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A Type A Axe attack (as defined in Castlevania: Grimoire of Souls) involves throwing an Axe in an upward arc trajectory. This is the first type of axe attack as performed by Simon Belmont in the original Castlevania game and is the normal attack for Axe Sub-Weapon in most 2D games and some 3D games. It is usually thrown at about 60 degrees, though it may be much lower, such as is the case for Castlevania: Order of Shadows. Some Axe Armors also occasionally throw their axes in this manner.

Item Data[]

Item Data: Upward Axe Throw
Image Name - Game
  Type - Users
Description
Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
Axe NES Icon Axe (jpn) - Castlevania
  Weapon (Sub-Weapon) - Simon Belmont
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Power: Slow but powerful attack weapon Consume: 1 Heart
Effect: Arc Throw
Evolve: Can be powered up with a Double or Triple Shot
Axe NES Icon Battle Axe (Axe) - Dracula's Curse
  Warakiya War Items - Trevor
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The Battle Axe flies through the air along an arc. This is a very powerful item. Consume: 1 Heart
Find: Candle
Drop: Any enemy
Effect: Arc Throw
Evolve: Can be powered up with a Double or Triple Shot
Axe NES Icon Axe (jpn) - Dracula's Curse
  Warakiya War Items - Grant
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The axe is a very powerful weapon that can be used if Grant is lucky enough to find it. Consume: 1 Heart
Find: Candle
Drop: Any enemy
Effect: Arc Throw, Clinging Arc Throw (NES exclusive while climbing ceiling)
Evolve: Can be powered up with a Double Shot, but not a Triple Shot
Battle Axe TA Icon Battle Axe - Belmont's Revenge (US and Europe only)
  Special Weapon - Christopher Belmont
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Christopher throws these mighty weapons in an arc, destroying his foes. Consume: 1 Heart
Effect: Arc Throw
Axe SC4 Icon Axe - Super Castlevania IV
  Special Item - Simon Belmont
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Slow but powerful, it attacks in an arc Consume: 1 Heart
Find: Candle
Drop: Any enemy
Effect: Arc Throw
Evolve: Can be powered up with a Double or Triple Shot
Axe CH Icon Axe - Chronicles
  Attack Item - Simon Belmont
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Strong, but slow. Flies in an arc pattern. Consume: 1 Heart
Effect: Arc Throw
Evolve: Can be powered up with a Double or Triple Shot
RoB AxeAxe SOTN DXC Icon
(RoB/DXC)
Axe - Rondo of Blood
  Sub-Weapon - Richter
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Hurls a powerful weapon through the air in an arc. Consume: 1 Heart (10 by using his Item Crash)
Effect: Arc Throw
Special: Double Shot at 20 Hearts, Triple at 50
Battle Axe Bloodlines Icon Battle Axe (Axe) - Bloodlines
  Special Weapon - John Morris, Eric Lecarde
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Consume: 1 Jewel (4 when using special power)
Effect: Arc Throw
Special: Triple Axe Special
Evolve: Water Dragon (John) or Thunderbolt Spear (Eric) with Level 4 Primary Weapon and Jewels > 7
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
Axe Icon Axe - Symphony of the Night
  Sub-Weapon - Alucard, Richter, Maria (Saturn only)
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Travels in an arc, ideal for defeating overhead foes. (...) Attrib: Holy/Cut
Consume: 4 Hearts (Alucard/Maria), 1 (Richter)
ATT +10 (Alucard); ATT +50 (Richter); ATT +20 (Maria)
Find: Containers (requires Cube of Zoe for Alucard)
Drop: Axe Knight
Effect: Arc Throw (Alucard/Richter); Triple Axe (Maria)
Special: Item Crash (Spiral Axe, Richter only; Cost: 10 Hearts; ATT +50, Attrib: Holy/Cut)
SLCD Ax Ax - Symphony of the Night (LCD)
  Special Weapon - Alucard
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The AX is very powerful as it can be thrown into the air to hit flying enemies. When it appears, pick it up. To use it, press button C. Effect: Arc Throw
Cv64-axe-1- Axe - Castlevania 64
  Attack Item - Reinhardt, Carrie
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Flies in an arc towards your enemy. Consume: 2 Jewel Points
Effect: Arc Throw
Cv64-axe-1- Axe [Level 1] - Legacy of Darkness
  Attack Item - any
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Throw your axe in an arc trajectory to knock down enemies. Consume: 2 Jewel Points
Effect: Arc Throw
Evolve: + Axe > Level 2
Cv64-axe-1- Axe [Level 2] - Legacy of Darkness
  Attack Item - any
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Throw your axe in an arc trajectory to knock down enemies. Consume: 2 Jewel Points
Create: Level 1 + Axe
Effect: Arc Throw
Evolve: + Axe > Level 3
Cv64-axe-1- Axe [Level 3] - Legacy of Darkness
  Attack Item - any
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Throw your axe in an arc trajectory to knock down enemies. When powered up, the axe also has a thunder and shockwave effect. Consume: 2 Jewel Points
Create: Level 2 + Axe
Effect: Arc Throw
Castlevania CotM weapon-axe Axe - Circle of the Moon
  Normal Item (Sub-Weapon) - Nathan
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An axe draws an arch in the air when it is thrown. Consume: 2 Hearts / 1 Heart (Shooter Mode)
89% STR/ 158% STR (Shooter Mode)
Find: Catacomb (3), Abyss Stairway (2), Audience Room (3), Outer Wall (1), Machine Tower (3), Eternal Corridor (1), Chapel Tower (2), Underground Gallery (3), Underground Warehouse (3), Observation Tower (2), Battle Arena (1)
Effect: Arc Throw
Special: DSS Combos Pluto + Salamander = Spiral Axe item crush (8 Hearts), Pluto + Serpent = Double Axe
Axe - Resurrection (canceled)
  Sub-Weapon - Sonia, Victor?
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Consume: 1 Heart
Find: Candle
Effect: Arc Throw
Special: Has an alternative, more powerful attack
Axe HoD Icon Axe - Harmony of Dissonance
  Sub-Weapon - Juste, Simon
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Consume: 4 Hearts (6 when Heaven's Ring is equipped).
Effect: Arc Throw
Special: Slower with Heaven's Ring; Can be combined with various Spell Books for more powerful attacks.
AoS axe Axe - Aria of Sorrow
  Subweapon - Julius
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Attrib: Sword
Consume: 12 MP
150 ATK
Find: Starts with
Effect: Arc Throw
Special: Only available in Julius Mode.
Bullet Soul Axe Armor - Spinning Edge - Dawn of Sorrow
  Bullet Soul - Soma
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Throw an axe upwards. Attrib: Slashing
Consume: 25 MP
Rarity: *
Drop: Axe Armor
Effect: Arc Throw
Axe Julius Axe [alt] - Dawn of Sorrow
  Subweapon - Julius
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Throw an axe upwards. Attrib: Slashing
Consume: 25 MP
Find: Starts with
Effect: Arc Throw
Subweapon PoR Icon Axe (jpn) - Portrait of Ruin
  Sub-Weapon - Jonathan
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A throwing axe that is especially effective against targets overhead. Attrib: Slash
Consume: 22 MP
ATK +14 (0 SP), ATK +37 (Mastered)
Drop: Axe Armor
Effect: Arc Throw
Special: Mastered - Axe increases in size.
Evolve: 1,000 SP to master.
Axe Richter PoR Icon Axe (Axe Armor) - Portrait of Ruin
  Sub-Weapon - Richter, Old Axe Armor
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Throw an axe upwards. Attrib: Slash
Consume: 20 MP
ATK +31 (Richter), ATK +50 (Old Axe Armor)
Find: Starts with
Effect: Arc Throw
Special: Only available in Richter Mode and Old Axe Armor Mode.
Throwing Axe OoS Icon Throwing Axe - Order of Shadows
  Sub-Weapon - Desmond Belmont
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A razor-sharp throwing axe capable of cutting through stone. Consume: 5 MP
Damage = 11
Find: Candle in The Mansion
Effect: Arc Throw (low angle)
Ascia Icon Ascia (Axes) - Order of Ecclesia
  Glyph (Axe) - Shanoa
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An axe glyph. Attrib: Slash
Consume: 15 MP
ATK +8
Find: Ruvas Forest, Minera Prison Island, Monastery (Hard Mode)
Drop: Axe Knight
Effect: Arc Throw
Special: Glyph Unions: + any Ascia = Union Ascia; + Elemental Glyph = Elemental Weapon Union; + Other = Pulsus
Vol Ascia Icon Vol Ascia (Vol Axes) - Order of Ecclesia
  Glyph (Axe) - Shanoa
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A powerful axe glyph. Attrib: Slash
Consume: 30 MP
ATK +12
Find: Somnus Reef
Effect: Arc Throw
Special: Glyph Unions: + any Ascia = Union Ascia; + Elemental Glyph = Elemental Weapon Union; + Other = Pulsus
Melio Ascia Icon Melio Ascia (Melio Axes) - Order of Ecclesia
  Glyph (Axe) - Shanoa
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Superior axe glyph. Attrib: Slash
Consume: 45 MP
ATK +16
Drop: Great Knight
Effect: Arc Throw
Special: Glyph Unions: + any Ascia = Union Ascia; + Elemental Glyph = Elemental Weapon Union; + Other = Pulsus
Axe Rebirth Icon Axe - Adventure ReBirth
  Sub-Weapon - Christopher Belmont
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Consume: 2 Hearts
Effect: Arc Throw
Axe Julius Axe [Sub-Weapon] (jpn) - Harmony of Despair
  Sub-Weapon - Jonathan, Julius, Richter, Simon
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Throwing weapon that is especially effective against overhead targets. Attrib: Slash
Consume: 12 MP
ATK +8
Rarity: *
Drop: Axe Knight (8.3%)
Effect: Arc Throw
Evolve: Stronger with each Lv.; Double edged at Lv. 5, larger at Lv. 9
Bullet Soul HD Icon Axe Knight - Harmony of Despair
  Bullet Soul - Soma
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Throw an axe. Attrib: Slash
Consume: 12 MP
ATK +8
Rarity: *
Steal: Axe Knight (2.8%)
Effect: Arc Axe Throw
Evolve: Double edge at Lv. 5; Large axe at Lv. 9
Axe NES Icon R. Axe (L. Axe) - Harmony of Despair
  Sub-Weapon - Jonathan, Julius, Richter, Simon
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An axe used by an ancient vampire hunter. Attrib: Slash
Consume: 10 MP
ATK +10
Sell: $30,000
Rarity: ***
Buy: $120,000
Effect: Arc Throw
Evolve: Stronger with each Lv.; Double Axe at Lv. 5, Triple Axe at Lv. 9
Bullet Soul HD Icon R. Axe-Man - Harmony of Despair
  Bullet Soul - Soma
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Throw axes. Attrib: Slash
Consume: 12 MP
ATK +10
Rarity: ***
Steal: R. Axe-Man (5.5%)
First Obtained: Chapter 10
Effect: Retro Axe Arc Throw
Evolve: Stronger with each soul; Double Axe at 5 Souls, Triple Axe at 9 Souls
Throwing Axe Icon Throwing Axe - Mirror of Fate
  Secondary Weapon - Simon
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This is a perfect terror weapon for a barbarian but used with skill the axe can rip into strong armor and damage huge monsters. (...) Consume: 1 Ammo Heart
Find: Cursed Village
Effect: Arc Throw
Special: The 'Charged' secondary attack allows Simon to throw a flaming axe which is much more damaging.
GoS Axe Axe - Grimoire of Souls
  Sub-Weapon (Axe) - Simon
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An axe found lying on the floor. Its edge is well worn from constant wood chopping. Attrib: Lachesis
Consume: 70 MP
ATK +156
Rarity: ★
Find: Starts with (original game)
Reward: Dracula's Castle 1-2
Special: Type A Axe Throw
Steel Hatchet - Grimoire of Souls
  Sub-Weapon (Axe) - Simon
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An axe made entirely from metal. Incredibly difficult to hold with bare hands in cold weather. Attrib: Dark, Atropos
Consume: 88 MP
ATK +173/2191, MP +0/3000, Dark +90/+360 (Initial/Max upgrades)
Rarity: ★★★
Summon: Precious Gem (3★), 300 Gems (A City of Fog), 300 Gems (Demonic Visions)
Effect: DAR Fixed Up
Special: Type A Axe Throw
Evolve: MP Conservation I
Francisca - Grimoire of Souls
  Sub-Weapon (Axe) - Simon
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A throwing axe popularized by the Franks. Requires great skill to throw accurately. Attrib: Ice, Clotho
Consume: 88 MP
ATK +174/2204, MP +0/3000, Ice +90/+360 (Initial/Max upgrades)
Rarity: ★★★
Find: Ash Banquet 1-3
Summon: Precious Gem (3★), 300 Gems (Ash Banquet), 300 Gems (A Vessel for the Lord)
Effect: Ice Providence: ATK Fixed Up
Special: Type A Axe Throw
Evolve: MP Conservation I
Stone Axe - Grimoire of Souls
  Sub-Weapon (Axe) - Simon
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An axe used by indigenous Aboriginal Australians. Originally intended for use in crafting. Attrib: Holy, Lachesis
Consume: 88 MP
ATK +175/2216, MP +0/3000, Holy +90/+360 (Initial/Max upgrades)
Rarity: ★★★
Summon: 300 Gems (Dracula's Castle)
Effect: Holy Providence: HOL Fixed Up
Special: Type A Axe Throw
Evolve: MP Conservation I
Tomahawk - Grimoire of Souls
  Sub-Weapon (Axe) - Simon
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A throwing axe employed as a war weapon. Prized for its wide variety of applications. Attrib: Ice, Atropos
Consume: 129 MP
ATK +184/4815, MP +0/3300, Ice +135/+630 (Initial/Max upgrades)
Rarity: ★★★★
Summon: Precious Gem (4★), 300 Gems (Accursed Cranium)
Effect: Ice Blessing: ICE Fixed Up
Special: Type A Axe Throw
Evolve: MP Conservation II
Notes: Unreleased in original game
Heat Hatchet - Grimoire of Souls
  Sub-Weapon (Axe) - Simon
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An axe originally used as a factory tool. Its burning blade cuts through even metal with ease. Attrib: Fire, Atropos
Consume: 129 MP
ATK +184/4815, MP +0/3300, Fire +135/+630 (Initial/Max upgrades)
Rarity: ★★★★
Find: Dark Laughter 2-3
Summon: Precious Gem (4★), 300 Gems (Dark Laughter)
Effect: Cutter's Blessing: ATK Fixed Up
Special: Type A Axe Throw
Evolve: MP Conservation II
Gravemarker - Grimoire of Souls
  Sub-Weapon (Axe) - Simon
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The sole remnant of a hero lost to the frozen wastelands. Frost perpetually coats the blade. Attrib: Ice, Clotho
Consume: 176 MP
ATK +194/6058, MP +0/3300, Ice +180/+675 (Initial/Max upgrades)
Rarity: ★★★★★
Buy: 50,000 Astral Atraments
Effect: Ice Blessing: ICE Rate Up
Special: Type A Axe Throw
Evolve: MP Conservation III
Axe [Trevor] (Gravemarker) - Grimoire of Souls
  Alter Art Sub-Weapon (Axe) - Trevor
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Throw a parabola and attack enemies in the sky. Find: Starts with
Effect: Type A Axe Throw

Enemy Data[]

Enemy Data: Enemies that use a Type A Axe Throw
Image Name - Game
Description
Statistics Items Location Notes
Cv3-dopgrant 46. Doppelganger [Grant] (jpn) - Dracula's Curse [ edit ]
' 9. Inner Tower
Weapons: Matches Grant's primary (Dagger (Dagger Throw for Japan version, Dagger Thrust for International), Axe (Arc Throw)
Sotn-richterSotn Saturn-richter
(PSX/Saturn)
141. Richter Belmont (jpn) - Symphony of the Night [ edit ]
He is the strongest vampire hunter. It's been a year since he disappeared. (...) Strong: Holy, Stone (both immune)
Weak: Dark
Level: 48
HP: 400
Exp: n/a
Castle Keep (Alucard only)
Weapons: Vampire Killer (Standard Attack, Flame Whip), Cross (Cross Boomerang, Grand Cross), Holy Water (normal attack, Hydro Storm), Axe (Arc Throw, Spiral Axe), Agunea (Lightning Bolt), Holy Book (Item Crash)
Julius 111. Belmont (Julius) - Aria of Sorrow [ edit ]
The most powerful Vampire Hunter. Recently regained his memory. Strong: Holy, Poison, Curse, Stone
HP: 6,000
MP: 9,999
Exp: 0
Atk: 95
Def: 80
Timestop: Unaffected
Soul: N/A
Floating Garden (as a boss)
Weapons: Vampire Killer, Cross (Cross Boomerang, Grand Cross), Axe (Arc Throw), Holy Water (Normal Attack)
Jonanthan Charlotte
Richter-whipmem Maria Stella Loretta Oldaxarmr
135. Doppelganger (jpn) - Portrait of Ruin [ edit ]
A demon who assumes the form of its intended victims before killing them. Weak: Slash
HP: 2,000
Exp: 2,000
Skill Pt: 99
Guard: Greatest Five (Normal mode only)
Nest of Evil
Weapons: Any equipped by the player when first entering the boss room (non-Sister's Mode)
Richter-whipmem 153. Whip's Memory (jpn) - Portrait of Ruin [ edit ]
A memory of the last Belmont to wield the Vampire Killer. Strong: Holy
Weak: Dark
HP: 5,000
Exp: 0
Skill Pt: 0
Master's Keep
Weapons: Vampire Killer, Axe (Arc Throw), Cross (Cross Boomerang, Grand Cross), Holy Water (Normal Attack), Dagger (Double Knife Throw)
GoS Axe Armor Axe Armor  - Grimoire of Souls [ edit ]
A heavily armored warrior bearing an axe to slice intruders in two. Weapons: Axe (Straight Throw (high/low), Arc Throw)
MoFDraculaBestiary Dracula  - Mirror of Fate [ edit ]
A former knight chosen by the Brotherhood to defeat the Lords of Shadow and restore light to the world, Gabriel fulfilled his mission but at a heavy price. Tormented by the death of his wife, betrayed by his faith and led down a path to eternal darkness, he returns from oblivion to the highest tower of the castle, in search of revenge on those who wronged him. Strong: Bat Projectile, Stopwatch, Boomerang, Electric Bomb
Difficulty: 5/5
HP: 1200 (Act II), 1500 (Act III)
Exp: 2500 (Act II), 3000 (Act III)
Throne Room, Mirror of Fate
Weapons: Shadow Whip (Act II), Void Sword, Chaos Claws (Act III)
Allies: Simon (mind controlled, Act III, Combat Cross, Throwing Axe (Arc Throw))
Trevor Belmont  - Grimoire of Souls [ edit ]
' Whip's Memory: 1, 2, 3
Abil: Frozen; Uppercut, Lightning Kick, Axe, Grand Cruz

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