Guardians

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Guardians are special rift defenders that can be summoned into battle at key strategic locations in each battleground.. Each guardian has a preferred home location, receiving +35% Health and Damage as benefits if they are summoned at home. Guardians Stats scale with account level.

You will receive the Lion Guardian by default and the Blacksmith Guardian as a secured drop from one of the first chests opened, the rest of guardians can be received from chests. Each player can bring 2 types of guardians with them into a battleground. Guardians have limited health, can't be healed and can die while defending their point. Once unlocked, a guardian will never need to be unlocked again.

Guardians cost coins to be placed, the cost increases every time you place a guardian during a battleground. The cost increase for the whole team, it's not per player. First guardian can be placed for free, second one costs 250, third 500, fourth 1000 and so on:

First Guardian Second Guardian Third Guardian Fourth Guardian Fifth Guardian Sixth Guardian Seventh Guardian ...
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The Consumable Guardian Potion allows the players to summon two guardians for free.
Serpent Guardian In-Game

Guardian Functions[edit | edit source]

  • Melee and ranged attacks.
  • Strong, AoE melee attack after being in combat and surrounded by minions every 14 seconds. Deals damage based on percentage of HP.
  • An aura unique to the guardian.
  • Will walk a small distance away from their Guardian Spot if necessary.
  • Will attract minion aggro.
  • Guardians have limited health which does not regenerate and cannot be healed.
  • Guardians are immune to crowd-control effects.

Guardian Properties[edit | edit source]

  • Guardian Spots are pre-placed on maps and cannot be moved.
  • Guardian Spots have a type, which is shown on the pregame map.
  • Cannot be removed after being placed, except by their death.
  • A maximum of two types of Guardians may be equipped to the inventory at once.
  • All Guardians have a preferred location that make them gain an extra 35% health and damage when summoned at their home.
  • An unlimited amount of guardians can be placed in a battleground.
  • Each Guardian placement increases the cost (doubles it) of the next guardian placement. Being the first placement for the team free and the second 250 coins.

List of Guardians[edit | edit source]


Detailed View
Guardian Preview Rarity Unlocked Home Aura Description
Quartermaster Guardian Quartermaster Guardian image.png Epic War Mage Barracks (In Combat) Increases primary attack damage by +25% To keep his soldiers safe in his home, the barracks, the Quartermaster demoralizes his enemies and boosts the morale of his allies.
Headhunter Guardian Headhunter Guardian image.png Epic War Mage Barracks (In Combat) Grants +30% damage reflection As a troll headhunter trying to make it in the modern day world, the Headhunter guardian makes his home in the barracks where he recruits only the finest warriors to protect his rifts.
Dragon Guardian Dragon Guardian image.png Rare Master Default Location (Out of Combat) Regenerates health and mana Kin to the Sun, Moon, and Lion guardians, the Dragon guardian is at home in default locations and bravely defends his allies' rifts from invaders.
Serpent Guardian Serpent Guardian image.png Rare War Mage Default Location (Out of Combat) Regenerates health and mana Constructed from the armor of fallen guardians, the corrupted Serpent guardian is at home in default locations and bravely defends his allies' rifts from invaders.
Lion Guardian Lion Guardian image.png Rare By Default Default Location (Out of Combat) Regenerates health and mana Kin to the Sun, Moon, and Dragon guardians, the Lion guardian is at home in default locations and bravely defends his allies' rifts from invaders.
Sun Guardian Sun Guardian image.png Rare War Mage Default Location (Out of Combat) Regenerates health and mana Kin to the Moon, Dragon, and Lion guardians, the Sun guardian is at home in default locations and bravely defends his allies' rifts from invaders.
Moon Guardian Moon Guardian image.png Rare Apprentice Default Location (Out of Combat) Regenerates health and mana Kin to the Sun, Dragon, and Lion guardians, the Moon guardian is at home in default locations and bravely defends his allies' rifts from invaders.
Deckhand Guardian Deckhand Guardian image.png Rare War Mage Docks (In Combat) Kills increase Unchained meter by +3 As a pirate, the Deckhand guardian is at home on the docks. For some coin, he'll swab the deck with his allies' enemies and protect their rifts.
Rumrudder Guardian Rumrudder Guardian image.png Epic War Mage Docks (Permanent) Kills yield health, mana, or Unchained pickups A part-time boss and guardian, but full-time pirate, Rumrudder is at home on the docks, defending his allies and rewarding them with booty.
Blacksmith Guardian Blacksmith Guardian image.png Rare Apprentice Forge (In Combat) Reduces damage taken by heroes At home in the forge, the Blacksmith guardian forges for the Royal Arctos Armory and will gladly armor allies who will help protect his home.
Weaponwright Guardian Weaponwright Guardian image.png Epic Rift Lord Forge (In Combat) Adds fire damage to primary attacks A follower of Oasis, the Weaponwright hones weapons for his cyclops breathren and helps those who will defend his forge from unbelievers.
Jailer Guardian Jailer Guardian image.png Epic War Mage Jail (In Combat) Adds +20% lifesteal to primary attacks At home in the jail, the Jailer keeps his prisoners locked up. Judge, jury, and executioner, the Jailer will "deal with" his allies' enemies.
Jade Empire Guardian Jade Empire Guardian image.png Epic Master Jail (In Combat) Grants 3 coin per second As the jailer of the Imperial Prison, the Jade Empire Guardian stands against those who would do the rifts harm. At home in the jail, he keeps allies' rifts secure.
Cook Guardian Cook Guardian image.png Epic War Mage Kitchen (Out of Combat) Heals and increases max health by +25% The ogre Cook guardian serves up some mean grub (and it may actually be grubs) in his home, the kitchen, giving free meals to his allies.
Bartender Guardian Bartender Guardian image.png Epic Master Kitchen (In Combat) Reduces hero ability cooldowns by 20% Bartender guardian is at home in the kitchen where she puts up with no nonsense from unruly customers. Pay your tab!
Ranch Hand Guardian Ranch Hand Guardian image.png Epic Master Stables (In Combat) Adds slow debuff to primary attacks The Ranch Hand Guardian defends his allies' rift with a crazed intensity. Rustlers should steer clear of this "cow boy" and his stable.
Stablehand Guardian Stablehand Guardian image.png Epic Rift Lord Stables (Permanent) Increases movement speed by +50%. At home at the stables, the Stablehand knows that a chicken in the hand is worth a few deaths on the battlefield for his allies.
Priest Guardian Priest Guardian image.png Epic Master Temple (Permanent) Increases mana regeneration The Priest guardian is a devote follower of Nature and its powers. At home in the temple, he uses the powers of nature to protect his congregation.
Friar Guardian Friar Guardian image.png Epic Apprentice Temple (In Combat) Adds arcane damage to primary attacks As a devotee of the Riftmaker, the Friar's home is the temple. There, he blesses his followers and fights for the will of the Creator of Rifts.

Detailed View
Guardian Preview Rarity Unlocked Home Aura Description
Moon Guardian Moon Guardian image.png Rare Apprentice Default Location (Out of Combat) Regenerates health and mana Kin to the Sun, Dragon, and Lion guardians, the Moon guardian is at home in default locations and bravely defends his allies' rifts from invaders.
Blacksmith Guardian Blacksmith Guardian image.png Rare Apprentice Forge (In Combat) Reduces damage taken by heroes At home in the forge, the Blacksmith guardian forges for the Royal Arctos Armory and will gladly armor allies who will help protect his home.
Friar Guardian Friar Guardian image.png Epic Apprentice Temple (In Combat) Adds arcane damage to primary attacks As a devotee of the Riftmaker, the Friar's home is the temple. There, he blesses his followers and fights for the will of the Creator of Rifts.

Detailed View
Guardian Preview Rarity Unlocked Home Aura Description
Quartermaster Guardian Quartermaster Guardian image.png Epic War Mage Barracks (In Combat) Increases primary attack damage by +25% To keep his soldiers safe in his home, the barracks, the Quartermaster demoralizes his enemies and boosts the morale of his allies.
Headhunter Guardian Headhunter Guardian image.png Epic War Mage Barracks (In Combat) Grants +30% damage reflection As a troll headhunter trying to make it in the modern day world, the Headhunter guardian makes his home in the barracks where he recruits only the finest warriors to protect his rifts.
Sun Guardian Sun Guardian image.png Rare War Mage Default Location (Out of Combat) Regenerates health and mana Kin to the Moon, Dragon, and Lion guardians, the Sun guardian is at home in default locations and bravely defends his allies' rifts from invaders.
Serpent Guardian Serpent Guardian image.png Rare War Mage Default Location (Out of Combat) Regenerates health and mana Constructed from the armor of fallen guardians, the corrupted Serpent guardian is at home in default locations and bravely defends his allies' rifts from invaders.
Deckhand Guardian Deckhand Guardian image.png Rare War Mage Docks (In Combat) Kills increase Unchained meter by +3 As a pirate, the Deckhand guardian is at home on the docks. For some coin, he'll swab the deck with his allies' enemies and protect their rifts.
Rumrudder Guardian Rumrudder Guardian image.png Epic War Mage Docks (Permanent) Kills yield health, mana, or Unchained pickups A part-time boss and guardian, but full-time pirate, Rumrudder is at home on the docks, defending his allies and rewarding them with booty.
Jailer Guardian Jailer Guardian image.png Epic War Mage Jail (In Combat) Adds +20% lifesteal to primary attacks At home in the jail, the Jailer keeps his prisoners locked up. Judge, jury, and executioner, the Jailer will "deal with" his allies' enemies.
Cook Guardian Cook Guardian image.png Epic War Mage Kitchen (Out of Combat) Heals and increases max health by +25% The ogre Cook guardian serves up some mean grub (and it may actually be grubs) in his home, the kitchen, giving free meals to his allies.

Detailed View
Guardian Preview Rarity Unlocked Home Aura Description
Dragon Guardian Dragon Guardian image.png Rare Master Default Location (Out of Combat) Regenerates health and mana Kin to the Sun, Moon, and Lion guardians, the Dragon guardian is at home in default locations and bravely defends his allies' rifts from invaders.
Jade Empire Guardian Jade Empire Guardian image.png Epic Master Jail (In Combat) Grants 3 coin per second As the jailer of the Imperial Prison, the Jade Empire Guardian stands against those who would do the rifts harm. At home in the jail, he keeps allies' rifts secure.
Bartender Guardian Bartender Guardian image.png Epic Master Kitchen (In Combat) Reduces hero ability cooldowns by 20% Bartender guardian is at home in the kitchen where she puts up with no nonsense from unruly customers. Pay your tab!
Ranch Hand Guardian Ranch Hand Guardian image.png Epic Master Stables (In Combat) Adds slow debuff to primary attacks The Ranch Hand Guardian defends his allies' rift with a crazed intensity. Rustlers should steer clear of this "cow boy" and his stable.
Priest Guardian Priest Guardian image.png Epic Master Temple (Permanent) Increases mana regeneration The Priest guardian is a devote follower of Nature and its powers. At home in the temple, he uses the powers of nature to protect his congregation.

Detailed View
Guardian Preview Rarity Unlocked Home Aura Description
Weaponwright Guardian Weaponwright Guardian image.png Epic Rift Lord Forge (In Combat) Adds fire damage to primary attacks A follower of Oasis, the Weaponwright hones weapons for his cyclops breathren and helps those who will defend his forge from unbelievers.
Stablehand Guardian Stablehand Guardian image.png Epic Rift Lord Stables (Permanent) Increases movement speed by +50%. At home at the stables, the Stablehand knows that a chicken in the hand is worth a few deaths on the battlefield for his allies.


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