For the original timeline enemy, see Cave Troll.
See also: Trolls

The Cave Troll is an enemy in Castlevania: Lords of Shadow.


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Trolls are a dying species living mostly in mountainous areas. They are aggressive and territorial. This can sometimes result in attacks on humans who are foolish enough to encroach on the Troll's natural habitat. However, Cave Trolls are usually passive around their own kind and rarely attack each other, although they will often kill to protect their kindred. Men say that when Trolls die of old age they turn to stone and this can be clearly seen in certain rock formations if one looks closely enough. Trolls can use their mighty blows to smash heavy obstacles.

The great Trolls are biologically related to the Small Trolls. The large subspecies is fairly aggressive. The Swamp Trolls are a rare subspecies of the larger Cave Troll who live in wet areas.

Gabriel encounters Cave Trolls at the Waterfalls of Agharta on his way to the Land of the Lycans. He becomes able to tame and ride them in order to break down barriers. He also encounters some that were captured by the vampires living in the Vampire Castle to feed on when humans became scarce.


Cave Trolls fight similarly to the Swamp Troll, but often do so alongside many Small Trolls. They can hit hard, but move rather slowly. After a few swings they may pound the ground. The best way to fight them is to keep distance, occasionally rolling behind them to hit them in the back. Slow and steady whittling down their health is the best way to defeat them. Once they take enough damage, they glow and can be grabbed to start a timed event. If successful, Gabriel will mount the beast and can use it to defeat other enemies or break down barriers.

Riding a Cave TrollEdit

Can perform melee attacks and ground pounds. Their attacks can break obstacles such as boulders and doors.

Waterfalls of Agharta TrialEdit

Finish the the level after killing 24 Small Trolls while riding on the back of a Cave Troll.

Enemy DataEdit

Name Size Difficulty Chapter
Cave Troll Big Medium Chapter 2: Waterfalls of Agharta, Chapter 2: Agharta, Chapter 2: Sanctuary Entrance, Chapter 4: Mountain Fortress, Chapter 9: Bones Forest
Silver Dagger Explosive Dagger Holy Water Flasks Divine Shield
Strong Weak Strong -
Fairy Light Fairy Dark Crystal
Weak - Weak
"Trolls are a dying species living mostly in mountainous areas.(...)"


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