With the new prevalence of golden blade and assassins who can utilize it coming back into the solo meta, people have been looking for different ways to counter them. I found that in the early game jade emperors crown can very help full at stopping their clear. At level 7 jade emperors crown decreases an assassin with golden blades auto attack damage by 29.3%. This also gives guardians another tool to be viable in the solo lane, with warriors having items such as void shield, berserkers shield and gladiators shield this is something the guardians have over them and can help offensive solo lane guardians keep lane control.
This is a basic build I but this under Cerberus cause he makes good use of these items, but this works on other guardians too like artio for example. Many of these items can be switched around depending on what you want to do. For example your can switch out mid-guardian for hide of the Nemian lion if u want, also if u want cool down boots instead of pen boots that's fine just remember don't over cap in the end game because magical power pot gives u an extra 10% cooldown. However jade emperors crown is core because that's the whole point of the guide. Finally, this build does have a draw back of no early game mp5 so u may find your self running out of mana if you are having your blue buff stolen.
+75 Health +10 Physical & Magical Protection +25 Health Stolen And Mana Restored Upon Damaging An Enemy God, 10s Cooldown ROLE QUEST: SOLO Dealing damage to an enemy god provides 1 stack. This effect can only occur once every 10s. Getting a Kill or Assist on an Enemy god provides 3 stacks. At 15 Stacks Warrior's Blessing Evolves, gaining +15 Physical and Magical Protection.
Jade Emperor's Crown
AURA - Enemy gods within 40 units have their Physical Power reduced by 15%.
Shoes of the Magi
PASSIVE - Enemies that successfully land a basic attack on you have their Movement Speed and Attack Speed reduced by 8% for 3 seconds. This effect can stack up to 4 times and can stack with other item slow effects.
AURA - Enemy gods within 55 units have their Magical Protection reduced by 10%.
PASSIVE - You gain an additional 15% Damage Mitigation for 3s whenever you are hit with a hard Crowd Control Effect or Root. This can only occur once every 15 seconds.
Mantle of Discord
PASSIVE - If you take damage below 30% health you unleash a shockwave that stuns all enemies within a range of 20 units for 1s and become immune to Crowd Control for 1s. This effect cannot trigger more than once every 110s.