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Open-Faced Gray Knight is one of the 31 Playable Characters in the game Castle Crashers. Their magical attacks are Non-Elemental and their starting weapon is the Skinny Sword.


Open-Faced Gray Knight's specialties include basic juggling and combo locking.

Information

A unique variation of Gray Knight that does not appear in Story Mode normally.

Description

Open-Faced Gray Knight looks exactly the same as a regular Gray Knight, except Open-Faced Gray Knight's visor is lifted up. If you did not unlock the Skinny Sword from Gray Knight by Level Skipping, or from purchasing the Skinny Sword from Castle Keep, then you will obtain the Skinny Sword if you beat Catfish on Insane Mode.
















Magic

Splash Attack

"Arrow 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. Arrows rain down from the sky in front of the character in groups of three. Each upgrade adds another set of three arrows, but each set of arrows can only hit the same enemy once per set. Knocks enemies over and can't be blocked. A total of 8 characters (including Open-Faced Gray Knight) share the same exact Splash Attack.

Magic Projectile

"Dagger"

Element: Non-Elemental

Damage: Base Magic Damage

Use 360 RT.png360 B.png / PS3 R2.pngPS3 Circle.png to perform. Throws a dagger as a Magic Projectile.

Air Projectile

"Dagger"

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. Throws a dagger as a 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

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 Brute on Insane Mode.

Magic Jump

"Dust Jump"

Element: Non-Elemental

Damage: Base Magic Damage

Use 360 RT.png360 A.png / PS3 R2.pngPS3 Cross.png to perform. Leaps up with a dust effect with a metal impact-like sound that damages overlapped enemies.

Strategy

Overview

Open-Faced Gray Knight'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 and are not unique, unlike the characters below them. These are the aforementioned Open-Faced Gray Knight, Thief, Stove Face, Peasant, and Civilian.

Castle Crashers

Mediocre character in Castle Crashers. Struggles in difficult levels like Desert and Full Moon. To make the best of Open-Faced Gray Knight, it is advised to use a high Strength weapon or a high Magic weapon that does not reduce Strength. Attribute to Magic for the Elemental Infusion first, or attribute to Agility first. The top 5 Animal Orbs in Snoot, Burly Bear, Hawkster, Piggy, and BiPolar Bear will suffice.

Arena

The gold standard of Arena. The Splash Attack is not reliable for hitting opponents or for resets.

Match-Ups

Blue Knight

Once Blue Knight has you in a reset, you're done. Be sure to move around a lot to counter act his tools. Difficult match-up.

Iceskimo

Difficult match-up.

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.

Brute/Snakey

Splash Attack comes out quickly. Difficult match-up.

Fire Demon

Splash Attack comes out quickly. Difficult match-up.

Skeleton/Cult Minion

Splash Attack comes out quickly.

Fencer/Industrialist

Splash Attack comes out quickly.

Ninja

Splash Attack comes out quickly.

Pink Knight

Splash Attack has long range and comes out quickly. Air Projectile and Magic Projectile can Critical Strike and can be converted to a reset.

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.

Orange Knight

Splash Attack has long range.

Conehead/Royal Guard

Magic Projectile and Air Projectile have the ability to reset, so watch out for them.

Bear

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

Gray Knight

Magic Projectile and Air Projectile have the ability to reset, so watch out for them.

Alien

Punish on whiff.

Blacksmith

His Air Projectile is the same as his Splash Attack, which could lead to a confirm.

Green Knight

Punish on whiff.

Barbarian

Punish on whiff.

Thief/Stove Face/Peasant/Civilian

Punish on whiff.

Red Knight

Punish on whiff.

Hatty Hattington

Punish on whiff.

King

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

Killer Beekeeper

Punish on whiff.

Gallery

Trivia

  • Open-Faced Gray Knight has the longest name of any Castle Crashers character, having 20 letters (22 with the spaces).
  • In the code of the game and in the leaderboards, Open-Faced Gray Knight is simply referred to as Gray Knight 2.
  • On the Xbox 360, players can dress up their Avatar as the Open-Faced Gray Knight by purchasing both the helmet and tunic in the Avatar Store.

See also

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