The Student Witch is an enemy in the Castlevania series. She is an immature witch-in-training who is still learning how to cast spells properly and can sometimes land her broomstick without crashing.


Witches who have not completely mastered the art of flying or landing their broomsticks. They often have shaky takeoffs and crash to the ground. When on the ground, they will take their broomsticks and whack their opponents with it. They are also accompanied by cat familiars or may turn into one on defeat.


Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow

First appearance of the Student Witch in the series, being a common enemy in this game. She has two kinds of attacks: the first is hitting with her broom, and the second is summoning a cat. The damage dealt by her cat is half as strong as that by physical contact or broom. When killed, she will transform into a harmless cat and scurry away.

Acquiring her soul, Cat's Run, will allow Soma to summon and send cats forth (up to five on screen, with the probability of ⅛ being spawned as a kitten).

23 Student Witch Witch Apprentice 80 999 28
Attack Defense Tolerance Weakness Time Stop
15 10 - Sword, Poison, Stone Affected
Location Common Drop Rare Drop Soul
Study, Inner Quarters Mind Up Cream Soda Cat's Run
Description "A witch-in-training. Can sometimes land her broomstick without crashing."

Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow

The Student Witch is fairly similar in appearance to the last game. Likewise, her soul allows Soma to summon a cat which runs across the ground, damaging anything in its path.

She's also weak to Persephone's vacuum and Spin Devil's tornado, which sucks up her skirt.

12 Student Witch Witch Apprentice 41 300 15
Tolerance Weakness
- Piercing, Slashing, Poison, Curse, Stone
Location Common Drop Rare Drop Soul EXP
The Lost Village, Wizardry Lab, Demon Guest House Cream Puff (8%) - Cat's Run (20%) 18
Description "A witch-in-training who is still learning how to cast spells properly."

Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin

Student Witches appear exactly as they did in Dawn of Sorrow, although they're often encountered in numerous groups this time around and sometimes accompanied by a normal Witch (or several Harpies), who apparently is their leader or their teacher.

No. Name JPN HP
7 Student Witch Witch Apprentice 42
Tolerance Weakness
- Whip, Slash, Poison, Curse, Stone
Location Common Drop Rare Drop EXP SP
City of Haze, Forest of Doom, Dark Academy Cotton Apron Witch's Hat 10 1
Description "An immature witch who's still learning her spells."

Item Data

Item Data: Student Witch Items
Image Name - Game
Type / Users Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
Mind Up AoS Icon.png Mind Up (jpn) - Aria of Sorrow [edit]
Restores 20% of your MP. Magical Item
MP +20%
Sell: $75 
Buy: $150 Find: Hammer's shop
Rare Drop: Bone Pillar, Tiny Devil
Common Drop: Student Witch, Imp
Cream Soda Icon.png Cream Soda (jpn) - Aria of Sorrow [edit]
Has a cherry on top. Food
HP +200
Sell: $200 
Common Drop: Student Witch
Red Soul.png Student Witch - Cat's Run - Aria of Sorrow [edit]
Releases a lethal cat that runs full-speed at enemies. Bullet Soul
Consume: 20 MP  65 ATK
Rarity: 20
Drop: Student Witch
Cream Puff DoS Icon.png Cream Puff (jpn) - Dawn of Sorrow [edit]
Soft, fluffy, and sweet. Food
HP +80
Sell: $60 
Common Drop: Student Witch
Bullet Soul.png Student Witch - Cat's Run - Dawn of Sorrow [edit]
Summon a cat. Bullet Soul
Consume: 12 MP  Rarity: **
Drop: Student Witch
Cotton Apron PoR Icon.png Cotton Apron - Portrait of Ruin [edit]
The maid who owned this obviously quit a long time ago. Body Gear (Dress)
DEF +7
Sell: $1,700 
Drop: Student Witch
Witch's Hat Icon.png Witch's Hat - Portrait of Ruin [edit]
The traditional pointy hat of the well-dressed witch. Head Gear (Hat)
DEF +3, INT +3
Sell: $200 
Drop: Student Witch


  • In some games and being a female enemy, the Magic Vacuum will suck-in her dress and stagger her for a moment.


See also

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