Not to be confused with Grave Digger.

The Grave Keeper is an enemy in the Castlevania series. He is a master of unarmed combat.


The Grave Keeper, as his name implies, can usually be found near graveyard areas. When approached, he will stand up and challenge the player. He generally attacks with long and fast side kicks, or by jumping and performing a downward kick.

Upon defeat, he will die in a shower of blood. Alucard can regain some health at this moment if Dark Metamorphosis (or any of its variants) is active.


Castlevania: Rondo of Blood

First appearance of the Grave Keeper. He appears in the Caves (Stage 3') and, as his name implies, he can be found guarding the graveyard. Two are encountered near the room where Tera is held hostage (bridge with the dragon skeleton).

Gravekeep-1-Grave Keeper DXC
Name Alt. Name HP EXP
Grave Keeper - 8 250
3. Caves

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

A lone Grave Keeper can be found inside the fountain room in the Colosseum, guarding a Green Tea (Sake in the Japanese version). If Dark Metamorphosis is active, Alucard can regain some health by drawing blood from him.

No. Name JPN Level HP
71 Grave Keeper 18 123
Strong Immune Weak Absorb EXP
- - Fire, Thunder, Ice - 60
Location Drop Guard
Catacombs, Colosseum Miso Soup, Natou
Description "Grave Keeper. Master of unarmed combat."

Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow

While the Grave Keeper does not appear in this game, his soul does. It can be obtained very early in the game, inside a soul-keeper located in the middle of the lower path of the Mermen room in the Castle Corridor. Acquiring this soul grants Soma the ability to perform back dashes.

Item Data

Item Data: Grave Keeper
Image Name - Game
Type / Users Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
Miso Soup Icon Miso Soup (jpn) - Symphony of the Night [edit]
Japanese miso soup [use] Food
HP +20
Drop: Grave Keeper
Natou Icon Natou (Natto) - Symphony of the Night [edit]
Smelly fermented soybean [use] Food
HP +32
Drop: Grave Keeper
Silver Souls Grave Keeper - Back Dash - Aria of Sorrow [edit]
Backdash by pressing L. Ability Soul
Find: Castle Corridor


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