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Tentacles were an enemy class encountered by Raziel in Legacy of Kain: Defiance. They were a unique creatures that were apparently associated with the Elder God that rose from the ground to strike and grab and could be found in a variety of locations in the events of Blood Omen.


Tentacles were apparently predators of the natural world that resided in the Spectral Realm. When the Pillars of Nosgoth were corrupted the tentacles were able to cross the dimensions and began appearing in the Material Realm. Tentacles could first be seen as Raziel returned to overland Spectral Realm in Escape from the Elder God Chamber and could be encountered in a variety of locations in either realm thereafter appearing in quieter areas of the Cemetery and Vampire Citadel - notably being summoned by the Original Guardian of Nature in her boss battle.[Defiance][Defiance/2][Defiance/6][Defiance/7][Defiance/12][Defiance strategy guide]

Each individual enemy appeared as a single human sized tentacle above ground with the 'body' of a tentacle covered in a sickly green gnarled skin through which bony barbs poked through, and a number of eyes could be found along each tentacle. Their extremities had a tridactyl claw made out of the same bony material as the barbs which they used to rake at their prey. They didn't appear to have souls of their own, though they did bleed regular Red blood[Defiance][Defiance/2][Defiance strategy guide]

Tentacles spent most of their time underground but could easily burrow through the ground - leaving a distinctive digging pattern on the surface - before bursting upwards into the air to catch and swipe at their prey with their claws and barbs. Primarily attacking through claw strikes and slaps, another tactic they used was to burst up as normal, then wrap their 'bodies' around the victim and both crush them and lacerate flesh with their barbs in a special attack dubbed Tentacle Grab. They seemed to detect movement through the vibrations of their prey on the surface.[Defiance][Defiance/2][Defiance strategy guide]


Raziel held by a Tentacle Grab


These cross-planar creatures are one of the many extraplanar beings that have found their way slowly into Nosgoth as the pillars have decayed. Normally they reside within the spectral realm, however the weakened boundaries between dimensions have allowed them to enter into the material world. Normally resting hidden beneath the ground they wait patiently for a helpless victim to wander by unbeknownst of their presence.

Special Attacks
• Tentacle Grab: The tentacles are able on a successful hit to wrap around Raziel or Kain and use their massive strength to hold them vulnerable in place. These grasping arms can slowly drain your health so rapidly tap attack to escape.

If you are caught in its deadly grasp, hit attack to break free quickly. These are nuisance enemies that generally cause more trouble than harm. Walk in a circle to entice the limbs to appear and then sever them quickly.
Legacy of Kain: Defiance: Prima's Official Strategy Guide[Defiance strategy guide]



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