The Font of Putrescence, also known simply as Putresce, was an artifact wielded by Kain as a fledgeling vampire during the events of Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain. When used the Font of Putrescence fired a bolt of energy that would seek out a nearby enemy and upon impact dissolve their body into a pool of poisonous flesh. The toxic remains left by the Font of Putrescence were highly contagious; if Kain or another enemy touched the puddle of contaminated flesh they would be instantly poisoned.
- "Should this object strike an enemy, rot and decay would instantly eat their flesh, and leave only a pool of blood and tissue. For a time after, the toxins are still active, and therefore lethal to the touch."
- ―Kain — Listen (file info)[src]
Following the events of Blood Omen, Kain seems to have abandoned many of his weapons and artifacts and the Font of Putrescence is never seen or mentioned again.