Brutal Buckler

Brutal Buckler Baneful Bash In contrast to Oryx’s personal equipment, this lightweight shield is too small to stagger an opponent. It is instead covered in jagged metal to shred targets.

Tier UT
MP Cost 110
On Equip +40 HP, +4 ATT, +10 DEF
Effect(s) Full Strength: Shoots additional radial projectiles with a longer range when used above 80% HP
Piercing Shots hit multiple targets
Passes cover Shots pass through obstacles
Shots 8 (from shield bash); 12 (from Full Strength); 20 total (arc gap: Shield Bash: 7°; Full Strength: 30°)
Damage 350–450 (average: 400)
Total Damage Shield Bash only: 2800–3600 [including Full Strength: 7000–9000] (average: 3200 [8000])
Projectile Speed 16 tile(s)/second
Lifetime Shield Bash: 0.25 seconds; Full Strength: 0.356 second(s)
Range Shield Bash: 4 tiles; Full Strength: 5.7 tiles
XP Bonus 7%
Soulbound Soulbound
Feed Power 700
Dismantling Value 30 Rare Material / 40 Common Material

Obtained Through Consuming a stack of 15 Shards of the Intern
Exchanging a stack of 30 Shards of the Intern at The Tinkerer

Part of the Agents of Oryx Abilities.

An interesting shield that sacrifices the ability to stun for a slightly extended range and a massive boost to damage and shot number, being intended as a pure offensive ability. It also gives respectable stat bonuses on equip, notably good buffs to HP and ATT.

The Buckler is able to output some staggering burst damage - its minimum total damage is already higher than the max total damage from the Champion’s Bastion, but at a longer range. Although its high MP cost somewhat dampens this, it’s still easily able to bolster Knight’s somewhat lacking DPS. Its Full Strength proc has the potential to further increase this damage by a huge margin, especially since it has no cooldown as long as the player is above the HP threshold. However, getting full damage needs the Knight to sit directly on the target, and its HP requirement may hold it back as well.

Of course, using this shield means sacrificing the stun - an integral part of Knight’s kit - which means that it should be used in scenarios where stunning targets is irrelevant.

Before Exalt Version (Nov 2020), Full Strength triggered above 700 HP.