Legacy Of Kain: Blood Omen 2
Press L1, R1, L2, R2, Square,
Circle, Triangle at the main menu. Start a new game
to begin with the Soul Reaver and Iron Armor.
Hint: Draw weapon during a jump attack:
During your jump attack, hold L2 then select
"Berserk" Release L2 and hold R1. Kain
should draw his weapon and hit them with it.
Hint: Sneaking up on enemies:
Hold L2 during game play to be able to creep
up on enemies and attack them. Be careful, as at times enemies
may be blocking because they may have seen you. This does work
on end Bosses.
Hint: Rage attacks:
Get your rage bar full. To do this you must block a
number of attacks. When your rage bar is full, press R1
+ Circle to do the rage attack. It works with Fury, Berserk,
Hint: Strong attacks:
Pick up the an enemy by pressing R1 + Triangle
when close. Press Square(2) to do a light attack. After
doing this, press the Analog-stick Up then press Square,
which does a large amount of damage to the enemy.
Hint: Instant death attack:
To do an instant death attack, you must have mist in
the area of the person. Enter the mist using your dark skill ability
"Mist", then sneak up behind them. A skull will appear.
Use this time to attack and you will cause instant death to the
enemy. Note: If you run into the front of the person, they will
To do an instant kill you must have either the thick sword or
the sword ax weapon equipped. Block until an enemy rests, then
go to them and press R1 + Triangle to pick them
up. Depending on the enemy, you should be able to cut their head
off. This will not work on heavily armored warriors. Press Forward
+ Square to make Kain chop the head off.
Note: You must be able to grab your enemy. Equip the thick sword
and grab them. Press Forward then Square to chop
your enemy's head off for an instant kill.
Hint: Easy health:
Immediately after clearing a checkpoint, if you are
low on health, reload the game. You will be back exactly where
you just were, except your health meter is now completely full.
Hint: Easy kill:
After defeating Sebastian and acquiring the Dark Gift
Charm, use it on a enemy that you cannot charm. It will appear
as if they have a headache. Quickly run towards the enemy and
attack. Repeat this until the enemy is killed.
Hint: Raising Kain's lore:
When you encounter a save point, avoid it. Instead,
first kill all the enemies ahead. After your satisfied with the
amount of enemies you have killed, backtrack to the save point
that was skipped and hit it. The game records your current lore
level at this point. Next, after the save point is hit, kill yourself.
Therefore when you regenerate at the save point, you will have
the same amount of lore. All the enemies that you already killed
are back. Kill them again and get even more lore. The Relic Boxes
also work in the same way.
Note: Do not max out Kain's lore (blood bar roughly the same length
as lore bar and lore bar full). If this is done and the game is
saved, Kain's blood bar will revert to absolutely nothing. If
this happens, a simple jump will cause Kain to die. If you kill
all available targets (including humans) throughout the game,
you will achieve the same blood bar level as you would using the
trick. If you do use this trick and are nearly maxed out, stop
drinking blood and opening relics. Otherwise, you will lose all
your hard work when you save.
Hint: Defeating Faustus:
At first, you are in a small circle room with two doors.
All you have to do is face the Boss and hold R1 + L1
(Attack and Block). Wait for him to attack. He has four different
types. In the first, he does a five or six hit combo. In the second,
he can punch, then kick. In the third, he will just kick. In the
fourth, he jumps back with a red glow and lunges forward. When
he uses his first type of attack, wait until he punches a third
time, then release your block and attack. Repeat this about five
times to continue. In the next room you must use the mist form
to sneak up to the furnace and burn him. To do this, you must
first find the two furnaces with fog in front of them. They are
on opposing sides. When you first enter the room, one is to the
left and the other is to the right. Run around until he jumps
to one of the two, then sneak to the corner and turn mist on.
Slowly walk to the switch and fry him. Finally, he will jump around
and lunge at you. Just run around until he lunges. This will cause
him to eventually fall. Run up to him and use a combo. This must
be done about three or four times in order to defeat him.
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Keep blocking and sidestepping his attacks while finding open
spots for attack until you get about one quarter of his life down.
Then, he will run off and enter a room will large heaters and
mist around them. When Faustus jumps on to a heater, proceed towards
the beginning of the mist trail that leads to the heater and pull
the switch to hurt him. Keep repeating this procedure until he
jumps up on to a chain, then run to a corner of the room and stay
there until Fautus jumps down . He will now try to jump and kick
you from far away. If you sidestep his attack, he will hit the
wall and will be vulnerable for a few seconds. Keep repeating
this until he is dead.
The easiest way to defeat Faustus is to block until your Fury
bar glows and hit him with that. Dodge every time you see him
try to use a glyph attack. It only takes two Fury hits to get
him to go to the furnace room. Load up the Mist glyph and head
to a steam spot immediately. You should be able to turn on the
furnaces without taking too much damage running from steam spot
to steam spot. Once he gets burned and starts running around the
rafters, just run around the edges of the room until you hear
him drop down. Try to be near a corner or wall. Wait for him to
jump at you, then jump or dodge his attack. Once he hits the wall,
he will be stunned. You can hit him with a good combo before he
jumps back up to the rafters. Repeat this two or three times and
he will die quickly.
At the start, equip your Fury power. Block his combos, and back
up when you see him charge up with a red attack (which is unblockable).
Try to get some hits in, then use Fury when it is charged up.
You will then enter a room with four furnaces. Conveniently, one
furnace has mist that flows close to the center of the room. Chase
him around until he is on top of that furnace. Then, without getting
too close to it, use the Mist power, and activate the furnace.
You will need to do this about three to four times. Finally, he
will jump up into the ceiling and strike you when he comes down.
Keep running close to the walls, and he will run into them. Attack
him when he recovers. Keep this up until he is defeated.
Hint: Defeating Magnus:
Magnus is fairly simple to defeat. When he is standing
in the middle of the giant fountain that is surrounded by statues,
run and hide behind the closest one. He will try to burn you,
but will hit the statue. Jump out and shoot him with Telekinesis
very quickly. Once he falls into the water, run behind the next
statue until he tries to burn you again and repeat the process
until he leaves. It should only take three times. In the next
room you will see giant statues holding scythes. Magnus cannot
burn you anymore, but he will charge into you. Do not bother hitting
him. It does not do any good. Get in front of one of these statues
and get him to charge you. When he does, dodge him and he will
run into the scythe, breaking it. Once it breaks, you will see
a glowing telekinetic switch. Jump onto one of the boulders or
platforms so Magnus cannot get you, and shoot the switch. The
statue will open its arms. Do that to all of the statues and the
gigantic statue in the middle of the room will be put back together.
Get Magnus to charge into the base of the weapon that the statue
is holding the same way as before. When it breaks, make him charge
into the base until the statue falls and crushes him. Just stand
next to it and shoot Magnus with Telekinesis. That should make
him charge you.
When you are fighting Mangus, it is a lot easier if you just grab
him and throw him into the giant statues holding scythes. Even
if you miss with the throw, he can still bump into them when he
is getting up, and they will still break.
Hint: Defeating Marcus:
You will fight Marcus in a cathedral, on the bottom
floor first. On the left and right sides of the room are switches,
one on each side. These switches activate bells which disrupt
Marcus' concentration and leave him vulnerable for a short time.
Hit one switch, then run to the other switch, hitting Marcus on
the way. Continue this until his "puppets" disable the
bells. Go up to the second floor. Marcus will just run around
until you kill him. Use the jump ability to alternate between
sides, hitting him on the way. Once he dies, you obtain the Charm
Just hit the bell switches and hit him when he is stunned. When
his puppets disable the bell, you can still ring it by jumping
into it. He is easier to locate that way. Then, just run around
killing enemies while hacking up Marcus, occasionally ringing
the bell. You can avoid the puppets altogether, but you will want
to build up your Lore bar as much as possible.
To defeat Marcus follow the previous strategies until his "puppets"
break the bells. After this happens, chase Marcus until you run
into his "puppets". Kill the puppets, increasing your
Lore and Blood bar. He will be on the same floor as his "puppets"
-- this will help you learn where his next minion is located.
When you find him, use combos repeatedly until he loses.
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Chase him into the room that has two switches on each side. Once
there, run to a switch and use it to ring the church bells. This
will momentarily paralyze Marcus. Attack him with combos and the
Fury power. When he recovers, run to the switch on the other side
and ring the bell again. Continue to do this until he summons
the bishops. Run upstairs and attack the guard, gaining any lost
blood and weapons. He will be invisible, but will occasionally
reappear. When he does, chase him, then attack him. You can still
hurt him while he is invisible. He will summon more guards, but
will be defeated before long.
Hint: Defeating the Sarafan Lord:
When the battle starts, the most important thing to
do is to locate him. When you do, go to the platform across from
him so that there is a walkway between you. When he fires the
energy orbs, jump above the first one and stay down on the second.
Then, jump again on the third. When he is over you will have seconds
to use your Telekenisis on him. When you use it, immediately switch
over to jump and knock him off the ledge. You cannot be too close
to him when you try to jump or he will teleport away. When he
has the Soul Reaver out, switch over to Immolate. He only has
one set of attacks. He hits you five times, then uses the magic
red sword. Block his five attacks, jump back from the sword, and
use Immolate on him. This is the only way to hurt him here. Do
this three times to continue. When you get the Soul Reaver, he
still has the same attack pattern (five hits then the magic punch).
Block the five hits and jump straight up in the air to dodge the
red hit. When you get down, immediately use the Soul Reaver. You
can only hit him one time per round of attack. It will be awhile
before you can defeat him.
When Kain has the Soul Reaver and the Sarafan Lord does the five
hits, dodge the magic hammer blow. Then, grab the Sarafan Lord
and thrust the Soul Reaver through his chest. You will defeat
him in less than a quarter of the time it would take with one
hit on each turn.
Once you have obtained the Soul Reaver, build up your special
power and use the berserk attack. It will kill him within two
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After getting Kain's Soul Reaver back, the Sarafan Lord will hit
you with his five punch combo and his power punch. Block his five
punches and dodge his power punch so you can charge up Kain's
"Berserk" attack. When done, just block the Sarafan
Lord's punches and side step his power punch, then hit him with
the "Berserk" attack. If the Sarafan Lord does not block
the attack, just repeat and enjoy the ending.
For the first part, wait for him to teleport, then make your way
to him while avoiding his blasts. Before you stand on the same
platform he is on, fire a shot of Telekinesis to knock him back.
If done correctly, you will see him start to lose his balance.
While still standing far off, use the Jump power to knock him
off the platform. For the next part you must face him in hand-to-hand,
except you are not going to use your hands except to block. He
will do a five hit combo, then an unblockable attack. After blocking
the first five, back off and wait for him to finish his attack.
Then, move back in and continue to block. When your rage is high
enough, use the Immolate attack. This is the only attack that
can hurt him. After the short intermission sequence, you will
fight him again, but this time with the Soul Reaver in your hand.
Once again, he will do the five-hit combo plus the unblockable
attack. There is only one way to hurt him -- grab him and stab
him. Do this a couple of times, and you will view the ending sequence.
When you have reached the third and final stage of the battle
with the Sarafan Lord, you must block his first five attacks then
attack once. This takes far too long. Instead, select "Berserk"
from your Dark Gift menu when the final stage of the battle begins.
As you block his first five attacks then dodge his sixth attack
(which is unblockable), you will be building Berserk energy. Block
his five attacks then dodge the sixth unblockable attack. Unleash
your Berserk attack, and you will get in twice as many hits. You
only need do this twice and the Sarafan Lord will be defeated.
This shortens the battle and allows you to complete the game with
much less aggravation.
When the battle first starts, find him quickly. Then, go to the
nearest platform to him (not the same one) and use your Telekinesis
dark gift. Use it on him, then use your Jump dark gift and jump
on him. It will knock him off the platform. He will say some things
about the Nexus Stone. Kain will drop the Nexus Stone off the
platform, destroying the Hylden Gate. After that, do your normal
block dodge attack moves and use your dark gift Immolation. This
will take him down quickly. Ionnis will appear, and he and the
Sarafan Lord will fight. The Sarafan Lord wins and Ionnis will
tell you to pick up the Soulreaver. You will need to do normal
block dodge attack and use your dark gift Berserk to bring the
Sarafan Lord down very fast.
To defeat the Sarafan Lord, dodge the shots from the Soul Reaver,
then use Telekinesis to briefly stun him. In this time, switch
Dark Abilities to Jump and attack him. This will knock him off.
An intermission sequence will start, then you will have to fight
again. During this time, block until he raises his sword above
his head. When this happens, jump directly up and float until
he finishes his attack. Your Rage Meter should be filling. When
it is full, use Immolate on him. Repeat this process until the
first vampire appears. He will be hurled from the area into banishment.
An intermission will play and you will be on the middle platform.
Once there, repeat the process, except he will rest after doing
his combo. Hit him once with the Soul Reaver and continue.
When on the final stage of defeating the Sarafan Lord (when you
have the Soul Reaver), switch to Berserk and build up your rage
bar. Attack with Berserk you should kill him in two repetitions.
First, dodge his beams then knock him off. When he is using his
second tactic, use Immolate four times. When he is using his third
tactic, use Berserk two times.
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Hint: Defeating Sarafan guards:
If a guard is a good distance away from you, use the
Charm spell. The Charm spell will not succeed in controlling them,
but it will succeed in confusing them. The guard will hold his
head with both hands, as if they he has a sudden headache. During
this time, dispose of the guard with any desired weapon. The easiest
way is to cast Charm, walk up to them, lift them off their feet,
then decapitate them with the axe sword.
Hint: Defeating Sebastian:
When the battle starts, run the opposite way of the
mist shooting out of the grates. Jump over when needed. Sebastian
will not jump, thus burning himself. In his second phase, you
must be directly behind one of the mists and follow it around
until it stops. When he grabs onto the wall, put the purple portal
object between you and him. He will run directly into it. Do this
three times to continue. In his third phase, he will try to destroy
the stone. Jump up there so he gets off and charm the peasant
in the room to unload all of the mist on the ground. His fourth
phase is just a fist fight until the finish.
Allow Sebastian to kill you once. Then, allow the game to idle
and watch the "steam" appear and kill Sebastian.
At the beginning, block his attacks and watch out for his red
attack. Be careful -- after you knock him down, he will charge
at you with an unblockable tackle. Simply undo the Autoface and
jump over him. Next, he will start to run around in circles while
a column of thunder hits the middle of the room. Run around the
center while avoiding the dangerous gases from the side of the
room. When you see him stop, this means he will strike. Stand
in the room so that the column of thunder is between you and him.
He will run into it, then leap back into the side. Repeat this
about three times. Knowing he cannot defeat you, he will try to
destroy the Nexxus Stone. Jump on top of the platform and use
the Charm Gift on the guard that is activating the switches. Use
him to operate one of the switches and draw Sebastian to you.
Continue to attack until he is defeated.
Enable the "Cheat mode" code. Play through the game
and drink everyone's blood, even the civilians. You will need
as much strength as possible through the game. Look out for the
chests that only vampires can access. When facing Sebastian, make
sure you have Jump on, step into the middle, and use it straight
towards Sebastian. He should light up red before you jump. That
will take away a little power. Then. slash with the Soul Reaver
then let him go off on you. Block his first hit, take his second,
then hit him with the combo hit by pressing Square(3).
Keep doing this until he starts running in the circle. When this
happens, note the little circle in the middle of the room. Run
in circles around that circle and he will jump in the center and
hurt himself badly. Do this three times and he will raise the
middle of the floor. Jump up there then turn on Charm. Charm the
person in the window who pulls the levers. Once controlling him,
pull the lever to the right of the room then press X to
get back to yourself. Watch out for the edges and knock him off
a few times to win.
Enable the "Cheat mode" code to get the Soul Reaver
and Iron Armor. When you encounter him, quickly grab him and hold
the Analog-stick Up then press Square. This will
make him lose a large amount of health. When he falls and gets
up, quickly grab him again and repeat. Note: The game will not
show the move of the "circle" in the middle go up or
when he runs around the wall.
Whenever Sebastian charges at you, jump and use the fire attack.
Get his health down to about one fifteenth, then he will charge
up and will eventually hurt himself. He will take off half his
Enable the "Cheat mode" code to get the Soul Reaver.
When you get to him, grab him and press Left Analog-stick
Up and press Square to stab him through the heart
four times. He will die with no further problems.
Hint: Defeating the big mosquitoes:
In almost every scene, the enemies have boundaries
that they cannot cross. If you find these boundaries, the mosquitoes
will be waiting on the opposite side for you to cross back over.
Use the jump attack by jumping over and kicking them. Then, before
they recover, run back over the boundary line. After four kicks
the mosquitoes will die. It is more difficult when there are two
waiting for you, but can still be done.
Hint: Wharves: Jumping to Rune Knights:
Around the middle of the Wharves chapter is a place
where you have to constantly jump across a river with one Rune
Knight in each area you jump to. Before you jump, hit the Rune
Knight twice with Telekinesis. When you jump, try to make the
jump indicator red so that you hit the Rune Knight. While he is
on the ground, press R1 to draw your weapons or get your
claws out. Immediately when he stands, start attacking and catch
him off guard. Two hits should be required with bare claws and
only one hit with some sort of weapon.
Glitch: Surprise death:
If you completely fill up the purple bar and die or
load a game with the purple bar completely filled, your life bar
will shrink to nothing and you will die after a few steps.
Glitch: Spirits of the dead:
At some points in the game, when you have killed someone
and go back a little later and are a little bit away from the
body, you will see a black image of that person standing above
their own body. When you try to get closer, the spirit will disappear
and the body will still be on the ground.
Glitch: Nexus Stone returns:
Immediately after Kain throws the Nexus Stone into
the portal and Janos fights somewhat and dies, Kain will turn
around and talk to Sarafan. You can see the Nexus Stone is still
on his chest, even though he just threw it in the portal.
Glitch: In and out of the hovercar:
Towards the end when you have to ride the hover car
to where the magic spells are being done, you can have Kain in
the hovercar. However, when the intermission starts, he is seen
walking into it as if he just walked into the room.
Glitch: Wrong head:
In the last few chapters when Kain encounters the Hilden
there are times when you can use your fog ability to chop the
standing Hilden characters. However, once you perform the sneak
attack and chop off their head, a human head flies up instead
of a Hilden head.
Glitch: Death grab:
When you have a weapon and you kill someone with it,
take theirs. The weapon they had will now belong to you, however
the weapon you just used will be in the dead enemy's hand, as
if they grabbed it.
Glitch: Voridor stabbed with Reaver:
Enable the "Cheat mode" code and fight your
way to Sebastian. In the intermission sequence following the absorption
of his essence, where he grabs the Nexus stone and chats with
Voridor, the Soul Reaver will be on Kain's right shoulder, with
the blade pointed forward. You can watch Voridor talk while the
Reaver waves back and forth through his body.
Glitch: Invisible Soul Reaver:
Enable the "Cheat mode" code. Have the Soul
Reaver and Iron Armor on save without being on a save spot. If
done correctly, the Soul Reaver will not appear, but you can still
attack with it. The Soul Reaver will show up if you use Mist.
Glitch: Soul Reaver stuck in Kain's shoulder:
Enable the "Cheat mode" code. When you defeat
Sebastian, during the intermission sequence where Kain jumps up
to get the Nexus Stone, the Soul Reaver will be sticking out of
his right shoulder. Note: This does not happen all the time.
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Glitch: See Kain twice at the same time:
At the end of Chapter 7, The Canyons "Wild Places",
just before you step on the elevator whereupon the intermission
sequence begins with the mutated Janos Audren, look at the bottom
below. When you look from the correct position you will see a
doorway with another Kain in front of it, perhaps the one which
is used for the intermission sequence.
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