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Fire Demon is an enemy and also one of the 31 Playable Characters in Castle Crashers. His magical attacks are Fire and his starting weapon is the Black Morning Star.

Fire Demon's specialties are damage over time, advanced boss slaying, knockback crowd control, basic juggling, elemental combo locking, and crowd clearing. 



A Fire Demon is first encountered in Cyclops' Fortress fighting alongside an Elite Conehead. Their second appearance is in Lava World, where they are the primary enemies. At certain points in the level, Killing Fire Demons will make them drop a sandwich, which are needed to fight the Volcano and can be helpful against the Dragon and Sock Puppet. The sandwiches are also needed to access Industrial Castle.


Fire Demons make up the main population of Lava World. It is also assumed that they serve the Cyclops, as one of them can be seen assisting an Elite Conehead in fending off the player in Cyclops' Fortress. It is also assumed that Fire Demons cause no harm, but defend their area from any attackers.


Fire Demons are draconic in appearance. They have yellow eyes with oversized wings, and their big teeth are always shown. Fire Demon's element is completely comprised of Fire, similar to Orange Knight. Fire Demons are one of the main antagonists of Back Off Barbarian, along with Iceskimos and Barbarians.


Splash Attack

"Flaming Pillars"

Element: Fire (+Fire DoT effect)

Max Hits: 1 per upgrade level (max 7)

Damage/Hit: Base Magic Damage x 0.5

Flame bursts up from the ground in front of you. Each upgrade level adds another burst of flame in front of the previous ones, up to a total of seven. This is more powerful, or about as powerful, than the Thorny Vines Splash Attack because it nearly has the same amount of hits at the same speed with damage over time. It's a great boss slaying splash attack, and it's very useful for heavy enemies, who take normal knockback from all fire based attacks.

The second most powerful Splash Attack in the game.

Magic Projectile


Element: Fire (+Fire DoT effect)

Damage: Base Magic Damage

A ball of fire trailing orange smoke. The Fire DoT effect adds a nice bonus, with the downside being the Fire element itself, meaning some enemies will resist it. Equivalent to Orange Knight's "Fireball" Magic Projectile.

Air Projectile


Element: Fire (+Fire DoT effect)

Damage: Base Magic Damage

A ball of fire trailing orange smoke. The fire DoT effect adds a nice bonus, with the downside being the fire element itself, meaning some enemies will resist it. Equivalent to Orange Knight's "Fireball" Air Projectile. An advanced use of Juggling, named Spellweaving, can use this Air Projectile for flashy techniques.

Elemental Infusion

"Flame Engulfment"

Element: Fire (+Fire DoT effect)

Damage: Base Magic Damage + Base Melee Damage

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Magic Jump

"Pillar of Flame"

Element: Fire (+Fire DoT effect)

Damage: Base Magic Damage

Leaps up with yellow and orange flame billowing out below, lighting enemies on fire. Equivalent to Orange Knight's "Fire Rise" Magic Jump.



Fire Demon is an incredible character with high unmatched capabilities, barring the other characters presumably having more comfortable, desirable capabilities, such as crowd control, crowd clearing, juggling, etc. Fire Demon has a fantastic movepool due to his options that makes him overall, the 2nd best boss slayer in the game. Typically, a Fire Demon player tends to capitalize Magic at some point in time, due to how incredibly potent it is in said certain roles. After the hurdles of stat attributing subside, Fire Demon becomes an absolute killing machine that faces little to no problems in the game. The deal breaker of Orange Knight's fantastic Unlock Path.

Castle Crashers

To take advantage of Fire Demon's Magic, one must decide to commit to Magic to maximize the damage output or potential that Fire Demon has in Castle Crashers. Fire Demon is an easy character to pick up and learn. His game plan is rivaled only by Orange Knight, another fantastic character.


In contrast to his power in Castle Crashers, Fire Demon is one of the more weaker characters to use in Arena. Orange Knight players have a much more efficient Splash Attack because of his range. For more Fire DoT, an Alien, Royal Guard, Conehead, or Gray Knight player are more deadlier than a Fire Demon player when played effectively.

Unlock Path

Start Character Unlocks Unlocks
Orange Knight Fire Demon Ninja



  • Fire Demon's Back Off Barbarian sprite looks very different from his in-game character.
  • If the player beats Industrial Castle with Fire Demon and looks through the telescope, Fire Demon will oddly look through his mouth.
  • NPC Fire Demons are resistant to Fire elemental attacks.
  • Fire Demon and Necromancer are the only characters in the game that have visible wings.
  • Fire Demon and Necromancer are the only playable characters with wings, and they remain in the same position when climbing up surfaces via ladders and when blocking with their shields.
  • Fire Demon is one of the few characters to show teeth in it's character portrait with the others being Saracen and Skeleton.
    • Fire Demon and Skeleton retain showing their teeth in the game unlike Saracen.
  • Fire Demon, prior to Title Update 2 in the Xbox 360 Version of the game, had a Non-Elemental Elemental Infusion.[1], in the "Armor Pierce" Elemental Infusion. He was around the range of Conehead, Royal Guard, and Gray Knight in terms of viability.
  • Orange Knight and Fire Demon are the only characters in the entire game that cast full Fire Magic.
  • The Fire Demon's magic looks different from that of the Orange Knight despite the fact that they both share the same Element (Fire).

See also