This article is about the hero in Kingdom Rush. For the hero in Kingdom Rush: Origins, see Prince Denas.

"Bow... to the KING!"

King Denas is the ruler of the kingdom that you are defending throughout the game. He is depicted at the end of the game as a man in his forties, who still enjoys a party when there's a good occasion. He is also a Hero to be used in Kingdom Rush, unlocked by buying the Premium Content (Flash), by paying $4.99 (Mobile) or by completing Forsaken Valley (Steam).

King Denas appears briefly in a comic strip at the end of Kingdom Rush: Frontiers, after Umbra is defeated.


Your Majesty itself brings an arsenal of power and courage to the battlefield. Long live the King!


Denas Stats


Level HP Melee Damage Ranged Damage Armor Respawn
1 300 11-19 11-19 None 15s
2 320 14-23 14-23 None 15s
3 340 17-28 17-28 None 15s
4 360 20-33 20-33 None 15s
5 380 23-38 23-38 None 15s
6 400 25-42 25-42 None 15s
7 420 28-47 28-47 None 15s
8 440 31-52 31-52 None 15s
9 460 34-56 34-56 None 15s
10 480 37-61 37-61 None 15s


Royal Edict RoyalEdict

King Denas empowers adjacent towers with a purple aura in a large AoE radius. The aura grants towers faster attack speed and higher damage for a set amount of time. Barracks are not affected by this skill.
Cooldown: 18 seconds
Ability Level Hero Level Max Towers Buffed Range Attack Speed Duration
1 2 5 +20% 0.1s faster 3s
2 5 5 +20% 0.1s faster 6s
3 8 5 +20% 0.1s faster 9s

Catapult Barrage CatapultBarrage

King Denas orders his subordinates away from the war zone to unleash mayhem on a small area located on the path via an 'X' mark. The catapults fire on the 'X' mark on the area, dealing damage. King Denas can move without interrupting the skill as long as the 'X' mark is present. The meteor ignores 1/2 armor. Cooldown: 11.6 seconds.
Ability Level Hero Level Damage per meteor Number of meteors
1 4 30 3
2 7 40 5
3 10 50 7

Tips and Tricks

  • King Denas is a hybrid offensive hero, his skills are meant to both empower your towers and support your army against a horde of enemies.
  • Similar to Bolin Farslayer, King Denas lacks synergy with his skills when it comes to melee combat, so it is discouraged to send him in melee combat.
  • King Denas has a unique "minimum range", where he cannot attack enemies too close to him. Put him slightly behind your men or on the edges of paths to avoid this.
  • Players should note that King Denas can tank moderately against a group of enemies such as Shadow Archers or Demons, but keep in mind to retreat when his health is low in order to avoid a 15-seconds respawn.
  • King Denas moves slowly like Malik Hammerfury, Bolin Farslayer and Hacksaw, thus it is important not to switch lanes unless urgently required.
  • Also, note that Barracks and their upgrades are not affected by Denas' Royal Edict, thus it is pointless to move to a path full of Barracks. Rather, players should create different towers around your Barracks to maximize Denas' first skill.
  • Do not send Denas against bosses with instant kill mechanics like J.T., Vez'nan or Sarelgaz, as he lacks the speed to kite them efficiently.

Related Upgrades

  • KR Up Spiked Spiked Armor (3 Stars): When attacked, soldier's spiked armor return a percent of the damage received to the attacker. Spiked Armor also affects Reinforcements and Heroes. (~12.5% reflection of damage, dealt as True Damage)


  • Bow... to the KING!
  • Go ahead, make my day!
  • Get off my land.
  • For me!!!
  • When triggering Royal Edict: garbled babbling
  • Also when triggering Royal Edict: You slacker! (It's probably just prattle that sounds that way.)
  • When triggering Catapult Barrage: Attack!!
  • (upon death) Ahhhg!


  • 'Denas' is an anagram of 'Sande', the first surname of Gonzalo Sande, one of the three founders of Ironhide Game Studio.
  • "Go ahead, make my day!" 
    •  A line spoken by Harry Callahan in the film Sudden Impact. The film is part of the Dirty Harry series, making it the second quote from the series, the first made by Bolin.
  • "For me!"
    • A twist on the phrase shouted by Barracks soldiers, "For the King!"


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