The Guardian is a Champion unit from the Forest Box. It is used mostly as a defensive unit, protecting nearby friendly units.
Quick Stat: Guardian Edit
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Tier 2: Guardian+ Edit
To Upgrade from Guardian to Guardian+, you need 5 Guardian and 25 Dragon Coins.
Changes from Guardian: Adds one move only range in every direction
Tier 3: Guardian++ Edit
To Upgrade from Guardian+ to Guardian++, you need 5 Guardian+ and 100 Dragon Coins.
Changes from Guardian+: Adds one move only range in every direction
Tier 4: Guardian+++ Edit
To Upgrade from Guardian++ to Guardian+++, you need 5 Guardian++ and 500 Dragon Coins.
Changes from Guardian++: Adds two move only range in every direction, spanning the entire board
Strategy: Guardian Edit
Since the guardian has the same attack pattern as a king, it can be used to pin the king against a wall, and get into position for checkmate, or protect guardian and checkmate king with that
Strength: Guardian Edit
Guardian is able to protect knight-moving units, such as soulkeeper and dragon. It is able to create better trade opportunities while retaining control.
Weakness: Guardian Edit
It begins only protecting behind, then side, and only +++ protects forward, thus, it is tricky to use its lower upgrades to assist powerful units.
- In the v0.43 update, the Guardian got the magic-ranged swap special ability. This turned out to be another significant nerf for the piece, as a Ranger or PoisonMage attacking a minion "defended" by Guardian would now attack the higher valued Guardian instead.
- If multiple Guardians are defending a piece, the one first in a1-h8 order swaps it. This is very hidden information.