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Royal Guard is an enemy and also one of the 31 Playable Characters in the game, Castle Crashers. His magical attacks are Non-Elemental and Fire. His starting weapon is the Falchion.

Royal Guard's specialties include damage over time, extreme knockback, demolition, advanced juggling, and combo locking.

Information

Background

Royal Guards are first seen in Desert paired up with multiple Scarabs. Their next appearance is in Desert Chase where a single Royal Guard is seen paired up with Saracens. 2 Beefy Royal Guards make an appearance in Sand Castle Interior where they fight alongside Saracens. 2 Royal Guards are seen paired up with a single Saracen on the last wave in Sand Castle Roof. The Royal Guard makes their final appearance in Wizard Castle Interior where they are resurrected by the Necromancer in his room .

It is assumed they serve and guard Saracens in the Desert Chase, Sand Castle Interior, and Sand Castle Roof levels.







































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 Royal Guard) share the same exact Splash Attack.

Magic Projectile

"Bomb"

Element: Fire

Damage: Base Magic Damage + Fire Damage over Time (DoT) (Base Magic Damage x 0.3)

Use 360 RT.png360 B.png / PS3 R2.pngPS3 Circle.png to perform. Bombs can be used to damage enemies and open hidden areas. If there is a crack in the wall, a bomb can be used on it. If the crack gets bigger, bombing it one or more times will reveal some sort of secret; this is applied to Magic bombs as well.

They can also be used as a Magic Projectile that will damage enemies with Fire gradually and can send them flying. Plus, almost half of the enemies in the game are weak to Fire as well. They're also the only Magic Projectile in the game that can hit more than one enemy albeit, somewhat tricky to pull off. They have an explosion radius that will send enemies flying if they're in the perimeter of the explosion's effective range but aren't hit by the actual bomb when it explodes.

One of the best aspects of Royal Guard, along with Gray Knight and Conehead.

Bombs do not work in watery terrain because they get absorbed by the water. This only applies to the Rapids Ride, Catfish, and Flooded Temple levels.

Air Projectile

"Bomb"

Element: Fire

Damage: Base Magic Damage + Fire Damage over Time (DoT) (Base Magic Damage x 0.3)

Use 360 A.png, 360 RT.png360 Y.png / PS3 Cross.png, PS3 R2.pngPS3 Triangle.png to perform. Bombs can be used to damage enemies and open hidden areas. If there is a crack in the wall, a bomb can be used on it. If the crack gets bigger, bombing it one or more times will reveal some sort of secret; this is also applied to Magic bombs as well.

They can also be used as a Magic Projectile that will damage enemies with Fire gradually and can send them flying. Plus, almost half of the enemies in the game are weak to Fire as well.

Bombs do not work in watery terrain because they get absorbed by the water. This only applies to the Rapids Ride, Catfish, and Flooded Temple levels.

They're also the only Air Projectile in the game that can hit more than one enemy. They have an explosion radius that will send enemies flying if they're in the perimeter of the explosion's effective range but aren't hit by the actual bomb when it explodes. When used in the air, it falls at a 60° angle rather than a 45° angle like most other Magic Projectiles and Air Projectiles, which only makes it more effective, because it will hit enemies that stand close to you where you can't hit them with projectiles at Magic Jump height.

With Air Projectiles, those enemies will be no big deal at all, and that makes Spellweaving very useful for doing Insane Mode alone without taking damage at all.

In Arena, the Air Projectile version of "Bomb" is what makes Royal Guard, Gray Knight, and Conehead alright.

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

Royal Guard at first, to many beginners, appears to be yet another shameless carbon copy of the dedicated and fan nicknamed "Arrow Rainers", whom are Thief, Peasant, Civilian, Open-Faced Gray Knight, and Stove Face. However, this is fortunately not the case with Royal Guard. His Magic Projectile and Air Projectile are one the best in the game, alongside Gray Knight and Conehead's. Royal Guard is a key playable character to utilize Spellweaving when learned.

Castle Crashers

Decent Castle Crashers. Spellweaving makes Royal Guard practically invincible in some normally key difficult levels, when mastered. Attribute to Agility or Magic. Use a Strength heavy weapon or a Magic heavy weapon that does not reduce Strength. The top 5 Animal Orbs in Snoot, Burly Bear, Hawkster, Piggy, and BiPolar Bear will suffice.

Arena

Royal Guard is able to do bomb resets in Arena along with Gray Knight and Conehead. The set up includes a mediumweight combo, and an Air Projectile. There is a video showing it here. This can be customized accordingly.

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

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/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
Green Knight Royal Guard Saracen

Gallery

Trivia

  • It is never revealed what royal family the guards serve, but it is likely whatever royal family lives in the Sand Castle.
  • According to The Behemoth's development blog, Royal Guard "is very similar to a giant enemy crab that is based on Japanese history?"[1]
    • This is based on the Giant Enemy Crab meme from E3's 2006 presentation on Genji: Days of the Blade (GENJI -神威奏乱-).
  • Royal Guard is widely considered to be the most powerful character in the game, in Arena Mode, alongside Conehead.
  • Many people refer to the Royal Guard as "Chain Face".
  • Royal Guard's appearance looks very similar to that of the Rajput warriors due to his "chain face" armor.
  • Royal Guard, Conehead, Gray Knight, Iceskimo, Alien, and Blacksmith are Hybrid Magic characters.
  • Royal Guard and Conehead are reskins of each other. These two are also superior than Gray Knight, but only because of their better Elemental Infusion.
  • When buffed up after using a sandwich, Royal Guard appears to be the same size as most characters after using a sandwich, but NPC Royal Guards in Sand Castle Interior are strangely larger than even the playable Royal Guard using a sandwich.
    • When the beefy NPC Royal Guard approaches the player to attack them, unlike every other beefy, they slam their spiky shields at the player rather than hitting them.
  • NPC Royal Guards have the ability to throw bombs freely.
  • Royal Guard is resurrected once by the Necromancer in Wizard Castle Interior.

See also

References

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