The Virtuous Armlet is a Bracelet found in Golden Sun and Golden Sun: Dark Dawn.

Basic Description by Game Edit

The Virtuous Armlet increases the wearer's defense by 35 and his/her Mars and Jupiter power by 10. Also, it can be Used in battle to emulate the Ply Psynergy to restore approximately 100 HP to one Adept. It can be bought for 7000 coins and sold for 5250 coins. If sold while broken, the resale value drops to 3500 coins. However, the Virtuous Armlet can be repaired for 1750 coins.

In Golden Sun, it can be found in a chest guarded by a Tornado Lizard to the right of the entrance to the Suhalla Desert. Being a Bracelet, it can be equipped to Ivan and Mia. If the Virtuous Armlet is transferred to Golden Sun: The Lost AgeJenna and Sheba can also equip it. In Dark Dawn, the Virtuous Armlet is found in a chest in Kolima Village's treetop maze. It can be equipped by KarisRiefHimi, and Amiti.

Analysis Edit

The Virtuous Armlet is best given to Ivan to boost his Wind power, and is essentially the ideal hand-armor Ivan can wear in Golden Sun. Also, Ivan doesn't learn any healing Psynergy in his default class series, so the Armlet's recovery effect can come in handy should Ivan run out of healing items. If he joins the party of Golden Sun: The Lost Age equipped with it due to data transfer, though, it can very quickly be replaced by the likes of Leda's Bracelet and Aerial Gloves from before, not to mention later gloves and bracelets like the Big Bang Gloves.

In Dark Dawn, the Virtuous Armlet is useful when it is found, due to its Elemental Power increases. Karis, in particular, will benefit as it will increase the power of her healing Psynergy, the Fresh Breeze Psynergy series. However, once the player gains the ship, the Virtuous Armlet becomes outclassed by the Air Bangle and the Big Bang Gloves, which are stronger defensively, and give higher bonuses to Jupiter and Mars Power respectively.

Bracelets in Golden Sun
Leather ArmletArmletHeavy ArmletGuardian ArmletSilver ArmletVirtuous ArmletSpirit Armlet
Bracelets in Golden Sun: The Lost Age
Leather ArmletArmletHeavy ArmletBone ArmletClear BraceletSilver ArmletJester's ArmletLeda's BraceletSpirit ArmletMythril Armlet
Bracelets in Golden Sun: Dark Dawn
Leather ArmletLeda's BraceletHeavy ArmletBone ArmletSilver ArmletJester's ArmletAir BangleVirtuous ArmletSpirit ArmletMythril Armlet