The Skeleton Archer is an enemy in the Castlevania series. It is a skeleton equipped with a bow, which it uses to shoot arrows straight ahead (sometimes twice in a row). They are normally stationary but some varieties will move a bit and take aim at a different location.


Akumajō Dracula: The Arcade

Skeleton Archers set up positions in the Ruins, and are also placed in many other areas. Only long-ranged weapons can destroy them.

Enemy Data

Enemy Data: Skeleton Archer
Image Name - Game
Statistics Items Location
Boweskel-1-Skeleton Archer DXC
Skeleton Archer  [ edit ]
Rondo of Blood
' HP: 6
Exp: 200
5. Ghost Ship
Sotn-bonearch-1- 32. Bone Archer  (Archer Skeleton) [ edit ]
Symphony of the Night
Skeleton archer equipped with bow. Level: 10
HP: 10
Exp: 50
Drop: $400, Magic Missile
Outer Wall, Underground Caverns, Cursed Prison (Saturn only)
Hod bonearcher 44. Bone Archer  (Archer Skeleton) [ edit ]
Harmony of Dissonance
' Strong: Ice
Level: 17
HP: 84
Exp: 81
Common Drop: Potion
Rare Drop: Gloves
Castle A: Sky Walkway, Chapel of Dissonance, Castle Treasury, Skeleton Cave
Skullarcher 6. Skull Archer  [ edit ]
Aria of Sorrow
A skeleton archer. Strong: Darkness
Weak: Holy
HP: 42
MP: 40
Exp: 5
Atk: 13
Def: 5
Soul: Magic Missile
Castle Corridor, Study
021 21. Skeleton Archer  [ edit ]
Lament of Innocence
A skeleton equipped with a bow and arrow. Strong: Knife
Weak: Fire, Holy Water, Cross
HP: 30
Drop: Potion, 1000 Gold
Garden Forgotten by Time, House of Sacred Remains, Dark Palace of Waterfalls, Ghostly Theatre
052 52. Skeleton Hunter  [ edit ]
Lament of Innocence
An elite Skeleton Archer. Has excellent accuracy. Strong: Knife
Weak: Fire, Holy Water, Cross
HP: 150
Drop: Potion, 3000 Gold
House of Sacred Remains, Anti-Soul Mysteries Lab (Crazy Mode only), Garden Forgotten by Time (Crazy Mode only), Ghostly Theatre, Dark Palace of Waterfalls (Crazy Mode only)
Bonearcher 8. Skull Archer (jpn) [ edit ]
Dawn of Sorrow
An archer made of bone. Strong: Piercing, Dark
Weak: Bashing, Fire, Holy
HP: 16
MP: 1
Exp: 10
Atk: 12
Timestop: Affected
Soul: Buster Shot (8%)
Wizardry Lab, Silenced Ruins
Bonearcher 13. Skull Archer  [ edit ]
Portrait of Ruin
An archer made of bone. Strong: Dark
Weak: Strike, Whip, Fire, Holy
HP: 40
Exp: 16
Skill Pt: 1
Buried Chamber, Great Stairway
Skelearcher Skeleton Archer  [ edit ]
Order of Shadows
' 2. The Bat's Belfry, 3. The Cavern, 4. The Inner Sanctum
Bonearcher 13. Bone Archer  (Skeleton Archer) [ edit ]
Order of Ecclesia
An archer who attacks with bone and arrows. Strong: Ice, Darkness
Weak: Strike, Flame, Light
HP: 18
Exp: 5
Skill Pt: 1
Atk: 14
Drop: Arcus (12%)
Minera Prison Island, Monastery (Hard Mode)

Item Data

Item Data: Skeleton Archer
Image Name - Game
Type / Users Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
Money Bag Icon 5 Money Bag [Blue] [alt] - Symphony of the Night [edit]
Add funds to your current total. Different types contain different sums.(...) Item (standard)
Gold + 400
Find: Lanterns (requires Cube of Zoe for Alucard)
Drop: Ghost, Blade Soldier, Bone Archer, Gargoyle [Lv. 25] (Saturn-only)
Effect: Can use funds to purchase items from the Master Librarian (Alucard-only)
Magic Missile Icon Magic Missile (jpn) - Symphony of the Night [edit]
Shoots a magic arrow [use] Projectile
Attrib: Cut
ATT +30
Buy: $300 Find: Throughout castle (all)
Drop: Bone Archer, Bone Musket, Sniper of Goth
Potion HoD Icon Potion - Harmony of Dissonance [edit]
Restores some HP. Medicine
Juste Belmont 
HP +70
Buy: $80
 Find: Throughout castle (all)
Rare Drop: Skeleton Blaze
Common Drop: Peeping Eye, Fishman, Merman, Armor Knight, Bone archer, Bone Soldier, Lizard Man, Man-eater, Mimic, Rock Armor, Skeleton Spider, White Dragon Lv2
Gloves Icon Gloves - Harmony of Dissonance [edit]
A cushioned glove that protects its user's hands. Hands
Juste Belmont 
DEF +7
Rare Drop: Bone Archer
Red Soul Skull Archer - Magic Missile - Aria of Sorrow [edit]
Fires enchanted arrows. Bullet Soul
Attrib: Sword
Consume: 8 MP 
80 AP
Rarity: 12
Drop: Skull Archer
LoI Potion Potion - Lament of Innocence [edit]
Medicine that recovers 50 HP. Recovery Item
Leon Belmont 
HP +50
Sell: $100 
Buy: $200 Find: Throughout castle (all)
Drop: Skeleton, Skeleton Archer, Skeleton Hunter, Skeleton Knight, Astral Knight, Astral Warrior, Astral Fighter, Skeleton Soldier, Skeleton Swordsman, Skeleton Warrior
Guardian-Soul-DoS-Icon Skull Archer - Buster Shot - Dawn of Sorrow [edit]
Shoot arrows with deadly accuracy. Guardian Soul
Attrib: Piercing
Consume: 20 MP/sec 
Rarity: **
Drop: Skull Archer
Arcus Icon Arcus - Order of Ecclesia [edit]
A bow glyph. Glyph
Attrib: Slash
Consume: 15 MP 
ATK +6
Drop: Bone Archer



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