Experience Awarded: 7500
Drops: Firewalker (Shortsword) & Sealed Big Rune
Special Challenge: Defeating the boss without knocking down any of the fire braziers will give you an orange version of the Firewalker
The Guardian is a boss found in the Eternal Flame. He spawns there on your way to defeat the Annihilator. You can bypass him if you have been helping Yetka. She will tell you a plan to use the left-wing's stairs to go up and bypass The Guardian. If you bypass him, you can later come back and fight him. If you spared the deserters, you can find them in the upper layer of the left-wing. You can tell them to kill the guardian and they will permanently reduce the guardians health at the cost of their lives. You can use this as a way to kill the betrayers for the captain.
|Attack Name||Attack Description|
|Fireballs||Goes down on a knee with his swords in front of him, as he raises his swords fireballs shoot from the remaining burning cauldrons and seek the player. You can dodge these easily by jumping out of the way. You can extinguish cauldrons to weaken this attack, but that will forfeit the orange version of his sword.|
|Dash||This attack is triggered being distanced from the player. He puts both swords behind him and glides towards the player. Upon close proximity to the player he will do a forward attack and also follow it up with one or two consecutive dual-blade strikes. You can attack him for a short-period of time after this.|
|Flurry of Fire||This is his most common close range attack. He will do a chain of (usually) 4 dual-weapon attacks which are relatively easily dodged. It starts with a swing to his left and ends with both swords behind him.|
|Kick||Sticks both swords in the ground, and half vaults through them, kicking forwards. In this animation, he is temporarily invulnerable. If you are near him when he does this, he will usually do a chain of attacks. Swinging both swords upward and ending with a tracking 360 sweep.|
*extinguish all but one or two cauldrons ASAP to lessen the effectiveness of the fireball attack
*blocking is ineffective without massive fire resistance, fire resistance consumables are recommended for a melee approach
*Using the projectile attack on the gauntlet along with a powerful rune (Flawless if possible), especially if the rune adds damage over time, is effective against this boss especially when coupled with a magic stone (consumable)
He will also use part of his own health to reignite the cauldrons but this will not kill him.
- Extinguish most of the cauldrons but leave one or two otherwise he will relight them all simultaneously
- If you defeat him without knocking out any of the fire cauldrons, you will be rewarded with an upgraded version of the shortsword "Firewalker." It will be differentiated by having an orange border coloring versus a purple one.
- Hugely weak to Lightning. On NG+ and NG++ if have acquired the special weapon Lightning (Hammer) from Annihilator, you can defeat him with as little as 10 running lunge hits (Requires 20 Faith to wield).