Leda's Bracelet (The Lost Age)
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- Leda's Bracelet redirects here. For the item renamed "Leda's Bracelet" in Golden Sun: Dark Dawn, see Armlet.
A Leda's Bracelet increases the wearer's base Defense by 38 points, and additionally increases the wearer's Jupiter power by 30. It is bought for 5800 coins while its resale value is 4350 coins.
Analysis[edit | edit source]
When it can first be acquired, Leda's Bracelet is very useful on Sheba, bolstering her Jupiter abilities while providing good defense. It may be argued that this is actually the best Bracelet-class armor, because the Jester's Armlet's effects of 39 defense and adding 30 to PP are not considered all that major, and the Mythril Armlet, which has 46 defense and increases Critical Hit and Unleash rate by 10%, is outperformed by the supremely useful Riot Gloves, which has 45 defense and increases Critical Hit and Unleash rate by 20%. On an Adept that focuses on casting Jupiter Psynergy instead of attacking, this might actually be useful in top-level play, much like how the Big Bang Gloves are useful on an Adept that focuses on casting Mars Psynergy.
Cultural references[edit | edit source]
In Greek mythology, Leda was one of a very large number women who caught the fancy of Zeus. In order to elude Hera's jealous eye, Zeus approached and seduced Leda in the form of a swan. Although one imagines that Zeus would have had to take human form to consummate the union, Leda "gave birth" to two eggs, each of which hatched out into two children. Usually, one of the eggs bore children of mortal blood and the other were born with divine, immortal blood in their veins. Though accounts vary as to which child came came from which egg, the four siblings: Castor, Pollux, Helen (of Trojan War fame), and Clytemnestra are all given at times as children from this union.
It is possible, although by no means certain, that the Bracelet's Jupiter boost is directly related to the legend, since Jupiter was the Roman god conflated with Zeus.
|Lucky Medal Fountain prizes|
|Tolbi (Golden Sun)||Lemuria (The Lost Age)|
|Weapons||Assassin Blade • Burning Axe • Grievous Mace||Fireman's Pole • Hestia Blade • Mighty Axe|
|Body Armor||Cocktail Dress • Kimono • Spirit Armor||Erebus Armor • Floral Dress • Wild Coat|
|Hand Armor||Battle Gloves • Earth Shield • Guardian Armlet||Aegis Shield • Crafted Gloves • Leda's Bracelet|
|Head Armor||Adept's Helm • Glittering Tiara • Ninja Hood||Brilliant Circlet • Crown of Glory • Minerva Helm|
|Consumable Items||Potion • Psy Crystal • Water of Life||Potion • Psy Crystal • Water of Life|
|See also||Lucky Medals • Coins|
|Bracelets featured in Golden Sun|
|Leather Armlet • Armlet • Heavy Armlet • Guardian Armlet • Silver Armlet • Virtuous Armlet • Spirit Armlet|
|Bracelets featured in Golden Sun: The Lost Age|
|Leather Armlet • Armlet • Heavy Armlet • Bone Armlet • Clear Bracelet • Silver Armlet • Jester's Armlet • Leda's Bracelet • Spirit Armlet • Mythril Armlet|
|Bracelets featured in Golden Sun: Dark Dawn|
|Leather Armlet • Leda's Bracelet • Heavy Armlet • Bone Armlet • Silver Armlet • Jester's Armlet • Air Bangle • Virtuous Armlet • Spirit Armlet • Mythril Armlet|