The Bible, also known as the Holy Book or the Grimoire (魔法の書 Mahō no Syo), is an item in Castlevania. It first appeared in Vampire Killer, where a White Bible would cause the Old Crone to reduce her prices, while a Black Bible would cause her to increase them instead. In later games, it appeared as a sub-weapon which releases an animated Bible moving around the screen, using words to exorcise evil.
The Bible, used as a sub-weapon, generally attacks in one of two forms:
- Spiraling from its caster outward, while its pages deal Holy damage.
- Spinning around the character, dealing a small amount of Holy damage to nearby enemies.
- Richter Belmont
- Juste Belmont
|Item Data: Bible|
|Image||Name - Game|
|Type / Users||Attributes / Consume||Statistics / Sell||Found||Notes|
| Find: Candles|
|Assails foes with holy scripture. ()|| Sub-Weapon|
Alucard, Richter, Maria (Saturn only)
| Attrib: Holy|
Consume: 5 Hearts (Alucard / Richter / Maria)
| ATT +8|| Effect: Spins about waist (can have 2 out simultaneously).|
Special: Item Crash (Richter only, 15 Hearts).
|Consume: 3 Hearts (5 when Earth Ring is equipped).|| Effect: Can combine with differents Spell Books for more powerfuls attacks.|
|A book containing words that exorcise evil.|| Sub-Weapon|
| Attrib: Holy|
Consume: 22 MP
| Base Attack: 7/21 (0 SP/Mastered)|| Find: Entrance (reward from Wind)|
Conditions: Complete "Ghosts of the Desert" quest.
| Effect: The holy book spreads its pages around Jonathan, damaging enemies nearby.|
Special: Mastered - Increases in size and moves faster.
Evolve: 2,000 SP to master.
|Consume: 17 MP|| Find: Starts with|| Effect: Spreads pages around Richter, damaging enemies near him.|
Special: Only available in Richter Mode.
|Book containing words that exorcise evil.|| Sub-Weapon|
Jonathan, Julius, Richter, Simon
|Consume: MP|| ATK +8|| Rarity: ***|
Find: Purple Chest
(Chapter 2) Chapter 7 Astarte (boss drop)
Drop: Puppet Master
- At the end of Symphony of the Night (PSX), Dracula quotes the Bible (Matthew 16:26): "For what profit is it to a man if he gains the world, and loses his own soul?".