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The Javelin is a spear that is thrown in a low arc. They usually cannot go through walls or floors, but have the added ability to inflict continuous damage on the spot they land until they disappear.

Game specific information

Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow

Spear Throw is the first soul Soma will obtain in the game. It is granted at the beginning of the game, where a group of Winged Skeletons and Skeleton Knights attack him, Mina and Arikado. In the cutscene, Genya casts Soul Steal and all enemies but one are defeated. Soma is then forced to protect Mina from a Winged Skeleton, unwillingly making him absorb its soul; it is at that precise moment when Genya confirms his suspicions and Soma realizes he is in fact the reincarnation of the Dark Lord.

As the first soul of the game, it has considerable high power and range, piercing through enemies and, once it lands, staying on the ground for 0.5 seconds, dealing continuous damage (up to three can be onscreen at once).

Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow

Magic Spear Throw animation-canceling effect.

Magic Spear Throw can be obtained by gaining dominance over Slogra's soul once Soma reaches the Mine of Judgment.

In contrast to its Aria of Sorrow counterpart, it no longer stays on the ground dealing damage; in fact, it stops dealing damage altogether once it touches any terrain. To compensate for this, its damage greatly increases by gaining levels. It can pierce through enemies and deal multiple hits to targets of great size, such as Final Guards.

If cast while a Gaibon Familiar is present, it will allow the Gaibon to use a spear of its own. Whenever Soma throws a spear, Gaibon will throw one in tandem, although both will land on the same spot. Each of the spears deals damage separately, which allows to inflict considerable amounts of damage it they manage to hit a target at the same time.

It can also be canceled by back dashing, allowing the player to throw at least eight spears per second for massive damage (but also at a considerable MP cost).

Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin

Javelin is one of Jonathan Morris's sub-weapon skills in Portrait of Ruin. It can be obtained from an Armor Knight and is essential for completing one of Wind's quests: "The Spear of Legend", which consists in "mastering" the Javelin by damaging enemies with it to collect Skill Points (SP) for the weapon (it is not required that the enemy is killed by the javelin itself, it only needs to be damaged at some point by it before being defeated). Completion of this quest will award the player with the Alucard's Spear.

Item Data

Item Data: Javelin
Image Name - Game
Type / Users Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
Javelin Icon.png Javelin (jpn) - Symphony of the Night [edit]
Throwing spear [use] Projectile
Attrib: Cut
ATT +50
Buy: $800 (later) Find: Anti-Chapel
Drop: Bone Halberd, Scarecrow, Spectral Sword, Spear Guard, Winged Guard
Red Soul.png Winged Skeleton - Spear Throw - Aria of Sorrow [edit]
Throws spears. Bullet Soul
Attrib: Sword
Consume: 12 MP 
45 ATK
Rarity: 12
Drop: Winged Skeleton (starting soul)
Bullet Soul.png Slogra - Magic Spear Throw - Dawn of Sorrow [edit]
Throw spears. Bullet Soul
Attrib: Piercing
Consume: 20 MP 
Rarity: *
Drop: Slogra
Effect: Can also be use with Gaibon Familiar.
Subweapon PoR Icon.png Javelin - Portrait of Ruin [edit]
A throwing spear that sticks into the ground. Sub-Weapon
Attrib: Slash
Consume: 25 MP 
Base Attack: 7/21 (0 SP/Mastered)
Drop: Armor Knight
Effect: Throws a javelin which curves downward and sticks to the ground.
Special: Mastered - Increases in size.
Evolve: 1,500 SP to master.
Javelin HD Icon.png Javelin - Harmony of Despair [edit]
Throw spears. Sub-Weapon
Jonathan, Julius, Richter, Simon 
Consume: 10 MP  ATK +12
Rarity: ***
Find: First obtained in Chapter 8.
Bullet Soul HD Icon.png Slogra - Harmony of Despair [edit]
Throw spears. Bullet Soul
Consume: 10 MP  ATK +11
Rarity: ***
Steal: Slogra (3.5 %)
First Obtained: Chapter 9
Bullet Soul HD Icon.png R. Black Knight - Harmony of Despair [edit]
Throw spears. Bullet Soul
Consume: 12 MP  ATK +8
Rarity: ***
Steal: R. Black Knight (5.5%)
First Obtained: Chapter 10


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