OOE Pneuma

Pneuma is a unique Wind-based Slash Glyph and is Greek for "Spirit". When Shanoa uses it, a gale of wind is released downward, streaking across the floor for a certain distance.


Its range and power increases when the user has the Wind Ring equipped. When the two Pneuma Glyphs are used at the same time, a much larger blast of wind is fired, the de facto "Vol Pneuma" (called Gale by Shanoa).

Pneuma also has a Glyph Union in Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia that can be used with two Pneumas, different from the larger gust. Instead, mass amounts of wind is fired up into the sky, forming what appears to be a "wind cage" around Shanoa that she calls Ventus (Latin for "wind"), which rotates around her, while harming enemies in range. This Glyph Union also consists of the finisher in Shanoa's Hyper attack Glyph of Gales in Castlevania Judgment.

Performing a Glyph Union with any weapon performs the Tearing Slash, which causes a large wind-driven slash to appear in front of her. Pneuma, along with Cubus, are two of the hardest-to-obtain Glyphs in the game. The Hanged Man Ring is recommended as Shanoa can quickly recover from the blowing wind in the room where it is found in Tymeo Mountains.

In Castlevania: Harmony of Despair, Pneuma is a random item obtained from bosses' chests from the last three castles. Shanoa can equip two of this without wasting MP and can perform the Gale attack with two of them simultaneously. When the attack hits the enemy, it hits twice, thus it is Shanoa's best weapon if she has two of them because they can hit four times. Add to that, by back dashing, she could easily spam the attack as much as an Alucard or Soma with Valmanways.

Shanoa can also use the normal Pneuma glyph in Castlevania Judgment when holding the direction pad and the special button while attacking. She sometimes yells "Tear them apart!" or "Wind!" during this move.

Item Data

Item Data: Pneuma
Image Name - Game
Type / Users Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
Pneuma Icon Pneuma - Order of Ecclesia [edit]
This glyph creates squalls to sweep enemies away. Glyph
Attrib: Slash
Consume: 25 MP 
ATK +14
Find: Tymeo Mountains
Wind + Wind = Union Pneuma (jpn) - Order of Ecclesia [edit]
' Glyph Union
Attrib: Slash
Consume: 20 Hearts 
ATK = 16×6
Effect: Giant wind cage.
Notes: Pneuma is Greek for "Spirit".
Weapon + Wind = Tellus (jpn) - Order of Ecclesia [edit]
' Glyph Union
Attrib: Slash
Consume: 15 Hearts 
ATK = 9×6
Effect: Multitude of slashes.
Notes: Latin for "Earth".
Glyphspell HD Icon Pneuma - Harmony of Despair [edit]
Create squalls to sweep enemies away. Weapon Glyph
ATK +3
Sell: (cannot be sold) 
Rarity: **
Drop: Chapter 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 boss (Normal). Chapter 3, 5 boss (Hard).



  • Stella Lecarde is able to use this ability in Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin.
  • This glyph appears to be a homage to some special moves of the Fatal Fury character Geese Howard. The low-level Pneuma clearly resembles the "Reppuuken"; firing two of them or firing the Vol Pneuma resembles the two different kinds of "Double Reppuuken"; and the Union Pneuma is closely modeled after the "Raging Storm".
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