Buer and Bael are enemies in the Castlevania series. They are beasts with many legs.



Dictionnaire Infernal - 21 - Buer - 01

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

Buer is described as a Great President of Hell, having fifty legions of demons under his command. He appears when the sun is in Sagittarius. He teaches natural and moral philosophy, logic, and the virtues of all herbs and plants. He's also capable of healing all infirmities and to bestow good familiars.

He has been described as being in the shape of Sagittarius, which is as a centaur with a bow and arrows. Additionally, Louis Le Breton created an illustration of Buer, depicting the demon as having the head of a lion and five goat legs surrounding his body to walk in every direction.


Dictionnaire Infernal - 13 - Baal - 01

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

In 17th century goetic occult writings, Baal is one of the seven princes of Hell. The name is drawn from the Canaanite deity, Baal, mentioned in the Hebrew Bible as the primary god of the Phoenicians. He is a principal spirit and demon ruling in the east. He speaks hoarsely and grants wisdom and invisibility.

While his Semitic predecessor was depicted as a man or a bull, the demon Baal was, in grimoire tradition, said to appear in the forms of either a man, a cat, a toad, or combinations thereof. An illustration in Collin de Plancy's 1818 book, Dictionnaire Infernal, rather curiously placed the heads of all three creatures onto a set of spider legs.


Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow

In Aria Of Sorrow, Buer appears as a lion's head with five legs ending in sickle-like blades who attacks by rolling into the player. When closely observing his outline shortly after he is killed, or by viewing the sprite in the game's data, it is revealed that this rolling object is actually a spider. Buer's soul grants Soma the Circle Fire ability, which causes small fires to rotate around him.

A recolor of Buer, Bael, appears in the castle's Top Floor and will also roll into Soma's direction. His soul grants Soma the Devil's Wisdom ability, which increases INT by 12. He has 666 MP, referencing the Number of the Beast.

Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow

In Dawn Of Sorrow, Buer is actually a spider engulfed in flames perched on a circular web that attacks the same way as its previous incarnation. This rolling fire appears in the Demon Guest House and in the Condemned Tower. It rolls slowly, but once it sees the player it will speed up with a strange sound and attack.

Its soul produces a ring of flames around Soma, which is very useful when traversing areas populated by Medusa Heads. When maxed out, this Enchanted Soul is one of the best to use while fighting Abaddon, as the ring of flames will burn all of his locusts away if the player stands still.

Enemy Data

Enemy Data: Buer
Image Name - Game
Statistics Items Location
BuerAoS 11. Buer  [ edit ]
Aria of Sorrow
A lion with five legs. Weak: Poison
HP: 20
MP: 1
Exp: 6
Atk: 13
Def: 0
Soul: Circle Fire
Castle Corridor, Study
Aos bael 95. Bael  [ edit ]
Aria of Sorrow
A demon that grants cunningness. Weak: Poison
HP: 300
MP: 666
Exp: 380
Atk: 52
Def: 42
Soul: Devil's Wisdom
Top Floor, The Arena
Buer 43. Buer (jpn) [ edit ]
Dawn of Sorrow
A beast with many legs. Strong: Fire, Water
Weak: Piercing, Slashing, Stone
HP: 84
MP: 120
Exp: 85
Atk: 38
Timestop: Affected
Soul: Circle Fire (32%)
Demon Guest House, Condemned Tower
Devilwheel2 48. Devil Wheel  [ edit ]
Portrait of Ruin
A demonically-possessed wheel that is obsessed with speed. Strong: Dark
Weak: Strike, Whip, Fire, Holy
HP: 55
Exp: 56
Skill Pt: 2
Drop: Coffee
Sandy Grave, Nation of Fools, Forgotten City
Buer 30. Buer  [ edit ]
Harmony of Despair
A beast with many legs. Weak: Strike, Ice, Petrify, Curse, Poison
Soul: Blue (2.80%)
Chapter 5, Chapter 6

Item Data

Item Data: Buer
Image Name - Game
Type / Users Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
Blue Soul Buer - Circle Fire - Aria of Sorrow [edit]
Creates a revolving wall of flame. Guardian Soul
Attrib: Flame
Consume: 5 MP/sec 
12 AP
Drop: Buer
Yellow Soul Bael - Devil's Wisdom - Aria of Sorrow [edit]
INT is increased by 12. Enchanted Soul
INT +12
Drop: Bael
Guardian-Soul-DoS-Icon Buer - Circle Fire - Dawn of Sorrow [edit]
Wear a cloak of tumbling fire. Guardian Soul
Attrib: Fire
Consume: 10 MP/sec 
Rarity: *
Drop: Buer
Coffee PoR Icon Coffee (jpn) - Portrait of Ruin [edit]
Extra strong. For the vampire hunter with a busy night ahead. Item (Food/Beverage)
Jonathan, Charlotte 
MP +60
Sell: $57 
Drop: Devil Wheel
Guardian Soul HD Icon Buer - Harmony of Despair [edit]
Wear a cloak of tumbling fire. Guardian Soul
Consume: 2 MP  ATK +4
Rarity: ***
Steal: Buer (2.8%)


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