|Introduced in||Legacy of Kain: Defiance (2003)|
|Eras||Nosgoth's early history|
Pillars of Nosgoth
|Thrown||Lift, Acquire, Force, Last Combo|
|Appearances||Legacy of Kain: Defiance|
Sarafan Inquisitors, sometimes known as Sarafan Spell Casters or Sarafan Mages, were a Sarafan enemy class featured in Legacy of Kain: Defiance, where their use of magic to defend themselves and enhance their allies made them dangerous foes. They were seen predominantly in Kain's early chapters at the Sarafan Stronghold and the Pillars.
Sarafan Inquisitors had a uniform which consisted of metallic armor with yellow clothing underneath and they had their heads covered with the same cloth. They were armed with wrist mounted blades (resembling those used by Sarafan Warrior Inquisitor Raziel to eviscerate Janos Audron, but on both wrists) that they could use in close combat; however their preferred tactic was to remain at a distance and utilise several magic attacks, including Holy Projectiles (a "mortar like burst" ranged attack) and Radial Blast. Sarafan Inquisitors also frequently used their magic to enhance their allies using three spells: Heal, Amplify Damage and Berserk Shield; for this reason they were the highest priority in combat and should be killed before the other Sarafan enemy classes.
The Sarafan Inquisitor rank in Defiance is something of a puzzle; the rank bears the same name as the high-ranking Sarafan Warrior Inquisitor seen at the climax of Soul Reaver 2 (Sarafan Melchiah, Zephon, Rahab, Dumah, Turel, Raziel and Malek), but the Defiance rank is clearly distinct from this, focusing on magic as opposed to skilled combat and with the Defiance Inquisitors behaviour much closer to the Sarafan Warrior Sorceresses of Soul Reaver 2. As Kain's visit to the Sarafan Stronghold in Defiance takes place some years after the conclusion of Soul Reaver 2, it is possible that the new rank was created in the warrior priests honour. The cloth covering the heads of the Sarafan Inquisitors may indicate that they are bald, a look that may have been inspired by the Sarafan Warrior Sorceresses and Sarafan Inquisitor Melchiah (who was bald and shared the yellow colour scheme).
Prima Official Legacy of Kain: Defiance Guide.