A Hunter's Sword (Hunter Sword in the Japanese version) is a Light Blade-class weapon available in both Golden Sun and Golden Sun: The Lost Age. In the first game it is bought in the towns Bilibin, Imil, and Kolima, and in the second game it is bought in the towns Alhafra and Garoh. Being a Light Blade-class weapon, a Hunter's Sword can be equipped on Isaac, Garet, and Ivan in the first game, together with Felix, Jenna, and Piers in the second. It increases the wielder's base Attack rating by 28 points. Its buy value is 520 coins and its sell value is 390 coins.
In Golden Sun when it can be first bought in Bilibin, it is only slightly stronger than the Battle Axe which can be bought as early as in the earlier town of Vault, but it is practically twice as expensive, and yet it is also only half as expensive as the strongest weapon in the vendors at that point, Broad Swords. This severely limits its practical usability. Since Ivan's strongest weapon by the time he enters Bilibin can be the Magic Rod which still has a good deal less Attack than a Hunter's Sword, it might have worked out to buy one for him, but also available at Bilibin's Artifacts menu is the Witch's Wand, which is stronger and better for Ivan to wield than the Hunter's Sword because it has an Unleash effect that may inflict the Stun status effect.
In Golden Sun: The Lost Age, much of the game's focus is on completing puzzles in the dungeon-style locations that provide as rewards weapon artifacts far superior to commonly bought weapons and even weapon artifacts that can normally be bought in vendors, so you will most likely not want to buy and equip this weapon because you will have very easily found superior weapon artifacts such as Themis' Axe, Pirate's Sword, and Blow Mace before you even get to the towns that sell Hunter's Swords.
|Light Blades in Golden Sun|
|Machete • Short Sword • Hunter's Sword • Bandit's Sword • Elven Rapier • Battle Rapier • Mystery Blade • Master Rapier • Assassin Blade • Ninja Blade • Swift Sword • Kikuichimonji|
|Light Blades in Golden Sun: The Lost Age|
|Pirate's Sword • Hypnos' Sword • Corsair's Edge • Mist Sabre • Sylph Rapier • Pirate's Sabre • Phaeton's Blade • Burning Sword • Masamune • Tisiphone Edge|