Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow Hints, Tips, Tricks, Secrets, & Glitches

Secret Monsters

There are three secret monsters (the Yeti, Mothman, and the Flying Humanoid.) To get the Yeti you must first get the Waiter Skeleton Soul then go back to the very beginning of the game. You will see him walking in the background. Toss the curry and he will come up where you can attack him and gain his soul. You will need the Rycuda soul leveled up to at least two to get Mothman. Go to The Pinnacle to the area where there are two final guards and a light in between them. Strike the generator next to the light with Rycuda and Mothman will appear. For the Flying Humanoid, you will need the Mandragora soul. Enter the room in between the Zephyr Boss room and a save room then use the soul.

Iron Golem Soul

In your sets, equip in A: unarmed, your favorite armor, and Soul Eater Ring. In the Souls, equip Imp[B], Black Panther[G], and for enchant, you can use anything. In set B: use any weapon, your favorite armor, and Chaos Ring. In Souls, equip Succubus[B], and any other guardian and enchant, though Treant[E] is recommended. Then, go to the place in Wizardry lab where you break the ceiling. Find the fountain in the lost village, then fall all the way down, and turn right to find the Iron Golem. Activate Imp[B], and punch the thing very fast and it should die. If you get low on HP or MP, use the Black Panther[G] soul to dash to the room on the right, then switch to set B. The Chaos Ring will replenish your MP and you can use the Succubus[B] soul to get HP from the ghosts. When the process is done, switch back to set A and continue fighting the golem.

Defeat Zephyr

To defeat Zephyr you need good timing. He will rush at you and wont stop until he hits you unless you jump over him so use the double jump. An easy way to attack Zephyr is the Gergoth soul. Use it while Zephyr slowly walks toward you. Another attack Zephyr has is to stop time. He will stop time and set knives above you. Move carefully when time starts again. He will also throw knives horizontally and diagonally from the ceiling so you will have to dodge a lot.

Beat Balore Easier

To beat Balore easier, get the Manticore soul and get the Battle Axe or the Bhuj. You attack once with the axe, and the tail will attack twice doing much more damage.

Defeating Dmitri

To defeat Dmitri in your first encounter with him, use the Axe Armor bullet-type soul only, because any other soul you use will be copied and used against you. Use the Axe Armor until you hit him once. He can now only use that attack. When he uses your Axe Armor, go in-between the attack and himself and hit him with any heavy weapon once. He will then dash backwards and attack you again. Repeat this trick until he dies. Do not get worried if he hits you with the Axe Armor, because it will not hurt much. The best way to defeat Dmitri is to use the Cave Troll Soul and let him copy it. The Tongue will go to the end of his arm.

Defeating The Iron Golem

Use the Imp soul. It switches HP damage to MP damage.

Defeating Abaddon

When fighting Abaddon, equip Death as your Guardian Soul. Death's scythes will attack Abaddon repeatedly for about 30 to 35 HP of damage per hit. Death's Soul also will destroy some of the locust swarms that Abaddon uses. Keep dodging Abaddon and the locust swarms, and use Mind Ups or Mana Prisms to keep your MP filled. Use potions or food when your HP gets low. When using a combination of physical attacks and Death's Guardian Soul, it will not take long to take down Abaddon.

Easier Boss Rush Mode

Activate the Devil Soul and use the Valmanway Sword. You will take down all the Bosses in less than five minutes.

Best Ending

Use the Paranoia Soul to fight Aguni. Collect the Magic Seal then return to the center of the castle. Have Mina's Talisman equipped when you enter the Boss door, then complete the game.

Bad Ending

Use the Paranoia Soul to enter the mirror during the second battle with Dario Bossi. Defeat Aguni, then return to the other side of the mirror and get the Magic Seal. Then, go to the center of the castle and enter the Boss door without Mina's Talisman.

Worst Ending

Defeat Dario Bossi during the second battle.

Chaos Ring

Get 100% of the Souls to get the Chaos Ring, in the abyss.

Rocket Launcher (RPG)

Finish Boss Rush mode in less than five minutes to get the Rocket Launcher "RPG".

Potion

Successfully complete Boss Rush mode.

Terror Bear

Finish Boss Rush mode in less than eight minutes to get the "Terror Bear" weapon.

Nunchakus

Finish Boss Rush mode in less than seven minutes to get the "Nunchakus" weapon.

Death Robe

Finish Boss Rush mode in less than six minutes to get the "Death Robe". It a powerful armor, but Dracula's Tunic is better.

Last Two Abilities

The last two abilities are actually enemy souls. These souls are the Procel and Mudman. Procel is found in Subterranean Hell. whereas Mudman is found in the Abyss. These souls allow you to walk through water and sand freely.

Easy Boss Rush Mode

Have Kaladbolg, Serenity Robe, Chaos Ring, Slogra, Gaibon, and Stolas Souls on Equip set A and Black Panther Soul on set B. This gives you very good Int and the ability to throw multiple high damaging spears. Gaibon Familiar throws a spear when you throw one. You can quickly go through Boss Rush mode, approaching the two minute mark.

Attack Faster

If you have a heavy weapon like a great sword, slow attacks can be a problem. To hit the enemy twice quickly, stand very close to them and attack. Then just as it connects, press L to dash backwards. As soon as it stops, you can attack again; and if you are still close enough it should hit. This is quicker than just attacking twice normally.

Julius HP Recovery

Find an Imp, then change to Yoko. Let the Imp posses her (make her attack). You should regain HP with each attack. Note: The Imp may choose to attack you; make sure you have enough HP to survive one or dodge it if the creature lunges.

Alucard In Julius Mode

To get Alucard as a playable character, enter the Demon Guest House from the lower right enteric. When you enter, Alucard will have a conversation with Julius and he will join your team. Alucard has his Alucard Sword and the High Jump Boots. He can also turn into a bat. He can use his Hellfire ability to attack from afar.

Rare Ring

Have the Game Boy Advance game Castlevania: Aria Of Sorrow in the cartridge slot and start a new game to have the Rare Ring in your inventory.

Mina Doll

Have the Game Boy Advance game Castlevania: Aria Of Sorrow in the cartridge slot. You will see a Mina doll in the background of Yoko's shop waving her arms.

Alucard In Boss Rush Mode

Successfully complete the game as Soma with a 100% completion and complete Julius mode. Then, press Up(2), Down(2), Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A at the Konami logo. Remain idle until the Konami logo appears again, then press Up, Down, then hold Up until the sound of a door opening is heard. Select Boss Rush mode to play as Alucard with his Alucard Set.

Defeating Puppet Master

Use a familiar against the Puppet Master and have him attack the dolls the Puppet Master summons. By doing this, you can proceed to attack the head while the familiar takes out the hands. Note: For this to work, you must have extremely quick reflexes and great hand-eye coordination.

Bell

To get the bell you need to get the Hippogryph Soul in the abyss. Go to the room in the dark chapel with the three bells and use the Hippogryph Soul under each bell. One of them will drop the bell that you can sell to Hammer.

Defeating Aguni

Aguni is arguably the hardest Boss in the game. He has four attacks; a downward spiral that explodes into large pillars of fire, three smaller fire pillars, a swoop attack, and repeated slashes with his claws. To dodge his attacks, keep as far away as possible, or extremely close to a wall. When he swoops past or comes to swipe at you, duck underneath and slide inward. His pillar attacks can be dodged by jumping, and often open up for easy hits with a heavy weapon (for example, Great Axe or Mjollnjr) . Some helpful Souls that can be used include: familiars, Corpseweed, Barbariccia and Erinys.

Easy Mothman

Use the following trick to get Mothman to appear easily. First go to Yoko then go to weapon synthesis. Synthesize the hammer to its last stage (Mjolln Jr.). Note: You will need to sacrifice a Boss soul in order to do this. Then, go to the Pinnacle and go to the room that has the two final guards. Use the weapon on the generator. This should make the Mothman appear.

Crown

In the Demon Guest House, there is a small room with a bed, a waiter skeleton, and a chair in it. When you walk in, the skeleton will throw curry at you and run into the wall, killing itself. Walk in front of the chair and press Up to sit in it. Wait for about fifteen seconds and a crown will appear on the floor in front of you. It cannot be equipped and you cannot use it. The description reads "5000 points".

Killer Clown Soul Faces

If you have it, activate the Killer Clown Soul and use it on an enemy. Notice that the card enlarges and tears in half once it makes contact with an enemy. Also, notice that while it is tearing that it actually has a character's face on it. The card/character combos are:
Jack: Yoko Belnades
Queen: Mina Hakuba
King: Hammer
Ace: Julius Belmont
Joker: Alucard Fahrenheit Tepes 

Gold Ring

To get the Gold Ring, go to the room in the Subterranean Hell containing the gold door with the slot machine. Have the last three digits of your gold to be 666 and the door will open, revealing the Gold Ring. This makes enemies drop more gold.

Double Archer

Set Amalaric Sniper soul as a Bullet soul, then set Skull Archer as a Guardian soul. Whenever you go to charge the Skull Archer with R, the Amalaric Sniper will automatically activate at the same time and fire alongside. This is a very powerful combo, especially in the early levels, as how most enemies are not strong and will die quickly. Also note that depending on how long you charge the Skull Archer's soul, it may consume a lot of mana.

Pass The Spiked Room

In order to pass the spiked room that is in Subterranean Hell, you can use one of these methods. The first is to equip these souls: Puppet Master, Bat Company and Skeleton Ape. Fly up until you get to a space on the floor with Bat Company. Then, use Puppet Master so you can transfer to the next space. Fly again with Bat Company to the other side. The second method is to equip on your R souls, Bone Ark. Then just use it from the start of the spiked room and wait for it to carry you the next end.

Easy Money

Go to the Lost Village. Kill some Axe Armors until you get an axe. Then, go to Yoko's house and upgrade the axe into the Battle Axe. Then, upgrade the Battle Axe into a Bhuj. Then, go to Hammer's shop and sell it for 10,000 gold. If this is your first time in this level, then you should save the money. After you have played a few more levels, you can buy good weapons such as the katana, handgun, etc.

Soul Synthesis Warning

If you want the best weapons in the game, be ready to give up some of your Boss souls. For example, if you want the Claimh Solais then you must give up the Gergoth soul.

Easy Soul Eater Ring And Money

Get the Mimic soul and go to the Clock Tower. There is a save room with a spike pit next to it at the bottom right corner of the Clock Tower. The Mimic soul will usually give you 500 gold each time you are hit by the spikes. Whenever you get low on health, go to the save room, heal, and repeat.

Glitch: Leave Level Boundary

This trick requires the Succubus Soul and the Cutall weapon. Go to the last save location in the Abyss and do the special attack on the very end of the wall, not near the door Keep doing the special move until you fall out of the level. You can get back to the save room. If you have a 100% map completion, you will uncover about 56% more if you manage to get back in the save room. Note: If this is done, you will make the final Boss impossible to defeat. After you defeat him, he will just respawn.

Free Potions

In one section of Subterranean Hell you will notice a see-saw with a boulder sitting on it. In the background are bells hanging on the walls. Hit the flat part of the see-saw with a hammer type weapon. The rewards for ringing the bells are as follows:
First (lowest): Potion
Second (middle): High Potion
Third (highest): Super Potion 

Three 7's Clothing

In the Garden Of Madness is one of the gold slot machine doors. Have the last three digits of your gold to be 777. The door will open, revealing the three 7's clothing. This will boost your Luck, Intelligence and Constitution by 7. In the Garden of Madness, open the slot machine door with any amount of coins ending in 777. Alternately, equip the Rare Ring and start killing Killer Clowns. Eventually they will drop the Three 7s armor, which can be sold for 3885 gold each.

Shaman Ring

In the Condemned tower, there is a room with a gold slot machine door. Make the last three digits of your gold to be 573, and the door will open, revealing the Shaman Ring. This allows you to gain experience faster.

Konami Man

In the Clocktower in one of the rooms with a lot of spikes, there is a small area with no spikes that is very difficult to reach. Use the Bat Company Soul and land on the spot, then crouch. The Konami man will fly by, which you can catch and sell to Hammer.

Magic Seals

In the game you will find magic seals you will need them to get through to fight the demons. The best way to get them is by fighting celio or one of the other bad guys. To do a magic seal run up to a part of the wall that is blocked off and has a red dot in the middle then on the touch screen it should say proceed with magic seal and say yes wants you start doing the magic seal you can't take your stylus off the touch screen.

Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow Unlockables & Awards

RPG

Complete boss rush mode in less than 5 minutes.