Basic Description by Game Edit
Alastor's Hood increases the wearer's base Defense by 47 points. It can be used to emulate the Condemn Psynergy on a foe for a chance at an instant kill, contrary to the item's in-game description of being used to Haunt a foe. It is bought for 11800 coins while its resale value is 8850 coins. If sold while broken, the resale value drops to 5900 coins. When broken, it can be repaired by a Vendor for 2950 coins.
In The Lost Age, it is found in a treasure chest in Mars Lighthouse, in an outside area beyond the Dragon door. In Dark Dawn, it is found in a chest in Crossbone Isle. Alastor's Hood, as a Hat-class item, is wearable by all eight Adepts.
It is one of the best pieces of headgear in The Lost Age, outdone only by the Gloria Helm, Fear Helm, and Demon Circlet in terms of defense (of which the latter two are cursed). A lot of players, however, do not use it for its effect because Condemn rarely hits, and it only works on non-boss monsters, so it is in effect strictly worn for its defense, which means it can be considered inferior to other headwear, such as the Berserker Band or Mythril Helm, which have useful secondary effects.
In Dark Dawn, Alastor's Hood is only available after the main storyline has been completed. Thus, while its defensive ability is still extremely high, its practical usage drops so that other pieces of headgear are more useful in the long term.
Cultural references Edit
In Roman mythology, Alastor was a daemon associated with instilling hatred between families and inciting murder in general.
|Basic Headgear in Golden Sun|
|Leather Cap • Wooden Cap • Mail Cap • Ninja Hood • Lure Cap • Jeweled Crown • Prophet's Hat • Lucky Cap • Thunder Crown|
|Basic Headgear in Golden Sun: The Lost Age|
|Leather Cap • Wooden Cap • Nurse's Cap • Mail Cap • Thorn Crown • Otafuku Mask • Jeweled Crown • Prophet's Hat • Floating Hat • Hiotoko Mask • Crown of Glory • Alastor's Hood|
Basic Headgear in Golden Sun: Dark Dawn
|Leather Cap • Wooden Cap • Nurse's Cap • Mail Cap • Lure Cap • Jeweled Crown • Prophet's Hat • Lucky Cap • Umbra Cowl • Thunder Crown • Alastor's Hood|