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.
Description[edit | edit source]
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 can gain the ability to resurrect themselves.
Compared to Assassins, Templars are able to take far more damage, but deal less, and cannot dodge attacks.
Abilities[edit | edit source]
Toughness [edit | edit source]
"When the going gets tough..."
Raises the maximum and current health of the Knights Templar by 50 each upgrade. (Heals them completely upon upgrade on Steam and Android version).
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*with the Boot Camp upgrade
Arterial Strike[edit | edit source]
Holy Grail[edit | edit source]
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.
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Range[edit | edit source]
Strategy[edit | edit source]
- Fully upgraded, Templars possess the highest effective HP in the series (against physical attacks) 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[edit | edit source]
- Total HP: 750
- Total EHP*: 1050
- 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[edit | edit source]
- Defensive Stance (1 Star)
- Barracks train soldiers with better armor. (+10% armor)
- Boot Camp (1 Star)
- Barracks train more resilient soldiers. [HP +10%]
- Esprit de Corps (2 Stars)
- Increases barrack rally point range (+20%) and healing rate (+20% per second).
- Veteran Squad (2 Stars)
- Soldiers are trained faster and with improved armor. (-2 seconds of respawn time, +10% armor of the main one)
- Courage (3 Stars)
- While in combat, soldiers, mercenaries & reinforcements regenerate 1% HP per second.
Related Achievements[edit | edit source]
- "Rise a knight."
- "For life eternal!"
- "A sword day, a red day."
- 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.
- De Brus
- 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.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
|Towers • Kingdom Rush|
|Standard||Archer Tower • Marksmen Tower • Sharpshooter Tower • Rangers Hideout • Musketeer Garrison • Militia Barracks • Footmen Barracks • Knights Barracks • Holy Order • Barbarian Mead Hall • Mage Tower • Adept Tower • Wizard Tower • Arcane Wizard • Sorcerer Mage • Dwarven Bombard • Dwarven Artillery • Dwarven Howitzer • Big Bertha • Tesla x104|
|Special||Sylvan Elf Hall • Sasquatch • Sunray Tower|
|Towers • Kingdom Rush: Frontiers|
|Standard||Archer Tower • Marksmen Tower • Sharpshooter Tower • Crossbow Fort • Tribal Axethrowers • Militia Barracks • Footmen Barracks • Knights Barracks • Assassin's Guild • Knights Templar • Mage Tower • Adept Tower • Wizard Tower • Archmage Tower • Necromancer Tower • Dwarven Bombard • Dwarven Artillery • Dwarven Howitzer • DWAARP • Battle-Mecha T200|
|Special||Legion Archer • Mercenary Camp • SCUMM Bar • Pirate Cpt. • Spear Maiden • Dwarven Bastion • Dwarf Hall • Pirate Watchtower • Shrine of Regnos • Dark Forge|
|Towers • Kingdom Rush: Origins|
|Standard||Hunter Arbor • Watcher Arbor • Sentinel Arbor • Arcane Archers • Golden Longbows • Defender Barracks • Warden Barracks • Ranger Barracks • Bladesinger Hall • Forest Keepers • Mystic Dais • Arcanist Dais • Eldritch Dais • Wild Magus • High Elven Mage • Stone Circle • Boulder Circle • Menhir Circle • Arch-Druid Henge • Weirdwood|
|Special||Awok Hut • Gryphon Rider • Faery Dragon Aerie • Gnome Garden • Dragon Nest • Young Beresad • Renegade Post • Bastion|
|Towers • Kingdom Rush: Vengeance|
|Standard||Shadow Archers • Orc Warriors Den • Infernal Mage • Rocket Riders • Dark Knights • Melting Furnace • Specters Mausoleum • Goblirangs • Bone Flingers • Elite Harassers • Orc Shaman • Grim Cemetery • Rotten Forest • Blazing Gem • Deep Devil's Reef • Wicked Sisters • Swamp Thing • Goblin War Zeppelin|
|Special||Troll Mercenaries • Spider Nest • Caravan|