A Steel Armor is an Armor-class bodywear available in both Golden Sun and Golden Sun: The Lost Age. It is sold in armor vendors at Lalivero in Golden Sun and at Contigo in The Lost Age. Being an Armor-class piece of body protection, a Steel Armor can be equipped on warrior-style Adepts, namely Isaac and Garet in the first game, along with Felix and Piers in the second. It increases the equipped Adept's base Defense rating by 36 points. Its buy value is 4900 coins and its sell value is 3675 coins.
In Golden Sun when Steel Armors can first be bought in Lalivero, players who have freely won Spirit Armors at Tolbi with their Lucky Medals would find Steel Armors to be hardly worth buying because while they have somewhat more defense ratings, Spirit Armors have reliable resistance boosts, so the armors are about equal in damage-lowering quality. Since this is close to the game's final stages, you can find some of the game's strongest bodywear later on, including the Asura's Armor in Tunnel Ruins and the Dragon Scales in Venus Lighthouse, and also found elsewhere in the optional dungeon Crossbone Isle is the Storm Gear, all of which outperform Steel and Spirit Armor alike.
In Golden Sun: The Lost Age, the Steel Armor's usefulness is practically nullified because it is sold so late in the game in Contigo, long after Felix's party has amassed much stronger equipment such as Erebus Armor and Wild Coats from the Lucky Medal minigame in Lemuria. However, if this game is being played without any data transfer or with a Password that's either Bronze or Silver-level, when Isaac's party joins Felix Isaac and Garet will both be equipped with Steel Armor, which are of course far inferior to the equipment Felix's party will surely have amassed by that point, so their Steel Armor should be replaced as soon as possible.
|Body Armor in Golden Sun|
|Leather Armor • Psynergy Armor • Chain Mail • Armored Shell • Spirit Armor • Plate Mail • Steel Armor • Spiked Armor • Asura's Armor • Dragon Scales • Demon Mail|
|Body Armor in Golden Sun: The Lost Age|
|Ixion Mail • Planet Armor • Phantasmal Mail • Erebus Armor • Dragon Mail • Chronos Mail • Stealth Armor • Xylion Armor • Valkyrie Mail|