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There is a variety of armor found throughout the castle, all of which boosts defense and some of which affects other stats — and not always positively. Be careful not to lose all of your strength or intelligence when raising your defense. Unlike most games, armor cannot be bought or found in treasure chests — it can only be found by defeating enemies.

As soon as you start a new game, fight Bats and Skeletons until you have the Leather Armor Castlevania CotM equipment-leather armor.gif and two Wrist Bands Castlevania CotM equipment-wrist band.gif.


Armor that is worn over the body. Robes generally raise intelligence over defense, while armor and mail raises defense without boosting intelligence. Only one piece can be equipped at a time so you have to choose what works best for you. Be sure to only choose a robe over armor if it will have an effect on your MP recovery rate. If you have an intelligence score of 730 and equip the Night Suit, you won't recovery MP any faster, so you're better off with strong armor. Early on you may want robes, and then switch to armor once your intelligence is high enough that you don't lose MP while your DSS combination of choice is active. When you are fighting Lilith and Dracula you'll want a strong robe, such as the Sage Robe Castlevania CotM equipment-sage robe.gif. You'll want to use a lot of summons and those two enemies deal so much damage that a boost in defense won't make a difference.

Name Strength Defense Intelligence Luck Dropped by
Castlevania CotM equipment-bronze armor.gif Bronze Armor N/A +050 N/A N/A Flame Armor, Skeleton Knight*, Skeleton Soldier*
Castlevania CotM equipment-chain mail.gif Chain Mail N/A +100 N/A N/A Fishhead, Flame Demon*, Forest Armor, Lizardman
Castlevania CotM equipment-cotton clothes.gif Cotton Clothes N/A +020 N/A N/A Coffin, Fleaman, Hopper, Mudman, Mummy, Skeleton Athlete, Zombie
Castlevania CotM equipment-cotton robe.gif Cotton Robe N/A +025 +100 N/A Fox Archer, Skeleton Spear*, Were-bear
Castlevania CotM equipment-dark armor.gif Dark Armor -010 +550 -010 -010 Lilim*
Castlevania CotM equipment-diamond armor.gif Diamond Armor N/A +210 N/A N/A Ice Demon*
Castlevania CotM equipment-gold armor.gif Gold Armor N/A +080 N/A N/A Earth Armor*, Thunder Armor, Were-jaguar
Castlevania CotM equipment-leather armor.gif Leather Armor N/A +030 N/A N/A Axe Armor, Brain Float, Electric Skeleton, Skeleton, Skeleton Knight, Skeleton Soldier, Skeleton Spear
Castlevania CotM equipment-magic robe.gif Magic Robe N/A +200 +300 N/A Alraune, Witch*
Castlevania CotM equipment-mirror armor.gif Mirror Armor N/A +300 N/A N/A Devil*
Castlevania CotM equipment-needle armor.gif Needle Armor +010 +400 N/A N/A Nightmare*
Castlevania CotM equipment-night suit.gif Night Suit +020 +060 +010 N/A Golem, Hyena*, Killer Bee*
Castlevania CotM equipment-ninja garb.gif Ninja Garb +030 +080 N/A N/A Franken, Were-jaguar*
Castlevania CotM equipment-platinum armor.gif Platinum Armor N/A +150 N/A N/A Dark Armor, Dullahan, Holy Armor*
Castlevania CotM equipment-prison garb.gif Prison Garb +005 +020 N/A N/A Clinking Man, Evil Hand, Gargoyle, Ghoul, Zombie Thief
Castlevania CotM equipment-rainbow robe.gif Rainbow Robe N/A +140 +250 +015 Forest Armor*, Ice Demon, Poison Armor*
Castlevania CotM equipment-sage robe.gif Sage Robe N/A +250 +500 N/A Lilith*
Castlevania CotM equipment-shinning armor.gif Shinning Armor +010 +500 +010 +010 None
Castlevania CotM equipment-silk robe.gif Silk Robe N/A +040 +140 N/A Fox Archer*, Wight
Castlevania CotM equipment-soldier fatigues.gif Soldier Fatigues +050 +120 N/A +010 Catoblepas*, Franken*
Castlevania CotM equipment-steel armor.gif Steel Armor N/A +120 N/A N/A Evil Pillar, Golem*, Ice Armor, Thunder Armor*
Castlevania CotM equipment-stylish suit.gif Stylish Suit +010 +040 N/A N/A Harpy, Heat Shade, Skeleton Boomerang*
  • Asterisks (*) denote rare drops.

The Shinning Armor Castlevania CotM equipment-shinning armor.gif (which should be called the "Shining Armor", but was mistranslated) is found at the end of the Battle Arena and is the only equipment not dropped by an enemy.


Amulets and gauntlets worn on the arm. While many raise defense, the main purpose of arm equipment is to raise your other stats. Luck boosting equipment is highly useful when going after items, equipment, and Cards, however they should be exchanged for something else when you have what you need.


  • The Bear Ring Castlevania CotM equipment-bear ring.gif turns you into a bear instead of a skeleton when using the Pluto/Black Dog DSS combination.
  • You must have two Double Grips Castlevania CotM equipment-double grips.gif equipped at once to get the stat boosts.
  • Star Bracelets Castlevania CotM equipment-star bracelet.gif boost stats depending upon which arm they are worn — on the right they boost strength and intelligence, while on the left they boost defense and luck.
  • The Toy Ring Castlevania CotM equipment-toy ring.gif is just that — a toy. It does nothing.
Name Strength Defense Intelligence Luck Dropped by
Castlevania CotM equipment-arm guard.gif Arm Guard N/A +010 N/A N/A Beast Demon, Bloody Sword, Fleaman*
Castlevania CotM equipment-bear ring.gif Bear Ring -100 -100 -100 -100 Skeleton Medalist*
Castlevania CotM equipment-cursed ring.gif Cursed Ring +030 +030 N/A -100 Arch Demon, Beast Demon*, Poltergeist
Castlevania CotM equipment-defense armband.gif Defense Armband -025 +100 -025 -025 Were-horse*
Castlevania CotM equipment-double grips.gif Double Grips +075 +075 +075 +075 Dark Armor*
Castlevania CotM equipment-gambler armband.gif Gambler Armband -025 -025 -025 +100 Mimic Candle*
Castlevania CotM equipment-gauntlet.gif Gauntlet +015 N/A N/A N/A Earth Armor, Hopper*, Merman, Were-wolf
Castlevania CotM equipment-hard ring.gif Hard Ring -010 +050 N/A -010 Death Mantis, Medusa Head*, Stone Armor
Castlevania CotM equipment-intelligence ring.gif Intelligence Ring -010 N/A +050 -010 Evil Hand*, Succubus
Castlevania CotM equipment-luck ring.gif Luck Ring N/A -010 -010 +050 Zombie Thief*
Castlevania CotM equipment-magic gauntlet.gif Magic Gauntlet N/A N/A +010 N/A Earth Demon, Frozen Shade, Poison Worm*, Thunder Demon
Castlevania CotM equipment-miracle armband.gif Miracle Armband N/A N/A N/A +010 Clinking Man*, Skeleton Boomerang
Castlevania CotM equipment-sage armband.gif Sage Armband -025 -025 +100 -025 Wind Demon*
Castlevania CotM equipment-star bracelet.gif L Star Bracelet N/A +025 N/A +025 Frozen Shade*, Harpy*
Castlevania CotM equipment-star bracelet.gif R Star Bracelet +025 N/A +025 N/A Frozen Shade*, Harpy*
Castlevania CotM equipment-strength armband.gif Strength Armband +100 -025 -025 -025 Demon Lord*
Castlevania CotM equipment-strength ring.gif Strength Ring +050 -010 -010 N/A Grizzly, Were-bear*
Castlevania CotM equipment-toy ring.gif Toy Ring N/A N/A N/A N/A Evil Pillar*, Skeleton Medalist
Castlevania CotM equipment-wrist band.gif Wrist Band +005 N/A N/A N/A Bat, Devil Tower, Ectoplasm, Gremlin, Medusa Head, Spirit, Were-panther, Will O'Wisp
  • Asterisks (*) denote rare drops.