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Condemn being cast in Dark Dawn

Condemn is a Venus-based support Psynergy found throughout the Golden Sun series.

Basic Description[edit]

Condemn is a single-target, non-offensive Psynergy. Its chance of working changes depending on the Luck statistic of the target(s).

Condemn
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Star venus.gifVenus 8 PP
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"Disable your enemy with evil power." (GS-TLA)
"Disable your enemy with evil." (DD-present).
May instantly down a single target.


Visually, Condemn features a traditional Grim Reaper figure that appears to slice the chosen target with its scythe.

Mechanics[edit]

Condemn is a status-altering Psynergy that may instantly inflict the Downed status on a target, regardless of current HP. Like all status-changing Psynergies, the rate of success is related to the Luck of the target. Lower Luck levels result in a higher rate of success.

Condemn being cast in the GBA games.

Availability[edit]

Condemn is available to the Brute class series, the Curse Mage class series, the Dark Mage class series, and the Medium class series. Thus, the Condemn Psynergy is available to all Adepts. Non-Venus Adepts require large amounts of Venus Djinn to access the series. All classes learn Condemn at level 29.

Analysis[edit]

Like most status-changing Psynergy, Condemn is excellent in theory but falls short in practical usage. Due to its dependency on Luck, it rarely works on bosses, limiting its usefulness. Even against normal enemies, the success rate is so low that it is often more effective to just attack normally. Players will often find that the Psynergy will only be sucessful when it targets their own party, but even then it is so often unsuccessful that players may actually prefer getting targeted by this move, as it is akin to the enemy wasting a turn.

Should the player desire the chance to down an enemy in a more practical form, certain weapons and Djinn come with the side-effect of potentially downing a character while still doing damage when the side-effect is not triggered.

Venus Psynergy in Golden Sun and The Lost Age
Elemental Base Damage Bramble CardDemon Night / Thorny GraveGaia seriesGrowth seriesPunji seriesQuake seriesRockfall seriesSpire seriesThorn series
Elemental Phys. Attack AnnihilationCall DemonDinoxGrand GolemHelm Splitter / Skull SplitterLiving ArmorMinotaurusRagnarok / OdysseySabre DanceTroll
Support CondemnCure seriesCurseDeath CardFire PuppetHauntLichRevive
Utility CarryCatchGrindGrowthRetreatSandScoopTremor
Venus Psynergy in Dark Dawn
Elemental Base Damage Demon Night / Thorny GraveGaia seriesGrowth seriesPunji seriesQuake seriesRoaring Dragon seriesRockfall seriesSpire seriesThorn seriesToxic GritUndead Curse series
Elemental Phys. Attack AnnihilationHelm Splitter / Skull SplitterRagnarok / OdysseyPsynergy SlamPsynergy Surge
Support CondemnCure seriesCurseFear PuppetHauntReviveWeapon Grace
Utility GripGrowthMoveRetreatSearch
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