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Orihalcon.gif Orihalcon Orihalcon DD.png
Trade Info
Item class Consumable
Buy value 4000
Sell value 3000
Artifact? Yes
Equip/Use Effect
Use Effect Given to a blacksmith in exchange for rare equipment
When Usable Field

Orihalcon is the most powerful forgeable item in Golden Sun: The Lost Age. It is described as "An ore of great power". Because it is an Artifact, it can be sold and later repurchased. It can be bought for 4000 coins and sold for 3000 coins.

Locations[edit]

The Lost Age[edit]

Orihalcon can be obtained in the following areas:

It can also be dropped (extremely rarely) from a Sky Dragon in Anemos Inner Sanctum (fell it with a Jupiter Djinni to increase the drop rate by four times).

Dark Dawn[edit]

Orihalcon can be obtained in three chests:

  • Champa, Obaba's Storeroom B1F (entry through B2F requires Briggs' Key, then access B1F through usage of Thermal Psynergy)
  • Crossbone Isle, Level Three Lower Floor, northern chest
  • Crossbone Isle, Level Final Lower Floor, middle of room

Also, Nightmares in the Otka Island labyrinth drop Orihalcon. Its drop rate is 1/256, which improves to 1/64 when a Venus Djinni deals the killing blow.

Items Forged from Orihalcon[edit]

The Lost Age[edit]

Big Bang Gloves.gif Big Bang Gloves: Glove class: Defense +47: Mars power +40. It is bought for 10200 coins and sold for 7650 coins. The chance of it being forged is 15%.
Cosmos Shield.gif Cosmos Shield: Shield class: Defense +49: All elemental resistances +20. It is bought for 12200 coins and sold for 9150 coins. The chance of it being forged is 15%.
Excalibur.gif Excalibur: Long Sword class: Attack +180: Unleashes Legend, which converts to Jupiter damage, adds 73 attack points, and may strike for 3 times the damage. It is bought for 29200 coins and sold for 21900 coins. The chance of it being forged is 5%.
Millenium Helm.gif Millenium Helm: Helm class: Defense +48: Maximum HP +20. It is bought for 11400 coins and sold for 8550 coins. The chance of it being forged is 20%.
Nebula Wand.gif Nebula Wand: Staff class: Attack +165: Unleashes Reverse Star, which converts to Mercury damage, adds 63 damage points, and may add 10% of the damage done to the user's own PP meter. It is bought for 15200 coins and sold for 11400 coins. The chance of it being forged is 10%.
Stellar Axe.gif Stellar Axe: Axe class: Attack +171: Unleashes Supernova, which converts to Jupiter damage, adds 63 attack points, and may stun the target. It is bought for 19700 coins and sold for 14775 coins. The chance of it being forged is 10%.
Xylion Armor.gif Xylion Armor: Armor class: Defense +50: Attack +12. It is bought for 22500 coins and sold for 16875 coins. The chance of it being forged is 20%.

Dark Dawn[edit]

ExcaliburDD.gif Excalibur: Long Sword class: Attack +180: Unleashes Critical Move, Rolling Attack, Sky Diver, and Legend. It is bought for 29200 coins and sold for 21900 coins.
Herculean axe.gif Herculean Axe: Axe class: Attack +186: Unleashes Stone Justice, Barrage, Meltdown, and Olympus Rage. It is bought for 28000 coins and sold for 21000 coins.
Big Bang Gloves DD.gif Big Bang Gloves: Glove class: Defense +47: Mars power +40. It is bought for 10200 coins and sold for 7650 coins.
Xylion Armor DD.gif Xylion Armor: Armor class: Defense +50: Attack +12. It is bought for 22500 coins and sold for 16875 coins.
Cosmos Shield DD.gif Cosmos Shield: Shield class: Defense +49: All elemental resistances +20. It is bought for 12200 coins and sold for 9150 coins.

Analysis[edit]

The Lost Age[edit]

Because of the power of the equipment forged from it, Orihalcon is a desirable and practical item that many players seek multiple copies of. From it can be forged Excalibur, which is the second best weapon in the game because it can triple the user's damage output. On average, the Sol Blade will deal more damage than Excalibur, but only one Sol Blade can be acquired so multiple copies of Excalibur are desirable for the three remaining warrior-style Adepts. An Orihalcon can also yield the Cosmos Shield, which is the best hand-armor available because of its defense and resistance boosts. The 40-point Mars-power boost of the other hand-mounted armour, the Big Bang Gloves, is a great asset to any Adept using Mars-aligned abilities, and the Nebula Wand's PP restoration and Mercury-alignment make it arguably the best weapon for Mia to equip. The Millenium Helm and Xylion Armor are strong defensive items with big statistical buffs. Orihalcon's only item that is undesirable is the Stellar Axe, because though it is powerful in its own right, it is inferior in every way to Excalibur.

Dark Dawn[edit]

As before, Orihalcon is a desirable and practical item. However, various factors change the usefulness of the forged equipment. While useful, Excalibur is largely outclassed by the Levatine, due to changes to the Unleash system. On the other hand, they newly introduced Herculean Axe is one of the best weapons for Eoleo, who cannot equip Long Swords. Like before, the Big Bang Gloves are a great asset to any Adept using Mars-aligned abilities, but compete with the Cosmos Shield, which provides outstanding defensive buffs. Finally, the Xylion Armor gains a boost in usefulness, due to the Unleash system changes. The Samurai class series's Quick Strike has become the most reliable boost. Since Quick Strike's power is higher with greater Attack, the Xylion Armor's Attack boost is excellent for any Adept using Quick Strike.

Cultural Allusions[edit]

The material "Orichalcum" is a brass/gold-like metal mentioned in several ancient texts, such as Plato's account of the mythological civilization of Atlantis.

RNG Method[edit]

Here is the RNG method for how to get the Orihalcon.

Orihalcon Dropped by Sky Dragons in Anemos Sanctum. Standard rules apply.

Party Order: Felix, Jenna, Sheba, Piers Attack order: Felix, Jenna, Sheba, Piers

Round 1[edit]

Round 2[edit]

  • Felix casts Earthquake! Big Arrow: Sky Dragon
  • Jenna casts Cycle Beam! Big Arrow: Sky Dragon
  • Sheba unleashes Whorl! You felled Sky Dragon!
  • Piers attacks other enemy! You felled other enemy!

You got some Orihalcon.

Orihalcon equipment
The Lost Age Big Bang GlovesCosmos ShieldExcaliburMillenium HelmNebula WandStellar AxeXylion Armor
Dark Dawn Big Bang GlovesCosmos ShieldExcaliburHerculean AxeXylion Armor
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