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Magic is one of the four main attributes a character can upgrade in the game Castle Crashers. Although it may have limited power and usages at earlier levels, it can be devastating to enemies on later ones. This attribute is one of the main factors which can distinguish one character from the rest. Some characters share magic and some even share all of the same magic cast.

As with other attributes, some weapons and animal orbs can increase the Magic attribute level beyond 25 points, which is usually the maximum level. Also, "splash attacks" can hit larger enemies and bosses multiple times because they can either sustain multiple hits before being knocked down or simply just can't be knocked down so they have to sustain all damage dealt with a splash attack, which maximizes how quickly such enemies die, which is very useful.

Magical Attacks

The Brute, the Barbarian and the Stove Face are three non-elemental characters

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

Magic is used to perform non-standard attacks. Elemental magics are specialized and more useful on some targets than others. Non-Elemental magic is general-purpose and will be equally effective on almost every type of enemy. The combos are listed below.

Note: Since your character will always have 1 Skill Point filled for Magic, the Skill Point or Magic Level requirement for the other combos will be listed normally plus the actual cost in game.

Splash Attack

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Effect: The Splash Attack deals damage to multiple enemies. As the Magic attribute gets upgraded, more damage and range can be attained (Extra segment every 5 Magic Skill Points). Opponents can't block most splash attacks with their shields.

Magic Level Requirement: 1 Skill Point (Unlocked by default)

Magic Projectile

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Effect: Magic attack that focuses on a single enemy, but has higher damage than the Splash Attack. Its damage increases with the character's Magic level. This attack can be blocked by shields. Can also be used in the air, with some kickback.

Magic Level Requirement: 5 Skill Points (Actual amount of Skill Points into Magic needed: 4 Skill Points)

Air Projectile

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Effect: A basic mid-air magical attack with a slanted angle of 45° (22 characters total have this trait) or 60° (5 characters total have this trait) with 4 exceptions. Damage increases with Magic level.

Magic Level Requirement: 10 Skill Points (Actual amount of Skill Points into Magic needed: 9 Skill Points)

Elemental Infusion

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Effect: Melee attack imbued with the power of your character's element. Damage is determined by the character's Strength and Magic levels.

Magic Level Requirement: 15 Skill Points (Actual amount of Skill Points into Magic needed: 14 Skill Points)

Elemental Infusion (Level 2)

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Effect: Elemental Infusion with an extra attack at the end, good for killing bosses.

Magic Level Requirement: 15 Skill Points (Actual amount of Skill Points into Magic needed: 14 Skill Points)

Character Level Requirement: 50

Magic Jump

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Effect: Lets you perform a magic-assisted jump, allowing you to jump higher and damage any enemies standing under you.

Magic Level Requirement: 20 Skill Points (Actual amount of Skill Points into Magic needed: 19 Skill Points)

Types of Magic

Elemental Magic

Each elemental magic has its own special effect:

  • Fire: Burns a target, inflicting steady fire damage over a short time.
  • Ice: Freezes the target, immobilizing them for a short time.
  • Electricity: Shocks a target, stunning them for a short time.
  • Poison: Poisons a target, causing it to suffer steady poison damage over a short time.
Note: Certain enemies are weak or strong against certain elements, or take more or less damage from certain types of elemental attacks. The use of elemental magic is usually reserved for the four starting knights (Green, Red, Blue and Orange Knights). However, a few other characters can also use elemental magic, or a hybrid of elemental and non-elemental, such as the Iceskimo. Cult Minions are immune to all elemental magics and take 1 damage with no effect or knockback.

Non-Elemental Magic

Non-elemental magic is generally not resisted by enemies and has no particular strength against some of them. However, some non-elemental magic attacks have special properties, such as King being able to heal himself or Pink Knight stunning enemies.

Refer to the following list to see which type of magic each character is included in:

Magic-Oriented Weapons and Pets


The following Weapons grant an extra segment for the Splash Attack, as they give +5 or more magic:

The following weapons grant an extra splash segment if paired with Zebra or Cardinal:

Animal Orbs


  • Using Magic boosts from Weapons and Animal Orbs to meet the Skill Point requirement of unlocking a new Magic attack does not work.
  • Characters who have good crowd control, little to no delay, and versatility with their Splash Attacks are the ones who are generally considered to have the best magic.

See also