The Flame Demon is an enemy in the Castlevania series. It is a demon born in the fiery pits of the underworld who wields the fires of Hell.


A flying demon, usually with horns and hooves.

Aria of Sorrow revealed that one third of Dracula's power consists of a Flame Demon. His true form in many games is an amalgamation of a Flame Demon combined with a Giant Bat and sometimes a Succubus.

When the Flame Demon is a regular enemy, similar demons of other elemental natures often exist in the same game, such as the Frost Demon, Thunder Demon and Earth Demon.


Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

First appearance of a Fire Demon in the series. This incarnation of the enemy is very different from its later appearances; it does not fly, has a peculiar elongated neck, its skin is green rather than red, and appears to emanate heat from its insides.

In the Saturn version, when the player destroys it, its sprite mysteriously turns into a crimson demon before disappearing.

No. Name JPN Level HP
124 Fire Demon Flame Demon 38 320
Strong Immune Weak Absorb EXP
- Fire - - 666
Location Drop Guard
Necromancy Laboratory Fire Shield, Marsil -
Description "Flame Demon."

Castlevania: Circle of the Moon

Unlike its previous appearance, the demon can now fly. It calls upon six spheres to surround it and then sends them out in a spiral direction. Alternatively, it can summon several fireballs which move randomly. Unlike the spheres, the fireballs can be destroyed.

Flamedemon cotm
Flame Demon フレイムデーモン
300/680 600/4,500
ATK DEF Location
315/650 270/600 Eternal Corridor, Battle Arena
Common Drop Rare Drop
Potion (4%) Chain Mail (0.3%)
Resistance Fire
Note: Second stat listed is when encountered in the Battle Arena.

Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow

A large flying humanoid that controls fire. It mainly attacks by flying about and punching with its massive fists. Gaining dominance over its soul grants Soma the ability to cast Dracula's iconic spell: Hellfire.

Obtaining this soul actually holds one third of the secret to gain access to the true ending of the game, the other two being Bat Form (Giant Bat) and Death Touch (Succubus). By equipping these three souls while dealing the final blow to Graham Jones' first form, the dark energy barrier in the Floating Garden will eventually disappear and the final area of the game will open, leading to the true final boss, Chaos.

105 Flame Demon 500 5,000 400
Attack Defense Tolerance Weakness Time Stop
55 35 Flame, Darkness Water, Holy Unaffected
Location Common Drop Rare Drop Soul
Underground Cemetery, Forbidden Area - Laevatain Hellfire
Description "A fiend born from the hell fires."

Castlevania: Lament of Innocence

The appearance of the enemy changes greatly in comparison to his two previous appearances: he has a head resembling that of a lion, has hooves instead of claws on his feet and his wings are more like those of an eagle than those of a bat.

He has three attacks:

  • Get off the ground and attack the player with claws. The player can take advantage of this moment to parry this attack in order to regain MPs.
  • Spit three or four fireballs on the player.
  • Summon three fire rays to the ground joining at the player's location.

It's the only elemental demon in the game to be in two different places.

No. Name JPN HP
16 Flame Demon - 200
Tolerance Weakness
Fire Ice, Holy Water, Cross
Drop Location
Mana Prism Anti-Soul Mysteries Lab, Pagoda of the Misty Moon
Description "A demon that wields the fires of Hell."

Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow / Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin

In both games, the enemy is smaller than in Aria of Sorrow and its wings appear to be inflamed feathers. However, as in the previous Sorrow opus, he shares his sprite with that of Arc Demon.

He has only one attack, consisting of summoning a fireball and throwing it towards the player. When he dies, his body will tear apart and all his limbs will be sucked into a portal.

Unlike in Aria of Sorrow, his soul in Dawn of Sorrow doesn't allow Soma to perform Hellfire. Instead, it only allows to summon a fireball that rushes rapidly in a straight line.

92 Flame Demon フレイムデーモン Fureimudēmon 333 666 66
Tolerance Weakness
Fire, Dark Water, Holy
Location Common Drop Rare Drop Soul EXP
Demon Guest House, The Pinnacle, The Abyss - Wyrm Robe (4%) Flame Ball (16%) 444
Description "A fire-wielding demon born in the fiery pits of the underworld."

No. Name JPN HP
79 Flame Demon 222
Tolerance Weakness
Fire, Dark Ice, Holy
Location Common Drop Rare Drop EXP SP
Master's Keep, Forgotten City Agni's Flame - 244 6
Description "A fire-wielding demon born in the molten pits of the underworld."

Castlevania: Curse of Darkness

His appearance changes again with Lament of Innocence: if he keeps his mane, his body is now more muscular and has mysterious tattoos. His head has big horns, his paws become clawed and his wings resemble those of a bat.

However, he doesn't have as many attacks: he can only hit the player with his claws and invoke an explosive fireball, resembling the Dark Inferno.

It is odd to find that we can encounter Flame Demons on level 38 before meeting those on level 31.

No. Name JPN HP
71 Flame Demon Lv.31 306
Tolerance Weakness
Fire Ice, Wind
Location Drop Steal EXP
Eneomaos Machine Tower, Tower of Eternity Sun Tears Phlogiston 168
Description "A demon from the inferno with control over fire. Burns all in its path with flames from its hands."

No. Name JPN HP
97 Flame Demon Lv.38 374
Tolerance Weakness
Fire Ice, Wind
Location Drop Steal EXP
Forest of Jigramunt, Aiolon Ruins Sun Tears Phlogiston 255
Description "A demon from the inferno with control over fire. Burns all in its path with flames from its hands."

No. Name JPN HP
119 Flame Demon Lv.43 438
Tolerance Weakness
Fire Ice, Wind
Location Drop Steal EXP
Dracula's Castle, Tower of Evermore Sun Tears Phlogiston 458
Description "A demon from the inferno with control over fire. Burns all in its path with flames from its hands."

Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia / Castlevania: Harmony of Despair

In Order of Ecclesia, the enemy is met for the first time the Tymeo Mountains, where he makes his only appearance of the whole game.

Like its elementary counterparts, it can attack the player by charging him from above or by facing him to ward off the Ignis glyph. The player can then take advantage of this moment to steal it.

31 Fire Demon Flame Demon 111 36
Tolerance Weakness
Flame, Darkness Ice, Light
Location Drop Glyph EXP AP
Tymeo Mountains Crimson Greaves (4%), Crimson Mail (3%) Ignis 66 2
Description "This demon is master of the consuming flames."

No. Name JPN HP MP
29 Fire Demon Flame Demon ??? ???
Tolerance Weakness
Fire, Darkness Slash, Pierce, Ice, Holy
Chapter Drop Bind Soul
Chapter 3 - The End of Chaos

Chapter 4 - Esquisse of Violence

Agni's Flame (2.30%) Flame Shot Flame Shot
(Bullet Soul - 2.80%)
Description "This demon is the master of all-consuming flame."

Castlevania Puzzle: Encore of the Night

Name Title HP EXP
Flame Demon - 1300 ~2625
Drop Steal Location
Sirloin, Attack Potion; Holy Essence, Buffet Ticket ~21 silver, 50 copper Royal Chapel
List of Spells
Skill Cost Effect
- - -
- - -

Item Data

Item Data: Flame Demon
Image Name - Game
Type / Users Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
Fire Shield Icon Fire Shield (Flame Shield) - Symphony of the Night [edit]
Shield With Fire Properties Shield
Attrib: Immunity vs Fire when equipped
DEF +4
Drop: Fire Demon
Effect: Projectile Block
Special: Shield Rod Spell (50 MP) - Flame Attack
Marsil Icon Marsil (Laevateinn) - Symphony of the Night [edit]
Powerful sword of flame Sword
Attrib: Cut, Fire
ATT +33, DEF +1
Drop: Fire Demon, Efreet
Effect: ↓↘→ + [Attack] Inferno blast (ATK 60 for 5 MP)
Potion CotM Icon Potion (jpn) - Circle of the Moon [edit]
Recover 20 HP. Recovery Item (Health Potion)
HP +20
Drop: Abiondarg, Wind Armor, Skeleton, Skeleton Bomber, Zombie, Demon Lord, Devil Tower, Hyena, Fox Hunter, Flame Demon, Myconid
Chain Mail CotM Icon Chain Mail (Chain Plate) - Circle of the Moon [edit]
Armor made from chain Body (Body Armor)
DEF +100
Drop: Fish Head, Forest Armor, Flame Demon, Lizardman
Laevatain AoS Icon Laevatain (jpn) - Aria of Sorrow [edit]
Enchanted sword of fire. Weapon
Attrib: Sword, Flame
ATK +65
Sell: $7,000 
Find: The Arena
Rare Drop: Flame Demon
Red Soul Flame Demon - Hellfire - Aria of Sorrow [edit]
Burns enemies to a crisp with its ultra-hot flames. Bullet Soul
Attrib: Flame
Consume: 44 MP 
124 AP
Rarity: 3
Drop: Flame Demon
Effect: Can also be used while in Bat Form. One of the three souls that represent Dracula's powers required to continue the game after the Graham boss fight.
Mana Prism Mana Prism - Lament of Innocence [edit]
A prism with magic sealed within. Recovers MP. Recovery Item
Leon Belmont 
MP +100
Sell: $250 
Find: Ghostly Theatre 2F
Drop: Flame Demon, Thunder Demon, Frost Demon
Wyrm Robe DoS Icon Wyrm Robe - Dawn of Sorrow [edit]
A fire-resistant robe made from the hide of a wyrm. Armor
Attrib: Fire
DEF +22
Sell: $7,500 
Rare Drop: Flame Demon
Bullet Soul DoS Icon Flame Demon - Flame Ball - Dawn of Sorrow [edit]
Shoot devastating fireballs. Bullet Soul
Attrib: Fire
Consume: 25 MP 
Rarity: **
Drop: Flame Demon
Effect: Can also be used while in Bat Form.
Sun Tears Sun Tears - Curse of Darkness [edit]
The innocence of the shining sun captured in amber. Will shine brightly for eternity. Material
Sell: $75  Find: Garibaldi Temple 1F
Rare Drop: Flame Demon Lv.31/38/43
Steal: Efreet Lv.7/11/45
Phlogiston Phlogiston - Curse of Darkness [edit]
Hardened 'warmth' collected from a variety of objects; gives off natural heat in its pure form. Material
Sell: $100  Find: Infinite Corridor 3F
Steal: Flame Demon Lv.31/38/43
Agni's Flame Icon Agni's Flame - Portrait of Ruin [edit]
The flaming blade of Agni, the god of fire. Weapon (Sword)
Attrib: Slash, Fire
ATK +40
Sell: $5,500 
Drop: Flame Demon
Crimson Greaves Icon Crimson Greaves - Order of Ecclesia [edit]
Full leg protection cast in a deep red material. Leg Gear (Greaves)
DEF +6, STR +1
Drop: Fire Demon
Crimson Mail Icon Crimson Mail - Order of Ecclesia [edit]
A beautiful suit of red armor in translucent red. Body Gear (Armor)
DEF +15, STR +2, MND +3
Guard: Fire Demon
Ignis Icon Ignis - Order of Ecclesia [edit]
Call forth burning flames. Glyph
Attrib: Flame
Consume: 25 MP 
ATK +9
Find: Tristis Pass
Drop: Fire Demon
Firebrand Icon Agni's Flame - Harmony of Despair [edit]
Flaming blade of the fire god Agni. Sword
Attrib: Fire
#hands: 1
ATK +15
Sell: $2,000 
Rarity: **
Drop: Fire Demon
Spell HD Icon Flame Shot - Harmony of Despair [edit]
Attack with the fire of hell. Bound Spell
Consume: 15 MP  ATK +16
Rarity: ***
Bind: Fire Demon
First Obtained: Chapter 3
Bullet Soul HD Icon Fire Demon - Harmony of Despair [edit]
Shoot devastating fireballs. Bullet Soul
Attrib: Fire
Consume: 15 MP 
ATK +16
Rarity: **
Steal: Fire Demon (2.8%)



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