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This article is about the enemy. For the item set, see Engine Guardian.

The Engine Guardian
Location Rkugamz, Darkshade Caverns II
Species Dwarven Spider
Health Normal1683986Veteran5702217 (Same health in Hardmode) Difficulty ON-misc-Boss 3.png
Reaction Hostile
The Engine Guardian

The Engine Guardian is a giant Dwarven Spider that serves as the final boss of Darkshade Caverns II. It is found behind the door to Rkugamz.

Its unique drops are the Ancient Great Axe, the Pincer of the Guardian, and helmets from the Engine Guardian set. It is the basis of the Engine Guardian style, as well as a trophy (which can be obtained in normal) and bust (obtained in veteran).

Related Quests[edit]

Skills and Abilities[edit]

As a boss type creature, the Engine Guardian is immune to all forms of crowd control effects. A tank is not really required for this fight, as the boss does not respond to taunts. Instead, it will move around the central pillar by itself. Every quarter round, the boss will randomly select a new "phase" to enter, and this is indicated by its color. It is possible to get two of the same phase in a row, but never three.


Red Phase Appearance

Red Phase[edit]

The boss glows Chroma-Red to indicate this.

Burst of Flame[edit]

The boss emits a short jet of flame around itself, doing very high flame damage over time to all players hit by it. Players should stay at range to avoid being hit.

Burning Volley[edit]

The boss shoots fireballs at random players, doing high flame damage as indicated by red circles.


Blue Phase Appearance

Blue Phase[edit]

The boss glows Chroma-Blue to indicate this.

Shocking Bolt[edit]

The boss does high shock damage to all players within its line of sight. Players can hide behind the central pillar to avoid this.

Summon Dwarven Sphere[edit]

At the same time, the boss summons three Dwarven Spheres to attack the party. These spheres do moderate damage and should be killed as soon as possible.


Green Phase Appearance

Green Phase[edit]

The boss glows Chroma-Green to indicate this.

Poisoned Air[edit]

The boss does high poison damage over time to all players in the room. Players can stop this by hitting the levers in the middle of the room. Alternatively, if heals are good enough, players can choose to heal through the damage instead. Doing so will net players an achievement.

Achievements[edit]

The Engine Guardian is associated with six achievements:

Achievement Points Description
ON-icon-achievement-Group Dungeon.png Darkshade Caverns II Vanquisher 10 Defeat the Fallen Foreman, Transmuted Hive Lord, Transmuted Alit, Grobull the Transmuted, the Engine Garrison, and the Engine Guardian in Darkshade Caverns II.
ON-icon-achievement-Rank.png Darkshade Caverns II Conqueror 10 Defeat the Transmuted Hive Lord, Grobull the Transmuted, and the Engine Guardian in Veteran Darkshade Caverns II.
ON-icon-achievement-Veteran Undaunted.png Deadly Engineer 50 Defeat the Engine Guardian in Darkshade Caverns II without anyone in your group activating an Engine Lever.
ON-icon-achievement-Rank.png Veteran Construct Slayer 10 Defeat 800 Dwarven Constructs in Veteran Darkshade Caverns II.
ON-icon-achievement-UD Skill Master.png Darkshade Caverns II Survivor 50 Defeat the Fallen Foreman, Transmuted Hive Lord, Transmuted Alit, Grobull the Transmuted, the Engine Garrison, and the Engine Guardian in Veteran Darkshade Caverns II, without suffering a group member death.
ON-icon-achievement-Veteran Speed.png Darkshade Caverns II Assassin 50 Defeat the Fallen Foreman, the Hive Lord and its Scribs, the Transmuted Alit, Grobull the Transmuted, the Engine Garrison, and the Engine Guardian in Veteran Darkshade Caverns II, all within twenty minutes. Timer starts upon engaging the first group of kwama.