Valmanway is a sword that means "Blessed Wind". The wind can create the illusion of many swords being swung at once.
Valmanway in Castlevania Edit
Valmanway has been the most effective sword in Symphony of the Night (where it is known as the Crissaegrim), Aria of Sorrow, and Dawn of Sorrow. In all appearances, the wielder is able to slash several times with a single attack and walk while attacking. It is not the strongest sword, but it can land several hits and can be continuously swung. While its power comes from the wind, wind is not an elemental attribute that creatures can be strong or weak against in the games it appears in, so it just deals normal damage. The animation sequence is quite different for each of the games it appears in.
Appearance in Symphony of the Night Edit
In English version of Symphony of the Night, the Valmanway is called a Crissaegrim, which is the name of a mountain range in Tolkien Lore. It is essentially an upgrade of the Vorpal Blade (Sonic Blade in Japanese). Like the Vorpal Blade, it can be swung frequently while walking. The difference is that it slashes four times per attack as opposed to one. This is considered the most powerful weapon in the game, as the player can just mow down everything in front of Alucard. The swing covers all ground in front of Alucard from higher than his head to as low as his feet. It can only be found by going into the Forbidden Library and managing to get a Schmoo to drop one. The Crissaegrim is a one handed sword. This means that if you dedicate enough time to slaugtering Schmoos you can obtain two of them and wield one in each hand. This effectively turns you into a walking Cuisinart. By repeatedly pressing both attack buttons while walking you become practically invincible. Also, using this method, the final form of Dracula can be defeated in about 30 seconds (depending on your level).
Appearance in Aria of Sorrow EditThe Valmanway in Aria of Sorrow has deceptively low attacking power. It makes up for this in a big way by hitting several times with one attack and being able to attack while walking, just like it did in Symphony of the Night. The sword is rather short and its flurry covers everything in front of Soma's kneecaps to a bit higher than his head.
This weapon is only available as the top prize for completing Boss Rush in good time (under 4 minutes). You will most likely need the Chaos Ring before being able to earn this weapon, which means you will probably already have all the Souls by the time you have this weapon. The Positron Rifle and Excalibur are the runner up prizes if you are a minute or two too slow respectively. There won't be much game left by the time you have this weapon, but at least you can always carry it over with a new game on Hard Mode. Be sure to try to get this when you're still on your original game though, since starting a new game will reduce your level and make Boss Rush more difficult than it needs to be. It is not possible to sell your Valmanway to Hammer though, so you cannot try to earn big money when playing Boss Rush mode. If you get under four minutes and already have a Valmanway, you will earn the next hardest item to obtain (or a Potion if you have all weapon prizes).
Appearance in Dawn of Sorrow EditThe Valmanway is the most evolved and powerful of the Sword class weapons. Like its other incarnations, it can be swung effortlessly while moving forward. When swung, a short sword appears in front of Soma. From this sword comes a long green energy wave that extends the swords' reach considerably. Numerous cutting patterns appear above and below this line. Unlike every other weapon in the game, it has no special magic consuming attacks, but it doesn't need one. It is almost as fast as the player can press the buttons.
It can only be created by sacrificing an Abaddon Soul, the lord of the locusts which is the second-to-last boss in the game. The evolutionary chain of this weapon is Short Sword -> Cutlass -> Long Sword -> Fragarach -> Hrunting or Mystletain -> Joyeuse -> Milican's Sword or Ice Brand or Laevatain -> Burtgang -> Kaladbolg -> Valmanway. To create this sword from scratch, you will need to use the following Souls - Armor Knight, Corpseweed, Great Armor, Mollusca or Treant, Killer Clown, one of the following three: Catoblepas or Frozen Shade or Ukoback, then Iron Golem, Arc Demon, and an Abaddon.
Appearance in Order of Shadows Edit
This item is once again called the Crissaegrim in the Cell Phone game Order of Shadows. The sword is swung in an arc above Desmond's head and releases a large wave that matches the size of that arc which travels forwards towards the end of the screen. The weapon is dropped from the first Minotaur that is defeated, usually the one at the base of the area near the entrance to Inner Sanctum.
Appearance in Harmony of Despair Edit
Similarly to Symphony of the Night, the Valmanway hits four times and can be used while walking, but is called Valmanway rather than Crissaegrim. It drops from Dracula (the boss of Chapter 6), Astarte (the boss of Chapter 7), and Legion (the boss of Chapter 8) in hard mode, and can be used by Soma and Alucard. An upgraded version named "Valmanway +1" drops from "R. The Count" from Chapter 10; this upgraded version functions the same as the regular, only offering a boosted attack stat. This also means that only Soma and Alucard can receive the weapon, as characters in Harmony of Despair can only obtain items that they can use.
|Item Data: Valmanway|
|Image||Name - Game |
|Type / Users||Attributes / Consume||Statistics / Sell||Found||Notes|
|Countless blades dice enemy|| Sword|
| Attrib: Cut|| ATK +36|| Drop: Schmoo|| Effect: Strike while moving, 4 hits per swing, zero recovery time|
|Creates a bladed vortex that slices enemies to pieces|| Weapon ("Sword")|
| Attrib: Sword|| ATK +2|
Sell: Cannot be sold
| Find: Boss Rush|| Effect: Performs multiple hits, can attack while walking.|
|A sword whose name means "Blessed Wind"|| Sword|
| Attrib: Slash|| ATK +36|
| Find: Yoko's Shop|
Create: Kaladbolg + Abaddon Soul
| Effect: quick slashes, can attack while walking|
|One of the rarest and most powerful weapons, the Crissaegrim can strike a target multiple times.||Desmond Belmont|| Attrib: Damage = 47; Speed = Fast; Range = Medium|
Consume: 15 MP
| Drop: First Minotaur encountered.|
|Countless blades dice the enemy|| Main Hand (Sword)|
| #hands: 1|| ATK +34|| Find: Entrance|| Effect: Decreases the inactive block spawn chance by 30%|
|Sword whose name means "Blessed Wind."|| Sword|
| #hands: 1|| ATK +10|
Sell: (cannot sell)
| Rarity: *****|
Find: Chapter 6, 7, 8 (Hard)
Drop: Dracula(Hard), Astarte (Hard), Legion (Hard)
|This item article may have been created with information obtained from other sources. Please see the Inventory pages for each of the games that this item has appeared in for a list of potential sources.|