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Minerva Helm is a Helm found in Golden Sun: The Lost Age and Golden Sun: Dark Dawn.

Basic Description by Game Edit

A Minerva Helm increases the wearer's defense by 43 and maximum PP by 20. It can be bought for 8700 coins and sold for 6525 coins.

In The Lost Age, it is one of the prizes that can be won in the Lucky Medal Fountain in Lemuria, and can be equipped by IsaacFelixGaret, and Piers. In Dark Dawn, it is found in a treasure chest in a house at Iceberg Outpost, and can be equipped by MatthewTyrell, and Eoleo.

Analysis Edit

At first glance, the Minerva Helm is a valuable piece of equipment, since the Adepts that can use it have low PP ratings in their default classes. However, increasing maximum PP by 20 points pales in comparison to the PP multipliers of equipment like the Adept's Helm. Even more valuable is the PP recovery of the Crown of Glory, another prize from the Lemurian Spring, which essentially gives the wearer limitless PP. Still, these pieces of equipment offer less base defense than the Minerva Helm (especially in the case of the Adept's Helm).

The Minerva Helm is slightly more useful in Dark Dawn, where it is the only headgear available to Matthew, Tyrell, and Eoleo that outright increases their PP. However, the Lucky Cap, while weaker, restores 2 PP a turn. The cursed Thunder Crown also regenerates PP, at the rate of 4PP a turn, and is only slightly weaker than the Minerva Helm. Depending on the playstyle of the player, they may prefer to equip the Gloria Helm, which regenerates 10 HP a turn, or make use of the Warrior's Helm, which increases Earth Power and the chances of a Critical hit while possessing a weaker Defensive rating.

Origins Edit

In the Roman Pantheon, Minerva was the equivalent of the Greek Athena, being the goddess of Warriors, Wisdom, and Medicine, as well as other assorted things.

Helms in Golden Sun
Open HelmBronze HelmIron HelmSteel HelmAdept's HelmSilver HelmKnight's HelmWarrior's Helm
Helms in Golden Sun: The Lost Age
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Helms in Golden Sun: Dark Dawn
Open HelmBronze HelmIron HelmSteel HelmSilver HelmViking HelmKnight's HelmMinerva HelmWarrior's HelmGloria Helm