Game specific informationEdit
Alucard can summon the Bat Familiar with the Bat Card. It normally flutters behind and above Alucard, following him at a sluggish pace, and when it sees an enemy, an exclamation point appears above its head and it charges toward its target, dealing minor damage. The damage appears to be Hit based. This familiar will level up as it kills enemies, just like Alucard. At higher levels, it will attack more frequently and acquire targets more often.
When Alucard takes the Form of Bat, the Bat Familiar will mistake him for a possible mate, and a heart will appear over its head. Smitten, it will follow him much more closely, making it more useful (it will briefly get confused with a question mark appearing above its head when Alucard transforms back however). Also, additional bats will be summoned depending on the familiar's level (one additional bat for every 20 or so levels). If the Fire of Bat relic has been found, whenever Alucard fires off a fireball in Bat Form, any Bat Familiars following him will launch a fireball as well. The Bat Familiar has no action to match the Wing Smash ability, however.
Soma Cruz can summon a Bat Familiar by using the Bat guardian soul, harvested from ordinary bats. It behaves similarly to the one from Symphony of the Night. It follows Soma closely without needing to be tricked, and the exclamation points are missing. While the Bat Familiar cannot level up in the traditional sense, Soma can strengthen the spell by acquiring more bat souls, up to level 9. At this level, using the spell will summon three Bat Familiars with higher strength than the original. Since the Bat Company soul, which allows Soma to turn into a bat, is also a guardian soul, it is not possible for the Bat Familiars to team up with a Soma-bat in Dawn of Sorrow. The enemy the Bat Familiar(s) target can be manually selected with the touch screen.
As in Dawn of Sorrow, Soma Cruz is able to summon a Bat Familiar by using its guardian soul.
|Item Data: Bat Familiar|
|Image||Name - Game|
|Type / Users||Attributes / Consume||Statistics / Sell||Found||Notes|
|Summons "Bat" Familiar|| Relic (Familiar)|
| Find: Alchemy Laboratory|
|A bat familiar appears to attack in tandem.|| DSS Effect|
| Attrib: Fire|
Consume: 4 MP/Shot
| Create: Saturn Card + Salamander Card|| Effect: Summons a bat that shoots fireballs when the attack button is held.|
|Summons a bat to attack the opponent.||Maria Renard, Carmilla, Death, Dracula|
|Summon a Bat as a familiar.|| Guardian Soul (Familiar)|
|Consume: 2 MP|| ATK +4|| Rarity: **|
Steal: Bat (2.8%)
|Summon an 8-bit bat as a familiar.|| Guardian Soul (Familiar)|
| ATK +2|| Steal: R. Vampire Bat (5.5%)|
First Obtained: Chapter 10
| Effect: 1 MP|
- The Bat Familiar behavior while Alucard is in bat form in Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, is an homage to another Konami franchise: Gradius. In that series, the Vic Viper (among other playable ships) can activate little drones called Options which will mimic the ships' movements in a tail-like formation.