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Skeleton is an enemy and also one of the 31 Playable Characters in the game Castle Crashers Remastered. His magical attacks are Non-Elemental and his starting weapon is the Skeletor Mace.

Skeleton’s specialties are combo locking, basic juggling, basic boss slaying and basic crowd control.



Skeletons first appear as resurrected enemies summoned by the Necromancer. These enemies include Brutes, Saracens, Coneheads, and Stove Faces, while also resurrecting Civilians, Peasants, and possibly, even fallen Gray Knights in Lava World. A lot of Skeletons are seen throughout Marsh attacking local Peasants and Civilians. Also during Marsh, the Necromancer and the Evil Wizard use their powers together, with Necromancer resurrecting the Skeletons and Evil Wizard turning 4 of them into Beefies.


Skeletons are summoned by the Necromancer. This can be seen in both Lava World and Marsh where the Necromancer appears reviving Skeletons from the ground.


Skeletons have a deep crack going down the right part of their frontal bones; they are mostly seen covered in dirt, likely because they emerged from the ground.

Skeletons that are encountered in Lava World have a chance of being summoned with Brute, Saracen, Civilian, Peasant, Conehead, or Stove Face armor save for the shield.


Splash Attack

"Dark Pillars"

Element: Non-Elemental

Max Hits: 1 per upgrade level (max 7)

Damage/Hit: Base Magic Damage x 0.5

Dark energy bursts up from the ground in front of you. Each upgrade level adds another burst of darkness in front of the previous ones. It does full damage to all enemies based on defense.

Magic Projectile

"Dark Shot"

Element: Non-Elemental

Damage: Base Magic Damage

Shoots a dark projectile that moves faster than normal.  

Air Projectile

"Dark Shot"

Element: Non-Elemental

Damage: Base Magic Damage

Shoots a dark projectile that moves faster than normal. 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

"Pillar of Darkness"

Element: Non-Elemental

Damage: Base Magic Damage

Jumps with dark magic boost, and does damage to overlapped enemies. Skeleton and Cult Minion share the same Magic Jump.



Skeleton's "Dark Pillars" Splash Attack is a decent option for Juggling. It is not to be considered boss slayer material. Identical to Cult Minion and Barbarian. Average character.

Castle Crashers

Skeleton is incredibly easy to pick up and learn. His game plan is similar to Necromancer's except, the "Dark Pillars" Splash Attack has range.


Underrated Arena character. Skeleton's "Dark Pillars" Splash Attack can be lead to a medium-weight juggle.

Unlock Path

Start Character Unlocks Unlocks
Red Knight Skeleton Bear



  • It appears to have dirt on its chest and its arm, probably meaning it was exhumed and brought back to life.
  • All Skeletons, with the exception of the first two encountered in the Marsh level and the player, are immune to Poison.
  • Oddly, Skeletons draw blood when hit.
  • Skeletons still have their pants and sleeves on them, but no shirt.
  • Skeletons have the title as the most powerful enemies in the game in terms of melee damage output. At Level 99 character with a defense neutral weapon, a skeleton does 49 damage, or 499 damage on insane mode. A Level 99 character has 1,066 HP, which means a 3-hit or less kill to ANY character on Insane Mode, even with the Evil Sword. If your character has a level lower than level 75, then it's a 2-hit or less kill.
  • While the most common Skeletons appear with nothing but a rib cage, there are other variations of Skeletons that can be encountered throughout the game.
  • The Traitor Achievement/Trophy can be unlocked by defeating the Undead Cyclops with the Skeleton in.
  • A Skeleton is seen at the end party drinking a mug of ale, and he is sitting next to the Red Princess.
  • Beefy Skeletons appear the most present out of all beefy enemies, with 4 having to be fought.
    • Skeleton's basic head or White Skull, is used as a marker for Normal Mode completion and Skeleton's basic head turns gold as a marker for Insane Mode completion; also known as a Gold Skull.
    • You encounter exactly 32 enemy skeletons in the entire game.

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