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The Arcane Archers is an advanced Ranged Tower that appears in Kingdom Rush: Origins. It is first made available in the Redwood Stand.


"Arcane Archers shoot magical arrows that weaken their target's magic resistance. (-3% per shot and 2 shots per volley)"

They shoot two arrows at a time, dealing half the listed damage each.


Burst Arrows

Burst "Let's light 'em up!"

Shoots an explosive magical arrow that deals additional area magic damage (damage area: 115). (Cooldown: 12 seconds)

Level Cost Damage
1 200 80 (88)
2 200 160 (176)
3 200 240 (264)

Slumber Arrows

Slumber "Sweet dreams!"

Shoots an arrow that puts an enemy to sleep for 4 (4.4) seconds.

Level Cost Cooldown
1 180 20s
2 180 16s
3 180 12s



Arcane Archer is specialized in Crowd Control, wreaking havoc in groups of weak enemies with Burst Arrows, which deals magic damage and catch leaks effectively with Slumber Arrows. Their most notable asset is the ability to shoot at up to two targets in range simultaneously, dealing damage while reducing the magic resistance of those enemies. Arcane Archers should be placed in front, near lines of Mages, so they can thin out the coming horde with their skills, leaving stronger foes for the Mages to kill.


  • Light crowd control: The Arcane Archers can handle small numbers of enemies quite well thanks to the dual targeting system, however, they fall short to Druids when larger hordes are concerned.
  • Multi-purpose: The Arcane Archers have something up their sleeves for any kind of situations, ranging from groups of weak foes to durable, lone ones, and can handle both armored and magic resistant enemies.
  • Inexpensive: Arcane Archers do not cost much gold compared to their usefulness. Thus, they are good towers to build first in any stages.


  • Diluted damage: While the Arcane Archers' arrows can deal huge damage on a single target, their damage output is diluted when more than one foe is within range, limiting their capability of directly killing enemies. This weakness can be fatal, as it leaves the tower more vulnerable to being overrun.

Related Upgrades

  • KRO Upgrade A 01 Level-1 Master Shooter (1 star)
    • Increases Archer attack damage.
  • KRO Upgrade A 02 Level-2 Treesinged Bow (1 star)
    • Increases Archer attack range (by 10%).
  • KRO Upgrade A 03 Level-3 Obsidian Heads (2 stars)
    • Archers deal maximum damage against unarmored targets.
  • KRO Upgrade A 04 Level-4 Elven Training (2 stars)
    • Improves all Archer special abilities.
  • KRO Upgrade A 05 Level-5 Bloodletting Shot (3 stars)
    • Archer attacks have a 15% chance of causing heavy bleeding and dealing extra 10% of the damage made by the arrow.
Tower Maximum Bloodletting Damage
Hunter Arbor 23 (22 iOS)
Watcher Arbor 23 (22 iOS)
Sentinel Arbor 46 (44 iOS)
Arcane Archers 46 (44 iOS)
Golden Longbows Long-range shot: 161 (154 iOS)
Long-range shot combined with a "crit": 299 (286 iOS)
Short-range shot: 69 (66 iOS)
Short-range shot combined with a "crit": 115 (110 iOS)

Related Achievements

OrAchP5 1Rambo RAMBO STYLE Defeat 50 flying enemies with Burst Arrows.

OrAchP5 2Lull LULLABY! Defeat 50 sleeping enemies.



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