The Gold Cloths are the highest class of the Cloths that Athena’s Saints wield, and the least common. They provide the most protection, and cover most of the body, though they don’t have as many unique abilities as their weaker counterparts.
They can be destroyed, though they had survived from the ages of myth through countless battle. It took the strength of a god in his true body to shatter a Gold Cloth. They all freeze at -273.15 degrees Celsius (Absolute Zero) and typically speaking, the wearers can fight at the Speed of Light, due to their having awakened the Seventh Sense. With their Cloths being so enduring, their bodies almost entirely covered, and being able to fight at the Speed of Light, harming a Gold Saint proves a challenge.
Gold-Light of the Zodiac
While the Bronze Cloth and the Silver Cloth generally have constellations that lie to the north and south of the Sun’s path, the Gold Cloth have constellations that lie along the Ecliptic, each being blocked by the Sun at a differing time. Being the Zodiac, these Clothhave absorbed the light of the Sun since the age of Myth, and can even recreate that might when combined.
Aries Gold Cloth
Taurus Gold Cloth
Gemini Gold Cloth
Cancer Gold Cloth
Leo Gold Cloth
Virgo Gold Cloth
Libra Gold Cloth
Scorpio Gold Cloth
Ophiuchus Gold Cloth
The Ophiuchus Gold Cloth is a legendary Cloth said to have existed in the ages of legends, though unseen in the modern era. In Saint Seiya: Next Dimension, it is revealed by Virgo Shijima that this is what Garuda Suikyou warned with his message of “13”. In the current time, a strange acting Ophiuchus Shaina climbed the unguarded Sanctuary, stopping between the House of the Scorpion and the House of the Archer, finding the runs of the House of the Snake-Bearer, warning that the end of the world is coming, before attacking Marin. Shijima and Cardinale speak of the origins of the Ophiuchus Gold Saint, one similar to that of Asclepius.
Sagittarius Gold Cloth
The Sagittarius Gold Cloth is used by Aiolos in Saint Seiya and Saint Seiya: Episode G, by Sisyphus in Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas, and by Seiya (who briefly wore it during the Original Series) in Saint Seiya: Omega. The Cloth has a mighty bow and arrow made of the same material as the Gold Cloths, used as a weapon. It seems to have roughly the same strength as the other Gold Cloths. This strength did not help it, however, from being destroyed by an angry Thanatos.
Capricorn Gold Cloth
The Capricorn Gold Cloth is used by Shura in Saint Seiya and Saint Seiya: Episode G, by El Cid in Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas, by Izo in Saint Seiya: Next Dimension, and by Ionia in Saint Seiya: Omega. While having all of the strengths of a Gold Cloth, it seems to have no unique traits of it’s own. It seems to have roughly the same strength as the other Gold Cloths.
Aquarius Gold Cloth
The Aquarius Gold Cloth is used by Camus in Saint Seiya and Saint Seiya: Episode G (with Hyoga having briefly worn it in the Original Series), by [[Dégel] in Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas and by Tokisada in Saint Seiya: Omega. While having all of the strengths of a Gold Cloth, it seems to have no unique traits of it’s own. It seems to have roughly the same strength as the other Gold Cloths. This strength did not help it, however, from being destroyed by an angry Thanatos.
Pisces Gold Cloth
The Pisces Gold Cloth is used by Aphrodite in Saint Seiya and Saint Seiya: Episode G, by Albafica in Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas, by Cardinale in Saint Seiya: Next Dimension, and by Amor in Saint Seiya: Omega. While having all of the strengths of a Gold Cloth, it seems to have no unique traits of it’s own. It seems to have roughly the same strength as the other Gold Cloths.
Gemini: Illusion Control
The Gemini Saint can control his Cloth inside the Temple of the Gemini all the way from the Pope’s Chamber and use it to turn the Temple into a labyrinth in order to confuse, trap, and eventually kill foes from a distance, if not remove them from the dimension itself.
Cancer: Get Out of Hell Free Card
The Cancer Gold Cloth allows it’s wielder to travel to the entrance to the underworld without fear of being trapped or falling into Hell.
Libra: Star Shattering Weapons
The Libra Gold Cloth is composed of twelve weapons, six pairs, that rival the power of several Gold Saints, and that are said to be able to crush stars. The weapons are two Swords, two Spears, two Double Rods, two Triple Rods, a pair of Tonfa, and two Shields. These weapons can only be used if Athena deems the cause worthy, and only by those the Libra Saint deems worthy.
Scorpio: Deadly Poison
While not exactly stated, the Scorpio Gold Cloth likely provides the poison for the Scorpio Saint’s Scarlet Needle attack. The attack is a poison that brings great pain and debilitation to the victim, and is a guaranteed kill after all 15 strikes (in the shape of the Scorpio Constellation, with the last being at Antares *The Heart*) are done to the body.
Sagittarius: Supreme Bow and Arrow
The Sagittarius Gold Cloth has shown only one unique method of attack in the Original Series: Infusing the user’s Cosmo into the arrow, and firing it at a target. The arrow is very powerful, and was even a mild threat to an awakening Poseidon when Seiya burned his Cosmo high enough.