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Witch
Actrise-chara
Actrise's artwork from Legacy of Darkness
Alternate name
Pixie, Salome, Sausine
Abilities
Control over the elements
Esoteric knowledge
Mastery over magic
Shapeshifting
Type
Origins
Common folklore


Appearances
Most games (see list below)

There are two general types of Witches in the Castlevania series. The first kind tends to be clothed in robes with or without hoods, and armed with a magic staff of some kind. Some of these witches may be related to the gypsies or the Belnades Clan. Their power comes from the forces of nature and their most common attack are electrical orbs, though they may also master other elements, such as fire and ice. They can often hover through the air or teleport. Some of these witches are also spirits, zombies, vampires or doppelgangers of playable witches. Regular enemies of this type include the Salem Witch (a ghost witch, also referred to as Aliorumnas or Siren) and a witch that appears in Castlevania: The Arcade. Boss versions of these witches include Drolta Tzuentes, the Belnades cousin turned vampire Camilla Fernandez, Actrise, the zombie impostor Fake Sypha, and Sypha's and Charlotte's Doppelganger. Playable versions include Sypha Belnades and her relatives, Carrie Fernandez, Yoko Belnades and Charlotte Aulin. The non-playable character Julia Laforeze is also a witch who escaped the witch hunts.

The second kind of witches are of the stereotypical "Halloween" variety. They tend to dress in black, wear the "traditional" wide-brimmed pointy witches' hats, ride broomsticks (usually with lanterns in front), and turn into black cats when they are defeated. Unlike the stereotype, they were not green, hook nosed old hags, but rather cute young ladies. They usually wore dresses that showed off their legs rather than the robes of their counterparts. The first witch of this type was in the NES version of Kid Dracula (Boku Dracula-kun) and given the nickname of "Marchan". She was a cheerful witch riding along on her broomstick, giving an occasional wink, but would still kill Kid Dracula if she rammed into him. After joining Kid Dracula's side, she later helped him in the Game Boy version, Kid Dracula, with her crystal ball. This witch reappeared in a slightly more serious form in Symphony of the Night, where she was called Salome in North America and Sausine in Japan, though her descriptions indicate that her nickname is "Marchan". Witches of this variety were later usually just referred to as "Witch". A sub-type of this witch were Student Witches, which were a younger variety, just learning to fly. These could crash on the ground and might attack with their broomsticks when not flying.

Galamoth's reaper is called Witchi Wench in the European Kid Dracula manual, due to his wide-brimmed hat and long eyelashes.

The Lords of Shadow series features specific witches such as Baba Yaga and the Crow Witch Malphas.

AppearancesEdit

Castlevania: Symphony of the NightEdit

Young witch that appears in the Catacombs of the Reverse Castle. She only uses magic attacks. She will fly around releasing white orbs that do damage. She can also create a shield to protect herself. Being that she has no weaknesses and is always in the air, some players become frustrated when getting barraged by the orbs, not noticing their health taking a hit and dying as a result. In the event you manage to kill her human form, she will transform into a cat and attempt to scurry away. You can kill the cat, however no further items will drop and you won't receive any extra experience points. Being touched by the cat while wearing the Cat-Eye Circlet will heal Alucard significantly.

Castlevania: Circle of the MoonEdit

Witches in Circle of the Moon, unlike those found in most Castlevania games, appear as traditional green-skinned old women and ride broomsticks. They spread energy balls below them.

Castlevania: Aria of SorrowEdit

The Student Witch is a common enemy in this game. She has two kinds of attacks. The first is hitting with her broom, and the second is summoning a cat. Damage by her cat is half as strong as the damage by physical contact or broom. Acquiring the soul of the student witch will allow Soma to summon and throw cats (up to five on screen, with the probability of ⅛ being spawned as a kitten). When killed, she will transform into a harmless cat.

The normal Witch can cast a barrier which neutralizes all frontal attacks; attacking her from behind is the only way to damage her. She has two kinds of attack, summoning a fireball, and charging forward. The fireball uses 125% of her strength. When killed, she transforms into a cat with a hat, which damages you on contact. It is half as strong as her.

Castlevania: Dawn of SorrowEdit

The Student Witch is fairly similar in appearance to the last game. Her soul allows you to summon a cat which runs across the ground, damaging anything in its path. She is also weak to Persephone's vacuum, which sucks up her skirt.

Castlevania: The ArcadeEdit

The Witch follows you around teasingly, disappearing and reappearing and sending blasts of magic at you with her staff, while you are attempting to make it through the Rampart section of Arcade Stage 4 of Castlevania: The Arcade.

GalleryEdit

ArtworkEdit

ScreenshotsEdit

Known WitchesEdit

Enemy DataEdit

Enemy Data: Witches
Image Name - Game
Description
Statistics Items Location
Normal Type
Cv3-dopsyph 47. Doppelganger [Sypha]  [ edit ]
Dracula's Curse
' 9. Villa
Salemwitch-1- 82. Salem Witch  (Aliorumnas) [ edit ]
Symphony of the Night (Strategy)
Ghost witches from Salem. Level: 20
HP: 180
Exp: 80
Drop: Gold Circlet, Shortcake
Abandoned Pit to the Catacomb, Necromancy Laboratory
Hod siren 39. Siren  [ edit ]
Harmony of Dissonance
' Level: 16
HP: 80
Exp: 71
Rare Drop: Mana Prism
Castle B: Luminous Cavern
Sylph 90. Sylph  [ edit ]
Harmony of Dissonance
' Level: 36
HP: 320
Exp: 375
Common Drop: Big Mana Prism
Rare Drop: Silver Tiara
Castle A: Luminous Cavern
Charlotte 135. Doppelganger [Charlotte]  [ edit ]
Portrait of Ruin
A demon who assumes the form of its intended victims before killing them. Weak: Piercing
HP: 2000
Exp: 2000
Skill Pt: 99
Guard: Greatest Five
Nest of Evil
Aliorumnas 22. Aliorumnas  [ edit ]
Harmony of Despair (Strategy)
Witches banished by the Gothic king Filimer. Strong: Fire, Ice, Lightning, Holy, Darkness
Weak: Slash, Pierce, Petrify, Curse, Poison
Drop: Kiwi (5.30%)
Steal: Ignis, Grando, Fulgur
Soul: Yellow (2.30%)
Chapter 2, 4, 5, 6
Adult Broomstick Type
BDK Witch 9. Witch (jpn) [ edit ]
Boku Dracula-kun
' 2. Thundercloud
KD Witch Sprite 14. Witch (jpn) [ edit ]
Kid Dracula
' 3. Thundercloud
Witch-1- 139. Salome  (Sausine) [ edit ]
Symphony of the Night (Strategy)
Young female witch. Level: 45
HP: 210
Exp: 450
Drop: Wizard Hat, Manna Prism
Floating Catacombs
SLCD Salem Witch Salem Witch  [alt]
Symphony of the Night LCD
' 3. Catacombs, 4. Castle Keep
Cotm witch Witch (jpn) [ edit ]
Circle of the Moon (Strategy)
' Strong: Darkness
HP: 144/210 (*)
Exp: 600/1,000
Atk: 330/480
Def: 290/340
Common Drop: Mind Restore (1.25%)
Rare Drop: Magic Robe (0.2%)
Audience Room, Eternal Corridor (after defeating Death), Underground Waterway, Battle Arena(*)
Witch 38. Witch  [ edit ]
Harmony of Dissonance
' Strong: Ice
Weak: Fire
Level: 16
HP: 80
Exp: 71
Common Drop: Anti-Venom
Rare Drop: Loose Clothing
Castle B: Luminous Cavern
Pixie 89. Pixie  [ edit ]
Harmony of Dissonance
' Strong: Fire
Weak: Ice
Level: 36
HP: 320
Exp: 375
Common Drop: Big Mana Prism
Rare Drop: Diamond
Castle A: Luminous Cavern
Aos witch 43. Witch  [ edit ]
Aria of Sorrow
She is so thrilled to have become a witch. Strong: Flame
Weak: Sword, Poison, Stone
HP: 180
MP: 4,000
Exp: 75
Atk: 25
Def: 20
Common Drop: Melon
Rare Drop: Gabolg
Soul: Magic Shield
Inner Quarters
DOS-Witch 42. Witch  [ edit ]
Dawn of Sorrow (Strategy)
A spell caster with the ability to cast a wide array of clever spells. Strong: Dark
Weak: Piercing, Slashing, Holy, Poison
HP: 78
MP: 100
Exp: 86
Atk: 34
Timestop: Affected
Common Drop: Mage Robe (8%)
Rare Drop: Cream Soda (4%)
Soul: Homing Shots (24%)
The Dark Chapel, Demon Guest House
DOS-Witch 87. Witch  [ edit ]
Portrait of Ruin (Strategy)
A spellcaster who rides an enchanted broomstick. Strong: Fire, Ice, Electric
Weak: Whip, Slash, Holy, Poison
HP: 106
Exp: 124
Skill Pt: 6
Drop: Traveler's Hat, Astral Brooch
Forest of Doom, Dark Academy
OOS-Witch Witch 
Order of Shadows
'
Salome 
Encore of the Night
''Abil: ???
HP: 140
Exp: ~230
Drop: Ice Cream, Hamburger; Seven of Crosses
Steal: ~80 copper
Long Library
DOS-Witch 27. Witch  [ edit ]
Harmony of Despair (Strategy)
A spellcaster who rides an enchanted broomstick. Strong: Fire, Ice, Lightning
Weak: Slash, Pierce, Petrify, Curse, Poison
Drop: Cream Puff (5.30%)
Witch's Hat (2.30%)
Bind: Heal, Energy Flow
Soul: Red (2.80%)
Chapter 4, Chapter 8
Student Witches
Studentwitch 23. Student Witch  (Witch Apprentice) [ edit ]
Aria of Sorrow
A witch-in-training. Can sometimes land her broomstick without crashing Strong: Nothing
Weak: Sword, Poison, Stone
HP: 80
MP: 999
Exp: 28
Atk: 15
Def: 10
Common Drop: Mind Up
Rare Drop: Cream Soda
Soul: Cat's Run
Study, Inner Quarters
Studenwitch 12. Student Witch (Witch Apprentice) [ edit ]
Dawn of Sorrow
A witch-in-training who is still learning how to cast spells properly. Weak: Piercing, Slashing, Poison, Curse, Stone
HP: 41
MP: 300
Exp: 18
Atk: 15
Timestop: Affected
Common Drop: Cream Puff (8%)
Soul: Cat's Run (20%)
The Lost Village, Wizardry Lab, Demon Guest House
Studenwitch 7. Student Witch (Witch Apprentice) [ edit ]
Portrait of Ruin
An immature witch who's still learning her spells. Weak: Whip, Slash, Poison, Curse, Stone
HP: 42
Exp: 10
Skill Pt: 1
Drop: Cotton Apron, Witch's Hat
City of Haze, Forest of Doom, Dark Academy
Others
MoF-Witches-Bestiary Witches  [alt] [ edit ]
Mirror of Fate
Cursed from birth and indoctrinated by their sisters in the art of dark magic, the witches have spent centuries hiding from the world in the depths of the earth. Subjugated by the power of the new Dark Lord, they use their knowledge of the dark arts in the Shadow Plane to attempt to defeat him and claim their dominion of the castle. (never fought); Abandoned Mine

Item DataEdit

Item Data: Witches
Image Name - Game
Description
Type / Users Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
Wizard Hat Icon Wizard Hat (Wide-Brimmed Traveler's Hat) - Symphony of the Night [ edit ]
Wide-brimmed for protection Head (Hat)
Alucard 
DEF +5, INT +7, STR +1, CON +1
Drop: Salome
Manna Prism Icon Manna Prism (jpn) - Symphony of the Night [ edit ]
Restores all MP [use] Medicine (Mind Potion)
Alucard 
MP + 100%
Buy: $4,000 (later) Find: Throughout castle (all)
Drop: Ectoplasm, Salome, Specter (Saturn-only), Will O' Wisp (Saturn-only)
Anti-Venom Icon Anti-Venom - Harmony of Dissonance [ edit ]
Counteracts the effects of poison. Medicine
Juste Belmont 
Loose Clothing Icon Loose Clothing (Clothes of Mikawashi) - Harmony of Dissonance [ edit ]
Designed to allow for the easy dodging of attacks. Body
Juste Belmont 
DEF +20, INT +7
Big Mana Prism Icon Big Mana Prism - Harmony of Dissonance [ edit ]
Restores a large amount of MP. Medicine
Juste Belmont 
MP +100
Diamond HoD Icon Diamond - Harmony of Dissonance [ edit ]
An extremely valuable jewel. Jewel
Juste Belmont 
Drop: Pixie
Melon AoS Icon Melon - Aria of Sorrow [ edit ]
A melon of the finest quality. Food
Soma 
HP +600
Sell: $750 
Find: Study (hidden)
Rare Drop: Alura Une
Common Drop: Witch
Gabolg AoS Icon Gabolg - Aria of Sorrow [ edit ]
Spear forged by witches. Weapon
Soma 
Attrib: Sword
ATK +58
Sell: $3,400 
Rare Drop: Witch
Blue Soul Witch - Magic Shield - Aria of Sorrow [ edit ]
Repels bullets with shield. Guardian Soul
Soma 
Attrib: Holy
Consume: 3 MP/sec 
30 AP
Drop: Witch
Traveler's Hat PoR Icon Traveler's Hat - Portrait of Ruin [ edit ]
A wide-brimmed hat perfect for the well-traveled man. Head Gear (Hat)
Jonathan 
DEF +6, INT +3, MND +3
Sell: $1,875 
Buy: $7,500 Find: Entrance (Vincent's shop)
Drop: Witch
Astral Brooch PoR Icon Astral Brooch - Portrait of Ruin [ edit ]
Taking damage will restore MP. Accessory (Brooch)
Charlotte 
Sell: $7,500  Drop: Witch
Effect: Damage restores MP.
Cream Puff Icon Cream Puff - Harmony of Despair [ edit ]
Soft, fluffy, and sweet. Item (Food - Sweet)
any 
HP +15, MP +15, LCK +1
Sell: $45 
Rarity: *
Find: Chapter 2, 4, 6
Drop: Witch (5.30%)
Witch's Hat Icon Witch's Hat - Harmony of Despair [ edit ]
Traditional pointed hat of the dark sisterhood. Head (Hat)
Shanoa, Charlotte, Yoko, Maria 
MP +5, DEF +3, CON +2, INT +2
Sell: $1,050 
Rarity: ***
Witch - Harmony of Despair [ edit ]
Manipulate magical energy and launch it at enemies. Bullet Soul
Soma 
Consume: 12 MP  ATK +12
Rarity: ***
Steal: Witch (2.8%)
Aliorumnas - Harmony of Despair [ edit ]
Increase MND Enchanted Soul
Soma 
MND +1
Rarity: **
Steal: Aliorumnas (2.3%)


TriviaEdit

  • Lisa, Dracula's second wife and mother of Alucard, created medicine for those who suffered from the epidemic. Due to the witch trials going during that time, Lisa was apprehended and executed. Upon learning about his wife's death, Dracula vowed revenge. In 1476 he began his war upon humanity.

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