Spiked Armor (also known as Needle Armor or Spiked Mail) is an armor with spikes on it that can be used offensively.
In Castlevania: Circle of the Moon, the Needle Armor provides a Strength bonus of +10, and is also one of the toughest armors found in the game, granting +400 Defense, which is more than the Mirror Armor (+300), but less than the Shining Armor (+500 with addition of +10 boosts for Strength, Intelligence and Luck).
In Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin, the Spiked Mail does not offer Jonathan a boost in any stats. In fact, it reduces his Constitution and Mind by 20 points. In return, if an enemy tries to do him harm through touch, it will also take damage. It is only obtained from Vincent's Shop for $33,000 once you have accumulated 20,000 Shop Points. A benefit, which may not be so obvious at first, is that Jonathan will now destroy any candles he comes in contact with and automatically receive its contents (either hearts or money), making gameplay, as a result, much more dynamic.
|Item Data: Spiked Armor|
|Image||Name - Game|
|Type / Users||Attributes / Consume||Statistics / Sell||Found||Notes|
|Plate armor covered in spikes|| Body (Body Armor)|
| DEF +400, STR +10|| Drop: Nightmare|
|Armor studded with sharp spikes. Wear with Caution.|| Chest (body armor)|
Jonathan, Julius, Richter
| DEF +15|
| Rarity: *****|
Drop: Gergoth (Hard)
- GameFAQs - Portrait of Ruin Inventory Guide.