Sluagh (SR2)

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Soul Reaver 2 enemiesSluagh variants
A Lesser Sluagh in Soul Reaver 2.
A Lesser Sluagh in Soul Reaver 2
Introduced in Wiki-Icon-SR2.pngSoul Reaver 2 (2001)
Race Sluagh
Aliases Lesser Sluagh, Common Sluagh
Eras all eras
Territories all locations
Weapons none
Plane Spectral Realm
Appearances Wiki-Icon-SR2.png

Sluagh in Soul Reaver 2, also known as Lesser Sluagh or Common Sluagh, were a Sluagh variant enemy encountered by Raziel in Soul Reaver 2.

Role[edit | edit source]

Sluagh were the scavengers of the Spectral Realm, where they could often be found feeding on lost Souls. Sluagh were arguably the most basic and common enemy variant encountered in Soul Reaver 2, present in all eras in a variety of locations, though confined to the Spectral Realm. The Lesser Sluagh (as opposed to the larger Greater Sluagh variant) were green-skinned bipedal humanoids with large eyes that glowed yellow. As with other Sluagh variants, the Lesser Sluagh could recover from damage by consuming lost souls; when defeated the Sluagh would become transparent and flee and at this time they could then be consumed as a regular soul[SR2][1][2].

In combat, Sluagh were perhaps the most agile and evasive of the enemies encountered by Raziel and they were proficient at dodging and claw lunges. They were also however some of the weakest enemies and were able to withstand few little damage. Sluagh would often attack in packs to overwhelm and corner their prey. In contrast to their predecessors, the Sluagh of Soul Reaver 2 were more confident in combat and would confront Raziel even when alone, only retreating when defeated; after which time they could still recover by consuming souls[SR2][1][2][3].

Sluagh were first encountered in the Pre-Blood Omen era as Raziel explored Nosgoth and they would be present in the Spectral Realm in virtually all locations across all eras[SR2][2].

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Compared to their Sluagh of Soul Reaver The Sluagh of Soul Reaver 2 were notably more aggressive and confident in combat, but lacked the colored halos seen on their predecessors. They were also subtly redesigned with larger yellow-glowing eyes, less hair and a more protruding faces[SR1][SR2]. A more radical redesign was seen with the return of the Sluagh in Defiance; this variant was much more deformed and hunchbacked, appearing to be a hybrid of (or intermediate stage between) the two Soul Reaver 2 variants[DEF][4].
  • The exact relationship between the Greater Sluagh and common Sluagh in Soul Reaver 2 is ambiguous; whilst the Soul Reaver 2 Manual States that the Greater sluagh are "larger brethren" to the lesser sluagh[1] and Prima's Soul Reaver 2 guide states the are "more dangerous version of the common Sluagh"[2], it is not clear whether they are a new sub-species of Sluagh or a natural development of the common sluagh.

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Wiki-Icon-SR2.png Soul Reaver 2 manual. Crystal Dynamics. (Eidos Interactive). (October 31, 2001) Download.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Icon-Prima.png Prima Games / Demian Linn and David Hodgson. Prima's Official Soul Reaver 2 Guide. (2001)
  3. Bestiary: GameFAQs. Soul Reaver 2 FAQ/Walkthrough/Soul Reaver 2|Online (by Celtic Wolf).
  4. Wiki-Icon-DC.png Sluagh at Dark Chronicle (by Marie Tryhorn).