A Broad Sword is a common Longsword-class weapon available throughout the Golden Sun series.
Basic Description by Game[edit | edit source]
In all appearances, a Broad Sword increases the wielder's base attack by 40 points. As a common item, it can be bought repeatedly for 1000 coins each and sold for 750 coins each.
In Golden Sun, Broad Swords are sold in the towns Bilibin, Imil, Kolima, and Xian, and can be equipped by Isaac and Garet. In The Lost Age, they are sold in the towns Alhafra, Garoh, and Naribwe, and can be equipped by Felix and Piers.
In Dark Dawn, Broad Swords are sold in Kaocho, Ayuthay, and Passaj, and can be equipped by Matthew and Tyrell. Due to the revisions to the Unleash system, the Broad Sword gains two Unleashes: Critical Strike and Berserk Rush. Critical Strike and Berserk Rush are both non-elemental physical attacks that increase damage by 50% and 60% respectively.
Analysis[edit | edit source]
In Golden Sun, when first shopping at Bilibin, the Broad Sword may seem to be overwhelmingly expensive and powerful a weapon compared to the other common weapons being sold, and it is certainly the strongest weapon in the shops. With a price tag of 1000, you most likely won't be able to afford it unless you sell off the Bandit's Sword artifact for 525 coins, and while the sword is very useful once you have one, be sure to retrieve the even stronger weapon artifact Elven Rapier from Bilibin Cave before considering buying and equipping this sword to make the best equipment setup. After Bilibin, the Broad Sword will likely remain in your party's inventory until by the time you complete Fuchin Falls Cave and retrieve the Arctic Blade.
In The Lost Age, much of the game's focus is on completing puzzles in the dungeon-style locations that provide as rewards weapon artifacts far superior to commonly bought weapons and even weapon artifacts that can normally be bought in vendors, so it is not recommended to buy and equip this weapon because you most likely will not equip it for very long.
In Dark Dawn, the Broad Sword will be outclassed by the Blow Mace the player will already have. Further more, a stronger Long Sword, the Storm Brand, will be available for free in the upcoming dungeon, Barai Temple. While the Broad Swords two reliable unleashes could make it a good placeholder for whichever Adept doesn't hold the Blow Mace, the player may prefer to save their money until they can pick up the Storm Brand.
|Broad Sword (DD)|
|Item class||Long Sword|
|First unleash effect|
|Effect name||Critical Strike|
|Second unleash effect|
|Effect name||Berserk Rush|