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Another helmet to add to the growing collection. It’s a safe choice for your leveling heroes and the use of Elven Wood acts as a nice love letter from the Goblin boss showing that he misses you since you moved on from Howling Woods.
From a crafting perspective: That’s a pretty high jewel cost for a tier 10, and the ascension reduction only brings it down to 23. Coupled with requiring both Sunken Temple and Haunted Castle mats, this isn’t an item I’d buy for crafting – there are much better options for your Wood slot.
From a meta perspective: although this is the best axe in the game (so we say goodbye to Axe of the Fifth1) it unfortunately doesn’t make a drastic change in hero loadouts.
Whilst normally we would be happy to see health as a secondary stat on an item, most of the axe-wielding classes are Red Types which don’t really value this health as much as they do defence – it’s just too small an amount to justify taking it over other options such as the Dragon Dao or Oxen Impact.
Looking outside of Fighters, it is a pretty decent weapon for Wanderers/Pathfinders that have Warlord (if they don’t you’re better off with oxen normally) and can find use on Spellblades/Spellknights not running an evasion loadout. Basically it’s not a Staff of Merriment situation, it’s just not great either2.
There is one indoor piece and one outdoor piece in this pack.
It’s quite small as decorations go, but it’ll fit nicely in any bedroom-themed areas you have.
Pictured: a bear holding a heart from his latest prey.
There is a new top and a new pair of shoes for your merchant.
On the top it’s possible to change the colour of the shirt and the waist band separately. On the shoes you can change the colour of the fur.
Just the one blueprint this time
From a crafting perspective: With its unusual resource pairing (wood/ether in a herb line) this can be handy during King’s Caprice. However:
- It has a precraft
- That precraft has a quality requirement
- You can’t ascend/master to remove the precraft, only reduce amount
- The precraft item has a precraft
In summary: no.
From a meta perspective: the new best-in-slot herb, putting an end to the Lucky Clover3. Clover had already been showing its age when Wyrmblood Ointment was added – there are situations where you’d want one over the other, and sometimes on druids you’d want one of each. The Wild Oak Rose makes that decision easier by just being straight up better than both of them.
This is Wooden Rose and Wooden Rose Garden in action.
- Kodiak Helmet adds to the growing list of headgear that hides hero cosmetics
- Kodiak Kleaver has a lackluster amount of health for a T10 weapon and isn’t super useful, but still the new best axe
- Wild Oak Rose is a new best-in-slot for Herbal Medicine but that’s some awful crafting costs
- Smaller pieces of furniture this time
- With the new clothing items and ones from previous packs you too can be a bear
Mega Pack: 5/10
Superior Pack: 3.5/10