Brightswords are former warriors and heroes of Elysium who wielded swords during life, and are bound to them in death. Like the other Exalted of Elysium, when they are defeated, their lingering souls will try to re-arm and respawn, and must be dispatched before they can do so. There are three variants.
Brightswords have three attacks:
- A basic but quick sword swipe when up close
- A rapid series of dashes in erratic directions attempting to get close enough to use the sword swipe
- A deflectable shockwave projectile that travels directly forwards.
Dire Brightswords spawn an additional projectile with the final attack that travels backwards. Elite Brightswords encountered in Erebus or during the Final Boss fire in all four cardinal directions, relative to their facing.