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Sarafan Zealots were a Sarafan variant enemy class that were encountered by Kain in Legacy of Kain: Defiance. They were a "highly skilled" Sarafan class who distinctly wielded twin weapons and were seen in Kain's early Defiance chapters at the Sarafan Stronghold and the Pillars of Nosgoth.


Sarafan Zealots were troops of the Sarafan faction, encountered by Kain in Nosgoth's early history at the start of Defiance. Sarafan Zealots notably wielded a weapon in each hand - usually twin blades or axes - and could also throw extra blades at Kain from a distance. Their uniform consisted of metallic looking armor with green clothing underneath. Sarafan Zealots were described as "highly skilled ambidextrous warriors" and in addition to their skill, the Zealots were able to take advantage of a "righteous fury" to effectively go into a rage, wildly attacking and becoming "nearly unstoppable". They were of a mid priority in combat - best confronted after the spell casting Inquisitors and ranged attacking Archers, but before the Templars and Crusaders.[Defiance][Defiance/3][Defiance/5][Defiance strategy guide]

Sarafan Zealots armed with different weapons

The Zealots were first encountered in the the third chapter of Defiance Pursue Moebius as Kain explored the Sarafan Stronghold in Nosgoth's early history and could thereafter be encountered throughout the Stronghold areas in that chapter and the Pillars in the following Kain centred chapter Reveal the Guardian Citadel.[Defiance][Defiance/3][Defiance/5][Defiance strategy guide]

Like many of the Sarafan classes in Defiance, Zealots could be 'enhanced' by the spells of Sarafan Inquisitors.[Defiance][Defiance/3][Defiance/5][Defiance strategy guide][Defiance manual]


" For Defiance we added Aikido style pants and color coding for the Sarafan.
It supposed to be a few years after SR2, so I evolved the armor from Roman to Crusader style armor"
―Daniel Cabuco[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Icon-DCab.png"Sarafan Crusader Notes" on Daniel Cabuco's online portfolio (Archived Notes at 'Legacy of Kain Wiki: Sources')