For the body armors, see Devious Breastplate and Mojo Mail.

The Dark Armor, also called Shadow Armor or Shadow Knight, is an enemy in the Castlevania series. He is a strong knight who sold his soul to the Devil.


Castlevania: Circle of the Moon

Dark Armor

The Dark Armor can send vortexes imbued with Darkness energy from his blade. While they're less powerful than Devil Armors, they're still one of the most dangerous enemies in the game due to their unpredictable attack patterns. They will briefly aim their swords in the direction they will attack (high, middle or low) and shoot either two or three dark energy vortexes in rapid succession.

Most of the times, their attacks will be aimed toward Nathan's position, but that's not always the case and sometimes they will shoot in any random direction.

Dark Armor ダークアーマー 400 3,300
ATK DEF Location
680 560 Observation Tower
Common Drop Rare Drop
Platinum Armor (2%) Double Grips (1%)
Resistance Darkness

Devil Armor

It is a deadlier version of the previous enemy; it has exactly the same attack patterns but is much more powerful. It can only be found toward the end of the Battle Arena, in the 15th room.

The primary reason which makes this enemy so dangerous is the fact that they are accompanied by twelve Evil Pillars, which can cause Stone status, allowing it to kill Nathan with just one or two hits of their Darkness energy vortexes. There are only three in the entire game.

Devil Armor デビルアーマー 500 6,600
ATK DEF Location
804 714 Battle Arena
Common Drop Rare Drop
Potion High (2.5%) Black Dog (2.5%)
Resistance Darkness

Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow

Shadow Knights are found as a common enemy in the Chaotic Realm. They are the strongest variant of the Great Armor enemies found in the game in terms of attack, but they lack the battery of resistances that the Final Guard has, instead being weak to Holy damage. This means they're substantially easier to kill than the Final Guard in practice.

The Shadow Knight can inflict three kinds of damage types; each of these attacks use 100% of his STR:

  • Touching its body or shield causes non-elemental damage.
  • Touching its blade causes Sword damage.
  • Getting hit by its ground explosion causes Fire damage.

The Shadow Knight almost has the same moveset as the Final Guard, the only move it doesn't have is guarding. The soul it yields is the Guardian Shadow Knight guardian soul, which behaves much like the Creaking Skull, Big Golem and Cagnazzo guardian souls, as it summons a Shadow Knight to attack any enemies who try to damage Soma. It's not as powerful as Creaking Skull, but has a faster attack speed. It covers the same range as Big Golem.

106 Shadow Knight 3,000 999 3,000
Attack Defense Tolerance Weakness Time Stop
85 45 Sword, Darkness Holy Unaffected
Location Common Drop Rare Drop Soul
Chaotic Realm - Super Potion Guardian Shadow Knight
Description "This strong knight sold his soul to the Devil."

Item Data

Item Data: Dark Armor
Image Name - Game
Type / Users Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
Platinum Armor Icon Platinum Armor (Platinum Plate) - Circle of the Moon [edit]
Plate armor made of platinum Body (Body Armor)
DEF +150
Drop: Dark Armor, Dullahan, Holy Armor
Double Grips Icon Double Grips (Double Grip) - Circle of the Moon [edit]
Their power is released when both are equipped. Arm (Bracelet)
(if 1 equipped: none) (if 2 equipped: STR +75, DEF +75, INT +75, LCK +75)
Drop: Dark Armor
Potion High Icon Potion High (Hi-Potion) - Circle of the Moon [edit]
Recover 250 HP. Recovery Item (Health Potion)
HP +250
Drop: Wind Armor, Devil, Devil Armor, White Armor, Legion
Black Dog card Black Dog - Circle of the Moon [edit]
The Black Dog is said to consume darkness. Has the power of Darkness. Attribute Card
Attrib: Darkness
Drop: Devil Armor (2.5%)
Super Potion AoS Icon Super Potion (X-Potion) - Aria of Sorrow [edit]
Restores ALL HP. Magical Item
HP +100%
Sell: $2,500 
Rare Drop: Shadow Knight
Blue Soul Shadow Knight - Guardian Shadow Knight (jpn) - Aria of Sorrow [edit]
His shadow fights beside him. Guardian Soul
Attrib: Sword
Consume: 5 MP/sec 
35 AP
Drop: Shadow Knight


See also

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