Castlevania:Aria of Sorrow Bosses And How To Beat Them By:1122andyozz33 NOTE:This Walkthrough was made while I was playing Boss Rush Mode. Content: ----------------- 1.Creaking Skull 2.Manticore 3.Great Armor 4.Golem 5.Headhunter 6.Death 7.Legion 8.Balore 9.Graham -------------------- Unlockable Bosses -------------------- 10.Belmont 11.Chaos -------------------- Boss Rush Mode Faq and Hints! -------------------- ////////////////////// 1,Creaking Skull Weakness:Light Tolerance:Dark Experience:110 Description:A giant corpse whose body has collapsed under its own weight. Soul:Supports a battle from behind First guy, not too hard. Alls he does is crawl towards you, swings his giant boner, and shoots fireballs. He is most vulnerable when his Bone is beside him and not over his head. when he has his bone hovering over his head, run out from under him and then continue attacking once he puts it away. If you happen to be under him during your ducking phase, ATTACK! He'll be dead in no time at all!! ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////// 2.Manticore Weakness:Sword, Dark, Stone Tolerance:None Experience:250 Description: A monster with the body of a lion, the wings of a bat and a scorpion's tail. Soul:Transform into a magical beast that rushes at enemies Okay, this guy is a little harder! His attacks are: Shooting Fireballs and stabbing you with his tail. When he shoots his fireballs, just jump over them or swat them with your sword. Attack when he isnt doing anything. Notice that his tail starts to move. This means RUN!!! If you get hit by the tail, you will become poisoned which decreases ATK and DEF! So, don't get hit. Just keeep whacking him. Thats really the initial strategy for all bosses. /////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// 3.Great Armor Weakness:Lightning Tolerance:None Experience:300 Description:A heavily-armed built out of the corpses of great warriors Soul:STR is increased by 120%(percent) his guy is a little tougher than the first two bosses. When he hovers his sword over his head, move out of range in order to dodge the attack. His next attack, he will put the sword by his side and try to stab you. You should notice that there is a gap between you and the floor. When he puts the sword to his side and you are close to him, just duck and keep attacking. If you dodge his moves and keep hitting him, he'll be gone in no time. /////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// 4.Big Golem Weakness:None Tolerance:None Experience:1000 Description: A man-like figure molded out of soil and animated by magic. Soul:Punches Enemies The legendary Golem. You know that you were gonna see this guy somewhere in here...if you are a true Castlevania fan. The Golem is a truly a hard boss if you are just starting out. He's pretty much cake for us Experts, isn't that right, Zenalasca? Anyways, He works kinda like the Great Armor. He only has like two basic attacks. He punches you and throws up rocks all over your new sweatshirt. Thats basically it. watch out for the darker leg in the background becuase even though its in the background, it will still hurt you if you get too close to it. You can still attack it though. Also, watch out for his arm becuase it sways back and forth across the freakin arena! When puts his arm up to his mouth, rin away becuase he is about to puke on you. When he kneels down and stretches his arm out, run becuase he's about to puch you. Just dodge his arm and attack when he's vulnerable and you'll kil him in no time! //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// 5.Headhunter Weakness:Sword Tolerance:Dark Experience:3000 Description:This demon collects the severed heads of its victims Soul:Collects souls to increase Strength(STR) This one is a TOTAL PAIN. One reason is becuase she's harder to beat and another reason is becuase...well... sh has 3 forms! 1.Princess The first from is super easy to beat. Alls she does is she tries to stab you. If you keep your distance, she will only attack when you hit her! 2.Old Dude Mage The Old Dude Mage casts 2 spells. He makes fire demon heads float around for a little and try to attack you. to dodge this, just stay away from the guy wheen he is casting the spell. same with the other spell. The secon spell, he casts little lightning bolts in the vicinity of himself. 3.Lizard Man/Woman/Hermaphridite This is the final form of the Headhunter. But, its the most annoying! Why? becuase IT clings to the freakin ceiling! While IT is chilling on the ceiling, IT decides IT needs an afternoon snack. So, IT decides to try and eat you. The tounge luanching range isn't very long though. Then, IT will come down and try to lick you on the ground! This means that you have to jump onto the pedastals in order to dodge IT's attack! The best time to strike is when IT is on the ceiling. But, after the first time on the ceiling, IT will spit poison powder at you and yes it WILL Poison you! So watch out! /////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// 6.Death Weakness:none Tolreance:Dark Experience:4444 Description:Dracula's confidant Soul:Attacks enemirs using sickles Congrats on makng it this far. Many people are stuck on this boss. This is the reason why I decided to join Supercheats. Not just to expand and share my gaming knowledge, but to help those in need of knowledge to get unstuck and continue their gaming progress. This is one of the hardest bosses! First off, start by attacking his scythe becuase you can't hit him yet, and along with attacking, you have to dodge the fying sickles. Also, when you see the beams of light, run the OPPOSITE way in order to dodge them. Once Death's scythe goes into flames, you should notice that Death himself becomes opaque, which means you can't see through him. NOW you can do damage by hitting him. Death will swing his scythe at you and also boomerang it across the room. In order to dodge this, wait for the right time and jump. Sometimes he will throw it even faster so be prepared for that. Death is most vulnerable when he is not trying to hit you and is just floating in mid-air. ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// 7.Legion Weakness:Light Tolerance:Dark Experience:12000 Description: He is many, he is one. Soul:Fires an array of lasers. now we're talking. An eaven harder enemy than Death! He doesn't do much but float and follow you. But, he does pack quite a punch when you kand on him. The key is to run away and attack from time to time. Run, turn around, attacl, run. Once all peices are off of him, attack the core but watch out for the tentacles becuase they hurt you and shoot stuff. to dodge the lasers they shoot, just make sure you aren't in any tentacle's way. ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// 8.Balore Weakness:None Tolerance:None Experience:16000 Description:Demon with a fear inducing gaze. Soul:Packs a deadly punch. Wait, maybe Death wasn't the hardest boss. THIS GUY IS! your instinct probably told you to start wacking the crap out of the guys hands. Well, thats not going to work. You have to hit his EYE! Go into the middle of the arena and start jumping and hitting his eye while dodging the hands. Eventually, his hands will dissapear and his other eye will open and start glowing. You will also notice that the floor beneath you is now a thing of flames. don't run. Stay in the middle and everytime the flame comes near you, jump and while in mid-air, hit the guy in the eye! ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// 9.Graham Weakness:None Tolerance:Poison, Dark, Stone Experience:0 Description:A missionary gone amiss. Beleives himself to be Dracula. Soul:No Soul This is it, the final showdown. Or is it? Well, start off like you would any final boss in a Castlevania game. Hit him in the head. When he says "kee-ah-meh-luyke" duck! When he goes "Heyah!", duck and then jump. When he says "Doh-Shada!", jump over the fireballs! After a while, he will transport to the middle of the room and will have sets of three meteors shrowd around him, hit him when the meteors are small but runn away as they get closer. This next part requires alot of sliding. Slide to the middle and hit him in the chest whenevr he is vulnerable and you don't have thath laser on you. Notice thatwhen his hands glisten, they are about tou move. This means that you should duck in order to dodge the attack. Before the laser attacks, slide in order to dodge it. Repeat this and you would have beaten the game! /////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// 10.Belmont Weakness:Nonen Tolerance:Light,Poison,Curse,Stone Experience:0 Description:The most powerful Vampire Hunter. Recently regained his memory. Soul:No Soul If you were lucky enough to have the Flame Demon,Succubus and Giant Bat Souls on, You will have unlocked the dark area in the Floating Garden where you couldn't enter before.his attacks are the basic Holy Weapon attacks. He uses Knife,Cross,Axe,Holy Water, and Grand Cross. The strategy here is to just keep attacking and keep your distance. Never get too close or he WILL attack! I don't really have much info on him so, just dodge and hit! Good Luck! ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// 11.Chaos Weakness:???? Tolerance:???? Experience:0 Description:???? Soul:No Soul First off, congrats. This is the REAL Last boss. The reason why I don't have any info on Chaos is becuase he's not in the Enemies Index after you kill him. The best weapon to use will deffinatly be the Valmanway(Obtained in Boss Rush Mode in under Four minutes) or, Claim Solas. First off Chaos will take away ALL of your souls. To get them back, you must take out the corresponding colored sphere. The blue sphere contains the Blue Souls. Get it? Now, watch out for the flying stuff becuase they hurt you. Attack all the spheres multiple times until you get your Souls back. Now, with all of them dead, you will move on to Chaos' Second form. If you played Lament of Innocence for PS2, you will notice that the Second form of Chaos is the First boss from L.O.I which is the Undead Paraside. Same rules apply there and here. Take out all the eyes then attack the Core. You can start by attacking tht Core but the eyes make the Core's Defense go down! In this part, the Valmanway comes in REALLY GOOD handy becuase you'll kill the eyes in like 5 seconds tops, depending on your level. Also, watch out for the floating balls. Just hit them and they will float back a bit. Tale out the Core and youv'e done it! ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// C~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ O~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ N~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ G~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ R~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ A~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ T~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ U~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ L~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ A~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ T~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ O~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ N~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ S~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ !~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////// Boss Rush Mode Faq And Hints! 1,How To Get Boss Rush Mode To get Boss Rush Mode, you have to defeat Chaos. To get Chaos, you must equip the Flame Demon, Giant Bat and Succubus Souls before fighting Graham. 2.Whats a good strategy? I made this strategy myself. You must play through the game on Hard Mode and get the Chaos Ring. Then, get the Red Minotuar Soul and Black Panther Soul. The Chaos Ring Keeps your MP at the Max at all times while equipped. The Black Panther Soul increases your Speed while holding "R". Red Minotuar does ALOT of damage. With this set, you will speed through ALL bosses in no time at all. Do this Three times to get Valmanway, Excalibur and the Pozitron Rifle! Questions or comments? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org Hope I Helped -1122andyozz33 Special Thanks to Zenalasca!