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Defenders are small masked enemies found in the Astrolab that carry a Protector with their hands and move around to shield other enemies. They are exclusive to the Rise of the Giant DLC.

Behavior[]

Defenders are capable of protecting at least one enemy with a force field, during which they gain damage reduction. The shielding effect is not restricted to a single enemy, although they may follow their intended target. Defenders themselves cannot be shielded by other defenders.

If they are not currently defending an enemy, Defenders will only perform a melee attack with the Protector.

Moveset[]

Dummy swing

  • Description: Swings at the player. This attack can only be performed if the Defender is not shielding any enemies.
  • Can be blocked, parried, and dodge rolled.

DefenderTutorial.gif

DefenderTutorial.gif

Trivia[]

  • The name Defender was previously used by the Protectors, which these enemies carry around.
  • Defenders were added with the v1.2 update, aka Rise of the Giant DLC in March, 2019.

History[]

  • 1.2: Introduced.
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link True Ending Spoiler (5 BSC):   Magistrate of Death.pngMagistrate of DeathRotG  •  Screaming Skull.pngScreaming SkullRotG  •  Librarian.pngLibrarianRotG  •  Defender.pngDefenderRotG
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