Legacy of Kain – Blood Omen 2 – Platform: Gamecube

Cheat mode
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Press Z, R, L, B, X, Y at the main menu. A voice will say „Go cheese”
to confirm correct code entry. Start a new game to begin with the Soul
Reaver and Iron Armor.

Instant death attack
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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 immediately attack.

Easy health
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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.

Easy kill
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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.

Raising Kain’s lore
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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.

Defeating Faustus
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At first, you are in a small circle room with two doors. All you have to
do is face the Boss and hold Attack + 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.

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.

Defeating Magnus
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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.

When the battle starts, stand directly behind one of the statues. Beware,
his Immolate attack can kill you with one hit. When he destroys the statue,
use the Telekinesis gift to knock him into the water. You will need to do
this about four times. Enter the next area with the Telekinesis still
equipped. In this area, you will see four statues glowing red. Stand in
front of one and shoot Magnus with the Telekinesis. He will charge at you,
and when he does, jump over him. A switch will appear at the feet of the
statue. Use your Telekinesis to operate it before Magnus recovers. Do the
same for the other four, and the statue in the middle will rebuild itself.
Next, use the Statue technique on the large one; you may need to do this
more than once. This should finish him off.

Defeating Marcus
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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 ability.

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.

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.

Defeating the Sarafan Lord
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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 hits.

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.

Defeating Sebastian
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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.

Defeating the big mosquitoes
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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.

Wharves: Jumping to Rune Knights
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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, 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.