Iron Rose is the Tier 3 Epic One Handed Stabbing weapon. It is preceded by the Tier 2 Epic, Piercing Blade.
Special Properties Edit
- 15.0% Dodge
- 15% Slower cooldown to all skills
- +25% Armor
- -25 HP every 3 turns
- Thorns (reflect melee damage)
Iron Rose is very much a defensive weapon, owing to its high Defense stat as well as increased Dodge and Armor, making it a much better version of Dark Defender. In return, its Attack and Damage stats are worse compared to Piercing Blade, and the 15% slower cooldowns aren't doing any favors. The weapon is best suited for a frontline Necromancer or Valkyrie when attacking Towers, as it deals massive Thorns damage to a Shaman with Wrath Of The Mountain or Kensai with Muramasa. A Swashbuckler could also benefit greatly due to the greater chance of performing a Riposte and the greater defense and Thorns damage when he doesn't dodge. Blackguard is better off with Piercing Blade, and Pirate is hardly worth mentioning.