Basic Description by Game
An Iron Helm increases the equipped Adept's base Defense rating by 20 points. As a common item, it can be bought repeatedly from Vendors for 1600 coins each and sold for 1200 coins each.
It is sold in armor vendors at Altin and Kalay in Golden Sun, at Kibombo in Golden Sun: The Lost Age, and at Passaj in Golden Sun: Dark Dawn. This helm can be equipped on all warrior-style Adepts in the series, namely Isaac and Garet in the first game, together with Felix and Piers in the second, followed by Matthew, Tyrell, and Eoleo in the third.
In Golden Sun, Iron Helms make decent upgrades from any Bronze Helms your party may have, but are better worth the price if Isaac or Garet have weaker headwear. If the player has short cash reserves, they may prefer to buy other defensive equipment, and hold off on buying upgraded headwear for a short time.
In The Lost Age, the Iron Helm only becomes available after the player has completed the activities at Gabomba Statue. Since Piers joins the party with a weaker Bronze Helm, it is worthwhile to upgrade to an Iron Helm for the upcoming boss battle against the Aqua Hydra. Once the player is able to explore the Great Eastern Sea, they will be able to replace any Iron Helms that have been bought.
In Dark Dawn, Iron Helms are only available in the short time period between the awakening of the Alchemy Forge and the time the player leaves for the Clouds of Passaj. Generally, the player would only need one Iron Helm, as the player can acquire a much stronger Viking Helm for one Adept in Harapa Ruins. For the other Adept, the Iron Helm will suffice until the player explores the Teppe Ruins, where the Warrior's Helm can be found.
|Helms in Golden Sun|
|Open Helm • Bronze Helm • Iron Helm • Steel Helm • Adept's Helm • Silver Helm • Knight's Helm • Warrior's Helm|
|Helms in Golden Sun: The Lost Age|
|Open Helm • Bronze Helm • Iron Helm • Steel Helm • Silver Helm •Viking Helm • Knight's Helm • Minerva Helm • Dragon Helm • Millenium Helm • Mythril Helm • Fear Helm • Gloria Helm|
|Helms in Golden Sun: Dark Dawn|
|Open Helm • Bronze Helm • Iron Helm • Steel Helm • Silver Helm • Viking Helm • Knight's Helm • Minerva Helm • Warrior's Helm • Gloria Helm|