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Blackmore
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Blackmore and his shadow
Japanese Name
ブラックモア Burakkumoa
Abilities
Control over his shadow
Type
English Voice
Appearances
"I will take your shadow!"
—Blackmore at the start of the fight.

Blackmore is a boss found in Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia. He appears in a section of Dracula's Castle known as the Underground Labyrinth, as the game's eleventh boss.

StrategyEdit

When Shanoa encounters him, he will say: "I will take your shadow!", then his own shadow will turn into a demon and start attacking her. His weak point is the shadow he casts, and he's weak against Flame and Light attacks. Melee weapons will not hurt him, so a good option is to equip the Nitesco glyph, which deals both Fire and Light damage.

His attacks are extremely powerful with few spots in which to dodge them, so learning his patterns is very important for surviving the fight. Be aware that he can chain and combine many of his attacks randomly:

  • The shadow pulls way back and launches four fireballs from his mouth (one of them offscreen). These fall with a considerable distance between each other. Stay at the corner of the room to avoid.
  • The shadow pulls back slightly and launches three fireballs from its mouth, all three falling very close one of each other and landing at the corner of the room. Walk near Blackmore to avoid.
  • Swipes the ground with its claw. Jump to avoid.
  • Smashes the ground with either one or both of its hands. Stay at the corner of the room to avoid.
  • Crouches to ground level and unleashes a powerful beam of Dark energy from its mouth. Stay at the corner and jump to avoid.

Once his health has been reduced to a half, he will say "That was quite entertaining", and his shadow will develop an aura, which makes him faster and harder to avoid. All of his attacks will then be enhanced in one way or another and he will be more prone to chain them together (be aware that he can still use all of his previous attacks too):

  • The shadow now unleashes three swipes with its claws consecutively. Jump over the first one, crouch under the second and jump again over the third one.
  • Launches four fireballs and immediately follows up with a swipe. Stay at the corner of the room and jump over its swipe.
  • Combines launching the three and four fireball sets. Move close to Blackmore to avoid them altogether.
  • Smashes the ground with both of its arms and immediately follows up by shooting a Dark energy beam from its mouth. Stay at the corner and jump over the beam.

It's a good idea to equip Onyx Pins before fighting Blackmore, as well as equipment that increases Intelligence (INT). Nitesco is a great glyph to use against him, as Blackmore is weak to Fire and Light, and Nitesco deals damage of both of these attributes. The Venus glyph union (Weapon + Nitesco) can deal heavy damage to him, as it can be used consecutively and only costs 15 Hearts per cast.

Another good glyph to use would be Ignis. It hits three times and can be fired more rapidly than Nitesco. Vol Ignis is another option. It's a slower way of killing Blackmore but it has the advantage that the player never runs out of MP when using it.

Enemy DataEdit

Blackmore
No. Name JPN HP ATK
118 Blackmore ブラックモア Burakkumoa 5,000 120
Tolerance Weakness
Darkness Fire, Light
Location Drop Glyph EXP AP
Underground Labyrinth Blackmore Medal - 4,300 99
Description "Sustains himself on the essence of his victims' souls."


Item DataEdit

Item Data: Blackmore
Image Name - Game
Description
Type / Users Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
Medal OoE Icon Blackmore Medal (jpn) - Order of Ecclesia [ edit ]
Medal awarded for defeating the devilish Blackmore. Item (Boss Medal)
Shanoa 
Sell: (cannot be sold)  Drop: Blackmore
Conditions: Defeat Blackmore without taking damage. 


TriviaEdit

  • Blackmore's shadow resembles a Werewolf.
  • Blackmore's name may be a reference to Ritchie Blackmore, an English musician, well-known for his work with the band Deep Purple. If so, this, coupled with his dramatic posing and the nature of his power (projected spiritual shadow attacks), makes him something of an homage to Jojo's Bizarre Adventure.

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