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The Neopian Times Week 29 > Articles > Avoiding the Traps - Finding the Right Weapon for You

Avoiding the Traps - Finding the Right Weapon for You

by digimonterminal

Don't have much NP to spend, but still want to have some decent battle items? Well, don't fall down the traps! And I learned the hard way…

The Three Kinds of Traps
1. Overpriced Items Trap- Most of the species weapons are overpriced. They don't do much damage at all and are clearly not worth the waste.

2. Rare Items Trap- Remember those extremely expensive sceptres and scimitars? They are priced for their rarity, not that they are actually good. So stay away from those and save your NP for something better.

3. The Marketplace Trap- Have you noticed that items in the Marketplace are usually more expensive than in the Battle Magic Shop? So sometimes, it's better to wait for restocks. Let's say you waited to get the Grand Lightning Beam you've always wanted. You were able to get the last one and saved 39,100 NP more than the guy who was impatient and got it from the Marketplace for 40,000 NP.

Save, Save, Save! It's As Easy As Improvising!

Attack Forks and Tridents - Attack Forks are expensive nowadays. Sure they attack and defend well, but do you really want to spend 20k NP on it? There's a much better alternative: Improved Lightning Beam. It's just as good, but maybe 1 or 2 points weaker. Tridents are a total RIP OFF! They should be categorised under the Rare Items Trap.

Healing - Let's just say that your pet has 10 H. You always buy a 200 NP Pale Elixir for it before you go into battle. Just think of it this way, wouldn't a Slime Potion be just as nice? And you can use it once per battle and save lots of NP from buying Pale Elixirs all the time. It only costs around 2,000 NP, but the prices change all the time.

Note about Scorchstones: Be sure you have at least 15 HP before buying a Scorchstone. Maybe buy a Scorchstone that heals a little more than what your pet needs in battle, so you don't have to buy a stronger one later.

Freezing - If you love freezing, you might consider buying a Hypno Helmet. But if you just want something that's able to freeze just in case, you'd be better off buying a Terror Stone or a couple of Fire Faeries to get the ability Fiery Gaze. Ancient Lupe Wand is okay, but it can break easily.

BD Packages For Dummies

If you have…

Less than 100k NP:

1.
Improved Lightning Beam - This is a really useful weapon. You might consider buying one more.

2. Terror Stone or Ancient Lupe Wand - These both freeze, but I've found Terror Stone more reliable than the Ancient Lupe Wand.

3. Slime Potion or Bronze Scorchstone - Slime Potion heals 10 HP per battle and Bronze Scorchstone heals 15 HP per battle.

4. Fire, Dirty, and/or Radioactive Snow - These snows will do lots of damage and defend many icons too, if used together.

5. Large Metal Shield or Silver Scorchstone - LMS is a very under rated item. It comes in really handy in a tough battle. Silver SS can block some of the Grand Lightning Beam and Wand of the Air Faerie's attack.

Total Cost: About 25k NP

100k-500k NP:

1. Wand of the Air Faerie - A very powerful BD item, but expensive!

2. Grand Lightning Beam - Buy this at the Battle Magic Shop if you can. It's a bit more powerful than the ILB.

3. Hypno Helmet - Freezes once per battle. This thing freezes all the time and won't break.

4. Heavy Round Shield - A very powerful shield. Probably the second best after the Shadow Shield.

5. Red or Blue Scorchstone - Red SS heals 20 HP and the Blue SS heals 30 HP.

Total cost: About 490k NP (You'll be broke after this!)

500k and over NP:

You don't need my help; you're on your own now. You can afford lots of great BD items!

I hope you've found this article helpful for buying Battledome items while saving lots of Neopoints. So remember not to fall into those traps and you can always find cheaper alternatives to weapons you can't afford.

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