Castlevania Harmony of Despair Walkthrough Video Guide (XBLA)

Castlevania Harmony of Despair walkthrough: Chapter 5 “Song of the Unslakable Blade”

This is chapter is extremely easy if you stick to the simple and fast path to Death. If you explore off the path to him, you are going to face more enemies and likely have to deal with Death small annoying attacks at the same time unless you move the beams into place.

I am using a higher attack weapon along with high defensive items as well. You can still easily beat these enemies with 18+ attack weapons, especially using item along with this.

There are a lot of flying objects, so you will want to stick to a weapon that is much faster and not as slow to swing with. I am using the Estoc weapon, this is not the fastest weapon but it deals a lot of damage to the enemy. I prefer the Yasutsuna with Alucard, if you can luckily obtain it. But if you are using Soma you may want to try out the Valmanway, if you can obtain it, that is.

Part 2 shows the Chapter 5 Boss Fight:

This is the boss fight with Death. This boss is not too extremely difficult to beat but he is also not extremely easy unless you have some very high attack weapons or are playing co-op.

The weapon I used during this boss fight is the Estoc. It has a very high attack and a decent swing rate. If you have any better weapons, such as the Yasutsuna then use it. If you do not have any of these weapons, I would recommend the Hrunting or Gladius.

You will want to go into the fight with full health, and I highly recommend carrying Super Potion just in case your health gets too low. Attack him wisely and be ready to know what attack is next. He floats all around the chamber, trying to stab you from above at times or chasing after you and taking a swing at you with his weapon. You will want to duck and slide a lot during this fight as this will help you dodge and avoid most of his attacks.