Do not attack humans
You will encounter your first human in Malchia's domain.
He is a vampire hunter garbed in silver armor, shoots silver stakes
from a bow, and will be hostile. Leave him alone and continue
on to fight the zombie-like vampire. Leave after killing it, and
do not go back to the human. The next human you encounter, located
in the gear room, should fall to his knees and hold out his arms.
The humans now consider you an avenging angel. Do not attack them,
or they will turn on you. Warning: Vampire Worshippers are garbed
in red and gold. They wield throwing knives and staffs and will
always attack. You may kill them as they are evil. Be sure to
check your human targets. You will now be able to peacefully roam
through the human stronghold.
Fun with humans
For those of you who feel the need to unleash your
wrath upon your unsuspecting human friends, go ahead and kill
them with glyphs. The other humans will not acknowledge that you
are responsible. Try the force, stone, and fire glyphs. You can
do fun things like sailing a worshipping human against the wall,
killing him, and watching as he proceeds to slide into the water
only to die again.
Do not attack the humans. When they fall to their knees use the
button to suck in souls near the human. You will pick him up,
take his soul, and he will die.
Fun with vampires
Get a spear. Seek a vampire and do not get close enough
for it to see you. Sneak up close then stop moving and throw the
spear. If done correctly, the spear will go in the vampire backwards.
Also try to flip a stone block on one or do a sniper shot from
a Fire Reaver.
Pull the three stakes out of him to bring him back
to life. Lure him into the furnace room very slowly -- if you
move too fast, he will return to his room and you will have to
begin again. Turn on the gas and hit the switch after he is in
the furnace room to fry him.
You must enter the chamber in the spectral realm. Go
to the top pillar where the portal is located and materialize.
After a brief exchange of words, your only task is to shoot out
the windows lining the room to let in the sunlight. Use the force
blast-- you do not need Soul Reaver, so do not worry about taking
hits. After he dies, you will acquire the swimming ability.
Defeating Kain (first time)
Simply wait for him to materialize and hit him. He
will appear behind you 90% of the time. You will acquire Soul
Reaver after he is defeated.
Defeating Kain (final time)
Wait for him to materialize and hit him. You need soul
reaver to do damage. The spirit forge in the center of the arena
always automatically fills your health. Simply run over to it
to accomplish this. When you strike him the first time, he appears
on the second tier, again usually behind you. Finally, when you
hit him on the second tier, he will materialize on the third and
highest tier, again usually behind you. Quickly hit him a third
time to defeat him.
Use of the Constrict ability
First, you must have a circular area around the target.
For example: Assume that the target is a Dumahim vampire (the
most common in Nosgoth). Now, without using autoface, run a complete
circle around the vampire until Raziel is followed by a trace
of blue energy. This energy, once fully invoked, will "constrict"
the vampire, causing it to be momentarily stunned -- and allowing
ample time for you to finish the it off. The Constrict ability
has odd effects on humans. They are as follows:
1. Certain humans, once you begin the Constrict ability, will
act as though they plummeted into water. If you do not finish
the ability, they will "drown".
2. The human will get stunned when Constrict is half finished,
allowing you to stop and feed on their soul.
3. The most common and normal result is that the human will instantaneously
The Constrict ability is required to complete the puzzle in the
Chrono-chamber. Also, make sure to return to areas of Nosgoth
you have already visited prior to gaining that ability. You will
find that Constrict can be used on many things, and may open up
useful secrets (such as Eldritch artifacts, Glyphs, and life force
pieces). Constrict does not work on Kain and will not work underwater.
Always hit target
Use a spear as your weapon. Hold "Sneak" ([R1])
+ [L1] and throw the spear at your enemy. You should hit
them every time. Note: This technique does not always kill your
Once you have Dumah's Constrict ability, go to Raziel's
former clan. Once there, go through the wooden door to your left,
and follow the passage. Do not go into the water. Once you have
followed the passage all the way, you will reach a silo-like building.
Climb up to the top of the building using the stairs. You will
see a small gold object sticking out the ground. Run around this
counter-clockwise twice. Stop once you see that the gold object
has turned. You should notice the ramp you lowered earlier in
the game has risen up again. Go to the switch on the wall and
flip it. Another ramp will now lower. Go up this ramp, killing
the Dumahim Vampire as you go along. Eventually, you will see
a Glyph refill. Go back out to the gold object in the ground and
again run around counter-clockwise. Stop once you see it turn.
Once again, return to the switch on the wall and flip it again.
A new ramp will now be lowered. Proceed up this ramp, again slaying
the vampire as you proceed. You will now be in a large room, with
another block puzzle. Stack all three blocks on top of each other
and jump onto the high crevice ahead. Once you have finished the
puzzle, you can collect the Glyph enhancement. You can also collect
another item. To get it, return to the gold object and run around
it counter-clockwise then flip the switch. Run up the ramp, kill
the Dumahim Vampire, then proceed in the room to collect the item.
After killing Morlock and Rahab, go to Morlock's chamber where
you fought him. Go through the small hole in the wall that was
made earlier with your new skill. Retrace your steps to where
the large ghost ship is located, just before entering the Flooded
Abbey. Jump onto the boat and run up to the top north part of
the ship. Look where the large, pointy object is pointing. Dive
into the water, being cautious of the Rahabim Vampires, and swim
in that direction. Eventually, you should see a tunnel under the
water. Swim through it and follow the passage. Dodge the miffed
vampires as move. You will now be in a large room. Be extremely
careful in here. Swim to the other end of the room, then to the
top. You should see the Glyph enhancement. Collect it, then leave
the room through the passageway you swam through. Then, jump back
on the boat. You may have also seen another cave in the water
(towards the south of the ship); collect this if desired.
Easy health refill
Enter the spectral realm and gather up souls. If there
are no souls, then fight slaugh and wraiths. Once filled, use
a portal to re-enter the material realm and you will find that
you now have full health. Also, if Soul Reaver has already been
obtained, you will have it back as well.
Cheat menu (pre-release version)
Press [Square] + [Circle] during game play
to display cheat menu with level selection, invincibility, all
powers, all swords, and other options.