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Wights are enemies in the Castlevania series. They are powerful undead beings, born from rotting Zombies.

OriginsEdit

Wight is a Middle English word, from Old English wiht, and used to describe a creature or living sentient being. It is akin to Old High German wiht, meaning a "creature" or "thing".

In its original usage, the word wight described a living human being. More recently, the word has been used within the fantasy genre of literature to describe undead or wraith-like creatures: corpses with a part of their decayed soul still in residence, often draining life from their victims.

AppearancesEdit

Castlevania: Portrait of RuinEdit

The Wight is a more powerful version of the common Zombie. In order to bring out a Wight, the player must kill many zombies in the same area. This is most easily done in the large, zombie-infested areas of the City of Haze, but it's important to note that not all zombie rooms will respawn them. After slaying a bunch of zombies, what looks like a zombie that leaves a blue wake will appear. This blue tinted zombie is a Wight. They are stronger and much faster than an average zombie but can still be killed relatively easy. When burned, like regular zombies, they turn into a Skeleton. Once killed, the room will no longer spawn zombies.

A similar enemy called the Ghoul King appears later in the game, and the method to make him spawn is the same, albeit by killing Ghouls instead of Zombies.

Castlevania: Curse of DarknessEdit

In Curse of Darkness, the Wight appears as a more powerful version of a Vassago. It attacks by swinging the two spiked maces hanging from each hand and it's one of the harder enemies to steal from, as Hector needs to Perfect Guard its spinning attack for it to open its stealing window. A successful attempt will yield $100.

Enemy DataEdit

Enemy Data: Wight
Image Name - Game
Description
Statistics Items Location
Sswight 121. Wight  [ edit ]
Symphony of the Night (Saturn-only)
The light manipulating the corpse is the true body. Weak: Holy
Level: 34
HP: 280
Exp: 210
Drop: Dark Shield, Skull Shield
Soul Prison
Cotm wight Wight (jpn) [ edit ]
Circle of the Moon (Strategy)
' Strong: Darkness
HP: 110
Exp: 4
Atk: 235
Def: 87
Common Drop: Silk Robe (1.5%)
Rare Drop: Mind High (0.15%)
Underground Warehouse, Underground Gallery
COD-084 84. Wight Lv.35  [ edit ]
Curse of Darkness (Strategy)
A perversion of a Vassago. Attacks by swinging the two spiked maces hanging from each hand. Strong: Dark
Weak: Light
Level: 35
HP: 228
Exp: 139
Steal: $100
Eneomaos Machine Tower, Aiolon Ruins
COD-092 92. Wight Lv.36  [ edit ]
Curse of Darkness (Strategy)
A perversion of a Vassago. Attacks by swinging the two spiked maces hanging from each hand. Strong: Dark
Weak: Light
Level: 36
HP: 234
Exp: 148
Steal: $100
Infinite Corridor
Wight 18. Wight  [ edit ]
Portrait of Ruin
A powerful undead being, born from a rotting zombie. Strong: Dark
Weak: Slash, Fire, Holy
HP: 44
Exp: 30
Skill Pt: 4
Drop: Poncho, Penters Natural
City of Haze

TriviaEdit

  • The word wight is an Old English term that originally meant "man". In J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings books, undead creatures called "Barrow-wights" appear during Frodo and company's journey through the Barrow-Downs on their way to Bree (Barrows were a type of burial mound built over graves; hence, the Barrow-wights were "Grave-men"). Since then, other fantasy writers, RPGs, and video games have imitated Tolkien's version to varying extents.

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