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Reaver Spells, also known as Reaver Spell Attacks were a special attacked introduced in Legacy of Kain: Defiance.

Reaver Spells acted either by enhancing the Reavers damage or otherwise increasing their users abilities. They were activated by filling the Reaver gauge by striking enemies or Reaver Charge Stones or by Feeding the Reaver; The Reaver would glow to signify it was armed and could be activated by holding the Action button. Each different Reaver enhancement had a different Reaver Spell.

Reaver Spell Effects
Reaver Enhancement Reaver Spell Effect
Spectral Reaver Spectral Blast

Material Reaver

Material Blast
Dark Reaver Invisibility
Light Reaver Bright Stun Blast
Fire Reaver Fire Blast
Air Reaver Whirlwind Blast
Water Reaver Ice Blast
Earth Reaver Earthquake
Spirit Reaver Major Damage Blast
Balance Reaver Blast
Flame Reaver 'Inspire Hate '
Dimension Reaver Teleportation Attack
Lightning Reaver Lightning Attack
Time Reaver 'Slow Time '
the Soul Reaver Major Damage Blast


The Reaver Spell are similar in many respects to the Glyphs present in Soul Reaver and the Pillar Glyphs removed from Soul Reaver 2 . The mechanic of filling the Reaver gauge is clearly reminiscent of Kain's Rage Bar in Blood Omen 2 (which was filled by blocking attacks) and Raziel's Reaver bar in Soul Reaver 2 (filled by attacking with the Wraith Blade)

The Reaver Spells fill out the extra abilities intended for the Reavers Raziel obtained in Soul Reaver 2.

The Reaver Spell of the Soul Reaver is ineffective ingame, this is probably because it was only intended to be used during the final boss sequence with The Elder God .