Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow
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Item List
Version 1.5
10/21/2005

Version History:

Version 1.5  Add one more weapon to Weapon Synthesis section.

Version 1.4  Added Weapon Specials Section, reworked a few items on the Enemy
             Drop List.
Version 1.3  Added Item Classes and Descriptions section after popular demand.

Version 1.2  Reworked Weapon Synthesis section. Weapons are now separated by
             their respective classes, and are now listed in ascending order
             based on the menus in-game. Also added a brief snippet regarding  
             the Bonus Items section.  
Version 1.1  Added UMA Newspapers and Secret Items sections after popular
             demand.
Version 1.0  Item List, Synthesis, Enemy Item Drops, and Bonus Items sections 
             completed.

Copyright 2005 Justin "discoinferno84" Boot. Any unauthorized use of this 
guide is a violation of copyright law. This guide is to be used exclusively on 
Gamefaqs (www.gamefaqs.com) and may not be publicly distributed otherwise. See 
the end of this FAQ for further explanation.

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Contents
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I.   Introduction
II.  Abbreviations Key
III.  Items
      A) Classifications and Descriptions
         1) Weapons
            a) Knives and Lesser Swords
            b) Rapiers
            c) Swords
            d) Great Swords
            e) Spears
            f) Hammers
            g) Axes
            h) Katanas
            i) Punches
            j) Handguns
            k) Throwing Weapons
            l) Others
         2) Armor
            a) Body Armor
            b) Accessories 
      B) Weapon Index
      C) Armor Index
      D) Food and Other Pickups
      E) Specialties
         1) Weapon Special Attacks
         2) Weapons From Synthesis
         3) Boss Rush Mode Items
         4) Items Dropped by Enemies
         5) UMA Newspapers
         6) Secret Items
         7) Bonus Items
IV.  Conclusion
V.   Copyrights and other Legal Stuff
VI.  Contact Information
VII. Credits and Special Thanks

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I. Introduction
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Hey folks! Welcome to my Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow Item FAQ. It's been a year 
since Soma discovered his inherent powers and nearly lost his humanity in the 
process. Now he's ready to take up the fight yet again, and there's a whole 
slew of items available for him to use. Upgradeable weapons, armor, health 
replenishments, you name it! Here's a little list of items that he can use to 
wipe evil scum off the face of the Earth. Hope it'll make some difference as 
you embark on this latest quest in the Castlevania series.

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II. Abbreviations Key
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ATK: Attack Stat
DEF: Defense Stat
STR: Strength Stat
CON: Constitution Stat
INT: Intelligence Stat
LCK: Luck Stat
DMG: Elemental Type Damage Inflicted
BSH: Bashing
PRC: Piercing
SLH: Slashing
FRE: Fire
WTR: Water
ELE: Electric
DRK: Dark
HLY: Holy
PSN: Poison
CRS: Curse
STN: Stone
 

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III. Items
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A. Classifications and Descriptions
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Each item is separated into various classes to help facilitate browsing among
them. Each item also has a brief in-game explanation of its qualities, features
and appearance. Here's a breakdown of these classes and descriptions:
  
1) Weapons
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a) Knives and Lesser Swords 
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Name                               Description
__________________________________________________________________________

Knife                   A cheap pocket knife. It cuts poorly.
Combat Knife            A military-issue combat knife.
Baselard                A short sword with an I-shaped shaft.
Cutall                  A short sword of East Indian origin.
Cinquedia               A bejeweled short sword featuring elaborate
                        ornamentation.

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b) Rapiers
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Name                               Description
__________________________________________________________________________

Rapier                  A thrusting sword with a tapered blade.
Fleuret                 A small sword.
Main Gauche             A sword designed for superior defense.
Small Sword             A light and easy-to-handle sword.
Estoc                   A sword made for stabbing.
Whip Sword              A sword with a whip-like blade.
Garian Sword            A flexible, articulate sword made for executions.
Kris Naga               A beautifully decorated sword made of damask.
Nebula                  A holy chain with a will of its own.

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c) Swords
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Name                               Description
__________________________________________________________________________

Short Sword             A sword with a stubby blade.
Cutlass                 A sword used by cavalry riders.
Long Sword              A common type of sword.
Fragarach               A demonic sword in the shape of a cross.
Hrunting                A frightening sword that contains venom in its blade.
Mystletain              A sword hewn from the wood of a divine tree.
Joyeuse                 An extravagantly beautiful sword. Quite valuable.
Milican's Sword         A sword that may petrify the target.
Ice Brand               A demonic sword that freezes all that it touches.
Laevatain               An intensely hot sword that scorches everything it
                        touches.
Burtgang                A sword blessed with divinity. It is designed for
                        defense first.
Kaladbolg               A demonic sword tempered by fairies.
Valmanway               A sword whose name means "Blessed Wind."

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d) Great Swords
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Name                               Description
__________________________________________________________________________

Claymore                A heavy, two-handed sword.
Falchion                A sword with a wide, crescent blade used by Normans.
Great Sword             A massive sword that is made to smash through its
                        targets.
Durandal                A sword of giants that was tempered by fairies.
Dainself                A demonic sword of finality.
Ascalon                 A dragon-slaying sword.
Balmung                 A demonic dragon-slaying sword.
Final Sword             A sword taken from a Final Guard.
Claim Solais            An indefatigable sword. Its blade glitters with light.

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e) Spears
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Name                               Description
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Spear                   A standard spear.
Partizan                A long pole tipped with a broad blade.
Halberd                 A long pole fitted with a wide blade.
Lance                   A spear used by knights.
Trident                 A three-pronged spear.
Brionac                 A demonic five-pronged spear.
Geiborg                 A spear tempered by witches.
Longinus                A spear of divinity.
Gungner                 A divine thunderbolt that pierces everything it touches.

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f) Hammers
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Name                               Description
__________________________________________________________________________

Mace                    A large club.
Morgenstern             A club with a star-shaped head. A brutal weapon.
Mjollnjr                A hammer of a thunder-god.

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g) Axes
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Name                               Description
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Axe                     A sturdy axe with a single-edged head.
Battle Axe              A combat axe with a double-edged head.
Bhuj                    A very heavy combat axe.
Great Axe               A huge battle axe. It is exceptionally heavy.
Golden Axe              An axe crafted from gold. Its performance is
                        outstanding.
Death Scythe            A scythe used by Death to gather souls.

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h) Katanas
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Name                               Description
__________________________________________________________________________

Blunt Sword             A sword with a dull cutting edge.
Katana                  A traditional sword used by samurai.
Kotetsu                 A sword named after the legendary swordsmith,
                        Nagasone Kotetsu.
Masamune                A famed Japanese samurai sword.
Osafune                 A Japanese sword with the full name of Bizen Osafune 
                        Nagamitsu.
Kunitsuna               Onimaru Kunitsuna, a sword said to have slain Oni
                        demons.
Yasutsuna               Doujikiri Yasutsuna a sword said to have cut off a
                        demon's arm.
Muramasa                A sword with a macabre reputation.

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i) Punches
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Name                               Description                               
__________________________________________________________________________

Brass Knuckles          Metal knuckles to be worn on fists.
Cestus                  Hard knuckle guards worn by ancient boxers.
Whip Knuckle            Equip to throw whip-like punches.
Mach Punch              Enables punches to be thrown at the speed of sound.
Kaiser Knuckle          Imbues knuckles with divine rage.

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j) Handguns
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Name                               Description
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Handgun                 Fires 9mm rounds.
Silver Gun              Shoots siler bullets that have been ritually blessed.

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k) Throwing Weapons
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Name                               Description
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Boomerang               A throwing weapon with a curved blade.
Chakram                 A throwing weapon with a sharp, circular blade.
Tomahawk                A battle axe designed for throwing.
Throwing Sickle         A small throwing sickle used by ninjas.

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l) Others
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Name                               Description
__________________________________________________________________________

RPG                     Rocket-propelled grenade.
Terror Bear             An insidious stuffed toy filled with iron sand.
Nunchakus               Only a true master can wield a weapon this deadly.


2) Armor
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a) Body Armor
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Name                               Description
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Casual Clothes          Clothes worn regularly.
Cloth Tunic             A simple garment made of cloth.
Gym Clothes             An athletic training suit.
Kung Fu Suit            Looks like it can make you stronger.
Biker Jacket            A leather jacket worn by motorcyclists.
War Fatigues            Sturdy clothes made for military use.
Ninja Suit              A ninja's combat garment.
Three 7s                Clothes that summon luck.
Justaucorps             A luxurious suit with fine detailing throughout.
Army Jacket             A jacket woven with special fabric that resists cuts.
Pitch Black Suit        A suit that is the color of inky darkness.
Olrox's Suit            A suit favored by Count Olrox.
Dracula's Tunic         A tunic imbued with Dracula's dark power.
Leather Armor           A suit of armor crafted out of leather.
Breastplate             A breastplate fashioned from iron.
Ring Mail               A mail suit with metal rings sewn on.
Scale Mail              A mail suit with scale-like plates sewn on.
Chain Mail              A suit made of woven chains.
Hauberk                 Chain mail made for easy movement.
Cuirass                 A torso armor with a rounded profile.
Blocking Mail           A mail suit that occasionally blocks attacks.
Eversing                An armor tempered by a waterfall over many millenniums.
Demon's Mail            A mail suit that is imbued with demonic power.
Silk Robe               A robe made of woven silk.
Mage Robe               A robe woven by mages.
Elfin Robe              A robe woven by elves.
Wyrm Robe               A fire-resistant robe made from the hide of a wyrm.
Aquarius                A water-resistant robe that is imbued with elemental
                        power.
Serenity Robe           A blessed robe that calms the spirit.
Death's Robe            A robe once worn by Death.

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b) Accessories
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Name                               Description
________________________________________________________________________________

Cape                    A plain cape.
Traveler Cape           A sturdy cape popular among travelers.
Crimson Cloak           A cloak in a vivid crimson color.
Black Cloak             A cloak the color of inky darkness.
Pendant                 A plain pendant.
Heart Pendant           A heart-shaped pendant. Makes it more likely for enemies
                        to drop hearts, and the hearts dropped in random
                        encounters are larger.
Skull Necklace          A macabre necklace.
Flame Necklace          A necklace that symbolizes fire.
Rosary                  Beads with a cross made of silver.
Scarf                   A scarf made of knitted wool.
Red Scarf               A red scarf that has an air of melancholy.
Neck Warmer             A cold-beating garment made of a new synthetic material.
Power Belt              A belt that provides support to muscles.
Black Belt              A black belt worn by skilled fighters.
Megingiord              A belt worn by a deity of war. It amplifies power.
Hoop Earring            An earring in the shape of a hoop.
Turquoise Stud          A stud earring embedded with a blue-green gem.
Silver Stud             A stud earring made of silver.
Gold Stud               A stud earring made of gold.
Bloody Stud             A deep-red stud earring made of ruby.
Platinum Stud           An expensive stud earring made of platinum.
Tear of Blood           A red jewel the color of blood.
Lucky Charm             A good-luck charm for prosperity.
Mina's Talisman         A talisman from the Hakuba Shrine. Said to suppress dark
                        souls. Equip it at a certain event to see the true
                        ending.
Satan's Ring            A ring once worn by the dark lord.
Rare Ring               A ring that raises the appearance of rare items. 
Soul Eater Ring         A ring that increases the appearance of souls. The Soul
                        Drop Rate doubles.
Rune Ring               A ring that boosts the speed of MP restoration.
Shaman Ring             Gain more experience points.
Gold Ring               A ring that makes monsters (and torches) drop more
                        money.
Chaos Ring              A ring that ceaselessly draws dark power from chaos.
                        Soma's MP regenerates very quickly.
             
                                                      

B. Weapon Index
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Name           ATK   DEF   STR   CON   INT  LCK     DMG         Price   Effect
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Ascalon         83     0     0    0     0    0      SLH         42,000
Axe             45     0     0    0     0    0      SLH            800
Balmung         94     0     0    0     0    0      SLH         50,000   
Baselard        15     0     0    0     0    0      PRC         12,800
Battle Axe      65     0     0    0     0    0      SLH          7,800
Bhuj            90     0     0    0     0    0      SLH         20,000
Blunt Sword     18     0     0    0     0    0      SLH          1,000
Boomerang        6     0     0    0     0    0      SLH          1,500
Brass Knuckles   5     0     0    0     0    0      BSH            200 
Brionac         68     0     0    0     0    0      PRC         32,000
Burtgang        58     8     0    10    0    0      SLH         48,000
Cestus          12     0     0    0     0    0      BSH          6,000
Chakram         12     0     0    0     0    0      SLH          3,000  
Cinquedia       25     0     0    0     0    0      PRC         32,800
Claimh Solais  120     0     0    0     0    0      SLH/HLY    100,000
Claymore        28     0     0    0     0    0      SLH          1,200      
Combat Knife    11     0     0    0     0    0      PRC          4,800
Cutall          19     0     0    0     0    0      PRC         18,000
Cutlass         20     0     0    0     0    0      SLH          5,800
Dainself        72     0     6    6     6    0      SLH/CRS     30,000
Death Scythe   166     0     0    0     0    0      SLH/DRK    100,000
Durandal        61     0     0    0     0    0      SLH         19,000  
Estoc           32     0     0    0     0    0      PRC         12,800
Falchion        39     0     0    0     0    0      SLH          8,000
Final Sword    110     0     0    0     0    0      SLH         72,000
Fleuret         20     0     0    0     0    0      PRC          2,880
Fragarach       32     0     0    0     0    0      SLH         18,000
Garian Sword    40     0     0    0     0    0      PRC         24,000
Geiborg         80     0     0    0     0    0      PRC         48,000
Golden Axe     140     0     0    0     0    0      SLH         62,000
Great Axe      115     0     0    0     0    0      SLH         40,000 
Great Sword     50     0     0    0     0    0      SLH         12,000
Gungner         56     0     0    0     0    0      PRC/ELE    100,000
Halberd         40     0     0    0     0    0      PRC         10,000
Handgun         15     0     0    0     0    0      PRC         12,000  
Hrunting        38     0     0    0     0    0      SLH/PSN     24,000   Poison
Ice Brand       48     0     0    0     5    0      SLH/WTR     32,000
Joyeuse         43     0     0    0     0    5      SLH         50,000
Kaiser Knuckle  15     0     0    0     0    0      BSH         33,000
Kaladbolg       65     0     0    0     8    0      SLH         52,000
Katana          24     0     0    0     0    0      SLH          9,000  
Knife            7     0     0    0     0    0      PRC            200
Kotetsu         31     0     0    0     0    0      SLH         15,000 
Kris Naga       45     0     0    0     0    0      PRC         32,000
Kunitsuna       58     0     0    0     0    0      SLH         42,000 
Laevatain       25     0     0    0     5    0      SLH/FRE     32,000
Lance           49     0     0    0     0    0      PRC         16,000 
Long Sword      26     0     0    0     0    0      SLH         11,800
Longinus        92     0     0    0     0    0      PRC         68,000
Mace            32     0     0    0     0    0      BSH            800
Mach Punch      30     0     0    0     0    0      BSH         21,000
Main Gauche     24     0     0    0     0    0      PRC          5,280
Masamune        39     0     0    0     0    0      SLH         24,800   
Milican's Sword  1     0     0    0     0    0      SLH/BSH     30,000   Petrify
Mjollnjr        28     0     0    0     0    0      BSH/ELE     28,000 
Morgenstern     50     0     0    0     0    0      MSH/PRC     10,000
Muramasa        84     0     0    0     0    0      SLH/CRS     98,000
Mystletain      28     0     0    0     0    0      SLH/HLY     28,000
Nebula          52     0     0    0     0    0      PRC         40,000
Nunchakus       30     0     0    0     0    0      BSH              0
Osafune         48     0     0    0     0    0      SLH         30,000
Partizan        32     0     0    0     0    0      PRC          6,400
Rapier          16     0     0    0     0    0      PRC            480
RPG            100     0     0    0     0    0      SLH              0
Short Sword     15     0     0    0     0    0      SLH            800
Silver Gun      30     0     0    0     0    0      PRC         50,000
Small Sword     28     0     0    0     0    0      PRC          8,800
Spear           24     0     0    0     0    0      PRC          1,000
Terror Bear      1     0     0    0     0    0      BSH/CRS          0
Throwing Sickle 30     0     0    0     0    0      SLH          9,000
Tomahawk        20     0     0    0     0    0      SLH          7,000
Trident         58     0     0    0     0    0      PRC         20,000
Valmanway       36     0     0    0     0    0      SLH         88,000
Whip Knuckle    20     0     0    0     0    0      BSH         17,000
Whip Sword      36     0     0    0     0    0      PRC         16,000
Yasutsuna       69     0     0    0     0    0      SLH         58,000


C) Armor Index
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Name                 ATK   DEF   STR  CON   INT   LCK     Price   Effect
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Aquarius              0     28    0    0     0     0      15,000
Army Jacket           0     24    0    0     0     0      15,000
Biker Jacket          0     13    2    0     0     0       2,400
Black Belt            0     2     5    0     0     0       5,500
Black Cloak           0     5     0    0     0     0       2,980
Blocking Mail         0     25    0    0     0     0      26,090
Bloody Stud           0     5     0    0     2     0       8,000
Breastplate           0     12    0    0     0     0       1,880
Cape                  0     2     0    0     0     0         200
Casual Clothes        0     3     0    0     0     0         200
Chain Mail            0     25    0    0     0     0       8,000
Chaos Ring            0     1     1    1     1     0       0 Fast MP Restore 
Crimson Cloak         0     4     0    0     0     0       1,200
Cuirass               0     38    0    0     0     0      14,000
Cloth Tunic           0     4     0    0     0     0         300
Death's Robe          0     42    4    4     13    4      42,000
Demon's Mail          0     56    0    0     0     0      66,000
Dracula's Tunic       0     44    6    6     6     6      39,000
Elfin Robe            0     16    0    0     8     0       5,000
Eversing              0     46    0    0     0     0      30,000
Flame Necklace        0     2     0    0     5     0         500
Gold Ring             0     1     0    0     0     0      50,000 Money Drops+ 
Gold Stud             0     4     0    0     1     0       6,000
Gym Clothes           0     7     0    2     0     0       1,000
Hauberk               0     31    0    0     0     0       9,800
Heart Pendant         0     1     0    0     0     2         250 Heart Drops+
Hoop Earring          0     1     0    0     1     0       1,000           
Justaucorps           0     19    1    0     1     0      12,880
Kung Fu Suit          0     9     1    0     0     0       2,000
Leather Armor         0     8     0    0     0     0         800
Mage Robe             0     10    0    0     5     0       2,300
Megingiord            0     5     10   0     0     0      10,000
Mina's Talisman       0     0     0    0     0     0           0
Neck Warmer           0     3     0    10    0     0       8,800
Ninja Suit            0     17    2    2     0     0       5,000
Olrox's Suit          0     38    2    2     2     0      24,000
Pendant               0     0     0    0     0     1          80   
Pitch Black Suit      0     29    0    0     2     0      19,600
Platinum Stud         0     6     0    0     1     0      10,000
Power Belt            0     3     2    0     0     0       2,500
Rare Ring             0     0     0    0     0     5      50,000 Rare Drops +
Red Scarf             0     2     0    5     0     0       1,180
Ring Mail             0     16    0    0     0     0       2,800
Rosary                0     3     0    0     10    0      10,000
Rune Ring             0     1     0    0     0     0      50,000 MP Restore +
Satan's Ring          0     6     3    3     3     0      66,666
Scarf                 0     1     0    2     0     0         370
Scale Mail            0     20    0    0     0     0       4,200
Serenity Robe         0     34    0    0     10    0      23,000
Shaman Ring           0     1     0    0     0     0      50,000 EXP Gain +
Silk Robe             0     4     0    0     2     0         800
Silver Stud           0     3     0    0     1     0       4,000
Skull Necklace        0     5     0    0     2     -1        666
Soul Eater Ring       0     0     0    0     0     5     300,000 Soul Drops +
Tear of Blood         0     8     1    1     1     0      30,000
Three 7s              0     0     0    7     7     7       7,770
Traveler Cape         0     3     0    0     0     0         600
Turquoise Stud        0     2     0    0     1     0       2,000
War Fatigues          0     15    3    0     0     0       3,200
Wyrm Robe             0     22    0    0     0     0      15,000


Note: These stat changes are not static; your level will also affect them.

D) Food and Other Pickups
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Name               Affects          Heals              Price
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Amanita              HP              -100                   1
Anti-Venom         Status           Poison                100
Beef Curry           HP               500               1,380
Boiled Starfish      HP               120                 400
Caviar               HP             1,000               3,000 
Corn Soup            HP                80                 150
Coffee               HP               100                 230
Cream Puff           HP                80                 120
Cream Soda           HP               100                 400
Foie Gras            HP             1,000               1,000
Fried Chicken        HP               129                 400
Grapes               HP                60                 380
Hot Dog              HP                60                 100
Hamburger            HP                30                 100
High Mind Up         MP               200               1,200
High Potion          HP               200               1,000
Ice Cream            HP                50                 100
Mana Prism           MP             1,000               3,000
Meat Strip           HP                29                 290
Melon                HP               300               1,500
Milk                 HP                60                 148  
Mind Up              MP               100                 400
Mushroom             HP               100                 190
Noodles              HP               300                 800
Pancake              HP                70                 100
Paella               HP               120                 800
Piroshki             HP                50                 100
Potion               HP               100                 300
Pudding              HP               100                 150
Pumpkin Pie          HP                60                 100
Rice Ball            HP                50                 100
Rotten Meat          HP              -200                   1
Rusty Food Tin       HP              -600                   1
Salmon Meuniere      HP               120               1,000
Spaghetti            HP               150                 950
Spoiled Milk         HP              -400                   1
Strawberry           HP               150                 530
Super Potion         HP             5,000               5,000
Tasty Meat           HP               290                 400
Tea                  HP                80                 200
Tinned Spinach       HP                40                 100
Truffle              HP             1,000               3,000
Uncurse Potion     Status           Curse                 100


E) Specialties
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All weapons have special attacks that can be executed with the A button.
Some items cannot be found simply laying around the castle; so will appear
only after defeating certain foes, acquiring certain souls for synthesis,
and bonuses for having played another Castlevania game. Here's a breakdown
of these special features:

1) Weapon Special Attacks:
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Knives and Lesser Swords:
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Name                          Description
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Knife                        Basic Quick Stab
Combat Knife                 Basic Quick Stab
Baselard                     Basic Quick Stab
Cutall               Warp behind enemy and stab them
Cinquedia            Warp behind enemy and stab them

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Rapiers:
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Name                         Description
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Rapier                    Basic Quick Thrust
Fleuret                   Basic Quick Thrust
Main Gauche               Basic Quick Thrust
Small Sword               Basic Quick Thrust
Estoc                     Basic Quick Thrust
Whip Sword                Basic Quick Thrust
Garian Sword              Basic Quick Thrust
Kris Naga                 Basic Quick Thrust
Nebula                    Basic Quick Thrust

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Swords:
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Name                         Description
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Short Sword                  Basic Slash
Cutlass                      Basic Slash
Long Sword                   Basic Slash
Hrunting                     Basic Slash
Mystletain                   Basic Slash
Joyeuse                      Basic Slash
Milican's Sword              Basic Slash
Ice Brand           Blows ice breath in front of you
Laevatain           Fireball explodes in front of you.
Burtgang                     Basic Slash
Kaldabolg                    Basic Slash
Valmanway                       None

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Great Swords:
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Name                         Description
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Claymore                     Basic Swing
Falchion                     Basic Swing
Great Sword                  Basic Swing
Durandal                     Basic Swing
Dainslef                     Basic Swing
Ascalon                      Basic Swing
Balmung                      Basic Swing
Final Sword                  Basic Swing
Claimh Solais             Sword length doubles 

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Spears:
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Name                         Description
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Spear                   Triple Stab Attack
Partizan                Triple Stab Attack
Halberd                    Basic Thrust
Lance                   Triple Stab Attack
Trident                    Basic Thrust
Brionac                    Basic Thrust
Geiborg                    Basic Thrust
Longinus                Triple Stab Attack
Gungner         Lightning Beam shoots across the screen, hits twice

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Maces:
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Name                         Description
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Mace                     Basic Forward Smash
Morgenstern              Basic Forward Smash 
Mjollnjr                 Basic Forward Smash

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Axes:
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Name                         Description
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Axe                 Jumps off the screen, smashes back down.
Battle Axe          Jumps off the screen, smashes back down
Bhuj                Jumps off the screen, smashes back down
Great Axe           Jumps off the screen, smashes back down
Golden Axe          Jumps off the screen, smashes back down
Death Scythe        Summon skull that shoots out small distance

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Katanas:
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Name                         Description
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Blunt Sword              Double Slash Attack
Katana                   Double Slash Attack
Kotetsu                  Double Slash Attack
Masamune                 Double Slash Attack
Osafune                  Double Slash Attack
Kunitsuna                Double Slash Attack
Yasatsuna                Double Slash Attack
Muramasa                 Triple Slash Attack

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Punches:
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Name                         Description
____________________________________________

Unequipped (Bare Fists)          None
Brass Knuckles                 Uppercut
Cestus                         Uppercut
Whip Knuckle                   Uppercut
Mach Punch                     Uppercut
Kaiser Knuckle                 Uppercut

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Handguns:
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Name                         Description
_______________________________________________

Handgun                    Triple Bullet Shot
Silver Gun                 Triple Bullet Shot

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Throwing Weapons:
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Name                         Description
_____________________________________________

Boomerang                    Quick Throw
Tomahawk                     Quick Throw
Chakram                      Quick Throw
Throwing Sickle              Quick Throw

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Others:
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Name                         Description
_______________________________________________

RPG                             None
Terror Bear                   Basic Hit
Nunchakus                Adds additional swing


2) Weapons From Synthesis:
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Swords:
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Name            Original Weapon             Soul Required
____________________________________________________________

Cutlass          Short Sword                 Armor Knight
Long Sword       Cutlass                     Corpseweed 
Fragarach        Long Sword                  Great Armor 
Hrunting         Fragarach                   Mollusca
Mystletain       Fragarach                   Treant
Joyeuse          Mystletain/Hrunting         Killer Clown
Milican's Sword  Joyeuse                     Catoblepas
Ice Brand        Joyeuse                     Frozen Shade
Laevatain        Joyeuse                     Ukoback
Burtgang         Milican's Sword             Iron Golem
                 Laevatain                   Iron Golem
                 Ice Brand                   Iron Golem
Kaladbolg        Burtgang                    Arc Demon
Valmanway        Kaladbolg                   Abaddon


Great Swords:
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Name            Original Weapon             Soul Required
____________________________________________________________

Falchion         Claymore                    Warg
Great Sword      Falchion                    Great Armor
Durandal         Great Sword                 Valkerie         
Dainslef         Durandal                    Lilith
Ascalon          Dainself                    Draghignazzo
Balmung          Ascalon                     Gergoth
Final Sword      Balmung                     Final Guard
Claimh Solais    Final Sword                 Alastor


Hammers:
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Name            Original Weapon             Soul Required
____________________________________________________________

Morgenstern      Mace                        Needles
Mjolnir          Morgenstern                 Bugbear


Katanas:
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Name            Original Weapon             Soul Required
____________________________________________________________

Katana           Blunt Sword                 Bomber Armor
Kotetsu          Katana                      Mini Devil
Masamune         Kotetsu                     Devil
Otetsu           Masamune                    Barbariccia
Kunitsuna        Otetsu                      Malachi
Yasutsuna        Kunitsuna                   Gaibon
Muramasa         Yasutsuna                   Malacoda


Rapiers:
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Name            Original Weapon             Soul Required
____________________________________________________________

Whip Sword       Small Sword                 White Dragon
                 Estoc                       White Dragon
                 Main Gauche                 White Dragon
Garian Sword     Whip Sword                  Quetzacoatl
Nebula           Garian Sword                Malacoda


Spears:
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Name            Original Weapon             Soul Required
____________________________________________________________

Partizan         Spear                       Armor Knight
Halberd          Partizan                    Axe Armor
Lance            Halberd                     Valkerie
Trident          Lance                       Mini Devil
Brionac          Trident                     Decarabia
Geiborg          Brionac                     Slogra
Longinus         Geiborg                     Erinys
Gungnir          Longinus                    Bugbear


Punches:
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Name            Original Weapon             Soul Required
____________________________________________________________

Cestus           Brass Knuckles              Zombie
Whip Knuckle     Cestus                      Slaughterer
Mach Punch       Whip Knuckle                Hell Boar
Kaiser Knuckle   Mach Punch                  Werewolf


Axes:
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Name            Original Weapon             Soul Required
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Battle Axe       Axe                         Axe Armor
Bhuj             Battle Axe                  Manticore
Great Axe        Bhuj                        Great Axe Armor
Golden Axe       Great Axe                   Final Guard
Death Scythe     Golden Axe                  Death


3) Boss Rush Mode Items
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Item Name                     How to Obtain
____________________________________________________________

Death's Robe          Beat Boss Rush Mode in 6 minutes.
Nunchaku              Beat Boss Rush Mode in 7 minutes.
Potion                Beat Boss Rush Mode in more than 10 minutes.
RPG                   Beat Boss Rush Mode in 5 minutes or less.
Terror Bear           Beat Boss Rush Mode in 8 minutes.

Note: You can only get these items once; afterward, you'll only receive potions.

4) Items Dropped by Enemies
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Item Name           Rarity      Dropped By       Drop %
____________________________________________________________

Amanita             Common     Wakwak Tree        8%
Anti-Venom          Common     Mollusca           8%
Aquarius             Rare      Frozen Shade       4%
Axe                 Common     Axe Armor          8%
Beef Curry           Rare      Waiter Skeleton    4%
Biker Jacket         Rare      Quetzacoatl        4%
Black Belt           Rare      Werewolf           4%
Black Coat           Rare      Ripper             4%
Blocking Mail        Rare      Dead Crusader      4%
Blunt Sword         Common     Barbariccia        8%
Boiled Starfish     Common     Decarabia          8%
Boomerang           Common     Skelerang          8%
Breastplate         Common     Bomber Armor       8%
                    Common     Valkerie           8%
Chain Mail           Rare      Great Axe Armor    4%
Chakram              Rare      Amalaric Sniper    4%
Cloth Tunic         Common     Zombie             8%
Coffee              Common     Lilith             8%
Cream Puff          Common     Student Witch      8%
Cream Soda           Rare      Witch              4%
Cuirass              Rare      Final Guard        3%
Demon's Mail         Rare      Arc Demon          2%
Falchion             Rare      Dead Pirate        3%
Flame Necklace      Common     Succubus           8%
Fried Chicken       Common     Rycuda             8%
Grapes              Common     Alura Une          8%
Gym Clothes          Rare      Slaughterer        4%
Hamburger           Common     Killer Clown       8%
Hauberk             Common     Erinys             8%
Heart Pendant        Rare      Heart Eater        4%
High Mind Up        Common     Malachi            8%
Hot Dog             Common     Hell Boar          8%
Ice Cream           Common     Frozen Shade       8%
Katana              Common     Draghignazzo       8%
Kotetsu             Common     Malacoda           6%
Kung Fu Suit        Common     Fleaman            8%
Leather Armor        Rare      Axe Armor          4%
Mage Robe           Common     Witch              8%
Mana Prism          Common     Arc Demon          4%
                    Common     Stolas             8%
Meat Strip          Common     Catoblepas         8%
                    Common     Needles            8%
Melon                Rare      Erinys             4%
Milk                Common     Catoblepas         8%
                    Common     Gorgon             8%
Mind Up             Common     Devil              8%
High Mind Up        Common     Malachi            8%
Noodles             Common     Heart Eater        8%
Paella              Common     Cave Troll         8%
Pancake              Rare      Valkerie           4%
Partizan             Rare      Dead Warrior       4%
Pendant              Rare      Ghoul              4%
Piroshki            Common     Slaughterer        8%
Pitch Black Suit     Rare      Yeti               4%              
                     Rare      Succubus           4%
Pudding              Rare      Dead Mate          4%
Rice Ball           Common     Dead Warrior       8%
Ring Mail           Common     Great Armor        8%
Rotten Meat         Common     Ghoul              8%
Rusty Food Tin      Common     Dead Pirate        8%
Salmon Meuniere      Rare      Killer Fish        4%
Scale Mail          Common     Disc Armor         8%
Silk Robe           Common     Persephone         8% 
Spaghetti           Common     Manticore          8%
                    Common     Mushussu           8%
Skull Necklace       Rare      Devil              4%
Spear               Common     Armor Knight       8%
Spoiled Milk        Common     Hell Boar          8%
Strawberry           Rare      Persephone         4%
Super Potion         Rare      Final Guard        4%
Tasty Meat           Rare      Gorgon             4%
Tea                 Common     Ghost Dancer       8%
Three 7s             Rare      Killer Clowns      2%
Tinned Spinach      Common     The Creature       8%
Tomahawk            Common     Great Axe Armor    8%
Wyrm Robe            Rare      Flame Demon        4%


5)UMA Newspapers
-----------------

Volume #         Price                    Description
______________________________________________________________________________

UMA News 1-1      100      Exclusive Scoop! Abominable Snowman Discovered?!
UMA News 1-2      100      Snowman living on the mountains? Spotted near
                           mountain village!
UMA News 1-3      100      According to witnesses, the beast appeared to be
                           searching for food.
UMA News 2-1      100      Terror Alert! His name is Mothman!
UMA News 2-2      100      There have been numerous sightings of the creature
                           high in the sky.
UMA News 2-3      100      The latest reports indicate that it is drawn to 
                           intense light.
UMA News 2-4      100      The light apparently came from thunderbolts!
UMA News 3-1      100      Up in the sky! Is it a Man?
UMA News 3-2      100      Let us call this airborne being the Flying Humanoid.
UMA News 3-3      100      Could we ever achieve contact with this aerial being?
UMA News  4       100      With great regret, we announce that this is our final
                           issue.

6) Secret Items
-----------------

Name                               How/Where to Find 
________________________________________________________________________________

Bell              Obtain the Hippogriff Soul in The Abyss. Return to the bell 
                  Room in the Dark Chapel. Use the Hippogriff Soul to super jump
                  into the large bell on the far left. 

Crown             Go to the long vertical section of the Demon Guest House.
                  Go into the small room that is above the Save Room. There
                  Should be nothing but a Waiter Skeleton and a large chair
                  inside. After the Waiter Skeleton is gone, go to the front
                  of the chair and press up on the D-Pad to sit in it. After a
                  moment, a large crown will appear, a la old school
                  Castlevania. It's worth 5000 points, but sells for half. 

Konami Man        Go to the Cursed Clock Tower. Look for a square room almost
                  entirely bordered with spikes, and has a single Slime and
                  Tanjelly guarding it. Go to the small section in the middle
                  That isn't covered by spikes, then crouch down. After a moment
                  Konami Man will fly across the screen. 

7) Bonus Items
---------------

Name                              How to Obtain
_______________________________________________________________________________

Meat Strip      Have Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow inserted in your DS.
Rare Ring       Have Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow inserted in your DS.
Spoiled Milk    Have Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow inserted in your DS.

NOTE: You get these features ONLY when you start a new file. Also,The Aria of 
Sorrow Bonuses only work with cartridges that are from the same country. Mixing 
and matching American and Japanese imported cartridges won't work. 


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IV. Conclusion
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Well folks, there it is. A complete list of weapons, armor, and items to be 
found in the game, complete with their stat effects. Who'd of thought all of 
this stuff would be featured in only one Castlevania game? Anyway, all of these 
items are just waiting to be found and used against your hapless undead foes. I 
hope this guide helps you, as figuring out different and effective combinations 
of items can prove a tad difficult. I hope you enjoyed looking through this, 
with that CTRL F command right there at your fingertips. In the meantime, keep 
that DS fully charged, and may your gaming sessions be long and enjoyable.

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V. Copyrights and Other Legal Stuff
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Look folks, plagiarizing someone's stuff isn't a very nice or smart thing to 
do. In fact, it's illegal! That being said, this document is an electronically 
published work under full copyright protection. If for some unbeknownst reason 
that you want to use this FAQ, permission is granted ONLY as a private and 
personal reference copy. This guide may only be used on gamefaqs.com. Any 
other reproduction without my consent is strictly prohibited.

(c) discoinferno84 All Rights Reserved 

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VI. Contact Information
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People who send me useless emails tick me off. Thus:

-I will gladly take suggestions and/or constructive criticism for making this 
guide better. Be sure to include "Castlevania DS Item FAQ" somewhere in the 
title of the email.
-I will accept any information that I may have missed in this version.
-Do NOT send me spam/chain letters/ whatever other junk that might seem funny.
-You can reach me at: discoinferno84<at>gmail.com

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VII. Credits and Special Thanks
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-Konami, for giving us yet another awesome installment of the Castlevania 
series.
-DoubleJump Books, and their excellent comprehensive guide for this game. 
-Gamefaqs, for providing a wealth of information for gamers like me.
-penguin knight, for noticing my mistakes in the Item Drop Section.
-Marneshi, for compiling the list of weapon specials.
-Arcane Ether, for noticing what was missing in the Weapons Synthesis Section.
-You, for checking this out and hopefully using it well.


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