Guardian Spirit Protection

Bonus Lvl 1 Lvl 30 Spirit req.
Spirit Protection 20.0% 23%  
Activate Living Weapon (No Life)      
Vs. Fire +20 25 13
Amrita Earned (Using Living Weapon) +25% +30% 15
Fire Damage +15% +17.5% 18
Auto-Charge Amrita Gauge (Critical)     21

Living Weapon

Bonus Lvl 1 Lvl 30  
Attack Enhancement 15% 17.5%  
Fire 50 70  
Usable Time (seconds) 14.6 16.3  
Might 1440 1560  
Action C C+  
Recovery A+ A+  
Tenacity A+ A+  
Amrita Gauge Rate D D  

Suzaku is the Guardian Spirit of Torii Mototada.
Guardian Spirits can be chosen to provide the player with certain benefits.
Activate Living Weapon by pressing + (B + Y on Xbox/Steam controller) when the Amrita Gauge is full.


Pronounced "SUE-zah-koo". Worshipped since ancient times as the guardian of the south and the symbol of fire. Sometimes conflated with the phoenix, it is said to appear only when the current ruler is just and highly moral. Most of the time, it possesses the body of a small bird. Its true form, a beautiful winged creature wreathed in flames, only awakens when the current ruler is selflessly motivated to accomplish something truly great.

How to Obtain

Strategies and Notes

  • The Guardian Spirit Talisman effect involves Suzaku circling the player, causing damage, then homing in on the locked on enemy. This can be quite effective against large boss monsters.
  • If you die with Suzaku equipped, and your Amrita Gauge is full, your Living Weapon will trigger, thus preventing death.
  • Suzaku is considered one of the best spirits in Way of the Samurai and Way of the Strong, because it prevents you from being one-shot, has a very strong living weapon, and is good for farming amrita
  • If you use suzaku, pleiades and extraction talisman are a must, with those active while in living weapon, you can extend the duration a lot
  • In Way of the Demon and beyond, Suzaku becomes bad, because glowing elites and bosses can reduce your amrita gauge on hit, and if they do, Suzaku wont activate when you die
  • Suzaku is great in a critical health build

Table Key

Might Rate at which the Living Weapon gauge decreases if you are hit while using the Living Weapon.
Action Rate at which the Living Weapon gauge is reduced when you consume Ki while using the Living Weapon. The higher it is, the more you can use it.
Recovery Rate at which the Living Weapon gauge recovers when you absorb Amrita while using a Living Weapon.
Tenacity The effectiveness of a Living Weapon that is active when your Life is under a certain level.
Amrita Gauge Rate The rate at which you gain Amrita. The higher it is, the qicker the gauge fills. When the Amrita gauge hits maximum, you can invoke a Living Weapon.


Guardian Spirit
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    • Anonymous

      Suzaku was the fire boss of finnal fantasy legend 1 which is part of square softs Saga series.. Curious..

      • Anonymous

        Do you have to upgrade Suzaku for it to activate upon death? Or does it start with that ability when you receive it?

        • Anonymous

          Anybody else notice that she doesn't activate living weapon upon death when fighting a boss any more?
          Happened at least 8 times now when I know for a fact my amrita gauge was filled before entering the boss encounter. It's the main reason I use this fire pigeon and it's not working any more ....

          • Anonymous

            The Auto-Charge Amrita Gauge (Critical) ability allows you double the living weapon duration, which makes critical living weapon extreme powerful. Check more details at

            • Anonymous

              this is easily one of my fav gaurdian spirits its so *****ing good especially if you can use some soulstones aswell so that bosses cant kill you

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