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Bandit's Sword

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Bandits Sword.gif Bandit's Sword
UnleashBanditsSword.png
Visual effect of Rapid Smash
Trade Info
Weapon class Light Blade
Buy value 700
Sell value 525
Artifact? Yes
Statistic Boosts
Attack Boost 12
Unleash effect
Effect name Rapid Smash
Extra damage Star jupiter.gif 0
Side effect Does either 90% or 180% of the normal damage.

The Bandit's Sword (バンディットソード, Banditto sōdo?) is a Light Blade-class Artifact weapon found in Golden Sun.

Basic Description[edit]

The Bandit's Sword increases the wielder's attack by 12 points. it can be sold for 525 coins, and re-bought for 700 coins.

The Bandit's Sword is automatically received after defeating the thieves in Vault. As a Light Blade, it can be equipped by Isaac, Garet, and Ivan. If transferred into Golden Sun: The Lost Age, Felix, Jenna, and Piers can also equip the Sword.

Its Unleash effect, Rapid Smash (スピードスマッシュ, Supīdo sumasshu?, lit. Speed smash), deals a Jupiter-aligned attack equal to the user's normal physical attack rating but, noticeably, all resultant damage is multiplied by 0.9, thus decreasing it. This is offset by Rapid Smash's occasional tendency to do double that amount. Visually, Rapid Smash resembles a normal strike with a blue shockwave released on impact. Two shockwaves are released if it does double damage.

Analysis[edit]

The Bandit's Sword is the second artifact that can be found in Golden Sun, appearing shortly after the Magic Rod. At first glance, the Magic Rod would appear to be the stronger of the two. However, due to the potential power of Rapid Smash, it can easily be argued that the Bandit's Sword is not only stronger, but also the strongest weapon to be found for quite some time. However, this power relies a lot on luck: first, Rapid Smash has to be unleashed, which only happens about 35% of the time. Even then, it can only outshine later weapons if the player is lucky enough for Rapid Smash to do double damage. Weapons found shortly afterwards can be considered more reliable as they are guaranteed to do more damage than the Bandit's Sword (Elven Rapier in particular), although perhaps not as much damage as a double-strike Rapid Smash. In the end, how long the Bandit's Sword remains in use is largely a matter of preference.

Light Blades
Light Blades featured in Golden Sun
MacheteShort SwordHunter's SwordBandit's SwordElven RapierBattle RapierMystery BladeMaster RapierAssassin BladeNinja BladeSwift SwordKikuichimonji
Light Blades featured in Golden Sun: The Lost Age
Short SwordHunter's SwordPirate's SwordBattle RapierHypnos' SwordCorsair's EdgeMaster RapierMist SabreNinja BladeSwift SwordSylph RapierPirate's SabrePhaeton's BladeBurning SwordMasamuneTisiphone Edge
Light Blades featured in Golden Sun: Dark Dawn
Short SwordHunter's SwordElven RapierBattle RapierMystery BladeMaster RapierAssassin BladeNinja BladeSwift SwordSylph RapierKikuichimonjiPhaeton's BladeMasamuneVerdant SwordTisiphone Edge
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