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Azaghal (called Bourreau in Japanese versions) is a very large ghost swordsman in Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, appearing somewhat like a larger version of the Hunting Girl. Rather than the outline being of a shadowy young woman, however, it is of a massive armored knight with a horned helmet, the sword is over twice as big as Alucard himself. They appear in Death Wing's Lair and the Reverse Colosseum.
Like the Hunting Girl, Azaghal's body is immaterial and cannot be damaged, only the sword being vulnerable to attack. In his initial pose, Azaghal cannot be hit (Soul Steal will do nothing); only when the sword rises out of the ground can the monster be damaged by attacking the sword. This is complicated by the fact that touching the sword deals substantial damage to Alucard. On taking damage Azaghal is knocked backward; he has two reaction sounds for this: "Oh ho ho ho!", indicating he is still alive, and "Ohhhh!", indicating he has been killed. Azaghal starts off facing left and is always knocked in the opposite direction to the one he is currently facing, regardless of which side he is actually being attacked from.
Azaghal is a high-level enemy with powerful attacks; his level of 45 is coupled to an impressive base damage of 80 for touching the sword at any time, and without top-level gear like the Crissaegrim or the Ring of Varda, his 330 hit points mean he has some staying power. He is rather slow to actually attack, but the huge size of his sword means he dominates any room he is placed in.
Azaghal drops the moderately good Covenant Stone (STR+15) and more usefully the Mourneblade, a high-level sword which will steal health from enemies automatically with every hit, as well as offering a substantial +36 attack bonus (the same as the Crissaegrim) and a +1 to defense. The best place to grind for these items is the hallway in Reverse Colosseum directly below the fight with Fake Sypha, Trevor and Grant, and directly above the secret room containing the Fury Plate. Care is needed with the Azaghal on the far left if the secret wall has been destroyed, since he will often drop his item down the hole.
|Enemy Data: Azaghal (Bourreau)|
|Image||Name - Game|
|Executioner of Hell.|| Strong: Dark, Hit|
| Drop: Covenant Stone, Mourneblade|| Reverse Colosseum, Death Wing's Lair|
|A sword monster. Does not realize its master is long dead, and continues to fight for him.|| Weak: Thunder, Wind|
| Common Drop: Knight's Vein|
Rare Drop: Ramen
| Garibaldi Temple, Tower of Eternity|