Castlevania: Lords of Shadow gem, scroll and upgrade guide

CHAPTER 9: Bones Forest


Shadow Magic Gem #1

From the starting point of this level, head left. The corpse containing this gem is not far.


Light Magic Gem

If you run around to the backside of the portal you used to enter this level, you’ll find a corpse holding a Light Magic Gem.


Scroll #1

Ironically, in the spot with the large gap where the game tells you “Your Wings can also help you jump higher and further,” you should drop down instead. You’ll find a dead knight carrying a scroll.


Scroll #2

If you take the right path out of the first Headless Burrower’s camp, you’ll see a large gap. Make the leap by sprinting and double-jumping and climb up the cliff face to reach this scroll.


Shadow Magic Gem #2

If you take the left path out of the first Headless Burrower’s camp, you’ll reach the large gap seen above. Your goal will be to make the lead and land on the higher ledge.

Here you’ll find another camp, and another corpse carrying a gem.


Life Magic Gem

Immediately after the Chupacabra steals your powers, look to your right. You’ll see a ledge. Climb up and to the right to find the slain Brotherhood Knight who carries this gem.


Scroll #3

Just before the end of this level, there’s a dead knight to the right of your path. You can’t miss him.


CHAPTER 9: Woes Moor


Shadow Gem

This one is easy to miss. As soon as the level begins, head back the way you came. There will be a corpse holding this gem.


Hint Scroll

There is a dead knight in a puddle just a ways past Baba Yaga’s house. He carries the hint scroll for this level’s puzzle.


Scroll #1

From the second crow’s perch, head right. You’ll find this corpse next to a giant pumpkin.


Scroll #2

If you continue to the right of where you found the above scroll, you’ll come upon a destroyed barn where one of the Scarecrows is resting. Behind the house you’ll find a dead knight holding a scroll.


Life Magic Gem

No head into the destroyed barn. To the right of the scarecrow around the corner is a slain knight with a gem for you.


Light Magic Gem #1

At the very back of the level, you’ll find a large wood barrier that you can tear down using your spike chain.

Climb the stairs and you’ll come upon a dead knight at the top.


Light Magic Gem #2

Behind this barrier you’ll find a corpse containing this gem.


CHAPTER 9: The Music Box


Light Magic Gem

Grab the green cylinder right away, and use it in the device to your right. This opens up a path where a dead knight is clearly visible. You can loot him now, but you’ll be killed. Luckily if you time it right, the gem will be permanently in your inventory just before death.


Life Magic Gem

Use this combination in the device – red, blue, magenta, yellow. This path will lead you to a room with a corpse holding a gem.

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  • 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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