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Gold Helmet, a piece of recurring Gold equipment.

Know what happens if you take entite lightning and direct the charge at electrum? I'll tell you: you get gold. Or something quite close, at least. Once, the stuff was used in all manner of weapons, for the look. These days, you'll find little other than the odd golden axe that still uses the stuff. So you see, all that glitters really isn't gold.

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Gold equipment (ゴールド, Gōrudo?), also Golden, is a recurring type of equipment in the Final Fantasy series. It usually appears as either armor, shield, or helm, though other parts may also appear. The equipment of this type is usually of mediocre power and may or may not possess special properties. The use of gold in armor and weaponry is usually for ceremonial purposes, as gold is a very soft metal and not fit for combat. In-game flavor texts for some gold equipment states that they are steel or mythril armor pieces that are plated or otherwise accentuated with gold as an explanation for why they are often better than their more utilitarian counterparts. In early installments, Gold armor pieces were usually resistant to Poison.

Appearances[]

Final Fantasy II[]

Golden Armor is a mediocre armor that can be found halfway through the game. Only three pieces of this set appear: the aforementioned Gold Armor, Gold Cuirass, and Gold Shield. These armors grant protection to Poison.

Final Fantasy III[]

The Golden Sword is the weakest sword in the game, but it sells for a very high amount of Gil. A stash of eleven Golden Swords can be found on the second floor of Goldor Manor.

Final Fantasy V[]

The Golden Armor, Golden Helm, and Golden Shield appear as mediocre gear for heavier jobs.

Final Fantasy VI[]

The Golden Armor, Helm, and Shield appear as mediocre gear for Terra Branford, Edgar, Cyan Garamonde, Celes, Setzer, and Mog. There is also one weapon of Gold, the Golden Spear.

Final Fantasy VII[]

The Gold Armlet is a mid-level piece of armor that can be found at Gongaga Village and bought at Rocket Town. The Gold Barrette is a weapon that can be used by Red XIII, while the Gold M-Phone is a weapon for Cait Sith, both of which are low-rank weapons.

Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII-[]

Gold Armlet is an accessory that boosts max MP by 60% and prevents Silence.

Final Fantasy VIII[]

The Gold Armor, while not an equippable armor, is a GF ability item that teaches "GF HP +30%" to any Guardian Force. It is obtained if the player refines Silver Mail x5 into Gold Armor x1. Silver Mail can be dropped from the Snow Lion (rare).

Final Fantasy IX[]

The Gold Armor and Helm are available to Steiner and Freya, whereas Golden Hairpin and Golden Skullcap are available for the rest.

Final Fantasy X[]

If an armor wields two Defense bonus abilities, it will be called "Gold".

Final Fantasy X-2[]

There is only one accessory of Gold: the Gold Bracer, which raises max MP by 60%.

Final Fantasy XI[]

Gold is a basic Goldsmithing material, used in the creation of many types of equipment and currencies. It is typically ranked between Mythril and Platinum in value.

Final Fantasy XII[]

The Golden Armor and Golden Helm are heavy armor. The Armor offers 20 Defense and 4 Strength, while the Helm provides 15 Magic Defense and 5 Strength. In the Zodiac versions, the Golden Armor and Helm are available to the Time Battlemage, Foebreaker, Uhlan, and Knight.

The Golden Shield provides 16 (original)/15 (Zodiac) Evasion and is sold alongside the other Golden armor in the same cities, and is available in the same bazaar set. In the Zodiac versions, classes that may equip it are Foebreaker, Shikari, Red Battlemage, and Knight.

The Gold Hairpin is a mystic hat that gives 47 Magick Resist, 7 Magick Power and 8 Vitality. The Golden Skullcap is the second-best mystic hat, offering 58 Magick Resist, 10 Magick Power and 3 Speed, as well as 107 MP in the Zodiac versions.

The Golden Axe is one of the most powerful one-handed weapons with an attack power of 110 and an evasion bonus of 6. In the Zodiac versions, only the Foebreaker class may equip it.

The Golden Staff is a mid-level staff with an attack power of 38. In the Zodiac versions, only the Black Mage may equip it.

The Golden Amulet is an accessory that doubles the amount of License Points the wearer earns. It is especially useful for inactive party members, because they don't need the accessory slot for anything else, and they still gain LP.

Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings[]

Gold Earrings are an accessory for Filo that grants the team immunity to Stop, while the Gold Ring increases the amount of earned gil by 25%. The Gold Amulet increases the speed of summons. The Golden Staff is a weapon for Penelo, and provides +35 Attack, +80 Magick, and +12 Speed. It uses a generic staff sprite during battle.

Final Fantasy XIII[]

The Gold Bangle is an accessory that grants 250 to 350 HP, depending on its level, and is gotten through upgrading the Titanium Bangle, while the Gold Bangle itself can be upgraded to the Mythril Bangle. The Gold Watch is another accessory that grants Time Extension to the party. The Gold Bangle can also be bought from B&W Outfitters in the Retail Network for 9,000 Gil.

Final Fantasy XIII-2[]

The Gold Brooch is an adornment.

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Final Fantasy Tactics[]

The Golden Armor gives a boost of 70 to HP and cost 3600 gil, the Golden Helm gives a boost of 60 to HP and cost 2800 gil, and the Golden Shield gives 25% to physical evasion and cost 3500 gil. They are mediocre armor first found in Outfitters starting in Chapter 2. The Golden Staff has an attack power of 6 with a weapon defense of 15%, found in Chapter 3 for 7000 gil. The Golden Axe has an attack power of 30 with a weapon defense of 0%, but can only be found in the Melee and Rendezvous of the PSP version.

Final Fantasy Tactics Advance[]

The Gold Armor teaches the Last Haste ability to the Mog Knight.

Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift[]

Golden Armor teaches the ability Critical: Haste and grants +38 Defense and +6 Resistance.

Final Fantasy Type-0[]

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Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles[]

Gold equipment is solely represented by Gold Armlets.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time[]

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Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King[]

Gold equipment is represented by only the Gold Mail, which is a high-ranked armor, usable at level 55, and provides 59 Defense.

Final Fantasy Adventure[]

Gold Helmet, Gold Armor, and Gold Shield make up the Gold equipment, and are the mid-ranked armor, with the exception of Gold Helmet which is the third strongest helmet.

The Final Fantasy Legend[]

The Gold Armor, Gold Helmet, Gold Gauntlet, Gold Shield are the second weakest of their type.

Final Fantasy Legend II[]

The weapon is called Gold and it has a bow icon before its name. It can be bought for 6800 GP in First Town and found in Cave of North. It has 50 use, it also increases a Robot's HP by 63 and increases their Agl by 10. The damage formula for Gold is equal to 320 points of damage. The bow is Long Range and has a 164% chance to hit.

There is another weapon called Gold, but this one has a sword icon before its name. It can be bought for 11000 GP in Lynn's Village, Guardian's Town, and Venus' City, but it can also be found in Undersea Volcano. It has 50 use, it also increases a Robot's HP by 63 and increases their Str by 14. The damage formula for Gold is the user's Str 11.

The armor is called Gold and it has a body armor icon before its name. It can be bought in Guardian's Town for 10000 GP. It provides a Def of 13 and add 45 HP to Robots and increases their Def by 10. There's another piece of Gold equipment with a gauntlet icon before its name. It can be bought in First Town and Giant's Town for 3400 GP. It provides a Def of 4 and add 27 HP to Robots and increases their Def by 10. It can be bought in Desert Town for 1400 GP. The third piece of Gold equipment has a helmet icon before its name. It can be bought in Port Town for 6800 GP. It provides a Def of 8 and add 45 HP to Robots and increases their Def by 10.

The fourth piece of Gold equipment has a shield icon before its name. It can be bought in Port Town and Giant's Town for 6800 GP. It has 50 uses, blocks melee and Ston with 70% chance of success, adds 45 HP to Robots, and increases their Def by 10.

Final Fantasy Legend III[]

For weapons, the Gold Bow, Gold Nunchaku, Gold Staff, and Gold Sword. For armor, the Gold Shield, Gold Helmet, Gold Armor, Gold Glove, and Gold Shoes.

Final Fantasy Dimensions[]

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=Dissidia Final Fantasy (2008)[]

The Gold set consists of a hairpin, helm, vest, armor, shield, bangle, armlet, staff, and sword. The entire set is level 36, except for the Armor which is level 37. All of the items also have an enhanced version with the "+" suffix, which are level 22, except for the Gold Armor+ which is level 23. Which any three of the Gold items are equipped, they give the "Glorious Gold" combination, boosting the amount of gil the player earns in battle by 50%.

The Gold Hourglass is an accessory that increases EX Mode duration by 20%. The Golden Amulet reduces Chase Bravery damage by 20%.

Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy[]

The Gold Sword, Golden Staff, Golden Shield, Gold Bangle, Gold Armlet, Golden Helm, Gold Hairpin, Golden Vest, and Golden Armor all appear, and all provide 1/3rd the Glorious Gold effect. Vaan wields the Golden Axe as it appeared in Final Fantasy XII when using his Axe & Shield attack in EX Mode.

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT[]

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Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia[]

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Pictlogica Final Fantasy[]

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Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade[]

The Golden Spear is a weapon.

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Final Fantasy All the Bravest[]

Only the Golden Spear appears as a piece of gold equipment.

Final Fantasy Record Keeper[]

Gold Shield from Final Fantasy V is a Rarity 3 shield.

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Final Fantasy Brave Exvius[]

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Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon[]

Gold is a low level equipment, it is composed of Gold Saddle and Gold Talons. Many players fuse them with other equipment that is vulnerable to rust.

Non-Final Fantasy guest appearances[]

Ehrgeiz: God Bless the Ring[]

The Golden equipment appears within the Forsaken Dungeon, they are mid-ranked weapons and armor. The set consist of the following; Golden Sword, Golden Rod, Golden Axe, Golden Spear, Golden Knuckle, Golden Shield, Golden Helm, and Golden Armor.

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Etymology[]

Gold is a chemical element with the symbol Au and atomic number 79. It is a dense, soft, malleable and ductile metal with a bright yellow color and luster, the properties of which remain without tarnishing when exposed to air or water.

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