Citadel archers are the first line of defense at King Denas's castle.
The six Citadel Archers are positioned on the ramparts, shooting at the player's barrack soldiers, hero and reinforcements, dealing only 3-4 damage per shot each. They cannot be damaged or otherwise interacted with. Vez'nan will use his power to destroy the ramparts after wave 8, killing the archers in the process. Although it may seem like Citadel Archers themselves have a short range, they can actually target units regardless of where they are in the entire stage, which makes it impossible for allies to stay out of range.