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The guardian

The guardian is a zerg long-range bomber.


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A guardian during the Great War

The guardian is evolved from the mutalisk and thought to be based on the nesting form of the mantis screamer. It possesses a thicker carapace than its counterpart and attacks by lobbing explosive globs of acid.[1] The guardian is much slower than the mutalisk however, and was often designated to guard larvae.[2]

Despite being devastating in terrestrial combat, guardians are next to useless in space combat.[3]

Guardians were replaced by brood lords following the Brood War.[4] A number of them were utilized by Amon in the End War, as they were taken under his control along with the feral zerg of Aiur.[5][6] Feral guardians remained on Tarsonis years after the conflict.[7]

Game UnitEdit


For StarCraft gameplay information see: Guardian (StarCraft).

StarCraft IIEdit

For StarCraft II gameplay information see: Guardian (StarCraft II).

Known GuardiansEdit

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A guardian

Variant StrainsEdit



Most sources list the guardian's attack as being one of acid.[1][8] However, its page lists its attack as being one of plasma.[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Underwood, Peter, Bill Roper, Chris Metzen and Jeffrey Vaughn. StarCraft (Manual). Irvine, Calif.: Blizzard Entertainment, 1998.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Guardian StarCraft Compendium. Accessed on 2008-01-13
  3. Mesta, Gabriel (July 1, 2001). StarCraft: Shadow of the Xel'Naga. Simon & Schuster (Pocket Star). ISBN 0-671-04149-5.
  4. Barba, Rick. StarCraft Field Manual (hardcover). Insight Editions, November 17, 2015.
  5. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void. Vivendi Games. Mission: For Aiur!. (in English). November 10, 2015
  6. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void. Vivendi Games. Mission: Last Stand. (in English). November 10, 2015
  7. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II. PC. Mission: Nova Covert Ops, Enemy Intelligence (in English). 2016-03-29.
  8. Golden, Christie (June 30, 2009). StarCraft: The Dark Templar Saga #3: Twilight. Simon & Schuster (Pocket Star). ISBN 978-0-7434-7129-9.

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