For the general term, see Necromancer.

The Necromancer (ネクロマンサー Nekuromansā?) is a boss in Castlevania: Circle of the Moon. He was one of Dracula's minions, and was presumably high enough in rank to have detailed knowledge on his master's revival. His primary form was that of a cloaked individual similar to Shaft's ghost, although his true form was eventually revealed to be a winged skeletal demon.

Character's history

After Dracula's successful revival, the Necromancer was presumably dispatched to verify whether Hugh Baldwin and Nathan Graves had died from the fall. He eventually encountered the latter in the Audience Room. The Necromancer, surprised and impressed that Nathan survived such a steep drop, nonetheless stated he wouldn't be lucky against him. He then informed Nathan that Morris Baldwin was now within Dracula's grasp and that they intended to drain his soul from him on the full moon to restore Dracula's power. A horrified Nathan then fought the Necromancer and ultimately defeated him. Armed with this knowledge, Nathan then attempted to locate his master, although he noticed that Hugh was missing.

Boss battle

The first phase of the battle has the Necromancer surrounding himself with six orbs that spin around his body and then flying all across the room in an attempt to bump into Nathan. Every once in a while, he will stop in midair and start conjuring Zombies to aid him in battle.

After his first form is defeated, the second phase begins, in which he ditches his hooded ghostly appearance and instead takes the form of a horned and winged skeletal demon (not unlike the other elemental demons that appear in the game). He forsakes the energy orbs from the first phase and instead encapsulates himself within a green magical barrier, which he uses to bounce all across the room. He will also periodically stop and summon enemies during this phase, although they will be Skeletons this time around.

Enemy Data

Necromancer ネクロマンサー Necromancer 580 2,500
ATK DEF Location
200 250 Audience Room
Common Drop Rare Drop
- -
Resistance Darkness

Necromancer [Second Form] ネクロマンサー Necromancer
ATK DEF Location
Audience Room
Common Drop Rare Drop
- -
Resistance Darkness

Item Data

Item Data: Necromancer
Image Name - Game
Type / Users Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
Tackle Icon Tackle - Circle of the Moon [edit]
Forward + Special Move button makes the player charge. Some blocks can be destroyed with this move. Magic Item
Find: Audience Room
Guard: Necromancer
Effect: Allows Nathan to destroy stone blocks to access new areas.


  • Defeating the Necromancer in his first form will prevent his transformation. This is possible by using the Pluto + Black Dog DSS combination if Nathan manages to use the big bone against him. To use the combination early, either the DSS glitch must be used or Nathan must be in Magician Mode.
  • The Necromancer serves a similar role as Death usually does in other games from the series, even though the latter does appear later in the game as a boss, although this time having absolutely no involvement in the storyline.

See also

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