Spectral Reaver

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Spectral Reaver
Defiance wraith blade enhancements
Raziel with the Spectral Reaver in Defiance
Raziel with the Spectral Reaver in Defiance
Introduced in Icon-SR1.png Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver (2001) (unnamed)
Icon-Defiance.png Legacy of Kain: Defiance (2003) (as Spectral Reaver)
Wielded by Raziel
Obtained at Pillars of Nosgoth
Parameters Spectral Realm manifestation of the Wraith Blade
Constant spectral weapon
Appearances Icon-SR1.pngWiki-Icon-SR2.pngIcon-Defiance.png

The Spectral Reaver was the Wraith-blade's energy manifestation in the Spectral Realm. Featured in Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver, Soul Reaver 2 and Legacy of Kain: Defiance.

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When Raziel originally gained the Wraith Blade in Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver, it effectively had two companion enhancements; the blue Material Reaver and the green Spectral Reaver, with the Spectral Reaver the default manifestation of the blade in the Spectral Realm. Once gained, the blade was always present in the Spectral Realm and was the only weapon, save Raziel's Claws that could be used in combat against the inhabitants of that realm. In combat, the blade was more powerful than other standard weaponry and could also be enhanced with the Telekinetic force projectile relic to produce Reaver bolts[SR1][1][2][3].

The Spectral Reaver in Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver

The blade returned in Soul Reaver 2, where it acted in much the same manner initially; being a constant presence in the Spectral Realm and the only weapon (besides Claws) that could be used in combat against Spectral enemies. Shortly into the game however, the Wraith blade grew in strength after meeting its former self in William's chapel. After this incident, attacks using the Reaver would gradually fill the Reaver bar which encircled Raziel's Health spiral, increasing the power of the blade tremendously but devouring the Souls of its victims before Raziel could feed and eventually turning its hunger on Raziel when completely filled. As in Soul Reaver, the blade could also fire Reaver bolts[SR2][4][5].

The Spectral Reaver in the Defiance inventory

The Spectral Reaver featured again in Legacy of Kain: Defiance where it was for the first time identified as a distinct version of the Wraith Blade, separate from the Material Reaver. The Spectral Reaver was now permanently present as Raziel's default Wraith blade manifestation in the Spectral Realm. Similar to Soul Reaver 2, the Material Reaver could be fed on enemies Souls to fill the Reaver charge and allow Raziel to use Charged attacks (which increased attack damage) and Reaver spells (which included splash damage on nearby enemies) in combat. Both the Spectral and Material Reaver would ultimately be superseded late in the game by the Spirit Reaver[DEF][6][7].

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Icon-SR1.png Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver manual (UK version). Crystal Dynamics. (Eidos Interactive). (August 16, 1999) Download.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Icon-SR1.png Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver manual (US version). Crystal Dynamics. (Eidos Interactive). (August 16, 1999) Download.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Icon-Prima.png Prima Games / Mel Odom. Prima's Official Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver Guide. (1999)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Wiki-Icon-SR2.png Soul Reaver 2 manual. Crystal Dynamics. (Eidos Interactive). (October 31, 2001) Download.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Icon-Prima.png Prima Games / Demian Linn and David Hodgson. Prima's Official Soul Reaver 2 Guide. (2001)
  6. Icon-Defiance.png Legacy of Kain: Defiance manual. Crystal Dynamics. (Eidos Interactive). PC (November 11, 2003) Download.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Icon-Prima.png Prima Games / JDP and Gerald Guess. Prima's Official Legacy of Kain: Defiance Guide. (2003)
  8. Wiki-Icon-TLW.png The Ariel Reaver at The Lost Worlds (by Ben Lincoln).
  9. Wiki-Icon-TLW.png The Amplified Reaver at The Lost Worlds (by Ben Lincoln).
  10. Wiki-Icon-TLW.pngThe Elemental Reavers at The Lost Worlds (by Ben Lincoln)
  11. Wiki-Icon-TLW.pngDeleted Elemental Reavers at The Lost Worlds (by Ben Lincoln)

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