The Bone Ark is an enemy in the Castlevania series. It is a transportation device conformed by a portable skull shrine carried by two skeleton priests.


The Bone Ark is a single Bone Pillar head supported by a palanquin and carried around by two skeleton priests. Much like regular Bone Pillars, it attacks primarily through the use of projectiles; however, unlike the former, it can aim at any angle and the projectiles will explode into a highly dangerous electrical field capable of inflicting heavy damage.

When destroyed, the skeleton carriers will run away with their arms flailing wildly. This may be in glee to be free of the Bone Ark or simply out of fear of the player. On the other hand, if one of the priests is dealt with first, the other skeleton priest will still move the ark but will be slowed down considerably. If both priests are killed, then the head will fall to the ground and remain stationary, although still being able to attack. Oddly enough, after destroyed, the Bone Ark's neck will continue moving.


Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow

Bone Arks appear in the Subterranean Hell. They are a bit difficult to destroy, and therefore, to get their soul. Their soul, aptly called First Class, enables Soma to be carried on the Bone Ark as he sits on top of the skeleton head itself. It is one of several ways to circumvent the flooded, spiked room located on the lowermost sections of the Subterranean Hell, which eventually leads to the Gold Ring. When cast, Soma will be transported by the skeleton priests across all obstacles and be put down on the other end.

Enemy Data

Enemy Data: Bone Ark
Image Name - Game
Statistics Items Location
Boneark-1- 76. Bone Ark  (High Mobility Bone Pillar) [ edit ]
Symphony of the Night
Portable skull shrine carried by skeleton priests. Weak: Holy, Fire
Level: 19
HP: 250
Exp: 40
Drop: Monster Vial 3, Skull Shield; Skeleton priests: Monster Vial 3
Boneark 77. Bone Ark (High Mobility Bone Pillar) [ edit ]
Dawn of Sorrow
A mobile Bone Pillar. It is considered an innovative breakthrough. Strong: Piercing, Dark
Weak: Bashing, Fire, Holy
HP: 160
MP: 1
Exp: 80
Atk: 35
Timestop: Unaffected
Soul: First Class (3%)
Silenced Ruins, Subterranean Hell
Boneark 124. Bone Ark  (High Mobility Bone Pillar) [ edit ]
Portrait of Ruin
A mobile Bone Pillar. Considered an innovative breakthrough. Strong: Dark
Weak: Strike, Whip, Fire, Holy
HP: 500
Exp: 354
Skill Pt: 15
Nest of Evil

Item Data

Item Data: Bone Ark
Image Name - Game
Type / Users Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
Monster Vial 3 Icon Monster Vial 3 (Capsule Monster 3) - Symphony of the Night [edit]
Summons skeleton ally [use] Projectile
Attrib: Hit
ATT +30
Find: (May start with), Catacombs
Drop: Bone Ark, Nova Skeleton, Skeleton, Yorick
Skull Shield Icon Skull Shield (jpn) - Symphony of the Night [edit]
Shield With Knight's Crest Shield
DEF +4
Drop: Bone Ark, Yorick, Skull Lord
Effect: Projectile Block
Special: Shield Rod Spell (40 MP) - Giant Laser Attack
Guardian-Soul-DoS-Icon Bone Ark - First Class - Dawn of Sorrow [edit]
Summon a skeleton to provide transportation. Guardian Soul
Consume: 15 MP/sec  Rarity: ***
Drop: Bone Ark



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