Amduscias, also known as Hellfire Beast, is an enemy in the Castlevania series. He is a demon in the form of a unicorn, known as one of the best musicians in Hell.


Illustration of King Amdusias by Louis Le Breton, from the Dictionnaire Infernal.

King Amdusias has twenty-nine legions of demons and spirits under his command and has the rank of "Great King". He is depicted as a human with claws instead of hands and feet, the head of a unicorn, and a trumpet to symbolize his powerful voice.

Amdusias is associated with thunder and it has been said that his voice is heard during storms. In other sources, he is accompanied by the sound of trumpets when he comes and will give concerts if commanded, but while all his types of musical instruments can be heard, they cannot be seen. He is regarded as being the demon in charge of the cacophonous music that is played in Hell and can make trees bend at will.


Amduscias is a unicorn demon. He has a mainly human body with a gray horse head. He can summon powerful thunderbolts or cause pillars of fire to erupt where the player is standing.

In Castlevania: Symphony of the Night he has a puffy red-furred mane and wears dark-colored armor, whereas in Castlevania: Curse of Darkness his torso is exposed and holds a magic book on his hand with which he attacks by summoning bizarre tornadoes from ripped out pages.


Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

In the North American version of Symphony of the Night he is called Hellfire Beast, while in the original Japanese version he is called Amduscias. He only appears in one room in the Catacombs.

He is a modified palette swap of the Discus Lord from the same game.

No. Name JPN Level HP
89 Hellfire Beast Amduscias 23 380
Strong Immune Weak Absorb EXP
- - - - 150
Location Drop Guard
Catacombs Lightning Mail, Fire Mail
Description "Thunder-wielding demon. Called "Musician from Hell"."

Castlevania: Curse of Darkness

He is described as "a horse-like monster known as the Artist of Hell". He attacks by conjuring tornadoes of ripped out pages from a book. He drops the rarest combining material in the game, the Angel Halo.

No. Name JPN HP
106 Amduscias Lv.39 423
Tolerance Weakness
Earth, Light -
Location Drop Steal EXP
Infinite Corridor Forgotten Memory, Angel Halo $200 298
Description "A horse-like monster known as the Artist of Hell. Attacks using a bizarre tornado of ripped out book pages."

No. Name JPN HP
129 Amduscias Lv.44 493
Tolerance Weakness
Earth, Light -
Location Drop Steal EXP
Dracula's Castle, Tower of Evermore Forgotten Memory, Angel Halo $200 572
Description "A horse-like monster known as the Artist of Hell. Attacks using a bizarre tornado of ripped out book pages."

Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin

A horse-headed demon that rushes at the player and discharges powerful lightning bolts from his fingertips. He only appears in one room of the Nest of Evil.

Amduscias may seem hard to kill at first, but there's an easy way to defeat him: just jump over him while he dashes and lure him into casting his lightning bolt attack. Quickly get behind him and cast 1,000 Blades. However, be careful of only casting this Dual Crush when he's in the middle of his lighting attack and not right after entering the room, as he has a notably high HP that will allow him to withstand the barrage of blades long enough for him to cast his lightning attack, which will most certainly traduce into an almost instant death to the player, as they'll get stun-locked while receiving powerful and continuous electric shocks that will deplete all their HP even if they're at a very high level. In addition, this lightning attack can sometimes cause Curse status.

He drops the Record 4, in addition to a spell called Thor's Bellow.

No. Name JPN HP
129 Amducias 1,999
Tolerance Weakness
Dark Holy
Location Common Drop Rare Drop EXP SP
Nest of Evil Thor's Bellow Record 4 1,280 33
Description "A demon in the form of a unicorn. One of the best musicians in hell."

Item Data

Item Data: Amduscias
Image Name - Game
Type / Users Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
Lightning Mail Icon.png Lightning Mail (Thunder Breastplate) - Symphony of the Night [edit]
Strong vs. Lightning attacks Body (Body Armor)
Attrib: Thunder
DEF +8
Find: Reverse Keep
Drop: Hellfire Beast
Fire Mail Icon.png 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)
Forgotten Memory.png Forgotten Memory - Curse of Darkness [edit]
Has existed since the creation of the Earth. Used to make weapons, but almost impossible to work with. Material
Sell: $100  Find: Infinite Corridor
Common Drop: Amduscias Lv.39/44, Unicorn Lv.39/44
Angel Halo.png Angel Halo - Curse of Darkness [edit]
Its name comes from its shape and its shine. Has strong holy powers. Material
Sell: $125  Find: Mortvia Aqueduct 1F
Rare Drop: Amduscias Lv.39/44
Evolve: Feather Sword, Estoc, Cross Helmet, Maximillian Armor
$200 - Curse of Darkness [edit]
' Pick-Up
Gold + 200
Find: Candelabras
Steal: Spectral Sword Lv.15/47, Basilisk Lv.23/46, Assassin Zombie Lv.24/34/44, Skeleton Trooper Lv.35, Unicorn Lv.39/44, Amduscias Lv.39/44
Spell PoR Icon.png Thor's Bellow - Portrait of Ruin [edit]
An ancient lightning spell that creates a ball of lightning. Magic Spell
Attrib: Electric
Consume: 120 MP 
Base Attack: 14/28 (Half/Full charge)
Drop: Amduscias
Effect: Creates a small electric storm that sends five lightning bolts at enemies. The storm itself damages enemies and hits multiple times.
Special: Fully charged: The electric storm becomes larger.
Record PoR Icon.png Record 4 (jpn) - Portrait of Ruin [edit]
Iron Blue Intention. Item
Jonathan, Charlotte 
Sell: $7,500  Drop: Amducias
Effect: Plays Iron Blue Intention on the Record Player.


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