A Soul-Keeper[2][1] is a special type of container that holds a Tactical Soul. They have only appeared in Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow and Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow, and look like tall candlesticks holding a glowing item at the top. The souls they hold are released and collected once the soul-keeper is destroyed.

The enemies whose souls these are from are not actually fought in the game they appear in, but are often found in previous installments. These are usually Ability Souls which enhance Soma's mobility in one way or another, and are usually required in order to enter different parts of the castle.

Item Data

Item Data: Souls found in Soul-Keepers
Image Name - Game
Type / Users Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
Aria of Sorrow
Blue Soul Giant Bat - Bat Form - Aria of Sorrow [edit]
Transforming into a bat gives you the ability to fly. Guardian Soul
Consume: 30 MP/sec  Find: The Arena
Yellow Soul Skula - Deep Seeker (Scylla) - Aria of Sorrow [edit]
Allows you to walk while underwater. Enchanted Soul
Find: Clock Tower
Yellow Soul Undine - Floating - Aria of Sorrow [edit]
Walk on water surfaces. Enchanted Soul
Find: Inner Quarters
Silver Souls Galamoth - Time Stop Immunity - Aria of Sorrow [edit]
Recognize places in which time has been stopped. Ability Soul
Find: Underground Cemetery
Silver Souls Malphas - Double Jump - Aria of Sorrow [edit]
Jump again in mid-jump. Ability Soul
Find: Study
Silver Souls Hippogryph - Highjump - Aria of Sorrow [edit]
Perform a high jump by pressing L in lid-jump.[sic] Ability Soul
Find: Top Floor (hidden)
Silver Souls Skeleton Blaze - Sliding - Aria of Sorrow [edit]
Slide by pressing DOWN + A. Ability Soul
Find: Dance Hall
Silver Souls Grave Keeper - Back Dash - Aria of Sorrow [edit]
Backdash by pressing L. Ability Soul
Find: Castle Corridor
Dawn of Sorrow
Doppelganger - Quick Change - Dawn of Sorrow [edit]
Switch souls and equipment using the X button. Ability Souls
Find: Garden of Madness
Hippogryph - Highjump - Dawn of Sorrow [edit]
Press Up + L button to jump higher. Ability Souls
Find: The Abyss


  1. 1.0 1.1 Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow instruction booklet, page 14.
  2. Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow instruction booklet, page 14.
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