The Mud Man is an enemy in the Castlevania series. It is a figure made of mud, imbued with a tormented soul.


Mud Men are generally found in swamp areas and are essentially mud animated by magical arts to resemble a humanoid creature. They usually don't attack directly after spawning, as they exhibit the qualities of a mindless creature. Commonly, whenever a Mud Man is encountered, an infinite amount will follow to aimlessly walk the swamp.

Mud men are known for the relative ease by which they can be destroyed, but could be a deadly threat to anyone unlucky enough to fall into the swamps from which they emerge, as they can spawn anywhere and deal damage in numbers while the player's movement is hindered.

When struck, they sometimes break off a little at a time and the mud may coalesce to form smaller mud men.


Castlevania: The AdventureEdit

The Mud Man (misspelled as "Madman" in the instruction booklet) falls from the top of the screen as mud and takes the form of a human to chase the player.

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night / Castlevania: Portrait of RuinEdit

In some games such as Symphony of the Night and Portrait of Ruin, Mud Men have a technique where they will burst open their chest and stick out what appears to be large metal spikes with which to pierce the player.

In Symphony of the Night, a Mudman can only be encountered if it is summoned by the Lesser Demon fought in the Long Library, thus being the only way and opportunity in the game for this enemy's entry to be registered in the Master Librarian's Enemy List.

Castlevania: Circle of the MoonEdit

Mudmen in Circle of the Moon can be found in the Catacomb. They attack by jumping toward the player in an arc. Should the player dodge it, they will simply vanish upon contact with the ground.

Castlevania: Dawn of SorrowEdit

The Mud Demon appears in the sandy areas of The Abyss. It behaves much like Procel, being that it is a head made out of the material it resides in and uses attacks made out of it. Gaining dominance over its soul, Sand Free, allows free movement in the sand. It is not technically a useful soul, but it makes traveling through the Abyss much faster.

Enemy DataEdit

Enemy Data: Mud Man
Image Name - Game
Statistics Items Location
MudS1 MudS2 13. The Mudman  [ edit ]
Simon's Quest
' HP: 4/16
Drop: Half Heart (day), Big Heart (night)
Belasco Marsh/Denis Marsh
Mudmanww 6. Mud Man (jpn) [ edit ]
Konami Wai Wai World
' HP: 3
Atk: 1
Castle stage
Hcast-rock Mud Man  [ edit ]
Haunted Castle
' HP: 4
Exp: 200
Atk: 1
2. Cave
Madman 3. Madman  (Mud Man) [ edit ]
The Mudman drops from above like a splat and slowly takes on human form. Hit him low when he first lands on the ground.(*) HP: 1
Exp: 20
Atk: 1
1. Forest
26. Mud Man  [ edit ]
Dracula's Curse
' 4. Marsh
Gb2-madman 1. Mud Man  [ edit ]
Belmont's Revenge
' Rock Castle, Plant Castle, Entrance
Stneman 50. Mud Man  (Kiggaa) [ edit ]
Super Castlevania IV
' HP: 10 H
Exp: 100
Atk: 3
3. Cavern/Waterfall/Moat
X68-mud Mud Woman  [ edit ]
' HP: 4
Exp: 500
3. Courtyard
Rob-mudman-1- Mud Man  [ edit ]
Rondo of Blood
' HP: 2
Exp: 100
3'. Caves
Cvdx-mudman-1-Mudman2-1-Dx-zombie Mud Man  [ edit ]
Dracula X
' 4'. Caves
Sotn-mudman 61. Mudman  [ edit ]
Symphony of the Night
Animated mud golem. Level: 15
HP: 15
Exp: 50
Long Library
Lod-Dirt Man Dirt Man  [ edit ]
Legacy of Darkness
' HP: 40
Drop: Usually Red Jewel, Gold, or Power-Up; Frequently Knife
Villa (Cornell-only)
Cotm mudman Mudman (jpn) [ edit ]
Circle of the Moon (Strategy)
' Strong: Earth
HP: 25
Exp: 2
Atk: 79
Def: 30
Common Drop: Cotton Clothes (2.5%)
Rare Drop: Mind Restore (0.5%)
Aos mudman 87. Mudman  [ edit ]
Aria of Sorrow
The evil spirit of a man who drowned in a marsh. HP: 200
MP: 10
Exp: 400
Atk: 50
Def: 1
Soul: Mud Ball
Forbidden Area
Muddemon 89. Mud Demon (jpn) [ edit ]
Dawn of Sorrow
A good-looking demon formed out of dirt. Strong: Dark
Weak: Holy
HP: 100
MP: 120
Exp: 198
Atk: 61
Timestop: ?
Soul: Sand Free (16%)
The Abyss
Mudman 10. Mud Man  [ edit ]
Portrait of Ruin
A figure made of mud, imbued with a tormented soul. HP: 20
Exp: 8
Skill Pt: 1
Buried Chamber
TAR MUD Mud Man  [ edit ]
Adventure ReBirth
A zombie-like creature that can rise and sink into the mud of which it is made.(*) 1. Castle Bridge

Item DataEdit

Item Data: Mud Man
Image Name - Game
Type / Users Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
Castlevania CotM equipment-cotton clothes Cotton Clothes (Clothes of Cloth) - Circle of the Moon [ edit ]
Clothes made of cotton Body (Clothes)
DEF +20
Drop: Skeleton Athlete, Zombie, Fleaman, Hopper, Mudman, Mummy
Castlevania CotM item-mind restore Mind Restore (Mind Up) - Circle of the Moon [ edit ]
Recover 30% MP. Recovery Item (Mind Potion)
MP +30%
Drop: Witch, Will O' Wisp, Ectoplasm, Gremlin, Spirit, Specter, Nightmare, Brain Float, Mudman
Red Soul Mudman - Mud Ball - Aria of Sorrow [ edit ]
Slings mud at enemies. Bullet Soul
Consume: 20 MP  110 AP
Rarity: 11
Drop: Mudman
Mud Demon - Sand Free - Dawn of Sorrow [ edit ]
Prevent loss of mobility even in sand. Ability Souls
Rarity: **
Drop: Mud Demon



  • Creatures made of animated mud or ooze by magical arts were first introduced into popular culture by several types of board games, mainly from the Dungeons & Dragons franchise. They have also appeared throughout many classic horror-themed TV series and films.