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!


Crusader Blade 264 – Daily Weapon Gem for March 12, 2013

Hello once again, Orbitars! Here’s today’s Daily Weapon Gem from Palutena.

Crusader Blade — Value 264
Ranged 0.5, Melee 0
Overall defense +3, Weakening +1, Shot homing +2, Shot cancellation +1, Side-dash cont. fire +2, In-peril attack boost +4

This Crusader Blade is definitely a weapon made for fusion, but it’s also a VERY good one. Ranged 0.5 and Melee 0 are both incredibly lackluster on a weapon of such high value, but the modifiers make up for this wonderfully. Overall defense +3 is great and helps out anywhere, Weakening +1 is probably one of the best status modifiers in the game (too bad it’s only a +1), Shot homing +2 is great on ranged weapons, Shot cancellation +1 is an amazing defensive modifier, Side-dash cont. fire +2 is also good on ranged weapons, and In-peril attack boost +4 is great anywhere as well. Therefore, you should definitely be thinking of fusing this one with another weapon (or Gem!) with high Ranged or Melee scores to get some of the awesome modifiers. This Gem can be converted into a weapon for 27,700 hearts, or ground up for 206 hearts.

Have an awesome day!

Crusader Blade 219 – Daily Weapon Gem for November 4, 2012

Happy Sunday, everyone! Here’s today’s Gem.

Crusader Blade — Value 219
Ranged 1.5, Melee 0
Overall defense +1, Health +1, Stamina +3, Dash ch. shot +2, Dash cont. fire +2

This Crusader Blade is fairly average, with subpar Ranged and Melee attributes coupled with only decent modifiers. Stamina +3 is the real highlight here, and while both Dash ch. shot and Dash cont. fire are both great, they are somewhat wasted on a weapon with Ranged 1.5 If you want to use this Crusader Blade, you can convert the Gem into a weapon for 11,700 hearts. Otherwise, you can always fuse the Gem, or grind it up for 115 hearts.

Have a great rest of the weekend!

Daily Weapon Gem for August 22, 2012

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

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

This is the most basic Crusader Blade you can get, which is pretty much only good for testing to see whether or not you like how the weapon handles. Like all Value 100 Gems, it can be converted into a weapon for 200 hearts, or ground up into 12 hearts.

Also, my 3DS has been acting funny over the past few days in regards to the Internet, so I didn’t receive Weapon Gems for the past two days. Therefore, if anyone could let us know what those are, it would be much appreciated!