily Weapon Gem from Palutena.

Pudgy Palm — Value 169
Ranged 0, Melee 2.5
Status resistance +1, Stamina +3

This Pudgy Palm is decent in terms of modifiers given its low value, so it’s probably best as a fusion weapon. Melee 2.5 is good on a weak weapon, although it doesn’t make a whole lot of sense on a Palm, which tend to be focused on Ranged attacks. Additionally, Stamina +3 is a very nice modifier for any weapon, and can be nicely passed on to a larger, more effective fusion product. It costs only 4100 hearts to redeem this Pudgy Palm, or you can grind it up for 46 hearts.

Have a great day!

Beginning of the Week Weapon Gems (3/25, 3/26/2013)

Hello, Orbitars! Here are the Weapon Gems from yesterday and today.

Monday, March 25, 2013
Virgo Palm — Value 238
Ranged 1.5, Melee 3.5
Health +2, Confusion +2, Walking speed +2, Side-dash ch. shot +1, Dash cont. fire +1

This Virgo Palm is pretty average in all respects, although there are a few bright spots. Melee 3.5 is good (though not so much on a Palm), and Dash cont. fire is always a great modifier, even if it’s just +1. All of the +2s are pretty decent as well, since Health and Speed boosts are always good. If you’re interested, it costs 15,600 hearts to convert into a weapon, or can be ground up for 149 hearts.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Leo Cannon — Value 255
Ranged 3, Melee 3
Shot defense +1, Speed +2, Evasion +2, Effect duration +1

Like yesterday’s Virgo Palm, the Leo Cannon is also very average in all respects, but it’s a “better” average, if that makes any sense. Ranged 3 and Melee 3 are both good, and can work either on this weapon by itself or through fusion. None of the modifiers are all that impressive, but both Speed +2 and Evasion +2 are nice. It costs 21,700 hearts to convert this Leo Cannon into a weapon, and it can be ground up for 185 hearts.

Have an awesome day!

Weekend Weapon Gems (3/23, 3/24/2013)

Happy Sunday, Orbitars! Here are this weekend’s Weapon Gems from Palutena.

Saturday, March 23, 2013
Shock Orbitars — Value 254
Ranged 3, Melee 2.5
Paralysis +3, Forward-dash cont. fire +3, Melee dash attack +1, Recovery effect +1

This is one of the few Daily Weapon Gems that is actually usable as-is! Ranged 3 is decent on Shock Orbitars, and works really well combined with Paralysis +3 and Forward-dash cont. fire +3, both of which are very powerful on a Ranged weapon. Additionally, the high Paralysis chance means that you’ll have lots of time to hit enemies with Forward-dash shots, making your battles easier, too. Melee dash attack +1 is decent (useful in a pinch), and Recovery effect is good, too. If you’re interested in these Shock Orbitars, they will set you back 21,200 hearts. If not, you can always grind them up for 182 hearts.

Sunday, March 24, 2013
Compact Arm — Value 214
Ranged 1, Melee 2.5
Overall defense +2, Knockback defense +1, Shot homing +3

Today’s Compact Arm isn’t too bad, either. Value 214 is pretty low for something to actually use in battle (especially in Together Mode), but Overall defense +2 and Shot homing +3 are great to fuse onto other weapons. If you’re interested in using this Compact Arm, it costs 10,600 hearts to convert into a weapon, or can be ground up for 105 hearts.

Remember everyone, there’s only a week of SpotPass Weapon Gems remaining, so be sure to check back to see what the last few are!

Around Skyworld: Kid Icarus: Uprising’s One-Year Anniversary!

Hello again, Orbitars! I hope you weekend is going well. This is just a short reminder to note that Kid Icarus: Uprising was released in the US and Europe last year (and in Japan a year yesterday). I think feedback for the game has been pretty positive overall, and we’ve been happy to share all sorts of information about the games with you over the past twelve months. Although Masahiro Sakurai said there were no immediate plans for a sequel in the works (unfortunately), hopefully we won’t have to wait 25 years again for the next game! Anyway, we’ll keep posting Daily Weapon Gems until their deliveries end, as well as work to fill out the rest of the Powers List and other goodies around the site.

As always, keep checking back for your latest Kid Icarus news, and let us know if you have any cool ideas for things we can do! Thanks for visiting!