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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.
- 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.
- 1.2: Introduced.