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Trade Info
Item class Bracelet
Buy value 7000
Sell value 5250
Artifact? Yes
Sell value when broken 3500
Repair cost 1750
Equip/Use Effect
Defense Boost 35
Elemental Power Boosts Star mars.gif 10
Star jupiter.gif 10
Use Effect Casts Ply on a target party member *
When Usable Battle

The Virtuous Armlet (ひかりのうでわ, Hikari no udewa?, lit. Light Bracelet) is a Bracelet found in Golden Sun and Golden Sun: Dark Dawn.

Basic Description by Game[edit | edit source]

The Virtuous Armlet increases the wearer's defense by 35 and their Mars and Jupiter power by 10. Also, it can be Used in battle to emulate the Ply Psynergy to restore approximately 100 HP to one Adept. It can be bought for 7000 coins and sold for 5250 coins. If sold while broken, the resale value drops to 3500 coins. However, the Virtuous Armlet can be repaired for 1750 coins.

In Golden Sun, it can be found in a chest guarded by a Tornado Lizard to the right of the entrance to the Suhalla Desert. Being a Bracelet, it can be equipped to Ivan and Mia. If the Virtuous Armlet is transferred to Golden Sun: The Lost Age, Jenna and Sheba can also equip it. In Dark Dawn, the Virtuous Armlet is found in a chest in Kolima Village's treetop maze. It can be equipped by Karis, Rief, Himi, and Amiti.

Analysis[edit | edit source]

The Virtuous Armlet is best given to Ivan to boost his Wind power, and is essentially the ideal hand-armor Ivan can wear in Golden Sun. Also, Ivan doesn't learn any healing Psynergy in his default class series, so the Armlet's recovery effect can come in handy should Ivan run out of healing items. If he joins the party of Golden Sun: The Lost Age equipped with it due to data transfer, though, it can very quickly be replaced by the likes of Leda's Bracelet and Aerial Gloves from before, not to mention later gloves and bracelets like the Big Bang Gloves.

In Dark Dawn, the Virtuous Armlet is useful when it is found, due to its Elemental Power increases. Karis, in particular, will benefit as it will increase the power of her healing Psynergy, the Fresh Breeze Psynergy series. However, once the player gains the ship, the Virtuous Armlet becomes outclassed by the Air Bangle and the Big Bang Gloves, which are stronger defensively, and give higher bonuses to Jupiter and Mars Power respectively.

Bracelets featured in Golden Sun
Leather ArmletArmletHeavy ArmletGuardian ArmletSilver ArmletVirtuous ArmletSpirit Armlet
Bracelets featured in Golden Sun: The Lost Age
Leather ArmletArmletHeavy ArmletBone ArmletClear BraceletSilver ArmletJester's ArmletLeda's BraceletSpirit ArmletMythril Armlet
Bracelets featured in Golden Sun: Dark Dawn
Leather ArmletLeda's BraceletHeavy ArmletBone ArmletSilver ArmletJester's ArmletAir BangleVirtuous ArmletSpirit ArmletMythril Armlet
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