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Otafuku Mask

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Otafuku Mask.gif Otafuku Mask
Trade Info
Item class Mask
Buy value 3900
Sell value 2925
Artifact? Yes
Sell value when broken 1950
Repair cost 975
Equip/Use Effect
Defense Boost 31
Special Equip Effect Can only be worn by females
Use Effect An offensive Mercury attack that damages multiple enemies
When Usable Battle

An Otafuku Mask is a Mask-class found in Golden Sun: The Lost Age.

Basic Description[edit]

The Otafuku Mask increases the wearer's Defense by 31 points. It also can be used in battle to unleash the monster skill Water Breath. Water Breath is Mercury-based and will have a power rating of 50 and a range of up to 3 targets. It can be sold for 2925 coins and subsequently rebought for 3900 coins.

In The Lost Age, it is available as a rare drop from Gressil in the Izumo Ruins; felling the Gressil with an offensive Jupiter Djinni multiplies the drop rate by 4. The Otafuku Mask is limited to female Adepts, namely Jenna, Sheba, and Mia.

Analysis[edit]

The Otafuku Mask is one of two items that grants the player access to a specific monster skill, rather than a Psynergy. Like other usable items, it does not need to be equipped to be used. Thus, it can be kept in an Adept's inventory. While a collectible novelty item, its Use effect is too weak to be of use. To put it in perspective, the Glacier Psynergy has exactly double the base power, as well as a better diminishing ratio that makes the enemies off to the side of the target take more of the spell's damage. Therefore, the only measure of its usefulness is its Defense rating, which might be high enough to suffice as a defensive upgrade to either Jenna or Sheba for a period of time, though forgeable items Astral Circlet and Floating Hat stronger pieces.

Cultural allusions[edit]

The Otafuku is a style of mask used in Nou drama to indicate that the character is a woman.

Basic Headgear
Basic Headgear featured in Golden Sun
Leather CapWooden CapMail CapNinja HoodLure CapJeweled CrownProphet's HatLucky CapThunder Crown
Basic Headgear featured in Golden Sun: The Lost Age
Leather CapWooden CapNurse's CapMail CapThorn CrownOtafuku MaskJeweled CrownProphet's HatFloating HatHiotoko MaskCrown of GloryAlastor's Hood
Basic Headgear featured in Golden Sun: Dark Dawn
Leather CapWooden CapNurse's CapMail CapLure CapJeweled CrownProphet's HatLucky CapUmbra CowlThunder CrownAlastor's Hood
Usable Equipment
Weapons Armor Other Equipment
Golden Sun Blessed Mace Aura GlovesChina DressEarth ShieldGuardian ArmletMirrored ShieldProphet's HatSpirit ArmletVirtuous Armlet Adept RingFairy RingHealing RingSleep RingUnicorn RingWar Ring
The Lost Age Captain's AxeClotho's DistaffFireman's Pole Alastor's HoodBone ArmletFaery VestFloral DressHiotoko MaskNurse's CapOtafuku MaskPhantasmal Mail Aroma RingGolden RingHerbed ShirtRainbow RingSoul RingSpirit RingStardust RingTrident of Ankohl
Dark Dawn Clotho's Distaff Alastor's HoodAura GlovesBone ArmletFaery VestMirrored ShieldNurse's CapProphet's HatSanan DressSpirit ArmletVirtuous Armlet Heirloom Ring
See also Broken items
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