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Bible as it appears in some games
Japanese Name
聖書 Seisho
Alternate Names
Book, Black/White Bible, Grimoire, Holy Book, Magic Book


The Bible[1], also known as the Holy Book[2] or the Grimoire[3] (魔法の書 Mahō no Syo), is an item in Castlevania. It first appeared in Vampire Killer, where a White Bible would cause the Old Crone to reduce her prices, while a Black Bible would cause her to increase them instead. In later games, it appeared as a sub-weapon which releases an animated Bible moving around the screen, using words to exorcise evil.


The Bible, used as a sub-weapon, generally attacks in one of two forms:

  1. Spiraling from its caster outward, while its pages deal Holy damage.
  2. Spinning around the character, dealing a small amount of Holy damage to nearby enemies.

As the Bible is a sub-weapon, an Item Crash can also be performed with it. Richter Belmont has two types of Item Crashes, while Juste has five:

Item DataEdit

Item Data: Bible
Image Name - Game
Type / Users Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
VK-White Bible White Bible (jpn) - Vampire Killer [ edit ]
' Item
Simon Belmont 
VK-Black Bible Black Bible (jpn) - Vampire Killer [ edit ]
' Item
Simon Belmont 
Magic Book - Rondo of Blood
' Sub-Weapon
Find: Candles
Bible Icon Bible [alt] - Symphony of the Night [ edit ]
Assails foes with holy scripture. (...) Sub-Weapon
Alucard, Richter, Maria (Saturn only) 
Attrib: Holy
Consume: 5 Hearts (Alucard / Richter / Maria) 
ATT +8
Effect: Spins about waist (can have 2 out simultaneously).
Special: Item Crash (Richter only, 15 Hearts).
Holy Book - Harmony of Dissonance
' Sub-Weapon
Juste Belmont 
Find: Candles
Subweapon PoR Icon Bible - Portrait of Ruin [ edit ]
A book containing words that exorcise evil. Sub-Weapon
Attrib: Holy
Consume: 22 MP 
Base Attack: 7/21 (0 SP/Mastered)
Find: Entrance (reward from Wind)
Conditions: Complete "Ghosts of the Desert" quest. 
Effect: The holy book spreads its pages around Jonathan, damaging enemies nearby.
Special: Mastered - Increases in size and moves faster.
Evolve: 2,000 SP to master.
Holy Book PoR Icon Holy Book - Portrait of Ruin [ edit ]
' Sub-Weapon
Consume: 17 MP  Find: Starts with
Effect: Spreads pages around Richter, damaging enemies near him.
Special: Only available in Richter Mode.
Holy Book Icon Bible - Harmony of Despair [ edit ]
Book containing words that exorcise evil. Sub-Weapon
Jonathan, Julius, Richter, Simon 
Consume: 15 MP  ATK +8
Rarity: ***
Find: Purple Chest
(Chapter 2) Chapter 7 Astarte (boss drop)
Drop: Puppet Master





  • At the end of Symphony of the Night (PSX), Dracula quotes the Bible (Matthew 16:26): "For what profit is it to a man if he gains the world, and loses his own soul?".


  1. Page 25, the English manual of Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles
  2. Page 15, the English manual of Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance
  3. Page 12, the English manual of Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles

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