War Mace (Star Mace in the Japanese version) is a common Mace-class weapon available in the Golden Sun series.

Basic Description by Game Edit

In all its appearances, the War Mace increases the wielder's base Attack rating by 84 points. It can be bought repeatedly for 6200 coins each and sold for 4650 coins each.

In Golden Sun, it is sold by weapon vendors in TolbiLunpa, and Lalivero, and can be equipped by IsaacGaret, and Mia. In The Lost Age, War Maces are sold in the towns of Izumo and Contigo, and can be equipped by FelixSheba, and Piers.

In Dark Dawn, the War Mace is sold in BelinskPort RagoHarun VillageYamata City, and Tonfon, and can be equipped by MatthewTyrellEoleo, and Rief. It gains three Unleashes: Critical StrikeRolling Attack, and Berserk Rush. Critical Strike and Berserk Rush are non-elemental physical attacks that do 1.5 and 1.6 times more damage, respectively, than a standard attack. Rolling Attack is a Jupiter-based Attack that does 10% more damage than a standard attack and may hit up to three adjacent targets.

Analysis Edit

In Golden Sun when it can be first bought in Tolbi, it should not be bought because a superior Mace artifact, a Grievous Mace, can be won freely as a prize in the nearby Tolbi Spring, as well as other strong weapon artifacts such as the Assassin Blade, a Light Blade artifact with higher base Attack power and an Unleash effect that may instantly kill an enemy.

In Golden Sun: The Lost Age, it should not be bought when it can first be bought at Izumo either because of the frequency that the traveling party finds newer and stronger weapons throughout the game. As an example, at Izumo's vendor, where the War Mace can be bought commonly, are several weapon artifacts that are noticeably stronger than a typical War Mace, such as a Shamshir and Ninja Blade.

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, Mia will be equipped with a War Mace, which is of course far inferior to the equipment Felix's party will surely have amassed by that point.

In Dark Dawn, the War Mace is outclassed by the Grievous Mace that can be found earlier, as well as other weapons later found throughout Morgal.

Maces in Golden Sun
MaceHeavy MaceBattle MaceWar MaceGrievous MaceRighteous MaceWicked MaceBlessed Mace
Maces in Golden Sun: The Lost Age
Blow MaceComet MaceHagbone MaceDemon MaceThanatos MaceRising MaceTungsten Mace
Maces featured in Golden Sun: Dark Dawn
MaceHeavy MaceBattle MaceBlow MaceWar MaceGrievous MaceHagbone MaceThanatos MaceVajra Mace