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An Elemental Glyph (informal name) is a glyph that embodies the power of one of the basic elements. These are Ignis (a Fire Glyph), Grando (an Ice Glyph), Fulgur (a Thunder Glyph), Luminatio (a Light Glyph), Umbra (a Darkness Glyph), Pneuma (a Wind Glyph), Lapiste (a Stone Glyph), Nitesco (a Magic Glyph) and their variants. Other glyphs may have these same elemental attributes, but do not represent the element itself.

Appearances[]

Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia[]

Each of the elemental glyphs that correspond with an elemental attribute (Ignis, Grando, Fulgur, Luminatio, Umbra) in Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia have two versions, a normal version and a "Vol" version. Pneuma deals out Slash damage, Lapiste deals out Strike damage, Nitesco deals out both Light and Thunder damage, and each has no variants. These glyphs can be equipped as the Main or Sub Glyph.

When any Elemental Glyph performs a Glyph Union with another Elemental Glyph of the same kind, a powerful Glyph Union for its element type is produced. Pairing an elemental glyph with another elemental glyph of the "opposite" kind may also produce a unique Glyph Union. When an Elemental Glyph performs a Glyph Union with a Weapon Glyph, an Elemental Weapon Union is produced, which summons a giant weapon with the same element as the elemental glyph.

Item Data: Elemental Glyphs in Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia
Image Name - Game
  Type - Users
Description
Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
Elemental Glyphs
Ignis Icon Ignis (jpn) - Order of Ecclesia
  Glyph (Fire) - Shanoa
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Call forth burning flames. Attrib: Flame
Consume: 25 MP
ATK +9
Find: Tristis Pass
Drop: Fire Demon
Effect: Flames
Special: Glyph Unions: + Fire Glyph = Union Ignis; + Weapon Glyph = Mars; + Ice Glyph = Evanescere; + Other = Pulsus
Vol Ignis Icon Vol Ignis (jpn) - Order of Ecclesia
  Glyph (Fire) - Shanoa
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Create pillars of fire. Attrib: Flame
Consume: 40 MP
ATK +7
Find: Underground Labyrinth (Dracula's Castle)
Effect: Raging Blaze
Special: Glyph Unions: + Fire Glyph = Union Ignis; + Weapon Glyph = Mars; + Ice Glyph = Evanescere; + Other = Pulsus
Grando Icon Grando (jpn) - Order of Ecclesia
  Glyph (Ice) - Shanoa
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Call forth freezing ice. Attrib: Ice
Consume: 25 MP
ATK +8
Steal: Sea Demon
Effect: Ice Bolt
Special: Glyph Unions: + Ice Glyph = Union Grando; + Weapon Glyph = Mercurius; + Fire Glyph = Evanescere; + Other = Pulsus
Vol Grando Icon Vol Grando (jpn) - Order of Ecclesia
  Glyph (Ice) - Shanoa
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Create pillars of ice. Attrib: Ice
Consume: 40 MP
ATK +27
Find: Tristis Pass
Effect: Ice Fang
Special: Glyph Unions: + Ice Glyph = Union Grando; + Weapon Glyph = Mercurius; + Fire Glyph = Evanescere; + Other = Pulsus
Fulgur Icon Fulgur (Tonitrus) - Order of Ecclesia
  Glyph (Thunder) - Shanoa
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Summon a ball of lightning. Attrib: Thunder
Consume: 25 MP
ATK +5
Steal: Thunder Demon
Effect: Dawn Lightning
Special: Glyph Unions: + Thunder Glyph = Union Fulgur; + Weapon Glyph = Iuppiter; + Other = Pulsus
Vol Fulgur Icon Vol Fulgur (Vol Tonitrus) - Order of Ecclesia
  Glyph (Thunder) - Shanoa
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Call forth shocking electricity. Attrib: Thunder
Consume: 40 MP
ATK +3
Find: Minera Prison Island
Effect: Tonitrus
Special: Glyph Unions: + Thunder Glyph = Union Fulgur; + Weapon Glyph = Iuppiter; + Other = Pulsus
Luminatio Icon Luminatio (Luminare) - Order of Ecclesia
  Glyph (Light) - Shanoa
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Call forth a ball of light. Attrib: Light
Consume: 25 MP
ATK +8
Find: Lighthouse
Effect: Radiance
Special: Glyph Unions: + Luminatio = Union Luminatio; + Weapon Glyph = Uranus; + Umbra = Universitas; + Other = Pulsus
Vol Luminatio Icon Vol Luminatio (Vol Minare) - Order of Ecclesia
  Glyph (Light) - Shanoa
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Call a ball of light that tracks enemies. Attrib: Light
Consume: 40 MP
ATK +20
Steal: White Fomor
Effect: Light
Special: Glyph Unions: + Luminatio = Union Luminatio; + Weapon Glyph = Uranus; + Umbra = Universitas; + Other = Pulsus
Umbra Icon Umbra (jpn) - Order of Ecclesia
  Glyph (Darkness) - Shanoa
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Command the malice of the dead. Attrib: Darkness
Consume: 25 MP
ATK +13
Steal: Black Fomor
Effect: Summon Spirit
Special: Glyph Unions: + Umbra = Union Umbra; + Weapon Glyph = Pluto; + Luminatio = Universitas; + Other = Pulsus
Vol Umbra Icon Vol Umbra (jpn) - Order of Ecclesia
  Glyph (Darkness) - Shanoa
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Command the powers of darkness. Attrib: Darkness
Consume: 40 MP
ATK +23
Find: Mystery Manor
Effect: Darkness
Special: Glyph Unions: + Umbra = Union Umbra; + Weapon Glyph = Pluto; + Luminatio = Universitas; + Other = Pulsus
Pneuma Icon Pneuma (jpn) - Order of Ecclesia
  Glyph (Wind) - Shanoa
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This glyph creates squalls to sweep enemies away. Attrib: Slash
Consume: 25 MP
ATK +14
Find: Tymeo Mountains
Special: Attack with 2 Pneumas at same time for Gale; Glyph Unions: + Pneuma = Union Pneuma; + Weapon Glyph = Tellus; + Other = Pulsus
Lapiste Icon Lapiste (jpn) - Order of Ecclesia
  Glyph (Stone) - Shanoa
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Pulverize enemies with giant fists of stone. Attrib: Strike
Consume: 20 MP
ATK +17
Find: Underground Labyrinth (Dracula's Castle)
Special: Glyph Unions: + Lapiste = Union Lapiste; + Weapon Glyph = Saturnus; + Other = Pulsus
Nitesco Icon Nitesco (Nitens) - Order of Ecclesia
  Glyph (Magic) - Shanoa
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Concentrate magic energy into a destructive beam. Attrib: Flame, Light
Consume: 20 MP
ATK +9
Steal: Nova Skeleton
Effect: Piercing Beam
Special: Glyph Unions: + Nitesco = Union Nitesco; + Weapon Glyph = Venus; + Other = Pulsus
Elemental Glyph Unions With Same Type
Fire + Fire = Union Ignis (jpn) - Order of Ecclesia
  Glyph Union (Fire) - Shanoa
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Attrib: Flame
Consume: 20 Hearts
ATK = 23×3
Effect: Forward two criss-crossing fireball wave attack.
Notes: Ignis is Latin for "Fire".
Ice + Ice = Union Grando (jpn) - Order of Ecclesia
  Glyph Union (Ice) - Shanoa
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Attrib: Ice
Consume: 20 Hearts
ATK = 12×10
Effect: Blizzard swirls around Shanoa.
Notes: Grando is Latin for "Hail".
Thunder + Thunder = Union Fulgur (Union Tonitrus) - Order of Ecclesia
  Glyph Union (Thunder) - Shanoa
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Attrib: Thunder
Consume: 20 Hearts
ATK = 4×14
Effect: Thor's Bellow
Notes: Fulgur is Latin for "Lightning", Tonitrus is Latin for "Thunder".
Light + Light = Union Luminatio (Union Luminare) - Order of Ecclesia
  Glyph Union (Light) - Shanoa
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Attrib: Light
Consume: 20 Hearts
ATK = 25×?
Effect: Damaging Light Ball appears on each enemy.
Notes: Luminare is Latin for "Luminous".
Darkness + Darkness = Union Umbra (jpn) - Order of Ecclesia
  Glyph Union (Darkness) - Shanoa
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Attrib: Darkness
Consume: 20 Hearts
ATK = 25×?
Effect: Damaging Dark Ball appears on each enemy.
Notes: Umbra is Latin for "Shade".
Wind + Wind = Union Pneuma (jpn) - Order of Ecclesia
  Glyph Union (Wind) - Shanoa
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Attrib: Slash
Consume: 20 Hearts
ATK = 16×6
Effect: Giant wind cage.
Notes: Pneuma is Greek for "Spirit".
Magic + Magic = Union Nitesco (Union Nitens) - Order of Ecclesia
  Glyph Union (Magic) - Shanoa
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Attrib: Flame and Light
Consume: 20 Hearts
ATK = 15×3
Effect: Giant beam attack.
Notes: Nitesco is Latin for "To Begin Shining", Nitens is Latin for "Beaming".
Earth + Earth = Union Lapiste (jpn) - Order of Ecclesia
  Glyph Union (Earth) - Shanoa
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Attrib: Strike
Consume: 20 Hearts
ATK = 48
Effect: Giant stone fists smash against each other from the left and right.
Notes: Lapis is Latin for "Stone".
Elemental Glyph Unions With Opposite Type
Fire + Ice = Evanescere (jpn) - Order of Ecclesia
  Glyph Union (Fire/Ice) - Shanoa
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Attrib: Flame and Ice
Consume: 20 Hearts
ATK = 22×?
Effect: Forward criss-crossing fire and ice wave attack.
Notes: Latin for "Disappear".
Light + Darkness = Universitas (jpn) - Order of Ecclesia
  Glyph Union (Light/Darkness) - Shanoa
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Attrib: Light and Darkness
Consume: 50 Hearts
ATK = 80
Effect: Wide area tear in space with time stop.
Notes: Latin for "Universe".
Elemental Glyph Unions With Weapon Glyphs
Weapon + Ice = Mercurius (jpn) - Order of Ecclesia
  Glyph Union (Sword/Ice) - Shanoa
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Attrib: Slash and Ice
Consume: 15 Hearts
ATK = 47
Effect: Giant overhead Ice Sword attack.
Notes: Latin for "Mercury".
Weapon + Magic = Venus (jpn) - Order of Ecclesia
  Glyph Union (Sword/Magic) - Shanoa
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Attrib: Slash, Flame and Light
Consume: 15 Hearts
ATK = 43
Effect: Overhead beam-sword swing.
Weapon + Wind = Tellus (jpn) - Order of Ecclesia
  Glyph Union (Sword/Wind) - Shanoa
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Attrib: Slash
Consume: 15 Hearts
ATK = 9×6
Effect: Multitude of slashes.
Weapon + Fire = Mars (jpn) - Order of Ecclesia
  Glyph Union (Sword/Fire) - Shanoa
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Attrib: Slash and Flame
Consume: 15 Hearts
ATK = 25×2
Effect: Giant overhead Fire Sword attack.
Weapon + Thunder = Iuppiter (jpn) - Order of Ecclesia
  Glyph Union (Lance/Thunder) - Shanoa
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Attrib: Slash and Thunder
Consume: 15 Hearts
ATK = 10×5
Effect: Giant lightning spear thrust.
Notes: Latin for "Jupiter".
Weapon + Earth = Saturnus (jpn) - Order of Ecclesia
  Glyph Union (Hammer/Earth) - Shanoa
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Attrib: Strike
Consume: 15 Hearts
ATK = 55
Effect: Giant overhead rock hammer.
Notes: Latin for "Saturn".
Weapon + Light = Uranus (jpn) - Order of Ecclesia
  Glyph Union (Sword/Light) - Shanoa
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Attrib: Slash and Light
Consume: 15 Hearts
ATK = 40
Effect: Circular Holy Sword swing.
Weapon + Darkness = Pluto (jpn) - Order of Ecclesia
  Glyph Union (Sickle/Darkness) - Shanoa
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Attrib: Slash and Darkness
Consume: 15 Hearts
ATK = 22×2
Effect: Circular bloody Scythe attack.

Castlevania: Harmony of Despair[]

Most elemental Glyphs appear as Hunter Skill Glyphs in Castlevania: Harmony of Despair, which act like Sub-Weapons in earlier games. Only one of these may be equipped at a time. Pneuma and Lapiste are Weapon Glyphs. Two of these glyphs can be equipped at the same time and it is possible to rapidly alternate between the two. There is nothing that distinguishes elemental glyphs from other glyphs in this game play-wise.

Item Data: Elemental Glyphs in Castlevania: Harmony of Despair
Image Name - Game
  Type - Users
Description
Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
Hunter Skill Glyphs
Glyphspell HD Icon Ignis (jpn) - Harmony of Despair
  Hunter Skill Glyph (Fire) - Shanoa
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Call forth raging flames. Attrib: Fire
Consume: 15 MP
ATK +6
Rarity: *
Steal: Aliorumnas
First Obtained: (Starts with)
Effect: Flames
Glyphspell HD Icon Grando (jpn) - Harmony of Despair
  Hunter Skill Glyph (Ice) - Shanoa
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Call forth freezing ice. Attrib: Pierce, Ice
Consume: 15 MP
ATK +12
Rarity: *
Steal: Aliorumnas
First Obtained: Chapter 4
Effect: Ice Bolt
Glyphspell HD Icon Fulgur (Tonitrus) - Harmony of Despair
  Hunter Skill Glyph - Shanoa
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Call forth shocking electricity. Attrib: Lightning
Consume: 15 MP
ATK +5
Rarity: **
Steal: Aliorumnas
First Obtained: Chapter 4
Effect: Tonitrus
Evolve: Level 5 and 9
Glyphspell HD Icon Luminatio (Luminare) - Harmony of Despair
  Hunter Skill Glyph - Shanoa
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Call forth a ball of light. Attrib: Holy
Consume: 15 MP
ATK +9
Rarity: ****
Drop: Ryukotsuki (Both difficulties)
First Obtained: Chapter 11
Effect: Radiance
Glyphspell HD Icon Nitesco (Nitens) - Harmony of Despair
  Hunter Skill Glyph - Shanoa
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Concentrate magic into a destructive beam. Attrib: Fire, Holy
Consume: 15 MP
ATK +8
Rarity: ***
Steal: Nova Skeleton
Effect: Piercing Beam
Weapon Glyphs
Glyphspell HD Icon Pneuma (jpn) - Harmony of Despair
  Weapon Glyph - Shanoa
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Create squalls to sweep enemies away. Attrib: Slash
ATK +3
Sell: (cannot be sold)
Rarity: **
Find: Chapter 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 boss (Normal). Chapter 3, 5 boss (Hard).
Special: Attack with 2 Pneumas at same time for Gale
Glyphspell HD Icon Lapiste (jpn) - Harmony of Despair
  Weapon Glyph - Shanoa
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Pulverize enemies with giant fists of stone. Attrib: Strike
ATK +6
Sell: (cannot be sold)
Rarity: **
Find: Chapter 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 boss (Normal). Chapter 3, 5 boss (Hard).

Castlevania: Grimoire of Souls[]

Shanoa has several Weapon Glyph variations of Elemental Glyphs at her disposal in Castlevania: Grimoire of Souls. These glyphs usually have skills that are approximations of Shanoa's elemental glyphs' spells from earlier games, but usually not perfect replicas since they are elemental versions of other skills. The exceptions to this are her glyphs which have unique skills attached to them, which more closely resemble the original.

Item Data: Elemental Glyphs in Castlevania: Grmoire of Souls
Image Name - Game
  Type - Users
Description
Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
Ignis Rufus - Grimoire of Souls
  Weapon Glyph (Lance) - Shanoa
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A sea of fire. Wreathed in eternal flames, it drags those it pierces into a flaming abyss. Rarity: ★★★★★
Summon: Precious Gem (5★)
Effect: Overwhelm: FLA Res Fixed Up
Special: Piercing Heat II
Evolve: Attrbt.(Fire) I, ATK I, CRIT I, Max HP I
Notes: Latin for "Red Flame"
Quadruple Ignis - Grimoire of Souls
  Alter Art Weapon Skill - Albus
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Attacks enemies above with a kick move enveloped in magic flames. Find: Start with
GoS Vertex Grando Vertex Grando - Grimoire of Souls
  Weapon Glyph (Sickle) - Shanoa
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A snowflake on the wind. Draws down frozen air from the upper atmosphere to deliver devastating attacks. Attrib: Ice
ATK +194, Ice +300
Rarity: ★★★★★
Summon: Precious Gem (5★)
Effect: Burning Bridges: ATK Rate Up
Special: Sub-zero Vortex II
Evolve: Resistances(Ice) I, Max MP I, Resistance: Frozen I, Attrbt.(Ice) I
Notes: Latin for "Whirling Hailstorm"
GoS Grando Duplex Grando Duplex - Grimoire of Souls
  Weapon Glyph (Sickle) - Shanoa
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Sickle Glyph of glaciers. A blade formed from countless layers of ice slashes through enemy flesh. ATK +196, Ice +300
Rarity: ★★★★★
Summon: Precious Gem (3★/4★/5★), 300 Gems (That Which Writhes)
Effect: Feline's Favor: MP Cost Rate Down
Special: Glacial Impact II
Evolve: Max MP I, Resistances(Ice) I, Attrbt.(Ice) I, Max MP I
Notes: Latin for "Double Hailstorm"
GoS Silens Grando Silens Grando - Grimoire of Souls
  Weapon Glyph (Sickle) - Shanoa
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Sickle Glyph of silent frost. Icy winds freeze the enemy, leaving only a deadly hush behind. Attrib: Holy
Rarity: ★★★★★
Summon: Precious Gem (5★)
Effect: Gun's Favor: Normal ATK Damage Rate Up
Special: Sacred Blast II
Evolve: ATK I, ATK I, Resistance: Slow I, Resistance: Dizzy I
Notes: Latin for "Silent Hailstorm"; unreleased in original game
GoS Hasta Fulgoris Hasta Fulgoris - Grimoire of Souls
  Weapon Glyph (Lance) - Shanoa
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A lightning lance glyph. Capable of calling forth devastating electrical storms. ATK +186, Lightning +225
Rarity: ★★★★
Effect: Lightning Favor: Shock Res Fixed Up
Special: Piercing Lightning I
Evolve: Resistances(Lightning) I, Max HP I, Attrbt.(Lightning) I
Notes: Latin for "Lightning Lance"
GoS Tonitrus Serpens Tonitrus Serpens - Grimoire of Souls
  Weapon Glyph (Lance) - Shanoa
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The inevitability of thunder after lightning. Waits to strike in the darkness. ATK +195, Lightning +300
Rarity: ★★★★★
Summon: Precious Gem (5★)
Effect: Surveyor's Support: Cooldown Time Rate Down
Special: Piercing Lightning II
Evolve: ATK I, Attrbt.(Lightning) I, Max MP I, Resistance: Shock I
Notes: Latin for "Thunder Serpent"
GoS Deus Tonitrus Deus Tonitrus - Grimoire of Souls
  Weapon Glyph (Lance) - Shanoa
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A shout lost in the storm. Fires lightning from the tip, delivering judgement from the gods. ATK +197, Lightning +300
Rarity: ★★★★★
Buy: 50,000 Astral Atraments
Effect: Lightning Guard: Weapon Skill Damage Rate Up
Special: Tonitrus
Evolve: DEF I, Attrbt.(Lightning) I, Weapon Skill Damage Rate Up I, ATK I
Notes: Latin for "God of Thunder"
GoS Luminare Aurorae Luminare Aurorae - Grimoire of Souls
  Weapon Glyph (Lance) - Shanoa
[edit]
The breaking of the dawn. Cleanses the world of darkness. Attrib: Holy
ATK +183, Holy +225
Rarity: ★★★★
Summon: Precious Gem (3★/4★), 300 Gems (Ash Banquet)
Effect: HOL Fixed Up
Special: Dawn of Holy Light I
Evolve: Resistances(Holy) I, Max MP I, Attrbt.(Holy) I
Notes: Latin for "Light of Dawn"
Umbra Reptilia - Grimoire of Souls
  Weapon Glyph (Sickle) - Shanoa
[edit]
Sickle Glyph of creeping darkness. Deepest shadows carry dark power potent enough to extinguish the light. Attrib: Fire, Atropos
Buy: 100,000 Soul Fragments
Effect: Character Skill Damage Rate Up
Special: Lamp of Dawn II
Evolve: CRIT I, CRIT I, Attrbt.(Fire) I, Resistances(Fire) I
Notes: Latin for "Reptilian Darkness"
GoS Lapiste Gigas Lapiste Gigas - Grimoire of Souls
  Weapon Glyph (Sickle) - Shanoa
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Standing on the shoulders of giants. Summons a golem's arm to obliterate its foes. Attrib: Dark
Rarity: ★★★★★
Buy: 25,000 Halloween Coins
Effect: Dark Guard: ATK Rate Up
Special: Boulder Fist
Evolve: Max HP I, Max HP I, ATK I, Attrbt.(Dark) I
Notes: Latin for "Stone Giant"; Unreleased in the original game
Nitens Rubrum - Grimoire of Souls
  Weapon Glyph (Lance) - Shanoa
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The wrath of a collapsing star. The final moment of explosive glory. Rarity: ★★★★★
Summon: Precious Gem (3★/4★/5★), 300 Gems (Ash Banquet)
Effect: Fiery Grace: FLA Rate Up
Special: Incineration Blast II
Evolve: Max MP I, ATK I, DEF I, CRIT I
Notes: Latin for "Red Beam"
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