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    Weapons FAQ by atthedrivein396

    Updated: 05/26/03 | Printable Version | Search This Guide

    
    
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                       *Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow Weapons FAQ*
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    Author: AtTheDriveIn
    E-mail: AtTheDriveIn396@aol.com
    AIM: Same as above
    
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    Table of Contents
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    I. Introduction
    II. Game Controls
    III. Weapons Guide
    IV. Thanks 
    V.Copyright Information
    
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    I. Introduction
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    This is a guide to all the weapons in Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow. This guide 
    will tell you the stats to (almost) all the weapons in the game. The weapons
    are ordered by ATT power. Keep in mind the ATT power doesn't make the weapon.
    E-mail me if I missed anything. Enjoy.
    
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    II. Game Controls
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    Directional Buttons: Move Soma in the direction corresponding to the
    direction you press.
    
    B Button: Attack with equipped weapon.
    A Button: Jump (press again to double jump when you receive that ability)
    R Button: Uses your guardian (blue) soul. 
    L Button: Press to dash backwards (once you get that ability) 
    
    Up + B Button: Uses your attack (red) soul.
    Down + B Button while in double jump: Does a drop kick (once you have that
    ability). 
    
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    III. Weapon Guide
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    Name: Handgun 
    Type of Weapon: Gun
    Description: Uses 9mm Parabellum rounds.
    Element: N/A
    Stats: ATT+1
    Special Info: Fast firing rate
    
    
    Name: Valmanway
    Type of Weapon: Sword
    Description: Creates a bladed vortex that slices enemies to pieces
    Element: N/A
    Stats: ATT+2
    Special Info: Don't let it's low stats fool you, this is an EXCELLENT weapon.
    One press of the attack button hits many times, plus you can press attack over
    and over and attack while running. Almost identical to the Crissaegrim from
    SOTN. Only available as prize in Boss Rush Mode.
    
    
    Name: Mach punch 
    Type of Weapon: Hand-to-hand
    Description: Throws punches faster than the eye can see
    Element: N/A
    Stats: ATT+5
    Special Info: Fast
    
    
    Name: Short Sword
    Type of Weapon: Sword
    Description: Short sword
    Element: N/A
    Stats: ATT+8
    Special Info: Nothing special.
    
    
    Name: Rapier 
    Type of Weapon: Sword
    Description: Sword made for stabbing
    Element: N/A
    Stats: ATT+14
    Special Info: N/A
    
    
    Name: Bastard Sword
    Type of Weapon: Sword
    Description: Long sword with a broad blade and hilt
    Element: N/A
    Stats: ATT+16
    Special Info: Good sword early on.
    
    
    Name: Whip Sword
    Type of Weapon: Sword/whip
    Description: Extendable sword.
    Element: N/A
    Stats: ATT+16
    Special Info: Very much like a whip.
    
    
    Name: Spear 
    Type of Weapon: Spear
    Description: Standard spear
    Element: N/A
    Stats: ATT+17
    Special Info: N/A
    
    
    Name: Baselard
    Type of Weapon: Dagger
    Description: Your standard dagger.
    Element: N/A
    Stats: ATT+19
    Special Info: Nothing special
    
    
    Name: Cutall
    Type of Weapon: Sword
    Description: Short sword for stabbing
    Element: N/A
    Stats: ATT+20
    Special Info: N/A
    
    
    Name: Broadsword
    Type of Weapon: Sword
    Description: Wide-bladed sword
    Element: N/A
    Stats: ATT+20
    Special Info: N/A
    
    
    Name: Gladius
    Type of Weapon: Sword
    Description: Ancient Roman sword
    Element: N/A
    Stats: ATT+22
    Special Info: Decent sword.
    
    
    Name: Combat Knife
    Type of Weapon: Knife
    Description: Knife designed for hand-to-hand combat
    Element: N/A
    Stats: ATT+24
    Special Info: Nothing special
    
    
    Name: Scmitar 
    Type of Weapon: Sword
    Description: Curved blade with sharp edge.
    Element: N/A
    Stats: ATT+25
    Special Info: N/A
    
    
    Name: Trident
    Type of Weapon: Spear
    Description: Spear with a three-pronged tip
    Element: N/A
    Stats: ATT+28
    Special Info: N/A
    
    Name: Gungner
    Type of Weapon: Spear
    Description: Lightning-infused spear
    Element: Lightning
    Stats: ATT+29
    Special Info: N/A
    
    
    Name: Kunitsuna 
    Type of Weapon: Sword
    Description: Said to have killed a demon
    Element: N/A
    Stats: ATT+30
    Special Info: N/A
    
    
    Name: Hrunting 
    Type of Weapon: Sword
    Description: Poison-secreting sword
    Element: Poison
    Stats: ATT+30
    Special Info: N/A
    
    Name: Vjaya
    Type of Weapon: Sword
    Description: Wrought by the lightning of Indra.
    Element: Lightning
    Stats: ATT+30
    Special Info: N/A
    
    
    Name: Estoc 
    Type of Weapon: Sword
    Description: Sword with a thin, needle-like blade
    Element: N/A
    Stats: ATT+31
    Special Info: N/A
    
    
    Name: Katana
    Type of Weapon: Sword
    Description: No-descript sword.
    Element: N/A
    Stats: ATT+31
    Special Info: N/A
    
    
    Name: Claymore
    Type of Weapon: Sword
    Description: Well-balanced sword
    Element: N/A
    Stats: ATT+32
    Special Info: N/A
    
    
    Name: Lance 
    Type of Weapon: Spear
    Description: Long spear used by cavalry soldiers
    Element: N/A
    Stats: ATT+32
    Special Info: N/A
    
    
    Name: Hammer
    Type of Weapon: Hammer
    Description: Your standard hammer.
    Element: N/A
    Stats: ATT+34
    Special Info: Very slow
    
    
    Name: Milican's Sword
    Type of Weapon: Sword
    Description: Can turn enemies to stone
    Element: Stone
    Stats: ATT+34
    Special Info: N/A
    
    
    Name: Mystletain
    Type of Weapon: Sword
    Description: Sword carved from a sacred tree
    Element: N/A
    Stats: ATT+36
    Special Info: N/A
    
    
    Name: Osafune
    Type of Weapon: Sword
    Description: Sword with a very long blade
    Element: N/A
    Stats: ATT+38
    Special Info: Long reach
    
    
    Name: Gram 
    Type of Weapon: Sword
    Description: Famous sword known as "Gram"
    Element: N/A
    Stats: ATT+38
    Special Info: N/A
    
    
    Name: Partizan
    Type of Weapon: Spear
    Description: Spear with an extra-wide tip
    Element: N/A
    Stats: ATT+39
    Special Info: N/A
    
    
    Name: Great Sword 
    Type of Weapon: Sword
    Description: Heavy longsword
    Element: N/A
    Stats: ATT+40
    Special Info: Dropped by Great Armor
    
    
    Name: Yasutsuna
    Type of Weapon: Sword
    Description: Said to have killed a demon
    Element: N/A
    Stats: ATT+40
    Special Info: N/A
    
    Name: Silver Gun 
    Type of Weapon: Gun
    Description: Fires sterling silver bullets.
    Element: N/A
    Stats: ATT+42
    Special Info: Can only be obtained while playing on Hard difficulty.
    
    Name: Muramasa
    Type of Weapon: Sword
    Description: Its blade is hungry for blood
    Element: N/A
    Stats: ATT+44
    Special Info: Hold down B for more damage.
    
    
    Name: Warhammer
    Type of Weapon: Hammer
    Description: hammer designed for hand-to-hand combat
    Element: N/A
    Stats: ATT+45
    Special Info: N/A
    
    
    Name: Whip knuckle 
    Type of Weapon: Hand-to-hand
    Description: Allows you to throw whip-like punches
    Element: N/A
    Stats: ATT+49
    Special Info: N/A
    
    
    Name: Battle Axe 
    Type of Weapon: Axe
    Description: Axe designed for hand-to-hand combat
    Element: N/A
    Stats: ATT+50
    Special Info: Slow
    
    
    Name: Positron Rifle 
    Type of Weapon: Gun
    Description: Fires positive electrons
    Element: N/A
    Stats: ATT+50
    Special Info: Only obtainable in Boss Rush Mode.
    
    
    Name: Burtgang
    Type of Weapon: Sword
    Description: Mystical sword of protection
    Element: N/A
    Stats: ATT+50, DEF+2, CON+2
    Special Info: N/A
    
    
    Name: Rahab's Sword
    Type of Weapon: Sword
    Description: Enchanted sword of ice
    Element: Ice
    Stats: ATT+52
    Special Info: Good against fire enemies.
    
    
    Name: Tallhammer
    Type of Weapon: Hammer
    Description: Lightning-summoning hammer
    Element: Lightning
    Stats: ATT+56
    Special Info: Slow
    
    
    Name: Joyeuse 
    Type of Weapon: Sword
    Description: Beautiful sword made out of gold
    Element: N/A
    Stats: ATT+64
    Special Info: None
    
    
    Name: Laevatain
    Type of Weapon: Sword
    Description: Enchanted sword of fire
    Element: Fire
    Stats: ATT+65
    Special Info: Good sword overall.
    
    
    Name: Kaladbolg
    Type of Weapon: Sword
    Description: Sword of Darkness
    Element: Darkness
    Stats: ATT+84
    Special Info: Good sword. I used it for a while. Better on Julius Belmont than
    Claimh Solais.
    
    
    Name: Dainslef
    Type of Weapon: Sword
    Description: Ultimate magical sword
    Element: ?
    Stats: ATT+96, DEF-1, CON-2, INT-2
    Special Info: N/A
    
    
    Name: Balmung
    Type of Weapon: Sword
    Description: Legendary sword of the dragon slayers
    Element: N/A
    Stats: ATT+100
    Special Info: Strong and slow
    
    
    Name: Ascalon 
    Type of Weapon: Sword
    Description: Famous sword of the dragon slayers
    Element: N/A
    Stats: ATT+102
    Special Info: N/A
    
    
    Name: Ronginus' Spear
    Type of Weapon: Spear
    Description: Holy spear
    Element: Holy
    Stats: ATT+102
    Special Info: The following info was submitted to me by Aaron Mitschelen: "If 
    you're interested in where that name came from, the Lanceof Longinus is the 
    spear that was supposedly used to stab Jesus before hiscrucifixion.  It's 
    mentioned in a LOT of Japanese stuff, anime inparticular, and was also 
    mentioned in the game "Spear of Destiny" (thesemi-sequel to the original 
    Wolfenstein 3d).  As for why it's "Ronginus'" inthis, I can only assume it's 
    the lack of an "l" sound in the Japanese language that's responsible.  It 
    wouldn't be the first time a game used an r when it meant l."
    
    
    Name: Claimh Solais
    Type of Weapon: Sword
    Description: Sword with a sparkling blade.
    Element: Holy
    Stats: ATT+106, DEF+4, STR+7, CON+7, INT+7
    Special Info: This is a great sword. Very useful, considered by many the best
    sword in the game.
    
    
    Name: Final Sword
    Type of Weapon: Sword
    Description: Sword carried by the Final Guard.
    Element: N/A
    Stats: ATT+108
    Special Info: Very strong, but very slow as well.
    
    
    Name: Excalibur 
    Type of Weapon: Sword
    Description: Legendary sword in the stone
    Element: N/A
    Stats: ATT+120
    Special Info: Can only be obtained in Boss Rush Mode. Very strong, but very 
    slow as well.
    
    Name: Death's Sickle
    Type of Weapon: Sickle
    Description: Soul-hunting scythe of Death.
    Element: N/A
    Stats: ATT+130, LCK+13
    Special Info: Can only be obtained while playing on Hard difficulty.
    
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    IV. Thanks
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    Thanks to:
    
    Aaron Mitschelen for the Ronginus' spear.
    
    
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    V. Copyright Information
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    Copyright  2003 by AtTheDriveIn
    
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    Castlevania  and Aria of Sorrow  are either registered trademarks or 
    trademarks of KONAMI CORPORATION. 
    
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