Castlevania: Lords of Shadow gem, scroll and upgrade guide

CHAPTER 5: Veros Woods


Life Magic Gem #1

Soon after you take out the two goblins look for a breakable wall on the right side of the path, partially hidden by brush. Use the Shoulder Charge to break it down. You'll find a dead knight holding a gem.

Note: Because it is important to chase the Chupacabra through the forest in order to get your stuff back asap, the order in which the following collectibles are listed assumes you track down the Chupacabra first, before going around the forest to search for additional collectibles.


Scroll #1

Right after you bash down the door with the Warthog, you'll see a corpse next to a Health Fountain on your right. Pilfer the dead body for a scroll.


Scroll #2

Just a few feet further into the small cave where you caught the Chupacabra you'll see a corpse in plain sight.


Life Magic Gem #2

In the area of the forest where the path splits into three paths, take the one on the left. You'll see a small wall that you can Shoulder Dash through.

On the other side, you'll find a corpse near some crystal shards.


Shadow Magic Gem

At the same fork in the road mentioned above, head down the right path and stick to your right. You'll come upon another breakable wall. The corpse on the other side has a Shadow Magic Gem for you.


Scroll #3

Just beyond the breakable wall (on the path that you'd take to finish this level) there is a corpse with the third scroll.


CHAPTER 5: Wygol Village


Holy Water Upgrade

A bit after the start of the level, you'll see a small staircase to the right. Break through the wall here with a Shoulder Dash, then once inside, use the Seraph Shoulders to reach the Brotherhood Ark.


Shadow Magic Gem

At the back right corner of the graveyard, there is a fallen knight lying in the rubble. Loot his body for this gem.



To the right of the Mausoleum steps, look for a corpse carrying this scroll.


CHAPTER 5: Abbey Catacombs


Life Magic Gem

In the room with the massive gears, once you are on the right side run toward the camera and to the left. There is a corpse here containing a Life Magic Gem.


Scroll #1

Soon after you pass through the door requiring two cloister keys, you'll come upon a portal on the ground. Run past it, down the hall, and to the right.


Hint Scroll

In the nearby courtyard. This corpse is lying in the center.


Light Magic Gem

Turn the courtyard crank one quarter-turn clockwise from its initial position, then go through the portal. You'll see a fallen knight as soon as you warp.


Scroll #2

Turn the courtyard crank a half-turn clockwise and go through the portal. You'll find a Health Fountain and a corpse with a scroll.


CHAPTER 5: Abbey Library


Light Magic Gem #1

Follow the straightforward path once the level starts. When you have the option to turn left or go straight, choose the latter to find this gem.


Hint Scroll

After the cutscene where you escape the Animated Armors through the trap door, you practically land on this dead body.



When you enter the room pictured above, look to the left for a corpse holding this scroll.


Light Magic Gem #2

When you enter the room pictured above for the first time, follow the beam of light to the right until it ends.

Left of your position will be a dead knight with a Life Magic Gem.


Shadow Magic Gem

At the beginning of the third mirror puzzle room, there is a dead knight under some books in this small gazebo seen in the center of the picture. And yes, that Goblin is about to pwn Gabriel.


CHAPTER 5: Abbey Tower


Scroll #1

Turn left at your first opportunity (when you get out into the open). There is a corpse against the wall holding a scroll.


Life Magic Gem #1

When you enter the structure pictured above through the broken wall, turn to your right and head toward the camera to find this gem.

The gem location.


Scroll #2

Here, near a dead tree leaning against a wall.


Life Magic Gem #2

After you climb to the top of the first tower, you'll reach a point where you need to do a spring-jump forward to grab a ledge on the wall of the adjacent tower. Shimmy left instead around the building and drop down onto a small ledge where there is a dead knight (how did he get up here?) holding a Life Gem.


CHAPTER 5: Castle Sewers


Scroll #1

At the bottom of the stairs in the water, just underneath the first stream of flowing sewage, there is a corpse. Not surprising.


Shadow Magic Gem

Instead of going through the first opened gate, slog through the sewage down and to the right to find a corpse containing a shadow gem.


Scroll #2

After you've made the sprint-jump between the first and second gate, head toward the camera to find a bag of holy water and a corpse holding a scroll.


  • 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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