See also: Magic Book (disambiguation)

The Bible,[1] also known as the Holy Book[2] or the Grimoire[3] (魔法の書 Mahō no Sho?), is a recurrent item in the Castlevania series. It first appeared in Vampire Killer, where a White Bible would cause the Old Crone to reduce her prices, while a Black Bible would cause her to increase them instead. In later games, it appeared as a sub-weapon which releases an animated Bible moving around the screen, using words to exorcise evil.


The Gutenberg Bible, the first book printed With movable type

The Bible is a collection of sacred texts or scriptures. Varying parts of the Bible are considered to be a product of divine inspiration and a record of the relationship between God and humans by Christians, Jews, Samaritans and Rastafarians.

What is regarded as canonical text differs depending on traditions and groups; a number of Bible canons have evolved, with overlapping and diverging contents. The Hebrew Bible overlaps with the Greek Septuagint and the Christian Old Testament. The Christian New Testament is a collection of writings by early Christians, believed to be mostly Jewish disciples of Christ.

The Bible has been a massive influence on literature and history, especially in the Western World, where the Gutenberg Bible was the first book printed using movable type.


The Bible, used as a sub-weapon, generally attacks in one of two forms:

  1. Spiraling from its caster outward, while its pages deal Holy damage.
  2. Spinning around the character, dealing a small amount of Holy damage to nearby enemies.

As the Bible is a sub-weapon, an Item Crash can also be performed with it. Richter Belmont has two types of Item Crashes, while Juste has five:

Item Data

Item Data: Bible
Image Name - Game
Type / Users Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
VK-White Bible.gif White Bible (jpn) - Vampire Killer [edit]
' Item
Simon Belmont 
VK-Black Bible.gif Black Bible (jpn) - Vampire Killer [edit]
' Item
Simon Belmont 
RoB Holy Book.pngBible SOTN DXC Icon.png
Magic Book - Rondo of Blood [edit]
' Sub-Weapon
Consume: 3 Hearts (10 by using his Item Crash) 
Bible Icon.png Bible [alt] - Symphony of the Night [edit]
Assails foes with holy scripture. (...) Sub-Weapon
Alucard, Richter, Maria (Saturn only) 
Attrib: Holy
Consume: 5 Hearts (Alucard / Richter / Maria) 
ATT +8
Effect: Spins about waist (can have 2 out simultaneously).
Special: Item Crash (Richter only, 15 Hearts).
Holy Book Icon.png Holy Book - Harmony of Dissonance [edit]
' Sub-Weapon
Juste Belmont 
Consume: 3 Hearts (5 when Earth Ring is equipped).  Effect: Can be combined with various Spell Books for more powerful attacks.
Subweapon PoR Icon.png Bible - Portrait of Ruin [edit]
A book containing words that exorcise evil. Sub-Weapon
Attrib: Holy
Consume: 22 MP 
Base Attack: 7/21 (0 SP/Mastered)
Find: Entrance (reward from Wind)
Conditions: Complete "Ghosts of the Desert" quest. 
Effect: The holy book spreads its pages around Jonathan, damaging enemies nearby.
Special: Mastered - Increases in size and moves faster.
Evolve: 2,000 SP to master.
Holy Book PoR Icon.png Holy Book - Portrait of Ruin [edit]
' Sub-Weapon
Consume: 17 MP  Find: Starts with
Effect: Spreads pages around Richter, damaging enemies near him.
Special: Only available in Richter Mode.
Bible HD Icon.png Bible - Harmony of Despair [edit]
Book containing words that exorcise evil. Sub-Weapon
Jonathan, Julius, Richter, Simon 
Consume: 15 MP  ATK +8
Rarity: ***
Find: Purple Chest
(Chapter 2) Chapter 7 Astarte (boss drop)
Drop: Puppet Master





Item Crash



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