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The Dark Guardian
Epic Ancient
The Dark Guardian

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The Dark Guardian is a black stone-creature with red eyes which is easy to spot at any time of both day and night. It is twice the size of the Ancient Guardian and endures a lot more damage. The Dark Guardian is an Epic enemy that only makes an appearance once the player sacrifices the Ancient Petrified Heart on the Ancient Altar. Once spawned by the ritual, the Dark Guardian will appear right next to the altar/player and its first attack is impossible to dodge due to the close range.

When the player is close (enough) to the Dark Guardian, a scary and dark soundtrack will start playing.

Combat Edit

This enemy is one of the toughest enemies in Salt. When far enough from the player, it will throw dark boulders that work both as a shield (if the player is using a bow) and a weapon. It blocks arrows if hit by one, and damages the player sufficiently with each one. Once close enough, the Dark Guardian will start using his arm as his only melee option, and will do more damage than when in ranged.

To fight this beast, traps like "Thorn Tripwire" can be valuable to avoid close combat (Decrease movement speed) if the player is very deep within the Island. If the sea is close, luring the Dark Guardian down to the beach is another good way to avoid his melee attacks. The player can jump on a boat then from sufficient distance might fire towards it. Poison arrows will work a lot better in terms of doing damage over time.

Before fighting this ancient monster, the player WILL have to stock up on White Flower Potion (instant Health) and bandages (Strong Bandage if possible). Even the most outfitted player will NOT survive in close combat without healing options.

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The red eyes of The Dark Guardian

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Trivia Edit

  • If the player has more than one Ancient Petrified Heart and tries to spawn another Dark Guardian, the player will get the message "Now is not the time to sacrifice the heart". This means that the Ancient Guardians have been deactivated upon slaying the Dark Guardian, and will need to be reactivated again by using bombs to destroy ancient statues until ancient guardians reappear. It would seem to be around 3 or so statues until ancient guardians appear once more. Only when you hear the rumbling music that plays upon reaching an altar can you resummon another Dark Guardian.

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