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


Civilian's specialties include combo locking.

Information

Background

A Civilian appears in Barracks where he is playing the cello near a band of Peasants in the Home Castle level. Next, it is assumed that the Skeletons in Lava World are resurrected Civilians that the Necromancer summoned to attack the player(s). Later on, two Civilians and a Peasant are seen fighting a group of Snakeys in the later part of Marsh with one of them being a Beefy. Immediately afterwards, one of the Civilians will follow the player(s) into the corn field along with that same Peasant, where they will sit and watch the player(s) fight the Corn Boss in the Corn Boss level but will fight the corn boss if you stand near them and get the corn to pop up under them. Finally, in Final Battle, after the player(s) has/have gotten on the crystal after killing the Evil Wizard and sitting through the end credits, a Civilian is seen playing his violin, again.

Involvement

Civilians seemingly respect the King with loyalty, as they help the player(s) out in battle.

Description

Civilian is the only other character besides Pink Knight that seems to be expressing a form of happiness in his portrait and may be the only character to have any hair, along with the Saracen. Has the same build as the Peasant. If you did not unlock the Pitchfork from Castle Keep by Level Skipping, then you will gain the Pitchfork if you beat the game with Peasant.







Magic

Splash Attack

"Arrow Rain"

Element: Non-Elemental

Max Hits: 1 upgrade per level (max 7)

Damage/Hit: Base Magic Damage x 0.5

Arrows rain down from the sky to in front of the character in sets of three. Each upgrade level adds another set of three arrows. If maxed out and spammed, the Splash can stay out for a while, hitting any enemy or boss that comes towards it. Two things to watch for when using this Splash Attack is that the delay is moderately long for an enemy to slip past it unharmed on say the Scarabs in Desert and again, the delay is long enough for an enemy to get off a hit if you don't react in time. A total of 8 characters (including Peasant) share the same exact Splash Attack.

Magic Projectile

"Dagger"

Element: Non-Elemental

Damage: Base Magic Damage

Throws a dagger as a Magic Projectile.

Air Projectile

"Dagger"

Element: Non-Elemental

Damage: Base Magic Damage

Hits: 1

Throws a dagger as an Air Projectile. 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

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Magic Jump

"Dust Jump"

Element: Non-Elemental

Damage: Base Magic Damage

Leaps up with a dust effect that damages overlapping enemies.

Strategy

Overview

Civilian's respective "Arrow Rain" Splash Attack and "Dagger" Magic Projectile and Air Projectile make him a member of the fan nicknamed "Arrow Rainers". Bland and common characters that show off nothing special at all. These are considered to be the gold standard for Castle Crashers, as they are painfully below average, are not any better than the characters above them, and are not unique, unlike the characters below them. These are the aforementioned Civilian, Thief, Stove Face, Peasant, and Open-Faced Gray Knight.

Castle Crashers

Arguably the easiest character to pick up and learn. Due to the mediocre Splash Attack, you are stuck with Strength heavy weapons for the majority of your playthrough.

Arena

The gold standard Arena character. If you can master the "Arrow Rainers" you can play as anybody above or below the "Arrow Rainers" in the tier lists.

Unlock Path

Start Character Unlocks Unlocks
Peasant Civilian N/A

Gallery

Trivia

  • Civilian is one of the six playable characters to show his full head. The other five are Skeleton, Fire Demon, Bear, King, and Alien Hominid.
  • Civilian's character portrait is a reference to the internet emote :3.
  • The Civilians that appear in the Marsh and Corn Boss levels have the same exact shield that a Barbarian uses.
  • The regular Civilian in Marsh has on black armor, which is exactly the same that a Conehead or a Stove Face or the Necromancer would use.
    • Civilian, Conehead, and Thief are the only characters in the entire game that are seen Beefy, but only once. For Civilian's case, in the Marsh level.
  • Civilian, Conehead, Fire Demon, Necromancer, and Stove Face share the same exact shield.
  • There is a special variety of Civilian in the Parade level.
  • Civilian is the only playable character in the entire game that shows his hair in his character portrait, besides the Saracen.

See also

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