The Skeleton Spear is an enemy in the Castlevania series. It is a spear-wielding skeleton.


Skeletons that wield a variety of types of spears. The first skeleton spears that appeared in the series rode on rafts in Castlevania: Rondo of Blood and attempted to knock the player off of their own raft. They later wielded halberds (or naginatas) in Symphony of the Night and other games.

The Skeleton Diver in Curse of Darkness is a boss version of the Skeleton Spear, armed with throwing tridents and riding a giant skeletal fish.


Castlevania: Rondo of Blood

Called Raft Skeletons in this game and for a good reason. Should the player take their chances and jump onto one of the logs being carried by the current below on the second section of Stage 4', they will find themselves traveling on the river's rapids while being chased by these enemies in an attempt to knock them down their ride, although mostly being just a distraction to make them miss the only opportunity to jump to safe ground at the end of the river.

Rob-raftskeleRaft Skeleton DXC
Name Alt. Name HP EXP
Raft Skeleton - 4 200
4'. River

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

Called Bone Halberd, they only attack the player when he gets too close to them. They only appear in the Royal Chapel, where they are often accompanied by bats. When they die, they can drop a Javelin.

Despite their name and the appearance of their weapon, their bestiary description says they brandish a naginata.

No. Name JPN Level HP
58 Bone Halberd Skeleton Spear 14 30
Strong Immune Weak Absorb EXP
- - Holy - 40
Location Drop Guard
Royal Chapel Javelin, Ham and Eggs
Description "Naginata-wielding skeleton."

Castlevania Legends

This time called Pikeman (Skeleton in Japanese), they only advance by brandishing their spear forward even if the player is not in their field of vision, bringing them closer to the behavior of Knights.

Pikeman Skeleton 3 1
1. Outside, 2. Inside, 3. Clock Tower, Hidden

Castlevania: Circle of the Moon

First encountered in the Catacombs, they can now use their spear as a throwing weapon to reach the player from a distance.

If it can be difficult to get out in front of several of these enemies because of the number of throwned spears, it is however easy to avoid them by crouching.

Skeleton Spear スケルトンスピア Sukerutonsupia 30/150 6/580
ATK DEF Location
65/400 46/200 Catacombs, Battle Arena
Common Drop Rare Drop
Leather Armor (3%) Cotton Robe (1%)
Resistance Darkness
Note: The second stat listed is the stat of the enemy when encountered in the Battle Arena.

Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance

Found only in certain locations in Castle B, their appearance and behavior is exactly the same as that of Symphony of the Night. However, they are dressed in armor, even if that does not change much.

If they can no longer drop their weapon, they can drop their helmet. It is also funny to note that the helmet they wear looks more like a Viking Helmet than a Leather Helmet.

Hod skeletonspear
No. Name JPN Lv. HP
25 Skeleton Spear 11 51
Tolerance Weakness Common Drop Rare Drop EXP
- - $25 Leather Helmet 33
Location (Castle A) Location (Castle B)
- Skeleton Cave, Castle Top Floor, Chapel of Dissonance

Castlevania: Curse of Darkness

Main article: Skeleton Diver

The Skeleton Diver is a boss version of the Skeleton Spear that appears in Curse of Darkness. It is a skeleton who wields a trident and owns a skeletal fish. They guard the Bird-Type Innocent Devil near the castle's entrance, which is covered by water at that point in the game.

Item Data

Item Data: Skeleton Spear
Image Name - Game
Type / Users Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
Javelin Icon Javelin (jpn) - Symphony of the Night [edit]
Throwing spear [use] Projectile
Attrib: Cut
ATT +50
Buy: $800 (later) Find: Anti Chapel
Drop: Bone Halberd, Scarecrow, Spectral Sword, Spear Guard, Winged Guard
Ham and Eggs Icon Ham and Eggs (jpn) - Symphony of the Night [edit]
Increases cholesterol [use] Food
HP +22
Drop: Bone Halberd, Flea Rider
Leather Armor CotM Icon Leather Armor (Leather Plate) - Circle of the Moon [edit]
Armor made from leather Body (Body Armor)
DEF +30
Drop: Axe Armor, Skeleton, Electric Skeleton, Skeleton Spear, Skeleton Soldier, Skeleton Knight, Brain Float
Cotton Robe Icon Cotton Robe (jpn) - Circle of the Moon [edit]
Robe made of cotton Body (Robe)
DEF +25, INT +100
Drop: Skeleton Spear, Fox Archer, Were-Bear
Money Bag 2 HoD Icon $25 - Harmony of Dissonance [edit]
' Item
Juste Belmont 
Gold + 25
Rare Drop: Skeleton, White Dragon, Bomber Armor, Balloon, Large Ghost
Common Drop: Skeleton Blaze, Big Skeleton, Skeleton Flail, Skeleton Spear, Skeleton Ape, Big Balloon, Arabaki, Fleaman Armor
Leather Helmet Icon Leather Helmet - Harmony of Dissonance [edit]
A helmet made of leather. Head
Juste Belmont 
DEF +6
Rare Drop: Skeleton Spear


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