Top Ten Castle Crashers Characters


The Top Ten

1 The Red Knight

Not good as blue

He is powerful

Red is my favorite color

Why is he so good

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2 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.

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

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

With the green knight, you can just poison your enemies until they die. so how is he not the best?

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3 The Orange Knight

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

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.

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4 The Blue Knight

He's as cool as ice... His powers are powerful and he can freeze them in place.

Has by far the best xxxy combo and his ice abilities always come in handy.

He is the best because of the height he can gain and because of the kissing of the princess

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 have the lowest magic damage but great to take opponents out of the fight.

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5 The Necromancer

he's good

Looks awesome

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

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.

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6 The Bear

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

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

Amazing and unstoppable in pvp his tornado can wipe out an army

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

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7 Blacksmith

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

The blacksmiths starting weapon is definitely the best 3+ damage for 1- agility I'll take that any day

He also is kool.

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8 The Conehead

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

9 The Skeleton

Yes I am trying to get him right now

Super op love this guy!

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

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

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10 The Pink Knight

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


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!

Beautiful magic and powerful he pitches penguins and pink monsters.

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The Newcomers

? Pink Night

I used him the whole game and is awesome! I wish they made it to where he can turn in to a bear :(

The Contenders

11 The Fencer

Boss shredder

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.

Who wouldn't want to kill any boss in 2 seconds?!?

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12 Brute

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

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

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.

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13 The 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.

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

14 Ninja

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

Really powerful attacks and has a good beginning weapon

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

15 The Industrialist

Way too op



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.

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16 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.

17 Hatty Hattington

Super OP

Buckle your pants... Or DIE

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 magics is vary good and he is my favort character.He is a cool looking character

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18 The Forest Knight (Snakey)

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

19 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? )

20 Alien Hominid

He has great magic

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

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21 Cultist
22 The Gray Knight

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

Arrow Rain is BEAST guys come on...

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.

�� are op when you jump in the air and rain them down

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23 Thief

He can be fast with his arrows like in a sevond

24 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 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

25 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.

He's alright

26 The Dragon with a Sock puppet

He's a butt

27 Red Demon

really op

Better than orange with a very good xxxy. He is literally very strong at add control and boss damage with zero down sides.

28 Open-Faced Grey Knight

It's the grey knight with his helmet open

29 Stove Face
30 Barbarian Boss
31 Peasant

His arrow rain lets me kill bosses in 10 seconds

I don't care if he sucks. He carries a chicken. Noof said

32 Beekeeper

He's not too good but I think he's cool.

33 Dark Wizard Boss

Wait, this is the same guy, just realized this is a list of top characters, guess no playable is still allowed to be listed, very fun boss fight, played this boss fight countless times with orange knight solo.

Wait, this is a character, I just saw this tabbed name and decided to comment on if this is legit. I guess he is a good character?

34 Barbarian

In my opinion I think the barbarian is the best character out of them all.
Its first magic is not that fun to use but when you fully upgrade its magic you'll be using it a lot. It a lot of fun to earn it in kings arena.
I promise that you will use the barbarian.

Its fun to play as an enemy you kill in castle crashers.
Love first magic for barbarian if you make everything out.

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35 Corn Boss

You can kill him in 10 seconds if you just use arrows

36 Necromancer Minion
37 Wizard

Mad good

38 Scared Owl
39 Commoner
40 Catfish Boss

The easiest boss to kill

41 The Purple Knight

There is no purple knight, it's just the blacksmith

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