Castlevania: Lords of Shadow gem, scroll and upgrade guide

CHAPTER 2: Enchanted Forest

Scroll #1

Found soon after the level begins, a corpse lies on the cliffs.


Dagger Upgrade

When you reach the stream at the bottom of the cliffs, walk through the waterfall to find a cave. Inside, you'll find a wall that can be broken using the Shoulder Dash (when you later acquire Shadow Magic). Behind the wall is a Brotherhood Ark containing a dagger upgrade.


Light Magic Gem

After the long, narrow set of steps, your path will fork (see the pic).

Follow the path to the right. Continue on defeating some Goblins, and you'll find a corpse just around the corner. Head back to the fork.


Scroll #2

After climbing up the rock face with the waterfall, continue just a bit to find a corpse with the second scroll.


Scroll #3

Just beyond the area where you found the second scroll, you'll see a large wall with a hook point on it. Climb up and bash through the weak circular section to find another corpse containing a Focus Scroll. Finding corpses is exciting, isn't it?


Scroll #4

Around the right side of the giant tree stump you'll find another corpse containing another scroll.


CHAPTER 2: Underground Caves

Scroll #1

In the room where you kill the second giant spider, choose the path to the right. Follow it until you find a corpse containing this first scroll. Head back to the room and go left.

Light Magic Gem

You'll need the Spiked Chain to get the gem at this point, so either come back here right after you get it later in the level, or come back to this spot on a second run-through to pick up the gem.


Scroll #2

From the Runic Stone Door, head left and cross the spider web bridge. Immediately after doing so, leap across the gap to the left. Continue this way until you find a corpse containing a scroll.


Scroll #3

Again, from the Runic Stone Door, head left and cross the spider web bridge, but instead of leaping to the right like you would for scroll #2, continue downward. Follow the path until you see a corpse.


CHAPTER 2: Labyrinth Entrance


Scroll #1

Just beyond the door you need the warthog to break through, there is a statue to the right which you can destroy with your weapon. A corpse will be revealed, and whaddya know, there's a scroll there.


Scroll #2

Against the wall after you do your high-wire act over the first set of beams.


Light Magic Gem

From the spot where you found the second scroll, you can head down some stairs hidden to the right of the wood plank bridge. They lead into a small room with a dead knight.


Scroll #3

Here, against the statue on the right, is yet another corpse worth looting.


Fairy Upgrade

When you reach the stone hallways, take the path to your right. There is a weak portion of the wall that can be broken down using Shoulder Dash (when you later acquire Shadow Magic). Behind the wall is a Brotherhood Ark containing a fairy upgrade.


CHAPTER 2: Waterfalls of Agharta


Scroll #1

Right next to you when the level begins.


Light Magic Gem #1

After pulling the tree down with the spider's silk, killing the poor thing will earn you a Light Magic Gem.


Scroll #2

Just to the left in the area where you fight your second Greater Lycanthrope, there will be a corpse.


Light Magic Gem #2

Shortly after defeating the Cave Troll, you'll be given a choice to enter the left or right cave.

Head right until you come upon a large waterfall. Walk through it, and search the corpse you find for the gem.


CHAPTER 2: Agharta


Scroll #1

From the start of the level, head to the right and leap across the gap, using your chain to make the full distance. When you land, you'll find a corpse with a scroll.


Scroll #2

From the location of the first scroll, head left, then down.


Shadow Magic Gem #1

Just before the stairs leading into the area where there is a statue you're too weak to move and a gap you're too weak to leap across (it's time to man up Gabriel...)

Turn left and the camera will shift, revealing a corpse with your first Shadow Magic Gem.


Dagger Upgrade

This statue cannot be moved/destroyed unless you are riding a troll or have the Dark Gauntlet (obtained at the end of this chapter). Behind the statue is a dagger upgrade.


Scroll #3

After defeating the cave troll, there is a corpse resting in the area to the left. It contains a scroll.


Life Magic Gem

After grabbing the scroll, head right, and up the stairs. At the top of the steps, run to Gabriel's right. You'll drop down into an area that the camera may not have shown you. Loot the body for a Life Gem.


Shadow Magic Gem #2

Once across the gap you needed the Warg to leap over, there is a corpse just before the broken bridge near a tree. It contains a Shadow Magic Gem.


CHAPTER 2: Dark Dungeon


Light Magic Gem

When you get to the last grip point (just before you drop down onto solid ground), instead of dropping, press an attack button to propel yourself backwards and leap to grab a ledge on the other side of the waterfall.

Continue along this path until eventually you'll be hanging from your chain against the wall.

Swing to the left and make a leap of faith - there will be corpse there with a gem.


Scroll #1

On a corpse lying to the left of this big staircase.


Scroll #2

Take the left path from where monoliths stand. A corpse will be lying in your path.


Shadow Magic Gem #1

From where you find the first stone rune key, there is a passageway in the rocks just to the right of that corpse.

There you will see a fallen knight holding a Shadow Magic Gem.


Shadow Magic Gem #2

After using the runes to complete the bridge, continue on until you reach a chain grip point. At the top of your climb, shimmy along until you see a glowing ledge behind you.

Instead of leaping to it, leap to your left and drop down to find a corpse holding this gem.


CHAPTER 2: Sanctuary Entrance


Scroll #1

After fighting your first group of Lesser Lycanthropes, continue on a bit and a corpse will be lying right under a ledge you need to climb up.


Light Magic Gem

After you defeat a group of Lesser Lycanthropes and secure the first crystal shard, take the path to the upper right of the screen. Use the chain grip point to climb up, and head toward the camera to find a corpse.


Shadow Magic Gem

As you are shimmying along this red painted wall, climb up instead of dropping down on the left side to find a corpse holding this gem.


Dagger Upgrade

You'll find a gate wheel very close to where you found the crystal shard and health fountain. Use your weapon's Stake upgrade, which you might not have yet, to open the gate and find this upgrade.


Hint Scroll

There is a corpse here lying against the pillar, hidden from the camera's view. Pilfer it to find a hint scroll.


CHAPTER 2: Sanctuary of Titans


Shadow Magic Gem

This can be a very annoying gem to track down. The camera is no help at all in this case because it will be constantly locked on the titan. Run in the direction Gabriel is facing when the battle starts until you hit the back wall. Then turn to Gabriel's right and run along the wall. You may need to go back and forth a couple times in order for the camera to swing around, but the corpse is there.


  • kristoffer-romestrand-juvik - December 14, 2014 2:48 a.m.

    actully there is missing a scroll in chapter 6 refectory when i exedently jumped down after obtaining the hint scroll i happend to come across another knight scroll... i cant seem to find that scroll here or anywhere else so i do not know what thats all about anyone know?
  • ranchnumber51 - July 5, 2011 8:38 a.m.

    Oops, my bad... to correct my comment above, the scroll is found right after the first corpse in the guide.
  • ranchnumber51 - July 2, 2011 10:34 p.m.

    The guide is missing a scroll in Sanctuary Entrance. After obtaining the first crystal shard, go to the right and drop off a narrow walkway (instead of heading down the broken stairs). The corpse with the scroll is right after the drop, and when you continue, you'll come across the shard by the wheel and ark. The shadow gem found above the red wall is right after this section.
  • calvinholland - January 20, 2011 8:56 a.m.

    i love how u guys take the time to do this thank u but can u edit the last dark dungeon entry i shimied then i jumped to the glowing ledge then scrolled down and saw dont jump to the ledge.
  • Camo335 - December 30, 2010 6:34 p.m.

    This is SOOOO Helpful! Thank you!
  • Tagboomer - October 19, 2010 2:46 p.m.

    This game is pure value for money, 2 discs and the ability to replay the levels to get the hiddem items and upgrades is amazing, I will be using this guide thoroughly now thanks.
  • elpurplemonkey - October 14, 2010 11 p.m.

    This is a great guide since while it's incredibly useful to have your health and magic upgraded, it's a total pain to find it yourself. Maybe it's the fixed camera, but I found finding stuff in this game harder than in most. Good job though, I don't think I've used any sort of guide this much since Mega Man 9.
  • cyclone306 - October 13, 2010 1:29 a.m.

  • TheDarkslyder - October 12, 2010 5:08 p.m.

    the missing upgrades have just been added
  • PaperLampHoles - October 10, 2010 8:55 a.m.

    Nice guide I will probly use it once I find the spare money to pick this game up
  • 8BitArtist - October 9, 2010 1:13 a.m.

    only it isnt complete. unless im blind, the enchanted forest is missing its dagger upgrade and the labyrinth entrance is missing its fairy upgrade.
  • TheDarkslyder - October 8, 2010 5:38 p.m.

    @cyclone Agharta's dagger upgrade is listed here on the second page. All of the backtracking upgrades should be listed
  • cyclone306 - October 8, 2010 7:09 a.m.

    ok, so I'm just going to go ahead and say it, This guide isn't complete, there are weapon upgrades missing. Mostly ones you need to backtrack in order to get. There are a few but there are some missing like in Argharta.
  • Crimsonkingx - October 6, 2010 6:31 a.m.

    Actually Chip...that guys name in the picture is PAN lol.
  • Crimsonkingx - October 6, 2010 5:37 a.m.

    Actually Chip...that guys name in the picture is PAN lol.
  • ChipTheExecutioner - October 6, 2010 2:14 a.m.

    That guy in the first pic looks exactly like Pan.
  • Cleanser247 - October 6, 2010 1:11 a.m.

    Thankyou! This is going to help a bunch : D Good guide Mr. Hughes!

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