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!

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Palutena Bow 308 – Daily Weapon Gem for March 22, 2013

Happy Friday, Orbitars! Here’s today’s Daily Weapon Gem.

Palutena Bow — Value 308
Ranged 5, Melee 2
Shot cancellation +1, Power attack +2, Heart bonus +1

Now this is a REAL weapon. Ranged 5 is fantastic on a Bow, and this one happens to have two rare (and powerful) modifiers: Shot cancellation +1 and Power attack +2. Heart bonus rounds things out nicely, too. This one’s definitely usable on its own, although it’d be nicer with some other Ranged modifiers, like Dash ch. shot or Shot homing. Unfortunately, this kind of power doesn’t come cheap: the Palutena Bow can be yours for 82,000 hearts, or it can be ground up for 339 hearts.

Have a great weekend, everyone!

Optical Blade 100 – Daily Weapon Gem for March 21, 2013

Hello again, Kid Icarus fans! I hope you’re all having a good week. Here’s today’s Daily Weapon Gem from Palutena.

Optical Blade — Value 100
Ranged 0, Melee 0
No modifiers.

This Optical Blade is once again a Value 100 weapon, meaning that it is the weakest a weapon can be in the game (with no further attributes of modifiers). That being said, all the Optical Blade is really good for is learning how the weapon handles. Like all Value 100 weapons, it can be converted into a weapon for 200 hearts, or ground up for 12 hearts.

Have a great day!

Earthmaul Club 184 – Daily Weapon Gem for March 20, 2013

Happy Spring, all! Here’s today’s Daily Weapon Gem.

Earthmaul Club — Value 184
Ranged 1, Melee 1
Health +2, Weakening +2, Knockback recovery +1

This Earthmaul Club is once again a somewhat weak weapon, but it has good modifiers for a weapon of its relatively low value. Ranged and Melee 1 are nothing to write home about, but both Health +2 and Weakening +2 are pretty good. Knockback recovery is also another good modifier to have, even if it is only a +1. It costs 5900 hearts to convert the gem into a weapon, or can be ground up for 62 hearts.

Have a great day!

Monday and Tuesday Weapon Gems (3/18, 3/19)

Greetings, Orbitars! Here are the Daily Weapon Gems for the past few days.

Monday, March 18, 2013
Ancient Staff — Value 232
Ranged 3, Melee 1.5
Overall defense +1, Knockback defense +1, Shot homing +2, Item attack +1

This Ancient Staff is decent (though still a low value weapon), with a couple strengths. Ranged 3 is great on an Ancient Staff, a weapon entirely focused on Ranged combat. Furthermore, Shot homing +2 works nicely with the Ancient Staff’s shots, allowing them to more easily hit the opponent with power. The defensive modifiers are both good to have, even if they don’t do much on their own, and Item attack is also good if it suits your play style. This Ancient Staff can be yours for 14,300 hearts, or ground up for 136 hearts.


Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Brawler Claws — Value 204
Ranged 1.5, Melee 2
Side-dash cont. fire +2, Melee combo +2, Full-health boost +3

In contrast to yesterday’s weapon, these Brawler Claws are more suited for Melee fighting. Melee 2 is below average on a dedicated Melee weapon, but keep in mind of the very low value of this weapon. Side-dash cont. fire +2 makes no sense on the Brawler Claws (a weapon focused entirely on melee), but Melee combo +2 and Full-health boost +3 are great. These Brawler Claws are a great low-value weapon, and works nicely as a fusion piece. The Brawler Claws can be obtained for 8900 hearts, or ground up for 89 hearts.

Have a good one!

Weapon Gems of the Weekend (3/16, 3/17/2013)

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, everyone! Here are the Weapon Gems for this weekend.

Saturday, March 16, 2013
Capricorn Club — Value 210
Ranged 1.5, Melee 3
Speed +2, Melee dash attack +2, Knockback recovery +1

This Capricorn Club is pretty basic (given that it’s a low value, but it does have a few bright spots going for it. Melee 3 is generally pretty good on Clubs (although the Capricorn Club is better suited for Ranged combat), and Melee dash attack +2 goes very well with this decently-high attribute. Speed +2 and Knockback recovery +1 are also good on any weapon. It costs 10,000 hearts to convert this Capricorn Club Gem into a weapon, and it can also be ground up for 99 hearts.


Sunday, March 17, 2013
Needle Palm — Value 251
Ranged 1, Melee 3.5
Shot defense +2, Health +1, Dash ch. shot +3, In-peril autododge +2

This Needle Palm is so close. If only its Melee and Ranged attributes were switched. Melee 3.5 makes little sense on a weapon type that is best at Ranged combat, especially when the weapon has an excellent Dash ch. shot +3 modifier. Shot defense +2 also adds a more Ranged/mid-range focus to the weapon. Health +1 and In-peril autododge work nicely everywhere, though. This Needle Palm is definitely best for fusion, where you can either move the great Melee onto something else or put the great Dash ch. shot onto a Ranged weapon. The Needle Palm can be yours for 19,900 hearts, or you can grind it up for 176 hearts.

Have a great rest of your weekend!

Volcano Arm 232 – Daily Weapon Gem for March 15, 2013

Happy Friday, Orbitars! Here’s today’s Daily Weapon Gem from Palutena.

Volcano Arm — Value 232
Ranged 2, Melee 2.5
Status resistance +1, Paralysis +1, Side-dash ch. shot +3, Melee combo +2

Once again, this Arm has very fitting modifiers and attributes, but is still most likely best used for fusing something of higher value. Melee 2.5 is decent on an Arm, and is especially nice when combined with Melee combo +2. Side-dash ch. shot +3 is a very good modifier that doesn’t make tons of sense here, and would probably work better on a ranged weapon. Status resistance +1 and Paralysis +1 round the weapon out, and are also pretty decent. It costs 14,200 hearts to convert this Gem into a weapon, and it can also be ground up for 136 hearts.

Have an excellent weekend!