A Gloria Helm (グロリアヘルム, Gloria Helm?) is a Helm found in Golden Sun: The Lost Age and Golden Sun: Dark Dawn. In every game it appears in, it has the second highest defensive rating of all available headgear, with only the Demon Circlet (which is cursed) being stronger.
Basic Description by Game
A Gloria Helm increases the wearer's defense by 49 points. Also, the wearer recovers 10 HP each turn, greatly increasing their chances of survival. The Gloria Helm can be bought for 13800 coins and sold for 10350 coins.
In Golden Sun: The Lost Age, Gloria Helms are acquired as rare monster drops from the Aka Manahs found in Mars Lighthouse. If the Aka Manah is felled using an offensive Mars Djinni, the chances of a drop increase by 4. In The Lost Age, the Gloria Helm can be equipped by Isaac, Felix, Garet, and Piers.
In Golden Sun: Dark Dawn, Gloria Helms are rarely dropped by Fury Demons at Apollo Ascent. The player can increase the chances of a drop by felling the Fury Demon with an offensive Jupiter Djinni. The Gloria Helm can be equipped by Matthew, Tyrell, and Eoleo.
In each game it appears in, the Gloria Helm is one of the best pieces of armor available, considering its high defensive rating and HP recovery rate. In The Lost Age, the only other equipment available to the Adepts listed above that automatically recovers HP is the Erebus Armor, which only restores 6 HP per turn. However, the Erebus Armor may be considered more valuable by some players as there are several Crowns that automatically recover PP, but there are no pieces of Armor or Clothing that do the same. Regardless of a player's preference, multiple Gloria Helms and Erebus Armors can be obtained, further increasing their value.
In Dark Dawn, the Gloria Helm is the only headgear that automatically regenerates HP, making it much more valuable. In addition, only one piece of armor that can regenerate HP is available to Matthew, Tyrell, and Eoleo, Asura's Armor. Since only one Asura's Armor is available, this makes the Gloria Helm the only gear available to warrior-style Adepts of which multiple copies can be obtained. Thus, gaining a Gloria Helm for each Adept is an excellent idea. However, gaining multiple copies may take time, as Dark Dawn has no known RNG methods, causing a monster drop to be an element of chance.
|Helms featured in Golden Sun|
|Open Helm • Bronze Helm • Iron Helm • Steel Helm • Adept's Helm • Silver Helm • Knight's Helm • Warrior's Helm|
|Helms featured in Golden Sun: The Lost Age|
|Open Helm • Bronze Helm • Iron Helm • Steel Helm • Silver Helm • Viking Helm • Knight's Helm • Minerva Helm • Dragon Helm • Millenium Helm • Mythril Helm • Fear Helm • Gloria Helm|
|Helms featured in Golden Sun: Dark Dawn|
|Open Helm • Bronze Helm • Iron Helm • Steel Helm • Silver Helm • Viking Helm • Knight's Helm • Minerva Helm • Warrior's Helm • Gloria Helm|