POR Summon Medusa

The Summon Medusa spell will summon a Medusa Head to aid the protagonist. She will usually shoot beams out of her eyes, possibly petrifying any enemy who gets hit.

Game specific information

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

In Symphony of the Night, this spell can be performed by using the Medusa Shield's combo spell with the Shield Rod or the Mablung Sword. It costs 30 MP to cast. A medusa head will spawn behind Alucard and shoot two beams with very slight homing capabilities. This beam only deals damage and does not petrify.

Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin

Summon Medusa is one of Charlotte Aulin's magic spell skills in Portrait of Ruin. The beams fired by the summoned entity, known as the "eye of petrification", will petrify their targets.

Interestingly enough, the head summoned appears to be that of Medusa herself and not a simple Medusa Head, which are in turn born from Medusa's hair.

Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia

Shanoa can summon a Medusa Head familiar by absorbing the Fidelis Medusa glyph, which is dropped by Gorgon Heads. A Gorgon Head will only/always appear after killing five Medusa Heads (any variant) and it has a 100% chance of dropping the glyph.

  • Familiars in Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia reach Level 2 at 32,767 XP and max out at 65,535 XP, which is Level 3 (the message "LEVEL UP" will appear onscreen when a new level has been reached). Unfortunately, there's no in-game way of checking how much experience a familiar has gained. They gain 3 XP for hitting an enemy and they gain 2,000 XP when Shanoa absorbs another copy of their own glyph. So, according to this math, it takes 17 copies (rounded up from 16.38 and not taking into account enemies hit/killed by the familiar itself) of the glyph to grow one level. If the familiar is onscreen at the moment it gains a level, it will not immediately display its new abilities; it must first be sent away and summoned again.

Item Data

Item Data: Summon Medusa
Image Name - Game
Type / Users Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
Spell PoR Icon Summon Medusa - Portrait of Ruin [edit]
Summon Medusa and activate the eye of petrification. Magic Spell
Attrib: Dark, Stone
Consume: 25 MP 
Base Attack: 6/12 (Half/Full charge)
Drop: Medusa Head
Effect: Summons Medusa's head which shoots a petrifying beam in a wide arc.
Special: Fully charged: No distinct changes, besides raised damage.
Fidelis Medusa Icon Fidelis Medusa - Order of Ecclesia [edit]
Summon Medusa Heads in a strangely familiar pattern. Back Glyph
Attrib: Stone
Consume: 80 MP 
ATK +1
Drop: Gorgon Head
Effect: Summons Medusa Heads.


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