The Brilliant Mail (also called Shining Armor) is a strong armor in Castlevania that glows with light.In Symphony of the Night and Harmony of Despair, it also increases the effectiveness of Sub-weapons. It is the counterpart to Mojo Mail or Dark Armor.

Appearance in Symphony of the NightEdit

The Brilliant Mail increases the effectiveness of subweapons. It also gives a Defense boost of +12 and an Intelligence boost of +1. It does not give as much defense as its counterpart, the Dark Armor (or Mojo Mail), which gives +15 Defense, the same amount of Intelligence, and increases magical powers. It gives one more DEF than the Holy Mail, the same as the Spike Breaker, and one less than the Fury Plate.

Appearance in Circle of the MoonEdit

The Shining Armor is the best armor in the game. It is found in the final room of the Battle Arena, after the Devil is killed. In the game, it is misspelled as Shinning Armor. It outclasses the Needle Armor (+400 DEF, +10 STR). It does not give as much defense as its counterpart armor, the Dark Armor (+550), but it also gives a +15 Strength, Intelligence, and Luck boost, while the Dark Armor reduces those stats by that same amount, so it is the better overall armor.

Item DataEdit

Item Data: Brilliant Mail
Image Name - Game
Type / Users Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
Brilliant Mail Icon Brilliant Mail (Shining Breastplate) - Symphony of the Night [ edit ]
Increases sub-weapon strength Body (Body Armor)
DEF +12, INT +1
Drop: Sniper of Goth
Effect: +10 ATK for sub-weapons
Castlevania CotM equipment-shinning armor Shining Armor (Shining Plate) - Circle of the Moon [ edit ]
Armor that gleams with light Body (Body Armor)
DEF +500, STR +10, INT +10, LCK +10
Find: Battle Arena
Brilliant Mail Icon Brilliant Mail (Shining Breastplate) - Harmony of Despair [ edit ]
Increases subweapon strength. Chest (body armor)
Jonathan, Julius, Richter 
DEF +15, INT +4
Sell: $3,450 
Rarity: ***