Solar Guard

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Solar Guard
Solar Guard
Solar Guard
Level(s) 58-60, 68+ (in map)
Location(s) The Harbour Bridge
The Solaris Concourse
The Solaris Temple Level 1 (Act 8)
The Solaris Temple Level 2 (Act 8)
Resistance(s) Fire
Modifier(s) Gain 60% of Physical Damage as Extra Fire Damage
Skill(s) Fireball

Solar Guard is a monster found in The Solaris Temple and related areas. It is a golem (internal name: "Holy Fire Elemental"). It has its own internal subtype "HolyFireElementalSolarisChampion".

The map mod SolarSolar
13% increased Quantity of Items found in this Area
8% increased Rarity of Items found in this Area
5% increased Pack size
Area is inhabited by Solaris fanatics
can spawn Solar Guards and other similar monsters as "Solaris fanatics".


Like Solar Elementals, the less powerful variant, they have fire resistance and the ability to cast Fireballs. However, Solar Guards fire only a single Fireball, while Solar Elementals cast Fireball as a nova which has a total of 9 projectiles.

Solar Guard also has a beam skill: SpecialBeamCannon, which has a charge up time and deals - upon impact - a great amount of AoE damage. Both Fireball (id: HolyFireElementalFireball) and the beam skill deal fire damage.

Due to their powerful nature they make a great early target for Raise SpectreRaise SpectreSpell, Minion
Level: (1-20)
Cost: (15-28) Mana
Cast Time: 0.85 sec
Requires Level 28Raises a spectral version of a defeated foe as a minion to fight for you in battle.Maximum (1-2) Raised Spectres
Minions have +30% to all Elemental Resistances
55% more Minion Movement Speed
Minion Movement Speed is Capped
Minions have (105-776) additional Accuracy Rating
Raised Spectres are Level (28-70)

Additional Effects From 1-20% Quality:
Minions have +(1-20)% to all Elemental Resistances
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.



There is no official lore on the official website or from in-game environmental objects. However, since Solar Guard is spawned along with Solaris Elite, probably after the fall of the High Templar Avarius (as well as the wake up of gods due to The Beast being killed), these templars under the High Templar seem to change to be loyal to Solaris instead. [guesswork?]

The 3D model resembles a humanoid but it does not have humanoid tag, but construct, stone_construct, templar internal tags. Solar Guard is similar to Prayer Guard that can be found in The Chamber of Innocence, but larger in 3D model and apparently stronger as a spectre.

Version history

Version Changes
  • Introduced to the game