Castlevania: Lords of Shadow gem, scroll and upgrade guide

CHAPTER 6: Castle Courtyard


Scroll #1

At the top of the screen to the left, in the yard where you fight the Skeleton Warriors and the Warg, there is a corpse containing the first scroll.


Life Magic Gem

In the yard where you fight the Skeleton Warriors and the Warg, note that there is a breakable door near the Neutral Element Fountain.

Use Shoulder Dash to break it down, and claim the Life Gem inside.


Scroll #2

After you use the Warg to climb the pillar, kill your mount and walk across the beam to your left. In this area, you'll find a corpse.


CHAPTER 6: Maze Gardens


Life Magic Gem

Here you'll find a statue that you can tear down using your Spiked Chain.

You'll find it if you take the right path at the start of the level. Behind it lies a corpse holding this Life Gem.


Light Magic Gem

If you head to the left from the start of the level, you'll eventually come upon a weak brick wall that you can bust through using Shoulder Dash. On the other side is a corpse holding this gem.


Shadow Magic Gem

If you head to the right from the start of the level, you'll soon see a collapsed bridge near the bottom of the screen. You'll need a spider mount to spin a web across this gap, so make sure to come back once you've found one.


Scroll #1

In the yard on the left section of the level, near where you find the brick wall hiding the Light Magic Gem.


Scroll #2

At the corner of the maze between the two different doors requiring a spider mount to tear down.


Hint Scroll

Just before you enter the yard with the puzzle, you'll see a corpse to the right of the entrance. It holds the hint scroll for the puzzle.


CHAPTER 6: Castle Hall



There is a knight's corpse at the back corner of the second hall. Pilfer it for the first scroll.


Hint Scroll

This corpse is lying right in the center of the third hall.


Life Magic Gem

You can climb up the wall on the left side of the third hall. There's a corpse just begging to be looted.


Dagger Upgrade

There is a Brotherhood Ark just above the room with the three magic switches, near the Neutral Element Fountain. You'll need the Seraph Shoulders.


Light Magic Gem

After the Vampire Wargame, look for a dead knight near the upper right hand corner of the board. He holds a Light Magic Gem.


CHAPTER 6: Refectory



In the main dining room, you'll find a dead knight underneath the tables on the left. Destroy the tables and nab the scroll.


Shadow Magic Gem #1

Once you grapple into where the Ghouls come out, you'll enter a cramped passage. Turn to Gabriel's right (toward the camera) when you hit the intersection.


Life Magic Gem

After you get the Evil Butcher Key, return to the room where you grabbed feed for the Ghouls and open the locked door. Inside you'll find a fallen knight to the left.


Hint Scroll

In the final puzzle room, where you fight the Animated Armor and the Skeleton Knights, there is a chain grip point on the right side. Climb up and around.

Once on this higher level, look underneath the statue, between its legs. There's a scroll to grab.


Shadow Magic Gem #2

From where you found the hint scroll, you'll see some wooden beams. Do your high-wire act across all the beams until you get to the other side of the room, where a corpse is waiting to be looted.


  • 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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