Arch-DruidHenge.png Into the wild.

The Arch-Druid Henge is a level 4 Artillery Tower in Kingdom Rush: Origins, unlocked in stage 7, Rockhenge. Arch-Druids can store up their ammunition when idle and then release up to three rocks at once, like the Archmage Tower from Frontiers.

Description[edit | edit source]

Arch-Druids have total control over nature, commanding earth, beast and spirit alike.

Compared to the other level 4 tower, the Weirdwood, the Arch-Druid Henge attacks faster and its upgrades give it superior crowd control. However, the damage is the same from the Menhir Circle, requiring some support when facing stronger enemies.

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Sylvan Curse[edit | edit source]

Icon Sylvan.png Share the pain! SylvanCurse.png

Curses an enemy for 5 seconds, causing a percentage of all damage dealt to it to also affect nearby enemies.

(Cooldown: 16 seconds)

Level Cost Percentage of Damage
1 250 35%
2 250 70%
3 250 100%

Runed Bears[edit | edit source]

Icon Bear.png The right to bear arms! InvokesRunedBears.png

Invokes a mythical runed bear to block and fight enemies.

Level Cost Number of Bears
1 350 1
2 350 2
HP Heal Rate Damage (1.0s) Armor Respawn
250 25 Melee.png 20-40 20% 20s

The Runed Bears have different names, as with all soldier units.

Range[edit | edit source]

Strategy[edit | edit source]

A really great strategy involving Arch-Druid Henges is to pair them with Golden Longbows. A combination of Sylvan Curse and Hunter's Mark ability can severely wreck armies of even rather durable enemies, with a maximum of DOUBLE DAMAGE to ALL ENEMIES IN A GROUP. Runed Bears and barracks allow for bigger crowds of enemies to suffer this type of massive damage. Arch Druid Henges could easily wipe out a group of Satyr Cutthroats, Sword Spiders, Spiderbroods and Gnolls. Runed Bears could be used to hold back lower-tier enemies but could also slow down giant enemies, like Bandersnatches, for a few seconds.

Strengths[edit | edit source]

  1. Arch-Druid Henges are good for crowd control, and their attack rate is faster than its previous levels. Whenever there are no enemies in their range, Arch-Druid Henges can rise up to 3 boulders, then launch all three of them at enemies, albeit with reduced accuracy.
  2. Arch-Druid Henges are a really versatile tower, because they have an ability to summon up to two bears, which can be treated as barracks to fight enemies. However, one might want to build another tower to support both the boulder and the bears when facing stronger enemies.

Weaknesses[edit | edit source]

  1. Arch-Druid shouldn't be upgraded too quickly in early waves, because there are overflow enemies that can overwhelm the boulder. Barracks are recommended to slow them down.
  2. Not recommended against flying enemies, since they can only target enemies on the ground. However, flying enemies flying right above allied ground enemies can still be damaged.
  3. Fast targets, like Blood Gnolls, are often missed. Therefore the Arch-Druid needs barrack support to hit more of their shots.

Related Upgrades[edit | edit source]

  • KRO Upgrade D 01 Level-1.png Hardened Boulders (1 star)
    • Increases Druid attack damage. (+10%)
  • KRO Upgrade D 02 Level-2.png Sharp Splinters (1 star)
    • Increases boulder explosion area.
  • KRO Upgrade D 03 Level-3.png Earth Mastery (2 stars)
    • Increases Druid attack range. (by 10%)
  • KRO Upgrade D 04 Level-4.png Heavy Load (3 stars)
    • Boulder explosions ignore physical armor.
  • KRO Upgrade D 05 Level-5.png Shocking Impact (3 stars)
    • Boulder explosions slow enemies for a short time. (by 50% for 0.5 second)

Related Achievements[edit | edit source]

OrAchP5 9Beorn.png BEORNINGS Have 8 or more Runed Bears in any single stage.

OrAchP5 10PnGn.png NO PAIN, NO GAIN Deal over 100000 damage with Sylvan Curse.

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Arch-Druid[edit | edit source]

  • "Into the wild" (main)
  • "Verdant fury!" (Sylvan Curse)

Runed Bear[edit | edit source]

  • "Grr!"

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The names Yogi and Booboo are both references to the bears of the same name from Hanna Barbera.
  • Fozzy
    • The name of a bear from The Muppets.
  • "Into the Wild"
    • A 2007 biographical drama film adaptation of the 1996 non-fiction novel of the same name by Jon Krakauer, based on the adventures of Christopher McCandless.
  • "Verdant Fury"
    • An attack response said by Nature's Prophet in DOTA2
  • Both Sylvan curse and Runed Bears adds people sitting below the Arch Druid, just as Wrath of the Forest adds one to the Rangers Hideout.

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