The Flying Armor, also known as Cloaked Knight, is an enemy in the Castlevania series. He is a sinister cape-clad figure who flies through the air wielding his swords.


Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

The Flying Armor first made its appearance in the series as an enemy found in both Clock Tower in Symphony of the Night, where it is known as the Cloaked Knight in North America. He hovers in one spot for a moment and then he moves to a new location. He never physically attacks the player, but rather sends out his his sword flying to do the work, which returns to him afterward. The Flying Armor was later added to the Reverse Garden in the Sega Saturn version of the game.

No. Name JPN Level HP
78 Cloaked Knight フライングアーマー Furainguāmā (Flying Armor) 20 65
Strong Immune Weak Absorb EXP
- - - - 80
Location Drop Guard
Clock Tower, Reverse Clock Tower, Hell Garden (Saturn only) Flamberge, Heaven Sword
Description "Mysterious cloaked swordsman."

Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow

While the Flying Armor does not actually make an appearance in Aria of Sorrow, his soul can be obtained from inside a soul-keeper early in the game, in the waterway section of the Castle Corridor that leads to the Floating Garden and the Underground Reservoir.

Gaining dominance over his soul grants Soma the Levitation ability, which allows him to call forth a tiny and winged version of the Flying Armor to let him glide through the air and slowly float to the ground after jumping or dropping from high ledges, which can be useful for reach areas otherwise not accessible.

The soul is also available in a similar location in the mobile version of the game.

Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow

In Dawn of Sorrow, the Flying Armor appears as the first boss of the game, in the Lost Village, and being a much larger version from his previous incarnations. He still hovers in the air, but instead of a single sword, he now has two very large swords that float on either side of him and get sent out in tandem to attack Soma in various patterns.

His soul, which is always collected upon his defeat, acts in the same manner as it did in Aria of Sorrow, except that Soma now calls forth the spirit of the Flying Armor himself as he coasts through the air.

Interestingly, when Soma defeats him and moves on to the next room, a helmet and two swords that look exactly like those of the Flying Armor, except that they are a light blue color.

A simplified version of this boss can be fought in the trial version Aria of Sorrow for mobile.

102 Flying Armor フライングアーマー Furainguāmā 250 200 24
Tolerance Weakness
Fire, Water, Clockwork (not affected) Bashing, Electric
Location Common Drop Rare Drop Soul EXP
The Lost Village - - Levitation 500
Description "A sinister cape-clad figure that hovers in the air."

Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin

The Flying Armor reappeared in his Symphony of the Night form in Portrait of Ruin. They are first encountered in the Nation of Fools, where only two appear in the corridor underneath the room where Legion is fought. More appear later in the Tower of Death, although they are still semi-elusive. It is interesting to note that he drops the Heaven's Sword in both games, a blade that is sent forward and then returns to the player's hands.

No. Name JPN HP
61 Flying Armor フライングアーマー Furainguāmā 112
Tolerance Weakness
Ice Strike, Whip, Electric
Location Common Drop Rare Drop EXP SP
Nation of Fools, Tower of Death - Heaven's Sword 163 4
Description "A sinister cape-clad figure who flies through the air wielding his swords."

Castlevania Puzzle: Encore of the Night

Name Title HP EXP
Cloaked Knight - 500 910
Drop Steal Location
Turkey, Potion, Holy Sword 8 silver, 90 copper Royal Chapel
List of Spells
Skill Cost Effect
- - -
- - -

Item Data

Item Data: Flying Armor
Image Name - Game
Type / Users Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
Flamberge Icon Flamberge (jpn) - Symphony of the Night [edit]
Flame-Edged Sword 2 Handed Weapon (Great Sword)
Attrib: Cut
ATT +31
Drop: Cloaked Knight
Effect: Slow swing
Special: ←→ + [Attack] for Dash Thrust (5 MP)
Crissaegrim Icon Heaven Sword (Heaven's Sword) - Symphony of the Night [edit]
Enchanted throwing sword. Throwing Sword
ATT +21 (Cut); DEF -2
Drop: Cloaked Knight
Effect: Thrown in a forward arc
Special: ←→ + [Attack]: Extended throw; Attack with another Heaven Sword simultaneously for special attack (5 MP, ATK +50)
Blue Soul Flying Armor - Levitation - Aria of Sorrow [edit]
Falling speed slows down and jump distance increases. Guardian Soul
Consume: 5 MP/sec  Find: Castle Corridor
Guardian-Soul-DoS-Icon Flying Armor - Levitation - Dawn of Sorrow [edit]
Reduce the speed of falling. Guardian Soul
Consume: 5 MP/sec  Rarity: 100% drop rate.
Drop: Flying Armor
Heaven's Sword Icon Heaven's Sword - Portrait of Ruin [edit]
A demon-slaying sword once wielded by an angel. Weapon (Sword)
Attrib: Slash
ATK +35
Sell: $9,500 
Drop: Flying Armor
Effect: Returns to user after being thrown.


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