OOE Nitesco

Piercing Beam is the signature attack of the Nova Skeleton. It is a medium-width beam of energy emitted from its body, possessing considerable power, as well as long but limited range.

This ability can be obtained from the Nova Skeleton by several playable characters in several games. It can be obtained by Soma Cruz by capturing a Beam Skeleton's soul in Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (called Skeleton Beam) and Harmony of Despair. Shanoa is able to absorb its related glyph (called Nitesco) in Order of Ecclesia and Harmony of Despair. In Portrait of Ruin, Charlotte Aulin has a beam attack (unrelated to the Nova Skeleton) called Piercing Beam that has unlimited range, but she can use the classic Nova Skeleton's beam (also called Piercing Beam) in Harmony of Despair by capturing its attack.

Game specific information

Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin

Piercing Beam is one of Charlotte Aulin's magic spell skills in Portrait of Ruin. When cast, it fires a concentrated beam of powerful Holy light.

Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia

The Nitesco glyph is both a Flame and Light spell which emits a purplish beam that reaches about half the screen's length. When used with another Nitesco glyph in a Glyph Union, the beam becomes twice as wide and long, and deals twice as much damage. When used with any normal weapon glyph, it turns into the Glyph Union Venus, where the Nitesco beam is swung overhead like a giant sword. Nitesco is not compatible with any other glyph.

Item Data

Item Data: Piercing Beam
Image Name - Game
Type / Users Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
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
Spell PoR Icon Piercing Beam - Portrait of Ruin [edit]
Fire a concentrated beam of powerful light. Magic Spell
Attrib: Holy
Consume: 30 MP 
Base Attack: 10/20 (Half/Full charge)
Find: Master's Keep
Effect: Fires a straight beam of light in front that hits enemies twice.
Special: Fully charged: The beam of light becomes larger and more damaging.
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
Nitesco + Nitesco = Union Nitesco (Union Nitens) - Order of Ecclesia [edit]
' Glyph Union
Attrib: Flame and Light
Consume: 20 Hearts 
ATK = 15×3
Effect: Giant beam attack.
Notes: Nitesco is Latin for "To Begin Shining", Nitens is Latin for "Beaming".
Weapon + Nitesco = Venus (jpn) - Order of Ecclesia [edit]
' Glyph Union
Attrib: Slash, Flame and Light
Consume: 15 Hearts 
ATK = 43
Effect: Overhead beam-sword swing.
Notes: Latin for "Venus".
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%)



  • The glyph union Venus (Weapon + Nitesco) resembles Hugh Baldwin's magic sword attack.
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