HIDDEN TOWER - This is the third of 5 Hidden Tower Reviews. As you know this
is where all those expensive items are torn apart and looked at. Those eight
artifacts this week are: Greater Orb of the Fire Faerie, Hubrids Noxious Blade,
Hubrids Puzzle Box, Ice Dice, Jelly Chia Plushie, Jhudora the Dark Faerie Doll,
Jhudoras Crystal Ball, and Little Timmys Slingshot.
The format of the reviewing is the same as before. First we go over the basic
information, followed by Aacheww's Line (Patent Pending), then Battle Strategy,
and finally the Verdict in A-F format. (Dun dun dun!)
Now, that we know how everything works, let's go!
Greater Orb of the Fire Faerie: The first of many is the Greater Orb.
The Orb costs 2,079,000 NP. This cost is for a consistent 6 icons of Fire while
defending 2 icons of both fire and water.
Aacheww's Line: This doesn't look like an orb; it looks more like a
staff. Anyway, it's pretty good but there are better, such as the Kau Knight
Helmet. Just seems a little underdone for the cost.
Battle Strategy: When on the attacking side, use a new goes with everything
weapon, a Grand Lightning Beam or Immense Rubber Axe of DOOM (Since the Hand
Painted Scarab was downgraded, this is advised). When playing defence, try a
Fire Gem or Mega Fire Shield to fully stop this attack.
Hubrids Noxious Blade: This blade was crafted by evil Hubrid Nox. Seems
like a pun being called a Noxious Blade. Anyway, the cost of the Blade is 4.5
Million NP. Normally it does 7 icons, 2 Dark and 5 Physical. However, should
you be facing a Lupe, being the passionate Lupe-Hater Nox is, the Blade does
10 Dark & 10 Physical against Lupes; a whopping 20 icons!
Aacheww's Line: Well, this weapon is the Jekyll & Hyde of the Battledome.
Fight a Lupe and it's a Hyde slapping 20 icons into the opposition. Anybody
else however, it's a Jekyll, doing 7 icons. Well, at least it beats the Greater
Battle Strategy: On the attacking end. To do optimum damage target
Lupes through the Target pet Feature. Playing defence as a Lupe, Leaf Shield
will stop 50% of the attack. As anybody else, a Leaf Shield will take out 5/7
of the attack.
Hubrids Puzzle Box: Another Nox original. Don't worry Lupes, this won't
do any more to you then it would to anyone else. The box is a rather odd weapon.
It costs 11,000,000 NP and does no damage. In fact, when you use it, nothing
happens! For the first 2 turns that is. On the third turn, the Puzzle Box drains
50% of your opponents HP!
Aacheww's Line: Well, if you can last 3 turns, you can take care of
you opponent much faster. Not really much to say really. The Puzzle Box is like
a more powerful Life Drain.
Battle Strategy: Make sure you can last long enough for the effect
to go through. Use Sink and Burrow to stall for time. Also imply Diamond Dust
and Fiery Gaze. On defence, count off turns and use a Thyora's Tear.
EXTRA NOTE: 2 Puzzle Boxes are not an automatic win! The first
takes 50% of the HP, the second take 50% OF THE REMAINING 50%! Therefore, 2
Boxes drain 75% HP.
Ice Dice: Feeling Lucky? Then grab these dice and gave 'em a roll!
These Ice Dice cost 2,475,000 NP. Should you roll a 2, 3, or 11, you freeze
your opponent! Rolling a 7 however, will make them disappear for the battle.
Aacheww's Line: Well, I was never good at rolling dice but should you
roll a freeze number, yay you! Very awesome the fact that you can freeze multiple
Battle Strategy: A gamblers creation, it has no strategy. Just do a
good luck dance and throw 'em!
Jelly Chia Plushie: This is a 1.5 Million NP toy. This isn't a weapon.
If you want, you can try to have some fun and create your version the Jelly
Chia's home, JELLY WORLD!
Aacheww's Line: What can I say? It's a really expensive toy. It feels
funny too, hehe.
Battle Strategy None
Verdict/ Fun Factor: B+
Jhudora the Dark Faerie Doll: Well, another toy. This one costing 1.5
Million NP as well. If you happen to be in the mood for fun, get revenge for
when Jhudora asked you for that Thyora's Tear of your Level 50 Quest.
Aacheww's Line: x_x Read above. I wonder if they will make an Illusen
doll. I'd need to beat that up after I had to get a Striped Aisha Morphing Potion
for Level 38.
Battle Strategy: None
Verdict/Fun factor: B
Jhudoras Crystal Ball: Any psychics in the audience? If so, you'll get
a kick out of this Crystal Ball! For 3 million NP you can see everything your
opponent has equipped to them!
Aacheww's Line: Okay, big deal! You get to see your opponent's weapons.
I won't pay 3 Million for this. I pity those who buy it. I pity even more those
who buy Faerie Fog in defence
Battle Strategy: Let me just save you the time and say, DON'T BOTHER!
This has no repercussions if your opponent sees what you have. Besides, if you
battle, sooner or later they'll see what you have.
Little Timmys Slingshot: The final artifact of the third installment
of HTR. This will remind you of your childhood. The slingshot costs 2.97 Million
NP for 4-9 icons of damage amongst two types, light and physical.
Aacheww's Line: Oh boy, a slingshot! However, I do not like this artifact
much. I only deal 4-9 icons for almost 2.8 Million Neopoints. It seems a little
high to do what this Slingshot does. Although this and Faerie Acorns via the
Cooking Pot create the Faerie Slingshot, which can do up to 50 icons!
Battle Strategy: Use with a Grand Lightning Beam or Immense Rubber Axe
of DOOM to double the damage. On defence try a Virtupets X-514 Super Shield
to stop three of the light and physical damage.
Well, we've now completed 3 installments of HTR. Now that we're done, let's
review what we did: Greater Orb of the Fire Faerie, C-; Hubrids Noxious Blade,
C+; Hubrids Puzzle Box, B; Ice Dice, A-; Jelly Chia Plushie, B+; Jhudora the
Dark Faerie Doll, B; Jhudoras Crystal Ball, F; and Little Timmys Slingshot,
Next week, prepare to look at these eight artifacts: Mask of Coltzan, Meukas
Snot Trail, Portable Kiln, Radish Bow, Rainbow Swirly Thing, Shrunken Skull
Marbles, Snow Faerie Doll, and the Snowball Machine.
That's the end for this article; this is aachewwthree, reincarnation of the
infamous Chia Flour writer, signing off! Remember, save up for the good ones,
and laugh at the bad ones.
Authors Note: I encourage feedback, but any negative or blind angst rage
is discouraged. A HUGE thanks to the creator(s) of Neopet Nexus, whom without
my articles would be way more sporadic.