Prince of Persia Enemies
Blue Sand Guards
Weapon(s) Double-Bladed Halberd
Damage High
Behavior Aggressive
Weaknesses Dagger of Time
Strengths Moderate
Special Abilities None
Origin Persia
Species Human (formerly), Sand Creature
Creator Vizier
Affiliation Vizier
Series Information
Appearances Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (game)

The "Blue Sand Guards" are a common enemy encountered in Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time.

Official Description

"This particular enemy isn't the toughest, but they are certainly one of the most lethal when fighting in groups. These Sand Creatures wield a double-bladed halberd that is used to counter a vaulting attack by unleashing an attack of their own. It can be difficult to land a clean hit against this enemy, so move around and try to lure them toward a wall to launch a wall rebound attack."
—Official Booklet Description[1]


They accompanied the Prince and Sharaman to Azad after conquering the Maharajah's kingdom in India. When the Prince opened the Hourglass of Time, these men were soldiers of Persia before being transformed by Sands of Time.

They are first encountered in the boss battle against the Sand King. When the Prince recaptured the Sands in the hour glass, the events that took place in Azad were undone. Azad's populace and Sharaman's soldiers humanity was restored.



The Blue Sand Guards are powerful soldiers adorned in blue armor. They carry a double-bladed halberd as their primary weapon. What makes them so deadly is their ability to block nearly any of the Prince's attacks. The player's best bet to defeat them is to use a wall rebound attack, as they cannot be vaulted over. If attempted, they will knock the Prince down, just like the Blue Sand Generals. If time is slowed down, they can be vaulted over or frozen using the Dagger of Time.

Damage Taken

The following is a description of damage taken by the Blue Sand Guards when fighting the Prince.
Counterattack Vaulting Attack Wall Rebound Attack
Moderate[1] Low[1] High[1]


  • The official strategy guide for The Sands of Time refers to the Blue Sand Guards as "Sand Creature W/Double-Bladed Halberd".[1]