|Battle Mace (GBA)|
Basic Description by Game
In Golden Sun, it is sold in Xian, Altin, and Kalay, and can be equipped by Isaac, Garet, and Mia. In Golden Sun: The Lost Age, it is sold in Naribwe, Kibombo, and Yallam, and can be equipped by Felix, Sheba, and Piers.
In Golden Sun: Dark Dawn, the Battle Mace is sold in Ayuthay, Passaj, and Border Town, and can be equipped by Matthew, Tyrell, Eoleo, and Rief. It gains two Unleashes: Power Charge and Critical Strike. Power Charge is a Mars-based physical attack that does 40% more damage than a normal attack and has a chance to decrease the target's defense by 25%. Critical Strike is a non-elemental physical attack that does 60% more damage than a normal attack.
|Battle Mace (DD)|
The DS model of the Battle Mace
|First Unleash effect|
|Effect name||Power Charge|
|Side effect||May drop target's defense by 25%|
|Second Unleash effect|
|Effect name||Critical Strike|
In Golden Sun when it can be first bought in Xian, it might be a worthy replacement weapon for Mia, but it most likely wouldn't last long on her, because upcoming towns such as Altin and Kalay sell stronger Staff artifacts like the Psynergy Rod and the Frost Wand.
In The Lost Age, by the time it can be first bought in Naribwe, it is not a weapon one would buy eagerly, because Felix would most likely be holding the stronger Storm Brand and Sheba would likely be holding the Mace artifact Blow Mace, which has a slightly smaller attack rating than a typical Battle Mace but would end up doing more damage on average because of its Unleash effect. You are better off keeping the Blow Mace on Sheba in that scenario. A little later on in Kibombo when Felix's party joins up with Piers, Pier's initial weapon is a Battle Mace. If Felix found the Disk Axe earlier in Kibombo Mountains and equipped himself with it, the Storm Brand would be an excellent hand-me-down weapon for Piers to equip right away, for it has both higher attack than his Battle Mace and a Mercury-based Unleash effect.
In Dark Dawn, the Battle Mace could be given to Rief when it is first available, as it will be stronger than the Blessed Ankh he is holding. It is given an improvement in the form of two Unleashes with Damage multipliers that ensure fairly consistent damage. However, it is simply a short-term placeholder. Once Passaj's shops open, the Battle Mace can easily be replaced with the Psynergy Rod.
|Maces featured in Golden Sun|
|Mace • Heavy Mace • Battle Mace • War Mace • Grievous Mace • Righteous Mace • Wicked Mace • Blessed Mace|
|Maces featured in Golden Sun: The Lost Age|
|Mace • Heavy Mace • Battle Mace • Blow Mace • War Mace • Comet Mace • Righteous Mace • Hagbone Mace • Demon Mace • Thanatos Mace • Rising Mace • Blessed Mace • Tungsten Mace|
|Maces featured in Golden Sun: Dark Dawn|
|Mace • Heavy Mace • Battle Mace • Blow Mace • War Mace • Grievous Mace • Hagbone Mace • Thanatos Mace • Vajra Mace|