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Broad Axe.gif Broad Axe (GBA)
Trade Info
Weapon class Axe
Buy value 1400
Sell value 1050
Artifact? No
Statistic Boosts
Attack Boost 50

A Broad Axe (ブロードアックス, Broad Axe?) is a common Axe-class weapon available throughout the Golden Sun series.

Basic Description by Game[edit]

In all appearances, a Broad Axe increases the wielder's base Attack rating by 50 points. It can be bought for 1400 coins each and sold for 1050 coins each.

In Golden Sun, it is sold by the weapon vendors at Kolima, Xian, and Altin and can be equipped by Isaac and Garet. In The Lost Age, it is sold in Mikasalla, Naribwe, Kibombo, and Yallam, and can be equipped by Felix and Piers.

In Golden Sun: Dark Dawn, it is sold in Ayuthay, Passaj, and Border Town, and can be equipped by Matthew, Tyrell, and Eoleo. It gains two new Unleashes, Critical Strike and Rolling Attack. Critical Strike is a non-elemental physical attack that multiplies damage by 1.5. Rolling Attack is a Jupiter-based physical attack that multiplies damage by 1.1 and has a range of 3 targets.

Broad axe.gif Broad Axe (DD)
BroadAxeDDModel.png
The DS model of the Broad Axe
Trade Info
Weapon class Axe
Buy value 1400
Sell value 1050
Artifact? No
Statistic Boosts
Attack Boost 50
First Unleash effect
Effect name Critical Strike
Extra damage x1.5
Second Unleash effect
Effect name Rolling Attack
Extra damage Star jupiter.gif x1.1
Side effect Hits each adjacent foe

Analysis[edit]

In Golden Sun, Broad Axes can be first bought at Kolima as soon as the town is returned to normal, and it is a suitable upgrade over a Broad Sword that one of your warrior-style Adepts might be equipped with (if they are equipped with a weapon not even as strong as a Broad Sword, a Broad Axe would be all the better to buy).

In Golden Sun: The Lost Age, Broad Axes can be bought at the early town of Mikasalla, meaning you can get one for Felix as soon as you enter the continent of Osenia, which is shortly after completing Dehkan Plateau on the continent of Indra which includes the Themis' Axe artifact weapon. At that point a Broad Axe would be quite a major attack rating boost for Felix to replace the Themis' Axe with it. However, the next powerful weapon Artifact in the game you can get at this point is the Storm Brand early on in the colossal Air's Rock dungeon in Osenia, and if you're heading there right away you should refrain from spending the money on a Broad Axe and wait a little bit for the even stronger (and free) Storm Brand.

In Dark Dawn, the Broad Axe is generally outclassed by other weapons available to the player. In terms of attack-bonus, the Battle Rapier, which is also available in Ayuthay, is stronger and has a better secondary Unleash in Berserk Rush. Also an option is the Storm Brand, which can be found in Barai Temple. If the player wishes to use an Axe-class weapon, they may still choose the Broad Axe as a placeholder for the Vulcan Axe, found in the Ouroboros. Mastering the Broad Axe will give the player a headstart on mastering the Vulcan Axe.

When Eoleo officially joins the party, he will possess a Broad Axe as his starting weapon. By this point of the game, the Broad Axe will be outclassed by other weapons available to the player. Thus, the Broad Axe should be replaced as soon as possible.


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Axes
Axes featured in Golden Sun
Battle AxeBroad AxeVulcan AxeGreat AxeBurning AxeDragon AxeGiant AxeDemon Axe
Axes featured in Golden Sun: The Lost Age
Battle AxeBroad AxeThemis' AxeDisk AxeGreat AxeCaptain's AxeDragon AxeTartarus AxeViking AxeMighty AxeGiant AxeApollo's AxeGaia's AxeStellar Axe
Axes featured in Golden Sun: Dark Dawn
Battle AxeBroad AxeThemis' AxeVulcan AxeGreat AxeDragon AxeGiant AxeHerculean Axe
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