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Shanoa Custos

Custos glyphs represent the three heads of Cerberus, the guardian dog of hell. These are Sinestro Custos (meaning "Left Guardian" in Latin; the left head), Dextro Custos ("Right Guardian"; the right head), and Arma Custos ("Guardian Armor"; the middle head). They are signature glyphs of Shanoa and can be used by her in Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia, Castlevania: Judgment, and Castlevania: Harmony of Despair.

General InformationEdit

The right and left heads of Cerberus are ferocious jaws that appear in front of her, somewhat similar to the White Fang attack granted to Soma Cruz by the Warg's soul. These glyphs are intended to be equipped on each arm and to be alternated in tandem. Sinestro Custos is a white head and has the Ice element. Dextro Custos appears as a black head and its element is Fire. These elements supposedly mimic the energy attacks that the Cerberus heads are able to unleash as a boss in Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (although, in fact, all three attacks deal Fire damage). In Castlevania: Judgment, the Dextro Custos (called Des Custos) can be followed up with the Sinestro Custos (Sis Custos). Each head attacks when attacking while holding the special key.

Arma Custos is only found in Order of Ecclesia. It is a back glyph that makes a giant Cerberus head appear above Shanoa. It also increases Shanoa's STR as long as she uses it and the stat boost rises each time her HP decreases. For the maximum power of its effect, use rotten food or Dominus Agony to decrease Shanoa's HP bar quickly. If all three glyphs are equipped at once, the power of Arma Custos increases by 50% and each head deals slightly more damage.

In Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia, each Custos glyph is obtained in Dracula's Castle and is able to "light" one of the heads of a giant Cerberus statue that guards the pathway to the Final Approach. The area above this statue is not accessible until all three heads are lit. In Castlevania: Judgment, Shanoa already has access to these glyphs, even though chronologically the game takes place before she had entered the castle.

In Harmony of Despair, the Custos glyphs can be obtained in the DLC chapter 10, Origins. They can only be found in boss chests on normal, but they also appear in purple chests on hard. Each glyph has to be obtained separately. They have a rarity of *** and boost Atk by 7 points each. They are weapon glyphs and therefore require no MP to use.

NotesEdit

  • Since the player is unable to absorb Glyphs while playing as Albus, the Custos Glyphs do not appear from the locations where they are supposed to be found. Instead, the player needs to defeat Death to be able to proceed to the area above the Cerberus statue.

Item DataEdit

Item Data: Custos Glyphs
Image Name - Game
Description
Type / Users Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
Dextro Custos Icon Dextro Custos - Order of Ecclesia [ edit ]
Attack with the right head of Cerberus, guardian of Hell. Glyph
Shanoa 
Attrib: Slash
Consume: 16 MP 
ATK +18
Find: Library (Dracula's Castle)
Sinestro Custos Icon Sinestro Custos - Order of Ecclesia [ edit ]
Attack with the left head of Cerberus, guardian of Hell. Glyph
Shanoa 
Attrib: Slash
Consume: 16 MP 
ATK +18
Find: Mechanical Tower (Dracula's Castle)
Arma Custos Icon Arma Custos - Order of Ecclesia [ edit ]
Grants the mighty power of Cerberus. Back Glyph
Shanoa 
Consume: 80 MP  Find: Arms Depot (Dracula's Castle)
Effect: Increases Shanoa's STR while active and the stat boost rises each time her HP decreases.
Special: If all Custos glyphs are equipped at once, the stat boost from Arma Custos increases by 50%, and the damage dealt by Sinestro Custos and Dextro Custos also increase slightly.
Dextro Custos - Harmony of Despair [ edit ]
Attack with the right head of Cerberus. Weapon Glyph
Shanoa 
Attrib: Fire, Slash
ATK +7
Sell: (cannot be sold) 
Rarity: ***
Find: Chapter 10 purple and boss (Hard), boss (Normal).
First Obtained: Chapter 10
Sinestro Custos - Harmony of Despair [ edit ]
Attack with the left head of Cerberus. Weapon Glyph
Shanoa 
Attrib: Ice, Slash
ATK +7
Sell: (cannot be sold) 
Rarity: ***
Find: Chapter 10 purple and boss (Hard), boss (Normal).
First Obtained: Chapter 10


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