Cardinal is one of the 29 Animal Orbs a player can obtain in the game Castle Crashers Remastered.


XBOX 360/PS3/PC/XBOX ONE: The Cardinal can be found In the Industrial Castle level after the elevator ride. Defeat the Beefy Brute who has the Cardinal following him to obtain it.

On Insane Mode, the Brute can be dealt with very quickly with the Beefy AI Manipulation exploit if one were to "challenge" themselves to get the Cardinal.


Primary Ability

"Secret Find"

Upon moving through a level which contains a hidden item, the Cardinal will fly towards the item and bring it to you.

The items that the Cardinal brings to the player are as follows:

Of these 5 items, only 4 can only be obtained from having the Cardinal in those levels.

Hidden Ability

"Magic Boost"

Increases Magic by +2. This effect is only in the Remastered versions of Castle Crashers.


Cardinal's name comes from Cardinals, which are a group of passerine birds in North and South America.



  • In The Behemoth's third game BattleBlock Theater, he can eventually be unlocked as a Prisoner head, except without the feet.
  • Cardinal, Zebra, and Beholder are the only Animal Orbs in the entire game to provide a Magic bonus.
  • The Cardinal appears to be a Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis), as the Cardinal in the game has a black mask around the face, a prominent crest, and red coloring. The Cardinal is also confirmed to be a male because of said black mask.
  • The Cardinal is an Avatar Award in the Xbox 360 version of Castle Crashers that is named "Animal Orb-Cardinal". In order to retrieve the Avatar Award, simply kill the Brute.

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