The Shuriken is a throwing star weapon. Several varieties exist with different strengths, including a Cross Shuriken, Fire Shuriken (also known as a Flame Star), and the Yagyu Shuriken (also known as a Buffalo Star).
Shurikens are thrown straight ahead in Castlevania: Symphony of the Night. It is thrown downward and forward in a circular loop in Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance by Maxim Kischine. In Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin and Castlevania: Harmony of Despair, shurikens are thrown downward slightly as if they were thrown at an enemy's feet.
|Item Data: Shuriken|
|Image||Name - Game|
|Type / Users||Attributes / Consume||Statistics / Sell||Found||Notes|
|Japanese throwing star [use]|| Projectile|
| Attrib: Cut|| ATT +50|| Buy: $2,400 (later) Find: Throughout castle ()|
Drop: Flying Zombie, Jack O'Bones
|Powerful throwing star [use]|| Projectile|
| Attrib: Cut|| ATT +70|| Buy: $5,000 (later) Find: Catacombs|
Drop: Blade Master
|Razor-sharp master star [use]|| Projectile|
| Attrib: Cut|| ATT +90|| Buy: $8,000 (later) Find: Floating Catacombs, Reverse Colosseum|
Drop: Ghost Dancer
|Flaming throwing star [use]|| Projectile|
| Attrib: Fire|| ATT +100|| Buy: $15,000 (later) Find: Long Library|
Drop: Jack O'Bones
|Consume: 5 Hearts|
|A lethal projectile used by ninja. Very effective if used precisely.|| Special|
|Sell: $400|| Create: Adamantine + Frenzy of Wind + Red Steel + Spirit of Fuji|
|A throwing blade used by ninjas.|| Sub-Weapon|
| Attrib: Slash|
Consume: 20 MP
| Base Attack: 7/21 (0 SP/Mastered)|| Buy: $1,000 Find: Entrance (Vincent's shop)|| Effect: Throws two small shurikens in a downward arc.|
Special: Mastered - Throws four large shurikens.
Evolve: 300 SP to master.
|A refined throwing blade used by the deadliest ninjas.|| Sub-Weapon|
| Attrib: Slash|
Consume: 24 MP
| Base Attack: 10/28 (0 SP/Mastered)|| Buy: $3,000 Find: Entrance (Vincent's shop)|
Conditions: Defeat Dullahan.
| Effect: Throws a shuriken that travels straight forward. Goes through geometry and enemies.|
Special: Mastered - Yagyu shuriken increases in size.
Evolve: 1,000 SP to master.
|Throwing weapon uses by ninjas.|| Sub-Weapon|
|Consume: MP|| ATK +5|| Rarity: **|
Find: Green & Purple Chests
(Chapter 5 and 8)
|Attack enemies from afar.|| Sub-Weapon|
|Consume: 10 MP|| ATK +8|| Rarity: *|
Find: (starts with)