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The Harper is a sword which appears in Castlevania: Symphony of the Night. It is based on the Greek sword, Harpe, which legends say was used by Perseus to slay Medusa.


The Harpē was a type of sword with a sickle protrusion along one edge near the tip of the blade. It is most notably identified as the weapon used by Cronus to castrate his father, Uranus. The harpe scythe or sickle was either a flint or adamantine (diamond) blade, and was provided to a then-unborn Cronus by his mother, Gaia.

Perseus is also regularly depicted in statues and sculptures armed with a harpe sword in his quest to slay Medusa and recover her head. He was provided with such a sword by his father, Zeus.

Game Specific InformationEdit

Castlevania: Symphony of the NightEdit

This sword is slightly more powerful than Luminus and slightly less than Gram, and has no special abilities. It is the strongest sword that can be purchased from the Master Librarian at the Long Library. The additional $2,000 it would cost to buy this sword may not be worth the extra +3 ATK gained over one of the "-brand" swords (Firebrand, Icebrand or Thunderbrand) when you consider that it does not have an elemental burst attack like these swords do. In some situations, though, elemental swords are a liability. It is the strongest sword that can be obtained without venturing into the Reverse Castle and is available as soon as you can scrape up $12,000.

Item DataEdit

Item Data: Harper
Image Name - Game
Type / Users Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
Harper Icon Harper (jpn) - Symphony of the Night [ edit ]
The sword named Harper Sword
Attrib: Cut
ATT +28
Buy: $12,000 (later) 
Harper Icon Harper - Harmony of Despair [ edit ]
Weapon legends say was used to killed Medusa. Sword
#hands: 1
ATK +18
Sell: $2,300 
Rarity: **
Find: Chapter 6, 2 (Hard)





  • "Harper" is a misspelling of "Harpe", an old type of Greek short sword with a sickle protrusion near the tip of the blade, which probably evolved in time to the most widely known Khopesh sword.
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