Triton's Ward

From Golden Sun Universe
Tritons Ward.gif Triton's Ward Tritons Ward DD.gif
In-Game Description
"Clothes: Raises Water Power & Resist" (TLA)
"Body: Clothing (Boosts and resists Water)" (DD)
Trade Info
Item class Clothing
Buy value 21600
Sell value 16200
Artifact? Yes
Equip/Use Effect
Defense Boost 47
Elemental Power Boosts Star mercury.gif 30
Resistance Boosts Star mercury.gif 70
• Random drop from Ocean Dragon (TLA)
• Chest in inner Otka Island (DD)

A Triton's Ward (トリトンクロース, Triton Clothes?) is a Clothing-class piece of armor featured in Golden Sun: The Lost Age and Golden Sun: Dark Dawn. Visually, the Triton's Ward resembles a tunic with a red cape.

In Golden Sun: The Lost Age

Triton's Ward is acquired as a rare drop from an Ocean Dragon in the deeper part of Treasure Isle in The Lost Age. This armor is instantly noteworthyfor its amazing protection against attacks and Psynergy of a Mercury nature, and its increase to Mercury power helps Adepts who use Mercury Psynergy in whatever classes they might be under the influence of.

Its main drawback is its single-element focus, compounded by the fact that few enemies and bosses late in the game use Mercury attacks. It might see use on Mia because she typically uses Mercury Psynergy rather than physical attack, whereas the other Mercury Adept Piers is better off with a set of Mythril Clothes because that increases Critical Hit and Unleash rate. If the party's Djinn is arranged so that Jenna's class is influenced by set Mercury Djinn, a Triton's Ward's enhancements to her Water power and longevity will greatly benefit her Psynergy.

In Golden Sun: Dark Dawn

In Dark Dawn, the Triton's Ward is found in a chest deep within Otka Island, making it one-of-a-kind in this game. It gives the highest boost to Mercury Resistance of any equipment in the game. It also ties with the Heirloom Ring for the highest boost to Mercury Power. Thus, it is an excellent piece of equipment for any Adept using Mercury-based techniques.

As in The Lost Age, few end-game opponents use Mercury-based attacks. However, when combined with the Heirloom Ring, the Mercury Power of an Adept can be raised to maximum or near-maximum, which can be useful for a Wish user, as the power of the Wish series would double. This can be useful for the final boss and bonus boss battles, where the player must deal with high-powered techniques. Additionally, the power of any Mercury-based technique would be increased as well. The main drawback of the Triton's Ward is its late availability; it can only be found after the Sol Blade has been found. Thus, it may not see much practical use compared to other pieces of equipment.

Cultural references

Origin: Greece

Triton is a Greek god of the sea and the son of Poseidon and Amphitrite, god and goddess of the sea respectively. Triton is often depicted as a merman, with the upper body of a human man and the lower body of a fish.

Clothing (All Equipment)
Clothing featured in Golden Sun
Cotton ShirtTravel VestFur CoatAdept's ClothesElven ShirtKimonoWater JacketSilver VestNinja GarbStorm Gear
Clothing featured in Golden Sun: The Lost Age
Cotton ShirtTravel VestAdept's ClothesFull Metal VestFestival CoatSilver VestWild CoatFloral DressFaery VestErinyes TunicMythril ClothesTriton's Ward
Clothing featured in Golden Sun: Dark Dawn
Cotton ShirtTravel VestAdept's ClothesElven ShirtKimonoSilver VestNinja GarbFaery VestStorm GearUmbra CloakMythril ClothesTriton's Ward