Beetle Guard

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Beetle Guard
Beetle Guard.png
Health 480 (+144 per level)
Damage 12 (+2.4 per level)
Speed 17 m/s
Beetle Guard as it appears in the logbook

The Beetle Guard is a new gorilla-like insect Monster introduced in Risk of Rain 2.

Environments[edit | edit source]

Skills & Behavior[edit | edit source]

Sunder[edit | edit source]

The Beetle Guard's first skill has it whack the ground with its right arm, causing a line of spikes to appear from the ground that travel towards the targeted enemy, dealing 300% damage.

This skill has a cooldown of 8 seconds and a Proc Coefficient of 1.0, along with being able to store two charges of this skill.

Ground Slam[edit | edit source]

The Beetle Guard second skill is a close-ranged AoE circular attack where it starts by raising its arms into the air before slamming them down, resulting in spikes emerging from the ground around it, primarily around the front of the Guard.

This skill deals 440% damage, has a cooldown of 3 seconds and a Proc Coefficient of 1.0.

Defense Up[edit | edit source]

Note: This content is not functioning within the game.

Beetle Guard never uses this skill. Beetle raises his hand and gains a temporary buff for 8 seconds. This buff causes shields to appear circling the Beetle Guard, but does not grant the Beetle Guard any shield.

This skill has a cooldown of 30 seconds.

Lore[edit | edit source]

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This is the logbook entry of D. Furthen, naturalist for the UES [Redacted] in conjunction with the UES Research and Documentation of Outer Life. I am joined by my good friend Tharson, who is keeping me safe through this journey.

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Amazing! We have witnessed our first ever eusocial creature outside of Earth. I observe from afar a giant cousin of the previously described Worker Beetles. 

I will describe its properties below. I have assigned their common name as ‘Beetle Guard’.

• Much greater in size than their smaller cousins, the Guard is the size of a rhinoceroses. The Guard has the same 5 eyes as the Worker's, with one of them protruding from the top of its head. This most likely allows the Guard to see while keeping its head down in a defensive position.

• The Guard appears higher in the social hierarchy than the Worker. I have witnessed Workers scatter when a Guard appeared.

• The Guard’s chitin plates extend to cover its entire body, with only joints revealing the thinner, darker exoskeleton below. 

• Tharson has reported that the Guard’s chitin is significantly sturdier than the Workers. We have consumed many resources to fell this magnificent creature, including our disposable missile launcher. Tharson’s battle with the Guard lasted for about an hour before it finally succumbed. Amazing! Tharson is OK from this encounter.