Northguards is a Tier 1 (Tokenslot Orb Frost) Icon UnitUnit of the Frost faction. This common card was released with the Twilight Edition and has no affinity variants, nor a promo version.

The Northguards are a very solid early-game unit that possesses a great deal more life points than its peers, while also boasting a very cheap price to bear.


As the wind spiralled down the mountain's ragged fangs, its breath burdened with yet more snow, I spotted them on the ledge. Shoulder against shoulder, shield against shield, a tireless row of steel and human flesh, a wall in itself. Under frozen brows, their gaze was fixed upon the mountains. They waited in silence, listening for the distant thunder marching under the wind, ready to defend their realm from the giants for just one more day.


Brave Defenders - This is just flavor text, it does nothing.

Tips & Strategies

Northguards low power cost makes them a reliable melee squad to spam in the early-game, and make for great tanks to take fire while other cards like Master Archers Card Icon Master Archers fire at range.

Due to being a melee unit, they are vulnerable to immobilization CC as with any other general-use Crowd Control.

Northguards initially, have a very low offensive strength. This is quite hampering in all situations. Because of this, upgrading them as soon as possible is heavily advised.

Northguards are often paired with Master Archers Card Icon Master Archers and the Imperials Card Icon Imperials for a solid early game force.

Campaign PvE

Northguards can serve as an excellent early-game spam unit when you need quantity. They are quite helpful during the early-portions of many missions in the game, although their strengths are limited when against opposition that can outnumber them or deal much greater damage.

Northguards can still serve as a cheap distraction tank in the second era if one should ever need to get multiple resilient units up quickly, although the Lightblade Card Icon Lightblade and Imperials Card Icon Imperials serve this role better.

Random PvE

Northguards can be effective in the first camps if they are thuroughly spammed. However this often leaves a gap in unit variety that is best rectified by providing equal amounts of Master Archers Card Icon Master Archers to support them.

Despite superior units and tactics being obvious, northguards can remain effective even through the higher difficulties besides 10.


Northguards are not seen in high ranking PvP due to the power of Master Archers Card Icon Master Archers and Frost Mage Card Icon Frost Mage, which both offer Small counters.

In Pure Frost decks, the second and third era is so card heavy that northguards cannot be afforded.






Upgrade Cards

WIP - Coming Soon

Upgrade Drop Locations

Northguards Card Icon Northguards Upgrade I Upgrade II Upgrade III
Map name Siege of Hope Minimap Siege of Hope Siege of Hope Minimap Siege of Hope Siege of Hope Minimap Siege of Hope
Map difficulty Standard Advanced Expert
Drop percentage 3.7% 4.55% 4.55%

Patch History

This card has not been changed yet, compared to its original appearence in BattleForge.
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