A Mace (Middle Mace in the Japanese version) is the first Mace-class weapon available in both Golden Sun and Golden Sun: The Lost Age. In both games it is bought in the earliest towns the player's newly formed party can enter and explore; namely, the towns Vale and Vault in Golden Sun and the towns Daila and Madra in The Lost Age. Being a Mace-class weapon, an individual Mace can be equipped on Isaac, Garet, and Mia in the first game, together with Felix, Sheba, and Piers in the second. It increases the wielder's base Attack rating by 6 points. Its buy value is 80 coins and its sell value is 60 coins.
In Golden Sun after the prologue sequences, the player begins in present-day Vale with a level-1 party of Isaac and Garet each holding a Short Sword and Jenna as a guest character holding a Wooden Stick, and 310 coins in your inventory. However, the Mace is not at all a helpful thing to invest in at the town's vendor because it does actually less damage than the two Short Swords Isaac and Garet start out with, and Jenna is unable to equip a mace (and neither is Ivan, and Mia joins the party later in the game with a far stronger weapon in her inventory). It would actually be a waste of limited money to buy a normal mace in the first game any way you look at it.
In Golden Sun: The Lost Age, though, there might be a vague hint of merit in buying a mace in that game's first town of Daila because Sheba, who starts out with an even weaker Wooden Stick, is able to equip it (she can also be equipped with the Shaman's Rod that Felix's inventory starts out with, though, but that weapon might be better off equipped on Jenna at the game's start anyway). Stronger weapons for the party would be found pretty quickly over the course of the game's first legs, so pretty much every player would neglect to give the mace any consideration in either game.
|Maces in Golden Sun|
|Mace • Heavy Mace • Battle Mace • War Mace • Grievous Mace • Righteous Mace • Wicked Mace • Blessed Mace|
|Maces in Golden Sun: The Lost Age|
|Blow Mace • Comet Mace • Hagbone Mace • Demon Mace • Thanatos Mace • Rising Mace • Tungsten Mace|
|Maces featured in Golden Sun: Dark Dawn|
|Mace • Heavy Mace • Battle Mace • Blow Mace • War Mace • Grievous Mace • Hagbone Mace • Thanatos Mace • Vajra Mace|