|A shield from a place beyond the gates of war and peace.|
|On Equip||+2 ATT, +10 DEF, +2 SPD|
|Effect(s)|| Stunned for 4 seconds
Shots hit multiple targets
Shots pass through obstacles
Ignores defense of target
|Shots||2 (arc gap: 8°)|
|Damage||400–600 (average: 500)|
|Total Damage||800–1200 (average: 1000)|
|Projectile Speed||14 tile(s)/second|
|Forging Cost||90 / 120 / 720 / 1|
|Dismantling Value||30 / 40|
|Drops From||Oryx the Mad God 2
Court of Oryx
Most exaltation dungeons
|Obtained Through||Grand Bazaar ( 5700 / 600)|
Compared to the T1 Iron Shield, this shield has better range and gives an extra second of stun for 5 MP more. In addition, its DEF is equal to the Mithril Shield, with extra ATK/SPD. As tiered shields increase in MP but not stun duration, and no other UT has a longer stun, this UT is the most efficent MP/Stun Shield available. In addition to the stun, the shots deal the highest damage of any shield - and they pierce armor, too. While the total damage is comparable to the Tier 4 Golden Shield, it is great against very high defense enemies.
However, it takes getting used to; players used to tiered shields have to adjust to the 4 second stuns. The Scutum only has two shots, which makes it easier to miss your target. Also worth noting is that it has a 1.5 second cooldown, making missed stuns potentially fatal. But with a level 90 Legendary pet, you should be able to chain stun yourself (if you can hit, after all).
It should be noted that this shield, possessing an arc gap, firing an even number of shots, and having an amplitude, is affected by an anomaly in the game’s code. This anomaly causes its shot pattern to vary depending on how many shots have been fired using the equipped weapon (assuming the weapon fires an odd number of shots). What actually happens is that the polarity of the shot amplitude gets “flipped” every time a weapon that fires an odd number of shots is used.
The Name “Spiteful Scutum” likely refers to the Scutum, a large oblong wooden shield carried by the Roman infantry. The Spiteful Scutum shares visual resemblance to scuta used by ancient Romans. The name might also simply derive from “scūtum, scūtī,” a Latin word for “shield.”
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