Spectres are a common enemy encountered in Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands.
- "Don't get intimidated by these large brutes. Although a Spectre is a bit larger than the wraiths, it often accompanies, a spectre is slow and relatively easy to defeat. However, he can dish out some serious damage, so be ready to roll away as he raises his large barbed blades. Standard sword attacks are enough to damage a spectre, but he's much more durable than his wraith counterpart. Try kicking another foe into a spectre to knock the spectre down. If a spectre is on the ground, you can consider activating one of your powers to gain the upper hand. Trail of flame is particularly effective against these enemies. Simply roll through large groups to inflict flame damage while avoiding their attacks."
- —Official Booklet Description
Specters are among the largest of the standardized humanoid soldiers in Ratash's Sand Army. When the Prince encounters them, they appear prior to his fight with the Charger. Their stature is made up primarily of the large growth that protrudes around their head and shoulders. Spectres are not particular strong, but what they lack in strength they make up for in large numbers.
Not unlike Ghouls, Spectres confront the player in mass crowds with other enemies from the Sand Army. Depending on the players progression in the Upgrade Menu, the Prince is not limited to using basic melee attacks and guard breaks to prevent from being overwhelmed by Specters other Sand Army monsters.