"'Tis a spell worthy of the Necromancer himself. This allows me to dissect a creature's soul from its vessel of flesh. For these poor wretches, only oblivion awaits."
―Kain — Listen (file info)

Spirit Death was a spell acquired and used by Kain during the events of Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain. It was found by him inside Dark Eden. This spell is one of the most powerful and expensive of Kain's repertoire, allowing him to throw a straight travelling projectile able to displace the victim's Soul from his body, causing an instant death. Though letal, only a few of Kain late enemies (specially the red Demons of Avernus) could survive a direct impact from this spell, demanding more than a single cast in order to die. Also, bosses were unaffected by this spell.

Like many of Kain's Blood Omen spells, Spirit Death is not seen in further games.


  • The spell is described in the 'Silicon Knights Blood Omen 1 FAQ' as an upgraded version of Energy Bolt (both being straight travelling projectiles), although Spirit Death uses more magic to cast (but causing a certain death), and could not be used to trigger wall switches (probably the most useful aspect of Energy Bolt).
  • The Spirit Death Incantation also features Blood Omen's take on souls, more readily featured throughout the late games of the series (where they are depicted from green spheres to a glowing body outline). Spirit Death depicts an extracted soul as a semi-transparent outline of the enemy.

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