|Environment||The Hallow – The Underworld|
|Max Life||167,500 / 254,998 (total)|
|Immune to||All debuffs except:|
- Item (Quantity)Rate
Spawn[edit | edit source]
The Profaned Guardians will not spawn on their own and must be summoned by using a Profaned Shard in the Underworld or Hallow. The Profaned Guardians can only be summoned during the Day and will despawn if it becomes nighttime.
Bosses[edit | edit source]
Behavior[edit | edit source]
All three Profaned Guardians spawn at the same time. The fiery main Guardian is immune to all damage until the rock Guardian and the crystal Guardian are defeated.
If the player exits the Hallow or Underworld during the fight, they will become nearly invulnerable until the player returns.
Attacks[edit | edit source]
The Rock Guardian[edit | edit source]
- Stays close to the main Guardian, occasionally charging towards the player.
- Repeatedly fires a circular spread of holy spears.
The Crystal Guardian[edit | edit source]
- Stays close to the main Guardian, rarely charging towards the player
- Periodically fires homing fire orbs which instantly decrease the player's health by 32 HP regardless of defense, damage reduction, or immunity frames.
The Main Guardian[edit | edit source]
- Immune to damage until the other two Guardians are defeated.
- Continuously travels toward and up against the player in an attempt to be on a greater elevation, charging toward the player only when it is above the player.
- It will also charge if the player is both a decent ways below the Guardian and in close proximity to the Guardian
- Intermittently fires circular barrages of holy spears.
- After reaching 75% health, it will start dropping slow-moving flares which explode shortly after being fired.
- After reaching 50% health, its charges will increase in speed and frequency.
- After reaching 25% health, it will begin leaving trails of exploding flares as it charges.
In Revengeance Mode[edit | edit source]
- The main Guardian is faster.
- It additionally deals greatly increased damage after the other two have been killed.
Aftermath[edit | edit source]
- Once defeated, the Wizard will begin selling Profaned Shards.
Notes[edit | edit source]
- The Profaned Guardians' healths do not change in Revengeance Mode or Death Mode. They are the only bosses aside from Ceaseless Void and Storm Weaver where this is the case.
Tips[edit | edit source]
- For more elaborate strategies on defeating the Profaned Guardians, including weapon and arena recommendations, see Guide:Profaned Guardians strategies.
- Don't move around too quickly, as this will likely lead to you ramming into the many projectiles the Guardians fire. Take your time and observe how the boss functions.
- The Genisis is a good weapon for mages due to its extremely high fire rate and large damage potential.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- The Profaned Guardians' theme is Unholy Ambush, which was composed by the artist DM DOKURO.
- Despite their theme being called Unholy Ambush, the fight could only be considered an ambush in Death Mode, where the Profaned Guardians can spawn naturally.
- Their theme has similarities with Providence's.
- If the Calamity Music add-on mod is disabled, Boss 1 will play instead.
- Despite being a boss, the Guardians don't drop a Trophy, a Mask or a Treasure Bag in Expert Mode.
Lore[edit | edit source]
The Profaned Guardians, born of the profaned flame that is never allowed to be extinguished, are the eternal servants of their god, Providence. They are the physical manifestations of the souls of deceased worshipers that were promised eternal life in exchange for their protective services; they are undying and will reform sometime after their demise from the core of Providence herself. They guard to the death, both Providence and her artifacts, which were used as mediums to communicate between Providence and the flora and fauna of Terraria before Yharim appeared. When the tyrant began spreading his influence across the land, the guardians fought to repel him. What started off as a perceived victory for the guardians was soon followed by the unleashing of the tyrant's trusted Devourer and his Sentinels. The guardians were destroyed and retreated back to their god to be reformed once more. Years later the Terrarian manages to piece together one of the profaned artifacts, awakening the guardians once again.