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The sub-weapons available to Richter Belmont in Castlevania: Dracula X behave much the same way as they did in Castlevania: Rondo of Blood. Notable features that carried over include:

  • The ability to get their old sub-weapon back when they pick up a new one (old sub-weapon spawns nearby for a limited amount of time).
  • The ability to have have two or three sub-weapons out at a time depending on how many Hearts are available instead of collecting Double Shots and Triple Shots (number required varies by sub-weapon).
  • The ability to perform Item Crashes for each sub-weapon when the number of Hearts available is high enough (indicated by a translucent Heart count indicator).
  • The inclusion of the Key sub-weapon (needed to rescue Maria and Annet).

These would appear as innovations for a player who was used to playing Super Castlevania IV on their Super Nintendo Entertainment System. Such a user would also notice, however, that there is no longer a special button reserved for sub-weapons, limiting their flexibility. A player coming from playing Rondo of Blood would notice the inability to play as Maria and the arsenal she had at her disposal. Some other changes may have been due to censorship of religious artifacts or technical limitations. These changes include the removal of the Holy Book sub-weapon and the alteration of the item crashes for the Boomerang (Cross) and Stopwatch.

Dracula X is the first game where the US Instruction Manual referred to these as Sub-Weapons (called Sub-Weapon Items and Special Weapons).

Item Data[]

Item Data: Dracula X Sub-weapons (edit)
Image Name - Game
  Type - Users
Description
Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
Sub-Weapons
RoB Dagger Dagger - Dracula X
  Sub-Weapon - Richter
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Extremely quick, but doesn't have a great deal of destructive power. Consume: 1 Heart (10 by using his Item Crash)
Effect: Triple Dagger (spread)
RoB Axe Axe - Dracula X
  Sub-Weapon - Richter
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Hard to handle, but has devastating power. Consume: 1 Heart (10 by using his Item Crash)
Effect: Arc Throw
Special: Double Shot at 20 Hearts, Triple at 30
Cross DX IconRoB Cross
(NA/JPN)
Boomerang (Crucifix) - Dracula X
  Sub-Weapon - Richter
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Easy to handle and highly effective as well. Consume: 1 Heart (15 by using his Item Crash)
Special: Double Shot at 20 Hearts, Triple at 30
RoB Holy Water Holy Water - Dracula X
  Sub-Weapon - Richter
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Has a wide scope of application, but is not deadly. Consume: 3 Hearts (20 by using his Item Crash)
Special: Double Shot at 23 Hearts, Triple at 33
RoB Stopwatch Watch - Dracula X
  Sub-Weapon - Richter
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Slows the movement of opponents on screen for a certain amount of time. It is, however, ineffective for some opponents Consume: 5 Hearts (15 by using his Item Crash)
RoB Key Key - Dracula X
  Sub-Weapon - Richter
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Used to open locked doors, but can only be used once
Related Items
RoB Heart Small Heart - Dracula X
  Normal Item - Richter
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Increases the number of times a special weapon can be used. Heart +1
RoB Big Heart Large Heart - Dracula X
  Normal Item - Richter
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Increases the number of times a special weapon can be used. Heart +5

Gallery[]

Animations[]

Regular Attacks[]

(Press Up + Attack)

Item Crashes[]

(Press Item Crash Button)

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