Barbarian is one of the 31 Playable Characters in the game Castle Crashers. Their magical attacks are Non-Elemental and their starting weapon is the Barbarian Ax.

Barbarian's specialties include combo locking.



The Barbarians are the ones that attack the Home Castle, and kidnap the four princesses at the beginning of the game. They have been fighting in a war with the Home Kingdom for some time, and it is the player's duty to turn the war in favor of the King and his soldiers. They are completely loyal to the Barbarian Boss. In Forest Entrance, you can see Barbarians and Thieves trading the 3 remaining kidnapped princesses for Gold with the Industrial Prince. Barbarians don't reappear until much later when they're resurrected by the Necromancer twice in Wizard Castle Interior. Also, as an enemy, he wields the Barbarian Ax, Club, or Black Morning Star.


Barbarians are very detailed. Brown fur that surrounds its entire body, a cracked visor, two ivory colored horns, and a khaki backpack. Barbarians are one of the main antagonists of Back Off Barbarian, along with Iceskimos and Fire Demons.


Splash Attack

"Blunt Weapons"

Element: Non-Elemental

Max Hits: 1 hit per upgrade level (max of 7)

Damage/Hit: Base Magic Damage x 0.5

Weapons rain from the sky in alternating directions. Contrary to popular belief, this Splash Attack is not like the "Arrow Rain" Splash Attack. As opposed to the arrows, the weapons rain from left to right and right to left when cast.

Magic Projectile

"Ax Toss"

Element: Non-Elemental

Damage: Base Magic Damage

Tosses an ax that damages normal enemies.

Air Projectile

"Ax Toss"

Element: Non-Elemental

Damage: Base Magic Damage

Tosses an ax that damages normal enemies. An advanced use of Juggling, named Spellweaving, can use this Air Projectile for flashy techniques.

Elemental Infusion

"Armor Pierce"

Element: Non-Elemental

Damage: Base Magic Damage^2 + Base Melee Damage^2

Use Xbox360 Button X.pngXbox360 Button X.pngXbox360 Button X.pngXbox360 Button Y.png / PS3 Square.pngPS3 Square.pngPS3 Square.pngPS3 Triangle.png to perform. This attack pierces armor, and it deals two times normal damage. That means it deals as much damage to a Barbarian or Thief on Normal Mode as it does to a Stove Face or Cult Minion on Insane Mode.

Magic Jump

"Dust Jump"

Element: Dust (aka Non-Elemental)

Damage: Base Magic Damage

Leaps up with a dust effect with a metal impact-like sound that damages overlapped enemies.



Barbarian's "Blunt Weapons" Splash Attack is a decent option, for Juggling. It is not to be considered boss slayer material. Identical to Cult Minion and Skeleton. Average character.

Castle Crashers

Barbarian's incredibly easy to pick up and learn. His game plan is similar to Necromancer's except, the "Blunt Weapons" Splash Attack has range.


Underrated Arena character. Barbarian's "Blunt Weapons" Splash Attack can be lead to a mediumweight juggle.

Unlock Path

Start Character Unlocks Unlocks
Barbarian Killer Beekeeper N/A



  • The Barbarian can be used to earn the "Traitor" Achievement/Trophy by defeating the Barbarian Boss.
  • A Barbarian was made as a collectible figurine along with the 4 main knights.
  • The Beefy Barbarian seen at the start of the battle is one of only four Beefy Barbarians seen in the game. Besides this one, there is the one who kidnaps one of the princesses in the Barbarian War level (possibly the same one due to how close they are in location), the one in the Necromancer boss battle (which still could have been the first one as well as he is undead) and lastly the one who sells the Thick Sword at the Swamp Store.
  • Barbarian was a star head skin in Battleblock Theater.
  • Barbarian appeared for a limited amount of time in Happy Wars.
  • On the Xbox 360, players can dress up their Avatar with the Barbarian's head by purchasing it in the Avatar Store.
  • Barbarian is one of Dan Paladin's favorite character designs, along with the Barbarian Boss and Green Knight.[1]
  • NPC Enemy Barbarians in Castle Crashers Remastered now use the Thief Sword.

See also


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