Top Ten Castle Crashers Characters

The Top Ten

The Red Knight

I beat the game with this character. Definitely one of the most overpowered characters with its splash ability, only losing out to Industrialist and etc. Stunlocking is so easy with this character it makes the game look like a piece of cake compared to characters like Blacksmith and Conehead which don't have anything that can necessarily stunlock. So yeah, if you're starting a playthrough of CC/CCR, use this one. It's (one of! ) the best.

One of my personal favourites (and the one I first beat the game with), and he keeps his place on that tier list. Personally he’s hands down the best for online PVP, because his splash attack can stun enemies for the entirety of your mana usage. Downsides being that he’s not great in boss fights unless accompanied by a higher DPS character.

I agree with most people he is really OP when it comes to the arena with other players as and npc's but I also like him for some types of bosses like the necromancer so I think he is one of the best starting characters

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?

The Green Knight

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 it's main offensive weapons.

With that magic, if you train yourself and use proper timing, the green knight puts all others (including red knight) to shame.

This is the best knight... Right beside blue... This is the main knight and his y-y combo is the only good one in the game

The green knight he has a good posin attack but not strong but he is pretty cool he is a good combo attack but not good range though

The Orange Knight

His magic can be OP once you level him up a lot. He has great combos, high damage, and perhaps the most powerful element of the starters. He does very good damage and can be a big help on bosses with his burn ability. His burn might not be as effective as the blue knight's freeze or the green's poison, but he for sure does the most damage and can be great for both boss battles and crowd control. Plus the ax is the coolest weapon out of the original four and he is easily the best starter and perhaps the best character in the game in my opinion. THIS DUDE IS AWESOME!

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.(get it! ) 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 them 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 crashes as my orange knight and played alone, yep 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.

The fire knight is the best in the game, in my opinion. The fire he uses can blast enemies so far and still get them a burn after the magic is released. I do believe poison and fire are somewhat the same, here I think is the difference in their magic... Fire can blast enemies way of the ground which will leave them with a lot of fall damage. While the poison magic can have a longer rate of poison after the blast is done.

The fire knight is the best knight his magic might not go as long as the red knight but he has extra damage and knocks the enemy's down and the orange knight leaves all bosses on fire doing damage while the red knight can only do damage for a while because the bosses can still move while he is doing his magic

The Blue Knight

The blur 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!

The best character in the game, PERIOD. His freeze attacks may take up a lot of mana, but he is one of the only characters that is able to not only beat the game solo, but take down insane mode solo like a breeze, no questions asked. The only downsides is his lower DPS, but that can be looked over with his infinite attacks.

He is easily the best in my opinion. He is great at comboing. At Level 50, he can unlock an infinite combo, by pressing XXXY over and over again. He is super powerful and can freeze enemies, which can lead to a free combo. His magic might be expensive, but he has the coolest costume, a basic starter weapon, and is just AAWWEESSOOMMEE!

Best crowd control and elemenal infusion The only problem is his splash attack is expensive he sucks against bosses except conehead groom and necromancer but he is great against normal enemies

The Necromancer

Is 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

Be super good once you level him up has an amazing starter sword and looks awesome you might not like him but I personally do

I like him because he's a challenge to level up and looks awesome I've beaten the game with him 2 or 3 times so if you want to have a challenge he's so hard to level

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.

The Bear

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

The bears tornado is so op because it can destroy anything in it's path if your going to use this character I recommend leveling up your magic

This character is something I am helping my girlfriend grind for (she loves animals)

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


First of all he has a magic frog, magic fire hammer, most detail, best looking suit, some of his magic deals with mechanical items which are boss, awesome stats, comes with a load of weapons, he is THE BLACKSMITH OF THE GAME he owns two buildings with weapons and pets and the secret room with the eye pet, and he is dlc he is too cool to be free, and finally blacksmith is just the best character done

I like this character for his cosmetics and magic. His magic varies from frog tongues to a flaming hammer... COLLL! 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, deserves like 10th or even 8th place though

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

I used him as a spare melee character, his magic is decent, I think he is a good melee character just saying.

The Conehead

FREE Booms from free bombs for his second magic makes him prize and pride.

Basic magic but nice to look at unless your fighting coneheads then it just gets confusing

He literally starts with a lightsaber that has the power of electricity. A elecri-saber

The Skeleton

So his splash attack is op it has really long range when you upgrade it his XXXY combo is amazing kills enemies instantly his starting weapon is the skeleton mace -2 strength +3 defense and +6 agility normally you have to be level 20 to have this weapon but the skeleton can use it any time I would take this weapon he looks awesome beefy and all his magic looks really cool the character himself looks really cool he should be in top 3

The Skeleton is also (to me) the most unique character in the game he can also WRECK SOME bosses with his splash attack he has no disadvantages and overall he looks unique I MEAN HAVE YOU EVER SEEN A playable SKELETON in any game I think he should be in the top 3

Op undead character who else has got this guy and loves him he is a superhero necromancer thanks for this p.s I'm AM NOT BEING SARCASTIC

Beat the game with him and get the bear

The Pink Knight

Pink knight is my favorite, I started off with them after replaying the game after a few years, and wow, they are a great character. Super cute, strong, and is a just good character overall, everyone is entitled to their opinion but this is just mine so please don’t hate UwU

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 a he decpitates his enemies with rainbows and a lollipop. Very fun and comical character, 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!

My theory is that this knight is a girl in disguise to become a knight Just take that in for a second.

The Contenders

The Fencer

He is overall one of the best DPS characters in the game (along side the industrialist) and is great for mailing down insane Mode like a breeze.

Obviously we have a lot of uneducated people voting around here.

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 team mate.

If that isn't enough, Fencer has that sleek, efficient, steamlined 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 mothafoopin 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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People can say all they want in terms of what character they like more, but in terms of usability the Fencer is the most overpowered character in the game.

He has the highest splash damage output on bosses, when his spell is maxed he can hit a single enemy 32 times in half a second, his splash move has maximum range from level 1, and his splash is quite literally programmed to do more damage against bosses than against normal enemies.

Fencer is the best boss killer in the entire game. Not to mention he is super easy to beat insane mode with. 'enough said. If you don't acknowledge Fencer as the best character in the game, you know nothing of castle crashers.


Faster melee speed, faster magic projectile, multi-hitting splash magic, and super amazing juggling. 'enough said.

Really powerful attacks and has a good beginning weapon

He tells me to sh on his icon and I find that offensive

His splash attack op

The King

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

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.

This was the character I used second I liked the healing he does

The king is good for healing but is good for jumping attacks


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

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 havnt played as him.

He is just a fencer (OP) with other magic he looks amazing and you never fight clones of yourself + I use him as a tank in insane mode (I don't play solo)

He is just the coolest looking character and you don't have to fight clones of your self if you are being brute unless you are beefy

The Industrialist

He is overall one of the best DPS characters in the game (along side the fencer) and is great for mailing down insane Mode like a breeze.

He shreds bosses if you have him with the red knight the game is easy as cutting butter the red knight for bosses the industrialist for bosses the perfect combo for shreds

I voted 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 with it takes like an hour less of game-play to get industrialist so I vote him as the best only because of that tiny reason.

I have a level 84 industrialist and even in insane mode he can kill barbarian boss in less than 3 seconds with his magic.

Hatty Hattington

I remember seeing hatty for the first time on the 360 I was so confused and I love battleblock theatre and repurchased it on steam

His magic does a lot of damage and I like how the emeralds bounce then break. Also His Main Magic Attack Has A Farther Range Attack.

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

Yes, you do, actually. And in my opinion, Hatty isn't very good as a CC character (he's got the most gimped magic in the game). I don't care if it's Hatty Hattington. Castle Crashers isn't about good looks. It's about doing well on Insane Mode with a good magic moveset, something Hatty lacks.

His splash has to much delay making him one of the worst characters

The Cyclopse

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 2nd and final fight is also fun but it's hard to hit him since he is always running around.

The Cyclopse is one eyes beasts, very great power, big body and easy intellect. Cyclopse is very speed fighters and super kicking to foots.

The Forest Knight (Snakey)

Although most of his character is just non-elemental attacks, his magic makes him one of my personal favourite 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 upclose DPS. Wish he had bombs tho.

For the love of castle crashers stop calling him the forest knight

Is he good for insane mode

Love it

The Gray Knight

I think the grey night is best because his arrow rain does amazing damage and u can't block it, he can freely use bombs whenever he wants and he is definitky the best at doing damage to multiple enimies at once. Did I mention he is very easy to level up. come on guys the grey knight is easyly the best character in the game.

When you get his magic all the way up you can just super jump in the air and rain down bombs and his arrow rain is so good against bosses come on he needs to be at least top 5

The gray knight has a secondary magic which is op as 2x a arrow with full strength it is very reliable character to

Bombs are the only redeeming thing the Grey Knight has. His splash magic is unreliable, plus he's tied with the Red Knight for having the worst XXXY combo.

Our arrows will block out the Sun.

Alien Hominid

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

His gun powers are so good I want to kill my friends with it

I love Alien he should be in at least Top 5

This is the best character in the game.

The 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 besides is humorous. I mean, when else will someone tell you that their brush is mightier than you sword? No one besides The Painter.

He is not a character BUT he is the coolest boss in the game

Pretty cool,but one thing,I wish he had a backstory I mean come on that would be pretty cool. (Right? )


His magic is terrible and he is annoying as an enemy

He can be fast with his arrows like in a sevond


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 diffrent colour) I can't understand why people doesn't like saracen,Maybe it because his look,I love him style,he's cool actually!

It's like tetris with hats

The Iceskimo

His elemental infusion combo can infinitely attack enemies until they die or if icekimo 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 culist.

So good

He's alright

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