Guardians are the ultimate objective for each team. Slaying the enemy's guardian wins the game.
Guardians are imbued with unique abilities with which to defend themselves, while their Guardian Cores are alive. They are capable of some crowd control and huge area of effect damage.
The Guardian starts off with significantly high stats, and gets stronger throughout the game (to a certain point). Starting at 10 minutes, and with every further minute that passes, the Guardian levels up, gaining bonus Attack Damage and Power.
|Start (Level 1)||5000HP||320||100||0|
|Per Minute (10:00 onwards)||+0HP||+5||+0||+5|
|Maximum (Level 30, 38:00)||5000HP||465||100||145|
An incredibly long, but narrow line gets marked from the Guardian, which, after a delay, erupts into flame, staying lit for a few seconds dealing large amounts of damage to enemy units standing upon it.
Small spots on the ground are marked around nearby enemy Shapers; the Guardian then launches missiles that home towards them, which do damage upon impact, as well as create a small area for a short time, that slows enemy units who are standing upon it.
A large circular area is marked with a reticule, centered on an enemy Shaper, which, after a small delay, erupts into flame for a few seconds, dealing immense damage over time.
The Guardian creates a ring of large, off-white orbs that move slowly outwards from it. If one makes contact with an enemy Shaper, that shaper gets knocked up into the air for a couple of seconds.
The Guardian is surrounded by five Guardian Cores, four of them providing a different ability each to the Guardian, with the fifth spawning health-packs for the allied team.
(Directions are looking from your Locus towards your Guardian.)
The Health Core is front-and-center of the base. While alive, it releases health-packs for allied Shapers to pick up, healing them greatly over a short period of time, as well as granting a bonus to Haste.
Front and right is the Fissure Core, which, while alive, enables the Guardian to use its Flame Fissure ability.
Front and left is the Missile Core, which, while alive, enables the Guardian to use its Missile Barrage ability.
To the rear and right is the Laser Core, which, while alive, enables the Guardian to use its Guardian Laser ability.
To the rear and left is the Bubble Core, which, while alive, enables the Guardian to use its Trap Bubbles.