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The Holy Rod is a club weapon introduced in Castlevania: Symphony of the Night. It is a scepter anointed with divine power.

Game specific information

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

The Holy Rod is a scepter anointed with Holy power. The weapon is hidden inside a secret chamber behind a small reading room in the Long Library (the one that contains the Stone Mask), northeast of the Lesser Demon's room. In order to reach this room, the player must first be in possession of the Leap Stone. Once inside the reading room, push the bookshelf on the right to make it rotate and have access to the secret room, where both the Holy Rod and the Topaz Circlet are found.

The Holy Rod is one of the best weapons the player can arm themselves with in the early game and it will remain useful for about two thirds into it (taking both castles in consideration). Its Holy imbuement will deal extra damage to most enemies, which greatly surpasses the weapon's base damage and makes it way more effective than most other weapons the player will come across for most of the game. It also has very long reach, surpassing the length of most swords, and covers more area (both above and below), as it performs a small "explosion" when swung. It's also very easy to wield, allowing to perform diagonal swings with ease.

It also counts with a special attack that is performed by pressing + ATTACK (facing right), which makes it produce a large glowing animation that deals about 1½ of the weapon's damage and slightly expands its attack range.

Furthermore, the weapon is very fast, allowing the player to perform many swings in quick succession and deal a great amount of damage very quickly, outclassing most other weapons that may even have higher stats. In fact, the player may be able to swing the Holy Rod two or even three times in the same amount of time it would have taken them to swing a more powerful sword only once.

Item Data

Item Data: Holy Rod
Image Name - Game
Type / Users Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
Holy Rod Icon.png Holy Rod (jpn) - Symphony of the Night [edit]
Anointed Rod Club
Attrib: Holy
ATT +12
Find: Long Library
Effect: Flail (fast)
Special: ←→ + [Attack] for Holy Blast
Holy Rod - Encore of the Night [edit]
Annointed Rod Main Hand (Cudgel)
Attrib: Holy Affinity +2
#hands: 1
ATK + 15
Sell: 1S 20C 
Drop: Skull Lord
Special: Say Your Prayers set bonus with Holy Mail for Holy Affi. +5, Max HP +50
Holy Rod Icon.png Holy Rod - Harmony of Despair [edit]
Scepter anointed with divine power. Cudgel
#hands: 1
ATK +25, INT +2
Sell: $4,500 
Rarity: ***


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