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SOTN Holy Rod

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

Game specific informationEdit

Castlevania: Symphony of the NightEdit

The Holy Rod is a scepter anointed with Holy power that ends in a spherical shape at its top. The weapon can be found hidden inside a secret chamber located behind a small reading room in the Long Library (the one that contains the Stone Mask), northeast of the Lesser Demon's room. However, in order to reach this room, the player must first be in possession of the Leap Stone (found in the Castle Keep). 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 all the way to about two thirds into it (taking both castles in consideration). Its Holy imbuement will deal extra damage to most enemies in the game, which greatly surpasses the weapon's base damage and makes it way more powerful than most other weapons the player will find for most of the game. It also has very long reach, surpassing the length of most swords, and covers more area (both up and down), as it performs a small "explosion" when swung (making it especially useful against Flea Men and Bats). It's also very easy to wield, allowing to perform diagonal swings with ease.

In addition, it counts with a hidden 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 current damage and expands its attack range considerably.

If all of this wasn't enough, the weapon is very fast, allowing the player to perform many swings in quick succession and deal massive amounts of damage in a very short time, outclassing most other weapons that may even have much 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 DataEdit

Item Data: Holy Rod
Image Name - Game
Description
Type / Users Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
Holy Rod Icon Holy Rod (jpn) - Symphony of the Night [edit]
Anointed Rod Club
Alucard 
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)
Alucard 
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 Holy Rod - Harmony of Despair [edit]
Scepter anointed with divine power. Cudgel
Alucard 
#hands: 1
ATK +25, INT +2
Sell: $4,500 
Rarity: ***

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