The Dead Warrior is an enemy in the Castlevania series. They are bloodthirsty undead knights whose spirits still lust for battle and seek to fight for all eternity.

In Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow, they are referred to as the horse-riding ghosts of dead samurai warriors and wield a naginata instead, which they swing around as they approach the enemy.


The Dead Warrior is an enemy based off of the original designs of Dullahan. He appears as an armored zombie riding atop the front half of an undead, rotting horse. He attacks by running into the player, or by jumping if they attempt to jump over it first. Their pattern is limited to only run back and forth on a determined area, and they usually appear in areas where other enemies abound, serving them as a sort of protection.

Enemy Data

Enemy Data: Dead Warrior
Image Name - Game
Statistics Items Location
Valhallaknight 77. Valhalla Knight  (Dead Trooper) [ edit ]
Symphony of the Night
Bloodthirsty undead knight who eternally seeks combat. Weak: Holy
Level: 19
HP: 161
Exp: 100
Drop: Estoc, Claymore
Colosseum, Olrox's Quarters, Reverse Clock Tower
Aos deadwarrior 48. Dead Warrior  [ edit ]
Aria of Sorrow
The horse-riding ghost of a dead samurai warrior. Strong: Darkness
Weak: Holy
HP: 110
MP: 100
Exp: 100
Atk: 33
Def: 30
Rare Drop: Samurai Armor
Soul: Quick Parry
Floating Garden
Deadwarrior 84. Dead Warrior (Dead Trooper) [ edit ]
Dawn of Sorrow
A dead knight that seeks to fight for all eternity. Strong: Dark
Weak: Piercing, Slashing, Fire, Holy, Curse, Stone
HP: 120
MP: 100
Exp: 188
Atk: 60
Timestop: Affected
Common Drop: Rice Ball (6%)
Rare Drop: Partizan (4%)
Soul: Quick Bullet (8%)
The Pinnacle
Deadwarrior 96. Dead Warrior  (Dead Trooper) [ edit ]
Portrait of Ruin
A dead knight whose spirit still lusts for battle. Strong: Dark
Weak: Slash, Fire, Holy, Curse, Stone
HP: 210
Exp: 193
Skill Pt: 6
Drop: Samurai Plate
Dark Academy, 13th Street, Burnt Paradise, Nest of Evil
Deadwarrior 40. Dead Warrior  (Dead Trooper) [ edit ]
Harmony of Despair
A dead knight whose spirit still lusts for battle. Strong: Strike
Weak: Slash, Pierce, Petrify, Holy, Curse, Poison
Drop: Partisan (5.30%)
Soul: Yellow Soul (2.30%)
Chapter 5, Chapter 9

Item Data

Item Data: Dead Warrior
Image Name - Game
Type / Users Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
Claymore Icon Claymore (jpn) - Symphony of the Night [edit]
Scotch Two-Handed Sword 2 Handed Weapon (Great Sword)
Attrib: Cut
ATT +26
Find: Underground Caverns
Drop: Valhalla Knight
Effect: Slow swing
Special: ←→ + [Attack] for Dash Thrust (ATT 44 for 4 MP)
Estoc Icon Estoc (jpn) - Symphony of the Night [edit]
German thrust sword [2 hand] 2 Handed Weapon (Great Sword)
Attrib: Cut
ATT +39
Find: Olrox's Quarters
Drop: Valhalla Knight
Effect: Always Dash Thrusts
Samurai Armor AoS Icon Samurai Armor (Akadou) - Aria of Sorrow [edit]
Red body armor used by samurai warriors. Armor
DEF +20, STR +3 (...)
Sell: $1,500 
Find: Dance Hall (hidden)
Drop: Dead Warrior
Yellow Soul Dead Warrior - Quick Parry (jpn) - Aria of Sorrow [edit]
Deflect normal attacks by pressing UP + B. Enchanted Soul
Drop: Dead Warrior
Effect: Allows interruption of normal attack with a bullet soul.
Partizan DoS Icon Partizan - Dawn of Sorrow [edit]
A long pole tipped with a broad blade Polearm
Attrib: Pierce
ATK +32
Sell: $3,200 
Buy: $6,400 Find: Yoko's shop, Hammer's shop
Drop: Dead Warrior
Create: Spear + Armor Knight Soul
Effect: Pierce; Triple Pierce
Evolve: + Axe Armor Soul >> Partizan
Rice Ball DoS Icon Rice Ball (jpn) - Dawn of Sorrow [edit]
Simple, but tasty. Food
HP +290
Sell: $50 
Common Drop: Dead Warrior
Ability Soul DoS Icon Dead Warrior - Quick Bullet - Dawn of Sorrow [edit]
Use Bullet typed souls while executing standard attacks. Enchanted Soul
Rarity: ***
Drop: Dead Warrior
Samurai Plate Icon Samurai Plate - Portrait of Ruin [edit]
Traditional body armor worn by samurai warriors. Body Gear (Armor)
DEF +35, CON +10, MND +10
Sell: $7,000 
Drop: Dead Warrior
Partisan PoR Icon Partisan - Harmony of Despair [edit]
A polearm fitted with a broad blade. Lance
#hands: 2
ATK +12
Sell: $1,000 
Rarity: **
Effect: Special - Quick hit (15 MP)
Enchanted Soul HD Icon Dead Warrior - Harmony of Despair [edit]
Raise LCK Enchanted Soul
LCK +1
Rarity: ***
Steal: Dead Warrior (2.3%)



  • The Dullahan enemy from Castlevania: Circle of the Moon shares an almost identical design and fighting pattern as the Dead Warrior, being a knight riding on the front half of a horse, rather than the headless knights appearing in other games. His physical appearance, however, has more in common with that of the original Headless Horseman novel character, not having a head, wielding a sword and wearing a black cape.

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