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The Rapier is a relatively slender, sharply pointed sword, used mainly for thrusting attacks, developed in Europe around the 16th century. The Rapier is present in all Castlevania games that contain multiple swords. It always moves in a stabbing motion instead of a more standard slashing one. In some games, it deals piercing damage instead of slashing damage. In some games, Rapier is also a class of weapons.

Game Specific InformationEdit

Castlevania: Symphony of the NightEdit

The Rapier in Symphony of the Night plays a lot differently than standard swords such as the Scimitar. Its strength is equal to the Scimitar, but instead of a horizontal slash, Alucard stabs the sword forward. This can be repeated faster than an average sword swing. In addition to the extra speed, it has a special attack move where Alucard makes a dozen quick stabbing actions at different heights. This move does not consume any MP and can quickly wear down an enemy's defenses. Alucard is vulnerable to attack during this action though. Symphony of the Night does not distinguish between slashing damage and piercing damage, so the Rapier deals out standard Cut damage like its Scimitar counterpart.

You are pretty much guaranteed to get one from a Dhuron when you first enter the Long Library. Because of its special attack style and ability, this sword may remain relevant for a long time after you obtain many more powerful swords. Once the sword starts getting obsolete, it can be replaced by a stronger, similar Were Bane, the only other sword like it.

Castlevania: Aria of SorrowEdit

The Rapier in Aria of Sorrow moves in a stabbing instead of a slashing sequence. The animation sequence is different than horizontal swinging swords, but the effect is much the same. The weapon does Sword damage like every other weapon in the game does.

The first chance you have to obtain this weapon is for the Skeleton Knight to drop one near the end of the Castle Corridor. It won't be long until you're guaranteed one though, so long as you explore the first bell tower of the Chapel properly. You can also buy one from Hammer when you first go to his shop, but by then you should already have one and it should be outclassed by the Bastard Sword anyways. It is a little bit shorter than a Short Sword you will likely have when you first get it, but significantly more powerful and a bit faster. Later on, you can buy a more powerful Estoc (or get one from a Dead Crusader) to replace it. There are no other fencing-style weapons, though the stubby Cutall attacks similarly.

Castlevania: Dawn of SorrowEdit

As a WeaponEdit

The Rapier is the first "Rapier" class weapon you are likely to obtain. Like all Rapiers, it is thrust forward and deal Piercing damage instead of Slashing. Its special move is a simple dash forward attack.

The Rapier can only be purchased at Hammer's Shop for cheap, so be sure to buy one at the beginning of the game if you want a Rapier-style weapon early on, since you will definitely not stumble across it randomly later on. Since this weapon cannot evolve into a more powerful weapon, it doesn't make much sense to buy it late in the game.

The next most powerful Rapier is the Fleuret which can only be found in a treasure chest in the Garden of Madness and will be the first Rapier style weapon obtained if the Rapier was not purchased earlier. The Fleuret is otherwise identical to the Rapier.

As a Weapon ClassEdit

Unlike previous games where there were only two Rapier-like weapons, there is an entire class of weapons known as Rapiers in Dawn of Sorrow. These swords stab forward with great force and are essentially longer knives. Like knives, their icon images show a blade pointing to the left and they deal piercing damage instead of slashing damage. Whip swords are also considered Rapiers, as their chain segments thrust and expand forwards like a rapier attacks. Normal swords of the Rapier class include the Rapier, Fleuret, Main Gauche, Small Sword, and Estoc. Whip swords in the Rapier class include the Whip Sword, Garian Sword, Kris Naga, and Nebula. Rapiers only evolve into whip swords. The Small Sword and Estoc evolve to a Whip Sword, which can then be evolved to a Garian Sword, which can further be evolved into the king rapier, the Nebula. No other rapiers evolve.

Item Data: Rapiers
Image Name - Game
Description
Type / Users Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
Rapier-1- Rapier - Dawn of Sorrow
A thrusting sword with a tapered blade Rapier
Soma 
Attrib: Pierce
ATK +16
Sell: $240 
Buy: $480 Find: Hammer's Shop
Effect: Basic Lunge
Fleuret-1- Fleuret - Dawn of Sorrow
A small sword Rapier
Soma 
Attrib: Pierce
ATK +20
Sell: $1,440 
Buy: $2,880 Find: Garden of Madness
Effect: Basic Lunge
Maingauche-1- Main Gauche - Dawn of Sorrow
A sword designed for superior defense Rapier
Soma 
Attrib: Pierce
ATK +24, DEF+3
Sell: $2,640 
Buy: $5,280 Find: Hammer's Shop
Effect: Basic Lunge
Evolve: + White Dragon Soul >> Whip Sword
Smallsword-1- Small Sword - Dawn of Sorrow
A light and easy-to-handle sword Rapier
Soma 
Attrib: Pierce
ATK +28
Sell: $4,400 
Buy: $8,800 Find: Garden of Madness
Effect: Basic Lunge
Evolve: + White Dragon Soul >> Whip Sword
Estoc-1- Estoc - Dawn of Sorrow
A sword made for stabbing Rapier
Soma 
Attrib: Pierce
ATK +32
Sell: $6,400 
Buy: $12,800 Find: Condemned Tower
Effect: Basic Lunge
Evolve: + White Dragon Soul >> Whip Sword
Whipsword-1- Whip Sword - Dawn of Sorrow
A sword with a whip-like blade Rapier (Snake Sword)
Soma 
Attrib: Pierce
ATK +36
Sell: $8,000 
Buy: $16,000 Find: Yoko's Shop
Create: (Small Sword, Main Gauche, or Estoc) + White Dragon Soul
Effect: Basic Lunge
Evolve: + Quetzalcoatl Soul >> Garian Sword
Gariansword-1- Garian Sword - Dawn of Sorrow
A flexible, articulated sword made for executions Rapier (Snake Sword)
Soma 
Attrib: Pierce
ATK +40
Sell: $12,000 
Buy: $24,000 Find: Yoko's Shop
Create: Whip Sword + Quetzalcoatl Soul
Effect: Basic Lunge
Evolve: + Malacoda Soul >> Nebula
Nebula-1- Nebula - Dawn of Sorrow
A holy chain with a will of its own Rapier (Snake Sword)
Soma 
Attrib: Pierce
ATK +52
Sell: $20,000 
Buy: $40,000 Find: Yoko's Shop
Create: Garian Sword + Malacoda Soul
Effect: Basic Lunge
Krisnaga-1- Kris Naga - Dawn of Sorrow
A beautifully decorated sword made of damask Rapier
Soma 
Attrib: Pierce
ATK +45
Sell: $16,000 
Buy: $32,000 Find: Hammer's Shop
Effect: Basic Lunge


Castlevania: Curse of DarknessEdit

The Rapier is a more powerful version of a Foil and represents an alternate evolution path of that weapon than the Main Gauche. The Rapier can evolve into two more fencing-style weapons, the Colichemarde (add Damascus Steel and Ether), which can be further evolved into the most powerful fencing style weapon, the Estoc (add Aluminum, Forgotten Memory, and Angel Halo).

To create a Rapier, add White Steel to a Foil, which can be easily obtained from a Ghoul or White Gravial in Cordova Town or later. Until then, your most powerful fencing style weapon might have been the Main Gauche if you were lucky enough for a Sniper Orc to drop a Carbon Steel or managed to steal one from a Great Armor in the Forest of Jigramunt.

The Rapier is a little shorter than the Foil and about the same length as the Main Gauche. Evolving your Foil to a Rapier adds a new regular combo move and a new finishing move to the weapon that you would not get if you were to evolve it into a Main Gauche. After five attacks, you can attack a sixth time, where he twirls around while arcing the blade up and down. If you perform a finishing move after the five attacks instead, he will thrust the blade forwards while twirling it in a circular motion for a couple seconds and then release a blast of energy in front of the blade. Evolving the Rapier to a Colichemarde only increases its strength.

To create a Rapier from scratch, you will need the following materials:

The selling price of a Rapier is $600, which is four times the amount you would get for selling off the materials individually. Creating Rapiers is thus an excellent way of getting rid of excess common White Steel and Aluminum.

Item Data: Rapiers in Curse of Darkness (edit)
Image Name - Game
Description
Type / Users Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
Foil Foil - Curse of Darkness [ edit ]
A rapier used when learning fencing. Light, easy to grip, and serviceable in real combat. Sword (Piercing)
Hector 
ATK +10
Create: Short Sword + Aluminum
Evolve: Main Gauche, Rapier
Main Gauche Main Gauche - Curse of Darkness [ edit ]
A rapier that can be used to both thrust and turn aside enemy attacks, depending on user preference. Sword (Piercing)
Hector 
ATK +20, DEF +10
Create: Foil + Carbon Steel
Rapier Rapier - Curse of Darkness [ edit ]
A thin sword best used for drawn-out fights. Light and easy to use; great for fighting groups. Sword (Piercing)
Hector 
ATK +28
Sell: $600 
Create: Foil + White Steel
Evolve: Colichemarde
Colichemarde Colichemarde - Curse of Darkness [ edit ]
A sword created from highly detailed plans. Fine and very sharp; can easily be used with just one hand. Sword (Piercing)
Hector 
ATK +35
Create: Rapier + Damascus Steel + Ether
Evolve: Estoc
Estoc Estoc - Curse of Darkness [ edit ]
A rapier with a diamond-sectioned edge. So thin, it can slide between the plates of any armor. Sword (Piercing)
Hector 
ATK +38
Sell: $1,000 
Create: Colichemarde + Aluminum + Forgotten Memory + Angel Halo


Castlevania: Order of EcclesiaEdit

Main article: Confodere

Confodere is a rapier glyph in Order of Ecclesia and is the first glyph obtained. It was given to Shanoa by Barlowe in order to assist in her training after losing her memories. The rapier is thrust forward very quickly. Its reach is a little longer when equipped on the Y button than the X button. It can be used in rapid succession when alternating attack buttons if it is equipped on both arms. This can continue until the magic meter is drained. Its Glyph Union when paired with another Confodere is a a red version of Y button version of the attack, which is stronger and is accompanied by rose pedals effects around it (just for show) and a higher pitch swinging sound. It is the weakest weapon/spell but is the fastest.

Castlevania: Harmony of DespairEdit

Rapiers in Harmony of Despair are one handed weapons. Because the Estoc is considered a Rapier, this weapon was improved from a two-handed weapon for Alucard to a one handed weapon.

Item Data: Rapiers in Harmony of Despair (edit)
Image Name - Game
Description
Type / Users Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
Rapier Icon Rapier - Harmony of Despair
Thrusting sword with a tapered blade. Rapier
Alucard/Soma 
#hands: 1
ATK +5
Sell: $700 
Rarity: *
Effect: Swing (for Alucard)
Special: ↓↘→ + [Attack] for repeated attack (Alucard)
Fleuret-1- Fleuret - Harmony of Despair
Light and easy-to-handle sword. Rapier
Soma 
#hands: 1
ATK +10
Sell: $1,500 
Rarity: **
Maingauche-1- Main Gauche - Harmony of Despair
Sword designed for superior defense. Rapier
Soma 
#hands: 1
ATK +19 DEF +3
Sell: $2,200 
Rarity: **
Smallsword-1- Small Sword - Harmony of Despair
Light and easy-to-handle sword. Rapier
Soma 
#hands: 1
ATK +29
Sell: $4,500 
Rarity: ***
Estoc-1- Estoc - Harmony of Despair
Blade primarily designed as a stabbing weapon. Rapier
Alucard/Soma 
#hands: 1
ATK +38
Sell: $8,250 
Rarity: ****
Buy: $33,000 
Krisnaga-1- Kris Naga - Harmony of Despair
Beautifully adorned stiletto knife. Rapier
Soma 
#hands: 1
ATK +45
Sell: (cannot be sold) 
Rarity: ****


Item DataEdit

Item Data: Rapier
Image Name - Game
Description
Type / Users Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
Rapier Icon Rapier (jpn) - Symphony of the Night [ edit ]
Long bladed sword Short Sword (Rapier)
Alucard 
Attrib: Cut
ATT +5
Drop: Armor Lord, Dhuron
Special: ↓↘→ + [Attack] for repeated strike (ATT = 15)
Rapier AoS Icon Rapier (Japanese Name = Rapier) - Aria of Sorrow [ edit ]
Sword made for stabbing. Weapon
Soma 
Attrib: Sword
ATK +14
Sell: $500 
Buy: $1,000 Find: Castle Corridor (Hammer's shop)
Common Drop: Skeleton Knight
Rapier-1- Rapier - Dawn of Sorrow
A thrusting sword with a tapered blade Rapier
Soma 
Attrib: Pierce
ATK +16
Sell: $240 
Buy: $480 Find: Hammer's Shop
Effect: Basic Lunge
Rapier Rapier - Curse of Darkness [ edit ]
A thin sword best used for drawn-out fights. Light and easy to use; great for fighting groups. Sword (Piercing)
Hector 
ATK +28
Sell: $600 
Create: Foil + White Steel
Evolve: Colichemarde
Confodere Icon Confodere - Order of Ecclesia [ edit ]
A rapier glyph. Glyph
Shanoa 
Attrib: Slash
Consume: 5 MP 
ATK +6
Find: First given in tutorial with Barlowe.
Rapier - Encore of the Night [ edit ]
Long bladed sword Main Hand (Rapier)
Alucard 
#hands: 1
ATK +9
Drop: Slinger, Flying Zombie, Fish Head
Rapier Icon Rapier - Harmony of Despair
Thrusting sword with a tapered blade. Rapier
Alucard/Soma 
#hands: 1
ATK +5
Sell: $700 
Rarity: *
Effect: Swing (for Alucard)
Special: ↓↘→ + [Attack] for repeated attack (Alucard)
Confodere - Harmony of Despair [ edit ]
Rapier glyph. Weapon Glyph
Shanoa 
ATK +2
Sell: (cannot be sold) 
Rarity: *
Find: (starts with)


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