The Shaman Ring (called Sherman Ring in Aria of Sorrow) is an accessory in the Castlevania series which causes the protagonist to gain increased experience throughout their quests, be it from gaining it via just walking, or by increasing it through killing monsters.

It can be found in Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (DEF +1), Dawn of Sorrow (DEF +1), and in Portrait of Ruin.

The ring in Dawn of Sorrow can be found in a secret room located at the Cursed Clock Tower. To access this room, the last three digits of the current amount of gold the player is currently holding must end in "573". This value is an in-joke Konami uses in many of its games.

Item DataEdit

Item Data: Shaman Ring
Image Name - Game
Type / Users Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
Sherman Ring AoS Icon Sherman Ring (Shaman Ring) - Aria of Sorrow [edit]
Increases experience points when you walk wearing this ring. Goods
DEF +1
Sell: $6,000 
Find: Dance Hall (hidden)
Shaman Ring DoS Icon Shaman Ring (jpn) - Dawn of Sorrow [edit]
Gain more experience points. Goods
DEF +1
Sell: $25,000 
Find: Cursed Clock Tower
Effect: Increases EXP accumulation.
Shaman Ring PoR Icon Shaman Ring (jpn) - Portrait of Ruin [edit]
A ring that increases the experience you earn. Accessory (Ring)
Jonathan, Charlotte 
Sell: $20,000  Find: 13th Street
Effect: Increases EXP accumulation.


  • Note that in Portrait of Ruin, equipping Shaman Rings on both of Jonathan or Charlotte's accessory slots will increase all EXP gained by around 56.25%, instead of only 50%, indicating that the boost is multiplicative.
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