Taunt is one of Jonathan Morris's sub-weapon skills in Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin. It causes nearby enemies to focus their attacks on him. This is useful in situations wherein Charlotte must be protected while casting her spells. Under this effect, the player can use the Skill Cube to their advantage by pressing the R button while controlling Jonathan, in order for Charlotte to execute her spell on the taunted enemies.
This spell is very useful in the boss fight against the twin sisters, Stella and Loretta. The Sanctuary spell is necessary for this fight in order to obtain the good ending. However, it takes several seconds to cast and Charlotte must not be interrupted in order for it to execute. Fortunately, the casting time does not require the button to be held, further demonstrating the advantage of using this spell in conjunction of the Skill Cube.
|Item Data: Taunt|
|Image||Name - Game|
|Type / Users||Attributes / Consume||Statistics / Sell||Found||Notes|
|Draws enemy attention to you.|| Sub-Weapon|
| Attrib: Strike|
Consume: 10 MP
| Find: Tower of Death|| Effect: Allegedly makes enemies prioritize Jonathan over Charlotte in a fight with both of them present.|
Evolve: Cannot be mastered.