POR Sanctuary

Sanctuary is one of Charlotte Aulin's magical skills in Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin. It is found in the Sandy Grave, in a room that contains a boulder rolling on a downward slope. Charlotte must have already learned the Toad Morph spell if she wants to get a hold of it since the space to reach it is way too narrow for anyone to walk through. Obtaining it will also trigger an additional conversation with Wind, should the duo visit him again in the Entrance.


The spell takes a longer while to charge up, so it is advised to have Jonathan protect Charlotte in battle so that she wouldn't be interrupted before she could cast it. Once Sanctuary is in effect, it releases a wave of holy light from the ground to about mid-screen. Anything caught within the light is healed of any ailments, including Poison or Curse effects, although the time it takes to cast makes it impractical to use regularly. Lastly, the spell can be used to destroy Red Skeletons and Red Axe Armors sooner in the game, as opposed to the Undead Killer whip, which cannot be obtained at all if the player doesn't complete the "S Rank Hunter" quest.

Most importantly, Sanctuary is used to cure Loretta, Stella and Vincent of their vampirism, effectively making it mandatory to obtain the spell if one wishes to access the game's true ending. Without it, the player would be forced to kill Loretta and Stella, therefore, causing the Bad Ending to take place.

Item Data

Item Data: Sanctuary
Image Name - Game
Type / Users Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
Spell PoR Icon Sanctuary - Portrait of Ruin [edit]
An advanced spell that cures status abnormalities for all within range. Magic Spell
Attrib: Holy
Consume: 80 MP 
Base Attack: 10/20 (Half/Full charge)
Find: Sandy Grave
Effect: Cures all debuffs, including vampirism in a short distance. Also kills undead enemies like the Red Skeletons. Can hit twice.
Special: Fully charged: Can cure debuffs at a longer distance. Damage is doubled.


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