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Vampire Hunter Ascetics were human vampire hunter enemies and part of Moebius's Mercenary Army. Encountered primarily by Raziel in Legacy of Kain: Defiance, they were the among the most skilled of the Vampire Hunter classes seen in Defiance and were seen only in Raziel's later chapters in the Blood Omen era at Vorador's Mansion. They were notable for their distinctive Capoeira-like attacking style.

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Vampire Hunter Ascetics were male troops of Moebius's Vampire hunter faction, encountered by Raziel in the Blood Omen era of Defiance. The Ascetics wore clothing that consisted of various mismatched materials including a white undershirt and several brown belt-like leather straps across the neck and chest and extra leather padding on the shoulders and forearms. They also wore khaki shorts with several further brown leather straps and padding on the thighs, knees and ankles - with lighter brown greaves and boots on the lower legs. Most of the pillagers hair was shaved into a mohawk and they grew long fu manchu style moustaches.[Defiance][Defiance/12][Defiance strategy guide]

Ascetics were the close range troops of the Vampire hunter faction in Defiance. They were unarmed and instead of weapons they attacked using a series of martial arts-like kicks and spinning blows. They were agile and strong in close-quarters combat and were quick to dodge - although they lacked any ranged attacks they were often able to work together with other ascetics to swarm and overwhelm targets. Their attacking style made them a particular hazard in later chapters. Ascetics were only fought in Raziel's later chapters in the Material Realm in the Blood Omen era and were encountered only in the chapter Battle Kain in Vorador's Mansion.[Defiance][Defiance/12][Defiance strategy guide]

Like many of the Vampire Hunter classes in Legacy of Kain: Defiance, Ascetics could be 'enhanced' by the spells of the Vampire hunter sorceresses.[Defiance][Defiance strategy guide][Defiance manual]

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