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DjinnDDIconKindle.gif Kindle
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Kindle's Djinn Guide entry from Dark Dawn

Element Star mars.gif Mars
Battle Effect 25% boost to all Adepts' Attack Statistics
Set Bonuses
HP + 8
Attack + 5
Luck + 1
Locations
The Lost Age Gondowan Cliffs (battled)
Dark Dawn Temporary Djinni. Not Attainable

Mars djinn.gif Kindle (アクセル Accel) is a Mars Djinni found in Golden Sun: The Lost Age and Golden Sun: Dark Dawn.

Kindle is the third Mars Djinni in Golden Sun: The Lost Age. The separate Djinn list viewable with the Select button from the status screen lists Kindle and all other Mars Djinn introduced in The Lost Age before the seven Mars Djinn from the original Golden Sun, most likely because all the Djinn from the original game can be gotten all at once late in The Lost Age. However, the original Djinn are ordered before all of the Djinn introduced in The Lost Age in the Djinn inventory screen while they are allocated to characters. By this order, Kindle is the tenth Mars Djinni in the GBA series, rather than the third.

In Dark Dawn, Kindle appears as one of the "extra Djinn" in the Djinn Guide because of its temporary appearance in the earliest stage of the game.

Basic description[edit]

"Increase all allies' Attack." ~Dark Dawn

When Set, Kindle increases its Adept's base HP by 8, base Attack by 5, and base Luck by 1.

When Kindle is unleashed in battle, all currently active and alive Adepts get buffed with a 25% temporary increase to their respective attack ratings. This is twice as strong as High Impact/Angel Spear. All attack-boosting effects come in the form of 12.5% "stages", so therefore Kindle boosts each Adept's attack rating by two stages, and the maximum amount of stages an Adept's attack can be boosted to is four, at +50%.

In Golden Sun and The Lost Age, Kindle's unleash animation visually resembles the user summoning a glowing, transparent image of a Mars Djinni that briefly hovers above the party, as each Adept affected by the effect has a swirling array of white-red energy orbs gather into them, and a sword image briefly flashes at each Adept's position to indicate an attack boost. In Dark Dawn, the 3D model of Kindle appears and floats above the party and off the screen while ejecting flames out of the openings on Kindle's back, and each currently-active Adept has a small collection of purple and red-colored energy orbs gather around them, then a pinkish-purple effect swirl from the ground gathers into them while a purple Sword image flashes in front of them briefly to indicate an attack boost.

Locations[edit]

Kindle is fought in this area closer to the upper area of Gondowan Cliffs.

Golden Sun: The Lost Age: Kindle resides in Gondowan Cliffs. To easily find it in the mazelike location, when you get to the stretched-out tightrope you walk to cross the river below, climb up two vines to the right, then follow the path downward past a small puddle to Kindle's position. There, it must be battled to be obtained. See here for enemy statistics.

Golden Sun: Dark Dawn: Kindle is one of the five Djinn that Isaac and Garet keep to themselves and exclusively use while in Tanglewood, meaning that the player can only see Kindle being used while exploring Tanglewood, the Abandoned Mine beyond that, and the Tangle Bloom boss fight at the end. After this, Kindle and the other Djinn are not seen for the rest of the game.

Analysis[edit]

General: The mass-attack-boosting effect that Kindle and other Djinn have is easily one of the best buffing effects in any of the games because the party's damage outputs with any action based on their physical attack statistics will be significantly increased, highly justifying the turn an Adept takes to cast it. Kindle is useful from when it is first found all the way to the endgame. It is probably best to have it Set onto an Adept that has low attack rating and is dedicated to supporting the party to begin with, so that other, damage-dealing Adepts won't have to interrupt their attacking procedures in order to unleash Kindle.

Ability analysis[edit]

"Increase all allies' attack." ~The Lost Age

Golden Sun: The Lost Age: Up until Isaac's party joins Felix's party along with their returning Djinn, Kindle is the one Djinni that is High Impact doubled in effectiveness, and since High Impact is a Psynergy that is not available to any Adept until level 21 while this Djinni is acquired some time before that, this can be a valuable battle effect to players who incorporate buffing all party members' attack ratings in their battling approaches. Technically, this Djinni only gets better as the game progresses and party members' attack ratings increase. Using the mindset of buff-then-battle, this has the capacity to be very useful as an upgraded High Impact substitute on an Adept that does not have the spell (i.e. Jenna when in her mono-elemental Flame User class series), even when another Adept in the same party does have the spell (i.e. Sheba when in her mono-elemental Wind Seer class series). When Isaac's party joins later, they bring with them the identical Mars Djinni Forge, so now you have two Djinn whose effects are two High Impacts worth of attack buffing at once. Whether you find it useful for Adepts, with or without High Impact, to have one or both of these Djinn Set onto them ready for them to use is entirely up to you and whatever battling approach you deem worthy, though.

Golden Sun: Dark Dawn: Kindle's appearance in Garet's possession at the beginning of the game, though trivial, is probably the most relevant Djinn effect that Isaac and Garet have, because boosting the Attack rating of the party will make the battles go by faster. And then, of course, it will count as an extra Mars Djinni On Standby for a summon like Tiamat or Meteor, which will make the Tangle Bloom fight pass by quickly. In the main game, the Mars Djinn Forge and Stoke are identical equivalents.

Name Origin[edit]

To kindle is to start a fire or light something on fire. The term was derived from kindling, which is a type of wood notorious for helping start fires. Accel could be derived from accelerate or possibly excel, as a reference to the buffing powers of the Djinni. Axel possibly could refer to an axle, the shaft that connects two wheels in machinery, but Axel is also a name.

The manual to the North American version of The Lost Age incorrectly names this Djinni "Axel".

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