For the power-up item, see Morning Star (power-up).

The Morning Star is a recurrent whip appearing in the Castlevania series. Its lash consists on a long metal chain, usually having the longest length of all other whips found in a game, and its tip ends in a heavy metal ball with spikes protruding from it.

It is usually the most powerful form of the Vampire Killer.


A morning star is any of several medieval club-like weapons consisting of a shaft with an attached ball adorned with one or more spikes. Each used, to varying degrees, a combination of blunt-force and puncture attack to kill or wound the enemy.

The morning star first came into widespread use around the beginning of the fourteenth century, particularly in Germany, where it was known as Morgenstern. The term is often confused with the military flail (fléau d'armes in French and Kriegsflegel in German), which typically consists of a wooden shaft joined by a length of chain to one or more iron-shod wooden bars (heavy sword pommels have also been used as weights). However, there are few depictions of such a ball-and-chain flail from the period, so the weapon of this type appears to have been uncommon.


The Morning Star is usually the highest possible form of the Vampire Killer whip (although there are some exceptions). It usually has the longest length of all other whips found in a game (mainly in the earlier titles) and its lash consists on a chain rather than being made of leather. However, its most characteristic feature, without a doubt, is that the tip of the whip ends in a heavy metal ball with spikes protruding from it.

The Morning Star power-up is an item –generally in the form of a whip or a crest– that can be picked up to upgrade a weapon to its next level (even when not upgrading it to a Morning Star).

Playable characters who do not normally use whips can also use Morning Stars as clubs or hammers, which are sometimes called by their German name, Morgenstern.

Juste Belmont and Trevor Belmont can also attach an iron ball or a platinum cube to the tip of the whip to increase its attack power.

Of all the protagonists in the series, only Jonathan Morris has had the opportunity to use the Morning Star both in whip and cudgel forms. He wields the iconic chained whip with the spiked ball as the natural form of the Vampire Killer, as well as the massive Morning Star cudgel as a separate weapon.

Item Data

Item Data: Morning Star
Image Name - Game
Type / Users Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
Long Chain Icon.png Long Chain (jpn) - Castlevania [edit]
' Simon Belmont  Create: Short Chain + Morning Star (power-up)
Vkill-whip2.gif Fighting Chain (Chain of Nemesis) - Vampire Killer [edit]
' Simon Belmont 
The Morning Star Icon.png The Morning Star (Fundo Whip) - Simon's Quest [edit]
The Morning Star is stronger than the Chain Whip. Simon Belmont  Attrib: 8 Attack
Consume: Current whip 
Buy: 200 Hearts Find: Oldon
Evolve: Flame Whip
Hcast-mace.png Morning Star (Chain) [alt] - Haunted Castle [edit]
Double normal power. Whip
Simon Belmont 
Gb1 chain-whip.gif Morningstar (Long and Powerful Whip) [alt] - Adventure [edit]
Locate 1 Crystal and your whip will lengthen, strengthen, and become an all-around super weapon against the super freaks. Whip
Christopher Belmont 
Evolve: Fire Balls upon obtaining a Crystal
Morning Star CVIII.gif Long Chain Whip (jpn) - Dracula's Curse [edit]
' Main Weapon (Whip)
Trevor Belmont 
Gb2-chain-whip.gif Stronger, Longer Whip (Long and Powerful Whip) - Belmont's Revenge [edit]
' Whip
Christopher Belmont 
Longer Chain SC4 Icon.png Longer Chain - Super Castlevania IV [edit]
' Whip
Simon Belmont 
Create: Short Chain + Morning Star
Long Chain Whip CH Icon.gif Morning Star Whip - Chronicles (unofficial name) [edit]
' Whip
Simon Belmont 
Vampire Killer RoB Icon.gif Belmont Family Whip - Rondo of Blood (unofficial name) [edit]
' Weapon
Find: Starts out with
Morning Star BL.gif Chain Whip (Long) (jpn) - Bloodlines [edit]
' Whip
John Morris 
Vampire Killer RoB Icon.gif Sacred Whip - Dracula X [edit]
' Weapon
Find: Starts out with
Sotn-whip.gif Vampire Killer [alt] - Symphony of the Night [edit]
' Other Attack (Whip)
Find: start with
Effect: Standard Attack
Special: Brandish Whip; Fire Whip
Morning Star Icon.png Morning Star (jpn) - Symphony of the Night [edit]
Spiked Iron Club Club
ATT +11
Find: Royal Chapel
Drop: Flail Guard
Effect: Flail (slow)
Lod-reinwhip2-1-.gif Whip [ Level 2 ] - Legacy of Darkness [edit]
' Weapon (Long-Range)
ATK = 12.5
Create: Level 1 + PowerUp
Evolve: + PowerUp -> Level 3
Steel Tip Icon.png Steel Tip - Harmony of Dissonance [edit]
Adds a steel ball to the tip of a whip. Whip
Juste Belmont 
STR +10
Find: Castle Top Floor (Castle A)
Platinum Tip Icon.png Platinum Tip - Harmony of Dissonance [edit]
Adds a platinum ball to the tip of a whip. Whip
Juste Belmont 
STR +20
Find: Castle Entrance (Castle A)
Vampire Killer.png Vampire Killer (jpn) - Lament of Innocence [edit]
The whip that will destroy all who are related to the kindred of the night. Whip
Leon Belmont 
Morgenstern DoS Icon.png Morgenstern - Dawn of Sorrow [edit]
A club with a star-shaped head. A brutal weapon Hammer
Attrib: Bashing
ATK +50
Sell: $5,000 
Find: Yoko's shop
Create: Mace + Needles Soul
Effect: Overhead Swing; Lunge
Evolve: + Bugbear Soul >> Mjollnjr
Morgenstern.png Morgenstern - Curse of Darkness [edit]
An extension of the mace, the spiked ball its most striking feature. Heavy, but packs a massive impact. Axe (One-Handed)
ATK +40
Sell: $400 
Create: Mace + Carbon Steel + Holy Man's Vein
Circle Tip.png Circle Tip - Curse of Darkness [edit]
The Vampire Killer with an iron ball attached to the tip that greatly increases its attack power. Whip
Trevor Belmont 
ATK +20
Find: Mortvia Aqueduct
Square Tip.png Square Tip - Curse of Darkness [edit]
The Vampire Killer with a platinum cube attached to the tip that greatly increases its attack power. Whip
Trevor Belmont 
ATK +30
Find: Dracula's Castle
Vampire Killer Icon.png Vampire Killer - Portrait of Ruin [edit]
The legendary whip wielded by the Belmont family. Weapon (Whip)
ATK +10 (Start), ATK +80 (Unlocked power)
Sell: (cannot be sold) 
Find: (starts with)
Conditions: Defeat the Whip's Memory after curing Stella and Loretta to unlock full power. 
Morning Star PoR Icon.png Morning Star - Portrait of Ruin [edit]
A club with a vicious, star-shaped head. Weapon (Axe)
Attrib: Slash, Strike
ATK +70
Sell: $2,000 
Drop: Skeleton Flail
Chain Whip Rebirth Icon.png Morning Star - Adventure ReBirth [edit]
' Whip
Christopher Belmont 
Morningstar - Encore of the Night [edit]
Spiked iron club Main Hand (Cudgel)
#hands: 1
ATK +14
Sell: 1S 5C 
Find: Long Library
Vampire Killer Icon.png Vampire Killer - Harmony of Despair [edit]
Legendary Whip and the bane of all vampires. Whip
Jonathan, Julius, Richter, Simon 
ATK +3
Sell: (cannot be sold) 
Find: Start with
Morning Star Icon.png Morning Star - Harmony of Despair [edit]
Club with a vicious, spike-studded head. Cudgel
#hands: 1
ATK +15
Sell: $1,950 
Rarity: **






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