If you’re looking to complete the Muck “story” then you’re going to need to slay some Guardians. These are tough enemies that can take you out very easily if you aren’t ready for them. However, if you know what you’re up against then you can beat them and obtain the gems you need to sail on the ship and fight the final boss!
Guardians are scattered around the world and can be easily distinguished as the statues that are holding gems. You will need five of these gems to complete the story of Muck. If you want to find them more easily, you can locate a map on the broken down ship within a chest on the deck. Once you interact with the map, it will place all of the statue locations on your world map!
To beat a Guardian in Muck, you will need to be prepared for their attacks. They alternate between three of them: Swipe, Ground Slam, and Beam attacks. The swipe is fairly easy to dodge, as you will just need to get out of the way by jumping or maneuvering around the Guardian. The Ground Slam is similar, but requires that you immediately start moving away or timing a jump when it’s about to hit the ground. Finally, the beam attack which is impossible to dodge, so you will need to put yourself behind an obstacle so you don’t eat the damage!
The beam is generally the most problematic attack, so it is wise to bring some wood walls that you can place down and get behind when the Guardian uses this maneuver.
Your main path to victory is making sure you have enough buffs that you can easily take out the Guardian. Make sure to have a high level melee weapon so that you can slice and dice this boss. You want at least an Adamantite Sword, but better yet a Chunkium Hammer, Wyvern Dagger, or Gronks Sword to get the job done.
If you want to get one of the best weapons in the game easily, then you can use a particular seed to do so. Before you start a new game, use the seed 221294511 in the textbox. Run straight alongside the lake towards a cave that you will eventually see. In this cave is a Night Blade sword, which is one of the best melee weapons in the game!
That’s really all you need to know about beating Guardians in Muck! Dodge their attacks and slice them up between the damage they are attempting to deal. If you can avoid getting hit, then you should be able to take them out and get off the island!