Slogra is an enemy in the Castlevania series. It is a demonic knight who serves Death. It fights on the ground with a spear.

Description

A spear-wielding enemy resembling a skeletal pterosaur. Slogra is almost always seen paired with Gaibon, probably as a nod to their initial appearance as two of the four final bosses in Super Castlevania IV. In some Castlevania games, both enemies are usually found in areas near where Death can be encountered, as they are his loyal servants.

Slogra attacks by approaching the player and lunging with his spear when close enough. When injured, his spear will break apart and then he will resort to stab using his beak instead. In this phase, Gaibon can also grab and carry him through the air and drop him on top of the player for heavy damage.

Appearances

Super Castlevania IV

Slogra is the first of the three final bosses before fighting Dracula. He shoots exploding fireballs from his spear when he attacks, and when hit, he jumps above the screen to land where Simon is standing. After losing half of his health, his spear will break, leaving Slogra to attack by quickly jabbing forth with his long beak.

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Name JPN HP EXP ATK
Slogra Berrigan
Location
B. Castle Keep

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

In Symphony of the Night, Slogra has teamed up with Gaibon. They are the first bosses Alucard will encounter. He attacks with his spear, knocking away the player. Once Slogra has sustained enough damage, his spear will break and he will start to attack by lunging with his beak. If Gaibon is not low on health, he will grab Slogra and drop him on the player.

In this fight, Slogra is arguably more dangerous than Gaibon. His spear attack does much more damage than Gaibon's flame attacks, and he can also use a magical attack with it that does about twice the damage of Gaibon's ultimate flame attack. It is possible to get through the first half of this fight without taking any damage, however. To do so, one must attack Slogra, wait until Gaibon picks him up, and then dodge Slogra when Gaibon drops him on the player. Attack him and repeat this process until Slogra dies and then finish off Gaibon, who will be much easier to avoid without Slogra.

Slogra, along with Gaibon, are later seen in the Cave of the Reverse Castle as normal enemies.

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No. Name JPN Level HP
21 Slogra Berrigan 6 200
Strong Immune Weak Absorb EXP
- - - - 200
Location Drop Guard
- - -
Description "Demon with enchanted spear."

Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance

While Slogra does not properly appears in this game as an enemy, his fossilized remains can be seen in one of the backgrounds of the Skeleton Cave along with those of Gaibon.

Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow / Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin / Castlevania: Harmony of Despair

In three games, Slogra returns as a normal enemy. Both him and Gaibon can be encountered in the Mine of Judgment in Dawn of Sorrow, Tower of Death in Portrait of Ruin and Chapter 9 in Harmony of Despair.

Gaining dominance over Slogra's soul grants Soma the Magic Spear Throw ability, which allows him to throw spears as he did with the Winged Skeleton's soul in Aria of Sorrow. It can also be used for synthesizing a Brionac into a Geiborg at Yoko's shop.

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No. Name JPN HP MP ATK
96 Slogra ベリガン Berigan 334 999 74
Tolerance Weakness
Dark, Time Stop (unaffected) Piercing, Slashing, Holy, Stone
Location Common Drop Rare Drop Soul EXP
Mine of Judgment - - Magic Spear Throw (32%) 422
Description "A fiend that serves the Grim Reaper. It fights on the ground with a spear."

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No. Name JPN HP
60 Slogra Berrigan 208
Tolerance Weakness
Dark Slash, Holy, Stone
Location Common Drop Rare Drop EXP SP
Tower of Death Couse - 188 4
Description "A demonic knight who serves Death. It fights on the ground with a spear."

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No. Name JPN HP MP
59 Slogra Berrigan ??? ???
Tolerance Weakness
Fire, Lightning, Darkness Strike, Slash, Pierce, Ice, Holy
Chapter Drop Bind Soul
Chapter 9 - Lord of Flies Brionac (3.50%) - Magic Spear Throw
(Red - 3.50%)
Description "A fiend that serves the Grim Reaper. It fights on the ground with a spear."

Castlevania: Curse of Darkness

Slogra doesn't team up with Gaibon that often in this game, although commonly one appears in the same area as the other (often in adjacent rooms). Like in previous games, Slogra hits the player hard, knocking them away, either by impaling them or by performing a three-hit combo. This time around, Slogra's spear does not break; therefore, he's never seen fighting barehanded as he did in previous games.

Slogra doesn't have his characteristic mummified appearance in this game either, instead appearing somewhat muscular. He is rather infamous for his grab attack, which consists in stabbing the player with his spear while a glowing yellow energy pumps and continuously damages the player. While incapacitated, the player is also vulnerable to other enemies' attacks, which can quickly result in death. This is potentially dangerous in Crazy Mode.

Due to the nature of his movements, he can be a bit tricky to fight, as he has a tendency to start attacking before reaching the player, often making them be received by the attack before they they even reach melee range. In addition, some of his moves briefly make him back up just before performing the hit, which oftentimes puts him out of harms way while at the same time it almost ensures that it's his attack the one that will connect instead.

To steal from Slogra, the player needs to make him fall on its back (critical hit with PlayStation - Circle - 01.png) and then attempt to steal; staying close to a wall will prevent this enemy from bouncing back too far.

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No. Name JPN HP
30 Slogra Lv.14 Berrigan Lv14 281
Tolerance Weakness
Earth, Dark Light
Location Drop Steal EXP
Garibaldi Temple, Tower of Eternity Rare Drop: Borscht $100 39
Description "A direct subordinate of Death, his multiple lance strikes are especially strong against airborne foes."

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No. Name JPN HP
94 Slogra Lv.37 Berrigan Lv37 629
Tolerance Weakness
Earth, Dark Light
Location Drop Steal EXP
Aiolon Ruins Rare Drop: Borscht $100 280
Description "A direct subordinate of Death, his multiple lance strikes are especially strong against airborne foes."

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No. Name JPN HP
130 Slogra Lv.45 Berrigan Lv45 814
Tolerance Weakness
Earth, Dark Light
Location Drop Steal EXP
Garibaldi Temple (Crazy Mode only)
Dracula's Castle, Tower of Evermore
Rare Drop: Borscht $100 622
Description "A direct subordinate of Death, his multiple lance strikes are especially strong against airborne foes."

Events of Akumajō Dracula: Kabuchi no Tsuisoukyoku

Slogra alongside Gaibon were found inside Dracula's Castle. When Death attempted to have them report on what was going on, the two attacked him, catching him off-guard temporarily, although he killed them all the same. However, when killed, they didn't seem to react at all to their demise, piquing Death's suspicions.

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow / Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2

Slogra appeared in an artwork for Lords of Shadow; however, this only led to a statue of Slogra making a cameo appearance in the secret ending after the credits.

This same statue cameo returns in the Revelations DLC, where Alucard can actually explore the church Dracula awakens in.

Other appearances

Castlevania (animated series)

Slogra appears alongside Gaibon in the Castlevania animated series, fighting against Trevor, Alucard and Sypha. They team up as they did in Symphony of the Night when Gaibon grabs Slogra. Trevor slays Slogra with the creature's own spear.

Item Data

Item Data: Slogra
Image Name - Game
Description
Type / Users Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
Bullet Soul DoS Icon.gif Slogra - Magic Spear Throw - Dawn of Sorrow [edit]
Throw spears. Bullet Soul
Soma 
Attrib: Piercing
Consume: 20 MP 
Rarity: *
Drop: Slogra
Effect: Can also be use with Gaibon Familiar.
Borscht.png Borscht - Curse of Darkness [edit]
A spicy red soup with lots of meat. The color comes from beetroots. Food
Hector 
HP +250
Sell: $1 
Rare Drop: Slogra Lv.14/37/45
$100 - Curse of Darkness [edit]
' Pick-Up
Hector 
Gold + 100
Find: Candelabras
Steal: Cockatrice Lv.6/46, Slogra Lv.14/37/45, Phantom Sword Lv.15, Ghoul Lv.27/42/75, White Gravial Lv.27/43, Frost Demon Lv.28/38/43, Death Ripper Lv.29/40/75, Rapid Sniper Lv.31/40, Necromancer Lv.31/35, Armored Sprinter Lv.33/44, Wight Lv.35/36
Couse PoR Icon.png Couse - Portrait of Ruin [edit]
A polearm fitted with a large, curved blade. Weapon (Spear)
Jonathan 
Attrib: Slash
ATK +90
Sell: $3,750 
Drop: Slogra
Brionac DoS Icon.png Brionac - Harmony of Despair [edit]
Demonic five-pronged spear. Lance
Soma 
#hands: 2
ATK +35, HP +5
Sell: $3,750 
Rarity: ***
Drop: Slogra
Effect: Special - Quick hit (15 MP)
Bullet Soul HD Icon.png Slogra - Harmony of Despair [edit]
Throw spears. Bullet Soul
Soma 
Consume: 10 MP  ATK +11
Rarity: ***
Steal: Slogra (3.5 %)
First Obtained: Chapter 9

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Trivia

  • This enemy is originally called Berrigan in Japan, probably a reference to the pacifist Daniel Berrigan. But why a demon was named after a pacifist is a mystery.

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