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Players attacking each other in an Arena match. The damage dealt with melee is affected by strength.

Strength.png

Strength is one of the four attributes in Castle Crashers. Strength increases damage per melee attack and unlocks new combos.

In particular, there are 3 types of melee attacks: Normal attacks, strong attacks, and throws. For each strength, the damage of each increases by 1, 1.15, and 1.2. Specifically:

  • Normal attack: damage = floor(3 + level/10 + strength)
  • Strong attack: damage = floor(5 + level/10 + 1.15 strength)
  • Throw: damage = floor(10 + level/10 + 1.2 strength)

At min level=1 and min strength=1, melee attacks do 3, 5, or 10 damage. At max level=99 and max strength=25, melee attacks do 37, 43, or 49 damage. In Remastered, the greatest strength bonus is +9. (Fishing Spear, Clunky Mace, and Club give +5. Snoot gives +4.) Note that XP is earned per hit, so more strength will give you less XP for the same melee damage dealt.

Attacks

The following are the attacks a player can perform throughout the game. Increasing your strength level will cause more damage to be dealt with these attacks.

(Xbox 360)

Throw

  • To Perform: Press the 360 Y.png button while standing next to an enemy (360 Y.png).
  • Effect: Enemy is thrown, causing damage.
  • Level Needed: None

Stomp

  • To Perform: Press the 360 X.png or 360 Y.png button on top of an enemy that has fallen (360 X.png or 360 Y.png).
  • Effect: Character stomps a downed enemy.
  • Level Needed: None

Aerial Slam

  • To Perform: Press the 360 A.png button followed by the 360 Y.png button (360 A.png360 Y.png).
  • Effect: Enemies beneath the weapon are bounced against the ground. This can then be combined with repeated pressing of 360 X.png to air juggle (see Mid-air hovering attack or Infinite hovering attack.)
  • Level Needed: None

Quick light attack

  • To Perform: Press the 360 X.png button 4 times (360 X.png360 X.png360 X.png360 X.png).
  • Effect: Four consecutive light attacks at a faster speed than heavy attacks.
  • Level Needed: None

Heavy attack with spin

  • To Perform: Press the 360 Y.png Button 3 times (360 Y.png360 Y.png360 Y.png).
  • Effect: Character attacks with heavy attacks punctuated by a spin.
  • Level Needed: None

Double jump

  • To Perform: Press the 360 A.png button twice (360 A.png360 A.png).
  • Effect: Character jumps into the air, then spins. The spin will damage nearby enemies. This combo will do 1 point of damage no matter the player's strength level
  • Level Needed: 2

Sprint attack

  • To Perform: While sprinting, press the 360 X.png button or the 360 Y.png button (360 Left Stick.png + 360 Y.png or 360 X.png).
  • Effect: Uses the momentum from sprinting to attack (you know that you are sprinting when you see a large cloud of dust behind while walking). There is a heavy and a light version of this attack; 360 X.png triggers a lunge that knocks opponents back and down, 360 Y.png causes the character to perform a somersault that launches enemies into the air, adding fall damage to the attack. This attack is especially effective against some bosses and beefies, landing 4 hits at a time intead of 1.
  • Level Needed: 4

Uppercut

  • To Perform: Press the 360 X.png button, followed by the 360 Y.png button (360 X.png360 Y.png).
  • Effect: Uppercut that launches enemies skyward and helps boost the player into the air.
  • Level Needed: 8

Spinning uppercut

  • To Perform: Press the 360 X.png button, 360 Y.png button, and then the 360 X.png button again (360 X.png360 Y.png360 X.png).
  • Effect: Uppercut that launches enemies skyward and helps boost the player into the air, followed by a spinning attack
  • Level Needed: 8

Headbutt

  • To Perform: Press the 360 X.png button twice, and then the 360 Y.png button (360 X.png360 X.png360 Y.png).
  • Effect: Character headbutts enemies, temporarily stunning them. This leaves the enemy open to a heavy attack or a follow-up combo, increasing the damage you can do.
  • Level Needed: 16

Elemental Combo

  • To Perform: Press the 360 X.png Button 3 times, and then the 360 Y.png button (360 X.png360 X.png360 X.png360 Y.png).
  • Effect: A strong combo, with the last attack using your character's element, causing massive damage. With high stats in strength and magic, the last attack can do upwards of 100 damage. The first three attacks are based on strength, while the last hit is based on magic.
  • Level Needed: level 15 magic required

Slashing Headbutt

  • To Perform: Press the 360 X.png button twice, and then the 360 Y.png button twice (360 X.png360 X.png360 Y.png360 Y.png).
  • Effect: Character headbutts enemies, temporarily stunning them, and then uses a slashing attack
  • Level Needed: 32

Diving spin

  • To Perform: Press the 360 X.png button 3 times, and the 360 Y.png button twice (360 X.png360 X.png360 X.png360 Y.png360 Y.png).
  • Effect: The elemental combo above followed by a diving spin.
  • Level Needed: 50

Mid-air hovering attack

  • To Perform: After jumping into the air using the 360 A.png button, Press the 360 X.png button 4 times, followed by the 360 Y.png button once. This 360 X.png and 360 Y.png button combo can then be repeated over and over (360 A.png+360 X.png360 X.png360 X.png360 X.png360 Y.png, 360 X.png360 X.png360 X.png360 X.png360 Y.png...).
  • Effect: Your character will hover in the air, hacking at enemies, then slamming them to the ground. This will repeat endlessly. This is commonly referred to as "juggling".
  • Level Needed: 50 (although this move can be performed with just jump and Y as early as level 1)

See how this attack is done

PlayStation 3

Xbox: 360 X.png = PS3: PS3 Square.png

Xbox: 360 Y.png = PS3: PS3 Triangle.png

Xbox: 360 A.png = PS3: PS3 Cross.png

Weapons

The following weapons grant the best Strength bonus:

Animal Orbs

These Animal Orbs grant a Strength bonus:

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