Azaghal (called Bourreau in Japanese versions) is an enemy in the Castlevania series. He is the executioner of Hell.


Castlevania: Symphony of the NightEdit

Azaghal is a very large ghost swordsman, appearing somewhat like a larger version of the Vandal Sword. Rather than the outline being of a Sword Lord with a broken blade, 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 Vandal Sword, Azaghal's body is immaterial and cannot be damaged, only the sword being vulnerable to attack: Azaghal seems to use a scaled-up version of Vandal Sword's hitbox, and so only the hilt of his sword is vulnerable to attack: the blade is just as invulnerable as his body. 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, the same as those for a Vandal Sword: "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 DataEdit

Enemy Data: Azaghal (Bourreau)
Image Name - Game
Statistics Items Location
Azaghal-1- 137. Azaghal  (Bourreau) [ edit ]
Symphony of the Night
Executioner of Hell. Strong: Dark, Hit
Level: 45
HP: 330
Exp: 700
Drop: Covenant Stone, Mourneblade
Reverse Colosseum, Death Wing's Lair
COD-034 34. Phantom Sword Lv.15  (Bourreau Lv15) [ edit ]
Curse of Darkness (Strategy)
A sword monster. Does not realize its master is long dead, and continues to fight for him. Weak: Thunder, Wind
Level: 15
HP: 310
Exp: 42
Common Drop: Knight's Vein
Rare Drop: Ramen
Steal: $100
Garibaldi Temple, Tower of Eternity


See alsoEdit

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