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Killer Beekeeper is an enemy and also one of the 31 Playable Characters in the game, Castle Crashers. His magical attacks are Non-Elemental and his starting weapon is the Rat Beating Bat.

Killer Beekeeper's specialties are combo locking, basic juggling, and basic boss slaying.

Information

Background

Throughout the game, only two Killer Beekeepers are seen during the Flowery Field level. They fight alongside the third group of Bees the heroes encounter.

Involvement

Not much is known of their story or involvement in the storyline but it is presumed that they are enemies of King and his knights. It is also possible that the Killer Beekeepers simply don't like people on their bee farm, and are just trying to chase away any intruders.

Description

Killer Beekeeper's appearance is that of a typical beekeeper. Particularly, one who wears a hat veil mainly tailored to protect from bee stings to the face and neck.


















Magic

Splash Attack

"Bee Rain"

Element: Non-Elemental

Max Hits: 1 per upgrade level (max 7)

Damage/Hit: Base Magic Damage x 0.5

Use 360 RT.png360 Y.png / PS3 R2.pngPS3 Triangle.png to perform. Summons a bee that drops straight down from the sky, stinger first, until it hits an enemy or the ground, at which point it dies and bounces off the ground a couple of times before blinking out. Each upgrade level adds another bee that drops just in front of the previous ones.
This is the only Splash Attack that deals normal damage to targets in the air, and the only Splash Attack (bar Bear and Saracen) that can be blocked.
Because the bees fall straight down instead from the sides similar to "Arrow Rain" or "Blunt Weapons", it is easier to hit many bosses with all of the bees compared to those spells, making this one of the best Splash Attacks for hitting airborne enemies. However, because each bee dies as soon as it hits something, each bee can only hit one target, whereas other Splash Attacks each hit of the spell can actually hit multiple enemies. Thus it is limited to hitting 7 enemies at most, whereas most other Splash Attacks have no upper limit to how many enemies they can hit (just how many hits they can do to a single enemy).
If a boss is next to or floating next to a wall (e.g.: the last boss in his floating spider form) and you use Killer Beekeeper's splash attack next to or under the boss, the bees will come down in a straight line, ensuring every bee is dealing a hit and causing tons of damage. It works well if whomever the boss is chasing holds up their shield next to a wall while the designated Killer Beekeeper splashes away.

Magic Projectile

"Bee Shot"

Element: Non-Elemental

Damage: Base Magic Damage

Use 360 RT.png360 B.png / PS3 R2.pngPS3 Circle.png to perform. Shoots a bee forward, stinger-first.

Air Projectile

"Bee Shot"

Element: Non-Elemental

Damage: Base Magic Damage

Use 360 A.png, 360 RT.png360 Y.png / PS3 Cross.png, PS3 R2.pngPS3 Triangle.png to perform. Shoots a bee diagonally, stinger-first.

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 360 X.png360 X.png360 X.png360 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

"Smog Rise"

Element: Non-Elemental

Damage: Base Magic Damage

Use 360 RT.png360 A.png / PS3 R2.pngPS3 Cross.png to perform. Jump with purple steam cloud and steam sound effect that damages nearby enemies.

Strategy

Overview

Arguably the most fragile boss slayer in the game. It does not help that Killer Beekeeper has the most uncommon unlock path and character selection to most casual players due to them not committing time to complete Barbarian or getting what niche the Killer Beekeeper has. Killer Beekeeper is one of the worst characters in the game.

Castle Crashers

Killer Beekeeper has a decent time alone on several levels. Killer Beekeeper only struggles on Industrial Castle, Desert, and Full Moon. The unique trait only shared by Killer Beekeeper is to hit airborne bosses, most notably Dragon and Sock Puppet, Alien Ships, and hitting Medusa with her snakes mid-summoning.

Arena

Killer Beekeeper is the worst character in Arena. Killer Beekeeper's Splash Attack has no knockback.

Match-Ups
Conehead/Royal Guard/Gray Knight

Punish on whiff.

Saracen

Restrict Saracen's options, to several 50/50s. but counter with a Shield bash. Watch out for his Magic Projectile because it is unblockable.

Bear

Restrict Bear's options to several 50/50s. but counter with a Shield bash. Caution is advised.

Orange Knight

Difficult match-up.

Fencer/Industrialist

50/50s.

Blue Knight

Punish on whiff. Difficult match-up.

Fire Demon

Difficult match-up. Splash Attack comes quick.

Iceskimo

A slightly weaker version of Blue Knight. His Magic Projectile and Air Projectile can be converted to a confirm, another 50/50. Difficult match-up.

Necromancer

Restrict Necromancer's options to a 50/50. Watch out for his Magic Projectile and Air Projectile because they are the fastest in the game.

Alien

Punish on whiff. If Alien is in Icy Arena with Rammy, he can huddle in a corner.

Pink Knight

A weaker Orange Knight, thus a weaker Fire Demon. However, Pink Knight has the same physics as Conehead/Gray Knight/Royal Guard, so caution is advised.

Cult Minion/Skeleton

Punish on whiff.

Brute/Snakey

Splash Attack comes out quickly. Difficult match-up.

Barbarian

Punish on whiff.

Ninja

Splash Attack comes out quickly. Difficult match-up.

Blacksmith

His Air Projectile is the same, which could lead to a confirm.

Green Knight

A weaker Orange Knight. 50/50.

Red Knight

Punish on whiff. 50/50.

Thief/Stove Face/Peasant/Civilian/Open-Faced Gray Knight

Punish on whiff.

Hatty Hattington

Punish on whiff. However, Hatty Hattington has the same physics as Conehead/Gray Knight/Royal Guard, with its Magic Projectile and Air Projectile, so caution is advised.

King
Doesn't have an offensive Splash Attack, punish on whiff.

Unlock Path

Start Character Unlocks Unlocks
Barbarian Killer Beekeeper N/A

Gallery

Trivia

  • Enemy Killer Beekeepers only appear in Flowery Field.
  • Only two Killer Beekeepers appear in the entire game, but there are multiple dead Killer Beekeepers in the Necromancer's Room.
    • On co-op, there are extra Killer Beekeepers that spawn per player.
  • Killer Beekeeper and Stove Face are the only playable enemies that appear in only one level to fight in.
  • Enemy Killer Beekeepers are weak to Ice and Fire.
  • Killer Beekeeper's Splash Attack is the only one that deals normal damage to targets in the air.
  • Killer Beekeeper's Magic Jump is the equivalent of an obstacle in Alien Ship.
  • On non-Remastered versions of the game, the bees from the Splash Attack move straight down, but on the Remastered versions, they move at a slight angle downward.

See also

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