Sarafan archers (Defiance)

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This article regards the male troops of the Sarafan featured in Legacy of Kain: Defiance. For the female troops of the later Sarafan, featured in Blood Omen 2 , see Sarafan Archer (Blood Omen 2) .

Sarafan Archer
Sarafan archers (Defiance)
A Sarafan Archer in Defiance
Introduced in Legacy of Kain: Defiance (2003)
Race Human
Eras Nosgoth's early history
Territories Sarafan Stronghold
Pillars of Nosgoth
Leaders Moebius
Affiliation Sarafan
Weapons Ranged: Burning arrows
Blood type Red
Soul? Yes
Plane Material Realm
Thrown Lift, Acquire, Force, Last Combo
TK Throw Yes
TK Slow No
Possessable Yes
Burnable Yes
Appearances Legacy of Kain: Defiance

Sarafan Archers were an enemy class featured in Legacy of Kain: Defiance. They utilised a "long range arrow attack" and were seen in Kain's early chapters of Defiance, at the Sarafan Stronghold and the Pillars of Nosgoth.

Sarafan Archers often kept their distance fromKain and attacked from the back of a group, attacking using bows and shooting arrows that were on fire. Their uniform consisted of metallic looking armor with blue/purple clothing underneath, Sarafan Archers were weaker than other Sarafan troops, but their ranged arrow attack could be a major nuisance, especially in mass battles, hence Sarafan Archers were of a high priority in combat (best attacked first or after the spell casting Inquisitors, but before Zealots, Templars and Crusaders).

Like many of the Sarafan classes in Defiance, Sarafan Archers could be 'enhanced' by the spells of Sarafan Inquisitors.

Notes[edit | edit source]

Sarafan Archers were responsible for the many 'arrow shooting pillars' in the Sarafan Stronghold in Defiance (themselves a nod to a similar feature in Blood Omen); the pillars could be targeted using telekinesis, allowing Kain to pull a Sarafan Archer from the device.

Much ofKain's Defiance journey in Nosgoth's early history actually takes place some years after the conclusion of Soul Reaver 2 (hence a new Malek statue in the Sarafan Stronghold Coutryard), it is therefore possible that the 'Archer' rank was created in interim.

The uniform of the Sarafan Archers could possibly have inspired by the Sarafan Rahab's color theme as he wore blue clothing underneath his armor.

References[edit | edit source]

Prima's Official Legacy of Kain: Defiance Guide.