Castlevania: Lords of Shadow gem, scroll and upgrade guide

CHAPTER 3: The Three Towers


Scroll #1

A corpse is lying right here in your path after you make the leap from the high area to the low.


Fairy Upgrade

You’ll need the Cyclone Boots or the Seraph Shoulders to jump to the high ledge across the gap and reach this Brotherhood Ark.


Scroll #2

On the right part of the temple entrance, you'll find this corpse. Loot it for a scroll.


Shadow Magic Gem #1

Just ahead of you once you enter through the temple doors.


Light Magic Gem

From the corpse where you just picked up the Shadow Magic Gem, look to the left. There is a portion of the wall you can bring down using your chain. After doing so, climb the wall, and leap over the gap to find a corpse holding this Light Magic Gem.


Shadow Magic Gem #2

When you use your Warg steed to climb up the vines, you'll end up in a room with three exits. The one to the right leads to a balcony with a corpse holding a shadow gem. You can kill your Warg and pick it up now, then choose to restart from the last checkpoint. You'll be back on the Warg, and the Gem will still be in your inventory.


Hint Scroll

You can find this scroll where you find one of the fairies (probably the one you find first), at the top of a tower. The corpse is right next to a Neutral Element Fountain.


Life Magic Gem

At the top of the tower where you find one of the fairies (probably the one you find second) walk toward the camera to reveal a corpse containing a Light Magic Gem.


Shadow Magic Gem #3

As you're using your chain to climb down the tower where you found a fairy and the above Light Magic Gem, you'll spot a broken wall.

Instead of using your chain to continue down, grab the ledge and shimmy left, then climb into the room where you'll find a corpse.


CHAPTER 4: Mountain Fortress


Scroll #1

Along this path near the beginning of the level, impossible to miss.


Life Magic Gem

At the level's first fork in the road go right to find a corpse holding this gem.


Shadow Magic Gem #1

After you sprint-jump over the broken bridge, you'll see a small wall to your right. Use your Shoulder Dash to break it down.

Grab the gem from the corpse on the other side.


Light Magic Gem #1

Just over the second gap that you'll need a sprint-jump to clear, there is a chain grip point.

Climb up here, shimmy right, and continue up the rock face.


Scroll #2

There's a corpse right in front of the broken fortress door.


Scroll #3

Soon after defeating the Ogre, you'll come across a narrow hallway with a gap.

Instead of leaping over it, drop down to find a corpse.


Light Magic Gem #2

At the end of the hallway where you found the third scroll, you can use your Gauntlet punch to knock back the pillar.

Follow this new path until you find a dead knight holding another gem.


Fairy Upgrade

Come back to this area after you’ve obtained the Stake upgrade. You can use it to open a gate and reach a Brotherhood Ark containing a Fairy Upgrade.


CHAPTER 4: The Crow Witch


Scroll #1

Right off the bat, you can find this scroll on a dead knight lying directly under the giant crow's head.


Light Magic Gem

There's a corpse to be found up the stairs, just behind the giant crow's head.


Shadow Magic Gem

When you make your way outside, you can climb up the cliffs to the right, or drop down and jump to the left.

Take the latter path, and eventually you'll be in a cave full of small trolls, coffins, and of course, a knight's corpse.


Holy Water Upgrade

After you defeat the second trio of Swordsmasters, run up the winding stairs and you'll see an Ark across the gap. You’ll need to come back with the Cyclone Boots and the Seraph Shoulders, and execute a sprinting double jump.


Life Magic Gem

From the same room where you killed the second trio of Swordsmasters, use your chain to climb up to the top floor of the tower. Head right, and out onto a balcony containing a knight's corpse and a Neutral Elemental Fountain.


Scroll #2

Once the battle with the Crow Witch begins, you can find this scroll on a corpse lying at the edge of the arena.


  • 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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