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The Eagle, also known as Altair, is an enemy in the Castlevania series. With broad wings, they are atrocious birds that bear their charges into battle. They may carry a Hunchback with them.


Eagles first appeared in the original Castlevania, where they would fly in a straight line across the screen, drop a Hunchback onto the ground, and then continue on their way. This type of eagle also appeared in Vampire Killer and Castlevania Chronicles. They were later replaced by other flying creatures that dropped other types of hoppers, such as Harpies, which dropped Gremlins, and large Bats that dropped Flea Men.

Eagles have also been seen behaving similarly to Ravens. In Castlevania II: Simon's Quest, it is essentially a larger version of the Raven that hunted outside of towns. In Castlevania: The Adventure, the raven-like bird is called an Eagle in North America, but a Death Bird in Japan.

In newer games, starting with Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, eagles are usually seen mounted by Flea Men.


Castlevania: Rondo of Blood

In some stages in Rondo of Blood, Hawks act much like Eagles and other droppers do in other games. They fly in straight paths, occasionally dropping Flea Men. In the River stage, they fly right in front of Richter while he is on a raft, and dangle treasure chests in front of him, which can contain sub-weapons, hearts, gold, or other items.

Another Hawk, which has built its nest at the top of the Clocktower, holds a Key.

Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia

Altairs appear in Tristis Pass and Oblivion Ridge. They spawn endlessly in the areas they are encountered in, albeit they appear only one at a time. They enter the screen from one of the top corners and then swoop and dash at Shanoa, continuing their way whether they hit her or not. Sometimes, they carry a Flea Man with them, which they drop on the ground and then continue their way without actually attacking.

They drop the Eagle Feather, which along with a Black Ink, is one of the required items in order to complete George's "Artists Can Be Selfish" quest.

Enemy Data

Enemy Data: Eagle
Image Name - Game
Statistics Items Location
Eagle (Giant Eagle) [ edit ]
First-class travel for hunchbacks in a hurry.(*) HP: 1
Exp: 300
Atk: 4
4. Catacombs, 6. Clock Tower
Vkill-eagle.gif Giant Eagle  [ edit ]
Vampire Killer
' Exp: 400
4. Catacombs
6. Castle Keep
EagleS1.gif EagleS2.gif 27. Eagle  (Strange Bird) [ edit ]
Simon's Quest
' HP: 4/16
Drop: Small Heart (day), Half Heart (night)
Jam Wasteland/Vlad Graveyard
Gb-raven.gif 4. Eagle  (Death Bird) [ edit ]
Eagles pass overhead, then dive and attack from behind. Always turn to face them and use the whip while standing firm.(*) HP: 1
Exp: 20
Atk: 1
1. Forest
X68-eagle.gif Eagle  [ edit ]
' HP: 3
Exp: 300
3. Courtyard
Rob-eagle.gifHawk DXC.png
Hawk  [ edit ]
Rondo of Blood
' HP: 2
Exp: 100
4'. River, 7. Clocktower
Altair.gif 45. Altair  [ edit ]
Aria of Sorrow
An atrocious eagle that carries Ripper with it. Weak: Sword
HP: 30
MP: 10
Exp: 10
Atk: 28
Def: 0
Soul: Eagle Shot
Floating Garden
Ooe altair.gif 63. Altair  [ edit ]
Order of Ecclesia
With broad wings, this eagle bears its charges into battle. Weak: Slash, Flame, Ice, Stone
HP: 24
Exp: 14
Skill Pt: 1
Atk: 40
Drop: Eagle Feather (4%)
Tristis Pass, Oblivion Ridge
Eagle.gif 76. R. Eagle  (L. Giant Eagle) [alt] [ edit ]
Harmony of Despair
First-class travel for hunchbacks in a hurry. Exp: 300
Soul: Red
Chapter 10

Item Data

Item Data: Eagle
Image Name - Game
Type / Users Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
Red Soul.png Altair - Eagle Shot - Aria of Sorrow [edit]
Summons and hurls eagles. Bullet Soul
Consume: 22 MP  95 ATK
Rarity: 18
Drop: Altair
Eagle Feather Icon.png Eagle Feather - Order of Ecclesia [edit]
This quill could be a pen if one were so inclined. Item
Drop: Altair
Bullet Soul HD Icon.png R. Eagle - Harmony of Despair [edit]
Summon an 8-bit eagle. Bullet Soul
Consume: 12 MP  ATK +8
Rarity: ***
Steal: R. Eagle (5.5 %)
First Obtained: Chapter 10



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