Order of Ecclesia Weaponry

Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia abandons Portrait of Ruin's team-combat system and features the traditional adventure-RPG formula. Though, like Dawn of Sorrow, it carves out its own personality by adopting a "system" that more than ever dominates the entire game's flow; it's in this case the "Glyph" system. Shanoa begins her adventure with basically nothing in the way of offensive capability; she will, however, use her inborn glyph-absorbing ability to capture certain essences and harness them as weapons. As per the formula, she'll otherwise collect dozens of armor types to increase her stats--attack, defense, strength, constitution, intelligence, mind and luck. Too, she'll collect a considerable amount of items (healing potions, magical symbols, raw materials, etc.) and use them in the expected ways. The "Glyph" system, will be covered on pages 1 and 2 of this section, with following the equippable armor, collectible items, relics, and villager quests.

 

The Glyph System

Much like Soma Cruz, who could absorb enemy souls and emulate the monsters' innate abilities as part of the "Tactical Souls" system, the hero Shanoa can absorb "Glyphs" (artistic symbols--magical energy representative of the power that dwells within all things) and exploit them in much the same manner. Unlike Soma's penchant for randomly absorbing souls, Shanoa must put to the test her channeling ability, leaving herself susceptible, in order to steal away said glyphs, which are seen only to her eyes when enemies are powering up attacks, reciting incantations, or conjuring up any type of evil force; other glyphs are found merely hovering in open space, ready for instant absorption but usually hidden or well-guarded. Glyphs come in three varieties: (1) Main Glyph: This, Shanoa's normal weapon, is used when the normal attack button ("Y") is pushed. (2) Sub Glyph: Shanoa's secondary weapon, used when the secondary attack button ("X") is pushed; it functions basically the same but by its very existence affords Shanoa a one-two combo ability. And (3) Back Glyphs: By in his inventory selecting these, Shanoa's attributes will increase in unexpected ways, be it a magnetic ability, a transformation, or the gift of flight.

Additionally, the combination of any two attack glyphs allows for Shanoa to execute a "Glyph Union," a super-powered attack unleashed by pressing "Up" plus either of the attack buttons; the use of any such Union drains a variable number of hearts, which fuel these attacks. Glyph Unions, of which there are many, change depending upon the glyphs currently equipped. I'll provide for the four separate categories basic information, images and descriptions.

 

The categories of Main and Sub Glyphs share all of the same weapons, which can be equipped strategically for attack combos.

Glyph Name
Magic Points Used
Statistics
Confodere
5MP
ATK +6
Absorbed From
Found In
-
-
Ecclesia, at game's start
Description
Image
A rapier glyph Shanoa swings at short range


Glyph Name
Magic Points Used
Statistics
Vol Confodere
10MP
ATK +11
Absorbed From
Found In
Dullahan
-
-
Description
Image
A powerful rapier glyph swung normally


Glyph Name
Magic Points Used
Statistics
Melio Confodere
15MP
ATK +15
Absorbed From
Found In
-
-
Dracula's Castle [Library]
Description
Image
A superior rapier glyph swung normally


Glyph Name
Magic Points Used
Statistics
Secare
8MP
ATK +8
Absorbed From
Found In
Bone Scimitar
-
-
Description
Image
A sword glyph Shanoa swings overhead at short range


Glyph Name
Magic Points Used
Statistics
Vol Secare
10MP
ATK +14
Absorbed From
Found In
-
-
Giant's Dwelling
Description
Image
A powerful sword glyph swung normally


Glyph Name
Magic Points Used
Statistics
Melio Secare
15MP
ATK +20
Absorbed From
Found In
Spectral Sword
-
-
Description
Image
A superior sword glyph swung normally


Glyph Name
Magic Points Used
Statistics
Hasta
5MP
ATK +9
Absorbed From
Found In
Spear Guard
-
-
Description
Image
A lance glyph stabbed forward


Glyph Name
Magic Points Used
Statistics
Vol Hasta
10MP
ATK +16
Absorbed From
Found In
-
-
Tristis Pass
Description
Image
A powerful lance glyph stabbed forward


Glyph Name
Magic Points Used
Statistics
Melio Hasta
15MP
ATK +23
Absorbed From
Found In
-
-
Dracula's Castle [Barracks]
Description
Image
A superior lance glyph stabbed forward


Glyph Name
Magic Points Used
Statistics
Macir
5MP
ATK +10
Absorbed From
Found In
-
-
Monastery
Description
Image
A hammer glyph swung overhead


Glyph Name
Magic Points Used
Statistics
Vol Macir
10MP
ATK +18
Absorbed From
Found In
-
-
Misty Forest Road
Description
Image
A powerful hammer glyph swung overhead


Glyph Name
Magic Points Used
Statistics
Melio Macir
15MP
ATK +25
Absorbed From
Found In
Hammer Shaker
-
-
Description
Image
A superior hammer glyph swing overhead


Glyph Name
Magic Points Used
Statistics
Arcus
15MP
ATK +6
Absorbed From
Found In
Bone Archer
-
-
Description
Image
A bow glyph that fires forward a single arrow


Glyph Name
Magic Points Used
Statistics
Vol Arcus
15MP
ATK +9
Absorbed From
Found In
-
-
Somnus Reef
Description
Image
A bow glyph that fires arrows diagonally


Glyph Name
Magic Points Used
Statistics
Melio Arcus
25MP
ATK +9
Absorbed From
Found In
-
-
Misty Forest Road
Description
Image
A bow glyph that turns to target enemies


Glyph Name
Magic Points Used
Statistics
Ascia
15MP
ATK +8
Absorbed From
Found In
Axe Knight
-
-
Description
Image
An axe glyph tossed high into the air


Glyph Name
Magic Points Used
Statistics
Vol Ascia
30MP
ATK +12
Absorbed From
Found In
-
-
Somnus Reef
Description
Image
A powerful axe glyph tossed high into the air


Glyph Name
Magic Points Used
Statistics
Melio Ascia
45MP
ATK +16
Absorbed From
Found In
Great Knight
-
-
Description
Image
A superior axe glyph tossed high into the air and far across the screen


Glyph Name
Magic Points Used
Statistics
Falcis
5MP
ATK +11
Absorbed From
Found In
-
-
Minera Prison Island
Description
Image
A sickle glyph swung overhead


Glyph Name
Magic Points Used
Statistics
Vol Falcis
10MP
ATK +19
Absorbed From
Found In
Miss Murder
-
-
Description
Image
A powerful sickle glyph swung overhead


Glyph Name
Magic Points Used
Statistics
Melio Falcis
15MP
ATK +28
Absorbed From
Found In
-
-
Dracula's Castle [Arms Depot]
Description
Image
A superior sickle glyph sung overhead


Glyph Name
Magic Points Used
Statistics
Culter
8MP
ATK +3
Absorbed From
Found In
-
-
Monastery
Description
Image
A knife glyph tossed forward


Glyph Name
Magic Points Used
Statistics
Vol Culter
16MP
ATK +3
Absorbed From
Found In
Red Smasher
-
-
Description
Image
A double knife glyph tossed forward, hitting for double the damage


Glyph Name
Magic Points Used
Statistics
Melio Culter
24MP
ATK +3
Absorbed From
Found In
-
-
Dracula's Castle [Arms Depot]
Description
Image
A triple knife glyph, hitting for triple the damage


Glyph Name
Magic Points Used
Statistics
Scutum
5MP
-
Absorbed From
Found In
-
-
Kalidus Channel
Description
Image
A shield glyph that hovers over Shanoa's head for protection against certain attacks


Glyph Name
Magic Points Used
Statistics
Vol Scutum
5MP
-
Absorbed From
Found In
Lizardman
-
-
Description
Image
A powerful shield glyph that remains in front of Shanoa and offers protection from certain attacks


Glyph Name
Magic Points Used
Statistics
Melio Scutum
5MP
-
Absorbed From
Found In
-
-
Dracula's Castle [Arms Depot]
Description
Image
A superior shield glyph that remains in front of Shanoa and offers better protection than Vol Scutum


Glyph Name
Magic Points Used
Statistics
Redire
10MP
ATK +4
Absorbed From
Found In
-
-
Training Hall
Description
Image
A glyph to magnetize blades for additional effect--a large basically boomerang-type weapons with a circling pattern


Glyph Name
Magic Points Used
Statistics
Cubus
20MP
ATK +5
Absorbed From
Found In
-
-
Monastery
Description
Image
A glyph that creates stones; Shanoa can drop up to four cubes, each with the propensity to kill or stone foes


Glyph Name
Magic Points Used
Statistics
Torpor
20MP
ATK +10
Absorbed From
Found In
-
-
Wygol Village
Description
Image
A glyph that incapacitates opponents; after hitting the ground, it quickly grows and engulfs them


Glyph Name
Magic Points Used
Statistics
Lapiste
20MP
ATK +17
Absorbed From
Found In
-
-
Dracula's Castle [U. Labyrinth]
Description
Image
Shanoa pulverizes enemies by striking them with a giant fist of stone


Glyph Name
Magic Points Used
Statistics
Pneuma
25MP
ATK +14
Absorbed From
Found In
-
-
Tymeo Mountains
Description
Image
A glyph that creates squalls to sweep enemies away; Shanoa sends out a fierce wind to trek along the ground at a short distance


Glyph Name
Magic Points Used
Statistics
Ignis
25MP
ATK +9
Absorbed From
Found In
Fire Demon
-
-
Description
Image
Shanoa calls forth burning flames, unleashing a three-directional fireball attack


Glyph Name
Magic Points Used
Statistics
Vol Ignis
40MP
ATK +7
Absorbed From
Found In
-
-
Dracula's Castle [U. Labyrinth]
Description
Image
Shanoa creates a pillar of fire that burns for three seconds


Glyph Name
Magic Points Used
Statistics
Grando
25MP
ATK +8
Absorbed From
Found In
Sea Demon
-
-
Description
Image
Shanoa calls forth freezing ice; she fires forward a large ice shard


Glyph Name
Magic Points Used
Statistics
Vol Grando
40MP
ATK +27
Absorbed From
Found In
-
-
Tristis Pass
Description
Image
Shanoa creates quick-growing pillars of ice whose extensions stab in all directions


Glyph Name
Magic Points Used
Statistics
Fulgur
25MP
ATK +5
Absorbed From
Found In
Thunder Demon
-
-
Description
Image
Shanoa summons a large ball of lightning and tosses it out at a short distance


Glyph Name
Magic Points Used
Statistics
Vol Fulgur
40MP
ATK +3
Absorbed From
Found In
-
-
Minera Prison Island
Description
Image
Shanoa calls forth shocking electricity, targeting the nearest enemy with a powerful lightning bolt


Glyph Name
Magic Points Used
Statistics
Luminatio
25MP
ATK +8
Absorbed From
Found In
-
-
Lighthouse
Description
Image
Shanoa calls forth two balls of spiraling light


Glyph Name
Magic Points Used
Statistics
Vol Luminatio
40MP
ATK +20
Absorbed From
Found In
White Fomor
-
-
Description
Image
Shanoa releases a ball of light that tracks down the nearest enemy


Glyph Name
Magic Points Used
Statistics
Umbra
25MP
ATK +13
Absorbed From
Found In
Black Fomor
-
-
Description
Image
Shanoa commands the malice of the dead, releasing a spirit that tracks down and repeatedly damages does


Glyph Name
Magic Points Used
Statistics
Vol Umbra
40MP
ATK +23
Absorbed From
Found In
-
-
Mystery Manor
Description
Image
Shanoa commands the powers of darkness, tossing forth a portal that upon hitting an enemy stops and repeatedly damages it (should it be weak to darkness)


Glyph Name
Magic Points Used
Statistics
Morbus
25MP
ATK +12
Absorbed From
Found In
-
-
Dracula's Castle [M. Tower]
Description
Image
Shanoa commands a forbidden curse, sending a red sphere arcing upward; upon hitting a foe, it'll damage it repeatedly and possible curse the victim


Glyph Name
Magic Points Used
Statistics
Nitesco
20MP
ATK +9
Absorbed From
Found In
Nova Skeleton
-
-
Description
Image
Shanoa concentrates magic energy into a destructive beam, firing it forward at a long distance (it following her movements)


Glyph Name
Magic Points Used
Statistics
Acerbatus
44MP
ATK +22
Absorbed From
Found In
Albus
-
-
Description
Image
Shanoa calls forth the power of spite, releasing a large cluster of energy with the propensity to curse enemies


Glyph Name
Magic Points Used
Statistics
Globus
50MP
ATK +8
Absorbed From
Found In
Barlowe
-
-
Description
Image
Shanoa's unleashes an energy sphere, two globules that rebound off walls; up to four sets can be released at once


Glyph Name
Magic Points Used
Statistics
Dextro Custos
MP16
ATK +18
Absorbed From
Found In
-
-
Dracula's Castle [Library]
Description
Image
Shanoa attacks with the right of Cerberus, the guardian of Hell


Glyph Name
Magic Points Used
Statistics
Sinestro Custos
16MP
ATK +18
Absorbed From
Found In
-
-
Dacula's Castle [M. Tower]
Description
Image
Shanoa attacks with the left of Cerberus, the guardian of Hell


Glyph Name
Magic Points Used
Statistics
Dominus Hatred
66MP
ATK +66
Absorbed From
Found In
-
-
Minera Prison Island
Description
Image
One piece of Dominus; it summons a pillar of light that causes six smaller projectiles to rain down. Use of the glyph drains Shanoa's health

                   


Glyph Name
Magic Points Used
Statistics
Dominus Anger
66MP
ATK +66
Absorbed From
Found In
-
-
Giant's Dwelling
Description
Image
One piece of Dominus; it unleashes a cluster of energy, an energy sphere that plows forward. Use of the glyph drains Shanoa's health

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