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The Faneguard is a specialized branch of Heaven's army, tasked with protecting vital and holy places in any realm.


The Faneguard was originally led by Abaddon who later seceded the role to Malahidael. Under his leadership, the Faneguard protected archives, military outposts or ancient temples filled with knowledge. Their greatest task, however, was protecting Eden

Darksiders Genesis[]

The Faneguard suffer a crippling blow after one time lieutenant Astarte falls to both Corruption and also Falls after in her madness she makes a deal with Lucifer looking for a way of the realm. Under Astarte's influence Angels either become Corrupt, Falls or are killed and raised as Undead by Astarte's Necromancy. Investigating Lucifer's presence in Eden Strife and War join forces with what's left of the Faneguard and with their support puts the former angels out of their misery before later stepping aside as the invading demon Dagon and his forces are wiped out by the two Horsemen.

The Abomination Vault[]

The Faneguard would be tested again this time against the Construct army forged by the maker Belisatra and armed with Nephilim weapons seeking to scour the battlefield for more such weapons. Abaddon was defeated in battle by a construct wielding the sword Affliction, though the construct was defeated the cursed vitriol of the blade left the angel permanently blind in one eye. Death later arrived, conversed with the Faneguard, learned the Construct's purpose and then left.

Known members[]

  • Malahidael - the leader of the Faneguard
  • Sarasael - a member of the Faneguard who died and was subjected to interrogation by Death, who used his necromantic powers to revive him temporarily
  • Astarte - a member and the greatest warrior of the Faneguard who served loyally until driven mad and corrupted by Lucifer. She was killed fighting against the Horseman Strife and War when they appeared in Eden.