|Soul Reaver 2 items|
Raziel holding a Reflector Shield
|Introduced in||Soul Reaver 2 (2001)|
|Wielded by||Greater thralls, Raziel|
|Obtained at||Greater thralls, Light Forge|
|Parameters||limits gameplay mechanics|
Activates Light Forge
|Used at||large pillared room, Light Forge|
Raziel first encountered a Reflector in a side chamber of the Light Forge, shortly after passing the Light Forge key. Assailed by a shield-bearing Greater thrall and several Swordsmen thralls, Raziel was able to defeat the Thralls and recover the Reflector shield from the Greater Thrall.[SR2][SR2-C4]
The Reflector was a circular golden disk artifact with a Light symbol marked on the face of the disk. Once gained the Reflector 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]
Placing the Reflector in an empty holder in the 'large pillar room' of the forge Raziel was able to use the shield to reflect sunlight onto a light-activated door and open his way further through the forge. A second Reflector shield (once again held by a Greater thrall and gained by defeating it) would be encountered later in the same forge, with this also placed nearby to open light-activated doors and enable Raziel to pass through the forge unimpeded, so he could gain access to the Light Forge key.[SR2][SR2-C4]
- The Reflectors are not named in game, but are referred to as such in the Prima Guide.Game files refer to the object as "ltltkey"[SR2], whilst the game manual seems to refer to both these objects and the earlier Sun Disk as "Reflector disks".
- The Reflectors act similarly to the earlier Sun Disk seen in the Dark Forge - being placed to reflect Sunlight-rays through the forge. Despite their similarity in use and appearance, the markings on the two are different, with the Reflectors decorated with the Light Reaver symbol.[SR2]
- The Reflector Shields also act like the Emblem keys seen in other forges as they are gained from 'Shield'-bearing Greater thralls and are ultimately used to open doorways within the forge.[SR2]
- Though similarly named, the Reflector Shields are not to be confused with the large rotatable 'Reflectors' seen in the Light and Dark Forges - which although reflecting light within a forge, are defined as 'Rotatable objects' rather than 'Puzzle objects'.