KnightsTemplarIcon "Rise a knight."
The Knights Templar is one of the two Level 4 Melee Towers in Kingdom Rush: Frontiers. They are the most durable troops available, with the highest armor and HP values. They are similar to the Paladins from the original game in their role and design. Templars are capable of dealing significant damage with their great-swords, and have a chance to revive themselves when upgraded.

They regenerate 25 HP per second when not in combat.


Seasoned resilient warriors, the Templars are a force to be reckoned!

Similar to Paladins, Templars are the more durable advanced units of their game. While they do not have as high armor as the Paladins, and lack their healing ability, they have more health and damage and gain and the ability to resurrect themselves.

Compared to Assassins, Templars are able to take far more damage, but deal less, and cannot dodge attacks.



Thoughness "When the going gets tough..."

Raises the maximum and current health of the Knights Templar by 50 each upgrade (iOS). Raises the maximum health of the Knights Templar by 50 and heals them completely upon upgrade (Steam and Android).

Level Cost HP bonus HP max
1 200 50 300 [325]*
2 200 100 350 [375]*
3 200 150 400 [425]*

*with the Boot Camp upgrade

Arterial Strike

Arterial Strike "Let it bleed!" TemplarsArterialStrike

Attacks have a 10% chance of causing bleeding, dealing True Damage over 3 seconds. This ability does not work against Phantom Warriors because of their lack of physical body.

level Cost Damage
1 250 75
2 150 120
3 150 165

Holy Grail

Holy Grail "That's the cup of a carpenter." TemplarsHolyGrail

Knights Templar have a chance to cheat death every time they are dealt lethal damage. They regain a percentage of their maximum health upon revival.

level Cost Chance to Cheat Death Health Regained
1 250 20% 20%
2 150 30% 30%
3 150 40% 40%



  • Fully upgraded, Templars possess the highest EHP in the series and can act as very effective meatshields.
  • Assassins are generally superior as they have much higher DPS and are almost as survivable against enemies with high damage output, whilst being cheaper to upgrade. However, Templars are stronger against ranged and area attacks from enemies.
    • Against enemies with area attacks such as Gorillons and Saurian Brutes, Templars are far more durable than Assassins, who cannot utilize their dodge. Saurian Brutes still kill Templars relatively quickly, but Templars have a chance to revive with Holy Grail.
    • Templars can survive Abominations' explosions, whilst Assassins cannot, and can withstand Phantom Warriors' Death Aura for longer.
    • Poukai Riders will ignore idle Assassins, meaning that they cannot stall them as effectively as Templars.
    • Units such as Savage Hunters can quickly kill Assassins engaged in combat, whilst Templars can withstand their attacks for longer. Templars can also revive after a Saurian Blazefang Instant kill.
  • Knights Templar are stronger and more cost effective than Assassins if you do not invest in either towers' abilities.
  • Toughness and Holy Grail are actually cost inefficient to upgrade. Whilst improving survivability greatly, these abilities are overpriced and it is more efficient to simply build more Knights Templars.

Additonal Stats

  • Total HP: 750
  • Total EHP*: 1250
  • Total DPS: 26.09 to 39.13 on Mobile (average 32.6) | 30 to 45 on Steam (average 37.5) | 24 to 36 on Flash (average 30)
  • Total Cost: 570 G
  • Cost Efficiency: 0.456 gold per EHP 17.48 gold per DPS on Mobile| 15.2 gold per DPS on Steam | 19 gold per DPS on Flash
  • The Boot Camp upgrade gives +25 health
  • The Defensive Stance and Veteran Squad upgrades give +10% armor each, for a total of +60%.
  • EHP with upgrades: 2062.5
  • Cost Efficiency with upgrades: 0.276 gold per EHP
  • Total Cost with Toughness Level 3 and Holy Grail Level 3: 1720 G
  • EHP with upgrades, Toughness Level 3 and Holy Grail Level 3: 4382.81**
  • Cost Efficiency with upgrades, Toughness Level 3 and Holy Grail Level 3: 0.392 gold per EHP
  • Total Cost with abilities fully upgraded: 2270 G
  • Total DPS with abilities fully upgraded: 54.46 to 65.54 on Mobile (average 60) | 62.63 to 75.38 on Steam (average 69) | 50.1 to 60.3 on Flash (average 55.2)

*Note: EHP stands for Effective HP, and factors in armor values to give an estimate of how much damage the unit can receive.

**Holy Grail Level 3 revives the Templars with an average of 22.5% of their max HP. With a 40% chance of reviving and a 60% chance of dying: n=(1-p)(1+n)+p, where n is the average number of revivals before death and p is the chance of dying. The solution to this is n=1/p or 1.66. Therefore the average EHP increase given by Holy Grail Level 3 is 1.66×22.5%=37.5% of max HP.

Related Upgrades

  • Up KRF Stance Defensive Stance (1 Star): Barracks train soldiers with better armor. (+10% armor)
  • Up KRF BootCamp Boot Camp (1 Star): Barracks train more resilient soldiers. (+10% health)
  • Up KRF Espirt Esprit de Corps (2 Stars): Increases barrack rally point range and healing rate (by 20% each).
  • Up KRF Veteran Veteran Squad (2 Stars): Soldiers are trained faster and with improved armor. (-2 seconds of respawn time, +10% armor)
  • Up KRF Courage Courage (3 Stars): While in combat, soldiers & reinforcements regenerate health. (Templars regenerate 3 HP per second in combat.)

Related Achievements

High HIGHLANDER Have one Templar revive 5 times a row.

Bleed LET IT BLEED! Kill 100 enemies by letting them bleed to death.


  • Rise a knight.
  • For life eternal!
  • A sword day, a red day.
  • Hooah!


  • "Hooah!"
    • Military slang meaning 'referring to or meaning anything and everything except no' used by soldiers in the U.S. Army and Air Force.
  • "A Sword day... a red day!"
    • A line spoken by the character Théoden, the king of Rohan, in the 2003 film The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King. Spoken to the amassed troops before they enter the battle at Minas Tirith.
  • "Rise a Knight"
    • A line spoken by Balian in the 2005 film Kingdom of Heaven. The full quote is "Be without fear in the face of your enemies. Safeguard the helpless. Never lie, even if it leads to your death; that is your oath. And that is so you don't forget it. Rise a knight... rise a knight!"
  • Many of the unit names are based on real-life Templars.
    • Armand
    • Bertrand
    • Bonabes
    • De Brus
    • Geoffrey
    • Gobert
    • Godfrey
    • Guillaume
    • Hugues
    • Jaques
    • Kormac
    • William
  • When the going gets tough - Part of a proverb 'When the going gets tough, the tough get going'.
  • Let it bleed - The name of a song by rock band The Rolling Stones.
  • That's the cup of a carpenter - A line spoken by the character Indiana Jones in Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade whilst searching for the Holy Grail, he discards all the gold and jewel encrusted cups in favour of one roughly carved out of wood