For other uses, see Hammer (disambiguation).

The Hammer Shaker is an enemy in the Castlevania series. He is one of the Giant brothers; a superhuman warrior that swings his huge steel hammer effortlessly.


The Hammer Shaker is one of the Giant brothers, an armored giant that wields an equally gigantic warhammer.

Taller and thinner than most other "Armor" enemies, this greenish-blue hued knight carries a warhammer on his shoulder. He attacks by swinging it in a downward arc, or kicking. This attack can be avoided by stepping back or by getting close to the knight, as the shaft of the hammer deals no damage; however, this is risky, as it may result in damage due to physical contact with the Hammer Shaker himself.

He can be knocked off-balance and made to stumble back with rapid attacks, such as the Nitesco glyph in Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia.


Castlevania: Bloodlines

First appearance of the Hammer Shaker in the series. Only two appear in the entire game, both near the beginning of the long hallway in the Versailles Palace that leads to the Silhouette Demon.

They come clad in heavy armor, although they are not particularly resilient. They pace back and forth, and smash the giant hammers they wield on the ground when approached. This attack has considerable reach, so keeping some distance is advised.

Name Alt. Name
Hammer Shaker Hammer Knight[1]
5. Versailles Palace

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

One of the Giant brothers. He's often encountered along with his elder sibling, Blade. He smashes his huge steel hammer on the ground, providing with this some cover for his more agile brother while he attempts to stab at the hero. Both knights stagger when hit, however, so an attack that deals constant and rapid damage, like the Holy Water, will buy the player some time while dealing with them.

No. Name JPN Level HP
85 Hammer Hammer Shaker 21 250
Strong Immune Weak Absorb EXP
- - - - 110
Location Drop Guard
Olrox's Quarters Hammer, Gold Plate -
Description "Giant brother. Uses huge steel hammer."

Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance

Hammer-Hammer is encountered in a cave located on the top level of the Luminous Cavern in Castle A. His armor has a quite peculiar design, boasting a red and blue scheme, and wearing a curved helmet that somewhat gives it the appearance of being an executioner's hood.

Similar to other giant armored knights in the game, he slowly paces forward and then smashes his giant hammer on the ground; this makes three Fleamen to fall from the ceiling to aid him in battle.

The knight is not particularly difficult and the Fleamen can be disposed of easily, making dealing with him more a matter of patience, as he's quite resilient.

No. Name JPN Lv. HP
82 Hammer-Hammer 36 1,400
Tolerance Weakness Common Drop Rare Drop EXP
- - High Potion Crested Band 375
Location (Castle A) Location (Castle B)
Luminous Cavern -

Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia

The Hammer Shaker in Order of Ecclesia reuses his sprite from Symphony of the Night. They are encountered in most areas within Dracula's Castle and retain their usual attack patterns. They are usually accompanied by smaller enemies, like Imps.

They drop the valuable Melio Macir glyph, which grants Shanoa the most powerful of all hammer-type weapons, although they do so at a very low rate.

91 Hammer Shaker 450 72
Tolerance Weakness
Flame Strike, Thunder
Location Drop Glyph EXP AP
Underground Labyrinth, Barracks, Arms Depot, Mechanical Tower Silver Ore (10%) Melio Macir (2%) 260 5
Description "A superhuman warrior that swings his hammer effortlessly."

Item Data

Item Data: Hammer Shaker
Image Name - Game
Type / Users Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
Hammer Icon Hammer (jpn) - Symphony of the Night [edit]
Unpetrify [Familiar use only] Medicine (Cure)
Attrib: Stone
Buy: $200 Find: Marble Gallery, Reverse Entrance, Reverse Outer Wall
Drop: Gorgon, Hammer, Gargoyle (Saturn-only)
Effect: Removes Stone status
Gold Plate Icon Gold Plate (Gold Chest) - Symphony of the Night [edit]
Gold breastplate Body (Body Armor)
DEF +8
Find: Clock Tower
Drop: Blade, Gurkha, Hammer
High Potion HoD Icon High Potion - Harmony of Dissonance [edit]
Restores a large amount of HP. Medicine
Juste Belmont 
HP +150
Buy: $200
 Find: Throughout castle (all)
Rare Drop: Disc Armor lv2
Common Drop: Hammer-Hammer, Harpy, White Dragon Lv3, Arthro Skeleton, Simon Wraith
Crested Band Icon Crested Band (Crested Bracelet) - Harmony of Dissonance [edit]
Some kind of crest is etched into this bracelet. Goods
Juste Belmont 
DEF +15
Rare Drop: Hammer-Hammer
Silver Ore Icon Silver Ore - Order of Ecclesia [edit]
An ore containing the finest silver. Item
Find: Tymeo Mountains, Misty Forest Road, Skeleton Cave, Somnus Reef, Tristis Pass, Argila Swamp, Dracula's Castle
Drop: Owl Knight, Tin Man, Hammer Shaker, Automaton ZX27
Melio Macir Icon Melio Macir - Order of Ecclesia [edit]
Superior hammer glyph. Glyph
Attrib: Strike
Consume: 15 MP 
ATK +25
Drop: Hammer Shaker


See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 Mr. P's Castlevania Realm
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