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Peasant is one of the 31 Playable Characters in the game Castle Crashers. Their magical attacks are Non-Elemental and their starting weapon is the Wooden Spoon.


Peasant's specialties are basic juggling and combo locking.

Information

Background

Peasants first appear playing instruments in Barracks where the player dances until being interrupted by the slain Gray Knight in the opening sequence. Outside the castle, a couple of Peasants are seen running away from Barbarians on the Home Castle level. Next, it is assumed that the Skeletons in Lava World are resurrected Peasants that Necromancer summoned to attack the player. Later on, a couple of Peasants are seen near The Sailor and Traveling Salesman at the Dock. On the Pirate Ship level, a Peasant is seen up in the crows nest using a Telescope, the same exact one that the player previously acquired from the Industrial Castle. On the Marsh level, multiple Peasants are seen dead while the remaining ones fight alongside the player after they've seen the player's courage in battle against Skeletons and Snakeys. Afterwards, a Peasant and a Civilian will watch the player fight the Corn Boss on the next level (note: you can get the Peasant and Civilian into the fight by standing beside them and waiting for the Corn Boss to pop up). Finally, after the player has killed the Evil Wizard in the Final Battle and sat through the end credits, some Peasants are seen playing instruments in the Barracks again.

Involvement

Peasants seemingly respect King with loyalty, as they help the player(s) out in battle.


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 Peasant) 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

Peasant'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 Peasant, Thief, Stove Face, Civilian, and Open-Faced Gray Knight.

Castle Crashers

Mediocre character in Castle Crashers. Struggles in difficult levels like Desert and Full Moon. To make the best of Peasant, 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/Civilian/Open-Faced Gray Knight

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.

Unlock Path

Start Character Unlocks Unlocks
Peasant Civilian N/A

Gallery

Trivia

  • The chicken in Peasant's character portrait bears a resemblance to The Behemoth's logo, the creators of Castle Crashers.
  • Peasant is the only character in the entire game that holds an animal in his character portrait.
  • Charred remains of Peasants and Civilians can be seen in Lava World.
  • It is assumed that Peasants are resurrected as Skeletons by the Necromancer in Lava World and Marsh, respectively.
    • It is also assumed that enemy Skeletons at the beginning of Marsh are undead Peasants.
  • Peasant is the only Arena unlocked character that is never fought; Snakeys are fought in the Peasant Arena instead.
  • A dead Peasant scavenged from Cardinal in Marsh has a Fishing Rod.
  • NPC Peasants use multiple weapons: Fishing Rod, Pitchfork, and Skinny Sword.
  • The Peasants in Marsh can die, whether to Skeletons or Snakeys in either Mode.
  • On the Corn Boss level, a Peasant and a Civilian will stand still during the fight unless the player(s) lure(s) the Corn Boss to directly burrow onto the NPCs, in which they retaliate by attacking regularly and now pair with the player(s) to take out the boss or if the Corn Boss' whip attack is in range of striking both the Peasant and the Civilian, in which they, again, counteract by attacking the boss and sticking close with the player(s).
  • Peasant, along with Civilian, are the only NPCs in the entire game that help out the player(s) in fighting a boss, but that's only if they're hit by said boss.
  • Peasant, along with Civilian, and Conehead Groom, are the only characters in the entire game that use musical instruments. In this case, in Home Castle and Final Battle.

See also

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