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The Red Rust (アカサビ Akasabi?) is a katana in Castlevania: Symphony of the Night. It is a rusty red sword.


The Red Rust is a nearly useless sword and usually the first two handed weapon found in the game. It is always dropped by the second Bone Scimitar encountered. It is very slow, takes two hands to hold, reduces the player's attack power, and occasionally fails to swing due to a curse placed upon it. It is also not possible to swing it diagonally downward. It is also the first weapon found that can Curse enemies, which can be useful against the first Doppelganger, as it prevents him from drawing his sword.

The Red Rust is the weakest of the Katana-style 2 Handed Swords. The next sword in the series is the bamboo blade Takemitsu, which is similar, except that it doesn't jam, has a Hit instead of a Curse attack, and has a little better attack power. It is longer than most weapons found early in the game, however, and can be a great sword to equip if the player wishes to handicap themself.

Item DataEdit

Item Data: Red Rust
Image Name - Game
Type / Users Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
Muramasa Icon Red Rust (jpn) - Symphony of the Night [edit]
Rusty Red Sword 2 Handed Weapon (Katana)
Attrib: Curse
ATT -2
Find: Automatically dropped by second Bone Scimitar encountered
Drop: Bone Scimitar
Effect: Very slow swing (no diagonal attack); occasionally "jams" (Alucard fails to attack, as if Cursed)


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