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  1. A Combo is a special attack that is performed by pressing a number of buttons rapidly in a certain sequence. Combos are usually more damaging than regular attacks.


Combo attack

A Combo being used in Castle Crashers. The Conehead character is performing the combo.

List of Combos

[Note: These combos are actually how many times you need to hit the enemy not necessarily how many times you press the buttons. For instance, with the 360 X 360 X 360 X 360 Y 360 Y combo you can actually rapidly hit the light attack button (360 X) 4 to 5 times in the time it takes to do 3 animations, so actually performing 3 consecutive light hit animations is what you need before you should start hitting the heavy attack button (360 Y).]

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Combos as shown in the Combos section of How to Play.

Main article: Strength

Throw Combo:

  • To Perform: Press the 360 Y Button and a direction 360 Left Stick while standing next to an enemy.
  • PS3: Press the PS3 Triangle Button and a direction while standing next to an enemy.
  • Keyboard: Press the Keyboard White W Key and a direction Keyboard White Arrow Left or Keyboard White Arrow Right while standing next to an enemy.
  • Effect: Enemy is thrown in the desired direction, causing damage.
  • Level Needed: None
  • Note: If you are very fast, you can permanently throw enemies either by slamming them into the ground over and over, or throwing them upwards over and over.

Stomp Combo

  • To Perform: Press 360 Y or 360 X on top of an enemy that has fallen.
  • PS3: Press PS3 Triangle on top of an enemy that has fallen.
  • Keyboard: Press the Keyboard White W or Keyboard White A key on top of an enemy that has fallen.
  • Effect: You stomp on an enemy propelling him into other enemies hurting them as well.
  • Level Needed: None
  • Note: On a multiplayer game you may be able to permanently keep an enemy or a boss like the Necromancer on the ground by repeatedly stomping as a team.

Quick Light Attack Combo

  • To Perform: Press 360 X.
  • PS3: Press PS3 Square.
  • Keyboard: Press Keyboard White A.
  • Effect: A fast attack that can be repeatedly used.
  • Level Needed: None
  • Note: After a certain number of consecutive hits, enemies will suffer no hitstun and attack you.

Heavy Attack With Spin Combo

  • To Perform: Press 360 Y 2 times.
  • PS3: Press PS3 Triangle 2 times.
  • Keyboard: Press Keyboard White W 2 times.
  • Effect: Character attacks with many heavy attacks punctuated by a spin.
  • Level Needed: None
  • Note: The Green Knight's spin is slightly different than the others. It features the Green Knight doing a back-flip instead of simply spinning his weapon.

Juggling Combo

  • To Perform: After jumping into the air using the 360 A Button, Press the 360 X button 4 times, followed by the 360 Y Button once. This 360 X and 360 Y Button combo can then be repeated over and over. (360 A, 360 X360 X360 X360 X360 Y, 360 X360 X360 X360 X360 Y...) Depending on the time between when you jump and score the first hit, you may only be able to hit 3 times with 360 X before needing to use 360 Y to bounce back up, or you might be able to score 5 360 X hits before using 360 Y to slam-bounce.
  • PS3: In order to do the Infinite Hovering Attack, go up in the air with PS3 Cross. When you are in the air, press PS3 Square 4 times, and press PS3 Triangle.
  • Keyboard: After jumping into the air by pressing the Keyboard White S Key, press the Keyboard White A Key 4 times, followed by the Keyboard White W Key once. This Keyboard White A and Keyboard White W key combo can then be repeated over and over. (Keyboard White S, Keyboard White A Keyboard White A Keyboard White A Keyboard White A Keyboard White W, Keyboard White A Keyboard White A Keyboard White A Keyboard White W...) Depending on the time between when you jump and score the first hit, you may only be able to hit 3 times with Keyboard White A before needing to use Keyboard White W to bounce back up, or you might be able to score 5 A hits before using Keyboard White W to slam-bounce.
  • Effect: Your character will hover in the air, hacking at enemies, then slamming them to the ground. This will repeat over and over.
  • Level Needed: None (Can be done at Level 1 if you use it on an enemy at the edge of the screen, higher levels with some points spent in agility are needed to use it effectively.)

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Double Jump With Spin Combo

  • To Perform: Press 360 A 2 times.
  • PS3: Press PS3 Cross 2 times.
  • Keyboard: Press Keyboard White S 2 times.
  • Effect: Character jumps into the air, then spins. The spin will damage nearby enemies.
  • Level Needed: 2
  • Note: Does very little damage, good only for crowd control or jumping over hazards such as the Cyclops II's relative, Undead Groom (the one that comes out of the coffin). On the Remastered versions of Castle Crashers, the damage output for this combo is increased and is treated as a heavy attack.

Sprint Attack Combo

  • To Perform: While moving, press the 360 X Button or the 360 Y Button. However, you must first build up speed for about one second. You should be able to notice the speed increase when it is ready, but if you don't, there is a dust cloud size increase or a larger footprint and they will both be spaced farther apart when it is ready as well. (360 Left Stick + 360 Y or 360 X)
  • PS3: While moving, press the PS3 Square Button or the PS3 Triangle Button. However, you must first build up speed for about one second. You should be able to notice the speed increase when it is ready, but if you don't, there is a dust cloud size increase or a larger footprint and they will both be spaced farther apart when it is ready as well.
  • Keyboard: While moving, press the Keyboard White A Key or the Keyboard White W Key. However, you must build up speed for about one second. You should be able to notice the speed increase when it is ready, but if you don't, there is a dust cloud size increase or a larger footprint and they will both be spaced farther apart when it is ready as well. (Keyboard White Arrow Left or Keyboard White Arrow Right + Keyboard White W or Keyboard White A)
  • Effect: When pressing 360 X, the character will lunge his sword straight at the enemy(s), dealing rapid damage. When pressing 360 Y, the character will perform a dive at the enemy(s), still doing rapid damage, quickly recovering and getting back up after.
  • Level Needed: 4

Uppercut Combo

  • To Perform: Press the 360 X Button, followed by the 360 Y Button. (360 X360 Y)
  • PS3: Press the PS3 Square Button, followed by the PS3 Triangle Button.
  • Keyboard: Press the Keyboard White A Key, followed by the Keyboard White W Key. (Keyboard White A Keyboard White W)
  • Effect: Uppercut that launches enemies skyward and helps to boost the player into the air.
  • Level Needed: 8

Spinning Uppercut Combo

  • To Perform: Press the 360 X Button, 360 Y Button, and then the 360 X Button again. (360 X360 Y360 X)
  • PS3: Press the PS3 Square Button, PS3 Triangle Button, and then the PS3 Square Button again. (PS3 Square, PS3 Triangle, PS3 Square)
  • Keyboard: Press the Keyboard White A Key, Keyboard White W Key, and then the Keyboard White A Key again. (Keyboard White A Keyboard White W Keyboard White A)
  • Effect: Uppercut that launches enemies skyward and helps to boost the player into the air, followed by a spinning attack.
  • Level Needed: 8

Headbutt Combo

  • To Perform: Press the 360 X Button twice, and then the 360 Y Button. (360 X360 X360 Y)
  • PS3: Press the PS3 Square Button twice, and then press PS3 Triangle.
  • Keyboard: Press the Keyboard White A Key twice, and the Keyboard White W Key. (Keyboard White A Keyboard White A Keyboard White W)
  • Effect: Character headbutts enemies, temporarily stunning them.
  • Level Needed: 16

Slashing Headbutt

  • To Perform: Press the 360 X Button twice, and then the 360 Y Button twice. (360 X360 X360 Y360 Y)
  • PS3: Press the PS3 Square Button twice, and then press the PS3 Triangle Button twice.
  • Keyboard: Press the Keyboard White A Key twice, and then the Keyboard White W Key twice. (Keyboard White A Keyboard White A Keyboard White W Keyboard White W)
  • Effect: Character headbutts enemies, temporarily stunning them, and then uses a slashing attack.
  • Level Needed: 32

Slashing Headbutt Combo

  • To Perform: Press the 360 X Button twice, and then the 360 Y Button 3 times. (360 X360 X360 Y360 Y360 Y)
  • PS3: Press the PS3 Square Button twice, and then the PS3 Triangle Button 3 times.
  • Keyboard: Press the Keyboard White A Key twice, and then the Keyboard White W Key 3 times. (Keyboard White A Keyboard White A Keyboard White W Keyboard White W Keyboard White W)
  • Effect: Character headbutts enemies, temporarily stunning them, uses a slashing attack, and pounds the ground.
  • Level Needed: 32

Diving Spin Combo

  • To Perform: Press the 360 X Button 3 times, and the 360 Y Button twice. (360 X360 X360 X360 Y360 Y)
  • PS3: Press the PS3 Square Button 3 times, and then press the PS3 Triangle Button twice.
  • Keyboard: Press the Keyboard White A Key 3 times, and then the Keyboard White W Key twice. (Keyboard White A Keyboard White A Keyboard White A Keyboard White W Keyboard White W)
  • Effect: A very powerful combo; Character does 3 normal hits, then does a magic hit dealing approximately quadruple damage (if they are level 15 magic), then dives forward.
  • Level Needed: 50
  • Magic Level Needed: 15 (for the magic hit only)

Magical Combos

Main article: Magic

This is a list of all of the standard magical attacks that each playable character has. Note that all level requirements are in terms of magic, for example an attack requiring a level of 20 needs 20 out of 25 bars filled in the magic skill.

Splash Attack

  • To Perform: Press the 360 Y Button while holding 360 RT. (360 RT + 360 Y)
  • PS3: Press the PS3 Triangle Button while holding PS3 R2. (PS3 R2 + PS3 Triangle).
  • Keyboard: Press the Keyboard White W Key while holding Keyboard White E. (Keyboard White E + Keyboard White W)
  • Effect: Splash attack that attacks multiple enemies- its range and damage increases with your level.
  • Magic Level Needed: 1

Projectile Attack

  • To Perform: Press the 360 B Button while holding the right trigger 360 RT. (360 RT + 360 B)
  • PS3: Press the PS3 Circle Button while holding the right trigger PS3 R2. (PS3 R2 + PS3 Circle).
  • Keyboard: Press the Keyboard White D Key while holding Keyboard White E. (Keyboard White E + Keyboard White D)
  • Effect: Secondary attack that attacks one enemy. It is usually more damaging than the basic attack, and its damage increases with your level.
  • Magic Level Needed: 5

Midair Attack

  • To Perform: While in the air, press the 360 Y Button while holding the right trigger. (360 A + 360 RT + 360 Y) Note that the 360 Y Button can be pressed repeatedly for rapid projectiles, but is not required to execute the combo.
  • PS3: Press PS3 Cross to get in the air. Then, while holding PS3 R2, press the Triangle (PS3 Triangle)
  • Keyboard: While in the air, press the Keyboard White W Key while holding the Keyboard White E Key. (Keyboard White S + Keyboard White E + Keyboard White W) Note that the Keyboard White W Key can be pressed repeatedly for rapid projectiles, but is not required to execute the combo.
  • Effect: Projectiles shot out of the sky downwards fairly close in distance to you. You can instead press B while airborne, but it will cause the projectile to shoot straight and is not a legitimate combo. Every time you shoot a projectile, you will be knocked back and your character will attempt to do a somersault so he can land, but this does not affect gameplay in any way, for it can be interrupted by another projectile.
  • Magic Level Needed: 10

Elemental Infusion

  • To Perform: Press the 360 X Button 3 times, then the 360 Y Button one time. (360 X360 X360 X360 Y)
  • PS3: Press the PS3 Square Button 3 times, then the PS3 Triangle Button one time.
  • Keyboard: Press the Keyboard White A Key 3 times, then the Keyboard White W Key one time. (Keyboard White A Keyboard White A Keyboard White A Keyboard White W)
  • Effect: The 360 Y or PS3 Triangle attack will be infused with elemental power, such as poison or fire (depending on the character) dealing extra damage. The amount of damage is affected by your strength level, your magic level, and the enemy(s) elemental resistance.
  • Magic Level Needed: 15

Magic Jump

  • To Perform: Press the 360 A Button while holding the right trigger 360 RT. (360 RT + 360 A) Note this can be used hand-in-hand with the Mid-air attack. (360 RT +360 A,
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  • PS3: Press the PS3 Cross Button while holding the right trigger PS3 R2 (PS3 R2 + PS3 Cross) Note this can be used hand-in-hand with the Mid-air attack.
  • Keyboard: Press the Keyboard White S Key while holding the Keyboard White E key. (Keyboard White E + Keyboard White S) Note this can be used hand-in-hand with the Mid-air attack. (Keyboard White E + Keyboard White W, Keyboard White S)
  • Effect: This lets you perform a magic-assisted jump, allowing you to jump higher and damage any enemies standing under you.
  • Magic Level Needed: 20

Media

Infinite hovering attack

Castle Crashers - Thieves' Forest (Insane)

Castle Crashers - Thieves' Forest (Insane)

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