A Burning Sword is a Light Blade-class weapon found in Golden Sun: The Lost Age. It is acquired by giving a Salamander Tail to Sunshine the Blacksmith in Yallam, where he will randomly forge it into either that or four other items.
Basic Description[edit | edit source]
The Burning Sword is bought for 14600 coins while its resale value is 10950 coins.
The Burning Sword carries an attack rating of 157, and it is rare among weapons because its standard attack is aligned with the Mars element just like its Unleash effect. This sword has the Unleash effect Blaze Rush, which activates at a rate of 35% (which is standard) and does 54 extra points of base damage, all damage done is converted to Mars elemental damage, and the effect has a chance of lowering the enemy’s defense by 25%. The enemy’s defense can be lowered down further to 50% with a second usage of Blaze Rush. Blaze Rush visually resembles a series of large fireballs flying from the party’s direction to the enemy party’s direction fast.
Analysis[edit | edit source]
The Burning Sword, as a Light Blade-class item, can be wielded by Isaac, Garet, Ivan, Felix, Jenna, and Piers. The Blazing Sword is pretty powerful, though if acquired it is often used as a “placeholder” weapon for stronger weapons near the endgame by players. The Masamune and the Tisiphone Edge Light Blades outclass the Burning Sword in terms of potential damage done, and the Fire Brand Long Sword is a similar but superior weapon as well. In a boss fight, though, successfully lowering the defense of the enemy with the Blaze Rush attack proves more effective than using the Impair Psynergy series and then attacking because Blaze Rush achieves both effects in one Adept’s turn.
|Light Blades in Golden Sun|
|Machete • Short Sword • Hunter's Sword • Bandit's Sword • Elven Rapier • Battle Rapier • Mystery Blade • Master Rapier • Assassin Blade • Ninja Blade • Swift Sword • Kikuichimonji|
|Light Blades in Golden Sun: The Lost Age|
|Short Sword • Hunter's Sword • Pirate's Sword • Battle Rapier • Hypnos' Sword • Corsair's Edge • Master Rapier • Mist Sabre • Ninja Blade • Swift Sword • Sylph Rapier • Pirate's Sabre • Phaeton's Blade • Burning Sword • Masamune • Tisiphone Edge|
|Light Blades in Golden Sun: Dark Dawn|
|Short Sword • Hunter's Sword • Elven Rapier • Battle Rapier • Mystery Blade • Master Rapier • Assassin Blade • Ninja Blade • Swift Sword • Sylph Rapier • Kikuichimonji • Phaeton's Blade • Masamune • Verdant Sword • Tisiphone Edge|