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Battle Rapier.gif Battle Rapier (GBA)
Trade Info
Weapon class Light Blade
Buy value 2900
Sell value 2175
Artifact? No
Statistic Boosts
Attack Boost 58

A Battle Rapier (バトルレイピア, Battle Rapier?) is a common Light Blade-class weapon available in throughout the Golden Sun series.

Basic description by game[edit]

Battle Rapiers increase the wielder's base Attack by 58 points. As a common item, it can be repeatedly bought from vendors for 2900 coins and can be sold for 2175 coins. In the original Golden Sun, the Battle Rapier are sold in the towns Xian, Altin, and Kalay, and can be equipped by Isaac, Garet, and Ivan. In Golden Sun: The Lost Age it is bought in the towns Naribwe, Kibombo, and Yallam, and can additionally be equipped Felix, Jenna, and Piers.

In Golden Sun: Dark Dawn, Battle Rapiers now possess two Unleashes, as part of the revisions to the Unleash system. The first unleash,Critical Strike, is a non-elemental physical attack that multiplies the potential damage by 1.5. The second unleash, Berserk Rush, is a non-elemental physical attack that multiplies the potential damage by 1.6. Battle Rapiers can be bought in the towns Ayuthay, and Passaj, and can be equipped by Matthew, Tyrell, Karis, Amiti, Eoleo, and Himi.

Battle rapier.gif Battle Rapier (DD)
BattlerapierDDModel.png
The DS model of the Battle Rapier
Trade Info
Weapon class Light Blade
Buy value 2900
Sell value 2175
Artifact? No
Statistic Boosts
Attack Boost 58
First Unleash effect
Effect name Critical Strike
Extra damage x1.5
Second Unleash effect
Effect name Berserk Rush
Extra damage x1.6

Analysis[edit]

In Golden Sun when it can be first bought in Xian, it is a worthy purchase for an Adept holding a Broad Axe, and if Ivan is holding the Elven Rapier while Mia is still holding the Blessed Ankh, it would be feasible to buy a Battle Rapier for Ivan. Buying Battle Rapiers should not take priority over buying the new and stronger defensive equipment at Xian, though, and unless the player has money to burn buying multiple Battle Rapiers might be overkill because in the next town of Altin the player can buy Claymores and the Psynergy Rod artifact from the weapon vendor you can de-submerge as you progress through the Altin Peak dungeon.

In Golden Sun: The Lost Age, much of the game's focus is on completing puzzles in the dungeon-style locations that provide as rewards weapon artifacts far superior to commonly bought weapons and even weapon artifacts that can normally be bought in vendors, so you will most likely not want to buy and equip this weapon because you will have very easily found superior weapon artifacts such as Storm Brand, Hypnos' Sword, and Blow Mace before you even get to the towns that sell Battle Rapiers. The Battle Rapier may have a higher attack rating than the Hypnos' Sword in particular, but it doesn't have an Unleash effect, which makes it actually less useful.

In Dark Dawn, Amiti joins the party with a Battle Rapier equipped; he will have mastered both Unleashes. At this point, a stronger weapon can not be acquired at least until the Weapons Shop in Passaj opens, at which point he can equip a Composite Bow. However, thanks to the good damage multipliers of the Rapier's two Unleashes, the Battle Rapier will still serve him well until then. If the player desires, they can also equip a Battle Rapier on Karis is they want the attack upgrade, though some may prefer to retain the Elven Rapier until Passaj's shops open up given the Elven Rapier's status as a Jupiter-aligned pure element weapon.


Gallery of Dark Dawn unleashes
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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