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For other uses, see Magic Book (disambiguation).

The Magic Book is either an item or an enemy in the Castlevania series. They are tomes containing the secrets of magic, weaponry or literature.

Magic books can be used by a hero to summon some kind of magical effect, weapon or creature out of its pages, or they can also be possessed volumes that move and attack on their own.

General information

The first spellbooks found in Castlevania were those used by the Belnades family and their relatives. Sypha Belnades can use different spellbooks to perform either Fire, Ice or Thunder spells as sub-weapons in Dracula's Curse.

Juste Belmont can use them to cast Spell Fusions, powering up his sub-weaponry and giving them elemental effects.

Charlotte Aulin can use them to summon different kinds of weapons or creatures as her primary means of attack. Little Witch uses them as a blunt object which she can swing around as her primary weapon.

Self-propelled floating enemy books first appeared in Super Castlevania IV, which could "flap" their pages to hover over the ground and then make swooping attacks. The Spellbooks and Magic Tomes from Symphony of the Night come out from their shelves, move slowly toward the player and then open their pages to reveal atrocities with which to attack them.

A Super Castlevania IV-like spellbook can also be found on the Ouija Table that makes up the Poltergeist enemy in Circle of the Moon.

Appearances

Enemies

Super Castlevania IV

Only present in The Unliving Quarters during the long stairs-descent. They "flap" their pages to fly over the ground and make swooping attacks on Simon.

Pbook
Name JPN HP EXP ATK
Spellbook 16 100 3
Location
Stage 7: The Unliving Quarters

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

There are two types of magic books, both present in the Long Library. When destroyed, both types turn themselves as mysterious letters come out of their pages:

Spellbook

Comes out of its shelf, moves slowly toward the player and opens its pages to reveal a skull with which to hit them.

Spellbook-sotn
No. Name JPN Level HP
40 Spellbook Curse Code 10 26
Strong Immune Weak Absorb EXP
Hit - Fire - 30
Location Drop Guard
Long Library $1,000, Pentagram -
Description "Book of beginner's spells."
Magic Tome

Appears only in the room where the Faerie Scroll is located. It moves quickly around the player and opens its pages to reveal and array of rusty weapons which it uses to stab them.

Magictome-1-
No. Name JPN Level HP
50 Magic Tome Weapons Dictionary 12 22
Strong Immune Weak Absorb EXP
Hit - Fire - 35
Location Drop Guard
Long Library $2,000, Saber -
Description "Book of ancient weapons."

Castlevania: Circle of the Moon

Main article: Poltergeist

A Super Castlevania IV-like spellbook can be found on the Ouija Table that makes up the Poltergeist enemy.

Items

Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse

Main article: Magic Book (Dracula's Curse)

Three Magic Books conform Sypha Belnades' sub-weaponry in this game. These are:

Castlevania: Bloodlines

Main article: Spell Book (Bloodlines)

Spell Books are found inside of breakable walls. Collecting it will cause one of two different effects which happen at random; either the player will get thirty Red Jewels or a third Coat of Arms power-up effect, powering up the characters' main weapon to its fourth degree.

Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance

Main article: Spell Book (Harmony of Dissonance)

When combined with subweapons, they allow Juste to cast Spell Fusions, which are powerful spells with a variety of effects.

Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin

Main article: Tome

Tomes are magic books used as weapons by Charlotte Aulin. While they lack physical power compared to Jonathan's weaponry, they compensate this by being an early source of elemental melee attacks and/or having extra vertical range. Besides, they are one of the fastest melee weapon classes in the game.

Item Data

Item Data: Spellbook
Image Name - Game
Description
Type / Users Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
Money Bag Icon 6 Money Bag [Grey] [alt] - Symphony of the Night [edit]
Add funds to your current total. Different types contain different sums.(...) Item (standard)
any 
Gold + 1,000
Find: Lanterns (requires Cube of Zoe for Alucard)
Drop: Spellbook
Effect: Can use funds to purchase items from the Master Librarian (Alucard-only)
Pentagram Icon Pentagram (jpn) - Symphony of the Night [edit]
Damages all enemies [use] Bomb
Alucard 
Attrib: Hit
ATT +50
Find: Clock Tower, Underground Caverns
Drop: Ctulhu, Diplocephalus, Spellbook, Wraith (Saturn-only)
Magic Tome
Money Bag Icon 7 Money Bag [Black] [alt] - Symphony of the Night [edit]
Add funds to your current total. Different types contain different sums.(...) Item (standard)
any 
Gold + 2,000
Find: Lanterns (requires Cube of Zoe for Alucard)
Drop: Magic Tome
Effect: Can use funds to purchase items from the Master Librarian (Alucard-only)
Saber Icon Saber (jpn) - Symphony of the Night [edit]
Light cavalry sword Sword
Alucard 
Attrib: Cut
ATT +9
Buy: $1,500 Drop: Armor Lord, Magic Tome

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