The Thanatos Mace is a Mace-class weapon found in Golden Sun: The Lost Age and Golden Sun: Dark Dawn. The Lost Age, it's in a treasure chest in Ankohl Ruins, in a small sector of a room that can only be reached by using the Sand Psynergy. Being a Mace, it can be equipped by Piers, Mia, Isaac, Felix, Garet, and Sheba in The Lost Age, and Matthew, Tyrell, Eoleo, and Rief in Dark Dawn. Its buy value is 10400 coins and its sell value is 7800.
The Thanatos Mace increases the wielder's attack by 125. Its Unleash effect is Heartbreak, which is effectively a standard physical attack that adds 42 damage points and modifies the resulting damage based on the user's Venus power and the target's Venus resistance. The attack may also instead instantly fell the target. Heartbreak visually resembles a ghostly demon with a head resembling a horned animal's skull, touching the target, retracting its hand which is now glowing with a green fire, and disappearing off the top of the screen.
The Thanatos Mace has an attack rating suitable for the later portion of the exploration of the Great Eastern Sea, and has an Unleash effect that might instantly kill a target, so it is valuable and may be worth giving to Felix. That it can be equipped by Piers or Sheba as a hand-me-down once Felix finds a better weapon (though the Cloud Brand found earlier probably outclasses it) means that the Thanatos Mace is likely to stay with the party for a while.It receives a large upgrade in Dark Dawn, but it is still outdone by the Vajrin Mace, the strongest mace in the game. It is found as an Old Mace in the eclipsed world, south west of Harun Village. It is at a shallow area of sea and sand near blocks of ice. To turn it into a Thanatos Mace, have it forged at Champa. However, putting aside the difficult-to-obtain Atropos' Rod, it is the strongest weapon Rief can equip before beating the game.
Thanatos was the personification of death in Greek Mythology. Though he rarely appeared in person, he was often referred to in the texts. He was the twin brother of Hypnos and the son of Nyx, the goddess of night.
Given the origin of the Thanatos Mace's name, it is very likely that the weapon's attack animation is meant to depict Thanatos tearing the enemy's soul from their body (or their heart, considering the attack's name is 'Heartbreak').
|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|