Top 10 Best Castle Crashers Characters

The Top Ten
1 Red Knight

The Red Knight is one of the four basic starting knights. The Red Knight uses lightning-based magic, and his default weapon is a gray mace. Many players use this knight because of his "crowd control". He can stun enemies with his magic. Many consider him the strongest knight out of the four starting knights.

His lightning magic can stun enemies, similar to the Blue Knight. What do you think about the Red Knight? Agree?

Red Knight is the best. If you have not played Insane mode, I urge you to try it. Bosses are not an issue in Insane mode. The swarms of regular enemies are. His magic attack is best for minions. He is also very helpful on the wedding crash boss and he is a must-have for the necromancer.

The downside to him is that his elemental damage nerfs his XY (ST) combo and his magic will not work very well on cultist minions.

2 Green Knight

With that magic, if you train yourself and use proper timing, the Green Knight puts all others (including Red Knight) to shame.

Poison magic is the best for combos. Projectiles are perfect for the skilled player who relies on timing and strategy. The magic and Y (PS3 - Triangle) is the best for crowd control, while the jump attack is good for enemies that use projectiles as one of their main offensive weapons.

At first, I picked him because he looked cool, but now after I try the others, he's the best.

3 Orange Knight

Indeed, the Red Knight may be better, but nothing compares to knocking your enemies back against a wall countless times using fire magic. Sure, lightning stuns enemies and does a considerable amount of damage, but then you are left vulnerable until you decide to stop your lightning strike. Anyway, as an Orange Knight user, he was my first knight I played, and is currently level 77. He is great for clearing away enemies, knocking them back, and then swiping your sword. The Orange Knight is great at crowd control if you can stay mobile and steer clear of enemies behind you. Just remember to block. I played Castle Crashers as my Orange Knight and played alone, yes, ALONE. I managed to survive and gradually realized how awesome Fire Knight is. Overall, Fire Knight is more practical, for he isn't vulnerable while using his magic. Fire Knight deserves more attention.

4 Blue Knight

The Blue Knight, in my opinion, is one of the best. Sure, he is a little pricey, but that can be fixed by leveling up your magic recharge. Plus, I just got this game today (Thursday, March 26, 2020), and I'm already halfway done. Plus, you unlock the Industrialist and the Fencer. That's better than a little poison, lightning, and fire combined! You can just control the crowd with your ice attacks, and he's a good long-range and short-range fighter.

I feel the Blue Knight is the best due to the freeze powers. He may need some skill and use half his mana to cast his cone, but the freeze makes up for it. Plus, it makes it better than any damage over time the fire users or poison users have. So, he probably has the lowest magic damage but is great for taking opponents out of the fight.

5 Necromancer

The Necromancer may look cool and have an awesome theme, but he sucks as a playable character. His splash magic is weak, slow, and bugged. Sometimes the enemies can go right through it unharmed. Not good.

Not only does he summon the dead, he has one of the GREATEST theme songs in any game period. He is, bar none, the number one sought-after unlockable character in the game.

His sword has no debuffs for starters. His splash magic is skeleton hands coming from the ground, and his jump magic releases a skeleton which runs along the line that you're standing on.

6 Bear

His tornado attack makes him arguably one of the best crowd control characters in the game, as well as his condensed attacks taking down bosses. Plus, he's got a fish bow.

I like lightning a lot, but it's the Bear! Tornado magic! Awesome look!

Look how cute he is... Wait, is that blood?

7 Blacksmith

I like this character for his cosmetics and magic. His magic varies from frog tongues to a flaming hammer... cool! But I understand he isn't the ideal crowd controller. I'm level 25 with him and it was difficult overcoming many enemies at once. What keeps him going is his various magic abilities and default hammer weapon, which is cool.

Overall, a fun and cool character. He deserves like 10th or even 8th place though.

He does look the best, and I LOVE his magic hammer attack because I was level 2 fighting the barbarian boss, and it did 12 damage each time BEFORE I upgraded!

8 Conehead

Free booms from free bombs for his second magic make him a prize and pride.

Top tier knight, good magic, and can do good damage against bosses because arrows equal top tier. Also, bombs for free.

I got him to level 99 super quickly!

9 Skeleton
10 Pink Knight

This knight has interestingly fun crowd control and great projectile magic. Just isn't your ideal hack-and-slash murder. But then again, it takes a psychopath to smile as he decapitates his enemies with rainbows and a lollipop. Very fun and comical character. I recommend using him when bored.

How can this beautiful knight not be in the top 10? He uses rainbow magic and a lollipop sword to kill his enemies! Plus, he is the only character in the entire game that's always happy and has hearts going over his head!

The Contenders
11 Fencer

Fencer's splash attack alone makes him the ultimate character. It's above average on anything. It kills bosses and beefies in seconds, and it has some of the best crowd control on normal enemies. It's among the cheapest magic in terms of mana cost, and it stays out longer than normal, allowing strategic use like a bear trap, or cover while reviving a fallen teammate.

If that isn't enough, Fencer has that sleek, efficient, streamlined appearance that only he possesses, and he's got a six-pack to top it off.

Fencer is love, Fencer is life.

There's literally no reason that Fencer should be #13 and the Red Knight #2. Red Knight has some of the most nerfed magic I've seen in any game, and I personally find him to be the third worst, #1 worst being Hatty, and #2 worst being Blacksmith.

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12 Ninja
13 Brute

Brute has sick magic and looks like a tank. He's also one of the harder characters to unlock, making him more rare to see. If you say he's not the best, then you probably haven't played as him.

He's very underrated and great for tanking and beating crowds of enemies. Just a great character that needs some spotlight.

I love him, and he should get way more attention!

14 King

Great for multiplayer because he heals players and himself. And he's great for bosses! And very good for hard bosses! And seriously, if you put him with magic and one of the starting knights, HE IS USEFUL! Unless the other players ask for healing too much.

His heal makes him essential for online playthroughs with your friends, making him one of the best support characters in the game. Sucks solo.

15 Industrialist

I have a level 84 Industrialist, and even in insane mode, he can kill the Barbarian Boss in less than 3 seconds with his magic.

He is overall one of the best DPS characters in the game (alongside the Fencer) and is great for mowing down Insane Mode like a breeze.

I voted for Industrialist and Fencer because they are the same, but you get Industrialist before Fencer, which barely makes a difference since it is so easy to beat the game. It takes like an hour less of gameplay to get Industrialist, so I vote for him as the best only because of that tiny reason.

16 Hatty Hattington

His magic does a lot of damage, and I like how the emeralds bounce and then break. Also, his main magic attack has a farther range.

Hatty is the best castle crasher because... It's Hatty. Do I need a reason?

17 Gray Knight

I think the Gray Knight is best because his arrow rain does amazing damage and you can't block it. He can freely use bombs whenever he wants and he is definitely the best at doing damage to multiple enemies at once. Did I mention he is very easy to level up? Come on, guys, the Gray Knight is easily the best character in the game.

Our arrows will block out the Sun.

18 Cyclops

Is this also including his resurrected boss fight, or not? Anyway, his first fight is fun, a bit difficult, but a great fight overall. His second and final fight is also fun, but it's hard to hit him since he is always running around.

The Cyclops is a one-eyed beast, very powerful, big-bodied, and of simple intellect. The Cyclops is a very speedy fighter and super kicking to boot.

19 Snakey

Although most of his character is just non-elemental attacks, his magic makes him one of my personal favorite characters to play with. Nature is one of the elements that you almost never see (especially because not everyone has the Brute, or plays as the Thief), and it makes for great crowd control and up-close DPS. Wish he had bombs though.

20 Alien Hominid

This is the best character in the game.

The alien can't pick up weapons but he is a great support character.

21 Painter

One of the few characters in the game that can actually speak. Besides this, his whole boss fight is basically one big Newgrounds joke. His dialogue is humorous. I mean, when else will someone tell you that their brush is mightier than your sword? No one besides the Painter.

22 Thief
23 Saracen

He is amazing. I finished the game with Green Knight/Royal Guard, and I love him (Saracen) so much. He's like the Bear (same tornado with a different color). I can't understand why people don't like Saracen. Maybe it's because of his look. I love his style. He's cool, actually!

24 Cult Minion
25 Iceskimo

His elemental infusion combo can infinitely attack enemies until they die or if Iceskimo gets interrupted in his combo. His splash deals good ice damage and freezes enemies. His projectile is non-elemental and is not resisted even by the cultist.

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