Some characters are able to brandish whips (most prominently the Vampire Killer). After the player has performed a standard attack, if the [ATTACK] button continues to be held, the whip will go limp. Moving the directional pad will cause the whip to limply move in that direction, causing a small amount of damage to foes or blocking projectiles.
Game specific information
Simon Belmont was the first character to be able to perform this move.
Richter Belmont was first able to use this attack in Symphony of the Night and it has remained the norm rather than the exception in modern-style 2D games ever since.
The Hunter Whip is spun instead of going limp. In addition, certain DSS card combinations are able to yield different abilities to the whip's spinning animation or even change its behavior altogether, like Diana + Thunderbird, which imbues the whip with Electricity, making it deal more damage than usual; or other combinations that allow the whip to attack constantly or even become held still, dealing constant damage instead of being spun.
Characters able to brandish the whip
- Simon Belmont (Super Castlevania IV)
- Richter Belmont (Symphony of the Night, Portrait of Ruin, and Harmony of Despair)
- Nathan Graves (Circle of the Moon)
- Juste Belmont (Harmony of Dissonance)
- Julius Belmont (Aria of Sorrow, Dawn of Sorrow, and Harmony of Despair)
- Jonathan Morris (Portrait of Ruin and Harmony of Despair)
|Item Data: Brandish Whip|
|Image||Name - Game|
|Type / Users||Attributes / Consume||Statistics / Sell||Found||Notes|
| Sequence: directional buttons while holding [Attack]|
|Holding the ATTACK button down causes users' whip to swing around.|| Whip|
| Find: Shrine of the Apostates (Castle A)|
|After attacking with the whip, hold [Y] to let it drop.|| Relic|
| Find: Entrance|