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In the Nibelungenlied, Siegfried's sword is called Balmung; in Richard Wagner's Ring Cycle, it is called Nothung. It is a particularly large Greatsword.

Game specific informationEdit

Castlevania: Aria of SorrowEdit

The Balmung can be considered a "supersized" version of Gram. It is the largest sword in the game by far (larger than Soma). It's not precisely swung but rather "summoned" directly in front of Soma. It has an attack of an even +100. It's by no means the most powerful sword in the game, though, as there are several overhead-swinging swords that are more powerful than it (the next most powerful being the Final Sword). It's also not quite as powerful as the other main dragon-slaying sword Ascalon, although it is much larger and easier to wield.

This sword is one of the rewards found in The Arena. It can be found at the end of the middle challenge room by the elevator shaft. This nasty hallway consists of spikes and conveyor belts, and is infested by Medusa Heads, Erinyes and an Arc Demon. Once reaching the end of the room, the player has to jump over a slamming spiked trap to claim their prize, then re-enter the hallway and attempt to survive it again.

This sword may come in handy in the battle with the giant Balore. Furthermore, due to the way it attacks and its length, it's arguably the best weapon to use in the battle against Julius Belmont (way more than the Claimh Solais, as that sword is Holy-based and Julius is resistant to that damage type).

Castlevania: Dawn of SorrowEdit

The Balmung in Dawn of Sorrow is quite a bit different from the one in Aria of Sorrow. It is a standard Great Sword and can be created by evolving an Ascalon by sacrificing a Gergoth soul. This may be a painful sacrifice, since the Gergoth's soul can only be gained once in the game and its continuous energy beam can be very useful, but since the Gergoth soul only has one level, it only makes sense to create a Balmung once a second one has been acquired in Hard Mode. This will allow several, even more powerful, great swords to be created in Hard Mode.

The evolution chain for creating a Balmung is:

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Claymore
 
 
 
Red Soul
Warg
 
 
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Falchion
 
 
 
Blue Soul
Great Armor
 
 
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Great Sword
 
 
 
Blue Soul
Valkyrie
 
 
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Durandal
 
 
 
Yellow Soul
Lilith
 
 
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Dainslef
 
 
 
Yellow Soul
Draghignazzo
 
 
Ascalon DoS Icon
Ascalon
 
 
 
Blue Soul
Gergoth
 
 
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Balmung
 
 
 
Blue Soul
Final Guard
 
 
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Final Sword
 
 
 
Blue Soul
Alastor
 
 
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Claimh Solais

Item DataEdit

Item Data: Balmung
Image Name - Game
Description
Type / Users Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
Balmung AoS Icon Balmung (jpn) - Aria of Sorrow [edit]
Legendary sword of the dragon slayers. Weapon
Soma 
Attrib: Sword
ATK +100
Sell: $25,000 
Find: The Arena
Balmung DoS Icon Balmung - Dawn of Sorrow [edit]
A demonic dragon-slaying sword Great Sword
Soma 
Attrib: Slash
ATK +94
Sell: $25,000 
Find: Yoko's shop
Create: Ascalon + Gergoth Soul
Effect: Overhead Dash
Evolve: + Final Guard Soul >> Final Sword
Balmung DoS Icon Balmung - Harmony of Despair [edit]
Demonic dragon-slaying sword. Greatsword
Soma 
#hands: 2
ATK +48
Sell: $12,500 
Rarity: ****

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