Large stone golems wielding a Stone Greataxe. They are extremely powerful and can easily kill an unprepared player. They also have a very high aggro range, making them difficult to dispatch from a distance.
Like Stone Knights, these creatures have strong armor. It is very important to choose the right damage type against them:
- Extremely high Slash defense
- Medium Normal and Thrust defense
- Low Strike defense
|Abilities||Can easily stagger opponents.|
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*This attack is only performed after the Overwhelming Smash
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These stats are sourced from FuturePress's Official Dark Souls Strategy Guide.
- After performing a ground smash, Guardians sometimes look around for the player, leaving them vulnerable to a few free hits. However, the Guardian can pull its axe out of the ground with a big explosion if the player is within range for too long.
- Guardians strongly resemble Stone Knights. Their armor is quite similar and they both guard forests.