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Shieldguards are battle-hardened warriors whose mission is to protect other Dwarven units. Using their mighty shields, the Shieldguards can build an unbreakable wall to decrease the damage inflicted by the attacking enemy. The greater the distance is for the enemy to move before attacking, the weaker their blow will be.OffBck

The shieldguard is a first-tier creature of the Fortress faction, and is the upgraded version of the defender.


  • Enrage - This creature's Attack increases during combat when any stack of friendly units dies (except resurrected creatures or creatures summoned on battlefield by magic).OffBck
  • Large Shield - Creature receives only 50% of damage from all non-magical shooting attacks.OffBck
  • Armoured - This creature is resistant to all spells and effects that decrease Defense.OffBck
  • Shield Wall - Damage suffered by this creature from enemy attack is reduced by 10% for every tile the attacker walked to hit.OffBck

Basic creatures
Defender · Spearwielder · Bear rider · Brawler · Rune priest · Thane · Fire dragon
Upgraded creatures
Shieldguard · Skirmisher · Blackbear rider · Berserker · Rune patriarch · Flame lord · Magma dragon
Alternate upgrades
Mountain guard · Harpooner · Whitebear rider · Battlerager · Rune keeper · Thunder thane · Lava dragon