First appearance of the Heavy Armor in the series. Present only in Dracula's Tower, it remains motionless and twirling his flail, waiting for the player to be within reach to extend his weapon towards him.
The range of his weapon is long enough to reach the player, making it an enemy difficult to approach.
The Heavy Armor appears as part of a two-stage miniboss fight in the Atlantis Shrine, along with the Great Axe Armor. The Heavy Armor will first enter the screen from the right side. As in his previous appearance, he uses his weapon to crush the player. But besides, and despite his great size, he could also jump to either crush the player or pass behind him.
Despite this, he is easy enough to beat: just stay right next to him and hit because the hitbox of his weapon is only at the end of his weapon. Indeed, the handle will not cause any damage.
Called Plate Lord in the English localization, it can be encountered quite early in the game, after the firstbosses. 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.
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.
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.
The Heavy Armor's design introduced in Rondo of Blood is likely 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 similar to those of Guts Man, a popular character from said series.