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The Magic Missile is a bow and arrow that is summoned behind the player. It hovers in the air, the string is pulled back and then an arrow is fired straight ahead. It is usually fired straight forward, but some variants can be launched diagonally or may home-in on an enemy.

Game specific information

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

Magic Missiles are abundant in this game; where they first appeared as a usable item (hence, a one-use weaponry). These are found in secret areas of the castle, dropped by the Sniper of Goth, or can be bought from the Master Librarian for $300.

The special attack from the Sword of Dawn can summon an archer.

Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow

Soma Cruz can summon a bow in Aria of Sorrow, which produces a similar attack to the Magic Missile. This attack has similar animation to the one from Symphony of the Night.

Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow / Castlevania: Harmony of Despair

Soma is able to obtain a soul called Summon Archer by stealing the Amalaric Sniper's soul, and it functions similarly to its version in Aria of Sorrow, the only difference being the presence of the Amalaric Sniper.

An alternative soul, Buster Shot, produces a similar effect. However, it is Soma who brandishes the bow and, while holding the R button, the shot can gain power to cause more damage. This soul can be obtained by stealing the Skull Archer.

Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia

Shanoa is able to use Magic Missiles known as Arcus (Latin for bow) Glyphs. But for her, it appears as if she is the one pulling the strings. If she moves away from her position before the arrow is fired, the bow continues to pull on its own though. Shanoa's main attacks on the ground in Castlevania Judgment is a bow attack. When used in the air, she will fire a spread of three arrows.

Item Data

Item Data: Magic Missile
Image Name - Game
Type / Users Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
Magic Missile Icon.png Magic Missile (jpn) - Symphony of the Night [edit]
Shoots a magic arrow [use] Projectile
Attrib: Cut
ATT +30
Buy: $300 Find: Throughout castle (all)
Drop: Bone Archer, Bone Musket, Sniper of Goth
Dagger + Ice Book (Magic Missile) - Harmony of Dissonance [edit]
' Spell Fusion
Attrib: Ice
Consume: 30 MP 
Create: Dagger + Ice Book
Effect: Juste shoots out numerous ice daggers which home-in on opponents
Red Soul.png Skull Archer - Magic Missile - Aria of Sorrow [edit]
Fires enchanted arrows. Bullet Soul
Attrib: Sword
Consume: 8 MP 
80 ATK
Rarity: 12
Drop: Skull Archer
Knife + Purple Orb (Magic Missile) - Lament of Innocence [edit]
' Effect Orb System
Consume: 8 Hearts  Create: Knife + Purple Orb
Pumpkin + Purple Orb (Pumpkin Missile) - Lament of Innocence [edit]
' Effect Orb System
Consume: 8 Hearts  Create: Pumpkin + Purple Orb
Bullet Soul.png Amalaric Sniper - Summon Archer - Dawn of Sorrow [edit]
Summon an archer to support you. Bullet Soul
Attrib: Piercing
Consume: 25 MP 
Rarity: **
Drop: Amalaric Sniper
Guardian Soul.png Skull Archer - Buster Shot - Dawn of Sorrow [edit]
Shoot arrows with deadly accuracy. Guardian Soul
Attrib: Piercing
Consume: 20 MP/sec 
Rarity: **
Drop: Skull Archer
Arcus Icon.png Arcus - Order of Ecclesia [edit]
A bow glyph. Glyph
Attrib: Slash
Consume: 15 MP 
ATK +6
Drop: Bone Archer
Vol Arcus Icon.png Vol Arcus - Order of Ecclesia [edit]
This bow glyph fires diagonally. Glyph
Attrib: Slash
Consume: 15 MP 
ATK +9
Find: Somnus Reef
Melio Arcus Icon.png Melio Arcus - Order of Ecclesia [edit]
A bow glyph that targets enemies automatically. Glyph
Attrib: Slash
Consume: 25 MP 
ATK +9
Find: Misty Forest Road
Arrow + Arrow = Union Arcus (Union Sagitta) - Order of Ecclesia [edit]
' Glyph Union
Attrib: Slash
Consume: 30 Hearts 
ATK = 4×?
Effect: Multitude of arrows fall straight down from the sky.
Notes: Arcus is Latin for "Bow", Sagitta is Latin for "Arrow".
Bullet Soul HD Icon.png Amalaric Sniper - Harmony of Despair [edit]
Summon an archer to support you. Bullet Soul
Consume: 12 MP  ATK +14
Rarity: *
Steal: Amalaric Sniper (2.8%)


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