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Vampire Wraith
Vampire wraiths
A Vampire Wraith in Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver.
Introduced in Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver
Race Wraith
Eras Soul Reaver era
Abilities Soul siphon, Hover
Plane Spectral Realm
Appearances Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver

Vampire Wraiths are the souls of vampires whose bodies have been put into a death state (vampires can't be completely killed until their souls are devoured then as proof of their complete death their bodies turn to ash or completely disappear) and while in their death state their souls wander the spectral realm until their vampiric natures adapt to that plane (from drinking blood to using the 'Draining Leash' ability).

As proof they go from being glowing orbs of energy or figures of light to having an actual spectral solid form that doesn't glow, this means they have officially become creatures of the spectral plane but, like the Sluagh when completely weakened their solid form will become transparent and when that happens any soul-devouring creature can devour them.


  • The Vampire wraiths and Revived vampires have a unique ability that uses a tether of spectral energy to drain health from Raziel. Hinted to be an adaption of their vampire natures to the Spectral Realm, the ability is never named or directly explained. The spectral band used by Dumah (and later Raziel) when Constricting appears to be similar and may be created using the same energy or directy adapted from this ability. Later in Legacy of Kain: Defiance similar spectral entities, the Archons, are seen using an almost identical ability named "Draining Leash" - this ability could be considered to be the same as was used by the vampire wraiths in Soul Reaver and may be a direct attempt to classify them as such.


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