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[[File:SR2-Sar-LongSword-Front.png|thumb|Raziel wielding a Sarafan Long Sword (SR2)]]
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{{DISPLAYTITLE:Long swords (''Soul Reaver 2'')}}
The''' Long Sword''', also known as the '''Sarafan Symbol Sword''', was a [[Sword (SR2)|sword]] variant weapon that [[Raziel]] could wield in [[Soul Reaver 2|''Soul Reaver 2'']]. The Long Sword had a [[Sarafan Brotherhood]] symbol at the hilt of the blade and was initially found in the hands of [[Sarafan Warrior Swordsmen]].
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|caption=Long swords in ''Soul Reaver 2''.
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|introduced={{Icon|Soul Reaver 2}} ''[[Soul Reaver 2]]'' (2001)
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|appearances={{Icon|Soul Reaver 2}} ''Soul Reaver 2''}}
   
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''' Long Swords''', also known as the '''Sarafan Swords''', were a sword variant weapon that [[Raziel]] could wield in ''[[Soul Reaver 2]]''. They were initially found in the hands of [[Sarafan warriors (swordsmen)|Sarafan Warrior Swordsmen]].
   
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==Profile==
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Long swords were first encountered by Raziel as he traveled into ''[[Nosgoth's early history]]'' and met his first [[Sarafan]] enemies, with the short-range [[Sarafan warriors (swordsmen)|Sarafan warrior swordsmen]] using them as weapons{{Ref|Soul Reaver 2}}{{Ref|Soul Reaver 2 strategy guide (Prima)}}. The swords notably had a Sarafan symbol at the hilt of the blade{{Ref|Soul Reaver 2}}.
   
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Long Swords were a one-handed sword variant weapons; they were slower and more powerful compared to [[Claws]]; and were faster and less powerful compared to [[Tridents|trident]]/[[Halberds|halberd]] and [[Axes (Soul Reaver 2)|axe]] variant weapons.{{Ref|Soul Reaver 2}}{{Ref|Soul Reaver 2 manual}}{{Ref|Soul Reaver 2 strategy guide (Prima)}}<ref name="SR2Online-Weapons">'''Weapons:''' GameFAQs. [http://www.gamefaqs.com/pc/529590-legacy-of-kain-soul-reaver-2/faqs/15521 Soul Reaver 2 FAQ/Walkthrough]/[http://soulreaver-2.tripod.com/weapons.html Soul Reaver 2|Online] (by Celtic Wolf).</ref>
   
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==Notes==
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SR2-Model-Object-Saraswrd.png|SR2 model
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Defiance-Model-Object-Saralarge.png|Defiance Templar weapon
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Defiance-Model-Object-Shold artifact two.png|Malek's sword item
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*Like many of the weapons in ''Soul Reaver 2'', Long Swords are not explicitly named in-game. In many guides and sources, weapons are divided by generally into one- or two-handed weapons{{Ref|Soul Reaver 2 manual}}, or into general weapon families{{Ref|Soul Reaver 2 strategy guide (Prima)}}<ref name="SR2Online-Weapons">'''Weapons:''' GameFAQs. [http://www.gamefaqs.com/pc/529590-legacy-of-kain-soul-reaver-2/faqs/15521 Soul Reaver 2 FAQ/Walkthrough]/[http://soulreaver-2.tripod.com/weapons.htmll Soul Reaver 2|Online] (by Celtic Wolf).</ref>(with the long swords a one-handed sword variant). The Long sword is labelled as ''"saraswrd"'' in game files{{Ref|Soul Reaver 2}}, and as ''"long, ornate blades"'' and ''"long, delicate blades"'' in the [[Soul Reaver 2: Prima's Official Strategy Guide|Prima guide]]{{Ref|Soul Reaver 2 strategy guide (Prima)}}.
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*Most of the [[Sarafan commanders|Sarafan commanders]] are depicted at some point wielding the Long Sword; though only [[Zephon]], [[Rahab]] and [[Raziel]] are armed with it when confronted in the [[Sarafan Stronghold]] in [[Nosgoth's early history]]{{Ref|Soul Reaver 2/9}}. (Murals in the [[Sarafan Stronghold#Chapter House|Chapter House]] show [[Melchiah]], [[Zephon]] and [[Dumah]] wielding it{{Ref|Soul Reaver 2}}; as well as [[Malek]]'s statue in the [[Sarafan Stronghold#Cloister|cloister courtyard]] in ''[[Legacy of Kain: Defiance]]{{Ref|Defiance}} -'' ''see below'').
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*Despite the appearance of the [[Sarafan warriors (swordsmen)|Sarafan Warrior Swordsmen]], the long sword does not appear in the [[Legacy of Kain: Defiance comic|''Defiance comic'']], where a 'plainer' sword without the Sarafan symbol is seen in its place; the same cosmetic change happens to the [[Tridents|Sarafan Trident]] wielded by [[Sarafan warriors (pikemen)|Sarafan Warrior Pikemen]]{{Ref|Defiance comic}}.
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*The Long Sword would not feature in [[Legacy of Kain: Defiance|''Defiance'']], where [[Soul Reaver|The Reaver]] was the only obtainable weapon, however, its legacy would endure as the [[Sarafan templars|Sarafan Templar]]s wielded similarly designed 'claymores' (perhaps implied to be longer and heavier than the long sword). The artifact [[Malek's Sword]], depicted as wielded by the [[Sarafan commanders|Sarafan commander]] [[Malek]] on a statue in the [[Sarafan Stronghold#Cloister|Cloister]] in ''Defiance'', also seemed to be based on the Sarafan Long Sword design{{Ref|Defiance}}{{Ref|Defiance strategy guide}}.
 
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==Notes==
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*Most of the [[Sarafan Warrior Inquisitors]] are depicted at some point wielding the Long Sword; though only[[ Zephon]], [[Rahab]] and [[Raziel]] are armed with it when confronted in the [[Sarafan Stronghold]] in the [[Sarafan era]]. (Murals in the [[Sarafan Stronghold#Chapter House|Chapter House]] show [[Melchiah]], [[Zephon]] and [[Dumah]] wielding it; as well as [[Malek]]'s statue in the [[Sarafan Stronghold#Cloister|cloister courtyard]] in ''[[Defiance]] -'' ''see below'').
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==References==
*Despite the appearance of the [[Sarafan Warrior Swordsmen]], the long sword does not appear in the [[Legacy of Kain: Defiance comic|''Defiance comic'']], where a 'plainer' sword without the Sarafan symbol is seen in it's place; the same cosmetic change happens to the [[Sarafan Trident]] wielded by [[Sarafan Warrior Pikemen]].
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*The Long Sword would not feature in [[Defiance|''Defiance'']], where[[ the Reaver]] was the only obtainable weapon, however, it's legacy would endure as the [[Sarafan Templar]]s wielded similarly designed 'claymores' (perhaps implied to be longer and heavier than the long sword). The artifact [[Malek's Sword]], depicted as wielded by the [[Sarafan Warrior Inquisitor]] [[Malek]] on a statue in the[[ Sarafan Stronghold#Cloister| Cloister]] in ''Defiance'', also seemed to be based on the Sarafan Long Sword design.
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Long Swords, also known as the Sarafan Swords, were a sword variant weapon that Raziel could wield in Soul Reaver 2. They were initially found in the hands of Sarafan Warrior Swordsmen.

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Long swords were first encountered by Raziel as he traveled into Nosgoth's early history and met his first Sarafan enemies, with the short-range Sarafan warrior swordsmen using them as weapons[Soul Reaver 2][Soul Reaver 2 strategy guide (Prima)]. The swords notably had a Sarafan symbol at the hilt of the blade[Soul Reaver 2].

Long Swords were a one-handed sword variant weapons; they were slower and more powerful compared to Claws; and were faster and less powerful compared to trident/halberd and axe variant weapons.[Soul Reaver 2][Soul Reaver 2 manual][Soul Reaver 2 strategy guide (Prima)][1]

NotesEdit

  • SR2 model
  • Defiance Templar weapon
  • Malek's sword item

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Weapons: GameFAQs. Soul Reaver 2 FAQ/Walkthrough/Soul Reaver 2|Online (by Celtic Wolf).

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