The Skeleton Soldier (also known as Skeleton Knight, Skeleton Swordsman or Bone Soldier, as well as many other names and variations) is an enemy (and in some instances an enemy class) in the Castlevania series. It is the magically animated skeleton of a dead swordsman.
Skeleton Soldiers are skeletons wielding with a single, western sword and are often depicted wearing armor. Some variants may also come equipped with a shield.
Skeleton Soldiers in Simon's Quest are not much different from all other regular Skeletons found throughout the game, and while they can be seen carrying a sword and a shield, that is only for aesthetic purposes as they won't use their weapons or display any kind of enhanced defenses. They can only be encountered in mansions.
Simon's Quest (LCD watch)
A Skeleton which has a shield and takes two hits to be destroyed. It's worth 10 points.
Simon's Quest (LCD handheld)
A Skeleton equipped with a shield. The shield takes four hits to destroy before the Skeleton can be defeated.
- See also: Skull Knight
As usual, Skull Swordsmen can be encountered regularly throughout the game. However, two boss versions also appear in the game as well, one being the Skull Knight and the other the Skull Knight King. They come equipped with a sword and a shield and are the remains of what appears to be an anthropomorphic dragon-like creature. It must be noted, though, that this portrayal is only true for Dracula's Curse, according to diverse original artworks and media from the era. This enemy returned in Harmony of Dissonance, but in that game he is the skeleton of a huge warrior who wears a helmet fashioned from a bull's skull instead. While they move slowly, they have a considerable amount of HP, although a few flasks of Holy Water should be enough to defeat them in just a matter of seconds.
The Undead Lord is a high-ranked Skeleton that wields a mace and a shield. They can first be encountered in the Eneomaos Machine Tower and drop the valuable Red Steel material, which will allow Hector to upgrade most of his current weaponry at that part of the game.
Bone Scimitars which had attacked the village. They first appear in Stage 1 and then can be found throughout much of the rest of the game.
|Item Data: Skeleton Soldier|
|Image||Name - Game|
|Type / Users||Attributes / Consume||Statistics / Sell||Found||Notes|
|Common short sword|| Short Sword|
| Attrib: Cut|| ATT +2|| Drop: Bone Scimitar (first one destroyed always drops)|
|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)|
|Armor made from leather|| Body (Body Armor)|
| DEF +30|| Drop: Axe Armor, Skeleton, Electric Skeleton, Skeleton Spear, Skeleton Soldier, Skeleton Knight, Brain Float|
|Armor made from bronze|| Body (Body Armor)|
| DEF +50|| Drop: Skeleton Soldier, Skeleton Knight, Flame Armor|
|Restores some HP.|| Medicine|
| HP +70|| Buy: $80|
Find: Throughout castle ( )
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
|Armor made from a rubber-like, soft material.|| Body|
| DEF +6|| Buy: $250 Find: Merchant's shop (Castle Treasury B, Castle Top Floor B, Luminous Cavern B)|
Rare Drop: Bone Soldier
|Sword made for stabbing.|| Weapon|
| Attrib: Sword|| ATK +14|
| Buy: $1,000 Find: Castle Corridor (Hammer's shop)|
Common Drop: Skeleton Knight
|STR is increased by 4.|| Enchanted Soul|
| STR +4|| Drop: Skeleton Knight|
|Medicine that recovers 50 HP.|| Recovery Item|
| HP +50|
| Buy: $200 Find: Throughout castle ()|
Drop: Skeleton, Skeleton Archer, Skeleton Hunter, Skeleton Knight, Astral Knight, Astral Warrior, Astral Fighter, Skeleton Soldier, Skeleton Swordsman, Skeleton Warrior
|Scattered money will be gathered automatically. Also improves blood circulation.|| Accessory|
|Sell: $2,500|| Drop: Skeleton Warrior|| Effect: Automatically picks up gold coins if they are nearby.|
|Medicine that recovers 100 HP. A bit hard to swallow.|| Recovery Item|
| HP +100|
| Buy: $800 Find: Throughout castle ()|
Drop: Spartacus, Phantom
|Receive 10% off store prices with this item.|| Accessory|
|Sell: $10,000|| Drop: Spartacus|
|Regular steel. Easy to find but brittle and hard to shape. Used more for weapons than armor.|| Material|
|Sell: $30|| Common Drop: Bone Soldier Lv.13/18, Dark Warlock Lv.17/42, Great Armor Lv.25/35/46|
|The blood of a great knight solidified by magic. It's burning-hot red, too hot to hold for long.|| Material|
|Sell: $60|| Rare Drop: Bone Soldier Lv.13/18/38, Phantom Sword Lv.15, Spectral Sword Lv.15/47|
Common Drop: Dead Fencer Lv.12/30, Dead Baron Lv.12/31,
| Gold + 50|| Find: Candelabras|
Steal: Executioner Lv.2/26/47, Ghost Lv.3/11, Merman Lv.4/15/35, Blood Skeleton Lv.5/75, Lizardman Lv.6/23, White Dragon Lv.10/38, Bone Soldier Lv.13/18/38, Ectoplasm Lv.16/22/37, Dark Warlock Lv.17/42, Gaibon Lv.17/34/45, Wolf Skeleton Lv.17/33, Frost Dragon Lv.19/39, Thunder Dragon Lv.20/40, Sniper Orc Lv.24/30
|Red steel, made from solidified magma. Hard, good for armor and non-edged weapons.|| Material|
|Sell: $45|| Common Drop: Armored Sprinter Lv.33/44, Necromancer Lv.31/35, Undead Lord Lv.33/38/43, Harpy Lv.32/46|
|A sword glyph.|| Glyph|
| Attrib: Slash|
Consume: 8 MP
| ATK +8|| Drop: Bone Scimitar|