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Saracen
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The Saracen
Vital statistics
Unlock Method Beat the game with the Royal Guard.
Starting Weapon Saracen Sword
Basic Magic Desert Cyclone
Projectile Magic Sand Blast
Magic Jump Desert Jump
Campaign statistics
Gender Male
Race Human
Health 200
Insane Health 2000
Location Sand Castle Roof


The Saracen is one of 30 playable characters and is also an enemy in the game Castle Crashers. His magic powers are Sand-based and his starting weapon is the Saracen Sword.

Unlocking

Beat the game with the Royal Guard.

Involvement

The Saracen is in the Desert Chase, Sand Castle Interior and Sand Castle Roof levels. There is only one Saracen in the Desert Chase Level, multiple in the Sand Castle Interior (including a beefy version) and the most in the Sand Castle Roof with the presence of another beefy version in the volleyball game.

Magic Powers

Element: Sand

Max Hits: Based on mana and how long the button is held for.

Damage/hit: Base Strength Damage or 2 damage

This unique spell isn't really a Splash spell at all. It would be more accurate to call it an advanced melee attack that drains mana. First, the button must be held down for the effect to continue - it will cost normal spell mana to start and then continue to drain mana slowly and steadily as long as you are holding the button. Second, it doesn't actually damage enemies in front of you, it turns you into a sand tornado that can be freely steered around, and you must touch enemies to hurt them. Not only that, but it is the only "Splash" spell that can be blocked. It gains no benefits from Splash spell level upgrades. Finally, its damage has nothing to do with your Magic stat at all!

When the Tornado hits an enemy on the ground, it only does 2 points of damage. If it hits an enemy in the air, it will deal Base Melee Damage. Yes, that's base Strength damage not Magic damage, so this is the only spell that depends on your Strength. It will continue to apply hits as long as it is overlapping an enemy. When it connects it pops enemies up into the air, so it can be used to knock an enemy up and then juggle them repeatedly for as long as you can keep yourself overlapping them. It doesn't move very fast though, so its best to trap an enemy against a wall if you want to keep hitting them with it.

Despite what some believe, you are NOT invincible while in Tornado form.

There's an odd bug with it too - when the Tornado finishes, you can not use any attack buttons until you come to a complete stop. If you keep running around right after the Tornado ends you will be locked out of doing any attacks until you stop completely or jump and then land. For some reason this bug does not occur if you start the Tornado in mid-air and then land during it.

You can't start a Tornado in mid-air until you get 10 points naturally in your Magic stat. Unfortunately having the Tornado as the mid-air RT+Y spell means you can't stay in the air for a long time by using the kickback from air projectiles like other characters can.

Projectile Attack

"Sand Blast"

Element: None

Damage: Base Magic Damage x 0.3 or 1 damage

This spell isn't really a Projectile spell at all, it's much more like a Splash spell. Five sandy gusts of wind are created, which move a set distance away (about half a screen) and fly mostly upwards. If a gust hits a normal enemy, they are sent away and high up into the air, enough that they will take 7 Fall damage when they land. Enemies that are not knocked away can take up to 3 hits from a single cast of the spell. Normal enemies will only ever take 1 hit, as usual, but the spell can hit as many enemies as touch it - it is not stopped when it hits a single enemy like all other Projectile spells.

If the gust hits a normal enemy that is already in the air but not hurt (in the air from jumping), it will only apply 1 point of damage instead of its normal amount. It will not hit enemies that are knocked into the air by an attack.

Unlike most magic projectiles, this spell can NOT be blocked - yet another way it is more like a Splash spell.

If it is cast in mid-air, it actually still causes the gusts to come from the ground beneath instead of from the character's mid-air position, which can be useful for jumping over enemies and hitting them with it while above them.

Note that this is the only "Projectile" spell that does NOT do Base Magic Damage - it only does Base Magic Damage x 0.3 (even less than 'Lightning' Splash spell which does Base Magic Damage x 0.33333~) thus making this spell do the least Magic-based damage of any spell in the game.

Magic Jump

"Power Jump"

Element: None

Damage: Base Magic Damage

Leaps up with a dust effect that damages overlapped enemies.

Trivia

  • Beating the game with the Saracen will not unlock any additional characters.
  • "Saracen" is what the Christian forces of the Middle Ages called the Egyptian Muslims under the rule of Saladin.
  • The Saracen and the Bear are the only characters with tornado magic.
  • The Saracens and the beefy Saracen in the volleyball game cannot be killed.
  • He is one of the 3 playable character to show his teeth in his portrait. The others being the Fire Demon and the Skeleton.

See also

Unlock Path


Start Character Unlocks Unlocks
Green Knight Royal Guard Saracen

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