Lizard High Guards are hand-picked former members of the legions who showed great talent or had proven themselves in battle. These individuals were schooled in advanced tactics and put to a series of challenging tests. Joining the Lizard High Guards is a secret ceremony that takes place on the Isle of Strife. It is rumoured that the candidates do not only face several creatures in the arena but also have to battle their inner demons to prove themselves worthy. With the decline of the empire and the dwindling numbers of lizards, these tests became less and less lethal. Still, failure is seen as a dire disgrace and once these unlucky individuals are back in the legions they often seek death in battle to escape their shame.
The Lizard High Guards are the elite troops of the empire and fiercely loyal to their superiors following their strict code of honour. Their pride and honour let them stick to any given task, regardless how futile their mission may seem. Failure is no option for a Lizard High Guard. In the army, the Lizard High Guards form an almost monastic order with rituals and an ever present code of behaviour. The ideal Lizard High Guard is expected to be an example of absolute control over its mind and body. Lizard High Guards on ceremonial watch are known to remain so motionless that they could easily pass as statues. The Lizard High Guards are perfectly aware of their elite status in the society and they look on the ordinary legionnaires with contempt.
Damage Taken From Elements
Faster than weaker lizards. Often appears with dragon priests and legionnaires. These creatures can be skinned with an Obsidian Knife. See also: Lizard Leather/Skinning. A lizard high guard never retreats.
Its melee attacks can be compared to a Giant Spider's. Knights can just melee it, using berserk if they want to kill it faster. With at least level 65 and skills 75/75 you should be able to kill them. Mages are recommended to hunt them at around level 90 since lizards do not walk alone. Use Icicle or Ice Strike because they are weak against ice. Sorcerers would also use energy wave if there are more than two lizards keen to fight.
- 0-227× Gold Coin
- Great Health Potion
- High Guard Shoulderplates
- Spiked Iron Ball
- Strong Health Potion
- 0-2× Platinum Coin (semi-rare)
- Bunch of Ripe Rice (semi-rare)
- High Guard Flag (semi-rare)
- 0-4× Small Emerald (semi-rare)
- Red Lantern (semi-rare)
- Lizard Leather (rare)
- Lizard Scale (rare)
- Tower Shield (rare)
- Zaoan Legs (rare)
- Zaoan Shoes (rare)
- Zaoan Armor (very rare)