The Guardian is a level 12 Boss in Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition. He is found near The Fortress.

The Guardian

The Guardian


Level 12
Difficulty Hard
Location Hiberheim


Stat Value (Note that these stats are for Tactician Difficulty)
Max AP ??
Start AP ??
Turn AP ??
Initiative ??
Bodybuilding 6
Willpower 6
Accuracy 72
Min Damage 97
Max Damage 143
Armor 197
Fire Resist 90%
Water Resist 200%
Air Resist 100%
Earth Resist 90%
Poison Resist 100%
Tenebrium Resist 90%
Slashing Resist 75%
Piercing Resist 75%
Crushing Resist 75%


Combat Mechanics

Classic Mode

  • The Guardian is extremely tough defensively and also resistant to all damage types!
  • He casts statIcons HastedHasted on himself at the beginning of the fight.
  • When his HP <60%, he casts Skill Warrior RageRage on himself.
  • The Guardian has the opportunist talent.

Tactician Mode

  • He can cast Status Effect FearedMass Fear. (Confimed that he can cast this in Classic+ diffuculty)

Tips & Tricks

  • An easy way to kill him: use a special wand that you can get from Hilda or craft with a branch & Tenebrium Ore.
  • The witchcraft spellsDrain Willpower small Drain Willpower andSkill Source NullifyResistance Lower Resistances are useful.
  • His lowest resistances are to physical damage, so try to whittle his health down and use mages to buff allies and control him as much as possible.
  • The easiest way to kill him: Trigger the fight and lure him into the lava trap right behind him. He can be killed in just one turn this way. You just need to sneak behind him until you reach the top of the stairs and toggle sneak to trigger the fight. Once the fight starts just walk all the way past the lava trap and up the next stairs and the Guardian will follow you, trigger the trap and kill himself in the lava.

*The absolute best way I have found to defeat him is to cast the witchcraft spell decaying touch, and then spam him with healing magic and regeneration scrolls. He has no immunity to healing magic! By far the fastest way to kill him!

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    • Anonymous

      What a stupid encounter....
      I have skills with 100% or more for effects like knockdown, burn, cripple, and all of them fail everytime.
      It only managed to trip on it's one ice-surface once, but instead of laying there for 2 rounds as supposed to, he stood up after one...

      • You're all wrong. The fastest way to beat him, is in two turns: Stealth or Invis behind him, lure him on top of the lava grate, then Hover Feet to one of the switches. Insta-death via lava damage.

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