Scimitars were first encountered by Raziel in the history preceding Blood Omen as he investigated the Light forge, with the powerful Greater thralls using Scimitars as weapons. Scimitars would again be encountered along with the Greater thralls in the Air Forge in the Era following Blood Omen and in Janos Audron's Retreat in Nosgoth's early history.[Soul Reaver 2][Soul Reaver 2/6][Soul Reaver 2/8][Soul Reaver 2 strategy guide (Prima)].
Scimitars 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)]
- Like many of the weapons in Soul Reaver 2, Scimitars are not explicitly named in-game. In many guides and sources, weapons are divided by generally into one- or two-handed weapons[Soul Reaver 2 manual], or into general weapon families[Soul Reaver 2 strategy guide (Prima)](with the scimitars a one-handed sword variant).
- Scimitars are labelled simply as a "sword" in game files.[Soul Reaver 2]