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Secrets FAQ by magikid

Version: 1.12 | Updated: 08/28/11


Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia
Secrets FAQ


DS - 2D Platform RPG
Version 1.12 by magikid
E-mail: magikid.lost AT gmail.com
Last Updated: 8/28/11

--------- TABLE OF CONTENTS ---------------------------------------------------

1. Introduction
2. Unlockables and Extras
   A. New Game +
   B. Hard Mode
   C. Albus Mode
   D. Boss Rush
   E. Training Hall/Large Cavern
   F. Level 255
   G. Sound Mode
3. Hidden Items
   A. Backtracking
   B. Breakable Walls
   C. Hidden Chests
   D. Worthwhile Enemy Drops
   E. Rewards and Extras
   F. Boss Medals
4. Other
   A. Redire and Magnes
   B. Maximum Luck Setup
   C. Transformation Glyphs
5. Credits / Legal Info
6. Update History

--------- 1. INTRODUCTION -----------------------------------------------------

Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia needs a Secrets FAQ. Just like all other recent
Castlevania titles, there are plenty of things to do after the game is
finished. This guide is for players who want to access everything Order of
Ecclesia has to offer.

This is not for you. This guide is spoiler-heavy and primarily covers content
that can only be accessed after the game is finished at least once. There are
a variety of walkthroughs available, as well as a Quest Guide for those who are
trying to rescue all of Wygol Village's inhabitants. This guide assumes you
have already gotten the basics of the game down.

There is always room for contributions in this guide. If you know about
something good that I have missed or want to make a correction, feel free to
notify me by e-mail. My e-mail address can be found at the beginning of the
document. I'll take glitches, too.

--------- 2. EXTRAS AND UNLOCKABLES -------------------------------------------

A. New Game +

New Game + is unlocked after completing the game once.

After finishing the game for the first time, a bat icon will appear next to the
completed file. Select this to begin a New Game +. When starting a new game in
this way, the character will start at the beginning of the game while retaining
almost all items, gold, and experience level (this last part is unique to Order
of Ecclesia; level resets to one in other games).

- Character level
- All usable items
- All equipment
- Most glyphs (including Rapidus Fio)
- Attribute points
- Relics: Book of Spirits and Glyph Sleeve
- Gold
- HP/MP/Hearts Max Up bonuses
- Shop inventory (though Jacob must be rescued again)
- Map completion percentage

- Accessible areas
- Glyphs used for advancement: Magnes, Paries, Dextro Custos, Sinestro Custos,
  Arma Custos, Dominus Hatred, Dominus Anger, Dominus Agony, Volaticus, Redire
- Relics: Serpent Scale and Ordinary Rock
- Villager quests

You can start a New Game + anytime after the first playthrough, even in the
middle of a subsequent cycle. The game will begin using your most recent save


Hard mode is unlocked after completing the game once.

When selecting a new game (either on a cleared file or new), you may choose
between Normal and Hard. During a hard mode game, enemies will not only have
slightly enhanced statistics, their patterns and placement will be altered as
well. For example, Medusa Heads will be encountered as early as Ruvas Forest,
and they will all be yellow -- thus always petrifying on impact.

When beginning a hard mode game, you must also choose a level cap of fifty or
one. Your character will not be able to exceed this level, although you will
still gain experience and your level may be increased when you start a normal
game. Try a hard mode level one game on a new file for maximum challenge, if
you wish.

Completing hard mode on any level cap will grant you the Queen of Hearts hat.
Completing hard mode with a maximum level of one will raise the maximum level
to 255 on future playthroughs.


Albus mode is unlocked after completing the game once.

This will start a new game with Albus as the main character instead of Shanoa.
An Albus game can only be started on a new file and must be kept separate from
your Shanoa file(s).

Albus differs from Shanoa in many ways. It is similar to previous Castlevania
"alternate modes" in that Albus cannot use items, change his equipment, or even
access the menu at all.

NOTE: Since Albus cannot access the menu, the voice settings cannot be changed
from English to Japanese. Changing the setting in Sound Mode will have no
effect. Apologies to Japanese purists everywhere.

Albus has a variety of different moves that never change and are used with
different buttons. These are explained at the beginning of the game:

Y: Regular Shot
Albus fires his gun straightforward. Hold down for rapid fire.
X: Optical Shot
Albus fires two energy orbs, dark and light, in a spiral.
Light- and possibly Dark-attribute (needs confirmation)
Up+Y: Max Shot
Exactly like the Acerbatus glyph. Large blast hits for large damage.
Lightning- and Dark-attribute, may inflict Curse
A: Quadruple Ignis
A rising kick. Can be controlled and used in mid-air. Uses three hearts.
R: Torpor
Exactly like the Torpor glyph. Weak damage.
L: Backdash
Slightly different from Shanoa's backdash. It seems Albus can pass through
some attacks as if he had the Moonwalkers equipped (thanks David Trammell).
Up+L: High Jump
A long vertical leap. Can be used in mid-air.
Tap Touch Screen: Warp
Albus will immediately warp wherever you tap the screen. Useful for dodging.

Albus can double jump and move freely underwater from the beginning.
An Albus mode game can begin on either Normal or Hard for the first time.


Boss Rush is unlocked after completing the game once.

Boss Rush is a challenge to fight through several of the game's bosses in one
sitting, using cleared save data. Shanoa will always be at level 50 for this.
There are two Boss Rush courses, marked A and B. Course A will pit Shanoa
against all bosses before Dracula's Castle (except Giant Skeleton), and Course
B contains bosses found within Dracula's Castle. You may heal yourself with an
orb between fights, but you will use up time waiting for it to appear.

Boss Rush is timed. The time taken to finish Boss Rush will determine the prize
awarded at the end. Time will not advance in the menu, so feel free to change
equipment or glyphs at your leisure.

It looks like the prizes for both courses are as follows:

Course A
Sword Helm
Rapier Helm
Lance Helm
Hammer Helm
Arrow Helm
R. Eye of Devil

Course B
Axe Helm
Sickle Helm
Knife Helm
Shield Helm
L. Eye of God

A Potion at the end means you have received all of the prizes already, or you
haven't cleared Boss Rush fast enough.
Thanks to James Bowles for this list.


These are two secret areas that can be accessed from within Dracula's Castle.

After defeating Blackmore, continue along the path until you enter a room with
a single Fleaman at the bottom. Break the floor here to access a hidden room.
Keep moving right, breaking walls or using Paries as needed, until you exit the
castle. At this point, both the Training Hall and Large Cavern will appear next
to the castle at the same time.

The Training Hall is an obstacle course of sorts. You must use general
platforming skills (and Magnes) to make your way through fire traps and spikes
to reach the end for a green chest with a rare item randomly selected from a
group of four. Volaticus cannot be used in the Training Hall.

The Large Cavern is a series of rooms containing the most difficult enemies the
game has to offer. The door to the next room will open when all enemies have
been cleared out. Alternatively, you can wait some length of time and the doors
will open automatically (thanks to Shay Krainer and Ian Maier for pointing this
out). You cannot leave the cavern or go back to previous rooms once you have
started. An easy way to progress in some rooms is to use Volaticus and either
attack safely in the air, or wait until the doors open themselves. This is
especially effective for the two Weapon Masters (thanks Shay Krainer). At the
bottom of the cavern is Jiang Shi, an extra boss. Defeating Jiang Shi will
complete the cavern, providing a green chest and fulfilling Irina's final task.

Each area can be re-entered any time after they are completed.

F. LEVEL 255

Maximum level of 255 is unlocked after a hard mode level one game is completed.

Often referred to as "Hard Lv. 255," this raises the maximum level to 255 on
both Normal and Hard difficulties. Since the character's level remains the same
with each new cycle, this will allow you to fully maximize your character's
strength over multiple playthroughs.

Supposedly, according to GameFAQs' Cheats section, this can also be unlocked by
connecting the game's data to Castlevania: Judgment on the Wii, but as that
game is not yet released this cannot be confirmed for the time being.


Sound Mode is unlocked after completing the game once.

This is just a menu allowing you to sample the game's music and voices.
The language setting here will determine which set of voice actors is used and
will have no affect on the voice settings for any other part of the game (this
means you cannot use Sound Mode to make Albus' voice Japanese in his mode).

--------- 3. HIDDEN ITEMS -----------------------------------------------------


This will detail when you can use new abilities and glyphs to find items or
secrets in old areas.

Fool Ring: Towards the left side of the map, after the series of Magnes jumps,
return with the Ordinary Rock (double jump) to reach a chest with a Fool Ring
in it. This can also be reached with one jump and Rapidus Fio (thanks Kenny

Kalidus Channel
If you return to the top path with the Serpent Scale, you'll find various HP/MP
Max Up chests on the ocean floor.

Minera Prison Island
Strength Ring: During the second half of the stage, when you're caught by a
light, a Tin Man will attack. If you can defeat this Tin Man, a chest will come
out of the ground with a Strength Ring inside. Since this enemy is unusually
difficult for the time, you will most likely need to backtrack to get this. Of
course, if you can defeat it early, more power to you...

Tymeo Mountains
Devil Ring: With Paries acquired, get to the warp room on the very right side,
and go as far left as possible before climbing to the top of a long vertical
shaft. At the top, on the left side, is a door leading to a Paries gate and
this ring.

Moonwalkers: See Devil Ring, only instead of going directly left through the
wall with Paries, maneuver up or down around the Devil Ring to find the
Moonwalkers above in a separate part of the wall.

Misty Forest Road
Hierophant Ring and Melio Arcus: On the left side of the map, you will see a
glowing wall along the way. Go through with Paries to find a Hierophant Ring
as well as the strongest bow glyph.

Mystery Manor
Fortune Ring: All the way to the left, destroy the spikes while Arma Machina is
activated to reveal a Fortune Ring.


Noteworthy items found by breaking walls will be listed here.
To see breakable walls during play, equip the Eye for Decay headwear, dropped
by the Peeping Eye monster in Dracula's Castle.

Red Drops: After a long hallway with two Banshees and a Bone Scimitar, there
will be a chest on a ledge in a room that leads upwards. Hit the right end of
this ledge for Red Drops. Because it's so early in the game, you can come here,
save, start a new cycle and return to quickly increase your fire attribute

Kalidus Channel
Twinbee: After rescuing Jacob on the top path, on the next screen with water,
hit the upper-left wall and Twinbee will pop out. This is just a novelty item.

Minera Prison Island
Priestess Ring: On the left side of the map, after descending a staircase past
a Skeleton Archer, hit the left wall to open a room with a Priestess Ring in
it. The room's location is due west of the first save point.

Konami Man: On the right side of the map, there is a room with a Magnes point
leading to a treasure chest. Hit the bottom of the right ledge here to make
Konami Man appear.

Tymeo Mountains
Empress Ring: In a long vertical cave room with Skull Spiders, break the left
wall (with an Amanita next to it) to open a new room with this in it.

Misty Forest Road
White Drops: Right after the Hierophant Ring, in the farthest wall at the end
of the corridor (thanks Marcos Saldivar). Requires Paries to access.

Skeleton Cave
Black Drops: In a room with an overwhelming number of Bone Pillars, break the
left edge of the top platform (thanks Nathan Hett).

Somnus Reef
Vic Viper: In the room where Serge was located, hit the corner of the upper-
right wall to find this useless but awesome item.

Tristis Pass
Onyx: Find a room with an Armored Beast, near the center of the map. To the
right of this room is a vertical shaft filled with Ectoplasms. After passing
two platforms on the right side, break the right wall here.

Giant's Dwelling
Temperance Ring: In one of the first rooms, with a single Ladycat, hit the
upper-left corner and you will be rewarded.

Oblivion Ridge
Diamond: In the lower-left area of the westernmost 2x2 room (thanks Sam Swift).

Hermit Ring: At the very end, after a scene with Albus, strike the lower corner
of the leftmost wall.

Dracula's Castle
Hanged Man Ring and Reflectio: In the Library, shortly after the Wallman, there
is a large room with a Draculina at the top, and three Mad Butchers at the
bottom. Hit the wall to the left of the Draculina to uncover a new room with
these items in it.

Moon Ring: In the Barracks, in a large blue room with Blade Masters and Imps.
Break the top left wall for a new room.

Death Ring: In the upper part of the Mechanical Tower, on your way towards
Death, take the right path when it splits off (in a room with Magnes points and
the Heart Cuirass) and follow it past Medusa Heads into a room with three
Bugbears. Break the left wall in this room to find the Death Ring. Be careful
when equipping this thing.

World Ring: At the end of the Final Approach, to the left of the warp room, hit
the ceiling to open up a large room with this ring and some rare materials.


Hidden chests containing unique items will be listed here.
To reveal a chest, duck in the right spot and it will come out of the ground.
When the Dowsing Hat (from Daniela's final quest) is equipped, a tone will play
whenever you are in a room with an undiscovered chest. This tone will get
louder as you get closer to its exact location.

Record 1: Directly across from the room where Barlowe waits, duck on the
uppermost platform for Record 1.

Kalidus Channel
Magician Ring: On the lower path, there is a sunken ship towards the lower-left
side. At the bottom of this ship, find the Specter and duck underneath it, in
the open area.

Tymeo Mountains
Emperor Ring: On the right half of the map (with Marcel, can only be accessed
with the Ordinary Stone), go to an underground area with a Fire Demon and
Dullahans. At the end of this path, go to the top (still underground) and duck
for this ring.

Tristis Pass
Lovers Ring: Right underneath the waterfall. It's hard to miss this one.

Dracula's Castle
Star Ring: In the Underground Labyrinth, in the room with falling boulders.
Duck at the point where the boulders break (the lowest part of the room).


ENEMY NAME                   ITEM                          RARITY
----------                   ----                          ------
#20 Dark Octopus             Black Ink                     ****
This item is needed for George's final quest.

#21 Killer Fish              Raw Killer Fish               *****
This item is needed for one of Aeon's quests.

#29 Nightmare                Horse Hair                    ***
This item is needed for one of George's quests.

#35 Werebat                  Arma Chiroptera               **
A fun glyph that allows Shanoa to become a werebat.

#45 Lorelai                  Merman Meat                   *****
This is needed for Abram's final quest. Oddly enough, it does not drop from
either type of Merman.

#61 Owl                      Fidelus Noctua                ****
A glyph needed for one of Serge's quests. Summons an owl familiar.

#63 Altair                   Eagle Feather                 ****
This is needed for George's final quest.

#64 Mandragora               Mandrake Root                 ****
This is needed for one of Abram's quests.

#74 Peeping Eye              Eye of Decay                  *****
Equipping this allows you to see breakable walls.

#77 Black Panther            Arma Felix                    ****
This lets Shanoa transform into a Black Panther.

#91 Hammer Shaker            Melio Macir                   *****
The strongest glyph that does Strike-attribute damage.

#95 Spectral Sword           Melio Secare                  *****
The strongest standard sword glyph.

#96 Automaton ZX27           Arma Machina                  ****
Transforms Shanoa into a robot.

#98 Gorgon Head              Mirror Cuirass                *****
Armor that prevents petrification.

#100 Great Knight            Knight Helm                   ****
A solid defensive helm, one of the most protective.

#100 Great Knight            Melio Ascia                   *****
This is the strongest axe glyph, if you're into that kind of thing.

#115 Albus                   Acerbatus                     *
A strong dark-attribute glyph that can curse enemies. This doesn't ever drop
from Albus and it must be absorbed when it appears during the fight.


Boss Rush Rewards
Completing Boss Rush in over four minutes will award one of a variety of
helmets. These include Sword Helm, Rapier Helm, Lance Helm, Hammer Helm, Arrow
Helm, Axe Helm, Sickle Helm, Knife Helm, and Shield Helm. These helmets allow
you to use the corresponding weapon type's glyph union regardless of what
glyphs you have equipped.

If you complete Course A in under four minutes, you will win the R. Eye of
Devil headwear. Equipping this will slow the game down by half.

If you complete Course B in under four minutes, you will win the L. Eye of
God headwear. When this is equipped, enemies' remaining HP will be displayed
when you attack instead of damage.

When all prizes have already been awarded, you will receive a Potion for
completing either Boss Rush course.

Queen of Hearts
This is a hat obtained by completing a hard mode game with any level maximum.
Besides providing overall good stat bonuses, heart usage is cut in half while
it is equipped.

Cubus Glyph and Justice Ring
At the very end of the left branch of the Monastery (with the Fool Ring), there
is a series of blocks that seem to endlessly fall. Come here with a suitable
long-range spell glyph and break the blocks in order to reveal a glyph, Cubus.

Though the Ignis glyph union works well for this (thanks Order of Ecclesia
board users), the best approach is to equip Globus and alternate X and Y when
right up against the wall. The orbs will bounce off the walls and remove all
of the blocks within (thanks Evan Clarke and Ryengu).

If you continue destroying the blocks until they're entirely gone, a chest will
appear nearby containing a Justice Ring. This can be easily done using Melio
Ascia (thanks anonymous).

Pneuma Glyph
On the right side of Tymeo Mountains there is a long shaft with a glyph at the
top, protected by heavy wind. If you try to absorb this glyph normally, you
will be blown off the edge before you can finish.

The idea is to use the Magnes point here to launch yourself to the edge of the
platform (not so far that you'll fall off -- charging it back about halfway
should do) and then start holding Up as soon as possible. If done correctly,
you'll manage to absorb the glyph before you get blown off completely.

NOTE: Despite its description suggesting you are "less likely to be blown
away," the Tower Ring has no effect here. This is a mistranslation; what the
Tower Ring really does is prevent you from being stunned when you're hit.

Morbus Glyph
Somewhere in Dracula's Castle you may encounter a room with two machine-like
devices on the top and bottom. If you activate both of these with Fulgur, you
will receive a glyph for your troubles.

Vol Fulgur will also work, but it may take some more effort to get it right
than Fulgur would (thanks Nezbot and Jonathan Cheung).


If you manage to defeat any boss without being hit, a treasure chest will come
out of the ground with a medal corresponding to that boss. These medals do
nothing on their own, and they are worthwhile only for a sense of
accomplishment and additional item percentage.

NOTE: To get the Dracula Medal, defeat Dracula without being hit and then load
the save file after the credits. The chest with the medal will appear next to
the save point.

--------- 4. OTHER ------------------------------------------------------------


The Redire glyph, found at the end of the Training Hall, actually acts as a
magnet that you can attach yourself to with Magnes. You'll follow it as it
moves, and just like a regular Magnes point, if you let go of the button you'll
fly off in a direction.


The proper equipment for the highest luck bonus possible is as follows:


Headwear: Ribbon               +10      Headwear: Ribbon               +10
Armor: Robe Decolette          +5       Armor: Robe Decolette          +5
Boots: Any (None increase LCK)          Boots: Any (None increase LCK)
Accessory 1: Thief Ring        +7       Accessory 1: Fortune Ring      +99*
Accessory 2: Thief Ring        +7       Accessory 2: Fortune Ring      +99*

Total:                         +29 LCK  Total:                         +213 LCK

*The Fortune Ring provides +1 to LCK per hour of total game time. Thus, if your
listed time is ninety-nine hours, you will receive +99 to LCK with each ring.
However if you are unwilling or unable to put in that much time (and I don't
blame you), the Thief Ring is a perfect alternative. This gives +7 to LCK and
increases the likelihood that enemies will drop their rare item (the second one
on the list). If a rare item is what you're after, two Thief Rings may be more
effective than powered up Fortune Rings. The Fool Ring also provided +7 to LCK
(at a cost to other stats) and may be useful if you are trying to get an
enemy's common item and don't want the rare item getting in the way.

Don't forget to activate Felicem Fio for an extra +10 to LCK.


There are three "Arma" glyphs dropped by the Werebat, Black Panther, and
Automaton ZX27. These are R-button type glyphs that will transform Shanoa into
the respective creature, providing her with new abilities.

Arma Chiroptera: From Werebat in Misty Forest Road. Shanoa's attacks are
replaced by shooting a stream of bats, and a quick upwards kick, which hits
multiple times and restores one HP with each hit. In this form, bats will not
attack you.

Arma Felix: From Black Panther in Dracula's Castle. Shanoa's new attacks become
a very fast dash that restores one HP with each hit, and several quick cuts
that may remind players of the Crissaegrim or Valmanway from other Castlevania
games (though nowhere near as game-breakingly powerful). In this form, cat-type
monsters will not attack you and will instead go after other monsters. As an
extra bonus, you can talk to the cats in town like any other NPC while
transformed. They tend to offer secrets about the game's various locations.

Arma Machina: From Automaton ZX27 in Dracula's Castle. While in robotic form,
Shanoa no longer takes HP damage, instead losing MP when hit. For this reason
MP does not refill when transformed. The robotic form can also break spikes on
contact, and fellow robots who see you will leave you alone.

--------- 5. CREDITS / LEGAL INFO ---------------------------------------------

Here's to Konami and Koji Igarashi for developing this game, proving that
they've still got it after all these years.

Thanks to GameFAQs for hosting this FAQ, among countless others.

Thanks to GameFAQs' Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia board. It is a wealth of
information that can answer any question you may have.

- Anonymous: Pointed out an easier way to get the Justice Ring.
- James Bowles: Cleared up the Boss Rush reward system for me.
- Jonathan Cheung: Informed me on how to get the Morbus glyph with Vol Fulgur.
- Evan Clarke: Pointed out that Globus is very effective to get Cubus.
- Nathan Hett: Found a breakable wall containing Black Drops.
- Shay Krainer: Pointed out that Large Cavern doors will open on their own and
  provided strategies.
- Kenny Kuroiwa: Added that certain jumps can be made earlier with Rapidus Fio.
- Loki: Found a breakable wall containing an Onyx.
- Ian Maier: Pointed out that Large Cavern doors will open on their own.
- Nezbot: Informed me that Vol Fulgur does indeed work to get the Morbus glpyh.
- Ryengu: Also pointed out that Globus is a good way to get the Cubus glyph.
- Marcos Saldivar: Located a breakable wall with White Drops.
- Simolinic: Pointed out a backtracking location with very clear directions.
- Sam Swift: Located a hidden Diamond in Oblivion Ridge.
- David Trammell: Suggested a hidden trait of Albus' backdash.

Thanks to everyone who has contributed.
This guide is more complete thanks to your efforts.

All copyrights and trademarks are held by their respective owners.

This guide may only appear at www.gamefaqs.com.

This FAQ may not be used for any profitable purposes. Do not alter this FAQ in
any way or claim it to be your own.

© 2008-2011 Michael Brooks
All rights reserved.

--------- 6. UPDATE HISTORY ---------------------------------------------------

Version 1.12 - 8/28/11
Added small reader contribution. Cleaned up a bit for readability.

Version 1.11 - 7/6/09
A few Hidden Items added in Backtracking and Breakable Walls.

Version 1.10 - 2/25/09
100,000 hits, thanks everyone! Added new information to the boss rush section.

Version 1.09 - 12/26/08
Contributors practically wrote this update for me. New information added to
Hidden Items.

Version 1.08 - 11/22/08
Added minor contributed information to the Hidden Items section.

Version 1.07 - 11/12/08
I have removed any information that came from the GameFAQs Order of Ecclesia
board until further notice.

Version 1.06 - 11/11/08
Added a few reader contributions, and slightly rearranged the maximum luck and
transformation sections. Contributions regarded the Large Cavern, Black Drops
in the Skeleton Cave, and Vol Fulgur in the room with the Morbus glyph.

Version 1.02 - 11/8/08
Made a few corrections that I became aware of right after I submitted this
thing. Most importantly, the best headwear for LCK increase is the Ribbon, not
the Queen of Hearts. Also updated the enemy drop list with more items and added
some breakable wall locations.

Version 1.0 - 11/7/08
First edition online. There is still a lot of room for more information,
especially regarding breakable walls and hidden chests, so I am open to
contributions where they are needed.

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