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Sarafan Warrior Pikemen
Soul Reaver 2 enemies
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A Sarafan Warrior Pikeman with Sarafan Trident.
Introduced in Wiki-Icon-SR2Soul Reaver 2 (2001)
Race Humans
Aliases Sarafan Pikemen
Eras Nosgoth's early history
Territories Mountains, Uschtenheim, Swamp, Pillars area
Leaders Malek, Moebius
Affiliation Sarafan
Weapons Tridents
Vulnerabilities lunges
Soul? yes
Plane Material Realm
Appearances Wiki-Icon-SR2Icon-DefianceComic

Sarafan Warrior Pikeman were a Sarafan variant enemy encountered by Raziel in Nosgoth's early history at the climax of Soul Reaver 2. Sarafan Warrior Pikemen were armed with the Sarafan Trident.

RoleEdit

Sarafan Warrior Pikemen were troops of the Sarafan faction, encountered by Raziel in Nosgoth's early history at the climax of Soul Reaver 2. They were clothed in a red tunic or chain mail and wore golden trimmed armor and helmets as well as purple gloves and knee-pads. They wielded long Tridents with a Sarafan symbol at the head[SR2].

Sarafan Pikemen were the mid-range fighters of Sarafan brotherhood, they were formidable and ruthless enemies, competent in close-quarters combat, but with a greater range than their swordsmen allies. Sarafan Pikemen wielded Tridents with which they attacked with a series of jabbing and sweeping strikes, they were quick, tough and powerful in combat as well as defensively skilled, though they were vulnerable to lunges. Pikemen were often assisted in combat by long-range Sorceresses [1][2][3].[4]

Sarafan Pikemen were encountered only in Nosgoth's early history, shortly after Raziel emerged from the Time streaming chamber in the Swamp. They were first seen along with other Sarafan troops in the Mountains and in nearby Uschtenheim. They would later be fought in the Swamp and nearby the Pillars and Shrine area[SR2].

NotesEdit

  • Sarafan Pikemen are the only one of Soul Reaver 2's Sarafan classes not seen in the Sarafan Stronghold[SR2].
  • Though explicitly hunting Vampires, Sarafan enemies will notably attack Demons if confronted with them.[SR2]
  • Three of the final Sarafan Inquisitor bosses (Melchiah, Dumah and Turel) were armed with long Pikes, making their move-set also comparable to the Sarafan Pikemen; though the Inquisitors had health, attack power, range and defensive capabilities far surpassing their minor comrades[SR2].
  • The Sarafan Warriors of Soul Reaver 2 wear armor reminiscent of real-world Roman military clothing. With Defiance's Sarafan chapters taking place some years later, the armor of the Sarafan classes was evolved to a more Crusader-like style for that game.[5]

GalleryEdit

AppearancesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Wiki-Icon-SR2 Sarafan Warriors:Sarafan Warriors at the Official Soul Reaver 2 site (preserved at Dark Chronicle)
  2. Wiki-Icon-SR2 Soul Reaver 2 manual. Crystal Dynamics. (Eidos Interactive). (October 31, 2001) Download.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Icon-Prima Prima Games / Demian Linn and David Hodgson. Prima's Official Soul Reaver 2 Guide. (2001)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Bestiary: GameFAQs. Soul Reaver 2 FAQ/Walkthrough/Soul Reaver 2|Online (by Celtic Wolf).
  5. "Sarafan Crusader Notes" on Daniel Cabuco's online portfolio

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