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    Shield Rod FAQ by Shinya

    Updated: 12/09/00 | Printable Version | Search This Guide

    
          -Castlevania Symphony of the Night-
                -For Sony Playstation-
    
    Author: Shinya 
    E-Mail: kain_is_evil@yahoo.com
    
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    Shield Rod FAQ
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    -Contents-
    
    *Introduction*
    *Shield Rod*
    *Status Changing Shields*
    *Spell Casting Shields*
    *Alucard Shield*
    *Legal Stuff*
    
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    Introduction
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    I've been playing this game for quite some time now
    (about 3 years), and reading all of the other
    wonderful FAQS for this game, I decided why not write
    a FAQ about one of the most agile weapons in the game,
    the Shield Rod. This FAQ will not tell you how to
    obtain any of the shields that are required to do the
    wonderful stuff that the Shield Rod can do. Most of
    the information is pretty accurate to my knowing of
    the game. If there are any mistakes, please let me
    know.
    
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    Shield Rod
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    If you do not know where the Shield Rod can be
    obtained, it is in the far bottom room of the
    Colleseum in Castlevania. The Shield Rod can be paired
    up with any shield that you own to create status
    changes, give protection to an element, or to cast an
    elemental spell.
     
    Item Shield Rod: Attack +16 Def +4
    Description: Extra effective with shield
    
    To use the Shield Rod to its full effect you must
    equip a shield in one hand and the Shield Rod in the
    other. Hitting the Sqaure Button ([]) and Circle
    Button (O) at the same time, with both Shield Rod and
    shield of your choice, will cast whatever that shield
    has to offer. 
    
    NOTE: Controls set at default
    
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    Status Changing Shields
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    The shields listed below with change Alucards physical
    traits for a short period of time.
    
    *Leather Shield*
    Casting cost: 10mp
    Effect: Summons a Cow to increase Alucards Def +20.
     
    *Shaman Shield*
    Casting cost: 10mp
    Effect: Summons a Flying Ram to increase Alucards 
    INT by an unknown amount.
    
    *Knight Shield*
    Casting cost: 10mp
    Effect: Summons a Horse to increase Alucards Def by an
    unknown amount.
    
    *Herald Shield*
    Casting cost: 10mp
    Effect: Summons a Princess to give Alucard protection
    from Fire and Thunder.
    
    *Goddess Shield*
    Casting cost: 40mp
    Effect: Summons a Totem to give Alucard protection
    from Dark.
    
    *Alucart Shield*
    Casting cost: 10mp
    Effect: ?
    
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    Spell Casting Shields
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    The shields listed below are all used to cast spells
    that do damage on enemies.
    
    *Medusa Shield*
    Casting cost: 30mp
    Spell: Summons a Medusa head to make a high screen
    attack on enemies.
    
    *Fire Shield*
    Casting cost: 50mp
    Spell: Summons 3 fire dragons to make a full screen
    attack on enemies
    
    *Skull Shield*
    Casting cost: 40mp
    Spell: Summons a huge pile of skulls to make a
    mid-screen laser beam attack on enemies.
    
    *Axelord Shield*
    Casting cost: 20mp
    Spell: Summons an Axelord to make a running ground
    attack on enemies.
    
    *Iron Shield*
    Casting cost: 20mp
    Spell: Summons a Knight that does a twin sword attack
    across the whole screen on enemies.
    
    *Dark Shield*
    Casting cost: 30mp
    Spell: Summons an Undead Soul that casts a Dark
    elemental Spell on all enemies.
    
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    Alucard Shield
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    The reason this has its own topic is that the Alucard
    Shield, paired with the Shield Rod, is one of, if not,
    the best weapon in the game. This shield has great
    power, in that it can deal large amounts of damage and
    heal you at the same time. Casting this shield will
    give you these powers:
    
    -Every time you hit something, weither it be a candle
    or enemy, it will heal you 8hp.
    -Every enemy you hit with it will take out 255hp no
    matter what.
    -Hold the shield button down will slowly drain your MP
    bar, so be careful.
    -The effect lasts quite a bit if your MP bar  doesn't
    hit 0.
    
    This shield almost makes you invincible, and is
    considered really cheap, and by far the quickest way
    to kill Dracula.
    
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    Legal Stuff
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    This document may not be used for personal public
    re-distribution, and may not be posted on any other
    site other than GameFAQS. Any information you take
    from here and use it for any other FAQ or Tips Guide
    without my personal consent is prohibited by law.
    
    This document is a copyright of Shinya 2000.
    
    Thank you for reading.
    
    12/6/2000 Shinya