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The Light Reaver was a temporary elemental enhancement for the Wraith Blade. Presumably of Ancient vampire origin, it was wielded by Raziel in Soul Reaver 2


The Light Reaver was an enhancement for the Wraith Blade. It was the second enhancement gained by Raziel in the history preceding Blood Omen at the start of Soul Reaver 2, discovered as Raziel investigated the Great Southern Lake and found the Light Forge. Solving the puzzle of the forge, Raziel was able to imbue the Wraith blade with elemental Light, creating the Light Reaver.[Soul Reaver 2][Soul Reaver 2/4]

The Light Reaver manifested as a bright yellow blade which could be used to light up darkened areas. Reaver bolts from the Light Reaver could be used to power Light crystals and activate associated mechanisms, including opening Doors, spawning objects, changing liquid levels, lowering bridges and other applications.[Soul Reaver 2][Soul Reaver 2 strategy guide (Prima)].[1] As with other wraith blade enhancements in Soul Reaver 2, the Light Reaver was only temporary and would be lost upon Shifting to the Spectral Realm, but it could be re-imbued at light attuned Reaver fonts[Soul Reaver 2][Soul Reaver 2 strategy guide (Prima)][Soul Reaver 2 manual].

A more permanent Light Reaver enhancement would be featured in Legacy of Kain: Defiance[Defiance].



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  1. Weapons: GameFAQs. Soul Reaver 2 FAQ/Walkthrough/Soul Reaver 2|Online (by Celtic Wolf).
  2. Wiki-Icon-TLW.pngReaver Upgrades at The Lost Worlds (by Ben Lincoln)