The Will O' Wisp is an enemy in the Castlevania series. They are oppressed souls which manifest themselves as floating balls of evil energy. They will attack anyone who comes near them by electrocuting or homing into them, and will also respawn constantly.


Will-o-the-wisp and snake by Hermann Hendrich 1823

The Will o' the Wisp and the Snake by Hermann Hendrich.

Also known as ignis fatuus or jack-o'-lantern, the will-o'-the-wisp is an atmospheric ghost light seen by travelers at night, especially over bogs, swamps or marshes. It resembles a flickering lamp and is said to recede if approached, drawing travelers away from the safety of paths.

The term "will-o'-the-wisp" comes from "wisp", a bundle of sticks or paper sometimes used as a torch, and the name "Will": thus, "Will-of-the-torch".

In European folklore, these lights are believed to be spirits of the dead, fairies, or a variety of other supernatural beings which attempt to lead travelers to their demise. A modern Americanized adaptation of this travelers' association frequently places swaying ghost lights along roadsides and railroad tracks. This swaying movement is alleged to be that of 19th- and early 20th-century railway workers supposedly killed on the job. Sometimes the lights are believed to be the spirits of unbaptized or stillborn children, flitting between Heaven and Hell.


Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (Saturn)Edit

A blue flame that respawns around the Cursed Prison the same way as Ghosts do in the Marble Gallery.

Castlevania: Circle of the MoonEdit

Blue flames with a small and dark core that materialize out of thin air in infinite numbers, usually from a spot high on the room, and slowly home toward Nathan. They are found in a few diverse areas of the castle, mainly in the Triumph Hallway. They don't pose any real, though, and in return they may drop Mind Restores often.

Enemy DataEdit

Enemy Data: Will O' Wisp
Image Name - Game
Statistics Items Location
Will O' Wisp 97. Will O' Wisp  [ edit ]
Symphony of the Night (Saturn-only)
A desecrated soul whose hatred never fades. Level: 23
HP: 4
Exp: 90
Drop: Potion, Manna Prism
Cursed Prison
COTM Willowisp Will O' Wisp (jpn) [ edit ]
Circle of the Moon (Strategy)
' Strong: Fire
HP: 11
Exp: 9
Atk: 110
Def: 16
Drop: Wrist Band (2.5%)
Common Drop: Mind Restore (0.5%)
Audience Room, Triumph Hallway, Outer Wall

Item DataEdit

Item Data: Will O' Wisp
Image Name - Game
Type / Users Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
Potion Icon Potion (jpn) - Symphony of the Night [edit]
Restores some HP [use] Medicine (Health Potion)
HP +50
Buy: $800 Find: Throughout castle (all)
Drop: Bat, Corpseweed, Will O' Wisp (Saturn-only)
First Obtained: (May start with)
Manna Prism Icon Manna Prism (jpn) - Symphony of the Night [edit]
Restores all MP [use] Medicine (Mind Potion)
MP + 100%
Buy: $4,000 (later) Find: Throughout castle (all)
Drop: Ectoplasm, Salome, Specter (Saturn-only), Will O' Wisp (Saturn-only)
Castlevania CotM equipment-wrist band Wrist Band (jpn) - Circle of the Moon [edit]
Cotton armband. Arm (Bracelet)
STR +5
Drop: Will O' Wisp, Ectoplasm, Gremlin, Spirit, Devil Tower, Bat, Medusa Head, Were-Panther
Castlevania CotM item-mind restore Mind Restore (Mind Up) - Circle of the Moon [edit]
Recover 30% MP. Recovery Item (Mind Potion)
MP +30%
Drop: Witch, Will O' Wisp, Ectoplasm, Gremlin, Spirit, Specter, Nightmare, Brain Float, Mudman