A Wooden Shield is the first Shield-class arm equipment available in both Golden Sun and Golden Sun: The Lost Age. It is sold in armor vendors at Vale and Vault in Golden Sun and at Daila, Madra, and Alhafra in The Lost Age. This shield can be equipped on all warrior-style Adepts in both games, namely Isaac and Garet in the first game together with Felix and Piers in the second. It increases the equipped Adept's base Defense rating by 6 points. Its buy value is 40 coins and its sell value is 30 coins.
In Golden Sun after the prologue sequences, the player begins in present-day Vale with a level-1 party of Isaac, Garet, and Jenna each equipped with Padded Gloves, and Padded Gloves are the weakest hand armor in the game (and indeed the weakest defensive equipment in the series). It would be very sound to use the 300+ coins you start out with on the better defensive equipment available at Vale's shop, including Wooden Shields for Isaac and Garet, which makes the upcoming dungeon in Sol Sanctum all the easier. Wooden Shields will last until you arrive and shop at Bilibin.
In Golden Sun: The Lost Age, the Wooden Shield effectively plays the same role as a good thing to buy and replace Felix's Padded Gloves with, and it will last you until you start exploring Osenia, but that's about it for the Wooden Shield's involvement in your game.
|Shields in Golden Sun|
|Wooden Shield • Bronze Shield • Iron Shield • Dragon Shield • Knight's Shield • Earth Shield • Mirrored Shield|
|Shields in Golden Sun: The Lost Age|
|Fujin Shield • Luna Shield • Aegis Shield • Dragon Shield • Flame Shield • Terra Shield • Cosmos Shield|