The Dwarves are one of our staunchest allies, and our King has named them 'Guardians of the Caves'. In their quest for the Lost Kingdom of Loria, they have stumbled upon a network of secret Saurian tunnels.
Through them an enormous horde of Saurians is heading for the surface, bent on conquering Linirea under the taloned foot of Xyzzy , the Saurian King. You must join the Dwarves in stopping Xyzzy and his beasts... for only Denas can be King of Linirea!

Darklight Depths is the twenty-second stage in Kingdom Rush: Frontiers

Campaign[edit | edit source]

Set-Up[edit | edit source]

Wave Composition[edit | edit source]

Wave Enemies
(Northwest)
Enemies
(East)
Enemies
(Eastern Pit)
Enemies
(Southwest Pit)
Enemies
(Southwest)
Income
1 Saurian Broodguard x12 Saurian Darter x8 400
2 Saurian Broodguard x13
Saurian Myrmidon x4
460
3 Saurian Nightscale x18
Saurian Broodguard x6
570
4 Saurian Myrmidon x4
Saurian Broodguard x4
Saurian Darter x4 Saurian Broodguard x9 540
5 Saurian Deathcoil x8
Saurian Broodguard x5
Saurian Darter x3
480
6 Saurian Nightscale x10
Saurian Blazefang x5
Saurian Broodguard x14 730
7 Saurian Deathcoil x12 Saurian Broodguard x13 Saurian Razorwing x14 880
8 Saurian Myrmidon x12
Saurian Deathcoil x6
Saurian Blazefang x5 1040
9 Saurian Deathcoil x6 Saurian Deathcoil x6 Saurian Darter x26 1000
10 Saurian Brute x3 Saurian Blazefang x6 Saurian Broodguard x24 1320
11 Saurian Razorwing x34 Saurian Razorwing x34 Saurian Razorwing x34 1020
12 Saurian Deathcoil x10
Saurian Broodguard x15
Saurian Darter x20 Saurian Darter x10 Saurian Broodguard x20 1700
13 Saurian Nightscale x17
Saurian Deathcoil x10
Saurian Razorwing x30 1125
14 Saurian Brute x3
Saurian Deathcoil x10
Saurian Darter x20
Saurian Brute x3
Saurian Deathcoil x10
Saurian Darter x25
Saurian Nightscale x20 3400
15 Xyzzy
Saurian Myrmidon x8
Saurian Brute x4
Saurian Myrmidon x8
Saurian Brute x4
Saurian Broodguard x7
Saurian Darter x4
Saurian Broodguard x5
Saurian Darter x4
2800

Strategy

General[edit | edit source]

  • It's strongly advised to minimize the amount of Melee Towers as possible due to their vulnerability of Saurian Deathcoil, which deals 100 True Damage nearly half of the stage.
  • Dwarf Hall should be placed near the Exit, in order to block any possible Saurian Nightscale, which might use invisibility until near the exit, but not always, or depends on when they received their damage. Dwarf Hall near the next also reduce the chance of being targeted by Saurian Deathcoil's ranged attack.
  • Rain of Fire can be used to save killing a group of Saurian Deathcoils, since they are very annoying to deal with.

Upgrades and Hero[edit | edit source]

  • By this time, you should have enough upgrades to Upgrade fully in the Upgrade Tree. Otherwise, reset the upgrade and you really don't need to worry about upgrading the Barracks too much.
  • The higher the hero's health, the more time it takes Saurian Deathcoil to use their ranged attack and fully kill your hero.

Towers[edit | edit source]

  • Necromancer Tower with its minions can be used to distract Saurian Deathcoil from killing your undead units and the minions can also be used to block enemies and fight.
  • Crossbow Fort's Falconer can be used to support nearby towers with extra range in order to farther attack enemies, especially Saurian Deathcoil with comes out from the entrance and might stop after a few steps, attacking your allies without receiving any damage.
  • DWAARP can be used as a replacement of Rain of Fire to attack multiple enemies at a time.
  • A couple ofArchmage Towers are advised to be placed at northwest, since it ignores armor and have very high damage, which can be used to attack Saurian Brute and Xyzzy, which have no resistance and medium armor, respectively.

Heroic Challenge[edit | edit source]

Set-Up[edit | edit source]

Wave Composition[edit | edit source]

Wave Enemies
(Northwest)
Enemies
(East)
Enemies
(Eastern Pit)
Enemies
(Southwest Pit)
Income
1 Saurian Myrmidon x5 Saurian Broodguard x5 Saurian Broodguard x9 530
2 Saurian Darter x39
Saurian Deathcoil x7
1060
3 Saurian Blazefang x8
Saurian Deathcoil x6
Saurian Myrmidon x7
Saurian Savant x1
Saurian Broodguard x10 1210
4 Saurian Darter x42
Saurian Deathcoil x9
Saurian Darter x42
Saurian Deathcoil x9
Saurian Broodguard x10 2600
5 Saurian Savant x2
Saurian Myrmidon x15
Saurian Savant x3
Saurian Myrmidon x12
Saurian Broodguard x9 Saurian Broodguard x9 2210
6 Saurian Blazefang x6
Saurian Deathcoil x10
Saurian Broodguard x15
Saurian Darter x36
Saurian Deathcoil x4
Saurian Blazefang x3
Saurian Broodguard x20 Saurian Broodguard x40 3140

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)
Enemies
(East)
Enemies
(Eastern Pit)
Enemies
(Southwest Pit)
Enemies
(Southwest)
Income
1 Saurian Broodguard x27
Saurian Myrmidon x16
Saurian Quetzal x5
Saurian Razorwing x20
Saurian Broodguard x57
Saurian Deathcoil x10
Saurian Myrmidon x36
Saurian Razorwing x38 Saurian Razorwing x45 Saurian Razorwing x59
Saurian Broodguard x1
6820

Strategy

General[edit | edit source]

Upgrades and Hero[edit | edit source]

Towers[edit | edit source]

Events[edit | edit source]

New Enemy
Wave 5
Saurian Deathcoil
EnemySqr Deathcoil.PNG Trained to develop perfect accuracy, these elite Saurians wield deadly advanced crossbows.


  • Costs 2 lives
  • Ranged attack

Related Achievements[edit | edit source]

Kombat.png YOU'VE FOUND ME Find the hidden mortal reptilian combatant.

Lizardking.png I'M THE LIZARD KING Defeat Xyzzy, the Saurian King.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The kingdom the dwarves are searching for, 'Loria' is based on the similar sounding Moria from The Lord of the Rings. It is a great underground Dwarven City where Gold, Mithril and many other treasures are mined.
  • This is referenced again in the level, a faint outline of an arch can be seen on the wall in the lower right corner. Clicking on it will light the arch much like how the door to Moria is seen in the film adaptation of The Fellowship of the Ring.
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Endless Rage Valley
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Elite Port TortugaStorm AtollThe Sunken CitadelBonesburgDesecrated GroveDusk ChateauDarklight Depths
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Endless
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