The Wight is an enemy in the Castlevania series. It is a powerful undead being, born from a rotting zombie.


Wight is a Middle English word, from Old English wiht, and used to describe a creature or living sentient being. It is akin to Old High German wiht, meaning a "creature" or "thing".

In its original usage, the word wight described a living human being. More recently, the word has been used within the fantasy genre of literature to describe undead or wraith-like creatures: corpses with a part of their decayed soul still in residence, often draining life from their victims.


Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (Saturn)

Appearing for the first time on the Saturn version of Symphony of the Night, it is aparence zombies wearing armor and being equipped with a sword and a shield. But, according to the description of the enemy, it is actually a kind of human-shaped light that controls the corpse. This one also appears when the enemy is destroyed.

Despite their ability to extend their sword on a great distance to reach the player, they are very slow to move and attack, which ultimately makes them quite easy opponents to defeat.

Saturn wight.gif
No. Name JPN Level HP
121 Wight 34 280
Strong Immune Weak Absorb EXP
- - Holy - 210
Location Drop Guard
Soul Prison Dark Shield, Skull Shield
Description "The light manipulating the corpse is the true body."

Castlevania: Circle of the Moon

The enemy reappears in Circle of the Moon, but its appearance differs greatly from his previous appearance: he shares his sprite with those of the zombie and the ghoul.

His behavior also changes. This time, he can rise from the ground and simply move towards the player.

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Wight ワイト Waito 110 4
ATK DEF Location
235 87 Underground Warehouse, Underground Gallery
Common Drop Rare Drop
Silk Robe (1.5%) Mind High (0.15%)
Resistance Darkness

Castlevania: Curse of Darkness

In Curse of Darkness, the Wight appears as a more powerful version of a Vassago. It attacks by swinging the two spiked maces hanging from each hand and it's one of the harder enemies to steal from, as Hector needs to Perfect Guard its spinning attack for it to open its stealing window. A successful attempt will yield $100.

No. Name JPN HP
84 Wight Lv.35 228
Tolerance Weakness
Dark Light
Location Drop Steal EXP
Eneomaos Machine Tower, Aiolon Ruins - $100 139
Description "A perversion of a Vassago. Attacks by swinging the two spiked maces hanging from each hand."

No. Name JPN HP
92 Wight Lv.36 234
Tolerance Weakness
Dark Light
Location Drop Steal EXP
Infinite Corridor - $100 148
Description "A perversion of a Vassago. Attacks by swinging the two spiked maces hanging from each hand."

Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin

The Wight is a more powerful version of the common Zombie. In order to bring out a Wight, the player must remain in a room that constantly spawns zombies for a determined period of time. These rooms can be found in the City of Haze, but it's important to note that not all zombie rooms will respawn them. After fending off a bunch of zombies, what looks like a zombie that leaves a blue wake will appear; this blue tinted zombie is a Wight. They're stronger and much faster than an average zombie, but can still be killed relatively easy. When burned, just like regular zombies, they turn into a Skeleton.

A similar enemy called the Ghoul King appears later in the game and the method to make him spawn is the same, albeit by finding Ghoul-infested rooms instead.

No. Name JPN HP
18 Wight 44
Tolerance Weakness
Dark Slash, Fire, Holy
Location Common Drop Rare Drop EXP SP
City of Haze Poncho Penters Natural 30 4
Description "A powerful undead being, born from a rotting zombie."

Item Data

Item Data: Wight
Image Name - Game
Type / Users Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
Dark Shield Icon.png Dark Shield (jpn) - Symphony of the Night [edit]
Unholy Dark Shield Shield
DEF +3, ATK +10
Find: Final Stage: Bloodlines
Drop: Malachi
Effect: Projectile Block and shield attack
Special: Shield Rod Spell or Mablung Sword Spells (30 MP): Meteor Attack
Skull Shield Icon.png Skull Shield (jpn) - Symphony of the Night [edit]
Shield With Knight's Crest Shield
DEF +4
Drop: Bone Ark, Yorick, Skull Lord
Effect: Projectile Block
Special: Shield Rod Spell or Mablung Sword Spells (40 MP): Giant Laser Attack
Silk Robe Icon.png Silk Robe (jpn) - Circle of the Moon [edit]
Robe made of silk Body (Robe)
DEF +40, INT +140
Drop: Fox Archer, Wight
Mind High Icon.png Mind High (Mind High Up) - Circle of the Moon [edit]
Recover 50% MP. Recovery Item (Mind Potion)
MP +50%
Drop: Wind Demon, Specter, Siren, Poltergeist, Myconid, Marionette, Lilim, Wight
$100 - Curse of Darkness [edit]
' Pick-Up
Gold + 100
Find: Candelabras
Steal: Cockatrice Lv.6/46, Slogra Lv.14/37/45, Phantom Sword Lv.15, Ghoul Lv.27/42/75, White Gravial Lv.27/43, Frost Demon Lv.28/38/43, Death Ripper Lv.29/40/75, Rapid Sniper Lv.31/40, Necromancer Lv.31/35, Armored Sprinter Lv.33/44, Wight Lv.35/36
Poncho PoR Icon.png Poncho - Portrait of Ruin [edit]
A simple piece of clothing; a blanket with a hole on top. Body Gear (Armor)
DEF +7
Sell: $1,200 
Find: Great Stairway
Drop: Wight
Penters Natural PoR Icon.png Penters Natural (jpn) - Portrait of Ruin [edit]
Candy that's been popular for generations. Item (Food/Sweet)
Jonathan, Charlotte 
HP +25
Sell: $25 
Drop: Wight



  • The word wight is an Old English term that originally meant "man". In J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings books, undead creatures called "Barrow-wights" appear during Frodo and company's journey through the Barrow-Downs on their way to Bree (Barrows were a type of burial mound built over graves; hence, the Barrow-wights were "Grave-men"). Since then, other fantasy writers, RPGs, and video games have imitated Tolkien's version to varying extents.

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