Tridents were first encountered by Raziel as he traveled into Nosgoth's early history and met his first Sarafan enemies, with the mid-range Sarafan warrior pikemen using them as weapons.[Soul Reaver 2][Soul Reaver 2 strategy guide (Prima)] The tridents notably had a Sarafan symbol at the prongs.[Soul Reaver 2]
They were a two-handed weapon variant; with a longer range and more power than swords, but at the cost of the attacking speed. They were also faster but less powerful than the 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, Tridents 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 Tridents a two handed halberd/pike variant).
- The Trident is labelled as "sarapike" in game files[Soul Reaver 2] and as "tridents"" in Prima's Soul Reaver 2 guide.[Soul Reaver 2 strategy guide (Prima)]
- The Trident is used as a weapon by none of the Sarafan commanders when Raziel confronts them in the Sarafan Stronghold in Nosgoth's early history[Soul Reaver 2/9]; despite both Rahab and Turel being depicted with them in murals in the Chapter House[Soul Reaver 2].
- Despite the appearance of the Sarafan Warrior Pikemen, the Trident does not appear in the Defiance Comic, where a 'plainer' trident without the Sarafan symbol is seen in its place. The same cosmetic change happens to the Sarafan Longsword wielded by the Sarafan Warrior Swordsmen[Defiance comic]. A similar weapon is eventually seen in the hands of the Sarafan crusaders in Legacy of Kain: Defiance.[Defiance]