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The Elven Shirt increases base Defense by 22 and multiplies the Adept's current total Agility rating by 1.5. It can be sold for 1250 coins and subsequently rebought for 1700 coins.
In Golden Sun, it is found in Mogall Forest. In order to find it you must explore a bit by checking every stump in each screen, as some screens have two apes that reveal paths, one of which usually leads to an item. In Dark Dawn, it is found in a treasure chest in the Konpa Ruins. As clothing-class armor, the Elven Shirt can be equipped by all playable Adepts, regardless of the game.
The Elven Shirt is unique because it is one of three artifacts that multiply the Adept's speed; however, unlike the Turtle Boots and the Safety Boots, the Elven Shirt increases the Adept's agility. Because of this, the artifact has the potential to have the highest increase of agility out of any artifact. In fact, since it multiplies agility, the item effectively increases in value as the game progresses. Getting more defense from newer items, such as those available in Kalay, or keeping more Agility at the cost of defense is just a matter of personal preference.
In Dark Dawn, the Elven Shirt gives the strongest Defense boost of any body-armor available at the time. Its high defense bonus ensures that it will remain in the party for a long time, and as a clothing-class item, it can be easily passed on the every member of the party. Karis will benefit from the Defensive boost due to her naturally lower Defense. On the other hand, the Elven Shirt's ability to increase Agility makes it a useful piece of equipment for Rief and Tyrell, whom both possess naturally lower agility.
It is worth noting that in Dark Dawn, the Elven Shirt's multiplicative factor is no longer unique. Two pieces of equipment, the Zol Ring and the Hover Greave, multiply agility by 1.8 and 1.5 respectively. Both pieces of equipment are available to be forged from Quality Zol; the player can also acquire a free Zol Ring in Passaj once the vendor shops open. Thus, the player can more easily replace the Elven Shirt for more defensive gear as the Shirt becomes outclassed.
- Aside from this shirt and the Elven Rapier, Elves do not appear in the Golden Sun series in any way.
|Clothing in Golden Sun|
|Cotton Shirt • Travel Vest • Fur Coat • Adept's Clothes • Elven Shirt • Kimono • Water Jacket • Silver Vest • Ninja Garb • Storm Gear|
|Clothing in Golden Sun: The Lost Age|
|Cotton Shirt • Travel Vest • Adept's Clothes • Full Metal Vest • Festival Coat • Wild Coat • Floral Dress • Faery Vest • Erinyes Tunic • Mythril Clothes • Triton's Ward|
|Clothing in Golden Sun: Dark Dawn|
|Cotton Shirt • Travel Vest • Adept's Clothes • Elven Shirt • Kimono • Silver Vest • Ninja Garb • Faery Vest • Storm Gear • Umbra Cloak • Mythril Clothes • Triton's Ward|