You are a coward, and you've died like one.
— The Soldier, upon forcefully apprehending thieves
The Gilded Guard is a promotional cosmetic item for the Soldier.
It replaces the default Soldier's helmet with a dark, team-colored helmet with the ends in the front extending past his eyes and the back extending down his neck. It also has an eagle-like emblem in the center, and straps at the side that runs down the Soldier's chin. The helmet's design is based off of the helmets worn by the Watch, the law enforcement in the game Thief.
The Gilded Guard was awarded in Genuine quality to players who purchased Thief on Steam before March 7, 2014.
February 19, 2014 Patch
- The Gilded Guard was added to the game.
March 5, 2014 Patch
- [Undocumented] Renamed from "The Baronial Bouncer" to "The Gilded Guard".
April 1, 2014 Patch
- [Undocumented] Added the Gilded Guard to the Mann Co. Store.
- [Undocumented] The Gilded Guard is now craftable, tradable, giftable and was added to the item drop system.