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Flame Reaver enhancement
Balance Emblem enhancements
FlameReaver
Kain with the Flame enhancement in Defiance
Introduced in Icon-Defiance Legacy of Kain: Defiance
Wielded by Kain
Obtained at Sarafan Stronghold
Parameters *Allows Fire sconces to be targeted and lit with TK
*Charged Attack: increases damage and sets enemies aflame
*Reaver Spell: Fiery mist causes enemies to attack each other
Appearances Icon-Defiance

The Flame Reaver enhancement, also known as the Conflict Reaver enhancement, was an augmentation for The Reaver used by Kain in Legacy of Kain: Defiance. Presumably created by the Ancient Vampires, Kain gained the enhancement when he acquired the Flame fragment of the Balance Emblem .

RoleEdit

The Flame enhancement was the second Reaver enhancement gained by Kain in Defiance. Kain found the enhancement in Chapter 3 as he investigated the Sarafan Stronghold and discovered the Flame fragment of the Balance Emblem in the gatehouse area of the stronghold. Collecting the fragment, Kain found it had endowed the Reaver with elemental Fire upgrading its power[DEF][DEF-C3].

The Flame enhancement caused the Reaver blade to glow with orange energies and once found this enhancement endowed the Reaver with Fire and also enhanced Kain's telekinetic abilities enabling him to light Fire sconces. In combat, its charged attacks dealt further damage by burning enemies and setting them aflame, whilst its Reaver Spell caused enemies to attack each other for a short time[DEF][1].

NotesEdit

  • The Flame Reaver enhancement is titled simply as "Flame" in the inventory and the Prima Guide[DEF][1], but is also known as the "Flame Reaver".[2]
    Def-Inventory-FlameReaver

    The Flame enhancement in the inventory

  • The Flame enhancement is also associated with Conflict and the Pillar of Conflict and it is named the "Conflict Pillar" in the Debug Menu - with this affiliation perhaps hinted by its Reaver Spell. Strangely it is referred to as "reaver_human" in game files[DEF].
  • Though it is not named as such the Flame enhancement's Reaver Spell is virtually identical to the Inspire Hate incantation from Blood Omen[BO1].
  • Given Moebius' reaction to Kain's possession of this fragment of the Balance Emblem, it is likely he placed this and the Balance Fragments in the Sarafan Stronghold for Kain to find[DEF-C3].
Flame

Flame fragment symbol

AppearancesEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Icon-Prima Prima Games / JDP and Gerald Guess. Prima's Official Legacy of Kain: Defiance Guide. (2003)
  2. Wiki-Icon-DCDefiance: Kain's Reavers at Dark Chronicle (by Marie Tryhorn)

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