Apprentice achievement in Castlevania: Symphony of the Night


Defeat 10 consecutive enemies using only magic without getting hit.

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How to unlock the Apprentice achievement

  • SpazpolSpazpol1,191,486
    14 Apr 2009 12 Apr 2009 20 Mar 2016
    32 0 3
    Easiest magic trick is summon spirt. Press Back, Forward, Up, Down then attack to cast. Just do that to 10 enemies in a row and it will unlock. I found on the outer wall with the Medusa heads was a good pace to cast the spell and dodge as opposed to using the zombies at the beginning, but either will get you the achievement.

    Here is the full list of spells pulled from a FAQ by Zach Keene found on

    U = Up D = Down F = Forward B = Back
    Charge (button) = Hold (button) for two seconds, then do whatever.

    1) Dark Metamorphosis: B, UB, U, UF, F + Attack
    Whenever Alucard attacks an enemy that bleeds and touches the blood,
    Alucard heals some HP. (10 MP)

    2) Hellfire: U, D, DF, F + Attack
    Just like Dracula. After you teleport out, press left or right to
    determine where you teleport in. Then, you'll do Dracula's 3-Fireball
    attack. Or, hold U as you teleport in to do Dracula's large fireball
    attack. Hold D to cancel the fireball period and just have a teleport.
    (15 MP)

    3) Summon Spirit: B, F, U, D + Attack
    Summons spirit which homes in on one enemy. (5 MP)

    4) Tetra Spirit: Charge U, UF, F, DF, D + Attack
    Like above, but summons four spirits at once. (20 MP)

    5) Soul Steal: B, F, DF, D, BF, B, F + Attack
    Steals life from enemies and Candles. (50 MP)

    6) Wolf Charge: D, DF, F + Attack
    Swift charge attack. (Must be in wolf form. Requires Skill of Wolf and
    Soul of Wolf Relics. 10 MP)

    7) Wing Smash: Hold X (U, UB, B, DB, D, DF, F) Release X
    Swift charging attack. (Must be in Bat form. Requires Soul of Bat
    Relic. 8 MP)

    8) Sword Brothers: D, DF, F, UF, Charge U, D + Attack
    Sword Familiar does an attack which damages all on screen enemies.
    (Requires Sword Card relic. Sword Familiar must be active as a Familiar.
    30 MP)

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    Big EllYou spelled Medusa wrong. Thumbs down.
    Posted by Big Ell on 20 Mar 16 at 13:01
    KooshMooseGet a room, you two.
    Posted by KooshMoose on 06 Feb 18 at 20:32
    rhollidayIf you stand on the stairs in the first zombie room they can’t hit you.
    Posted by rholliday on 15 Jul 21 at 08:36
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    14 Aug 2009 14 Aug 2009 14 Aug 2009
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    Fast and easy, after Dracula when you enter the castle, right after the last huge wolf walk up the stairs halfway and use the summon spirit (Left,Right,Up,Down,X) on ten zombies.

    And if your on the stairs, there is no way to be hit or die.
  • JCBaggeeJCBaggee55,802
    07 Aug 2009 08 Aug 2009
    12 0 0
    Easiest way to get this? In the Inverted Castle, defeat Galamoth and in the room past him, you'll find the Gas Cloud power-up, which allows you to do damage while in Form of Mist. Now go anywhere, trigger Form of Mist, and start killing people. As long as you're in your Mist form, which counts as magic, you can't be hurt but the Gas Cloud power-up will do plenty of damage.

    If you're strong enough to have defeated Galamoth, then pretty much anywhere in the regular castle will be full of enemies you can kill in one or two hits using Form of Mist.
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