Stove Face is one of the 31 Playable Characters in the game Castle Crashers. Their magical attacks are Non-Elemental and their starting weapon is the Gladiator Sword.

Stove Face's specialties combo locking.



The Stove Face stands in the way of the player on the Full Moon level, where they make their first and only appearance in the game. A large army of them will attack the player as the player attempts to scale the mountain.


It is assumed that Stove Faces, just like Iceskimos, serve the Frost King. This makes sense as Iceskimos don't attack the Stove Faces, or that they just have a common enemy.


Stove Faces are only seen in Full Moon (25). Stove Faces wear full black armor with a six pack somewhat visible, a shield that is black with a spike appendage protruding out, and, as their name their name suggests, have a helm resembling a stove with white irises coming out of the helmet. Non-Playable Enemy Stove Faces wield the Gladiator Sword or Butcher Knife; however, Stove Faces will only wield the Butcher Knife in Castle Crashers Remastered. This is seemingly as a way to balance out the fact that the Gladiator Sword can Critical Strike the player(s) for a good chunk of damage or outright kill. Arguably, Stove Faces are the bane of the casual player's existence.

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Splash Attack

"Arrow Rain"

Element: Non-Elemental

Max Hits: 1 per upgrade level (max 7)

Damage/Hit: Base Magic Damage x 0.5

Arrows rain down from the sky to in front of the character in sets of three. Each upgrade level adds another set of three arrows. If maxed out and spammed, the Splash can stay out for a while, hitting any enemy or boss that comes towards it. Two things to watch for when using this Splash Attack is that the delay is moderately long for an enemy to slip past it unharmed on say the Scarabs in Desert and again, the delay is long enough for an enemy to get off a hit if you don't react in time. A total of 8 characters (including Stove Face) share the same exact Splash Attack.

Magic Projectile


Element: Non-Elemental

Damage: Base Magic Damage

A spinning knife used as a Magic Projectile.

Air Projectile


Element: Non-Elemental

Damage: Base Magic Damage

A spinning knife used as an 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 Xbox360 Button X.pngXbox360 Button X.pngXbox360 Button X.pngXbox360 Button 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

"Dust Jump"

Element: Non-Elemental

Damage: Base Magic Damage

Leaps up with a dust effect that damages overlapped enemies.



Stove Face's respective "Arrow Rain" Splash Attack and "Knife" 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, are not any better than the characters above them, and are not unique, unlike the characters below them. These are the aforementioned Stove Face, Thief, Peasant, Civilian, and Open-Faced Gray Knight.

Castle Crashers

Arguably the easiest character to pick up and learn. Due to the mediocre Splash Attack, you are stuck with Strength heavy weapons for the majority of your play through.


The gold standard Arena character. If you can master the "Arrow Rainers" you can play as anybody above or below the "Arrow Rainers" in the tier lists.

Unlock Path

Start Character Unlocks Unlocks
Gray Knight Stove Face N/A



  • There are a total of 25 Stove Faces to fight in both Normal Mode and Insane Mode.
  • On Insane Mode, NPC Stove Faces can Critical Strike for a whopping 970-999 damage with the Gladiator Sword.
  • Stove Face holds the title of having the most health of all normal sized enemies. He has 400 health on Normal Mode and 4,000 health on Insane Mode.
  • In Full Moon, It is actually a Beefy Stove Face throwing the rocks down the mountain as you can see it in a throwing position for a split second. The Stove Face also glitches out for a bit showing a regular Stove Face before reverting back into a Beefy.
  • Stove Face and Killer Beekeeper are the only playable enemies in the entire game that appear in only one level to fight in.
  • Stove Face can be resurrected by the Necromancer in Lava World as a Skeleton.But that could also be Conehead since they got the same armor and sword.
  • Since Stove Face's starting weapon is the Gladiator Sword, he, at Level 1, can switch to a different weapon and switch back to the Gladiator Sword.
  • NPC Stove Faces are the heaviest characters in the game and cannot be juggled through conventional means.
  • Stove Faces are the only characters who appear once in the entire game. This makes sense because at the end of the game during the credits and during the Necromancer fight, no dead bodies of stove faces were shown.

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