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For Death's weapon, see Death's Scythe.

Deathscythe is an otherworldly spell that consists on a continuous supply of tiny scythes (or sickles) which materialize on the screen at random locations and twirl about, cutting the caster's enemies to pieces. It's one of the signature attacks of Death, used in every one of his appearances throughout the series (with the exception of Lament of Innocence). Some playable characters are able to use this attack as well, usually obtained after defeating Death, after whom the attack is named.

Soma Cruz is able to use this attack after gaining Death's soul in Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow, Dawn of Sorrow and Harmony of Despair. Charlotte Aulin is also able to learn this spell by blocking Death's attack with her Book of Binding in Harmony of Despair.

Death briefly used this attack on Reinhardt Schneider atop the Room of Clocks in an attempt to kill him, with Schneider dodging all but one of them, although then Rosa suddenly came out of nowhere and saved his life by sacrificing herself, blocking the weapon with her own body.

Item Data

Item Data: Deathscythe
Image Name - Game
Description
Type / Users Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
Blue Soul Death - Death Sickle - Aria of Sorrow [edit]
Attacks enemies using sickles. Guardian Soul
Soma 
Attrib: Sword
Consume: 10 MP/sec 
20 AP
Drop: Death
Guardian-Soul-DoS-Icon Death - Death Scythe - Dawn of Sorrow [edit]
Summon the Grim Reaper's scythe to attack enemies. Guardian Soul
Soma 
Attrib: Slash
Consume: 10 MP/sec 
Rarity: 100% drop rate.
Drop: Death
Guardian Soul HD Icon Death - Harmony of Despair [edit]
Summon the Grim Reaper's scythe to attack enemies. Guardian Soul
Soma 
Consume: 3 MP  ATK +6
Rarity: ****
Steal: Death (0.3%)
Spell HD Icon Deathscythe - Harmony of Despair [edit]
Summon the Grim Reaper's scythe. Bound Spell
Charlotte 
Consume: 25 MP  ATK +6
Rarity: *****
Bind: Death
First Obtained: Chapter 5
Guardian Soul HD Icon R. Grim Reaper - Harmony of Despair [edit]
Summon the 8-bit Grim Reaper's scythe to attack enemies. Guardian Soul
Soma 
Consume: 3 MP  ATK +7
Steal: R. Grim Reaper (3.5%)
First Obtained: Chapter 10
Spell HD Icon R. Deathscythe - Harmony of Despair (DLC) [edit]
A scythe used by the Grim Reaper in ancient times. Bound Spell
Charlotte 
Consume: 20 MP  ATK +9
Rarity: **
Bind: R. Grim Reaper
First Obtained: Chapter 10

Animations

Trivia

  • This attack is called "Death Sickle" in Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow, although it will actually spawn tiny scythes. Oddly enough, this same attack is called "Death Scythe" in Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow, although this time many sickles will be spawned.
  • The fact that both tiny scythes and sickles have indistinctively been used to portray the same function may be due to them both being reaping tools, which would allude to their main user, Death, who is commonly referred to as the "reaper of souls".
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