Buer and Bael are two demons that appear in the Castlevania series. Both are portrayed as creatures with a circular shaped body who attack by speeding up and rolling into the player once they acknowledge their presence.


Dictionnaire Infernal - 21 - Buer - 01

Illustration of Buer by Louis Le Breton, from the Dictionnaire Infernal.


Buer is described as a Great President of Hell, having fifty legions of demons under his command. He appears when the sun is in Sagittarius. He teaches natural and moral philosophy, logic, and the virtues of all herbs and plants. He's also capable of healing all infirmities and to bestow good familiars.

He has been described as being in the shape of Sagittarius, which is as a centaur with a bow and arrows. Additionally, Louis Le Breton created an illustration of Buer, depicting the demon as having the head of a lion and five goat legs surrounding his body to walk in every direction.

Dictionnaire Infernal - 13 - Baal - 01

Illustration of Baal by Louis Le Breton, from the Dictionnaire Infernal.


In 17th century goetic occult writings, Baal is one of the seven princes of Hell. The name is drawn from the Canaanite deity, Baal, mentioned in the Hebrew Bible as the primary god of the Phoenicians. He is a principal spirit and demon ruling in the east. He speaks hoarsely and grants wisdom and invisibility.

While his Semitic predecessor was depicted as a man or a bull, the demon Baal was, in grimoire tradition, said to appear in the forms of either a man, a cat, a toad, or combinations thereof. An illustration in Collin de Plancy's 1818 book, Dictionnaire Infernal, rather curiously placed the heads of all three creatures onto a set of spider legs.


Castlevania: Aria of SorrowEdit

In Aria Of Sorrow, Buer is a lion face with five legs (resembling its illustration in the Dictionnaire Infernal) ending in sickle-like blades, who attacks by rolling into the player. In Dawn Of Sorrow, he's a ball-like object surrounded by flames that does the same. When closely observing his outline shortly after he's killed, or by viewing the sprite in the game's data, it's revealed that this rolling object is a spider, although it's difficult to do the former. Buer's soul grants Soma the Circle Fire ability, which causes small fires to rotate around him.

A recolor of Buer, Bael, appears at the castle's Top Floor and will also roll into Soma's direction. His soul grants Soma the Devil's Wisdom ability, which increases INT by 12.

Castlevania: Dawn of SorrowEdit

This rolling fire appears in the Demon Guest House and in the Condemned Tower. It rolls slowly, but once it sees the player, it will speed up with a strange sound and attack.

Its soul produces a ring of flames around Soma, which is very useful when climbing the Cursed Clock Tower, as it burns all Medusa Heads in one hit. This soul is also the best Enchanted Soul to use against Abaddon when it is maxed out, as the ring of flames will burn all of Abaddon's locusts away without Soma getting hit if he stands still.

Enemy DataEdit

Enemy Data: Buer
Image Name - Game
Statistics Items Location
BuerAoS 11. Buer  [ edit ]
Aria of Sorrow
A lion with five legs. Weak: Poison
HP: 20
MP: 1
Exp: 6
Atk: 13
Def: 0
Soul: Circle Fire
Castle Corridor, Study
Aos bael 95. Bael  [ edit ]
Aria of Sorrow
A demon that grants cunningness. Weak: Poison
HP: 300
MP: 666
Exp: 380
Atk: 52
Def: 42
Soul: Devil's Wisdom
Top Floor, The Arena
Buer 43. Buer (jpn) [ edit ]
Dawn of Sorrow
A beast with many legs. Strong: Fire, Water
Weak: Piercing, Slashing, Stone
HP: 84
MP: 120
Exp: 85
Atk: 38
Timestop: Affected
Soul: Circle Fire (32%)
Demon Guest House, Condemned Tower
Devilwheel2 48. Devil Wheel  [ edit ]
Portrait of Ruin
A demonically-possessed wheel that is obsessed with speed. Strong: Dark
Weak: Strike, Whip, Fire, Holy
HP: 55
Exp: 56
Skill Pt: 2
Drop: Coffee
Sandy Grave, Nation of Fools, Forgotten City
Buer 30. Buer  [ edit ]
Harmony of Despair
A beast with many legs. Weak: Strike, Ice, Petrify, Curse, Poison
Soul: Blue (2.80%)
Chapter 5, Chapter 6

Soul DataEdit

Item Data: Buer
Image Name - Game
Type / Users Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
Blue Soul Buer - Circle Fire - Aria of Sorrow [ edit ]
Creates a revolving wall of flame. Guardian Soul
Attrib: Flame
Consume: 5 MP/sec 
12 AP
Drop: Buer
Yellow Soul Bael - Devil's Wisdom - Aria of Sorrow [ edit ]
INT is increased by 12. Enchanted Soul
INT +12
Drop: Bael
Guardian-Soul-DoS-Icon Buer - Circle Fire - Dawn of Sorrow [ edit ]
Wear a cloak of tumbling fire. Guardian Soul
Attrib: Fire
Consume: 10 MP/sec 
Rarity: *
Drop: Buer
Buer - Harmony of Despair [ edit ]
Wear a cloak of tumbling fire. Guardian Soul
Consume: 2 MP  ATK +4
Rarity: ***
Steal: Buer (2.8%)