The Light Reaver was the second of these enhancements that Raziel found. Shortly after he passed through Kain's Mausoleum, Raziel discovered ancient vampire ruins as he investigated the Cemetery and was able to enter a sealed chamber and use a Warp gate that transported him to the Light Forge within the Vampire Citadel. Using the Soul conduit at the heart of the forge Raziel was able to imbue the Wraith blade with elemental Light to create the permanent Light Reaver, which could be selected at will.[DEF][DEF-C4]
The Light Reaver manifested as a bright yellow blade which could be used to light up darkened areas. The Light Reaver was particularly effective against shades and would deal them extra damage during Charged attacks and Reaver spells. Against other enemies, the Charged attack stunned enemies, with a longer and more far-reaching stun effect for the Reaver spell. It could also be used to light Dark orbs[DEF].
- The Light Reaver was first featured in a more temporary form in Soul Reaver 2[SR2]. Though not explained in Defiance, the loss of the Reaver fonts (necessitating finding permanent enhancements) was intended to be attributed to the actions of the Elder God, though this detail was cut from the final game.
- The Charged attack and Reaver spell of the Light Reaver were originally to have featured in Soul Reaver 2 gained from a separate Light Reaver augmentation but the enhancement was ultimately cut.
- Along with the Dark Reaver, the Light Reaver does not need to be powered up with Souls to gain the enhancement; It is gained from a Soul conduit, but the mechanism is already active when Raziel arrives at the Light Forge[DEF-C4].