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How to defeat the Strider Guardians in Sonic Frontiers

It's all about rail sliding.

The islands of Sonic Frontiers are filled with dangerous enemies around every corner that are ready to take you down if you aren’t careful. Of these enemies, you will find ones that are labeled Guardians. These giant foes are more deadly than the standard allies and act as minibosses for you to overcome. While each of these Guardians has a special mechanic to figure out, none are as interesting as Strider. This guide will show you how to defeat the Strider Guardians in Sonic Frontiers.

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Tips to beat the Strider Guardians in Sonic Frontiers

Like the other Guardians, Striders stand tall in the world and are very intimidating when you come across them. Looking like a giant, mechanical spiders, Strider Guardians have long limbs and a centralized core surrounded by rings. These rings are important because they are how you will defeat the Strider Guardians. Get ready to do some rail sliding.

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When you first run into a Strider Guardian, it will launch multiple rings. Stay away from the rings while they are glowing red. Once they turn black, run up to them and rail slide on one. As you go around it, the circular rail will turn blue. After sliding on the entire rail, it will turn white. Once one turns white, Sonic will jump up to the next one. Ride as many rails as you need to reach the three rails surrounding the Strider Guardian’s core.

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Once you reach the three rings surrounding the core, rail slide on each of them until they all turn white. While you are riding on the rails, the Strider Guardian will attack with different types of energy that stick to the rails. Jump from rail to rail to avoid the energy. Once they are all white, a platform will appear under the Strider Guardian’s core. Attack the core as much as you can.

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After you have damaged the core a bit, Sonic will fall, and you will need to repeat the process. Turn the rings white while avoiding the energy attacks. Once the rings around the core are white, you will get to attack the core again. You should only need to attack the core two or three times before the Strider Guardian gets destroyed.

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Aden Carter
Aden Carter is a freelance writer for Gamepur who loves RPGs, and isn't afraid to face the most difficult of bosses. When he isn't gaming, he spends his time writing roleplaying game quests, kayaking, and enjoying nature.