The Light Forge Key was a puzzle object obtained and used by Raziel in the Light Forge in Soul Reaver 2.


The Light Forge Key was an item that was crucial to solving the puzzle of the Light Forge and imbuing the Wraith Blade with elemental Light in Soul Reaver 2.[SR2]

Raziel first encountered the Light Forge Key in a side chamber, shortly after passing through the main chamber of the Light Forge, but he found it was protected by a sentry eye. After rearranging some of the Reflectors in the forge, Raziel was able to open several gated doors, enabling him to return to the sentry eye room with the Dark Reaver. Blinding the sentry with the Dark Reaver Raziel was able to recover the Light Forge Key.[SR2][SR2-C4][1]

  • The Main chamber of the Light Forge
  • Mural featuring forge solution
  • Mural featuring forge solution
  • Light Forge Key symbol above trail entrance
  • Light Forge Key trail
  • Sentry eye and Light Forge Key room
  • Raziel takes the Light Forge Key
  • Raziel places the Light Forge Key 
  • The Light Forge Key in place
  • The Statue rises
  • The Light Forge is activated

The Light Forge Key was a golden star shaped artifact and once gained it significantly limited Raziel's abilities - preventing him from Climbing, Gliding, entering Combat, manipulating objects or Devouring Souls. If placed on the ground, the key would quickly return to its point of origin.[SR2][2]

Returning the key to the main chamber of the forge, Raziel was able to place the key in front of the large statue, causing the forge to activate and the statue to animate, imbuing the Reaver with Light and gifting Raziel with the Light Reaver.[SR2][SR2-C4][1]


  • The Light Forge features several subtle star-shaped symbols throughout which hint at the usage and placement of the Light Forge Key. Initially the symbol can be clearly seen in the head of the large statue in the main chamber. Further into the Forge, the star-symbol was seen above the door to the Light Forge Key and the star symbol featured repeatedly along the floor of the trail leading from here to the sentry room where the key was initially found. Returning, Raziel could also use similar depictions of the statue to return to the main chamber.[SR2][SR2-C4]
  • A far larger mural indicating the fate of the Light Forge Key can be seen on through the Light Forge, featuring a depiction of the statue in the main chamber (in full activation pose) beneath a sun-like image with the same number of points as the Light Forge Key.[SR2][SR2-C4]



  1. 1.0 1.1 Icon-Prima Prima Games / Demian Linn and David Hodgson. Prima's Official Soul Reaver 2 Guide. (2001)
  2. Wiki-Icon-SR2 Soul Reaver 2 manual. Crystal Dynamics. (Eidos Interactive). (October 31, 2001) Download.