For the equipment, see Heavy Armor (equipment).

Heavy Armors, also known as Flail Armors or Plate Lords, are large flail-wielding armored knights appearing in various Castlevania games.


Castlevania: Symphony of the NightEdit

The Plate Lord can be encountered quite early in the game, after the first bosses. As the player get closer, it will try swinging its chained ball while building its power, from 18 ATT to 35 ATT. He will throw the ball once the power reaches its maximum.

Castlevania: Lament of InnocenceEdit

A large, animated suit of armor that wields a heavy ball and chain. It swings it around several times before slinging it at Leon. There is one optional place in the Dark Palace of Waterfalls where Leon must manipulate this enemy into throwing the ball at a doorway, shattering it and permitting him entry.

Enemy DataEdit

Enemy Data: Heavy Armor
Image Name - Game
Statistics Items Location
X68-mknight Flail Armor  [ edit ]
' HP: 20
Exp: 600
8. Dracula's Tower
Maceknight-1-Heavy Armor DXC
Heavy Armor  [alt] [ edit ]
Rondo of Blood
' HP: 10
Exp: 450
5. Ghost Ship
Maceswin Heavy Armor  (Hammer Ō-Yoroi) [alt] [ edit ]
' 2. Atlantis Shrine
Ballnchan 28. Plate Lord  (Heavy Armor) [ edit ]
Symphony of the Night
Heavily armored knight with iron ball. Level: 8
HP: 90
Exp: 90
Drop: Iron Ball, Neutron Bomb
Colosseum, Marble Gallery
045 45. Heavy Armor  [ edit ]
Lament of Innocence
A cavalry soldier that wields a giant steel mace. Strong: Knife
Weak: Thunder, Axe
HP: 200
Drop: Sapphire, Qigong Belt
House of Sacred Remains, Ghostly Theatre (Crazy Mode only), Dark Palace of Waterfalls
Heavyarmor 81. Heavy Armor  [ edit ]
Portrait of Ruin
An armored zombie warrior with great strength; he swings a steel ball. Strong: Ice
Weak: Strike, Whip, Electric
HP: 299
Exp: 310
Skill Pt: 8
Drop: Wrecking Ball, Heavy Armor
Dark Academy, 13th Street, Nest of Evil

Item DataEdit

Item Data: Heavy Armor
Image Name - Game
Type / Users Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
Iron Ball Icon Iron Ball (jpn) - Symphony of the Night [edit]
Plate Lord's iron ball [use] Projectile
Attrib: Hit
ATT +60
Find: Olrox's Quarters, Reverse Keep, Black Marble Gallery
Drop: Plate Lord, Ball (Yorick), Spiked Ball (Bone Pillar)
Neutron Bomb Icon Neutron Bomb (jpn) - Symphony of the Night [edit]
Damages all enemies [use] Bomb
Attrib: Hit
ATT +30
Find: (May start with), Forbidden Library
Drop: Cave Troll, Plate Lord
Sapphire Sapphire - Lament of Innocence [edit]
A sparkling, blue-colored jewel. Leon Belmont  Buy: $2,000 Find: Rinaldo's Shop
Drop: Heavy Armor
Effect: With the Jewel Crush, steal HP's enemies.
Qigong Belt Qigong Belt (jpn) - Lament of Innocence [edit]
By controlling the flow of chi, it increases your constitution. Accessory
Leon Belmont 
CON +10
Drop: Heavy Armor
Subweapon PoR Icon Wrecking Ball - Portrait of Ruin [edit]
Swing a steel ball with devastating destructive power. Sub-Weapon
Attrib: Strike
Consume: 25 MP 
Base Attack: 13/35 (0 SP/Mastered)
Drop: Heavy Armor
Effect: Makes a steel ball with a chain swing around through a slightly diagonal path. It holds Jonathan in place for a while, and can indefinitely continue as long as the player isn't interrupted by attacks and holds down the keys for using it.
Special: Mastered - Changes into a spike ball and increases horizontal swing.
Evolve: 1,000 SP to master.
Heavy Armor PoR Icon Heavy Armor - Portrait of Ruin [edit]
Cumbersome armor. High defense, but slows down the wearer. Body Gear (Armor)
DEF +55, STR +5, MND +40
Sell: $2,500 
Find: Heavy Armor
Effect: Slows down movement speed.



  • The Heavy Armor's design originally introduced in Rondo of Blood appears to be a homage to the Mega Man series. He wields its ball and chain, and features a color-scheme very similar to Hammer Joe, one of the enemies in the series. In addition, both his face and body complexion are also similar to those of Guts Man, a character in said series.

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