SOTN Medusa Shield

The Medusa Shield is a Gorgon-headed shield. It's one of two of Alucard's shields which can also be used as a weapon by ramming it into enemies, the other one being the Dark Shield. It can only be obtained as a drop item from a Medusa Head.

In Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, if Alucard equips the Medusa Shield, he'll be impervious to being petrified and he'll also gain the ability to briefly summon a Medusa Head familiar which will fire two homing beams from her eyes. However, this attack only deals damage and does not petrify. If this shield is used to attack enemies vulnerable to Stone status (such as Doppleganger40), it will petrify the enemies.

In Harmony of Despair, it's one of the easier shields to be obtained, as Medusa Heads continuously respawn. It's more likely to be dropped by a golden Medusa Head than a blue one. It's also the weaker of the two shields which can be used as weapons in this game, though it's worth more.

Item Data

Item Data: Medusa Shield
Image Name - Game
Type / Users Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
Medusa Shield Icon Medusa Shield (jpn) - Symphony of the Night [edit]
Gorgon-Headed Shield Shield
DEF +1, ATK +13
Drop: Medusa Head
Effect: Projectile Block and shield attack
Special: Shield Rod Spell (30 MP) - Laser Attack
Medusa Shield Icon Medusa Shield - Harmony of Despair [edit]
Gorgon-headed shield. Shield
DEF +3, ATK +1
Sell: $3,750 
Rarity: ***
Drop: Medusa Head



  • The Medusa Shield may be inspired by a particular event in Medusa's origins where the Greek goddess of war, Athena, placed Medusa's severed head on her Aegis shield after it was given to her by the hero Perseus.
    • The Medusa Shield's sprite is based on Medusa's Rondo of Blood incarnation.

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