A royal guard is a heavily-armored illager that wields a shield and a mace that was found in Minecraft Dungeons. They also carry shields that have a yellow cross-like pattern, in addition to maces. The royal guards are the highest ranking guards of the Arch-Illager and they protect him at all costs. A variant of the royal guard, the tower guard, exists in certain floors of the tower. Minecraft cursor with Royal Guard and Mace game pointer.