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Tartarus Axe

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Tartarus Axe.gif Tartarus Axe
UnleashTartarusAxe.png
Visual effect for Vein Tap
Trade Info
Weapon class Axe
Buy value 10800
Sell value 8100
Artifact? Yes
Statistic Boosts
Attack Boost 127
Unleash effect
Effect name Vein Tap
Extra damage Star venus.gif 43
Side effect Restores user's HP by the amount of damage done

A Tartarus Axe (タルタロスアックス, Tartarus Axe?) is an Axe found in Golden Sun: The Lost Age.

Basic Characteristics[edit]

A Tartarus Axe increases the wielder's base Attack by 127 points. It can be sold for 8100 coins and subsequently rebought 10800 coins.

In The Lost Age, Tartaurus Axes can be obtained as rare drops from Minotaurus that reside in Tundaria Tower and the Ankohl Ruins. Being an Axe, one can be equipped by Isaac, Felix, Garet, and Piers. The Tartarus Axe's Unleash attack is Vein Tap. Vein Tap converts all damage to Venus damage and attacks with an additional 43 attack points. Additionally, the attacker's HP is increased by the amount of damage done to the target. Visually, Vein Tap resembles a normal strike followed by medium-sized red spheres traveling from the target to the attacker.

Analysis[edit]

While not the strongest weapon available at the time, a Tartarus Axe is a valuable weapon due to the restorative properties of its Unleash. While such an effect is not uncommon, the Tartarus Axe is the first such weapon available to warrior-style Adepts. Felix is usually the best target for the weapon, as his naturally high Venus Power means that both the damage and the HP restoration is maximized. Ultimately it serves as a placeholder for stronger HP-restoring weapons, such as the Rising Mace.

RNG Method[edit]

1st Round (Big arrow on the Minotaurus)

  • Felix casts Clay Spire;
  • Jenna casts Aura;
  • Sheba casts Whirlwind;
  • Piers casts Frost;

2nd Round

  • Sheba unleashes Whorl on Minotaurus;
  • Everyone else attacks the other monster.

Mythological Allusions[edit]

In Greek mythology, Tartarus (the name for which the Tartarus Axe takes after) is the lowest pit of the Underworld where Kronos and the other Titans were cast into after Zeus overthrew them.

Axes
Axes featured in Golden Sun
Battle AxeBroad AxeVulcan AxeGreat AxeBurning AxeDragon AxeGiant AxeDemon Axe
Axes featured in Golden Sun: The Lost Age
Battle AxeBroad AxeThemis' AxeDisk AxeGreat AxeCaptain's AxeDragon AxeTartarus AxeViking AxeMighty AxeGiant AxeApollo's AxeGaia's AxeStellar Axe
Axes featured in Golden Sun: Dark Dawn
Battle AxeBroad AxeThemis' AxeVulcan AxeGreat AxeDragon AxeGiant AxeHerculean Axe
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