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Mythril Blade

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Mythril Blade.gif Mythril Blade
UnleashMythrilBlade.png
Visual effect of Lethe Albion
Trade Info
Weapon class Long Sword
Buy value 14600
Sell value 10950
Artifact? Yes
Statistic Boosts
Attack Boost 160
Unleash effect
Effect name Lethe Albion
Extra damage Star mercury.gif 56
Side effect May seal the target's Psynergy

The Mythril Blade (ミスリルブレード, Misuriru burēdo?) is a Long Sword-class weapon Artifact available in Golden Sun: The Lost Age.

Basic Description[edit]

The Mythril Blade increases the wielder's base Attack rating by 160 points. It can be bought for 14600 coins and sold for 10950 coins.

The Mythril Blade is only bought randomly by bringing a Mythril Silver forgeable material to the blacksmith in Yallam so that he may create one of several possible, randomly determined items from it, including this one. Being a Long Sword-class weapon, the Mythril Blade can be equipped on warrior-style Adepts, namely Felix, Piers, Isaac, and Garet.

Its Unleash effect is Lethe Albion (レーテアルビオン, Rēte arubion?), with the standard base activation rate of 35%, which is a physical attack with an additional 56 points of damage added, and then the resulting damage is either increased or decreased based on how the user's Mercury power measures against the target's Mercury resistance. In addition, the effect may seal the target's Psynergy. Visually, Lethe Albion is an elaborate effect resembling the user summoning a rushing river that flows through and damages the target as it is engulfed in a giant holographic blue image of a Psynergy Seal.

Analysis[edit]

A Mythril Blade is a solid weapon for Piers to wield late in the game because its Mercury-based Unleash effect will be bolstered by Piers' naturally high Mercury power. It is often compared to the Levatine, the other weapon artifact that can be forged from a Mythril Silver, and the rarer-to-forge Levatine has higher power levels and has an Unleash that is of the Mars element and always ignores half of the target's Defense rating. Many players would identify the Levatine as a better weapon, but to be fair that would only be the unshakable truth if it's a Venus or Mars Adept who is considering equipping one of the two weapons. The Mythril Blade is a strong, solid weapon for the Mercury Adept warrior Piers to equip just as the Levatine is a solid weapon for the Mars Adept warrior Garet. If Piers is going to hold a water based weapon at the end of a linked game, the Masamune is probably superior to the Mythril Blade. The Masamune has a slightly higher base attack and bonus Mercury damage as well as a chance to do double damage.

A weapon to more validly compare a Mythril Blade to is the Rune Blade, which actually is practically identical to the Mythril Blade in every regard save for the fact the Rune Blade's Unleash effect is based on the Jupiter element instead of Mercury. However, while there is a Mercury Adept warrior like Piers to equip the Mythril Blade for enhanced damage, it is harder to optimize the Rune Blade's damage potential because there are no Jupiter Adept warriors that are able to equip Long Sword-class weapons.

Etymology[edit]

In Greek mythology, Lethe was one of the five rivers of the underworld, and those who drank from it experienced complete forgetfulness. Lethe was also the name of the Greek spirit of forgetfulness and oblivion, with whom the river was often identified.

Albion is the oldest known name of the island of Great Britain.

Mythril Silver equipment
The Lost Age LevatineMythril ArmletMythril BladeMythril ClothesMythril HelmPsychic Circlet
Dark Dawn LevatineMythril ArmletMythril ClawMythril ClothesSilver Longbow
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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