Raidriar or Jori in Infinity Blade II
|Alias||The God King|
|Weapon||The Infinity Blade (IB1-3)|
|Armor||Helio Armor (IB1)|
Helio Plate (IB2-IB3)
|Helmet||Helio Helm (IB1)|
Helio Crown (IB2-3)
Raidriar (RAID ree ARE), born as Jori, also known as The God King, is the main antagonist of Infinity Blade I and II, and the tritagonist of Infinity Blade III. After Ausar's fall, he ruled most of the planet together with a Pantheon of seven Deathless, of which he was the leader. He does not live in the Temple of Lantimor found in Infinity Blade I, but only comes there when the next descendant of the bloodline is ready to face him. He most likely lives in his stronghold at Larioth, as revealed in Infinity Blade III.
History[edit | edit source]
Early Life[edit | edit source]
Not much is known about Raidriar's early life, other than thousands of years ago he was known as Jori, the son of a man named Uriel, who worked for a corporate businessman known as Mr. Galath. He and his father were never close, because of Uriel's time-consuming job. When Jori was hit by a car, Uriel brought him to Galath, who used his advanced knowledge of the Q.I.P. and machinery to transform Jori into a Deathless. At some point in his immortal life, he "hunted down" Ausar the Vile and managed to defeat him under mysterious circumstances, though most likely by luck/chance, obtaining The Infinity Blade in the process. He then formed the Pantheon and took control of the world, with no one left to challenge him.
Infinity Blade I[edit | edit source]
The God King is the enemy of the final battle of each Bloodline. He is reborn every time he is destroyed. After obtaining the Infinity Blade, Siris may access the dungeon, which leads to a Rebirth chamber with several Raidriar "buds" in green tubes, without the Helio Armor shoulder guards. Raidriar uses the Infinity Blade, Helio Helm, Sunstorm, and Helio Armor. He increases by 50 levels every time he is defeated. Siris is able to obtain all Raidriar's armor and weapons.
Once Raidriar's health is reduced by one third, he will disarm Siris and offer him a chance to "learn the true meaning of power." If the player taps the weapon, the fight continues and Raidriar will now unleash his fury attacks. After defeating Raidriar, Siris drops his shield and sword and disarms Raidriar, stabbing him with his own blade, the Infinity Blade. Raidriar then says 'they' will come for Siris next, and as Siris pulls the blade from him, he dies. After this, the credits roll and then another cut scene starts. Siris looks around the room before approaching the Raidriar's throne, where he presses a button that activates a giant hologram machine. The machine shows a planet, presumably the one Siris is on, with an asteroid belt including a partially destroyed moon circling it. After this the next bloodline starts, if the player taps Raidriar, he will spare Siris and he will appear to be relaying instructions of his duty, that he (Raidriar) is Deathless but he does not seem to like the others stating they have gone too corrupt (for example in Infinity Blade II, he dislikes Saydhi for going "too far"). After this, the credits roll and the next bloodline starts.
Raidriar was reborn in his Seventh Temple of Reincarnation after Siris had defeated him in battle. He claims that he allowed Siris to defeat him. He is referred to as Raidriar by his Devoted (mortals that serve him). Raidriar uses technology, only available to the Deathless, to learn how he lost the duel against Siris. Raidriar learns that the Infinity Blade was not fully activated when he lost, however, it was powerful enough to kill the lesser Deathless that were imprisoned in his dungeon. Raidriar believes that the Infinity Blade may be fully activated now and is terrified by the thought of a true death. Raidriar reviews the video of his duel with Siris and believes that the Worker of Secrets trained Siris. Raidriar is also intrigued by the identity of a female assassin (Isa) who initially attempts to kill Siris and retrieve the blade.
Raidriar gathers several Dark Knights and sets out to meet with the Worker of Secrets. As Siris learns of the God King's rebirth, he sets out with Isa to find another Deathless, Saydhi, that can help Siris find the Worker of Secrets. After Siris kills Saydhi, he inserts the Infinity Blade in a slot similar to the one in Raidriar's dungeon, causing Siris to lose possession of the Infinity Blade, and Raidriar to gain it. He tells Siris of their intertwined past: Siris is actually Ausar, who is Deathless himself.
Infinity Blade II[edit | edit source]
In Infinity Blade II, it is revealed by the Worker of Secrets and the Archivist that the God King's true name is Raidriar, and Ausar (Siris) can only free the Worker by trapping Raidriar in his place. When Siris arrives at Saydhi's Estate, he challenges Raidriar to a duel, shouting his name and waiting for him to arrive. The latter arrives with a Plated Guard, an Iron Butcher and an Iron Sentinel. He commands his minions to best Siris but not to kill him, instead saving him for the Infinity Blade. Siris survives and faces The God King himself. Siris then bests him. Raidriar reveals that killing him will not end Siris' goal to free mankind from the Deathless. Siris then hits Raidriar with the pommel of the blade and brings him back to Saranthia to free The Worker. However, the Worker betrays Siris, 'thanking' him for defeating Raidriar, his rival, and revealing that Siris, as Ausar at the time, was actually the one who imprisoned him and tricks Siris into imprisonment with Raidriar.
Raidriar and Siris are imprisoned for two years, during which they kill each other thousands of times. When Isa finally rescues Siris, Raidriar surprises them, slitting his throat in order to escape. Raidriar awakens back in his castle, learning that the Worker has instated a Soulless copy of Raidriar in his stead. Forced to kill his own Devoted, who believe he is an imposter, Raidriar seeks out his still-loyal High Devoted, Eves, and sets out to find Siris. Convincing Siris that they must ally, Raidriar sends him to kill the false God King and retrieve the Infinity Blade. While Siris is away, the Worker of Secrets bombs the camps of Siris' rebellion, killing almost everyone. Siris returns and is eventually persuaded to give Raidriar the Infinity Blade so that he can seek out the Worker and end him.
Raidriar reaches the Worker's bunker and fights his way to his throne. It is revealed that Raidriar is Jori, Uriel's son, and that the Worker of Secrets is Galath. After killing Jarred with his Infinity Blade, Raidriar faces Galath, who summons his own Infinity Blade and bests Raidriar. The Worker then reveals his plan to destroy the world so that all Deathless can die permanently, but tells Raidriar that he will never defeat him and offers him a chance to join him, telling him that he can be a valuable asset. Thinking back on his father's final words to him to "make [the world] better", instead of accepting Galath's offer, Raidriar teleports the datapod to a hidden location, sending a remote message to Siris to seek it out. Galath, angered, stabs Raidriar with the Infinity Blade, permanently killing him.
Infinity Blade III[edit | edit source]
Raidriar is playable during the prologue of Infinity Blade III.
At the beginning of Infinity Blade III, Raidriar reaches the Worker in his tower. He fights and beats one of the Worker's minions and Ashimar. He then faces the Worker himself. Whether the player is defeated or should the player deal enough damage, the battle will end with Raidriar's submission. The Worker then reveals his plan to destroy the world so that all Deathless can die permanently. The Worker tells Raidriar that he will never defeat him and offers him a chance to join him, telling him that he can be a valuable asset. In response, Raidriar admits that he himself cannot defeat him, but knows who can, referring to Siris. Raidriar, instead of accepting the Worker's offer, removes his datapod, alerting Siris and Isa and angering the Worker, causing him to strike Raidriar with the Infinity Blade, killing him permanently. Presumably the Worker makes a second Soulless copy of Raidriar, as the first was killed by Siris in Infinity Blade Redemption.
The magic stats Raidriar has is Heal 3 Incinerate 3 and Freeze 3. It matches that of the magic stats of Ring of Ice and Fire. This is a reference to Infinity Blade II, where Siris uses the same ring in the tutorial.
Donald Mustard has implied that Raidriar is truly dead, as he said "I saw him (Raidriar) get stabbed with an activated Infinity Blade".
Soulless Raidriar[edit | edit source]
Main article: Soulless Raidriar
During Infinity Blade III, it is shown that the Soulless version of Raidriar is ruling the land from Raidriar's stronghold in Larioth. He fights Siris, but as Siris is about to kill him, he kills himself, teleporting away. Later, in the Ark, he attempts to cover the Worker while he escapes, but Isa takes care of him while Siris pursues Galath.
Tactics[edit | edit source]
Infinity Blade I[edit | edit source]
Before battling the God King, the player is advised to equip a weapon with the most raw damage they have available to them, as the God King becomes immune to almost all elemental attacks after only a few bloodlines. It's also advised that the player not rush in to fight him, as his weapon's elemental attack changes often; equip shields that add resistances to those elements. It's also highly advised to have a decent Magic attribute, coupled with a ring with healing properties. And remember to heal fully with a Health Potion.
It's highly advised that the player stick to parrying the God King's standard attacks, because the small windows from block and dodge breaks won't provide a good opportunity to dish out damage at all. When the God King gets cut down by 1/3 of his health, he gives you a choice to join him or die. If you choose to serve him by tapping on him, he'll praise you for your wisdom and a secret achievement, 'Not In Kansas' will be unlocked. By tapping on your weapon, he will become angered, and start to attack more aggressively by now using three different fury chains. All can be parried if you know the attack and time the parry well enough, but if you're hard of timing, or even intimidated by a boss titan throwing a fury chain at you, blocking will mostly keep you from physical harm if you don't mind losing at minimum 15 points(27+ or more in New Game+) to your shield endurance. The God King uses horizontal attacks frequently as well, making dodging ineffective. Put simply, stick to parrying as much as possible, and healing whenever needed, will keep you alive through the fight.
After the fight, the player will be taken on to the next bloodline regardless of results; if he has beaten the God King, he will raise his level by 50. However, if the player has lost the battle, the God King shall remain at his current level.
The God King drops a significant (though level-dependant) amount of gold, and a guaranteed item. It should be noted that the God King will rarely drop the Infinity Blade as he always drop gold or random things.
Infinity Blade II[edit | edit source]
Raidriar fights similar to any other normal-sized enemy, but with faster movements. He also has three unique fury combos, all of which include unblockable moves. It is recommended to parry these combos before he can execute them, if you can. An alternative solution is to obtain a On 4-combo, Block all Attacks gem for Light weapon class, which will allow you to block his shield bashes in the fury chains. The Vault of Tears update allows Raidriar to fire off light magic much like Saydhi and Thane. You can parry, dodge, or (at a cost to 5 odd units of damage to your shield/two handed weapon) block these attacks. Take note: even if Raidriar fires magic to the left or right of your character, you must dodge to the opposite side to avoid taking damage. It is also recommended that you at least create a rare defense gem to shrug off his attack element, whichever that element is. If he is at a very high level, stick with anything that is extremely high in stats, like the Infinity Blade. Heavy weapons can also be effective, if you are familiar with heavy weapon controls.
Dialogue[edit | edit source]
|Infinity Blade I|
Face the God King
Reduce God King's health by 1/3
Join the God King
Fight the God King
Defeated by the God King
Defeat the God King
*Note: The dialogue of Infinity Blade II and III is spoken in English. In Infinity Blade I, the dialogue is in Pangean, but the subtitles are in English.
|Dialogue in IB2|
Tap the obelisk
Approaching Siris's trap
After defeating Raidriar's last knight
Defeated by Raidriar
Notes[edit | edit source]
- In Infinity Blade II's negative bloodlines, Raidriar equips the same gear as in Infinity Blade I. This version of the God King is called the Classic God King.
- In Infinity Blade I, if you choose to join Raidriar, instead of a new bloodline beginning after the credits, you fight him again. If this is your first time doing so, then you will get the hidden achievement 'Not in Kansas'.
- In the final cutscenes, after defeating Raidriar, Siris approaches his throne. He finds a small electronic device, revealed to be a datapod in IB3, perhaps a reference to the Apple iPhone. Siris taps it and backs away. Futuristic hologram projectors then protrude from the ceiling and display a hologram of the planet Infinity Blade takes place, but with a destroyed moon. The moon was later called Heaven in Infinity Blade III.
- In Infinity Blade II, Raidriar uses similar armor to the Worker of Secrets - albeit a different color scheme, different helmet, and few pieces of black cloth on his waist.
- Raidriar in Infinity Blade I is relatively harder than the Raidriar in the second game since he has faster fury moves and stronger attacks than in Infinity Blade II.
- Donald Mustard stated in an interview that at full power, Raidriar stands no chance against Ausar the Vile (pre-redemption), even though he is considered to be the best swordsman in the present era. This leads to the question of how Raidriar defeated Ausar at the Plains of Koroth, and also foreshadows his defeat against the Worker of Secrets.
- Ryth, a famed duelist, has also been able to defeat Raidriar comprehensively within twenty seconds of their duel.