DOS Great Armor

The Great Armor Familiar and Guardian Shadow Knight are Guardian Souls in Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow and Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow. It summons respectively a Shadow Knight and a Great Armor as a familiar. It can be obtained by gaining dominance over the same enemies' souls.


Whenever Soma attacks, the armor on his back will stab a split second later with his blade, covering the area below Soma.

In Aria of Sorrow, this attack only deals Sword damage; however, it doesn't have the Darkness attribute as one would expect in regard to the enemy it is obtained.

In Dawn of Sorrow, while the familiar's shield does not cover Soma from projectiles in any way, the sword is able to destroy projectiles once it starts to actively deal damage. This is also one of the few souls than can benefit from Backstab with great success; as it attacks almost as fast as Soma, it will duplicate its damage. Axe-type weapons attack so slowly than once Soma's animation ends, the Great Armor Familiar would have attacked twice.

Item Data

Item Data: Great Armor Familiar
Image Name - Game
Type / Users Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
Blue Soul Shadow Knight - Guardian Shadow Knight (jpn) - Aria of Sorrow [edit]
His shadow fights beside him. Guardian Soul
Attrib: Sword
Consume: 5 MP/sec 
35 AP
Drop: Shadow Knight
Guardian-Soul-DoS-Icon Great Armor - Great Armor Familiar - Dawn of Sorrow [edit]
Summon Great Armor as a familiar. Guardian Soul
Attrib: Slash
Consume: 5 MP/sec 
Rarity: **
Drop: Great Armor


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