A Circlet is the first Circlet-class headwear available in both Golden Sun and Golden Sun: The Lost Age. It is sold in armor vendors at Vault, Bilibin, and Imil in Golden Sun and at Madra, Alhafra, and Garoh in The Lost Age. This individual Circlet can be equipped on all mage-style Adepts in both games, namely Ivan and Mia in the first game, together with Jenna and Sheba in the second, and is in fact initial equipment for Ivan in the first game and Sheba in the second. It increases the equipped Adept's base Defense rating by 6 points. Its buy value is 120 coins and its sell value is 90 coins.
In Golden Sun, you would never buy a Circlet because of the fact the only Adept in your party who can equip it at that point, Ivan, comes already equipped with it. It is usefully defensive for him to wear and is the best headwear he can possibly equip at that early point in the game. Shortly afterwards he can upgrade his headwear to Wooden Cap which has a few more defense points, but because you're playing with low amounts of funds in the game's early portions and the Wooden Cap costs 400 coins, you probably wouldn't want to invest in it. Whether Ivan is equipped with a Circlet or a Wooden Cap, he will stay equipped with that for a long time to come; perhaps a little unbelievably, the next piece of headwear that can be bought and equipped on Ivan to increase his defense beyond Wooden Cap level is the Silver Circlet, sold in the town of Xian much later in the game.
In The Lost Age, Sheba starts out with a circlet equipped while Felix and Jenna start out with no headwear equipped at all. This is most of the reason why Sheba initially has a higher defense rating than the other two Adepts. It would be both easy and prudent to buy Leather Caps in the first town of Daila. When you reach the next town of Madra where circlets are buyable, it would increase the defense of Jenna by a few points over the Leather Cap she most likely would be wearing, but it should not be bought because in an elevated treasure chest a short ways up and left from the armor vendor is the Nurse's Cap, which is much stronger than a circlet and would be free of price, and can only be equipped on female Adepts. Whether you want to equip it on Jenna or equip it on Sheba and give her older Circlet to Jenna as a hand-me-down is up to you, though it should probably be Jenna because later on in Air's Rock you can find the Circlet artifact Clarity Circlet in a chest, which is a perfect fit for Sheba because of its defense and boost to Jupiter elemental power.
|Circlets in Golden Sun|
|Circlet • Silver Circlet • Guardian Circlet • Glittering Tiara • Platinum Circlet • Mythril Circlet|
|Circlets in Golden Sun: The Lost Age|
|Clarity Circlet • Pure Circlet • Astral Circlet • Brilliant Circlet • Psychic Circlet • Berserker Band • Demon Circlet|