1,000 Blades (also called Thousand Dagger or Thousand Edge) is a powerful attack involving the throwing of many daggers extremely fast. It first appeared as an Item Crash for Richter Belmont for the Dagger sub-weapon. He is able to perform this move in Rondo of Blood, Dracula X, Symphony of the Night and in The Dracula X Chronicles.
It could later be performed by Nathan Graves with the dagger sub-weapon, when the Pluto + Salamander cards combination was in effect. Juste Belmont could perform the move too by combining his dagger with the Wind Book.
1,000 Blades first appeared as a Dual Crush in Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin, where it could be performed by Jonathan Morris and Charlotte Aulin. Jonathan was able to launch fifty blades at enemies thanks to Charlotte's magic. In Castlevania: Harmony of Despair, it became this pair's signature Dual Crush, as no other character could perform a similar move which required the use of two characters.
|Item Data: 1,000 Blades|
|Image||Name - Game
|Type / Users||Attributes / Consume||Statistics / Sell||Found||Notes|
|Weak but quick, it flies in a straight path when thrown. ()||Sub-Weapon
Alucard, Richter, Maria (Saturn only)
|Attrib: Holy / Cut
Consume: 1 Heart (Alucard / Richter), 4 (Maria)
||Effect: 1 dagger thrown forward (Alucard, Richter); 4 long daggers thrown (Maria).|
Special: Item Crash (1,000 Blades, Richter only, 10 Hearts).
Consume: 40 MP
|Create: Dagger + Wind Book
||Effect: Juste performs the 1,000 Blades Item Crash, frenetically throwing a myriad of daggers to any direction he chooses.|
|Attack with a hail of knives.||Dual Crush
Consume: 80 MP
|Find: Sandy Grave ( )
||Effect: Charlotte grants Jonathan the necessary speed to rapidly throw daggers forward. Can be interrupted.|
Consume: 30 Hearts
|ATK = 3×30
||Effect: 1,000 Blades attack.|
Notes: Culter is Latin for "Knife".
Jonathan + Charlotte
||Effect: Charlotte powers up Johnathan, who throws a flurry of blades (throws towards Charlotte's side).|
- In Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin, this is the only Dual Crush spell that can be canceled when taking damage from enemies.
- In Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops and Portable Ops Plus, the character Gene, when using his Bowie knives, sometimes throws multiple knives in a manner similar to 1,000 Blades.
- Owing to the usual assortment of references to the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure manga/anime series found in Castlevania, 1,000 Blades is possibly a reference to the ability "Scared, are we?" used by Dio Brando during the climax of Stardust Crusaders, with Dio throwing 27 daggers at Jotaro Kujo.