If there's one thing I learned during Mafia Wars 2x Fight Loot Weekend, it's that the best job Loot from Las Vegas and Italy (to date) is NOT the best collectible Loot in Mafia Wars.
Now, there's Fight Club Loot and Loyalty Program Loot, plus some impressive Italy Village Port Loot to discuss in an upcoming post this week. And there's always some "limited-edition" high-stat items you can buy in the Marketplace or obtain through a game card.
But for *one* Stamina point - the cost of one fight - you might get your hands on some of the Fight Loot shown below, and boost your stats in a hurry. At this time, the Fight Loot below cannot be traded, gifted, or added to your Wish List.
(I also saw every high-end piece of Italy and Las Vegas job Loot drop in fights this weekend, with one exception: the Ballista Missile Launcher. But it was a pleasure to stock up on Meadow Vipers, Corpo Armatura, Foo Fighters, and Bighorns... two at a time.)
The four standout Fight Loot pieces - one in each Loot category - are presented in order of total points, a useful metric in Las Vegas Tournament fighting. These four pieces also have higher Attack or Defense stats than any Mafia Wars repeat-collectible item that you don't "purchase."
The Phantasm dethrones the difficult Las Vegas/Hoover Dam Ballista Missile Launcher (62 Attack) as the best collectible Attack-stats Vehicle. I found 22 of them this weekend.
*M45 Overcast* (Weapon)
Goodbye, Arcturian Assault Rifle (59 Attack, from Hoover Dam). Goodbye, Un Tuono (60 Attack, from Italy Port). However, of the top four items, the M45 was the hardest Fight Loot to find this weekend for me - I found 4 of them... meaning it dropped in TWO fights out of probably a couple thousand fights.
*Ottoman Krug* (Armor)
No need to spend thousands of Energy points in Hoover Dam looking for the Cooling Vest (61 Defense). The Ottoman Krug was a fairly frequent drop among the top 4 Fight Loot for me, as I collected 15 of them - one from a Las Vegas Fight Tournament.
The Nyala beats out the Bighorn (64 Defense, Las Vegas/Hoover Dam) by one point in Defense stats, and edges out the Diamondback (Las Vegas Districts 6 & 7) by one point as well, in total stat points. Got 10 of them this weekend.
FYI - a nyala is Southern African antelope. As the female species lacks horns, the Fight Loot is a male nyala. So much for Title VII in Mafia Wars...
The top 4 pieces of Fight Loot were complemented by at least 10 other notable Fight Loot items this weekend, some of which have been around for awhile:
Honorable Mention Fight Loot
(81 - 91 points)
The Tasmanian Devil is exceedingly rare - I only got them in ONE fight all weekend - but an impressive addition to a top-501 collection of Animals with 53 Attack.
The Cougar and Condor have been around, but they dropped frequently this weekend and build up your Animal stats nicely on each side of the coin.
Also seen this weekend as Fight Loot:
---Segmented Body Plates (Armor) - 50/31
---Skull Caps (Armor) - 28/51
These three items may round out your top-501 in their respective categories.
Notably MISSING as Fight Loot this weekend was a favorite Animal of mine: the Rhinoceres - maybe I didn't fight in Bangkok enough.
While Fight Loot drops on maybe 15% of fights, and can drop Loot from Bangkok, Las Vegas, and Italy as well (some of which might not help your stats anymore), you CAN often do 5 fights at once... and a fight only costs you 1 Stamina point.
Compare that to the low drop rate of items in Napoli, Hoover Dam, Area 51, and The Upper Strip - the four Regions/Districts where the best job Loot is - with jobs that cost up to 160 Energy per click.
Fighting will get you not only the attractive Fight Loot above, but also more Italy and Las Vegas Loot... plus higher Fight Club levels (also giving you access to better Loot). Once you are done Ruby Mastery in Italy, this seems like the way to go while we await Italy Regions 6, 7, and 8.