In Mirror of Fate, Alucard gains this "sub-weapon" early after his wake. When walking in a cave, bats start to react to his presence.
Once this power is obtained, Alucard can launch bats in a direct line toward his enemies. Bats attack foes for a few seconds before disappearing. The attack can be charged (by holding the button) and the bats will charge the enemy with more force, sometimes killing it in one hit.
Some enemies are immune to this power, especially the Reaver, who eats bats and spits their bones, potentially damaging Alucard if he's standing close to the him.
A replacement for the fairy sub-weapon used in the first game, Dracula is able to summon swarms of bats that he projects at enemies to "blind" them for a short amount of time. By itself, the bat swam doesn't cause any damage but it is able to keep its target from attacking as well as to distract sentries during stealth missions. By combining void or chaos magic with the bat swarm, Dracula is able to create a barrier of magically infused bats to swarm around him, inflicting void or chaos damage to any opponent that comes into contact with them.
|Item Data: Bat Swarm|
|Image||Name - Game|
|Type / Users||Attributes / Consume||Statistics / Sell||Found||Notes|
|Vampire Bats will fly from Alucard's hand then flock and attack any nearby prey. ()|| Secondary Weapon|
|Consume: 1 Ammo Heart|| Find: Abandoned Mine|| Special: The 'Charged' secondary attack gives the charged bats greater power and ferocity to devestate all enemies in their path.|
|Dracula never needed the distractive abilities of these creatures, but his new situation forces him to use them to even things up.()||Dracula|| Sequence: Select the Bat Swarm with the left button, Press and hold the [Secondary Weapon] and release to launch it. You can cancel the shot by pressing [Use].|
|With the Bat Swarm selected (left button) press and release [Secondary Weapon] to fire them against a nearby enemy. You can aim the shot by moving the right stick to change targets. You can move during preparations or cancel the shot by pressing [Use]. The Bat Swarm distracts the enemy, blinding them momentarily.|| Skill (Secondary Weapon)|
| Sequence: Bat Swarm selected: [Secondary Weapon]|