|Real Name||Destruction Luster|
|Latin Name||Clades Candor|
To find Cenobia, the player should head west of the Shrine of Worship. Cross a bridge, and head to the north, searching for the pass in the mountains which you used to locate Gaius. There will be two forks on the way to this Colossus; at the first one, you should take a left, and a right at the second. Continue following the path until you come upon a cave entrance, which leads you to a massive structure. Make your way inside, and the Colossus will appear.
This Colossus is probably the smallest of the sixteen, before Celosia, and it resembles a Lion. It acts a lot like Celosia, especially in that its primary attack is charging the player. Fortunately, there are trenches throughout the area in which Wander may duck into. Look for a downed pillar and climb on top of it, then climb onto another standing pillar nearby it. Cenobia will ram into the pillar, taking two charges to knock it down. Quickly get onto another raised walkway which this pillar has allowed you to access, and make your way to the next pillar which you need the Colossus to knock down. If it has lost interest, shooting it with an arrow will effectively cause it to come running.
After taking down a few pillars, you'll eventually be able to access a large tower. Climb around on this and use it to reach the final pillar. Once it has fallen, it will knock down a wall. Get into the courtyard inside and climb onto a small set of ledges on the other side. Cross the platform into a shady area, and get Cenobia's attention. Recklessly, it will smash into the column supporting you, causing it to fall down on its head—revealing the sigil which marks its weak spot on its back. Stay on the remains of the column until you can get on the Colossus' back, and finish the beast off.
There is no difference in Hard mode besides needing to stab it more times to kill it.
NOTE: Once Cenobia's armor is destroyed you can almost completely kill it with the Harpoon Of Thunder.
Meaning of NameEdit
Cenobia could possibly originate from the Latin root ceno, which means "to dine." This fits with Cenobia's leonine appearance.
Clades Candor transliterates as "Destruction Luster."
Clades is Latin for "destruction," and is used generally to mean "defeat." In other uses, it can mean "siege," which relates to Cenobia's presence in the ancient ruins of the city.
Candor means "luster" in Latin. This same word is used in English, meaning "simplicity" or "clarity." All Cenobia desires is to destroy.
- Cenobia and Basaran both have unique eyes, their eyes are different from the rest of the colossi in the game. It is unknown why they have different shaped eyes, though.
|Colossi in Shadow of the Colossus|
| Valus | Quadratus | Gaius | Phaedra | Avion | Barba | Hydrus | Kuromori|
Basaran | Dirge | Celosia | Pelagia | Phalanx | Cenobia | Argus | Malus