Shaft, the dark priest is one of the antagonists and villains in the Castlevania series. He debuted in Castlevania: Rondo of Blood (1993) as the penultimate boss before Count Dracula.

While he was defeated before, Shaft is able to capture Richter Belmont and to manipulate him during the events of Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (1997) where he has to be defeated in his orb form to allow Alucard to enter the Reverse Castle and complete the game properly.

Shaft is also a boss and playable character in the mobile game Castlevania Puzzle: Encore of the Night (2010).


Shaft from the Castlevania Games: an Overview

Charactername: Shaft   Developed /Created by Konami 
Gameseries: Castlevania   First seen on: PC-Engine 
First Game: Castlevania: Rondo of Blood    Year first seen:  1993
Last Game: Castlevania Puzzle: Encore of the Night (2010)   Birthplace:  
Role(s) and Characteristics: Antagonist & Boss   Weapons: Uses Magic
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Official Game Art like promotional Illustrations of Shaft from Castlevania


CR Pachinko Akumajō Dracula (2015)


Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles (2007)




Shaft in Game-Art-HQ Art Projects


The Dark Priest Shaft is a part of our Castlevania Tribute Castlevania Art Tribute Logo


Selected Fan Art and Cosplay of Shaft




Updates in the Video Game Character Database entry and game art gallery of Shaft

23.08.2018 – Creation of Shaft’s Gallery and DB Entry