The Zombie Soldier is an enemy in the Castlevania series. They are the animated corpses of soldiers who marched to their deaths.


Zombie Soldiers wielding bladed weapons. These are soldiers who had been sent on missions into Dracula's Castle in a previous era, but were killed and turned into zombies.


Castlevania: Symphony of the NightEdit

The zombie of a soldier of the Eastern Church who died in combat long ago. Making honor to its name, the Bloody Zombie can still be seen dripping blood from the parts of flesh visible under its armor. When he encounters an enemy, he quickly runs at them and starts swinging the blood-soaked dagger he carries.

Each time its body is cut with a sharp weapon, it lets out generous amounts of blood which Alucard can use to feed upon (Dark Metamorphosis, Muramasa), making it a viable option to replenish health in the early game.

Its in-game description states this enemy died 300 years ago. Since Symphony of the Night takes place in 1797, this would set this date to be around the 15th century, when Trevor Belmont first defeated Dracula when he started his war against Humanity (1476), although the dates don't exactly match. Furthermore, it's everyone's guess how a 300 years old corpse can still carry fresh blood inside.

No. Name JPN Level HP
13 Bloody Zombie 4 24
Strong Immune Weak Absorb EXP
- - Holy, Fire - 15
Location Drop Guard
Alchemy Laboratory, Entrance, Olrox's Quarters Cloth Tunic, Basilard -
Description "Eastern Church soldiers dispatched 300 years ago."

Castlevania: Aria of SorrowEdit

There are two tiers of zombie soldiers in Aria of Sorrow:

Zombie SoldierEdit

The regular Zombie Soldier is found very early in the game, in the Castle Corridor. It advances very slowly and stabs with the knife he carries when an enemy is close enough. It has a secondary attack where he tosses a grenade to the ground which explodes after a set time, an attack that may take enemies off-guard.

It has a very slight chance of dropping the Combat Knife, a very powerful weapon at the moment it can first be obtained, and which outclasses in both attack power and speed to most other weapons found soon afterward.

Gaining dominance over its soul grants Soma the Grenade ability, which allows him to throw the very same kind of grenades the Zombie Soldier uses, and which inflict considerable damage. This soul is quite useful when fighting hulking bosses that use their resilient bodies to gain terrain on the battlefield, like the Great Armor and the Big Golem, as it lets the player toss one and get out of the way while they wait for the device to explode.

13 Zombie Soldier Zombie Army 46 59 9
Attack Defense Tolerance Weakness Time Stop
14 5 Darkness Sword, Holy, Stone
Location Common Drop Rare Drop Soul
Castle Corridor Rotten Meat Combat Knife Grenade
Description "Animated corpse of a soldier who marched to his death 36 years ago."

Zombie OfficerEdit

The Zombie Officer is a taller and more muscular variant of zombie soldier, devoid of any clothing and dripping blood from its eye sockets, arms and torso. As usual, it advances slowly and makes frequent stops to stab with the massive sword he wields, which has a much longer range. These enemies are usually found in tight areas, which could take some effort getting to, giving them the opportunity to strike first before the player can get to them.

Gaining dominance over its soul grants Soma the Narrow Escape ability, which allows the player to regain balance by pressing [JUMP] whenever they get knocked back or take damage while in midair. Damage will still be taken, but Soma won't be sent flying back after taking the hit. The soul's description implies it causes health to be restored if the player takes damage while jumping, although this is incorrect.

33 Zombie Officer Zombie Soldier 150 80 40
Attack Defense Tolerance Weakness Time Stop
22 13 Darkness Sword, Holy, Stone
Location Common Drop Rare Drop Soul
Castle Corridor, Chapel, Dance Hall Combat Knife Army Jacket Narrow Escape
Description "Animated corpse of a lieutenant who marched to his death 36 years ago."

Item DataEdit

Item Data: Zombie Soldiers
Image Name - Game
Type / Users Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
Cloth Tunic Icon Cloth Tunic (jpn) - Symphony of the Night [edit]
Simple cloth tunic Body (Clothes)
DEF +1
Drop: Bloody Zombie, Zombie
Basilard Icon Basilard (jpn) - Symphony of the Night [edit]
Basic short sword Short Sword (Dagger)
Attrib: Cut
ATT +1
Find: Alchemy Laboratory
Drop: Bloody Zombie
Effect: Stab;
Special: ←→ + [Attack] for Slash (ATT +5)
Rotten Meat AoS Icon Rotten Meat (jpn) - Aria of Sorrow [edit]
A slab of rotting beef. Food
HP -200
Sell: (cannot be sold) 
Common Drop: Zombie Soldier, Flesh Golem
Effect: HP +200 if Flesh Golem soul is equipped
Combat Knife AoS Icon Combat Knife (jpn) - Aria of Sorrow [edit]
Knife designed to hand-to-hand combat. Weapon
Attrib: Sword
ATK +24
Sell: $500 
Buy: $1,000 Find: Castle Corridor (Hammer's shop)
Rare Drop: Zombie Soldier
Common Drop: Zombie Officer
Red Soul Zombie Soldier - Grenade (Combat Bomb) - Aria of Sorrow [edit]
Throws hand grenades. Bullet Soul
Attrib: Flame
Consume: 14 MP 
100 AP
Rarity: 12
Drop: Zombie Soldier
Army Jacket AoS Icon Army Jacket (jpn) - Aria of Sorrow [edit]
Jacket woven from a special fiber that is difficult to cut. Armor
Attrib: Sword
DEF +23
Sell: $1,400 
Buy: $2,800 Find: Hammer's Shop
Rare Drop: Zombie Officer
Yellow Soul Zombie Officer - Narrow Escape - Aria of Sorrow [edit]
Jumping while taking damage restores health. Enchanted Soul
Drop: Zombie Officer



  • The descriptions for both the Zombie Soldier and Zombie Officer in Aria of Sorrow state they marched to their deaths 36 years ago. Since that game takes place in 2035, the date of these soldiers' demise coincide with the time when the Demon Castle War took place, back in 1999.
    • Furthermore, the description of the Soldier Uniform, an armor that can also be obtained in that game, states it belonged to a soldier who fought in the Demon Castle War.

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