Appearances[edit | edit source]
The Winged Helm is a low-ranked heavy armor helmet that provides +13 Defense, +5 Strength, and +3 Speed. It can be bought for 2,500 gil at Rabanastre and Jahara, and requires the Heavy Armor 3 license for 30 LP.
In the Zodiac versions, Winged Helm now provides 14 Defense, +5 Strength, +3 Speed and requires the Heavy Armor 3 for 35 LP. It can be bought in Rabanastre, Nam-Yensa Sandsea, Tomb of Raithwall, Jahara, and Balfonheim Port for 2,400 gil, found as a treasure in the Nam-Yensa Sandsea (Withering Shores) and in Trial Mode Stage 45 (with Diamond Armlet), or dropped by Ragoh (1% chance), Slime (1% chance). It can be equipped by the Uhlan, Knight, Time Battlemage, and Foebreaker.
The Winged Helm is a level 22 helmet that provides +73 Bravery, +1 Defense, and Chase BRV Defense +20%. It can be obtained from the shop by trading 3,300 gil, Iron Helm, Crimson Shard, and Transmogridust x8.
Etymology[edit | edit source]
A winged helmet is a helmet decorated with wings, usually on both sides. Ancient depictions of the god Mercury and of Roma depict them wearing winged helmets, however in the 19th century the winged helmet became widely used to depict ancient Celtic, Germanic and Viking warriors. It was also used in romantic illustrations of legendary Norse gods and heroes. The motif, along with the horned helmet, became a clichéd signifier of the "barbarian" Northern warrior.