Spheric Guardian is a Monster found in Acts 2 and 3 of the Spire. Its low HP of 20 is counteracted by its high amounts of Icon Block.png Block, which it will continue to build up as the fight continues. In order to ensure its tankiness, it starts with Icon Barricade.png Barricade as a buff and 3 charges of Icon Artifact.png Artifact.


Pattern[edit | edit source]

Always starts with Activate, then uses Attack/Debuff. Afterwards, alternates between Slam and Harden every turn.

Name Intent Effect Asc 2+ Asc 17+
Slam Attack intent 5.png Deal 10 x 2 damage. Deal 11 x 2 damage. Deal 11 x 2 damage.
Activate Defend.png Gain 25 Icon Block.png Block. Gain 25 Icon Block.png Block. Gain 35 Icon Block.png Block.
Harden Attack Defend.png Deal 10 damage, gain 15 Icon Block.png Block. Deal 11 damage, gain 15 Icon Block.png Block. Deal 11 damage, gain 15 Icon Block.png Block.
Attack/Debuff Intent - Attack Debuff.png Deal 10 damage, apply 5 Icon Frail.png Frail. Deal 11 damage, apply 5 Icon Frail.png Frail. Deal 11 damage, apply 5 Icon Frail.png Frail.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Although the constant Icon Block.png Blocking can make this enemy seem like an impenetrable wall, Icon Poison.png Poison can be used to ignore it and attack the HP directly, so long as all 3 charges of Icon Artifact.png Artifact are cleared first.
  • BagofMarbles.png Bag of Marbles, RedMask.png Red Mask, and TwistedFunnel.png Twisted Funnel can strip off 1 stack of Icon Artifact.png Artifact for each relic.
  • The Icon Frail.png Frail debuff this enemy applies can be very dangerous when combined with the large amounts of damage it can dish out. If you can apply debuffs fast enough, applying a Icon Weak.png Weak debuff or using a card such as Disarm can do a great deal to mitigate these attacks.
    • In contrast, if you have Turnip.png Turnip or OrangePellets.png Orange Pellets, the Icon Frail.png Frail debuff can be completely negated. Thus, gaining enough Icon Block.png Block for the enemy's attacks is less challenging.
  • If this enemy is accompanied by other enemies, it is usually worth killing the other enemies first. While the Spheric Guardian will continue to build Icon Block.png Block, dealing with more than one attack while Icon Frail.png Frail can be overwhelming.
  • If playing as the Defect, a very useful card in this fight is Melter, which will remove the enemy's Icon Block.png Block and deal significant damage, almost effectively ending the fight.
  • If playing as the Watcher, Judgment will instantly kill it.

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Update History[edit | edit source]

  • Weekly Patch 40: Forethought
    • Some minor fixes for Spheric Guardian audio. Removed some code for unused sounds.
  • Weekly Patch 6: We're Back!
    • Spheric Guardian's heavy attack is now a multi-hit. 20 -> 10 x 2.
    • Spheric Guardian gets new animations.
  • Weekly Patch 3: Balance Balance Balance
    • 2 Shapes + Sphere combat, the enemies now attack left -> right.
  • Weekly Patch 1: The First of Many!
    • Spheric Guardian no longer talks
    • Spheric Guardian nerfed.
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