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Spirit Guards
Viridian Jewel
Limited to: 1
Radius: Medium
Minions deal (8-12)% increased Damage
With at least 40 Dexterity in Radius, Animate Weapon can Animate up to 12 Ranged Weapons
Long after the Karui passed through,
the whispers of those who stood their ground
at Lioneye's Watch could be heard amongst the rubble.
Place into an allocated Jewel Socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.
Spirit Guards inventory icon.png
Vendor Prices
Unique8x Chaos Orb
Vendor Offer
8x Alchemy Shard
Item class: Jewel

Spirit Guards is a unique Viridian JewelViridian JewelPlace into an allocated Jewel Socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.. It is a threshold jewel that enhances Animate WeaponAnimate WeaponDuration, Minion, Spell, Physical
Level: (1-20)
Cost: (4-12) Mana
Cast Time: 0.60 sec
Animates a Melee Weapon Item or Lingering Blade to fight by your side. You cannot animate unidentified Weapons. Will not animate weapons with 6 sockets unless specifically targeted. Cannot be used by Traps or Mines.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent4PhantasmalMinions have 1% increased Movement SpeedMinions have 0.5% chance to Intimidate Enemies for 4 seconds on Hit1% chance to create an additional Animate Weapon copyMinions deal 0 to 5 Added Lightning DamageBase duration is 40 seconds
Can use Items requiring up to Level (9-100)
Minions deal (10-48)% more Damage
Minions have (10-48)% more Attack Speed
Minions' Attacks deal (5-126) to (8-184) additional Physical Damage
Maximum (5-14) Animated Weapons
Animated Lingering Blades deal (1-17) to (2-80) Added Attack Physical Damage
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Animate Weapon skill icon.png

Item acquisition

Upgrade paths

This item can be acquired through the following upgrade paths or vendor recipes:

4The Garish PowerThe Garish Power4JewelMaligaro may have valued function over form, but that did not mute his flair for the dramatic.random jewelAutomatic
10The Eye of the DragonThe Eye of the Dragon10Jewel
Some powers are far too great even for the
gods of old.
random corrupted jewelAutomatic
8Arrogance of the VaalArrogance of the Vaal8Item
Discovery can lead to beauty, or it can lead to ruin.
random two-implicit corrupted itemAutomatic
4Jack in the BoxJack in the Box4ItemTurn the crank,
close your eyes,
and pray to the gods
for a pleasant surprise.
random itemAutomatic
1Singular IncubatorSingular IncubatorAdds an incubated Unique item to an equippable item
Item drops after killing # monsters
Unique ItemRight click this item then left click an item to apply it. The Incubated item drops after killing a specific number of monsters.
random itemAutomatic
1The VoidThe Void1Reach into the Void and claim your prize.random divination card set exchangeAutomatic

Legacy variants

Spirit Guards has a legacy variant.

Version Discontinued Modifiers

Minions deal (8-12)% increased Damage
With at least 40 Dexterity in Radius, Animate Weapon can Animate up to 4 Ranged Weapons

Version history

Version Changes
  • Now limited to 1
  • Now allows up to 8 ranged weapons to be animated.
  • Now limited to 2.
  • Dexterity requirement in radius reduced to 40.
  • No longer requires dexterity in radius to be allocated.
  • Fixed a bug where Totems couldn't summon ranged animated weapons when using the Spirit Guards unique Jewel.
  • Introduced to the game.