Glyphs are the means of attacking enemies in Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia. As a member of the Order of Ecclesia, Shanoa is able to harness the power of the glyphs to obtain swords, spells, and various other types of attacks to use against enemies.
 Using Glyphs
Glyphs can be equipped through the Equip menu of the pause screen. Shanoa can attach three glyphs to herself at one time; two Blue Glyphs and one Red Glyphs. Blue glyphs can be set to both the X and Y buttons, and red glyphs set to R.
 Absorbing Glyphs
Glyphs are obtained by "absorbing" them on the field. To absorb a glyph, stand close to it and hold up on the d-pad. Absorbing glyphs restores 10 hearts, as well as adds one point to each attribute.