Skeleton Blades, also known as Skeleton Blaze, are skeletons armed with a blade on each hand. In some games there are two levels of skills of skeleton blades, the weaker one is a Blade Soldier (Blades Novice in Japan) and the more experienced one, called a Blade Master. The first one is oftentimes stationary, sometimes lunging a sword forward (though it has an energy blast in Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia, where it is called the Skeleton Hero in the North American version). The more experienced one often jumps around, slides and performs large swipes with the blades. Curse of Darkness also has a third type, called the Blaze Phantom.


Castlevania: Rondo of BloodEdit

Skeleton Blades was first introduced into the series in Rondo of Blood. He is the first real threat encountered in the game, as he surprises the player by breaking out of one of the windows located on the second floor of Aljiba (Stage 1). His attacking patterns are much more advanced than those of the Skeleton Apes the hero has encountered so far, and he reacts according to the player's movements, either by jumping away or slide-kicking when the hero attacks.

Castlevania: Harmony of DissonanceEdit

While Skeleton Blazes may be defeated relatively easy, one must be wary of his advanced version: the Blaze Master. This enemy has the ability to block frequently when attacked, sometimes inhabiting very confined spaces. Attacking it continuously may not be such a good idea, as he will keep blocking most attacks and often find an opportunity to counterattack, connecting many hits in quick succession and dealing considerable damage. If the room's layout allows it, it's recommendable to just jump over them and continue further.

Castlevania: Aria of SorrowEdit

Even when the Skeleton Blaze doesn't appear in Aria of Sorrow, his soul does. It can be obtained by destroying a Soul-Keeper container located in a room of the Dance Hall, only accessible after defeating the Big Golem. This soul will grant Soma the ability to slide, allowing him to move through narrow spaces and discover new areas.

Castlevania: Curse of DarknessEdit

There are three types of "blaze" enemies in Curse of Darkness. Even when they are still considered to be skeletons, their bodies are portrayed to be very muscular and athletic. What makes them so important are the rare materials they can drop or be stolen from them. However, they are some of the most difficult enemies to steal from, usually needing to perfect guard a specific attack so they can open their "stealing window" for a split-second, and then quickly trying to rob them. What makes things harder is the fact that most of the times they will be knocked away from Hector after he has successfully blocked the attack, sending them out of reach for stealing. To steal from them it's better to take care of the whole group, leaving only one or two, keep blocking while trying to corner one against a wall, perfect guard his attack and quickly attempt to steal.

The Blaze Master and the Blaze Phantom have the added ability to cover the floor with exploding knives[1], effectively compromising the area where they are fought.

Stealing guideEdit

  • Skeleton Blaze - He opens his stealing window while sidestepping.
  • Blaze Master - Make sure he's against a wall and perfect guard his flip attack. Quickly steal from him as he is being knocked back.
  • Blaze Phantom - Same as with the Blade Master, make sure he's against a wall and perfect guard his flip attack. Quickly steal from him as he is being knocked back.

Enemy DataEdit

Enemy Data: Skeleton Blades
Image Name - Game
Statistics Items Location
Bladeskele-1- Skeleton Blaze  (Skeleton Blades) [alt] [ edit ]
Rondo of Blood
' HP: 2
Exp: 350
1. Village
Bsold-sotn-1- 25. Blade Soldier  (Blades Novice) [ edit ]
Symphony of the Night
Novice of twin-bladed combat. Level: 8
HP: 16
Exp: 20
Drop: $400, Namakura
Sotn-bmast-1- 69. Blade Master  (Skeleton Blades) [ edit ]
Symphony of the Night
Master of twin-bladed combat. Level: 17
HP: 65
Exp: 80
Drop: Shotel, Cross Shuriken
Hod skeletonblaze 20. Skeleton Blaze  (Skeleton Blades) [ edit ]
Harmony of Dissonance
' Level: 9
HP: 64
Exp: 22
Common Drop: $25
Rare Drop: Potion
Castle B: Castle Treasury, Castle Top Floor, Clock Tower
Hod blazemaster 77. Blaze Master  (Blades Master) [alt] [ edit ]
Harmony of Dissonance
' Level: 33
HP: 280
Exp: 314
Common Drop: Steel Helmet
Rare Drop: Bloody Glove
Castle A: Castle Treasury, Luminous Cavern
COD-006 6. Skeleton Blaze Lv.5  (Skeleton Blades Lv5) [ edit ]
Curse of Darkness
A quick-moving, ninja-like skeleton. Uses razor claws and swift footwork to confuse and then kill. Strong: Dark
Weak: Fire, Light
Level: 5
HP: 150
Exp: 7
Common Drop: Wild Memory
Steal: Potion
Abandoned Castle, Baljhet Mountains, Tower of Eternity
COD-029 29. Blaze Master Lv.14  (Blades Master Lv14) [ edit ]
Curse of Darkness
A superior skeleton. Along with super fast movement, it can throw exploding knives. Strong: Dark
Weak: Fire, Light
Level: 14
HP: 247
Exp: 38
Common Drop: Ancient Memory
Steal: Ceremonial Tool
Garibaldi Temple, Mortvia Aqueduct, Tower of Eternity
COD-104 104. Blaze Phantom Lv.39  (Blades Phantom Lv39) [ edit ]
Curse of Darkness
An elite skeleton blaze. Uses its impressive speed to avoid damage when attacked. Strong: Dark
Weak: Fire, Light
Level: 39
HP: 682
Exp: 317
Rare Drop: Punch Rings
Steal: Dark Matter
Infinite Corridor
COD-126 126. Blaze Phantom Lv.44  (Blades Phantom Lv44) [ edit ]
Curse of Darkness
An elite skeleton blaze. Uses its impressive speed to avoid damage when attacked. Strong: Dark
Weak: Fire, Ice
Level: 44
HP: 795
Exp: 609
Rare Drop: Punch Rings
Steal: Dark Matter
Tower of Evermore
Skeletonblaze 73. Skeleton Blaze  (Skeleton Blades) [ edit ]
Portrait of Ruin
An elite skeleton warrior armed with two swords. Strong: Dark
Weak: Strike, Whip, Fire, Holy
HP: 180
Exp: 193
Skill Pt: 4
Drop: Katar, Slick Boots
13th Street, Nest of Evil
Skeletonhero 40. Skeleton Hero  (Skeleton Novice) [ edit ]
Order of Ecclesia
A skeletal savior, foretold since ancient days. Strong: Ice, Darkness
Weak: Strike, Flame, Light
HP: 80
Exp: 50
Skill Pt: 1
Atk: 32
Ecclesia (Hard Mode), Tymeo Mountains, Skeleton Cave
Sotn-bmast-1- 88. Blade Master  (Skeleton Blades) [ edit ]
Order of Ecclesia
Excels at duels with its dual-wielding technique. Strong: Ice, Darkness
Weak: Strike, Flame, Light
HP: 200
Exp: 190
Skill Pt: 3
Atk: 58
Barracks, Forsaken Cloister, Final Approach, Skeleton Cave (Hard Mode)
Blade Master 
Encore of the Night
' HP: 380
Exp: ~645
Drop: Hamburger; Meal Ticket
Steal: ~5 silver, 50 copper
Long Library

Soul DataEdit

Item Data: Skeleton Blades
Image Name - Game
Type / Users Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
Silver Souls Skeleton Blaze - Sliding - Aria of Sorrow [ edit ]
Slide by pressing DOWN + A. Ability Soul
Find: Dance Hall



  • The weapons used by the Skeleton Blaze and Blaze Master in Curse of Darkness are similar to another weapon Hector can use, the Pata, an Indian sword with a gauntlet integrated as a hand-guard.


  1. From the Blaze Master's in-game description, although they appear to be more like little spherical bombs with protruding spikes which allow them to attach to surfaces.