DOS Falchion

The Falchion is a sword with a wide, crescent blade used by Normans. It is found in Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow, and Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin. In Symphony of the Night, it appears as a standard one-handed sword. In the latter two games, it appears as an overhead swinging Great Sword. Because the Falchion is classified as a Great Sword in Castlevania: Harmony of Despair, yet is swung as a normal sword for Alucard, it has the distinct disadvantage of being a two-handed regular sword for Alucard in that game.

Game specific information

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

The Falchion is a standard sword a bit stronger than the Saber and a bit weaker than the Broadsword. It is found way high up in the Castle Keep. Flying up there is the only way you can obtain this weapon, as it is not dropped or sold. You can reach it as soon as you obtain the Form of Bat, which is earned after the Lesser Demon battle in the Long Library. If you approach the Keep from the Royal Chapel, gaining the sword will do you some good for a while and effectively replace the Saber or Cutlass you are carrying. If you decide to approach it from the Clock Tower though, obtaining it will be a waste of time. You should have already found the more powerful Bekatowa in the skies of the Clock Tower.

Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow

The Falchion in this game takes into account how it is used a lot more than the one in Symphony of the Night did. It is the second level of the Great Sword class of weapons. It's heavy form is swung from behind your head with both arms to in front of you like an ax. Even though it moves quite a bit differently than a Short Sword does, it's special still does the same thing and costs the same amount of Mind Points. Soma dashes forwards while swinging the massive blade. It can be evolved from a Claymore (which is found right away and can be purchased) with the help of a Warg soul. It can also be purchased directly for a hefty fee. If you're very lucky, you can find one off a dead Dead Pirate. If you use a Great Armor Soul, you can evolve the Falchion into a Great Sword for further power.

Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin

The Falchion is again a Great Sword in this game. It is again the second "level" of Great Swords, stronger again than a Claymore, but weaker than a Great Sword. It can be obtained from Andras, first encountered at 13th Street.

Item Data

Item Data: Falchion
Image Name - Game
Type / Users Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
Falchion Icon Falchion (jpn) - Symphony of the Night [edit]
Norman curved sword Sword
Attrib: Cut
ATT +10
Find: Castle Keep
Falchion DoS Icon Falchion - Dawn of Sorrow [edit]
A sword with a wide, crescent blade used by Normans Great Sword
Attrib: Slash
ATK +39
Sell: $4,000 
Buy: $8,000 Find: Yoko's shop, Hammer's shop
Drop: Dead Pirate
Create: Claymore + Warg Soul
Effect: Overhead Dash
Evolve: + Great Armor Soul >> Great Sword
Falchion PoR Icon Falchion - Portrait of Ruin [edit]
A Norman sword with a wide, crescent-shaped blade. Weapon (Great Sword)
Attrib: Slash
ATK +42
Sell: $700 
Drop: Andras
Falchion Icon Falchion - Harmony of Despair [edit]
Norman sword with a wide, crescent-shaped blade. Greatsword
#hands: 2
ATK +6
Sell: $250 
Rarity: *
Effect: Special (Soma) - Quick hit (15 MP)


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