The Nova Skeleton, also known as Beam Skeleton, is an enemy in the Castlevania series. It is a green skeleton with three red eyes that can shoot laser beams.


Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

This enemy can be found in the Reverse Outer Wall. It's the only enemy with the Terminus Est as an item drop. It can shoot a Hit-elemental beam which is the strongest enemy attack in the game (even stronger than Dracula's attack).

Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia

Appearing in Dracula's Castle, this enemy drops the highly useful Nitesco glyph, a magical attack with Flame and Light attributes. It uses this attack on the Normal difficulty setting, making it easy to avoid by crouching. However, the Nova Skeleton uses Union Nitesco on harder difficulty settings, which can only be avoided by standing behind or on a different level to the skeleton.

Enemy Data

Enemy Data: Nova Skeleton
Image Name - Game
Statistics Items Location
Novaskeleton 113. Nova Skeleton  (Skeleton Beamer) [ edit ]
Symphony of the Night
Wields fearsome beam weapon. Level: 35
HP: 20
Exp: 444
Drop: Monster Vial 3, Terminus Est
Black Marble Gallery, Reverse Caverns, Reverse Entrance, Reverse Outer Wall, Soul Prison (Saturn only)
Aos beamskeleton 90. Beam Skeleton  [ edit ]
Aria of Sorrow
Skeleton wizard whose powers come from the hole drilled into his head. Strong: Darkness
Weak: Holy
HP: 400
MP: 1
Exp: 320
Atk: 45
Def: 35
Timestop: Unaffected
Soul: Skeleton Beam
The Arena, Chaotic Realm
Novaskeleton 82. Nova Skeleton  (Skeleton Beamer) [ edit ]
Order of Ecclesia
Holes were drilled in his head to implant psionic powers. Strong: Ice, Darkness
Weak: Strike, Flame, Light
HP: 248
Exp: 138
Skill Pt: 1
Atk: 80
Steal: Nitesco
Underground Labyrinth, Barracks, Forsaken Cloister, Training Hall
Nova Skeleton  [ edit ]
Encore of the Night
''Abil: Nova Blast - Destroys all blocks on the player's side dealing (unknown formula) damage to the player.
HP: 540
Exp: ~1000
Drop: Hamburger; ???
Steal: ~10 silver, 50 copper
Novaskeleton 41. Nova Skeleton  (Skeleton Beamer) [ edit ]
Harmony of Despair
Holes were drilled in his head to implant psionic powers. Strong: Pierce, Ice, Darkness
Weak: Strike, Fire, Holy
Bind: Piercing Beam
Steal: Nitesco
Soul: Red (2.80%)
Chapter 5, Chapter 6

Item Data

Item Data: Nova Skeleton
Image Name - Game
Type / Users Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
Monster Vial 3 Icon Monster Vial 3 (Capsule Monster 3) - Symphony of the Night [edit]
Summons skeleton ally [use] Projectile
Attrib: Hit
ATT +30
Find: (May start with), Catacombs
Drop: Bone Ark, Nova Skeleton, Skeleton, Yorick
Terminus Est Icon Terminus Est (Hrunting) - Symphony of the Night [edit]
Poisoned executioner's sword Sword
Attrib: Cut, Poison
ATT +32, DEF +2
Drop: Nova Skeleton
Effect: Poisons most enemies
Red Soul Beam Skeleton - Skeleton Beam - Aria of Sorrow [edit]
Fires a deadly beam. Bullet Soul
Attrib: Flame
Consume: 28 MP 
180 AP
Rarity: 15
Drop: Beam Skeleton
Nitesco Icon Nitesco - Order of Ecclesia [edit]
Concentrate magic energy into a destructive beam. Glyph
Attrib: Flame, Light
Consume: 20 MP 
ATK +9
Steal: Nova Skeleton
Spell HD Icon Piercing Beam - Harmony of Despair [edit]
Fire a beam at enemies. Bound Spell
Consume: 15 MP  ATK +8
Rarity: ****
Bind: Nova Skeleton
First Obtained: Chapter 5
Bullet Soul HD Icon Nova Skeleton - Harmony of Despair [edit]
Fire a beam at enemies. Bullet Soul
Consume: 15 MP  ATK +8
Rarity: ***
Steal: Nova Skeleton (2.8%)


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