List of Bows
Weapons in the Golden Sun series belong to multiple classes that distinguish themselves by which Adepts can equip them and how they appear in battles. The weapons listed here belong to the Bow class of weapons, and unlike most weapon classes, they were not introduced until the third entry in the series, Golden Sun: Dark Dawn. It appears that bows are limited to the more combat-oriented mage-type party members: Karis and Amiti in the third game. This makes them the most exclusive weapon class next to Fists and Claws, which were also introduced in Dark Dawn.
Weapons counted as "common weapons" can be bought without limit from a weapon vendor's Buy menu and can be sold without event, but all weapons counted as Artifacts are special, stronger weapons that do not appear in the Buy menu. These are usually unique and the vendors usually only stock one of its kind, so if one appears in the Artifacts menu of a town's vendor, that one weapon can be bought and then sold by itself anytime afterward to reappear in the Artifacts menu. The shopkeeper will remark about how rare a find your Artifact is whenever you sell one.
The prices assigned to each weapon are quite reliable indicators of how good each weapon is as they measure against each other in battle. A weapon that is priced higher than another is generally superior to that other weapon even if the other weapon has a higher physical attack rating than the more expensive weapon. Therefore, the following bows are all arranged by price.
Bows introduced in Dark Dawn
The following bows first appeared in the third game, Golden Sun: Dark Dawn:
Short Bow: A common Bow that increases base Attack by 11. It features the Unleash Double Shot. It is sold by weapon vendors at Patcher's Place and Carver's Camp in Dark Dawn. It can be bought for 300 coins and sold for 225 coins.
Longbow: A common Bow that increases base Attack by 22. It features the Unleashes Double Shot and Snipe Shot. It is sold by weapon vendors at Harapa and Kaocho in Dark Dawn. It can be bought for 800 coins and sold for 600 coins.
Composite Bow: A common Bow that increases base Attack by 65. It features the Unleashes Double Shot and Arrow Shower. It is sold by weapon vendors at Passaj, Te Rya Village, and Belinsk in Dark Dawn. It can be bought for 1600 coins and sold for 1200 coins.
Yew Bow: An Artifact that increases base Attack by 120. It features the Unleashes Snipe Shot and Triple Burst. It is received as a gift in Kolima Forest if the player chooses to save a man trapped in a hollow tree. It can be bought for 13000 coins and sold for 9750 coins.
Dragon Bow: An Artifact that increases base Attack by 135. It features the Unleashes Double Shot and Flame Shot. It is found in a treasure chest outside Sana Palace. It can be bought for 16000 coins and sold for 12000 coins.
Zephyr's Bow: An Artifact that increases base Attack by 140. It features the Unleashes Double Shot, Arrow Shower, and Cyclone Shot. It is acquired by examining one of the archer statues in the Venus Area of Apollo Sanctum Gate. It can be bought for 18000 coins and sold for 13500 coins.
Silver Longbow: An Artifact that increases base Attack by 150. It features the Unleashes Double Shot, Undead Bane, and Star Dust. It is one of several items Obaba can forge from Mythril Silver. It can be bought for 21000 coins and sold for 15750 coins.
Sagittarius Bow: An Artifact that increases base Attack by 170. It features the Unleashes Triple Burst, Star Dust, and Blue Comet. It is originally a Worn Bow located deep within Crossbone Isle (increases base Attack by 9, no Unleashes), but can be reforged by Obaba. It can be bought for 29000 coins and sold for 21750 coins.
- Most Bow unleashes are Jupiter-based. There are two each of Mercury and Mars-based unleashes, and no Venus-based unleashes.
|Bows featured in Golden Sun: Dark Dawn|
|Short Bow • Longbow • Composite Bow • Yew Bow • Dragon Bow • Zephyr's Bow • Silver Longbow • Sagittarius Bow|
|Items and Equipment (Comparison charts)|
|Weapons||Axes • Light Blades • Long Swords • Maces • Staffs/Ankhs • Bows • Fists/Claws|
|Body Armor||Armor • Clothing • Robes|
|Hand Armor||Bracelets • Gloves • Shields|
|Head Armor||Basic Headgear • Circlets • Helms|
|Accessories||Boots • Rings • Shirts|
|Misc.||Quest items • Consumable items (Stat-boosting) • Forgeable items • Utility Psynergy items|