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A Lachesis' Rule is a Staff found in Golden Sun: The Lost Age and Golden Sun: Dark Dawn. It is dropped by Mad Demons in Anemos Sanctum in The Lost Age, and by Red Wyverns in Crossbone Isle Dark Dawn, although the odds of receiving it are very slim. Being a Staff, it can be equipped by Jenna, Ivan, Sheba, and Mia.

Basic DescriptionEdit

The Lost AgeEdit

It can be bought for 21700 coins and sold for 16275 coins. It increases the wielder’s attack by 177, making it the strongest Staff in the game in terms of attack power.

Lachesis' Rule's Unleash effect is Apocalypse, which activates at a rate of 40% (notable, since most Unleashes activate at a rate of 35%). It converts all damage to Jupiter damage and attacks with an additional 125 attack points, which is higher than any other Unleash in the game (though it still pales in comparison to the damage multipliers of some of the game’s strongest weapons, like the Sol Blade and Excalibur). In addition, it sometimes curses the target, automatically killing them after approximately 7 turns.

RNG MethodEdit

Attack Order : Felix, Jenna, Sheba, Ivan

Enter the Anemos Sactum (requires all 72 Djinn). Save game. Hard Reset. Run around until you encounter your first enemy. Your first enemy MUST be Mad Demon and other enemy. If not, then hard reset until you encounter Mad Demon and Other Enemy.

1st Round (big arrow on Mad Demon):

Felix casts Mother Gaia

Jenna casts Aura

Sheba casts Tempest

Ivan casts Tempest

2nd Round:

Felix attacks other monster

Jenna attacks other monster

Sheba unleashes Whorl (Mad Demon)

Ivan casts Plasma (Big Arrow in Mad Demon)

You got the Lachesis' Rule

AnalysisEdit

The Lost AgeEdit

Although powerful, Lachesis' Rule is acquired so late into the game. Anemos Sanctum can only be entered once the player has collected all 72 Djinn, making it the final (although optional) dungeon in the game. This makes the already risky Curse inflicted by Apocalypse rather trivial: by this point the party should be strong enough to defeat most enemies before the Curse could complete its work. Also, although unlikely, Jenna may have already acquired the stronger Tisiphone Edge, or is using the less powerful, Mars-aligned Atropos' Rod. Ivan can also equip the Tisiphone Edge, but it would be more effective in certain classes that are Venus-aligned. If this happens, the only Adepts who would need this weapon are Sheba and Mia. Despite there being potentially stronger options for characters, it is an upgrade for Sheba from the Meditation Rod, since Sheba cannot wield many weapons.

Atropos' Rod vs. Lachesis' RuleEdit

At first glance, it seems that Lachesis' Rule is the game's most powerful Staff, with Atropos' Rod coming in at a close second. However, upon closer inspection, it's possible to say that Atropos' Rod is the stronger of
Apocalypse

Apocalypse as it appears in Dark Dawn.

the two. The most obvious reason for this reversal of power is in their Unleashes: Atropos' Rod's Unleash, Life Shear, has a small chance of instantly killing the target, which is a huge advantage over the time-consuming Curse caused by Lachesis' Rule's Unleash, Apocalypse.

Also to be taken into consideration is when these two items can be obtained. Lachesis' Rule can only be found in Anemos Sanctum, which can't be entered without all 72 Djinn. This requires the player to collect all 28 Djinn in Golden Sun, transfer their data to Golden Sun: The Lost Age, and then locate the remaining 44 Djinn. Because of this, some players may not even reach Anemos Sanctum, let alone get a Lachesis' Rule. In comparison, Atropos' Rod is fairly easy to obtain, requiring little more than access to the interior of the Yampi Desert Cave.

This is not to say that Lachesis' Rule does not have its advantages over Atropos' Rod. The most notable advantage is that Lachesis' Rule has a higher attack rating, which can make a huge difference since the characters that can equip these weapons usually have low attack ratings. Also to be taken into consideration is the elements of their Unleashes. Life Shear is of the Mars element, while Apocalypse does Jupiter damage. This makes Atropos' Rod an excellent choice for Jenna, whose high Mars power would make Life Shear even stronger, while the same idea makes Lachesis' Rule ideal for Ivan and Sheba. However, Jenna and Ivan may find the attack multiplier of the Tisiphone Edge to be stronger than either of the Staffs (although it is worth mentioning that their Venus power does have an impact on the damage dealt), leaving only Sheba to take full advantage of the Unleashes.

In the end, which Staff is stronger is largely a matter of personal preference.

EtymologyEdit

In Greek mythology, Lachesis is one of The three Fates. Lachesis was the weaver; she and her sisters appear within three days of a baby's birth to decide their fate. Lachesis measures the thread that is woven by Clotho, and decides the destiny of the being.

Each of the Fates has a weapon named after it in The Lost Age: Clotho's Distaff, Lachesis' Rule, and Atropos' Rod.


External linksEdit

Staffs in Golden Sun
Shaman's RodWooden StickMagic RodWitch's WandBlessed AnkhPsynergy RodFrost WandAngelic AnkhDemonic StaffZodiac WandCrystal Rod
Staves in Golden Sun: The Lost Age
Shaman's RodWooden StickMagic RodWitch's WandBlessed AnkhPsynergy RodFrost WandStaff of AnubisCloud WandFireman's PoleGoblin's RodGlower StaffDracomaceMeditation RodSalamander RodNebula WandClotho's DistaffAtropos' RodLachesis' Rule
Staves in Golden Sun: Dark Dawn
Wooden StickMagic RodWitch's WandBlessed AnkhPsynergy RodFrost WandAngelic AnkhDemonic StaffZodiac WandCrystal RodClotho's DistaffAtropos' RodLachesis' Rule

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