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Trade Info
Item class Shield
Buy value 6700
Sell value 5025
Artifact? Yes
Equip/Use Effect
Defense Boost 41
Special Equip Effect Unleash rate +10%

An Aegis Shield (イージスのたて, Ījisu no tate?, lit. Aegis Shield) is a Shield class Artifact introduced in Golden Sun: The Lost Age.

Basic Description[edit]

An Aegis Shield increases the wearer's Defense by 41 and increases the wearer's Critical Hit and Unleash rate by 10%. It can be sold for 5025 coins and subsequently rebought for 6700 coins.

In The Lost Age, it is one of the prizes that can be won in the Lucky Medal Fountain in Lemuria. Being a Shield, it can be equipped by Isaac, Felix, Garet, and Piers. In Dark Dawn there is only one Aegis Shield, found in a chest at Warrior's Hill, and it can be equipped by Matthew, Tyrell, and Eoleo.

Analysis[edit]

In The Lost Age, an Aegis Shield is the strongest Shield in the game that can be obtained without the aid of Sunshine. Thus the Aegis Shield will prove to be a useful piece of equipment for a large portion of the game, since the materials for these stronger shields do not appear until later on in the game. Later on, the player can acquire a pair of Gloves, the Riot Gloves, which are essentially stronger versions of the Aegis Shield that have a wider range of potential wielders.

In Dark Dawn, only one Aegis Shield is available to the player. Since the Riot Gloves are not in the game, this makes the Aegis Shield the only hand armor available to warrior-style Adepts can raise the Critical Hit Ratio. It is recommended that the player equip the Aegis Shield to Matthew because of this. The Aegis Shield, combined with other Critical Hit-raising equipment such as the Warrior's Helm, Valkyrie Mail, Ninja Sandals, and Lord Sun's Ring, can grant Matthew a nearly 100% chance of triggering an Unleash. This is especially useful when Matthew has acquired the Sol Blade.

Etymology[edit]

Aegis is the shield used by Zeus in Greek mythology.

Lucky Medal Fountain prizes
Tolbi (Golden Sun) Lemuria (The Lost Age)
Weapons Assassin BladeBurning AxeGrievous Mace Fireman's PoleHestia BladeMighty Axe
Body Armor Cocktail DressKimonoSpirit Armor Erebus ArmorFloral DressWild Coat
Hand Armor Battle GlovesEarth ShieldGuardian Armlet Aegis ShieldCrafted GlovesLeda's Bracelet
Head Armor Adept's HelmGlittering TiaraNinja Hood Brilliant CircletCrown of GloryMinerva Helm
Consumable Items PotionPsy CrystalWater of Life PotionPsy CrystalWater of Life
Miscellaneous N/A Eclipse (summon)
See also Lucky MedalsCoins
Shields
Shields featured in Golden Sun
Wooden ShieldBronze ShieldIron ShieldDragon ShieldKnight's ShieldEarth ShieldMirrored Shield
Shields featured in Golden Sun: The Lost Age
Wooden ShieldBronze ShieldIron ShieldFujin ShieldKnight's ShieldLuna ShieldMirrored ShieldAegis ShieldDragon ShieldFlame ShieldTerra ShieldCosmos Shield
Shields featured in Golden Sun: Dark Dawn
Wooden ShieldBronze ShieldIron ShieldDragon ShieldKnight's ShieldMirrored ShieldAegis ShieldTerra ShieldCosmos Shield
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