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Hestia Blade

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Hestia Blade.gif Hestia Blade
UnleashHestiaBlade.png
Visual effect of Crucible Fire
Trade Info
Weapon class Long Sword
Buy value 12900
Sell value 9675
Artifact? Yes
Statistic Boosts
Attack Boost 145
Unleash effect
Effect name Crucible Fire
Extra damage Star mars.gif 48
Side effect May lower the target's Agility by 50%

The Hestia Blade (ヘスティアブレード, Hesutia burēdo?) is a Long Sword-class Artifact weapon available in Golden Sun: The Lost Age.

Basic Description[edit]

A Hestia Blade is a weapon that increases the wielder's base Attack rating by 145 points. It can be sold for 9675 coins and subsequently rebought for 12900 coins.

It is randomly won as a prize at Lemuria's Lucky Medal Fountain when Felix plays the mini-game that involves throwing his collected Lucky Medals into the spring. As a Long Sword-class weapon, the Hestia can be equipped on all four warrior-style Adepts, namely Felix, Piers, Isaac, and Garet.

Its Unleash effect is Crucible Fire (ホットスフィア, Hotto sufia?, lit. Hot Sphere), with the standard base activation rate of 35%, which is a physical attack with an additional 48 points of damage added, and then the resulting damage is either increased or decreased based on how the user's Mars power measures against the target's Mars resistance. The Unleash may also decrease the target's Agility rating down to 50% of what it normally is (which is the most a character or enemy's Agility rating can be lowered). Visually, Crucible Fire resembles the wielder attacking physically and a trio of large fiery rings spectacularly exploding upon impact.

Analysis[edit]

The Hestia Blade is both powerful and practical. It is the best weapon that can be won as a prize at Lemuria Spring, unleashing a powerful attack that may make the enemy's Agility rating much lower, which can be extremely beneficial in a boss fight or a battle with an enemy with a high agility rating. However, since it is a Long Sword it cannot be equipped by the Mars Adept in your party at the time you can first amass it, the mage-style Jenna, to easily capitalize on the weapon's Mars-based unleash, though setting Mars Djinn onto Felix to put him in the physically powerful Brute class series yields strong results. It will likely still be in your inventory by the time Isaac's party joins Felix late in The Lost Age, and since Garet among that party is a Mars Adept who can equip heavy weapons, a Hestia Blade is a beautiful fit on him, better than any weapon he could be holding when he joins. The only Mars-based weapons that can safely replace a Hestia Blade for Garet are the game's strongest, which are the Fire Brand, a Levatine, and an Apollo's Axe.

It should be noted that also winnable at the spring is a weapon named the Mighty Axe, which is very similar to the Hestia Blade in terms of attack power, Mars-based Unleash power, and the fact being an Axe-class weapon makes it equippable by the same Adepts as the Long Sword-class Hestia Blade. The Mighty Axe's main difference is that its Unleash's effect may lower the target's Resistances by 40, thus increasing the damage of subsequent assaults upon that target involving elements. It is a matter of personal taste whether an Adept should attack with a Hestia Blade to cut a target's Agility in half or with a Mighty Axe to make the target more susceptible to elemental assault.

Etymology[edit]

In Ancient Greek religion, Hestia is a virgin goddess of the hearth, architecture, and the right ordering of domesticity, the family, and the state.

Lucky Medal Fountain prizes
Tolbi (Golden Sun) Lemuria (The Lost Age)
Weapons Assassin BladeBurning AxeGrievous Mace Fireman's PoleHestia BladeMighty Axe
Body Armor Cocktail DressKimonoSpirit Armor Erebus ArmorFloral DressWild Coat
Hand Armor Battle GlovesEarth ShieldGuardian Armlet Aegis ShieldCrafted GlovesLeda's Bracelet
Head Armor Adept's HelmGlittering TiaraNinja Hood Brilliant CircletCrown of GloryMinerva Helm
Consumable Items PotionPsy CrystalWater of Life PotionPsy CrystalWater of Life
Miscellaneous N/A Eclipse (summon)
See also Lucky MedalsCoins
Long Swords
Long Swords featured in Golden Sun
Long SwordBroad SwordArctic BladeClaymoreGreat SwordShamshirSilver BladeMuramasaGaia Blade
Long Swords featured in Golden Sun: The Lost Age
Long SwordBroad SwordStorm BrandClaymoreGreat SwordRobber's BladeShamshirLightning SwordSoul BrandCloud BrandSilver BladeHestia BladeHuge SwordMythril BladeRune BladeLevatineFire BrandDarkswordExcaliburSol Blade
Long Swords featured in Golden Sun: Dark Dawn
Long SwordBroad SwordStorm BrandClaymoreGreat SwordShamshirSword of DuskSilver BladeMuramasaRune BladeGaia BladeLevatineFire BrandDarkswordExcaliburSol Blade
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