Shovel Armor appears as an enemy in the sewers. The player can play as him when equipping the Ex Shovel Armor, which he also drops. While in this mode, their moveset becomes nearly identical to the enemy character.
Initially drawn up as "fanart" of the character Shovel Knight by Yuji Natsume, it was confirmed that after speaking with Yacht Club Games, developers of the Shovel Knight video game, Inti Creates was able to get permission to use the concept art in Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night.
- The ability to don this enemy's armor to take his form and have access to both his moveset and attacks is likely based on the Old Axe Armor from the Castlevania series, whose armor could also be worn in certain games to become said enemy.