We'll look back fondly on that ambush at Rotwick, for now the Royal Road brings us to the Necropolis!
As our men make their way through ancient crypts and ransacked tombs, they grow restless with the staggering amount of open graves.
The prenatural silence only makes it worse, as it is undoubtedly but a preamble to another attack by the forces of darkness.

Ancient Necropolis is the twenty-fourth stage in Kingdom Rush and the second in the Curse of Castle Blackburn mini-campaign available on the Steam, iOS, and Android versions.

Campaign[edit | edit source]

Set-Up[edit | edit source]

Wave Composition[edit | edit source]


Wave Enemies
(NW > NE)
Enemies
(NW > SE)
Enemies
(SW > NE)
Enemies
(SW > SE)
Enemies
(North)
Enemies
(South)
Enemies
(Other > NE)
Enemies
(Other > SE)
Income
1 Skeleton x30 Skeleton Knight x13 Skeleton x5 Skeleton x5 210
2 Zombie x30 Zombie x19 Zombie x16 455
3 Skeleton x28 Fallen Knight x2 Skeleton x28 Skeleton x7 Skeleton x7 230
4 Zombie x16
Fallen Knight x1
Zombie x16
Fallen Knight x2
Zombie x8
Skeleton x10
420
5 Zombie x13
Fallen Knight x3
Spectral Knight x5 Zombie x13 Skeleton x6

Zombie x?

514
6 Necromancer x3 Zombie x40 430
7 Zombie x7 Zombie x12
Abomination x3
Zombie x8 Zombie x12 Zombie x12 507
8 Abomination x5 Fallen Knight x3 Zombie x21 Zombie x12
Skeleton x8
Zombie x8
Skeleton x4
681
9 Abomination x3
Necromancer x4
Abomination x1
Spectral Knight x6
Abomination x3 Giant Rat x6
Skeleton x12
Giant Rat x6
Skeleton x12
958
10 Fallen Knight x7 Fallen Knight x7 Giant Rat x18 Giant Rat x18 920
11 Zombie x50 Zombie x10
Abomination x7
Zombie x33 Zombie x23 1162
12 Fallen Knight x10
Spectral Knight x3
Fallen Knight x4
Spectral Knight x1
Fallen Knight x3
Spectral Knight x3
960
13 Fallen Knight x4
Necromancer x5
Fallen Knight x8
Necromancer x3
Skeleton x30 Skeleton x30 1000
14 Fallen Knight x2
Abomination x7
Fallen Knight x2
Abomination x4
Zombie x15 815
15 Fallen Knight x5
Spectral Knight x3
Zombie x15
Abomination x9
Necromancer x8 Zombie x56
Giant Rat x11
Zombie x42
Giant Rat x5
2121

Strategy

General[edit | edit source]

Upgrades and Hero[edit | edit source]

Towers[edit | edit source]

Heroic Challenge[edit | edit source]

Set-Up[edit | edit source]

Wave Composition[edit | edit source]


Wave Enemies
(Northwest > Northeast)
Enemies
(Northwest > Southeast)
Enemies
(Southwest > Southeast)
Enemies
(South)
Enemies
(Other > Northeast)
Enemies
(Other > Southeast)
Income
1 Abomination x1
Worg x18
Abomination x1
Worg x12
Skeleton x5 Skeleton x5 480
2 Necromancer x2 Spectral Knight x2
Fallen Knight x2
Spectral Knight x5 Zombie x16 572
3 Abomination x4 Necromancer x4 Skeleton x7 Skeleton x7 428
4 Necromancer x2 Fallen Knight x3 Spectral Knight x7 Zombie x8
Skeleton x10
576
5 Abomination x1
Worg x28
Abomination x1
Worg x22
Worg x10 Zombie x13
Skeleton x6
923
6 Necromancer x8 Spectral Knight x11 Spectral Knight x10 1240

Strategy

General[edit | edit source]

Upgrades and Hero[edit | edit source]

Towers[edit | edit source]

Iron Challenge[edit | edit source]

Set-Up[edit | edit source]

Wave Composition[edit | edit source]

Wave Enemies
(Northwest > Northeast)
Enemies
(Southwest > Northeast)
Enemies
(Southwest > Southeast)
Income
1 Fallen Knight x5 Necromancer x4
Skeleton x46
Necromancer x4
Skeleton x46
784

Strategy

General[edit | edit source]

Upgrades and Hero[edit | edit source]

  • At this time, you should have enough stars to upgrade everything in the Upgrade Tree. If you do not, then upgrade Barracks, Artilleries, Rain of Fire, and Reinforcements fully in the Upgrade tree.
  • Because Spectral Knights are immune to physical damage, any ranged heroes that wither deals True Damage or Magic Damage works for Spectral Knights due to the restriction of mage in this challenge. If you do not have any premium heroes, you should use Gerald Lightseeker, as he have a fair health and the heaviest armor among all three free heroes. However, he have low armor at Level 1, so place him near any unarmored enemies so that he can gain experiences quickly, as well as leveling up to have an even better armor. Don't forget that at least level 4, Gerald will use Shield of Retribution to reflect back damage from attacker; plus, the ability deals True Damage.

Towers[edit | edit source]

  • In the top western entrance, it spawns Fallen Knight. Be aware that then they die, they return as Spectral Knight, and as they are immune to physical damage, Melee Towers and Artillery Towers (though they ignore 1/2 of armor, but not in immunity), deals no damage to them. However, as mentioned above, Spiked Armor reflects True Damage back to the attacker, so building Barracks would be the best on Top western strategic points. Even better, upgrade them to Holy Order, and if possible, purchase Healing Light (to heal themselves), and Shield of Valor (for heavier armor). Holy Strike will do nothing against Spectral Knights, as its ability only deals physical damage (except in Flash; however, players will not encounter Spectral knights as an enemy as it is in the elite levels that aren't available in flash). It's also advised to place Gerald Lightseeker near Paladins, as he will use courage to gain armor, damage, and heals allies (this requires Gerald to be at least Level 2). Lastly, use rain of Fire against Spectral Knights if your troops couldn't handle the Fallen Knights and Spectral Knights.
  • In the southern west, it spawns Skeletons and Necromancers. Because Necromancers spawn undead minions, it can overwhelm the players; therefore, artilleries are the best to be placed around the south. Low-leveled artilleries almost do nothing against Skeleton Knights and Necromancers, so upgrade them as fairly as possible. If possible, as soon as Necromancers spawn from the entrance, place Reinforcements, with the help of artilleries, to attack the Necromancers, as they cannot summon undeads while blocked.

Events[edit | edit source]

New Enemy
Wave 4
Fallen Knight
EnemySqr FallenKnight.png Tainted knights who follow a dark path of blood and slaughter.


  • High magic resistance
  • High damage
  • Returns as an undead
New Enemy
Wave 4
Spectral Knight
EnemySqr SpectralKnight.png Tormented souls of oath breaking knights doomed to roam between life and death


New Enemy
Wave 7
Abomination
EnemySqr AbominationSM.png Giant flesh golems made out of mutilated limbs and bodies of many creatures.


  • Slow speed
  • Explodes on death

Related Achievements[edit | edit source]

Stm Ach Nevermore.png NEVERMORE Capture the attention of the mysterious crow.

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Endless
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