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Wicked Mace

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Wicked Mace.gif Wicked Mace Curse.gif
UnleashWickedMace.png
Visual effect of Deadly Poison
Trade Info
Weapon class Mace
Buy value 13800
Sell value 10350
Artifact? Yes
Statistic Boosts
Attack Boost 130
Unleash effect
Effect name Poison Death/Deadly Poison
Extra damage Star venus.gif 53
Side effect May inflict the target with Venom

The Wicked Mace (じゃしんのメイス, Jashin no Mace?, lit. Mace of the Wicked God) is a Mace-class Artifact weapon found in Golden Sun.

Basic Description[edit]

The Wicked Mace increases the wielder's attack by 130 points. It can be bought for 13800 coins and sold for 10350 coins. The Wicked Mace is also cursed, meaning that if the wielder isn't also wielding the Cleric's Ring, there is a chance that they might not be able to act in a given turn. To unequip it, the player must go to a sanctum and pay a healer for removal.

The Wicked Mace is located on the seventh floor of Crossbone Isle, and so cannot be gained until the party gains the Carry Stone. Being a mace, it can be equipped by Isaac, Garet, and Mia. If transferred into Golden Sun: The Lost Age, it can also be equipped by Felix, Sheba, and Piers.

Its Unleashed power is Poison Death (デスポイズン Death Poison in Japan, but note that when the Unleash is performed in battle in the first Golden Sun, the game names it "Deadly Poison" while it is "Poison Death" everywhere else in both games), which adds another 53 damage points, converts the damage from physical to Venus, and attempts to inflict venom on the target. It has the standard base unleashing rate of 35%. Deadly Poison appears as the mace strike creating a cloud of gold-red liquid.

Analysis[edit]

At first glance, it would seem to be inferior to the Demon Axe, even though the Axe can be gained without the Carry Stone (the Axe's base attack and added unleashed attack are each two points more than those of the Mace). However, there are still many players who prefer the Mace, simply because the venom it inflicts is more powerful than the simple poison inflicted by the Demon Axe. In addition, unlike the Demon Axe, the Wicked Mace can be wielded by Mia. In fact, of all the weapons in the first Golden Sun that she can wield, the Wicked Mace has the highest attack score, making it a good choice for her if the player chooses to let her wield cursed equipment, especially if she is in a class that requires Venus Djinn (in Golden Sun's case, Druid (Mercury), Medium, and White Mage). Its usefulness drops markedly by the time it can be accessed in The Lost Age, however.

Cursed equipment
Golden Sun Demon AxeDemon MailDemonic StaffMuramasaThunder CrownWicked Mace
The Lost Age DarkswordDemon CircletFear HelmStealth ArmorTerra Shield
Dark Dawn Bloody ClawDarkswordDemon CircletDemon MailDemonic StaffMuramasaTerra ShieldThunder Crown
Related items Cleric's Ring
Maces
Maces featured in Golden Sun
MaceHeavy MaceBattle MaceWar MaceGrievous MaceRighteous MaceWicked MaceBlessed Mace
Maces featured in Golden Sun: The Lost Age
MaceHeavy MaceBattle MaceBlow MaceWar MaceComet MaceRighteous MaceHagbone MaceDemon MaceThanatos MaceRising MaceBlessed MaceTungsten Mace
Maces featured in Golden Sun: Dark Dawn
MaceHeavy MaceBattle MaceBlow MaceWar MaceGrievous MaceHagbone MaceThanatos MaceVajra Mace
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