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

The Spheric Guardian is featured in the Melter card art.

Pattern Edit

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 Deal 10 x 2 damage. Deal 11 x 2 damage. Deal 11 x 2 damage.
Activate Defend Gain 25 Icon Block Block. Gain 25 Icon Block Block. Gain 35 Icon Block Block.
Harden Attack Defend Deal 10 damage, gain 15 Icon Block Block. Deal 11 damage, gain 15 Icon Block Block. Deal 11 damage, gain 15 Icon Block Block.
Attack/Debuff Intent - Attack Debuff Deal 10 damage, apply 5 Icon Frail Frail. Deal 11 damage, apply 5 Icon Frail Frail. Deal 11 damage, apply 5 Icon Frail Frail.

Tips Edit

  • Although the constant Icon Block Blocking can make this enemy seem like an impenetrable wall, Icon Poison Poison can be used to ignore it and attack the HP directly, so long as all 3 charges of Icon Artifact Artifact are cleared first.
    • This can be trivial as The Silent, but any character with the means to apply other Debuffs can use a Poison Potion followed by 5 turns of waiting to kill it.
  • The Icon Frail 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 Weak debuff or using a card such asDisarm
    Disarm
    can do a great deal to mitigate these attacks.
    • In contrast, if you have the Turnip, the Icon Frail Frail debuff is blocked. Thus, gaining enough Icon Block 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 Block, dealing with more than one attack while Icon Frail Frail can be overwhelming.
  • If playing as the Defect, a very useful card in this fight isMelter
    Melter
    , which will remove the enemy's Icon Block Block and deal significant damage, almost effectively ending the fight.
  • If playing as the Watcher,Judgment
    Judgment
    will instantly kill it.

Update HistoryEdit

  • 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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