For the Mirror of Fate location, see Abandoned Mine.

The Abandoned Pit to the Catacomb (焉道 Yūdō?, lit. "Path of the Departed"), known as the Abandoned Mine in most English versions, is a location in Castlevania: Symphony of the Night.


There is very little evidence of this place being a mine (and even less of it being abandoned), save for a few vertical chambers which display doors in the back which may be used to access the deeper and more rewarding regions of the environment. Rocky, mossy, darkened corridors make up the majority of this transition area.


The Abandoned Pit to the Catacomb is first reached after destroying a wooden floor in the Underground Caverns using an Ape Skeleton's exploding barrel, which appears after a switch is hit in the room across from the top of the waterfall, which requires the Leap Stone. The pit itself is a very short level which travels downward. It can be exited early to the right to enter a Teleport Room. Continuing downward leads to a room where the boss Cerberus is fought, which appears to be the entrance to Hades. Beyond this area are the Catacombs.

The corresponding level to the Abandoned Pit to the Catacomb in the Reverse Castle is the Cave.

Item Data

Item Data: Abandoned Pit to the Catacomb
Image Name - Game
Type / Users Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
Card Icon Demon Card (Tiny Devil's Essence) - Symphony of the Night [edit]
Summons "Devil" Familiar Relic (Familiar)
Find: Abandoned Pit to the Catacomb
Combat Knife Icon Combat Knife (jpn) - Symphony of the Night [edit]
Flat Combat Dagger Short Sword (Dagger)
Attrib: Cut
ATT +24
Find: Abandoned Pit to the Catacomb
Drop: Gurkha
Effect: Stab;
Special: ←→ + [Attack] for Slash
Coral Circlet Icon Coral Circlet (jpn) - Symphony of the Night [edit]
Immune to curses Head (Crown/Circlet)
Attrib: Curse
INT +7
Drop: Venus Weed
Effect: Resistance vs. Curses
Gold Circlet Icon Gold Circlet (Silver Circlet) - Symphony of the Night [edit]
Restores HP by holy damage Head (Crown/Circlet)
Attrib: Holy
INT +6
Drop: Salem Witch
Effect: Holy-based attacks of enemies heal Alucard instead of damaging.
Fire Mail Icon Fire Mail (Fire Breastplate) - Symphony of the Night [edit]
Strong vs. fire-based attacks Body (Body Armor)
Attrib: Fire
DEF +4
Find: Castle Keep
Drop: Gremlin, Hellfire Beast, Efreet (Saturn-only)
Power of Sire Icon Power of Sire (Power of Father) - Symphony of the Night [edit]
Damages all enemies [use] Bomb
Attrib: Hit
ATT +40
Find: Final Stage: Bloodlines, Abandoned Pit to the Catacomb, Reverse Caverns
Effect: Multiple hit per use
Barley Tea Icon Barley Tea (Beer) - Symphony of the Night [edit]
Cool barley tea [use] Food (Beverage)
HP +15
Find: Abandoned Pit to the Catacomb
Drop: Ouija Table
Grapes Icon Grapes (jpn) - Symphony of the Night [edit]
Juicy seedless grapes [use] Food (Fruit)
HP +5
Drop: Thornweed
Shiitake Icon Shiitake (Delicious Mushroom) - Symphony of the Night [edit]
Japanese mushroom [use] Food
HP +30
Find: Abandoned Pit to the Catacomb, Cave, Reverse Caverns, Underground Caverns
Shortcake Icon Shortcake (jpn) - Symphony of the Night [edit]
Strawberry shortcake [use] Food (Sweet)
HP +11
Drop: Salem Witch
Strawberry Icon Strawberry (jpn) - Symphony of the Night [edit]
Ripe red strawberry [use] Food (Fruit)
HP +10
Drop: Thornweed
Peanuts Icon Peanuts (jpn) - Symphony of the Night [edit]
Difficult to eat [use] Food
HP +50
Find: Abandoned Pit to the Catacomb, Reverse Caverns
Drop: Gardener (Saturn-only)
Effect: Must catch with mouth (press up) to eat
Turkey Icon Turkey (jpn) - Symphony of the Night [edit]
Roast turkey [use] Food (Meat)
HP +80
Find: Abandoned Pit to the Catacomb, Castle Keep, Entrance
Drop: Flea Rider
Heart Refresh Icon Heart Refresh (Heart Repair) - Symphony of the Night [edit]
Restores 500 hearts [use] Medicine (Heart Potion)
Hearts +500
Find: Final Stage: Bloodlines, Black Marble Gallery, Death Wing's Lair
Drop: Archer, Blue Venus Weed, Venus Weed
Resist Fire Icon Resist Fire (jpn) - Symphony of the Night [edit]
Brief resistance to fire [use] Medicine (Attribute Potion)
Attrib: Fire
Find: Throughout castle (all)
Drop: Gremlin
Ring of Ares Icon Ring of Ares (Laurin's Ring) - Symphony of the Night [edit]
Confers Strength of Twenty-Four Men Other (Ring)
STR +24, DEF -24
Find: Abandoned Pit to the Catacomb
Life Vessel Icon Life Vessel [alt] - Symphony of the Night [edit]
Increases the player's maximum HP (life) capacity. Item (standard)
Maximum HP + 5
Find: Found throughout the Castle, often in containers.
Drop: Most bosses.
Effect: Restore all life and increases Max HP


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