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This article is about the enemy in Kingdom Rush. For the tower in Kingdom Rush: Vengeance, see Shadow Archers.

Shadow Archers are strong enemies that can attack soldiers from a distance using bows.

Description

Deadly accurate archers that will shoot at nearby soldiers in their path.

Cautious generals should be aware of the approach of a group of Shadow Archers. They are mostly just annoying, but can also be potentially dangerous. Their strong bows can quickly turn soldiers and reinforcements into mincemeat, opening the way for other enemies to march through. The Dark Knights they usually travel with are countered by magic towers, but the archers themselves contain a low level of magic resistance, allowing them to stay alive a little longer, but upgraded mages still make short work of them.

Strategy

  • If your defense is barracks-heavy, keep these enemies away from your soldiers through micromanagement and efficient blocking..
  • Once you have the level 5 upgrade for reinforcements, which gives them a spear-throwing ability, small groups of Shadow Archers may easily be defeated if you simply place reinforcements near the group (within spear range) with at least one medium-strength tower nearby for support.
  • Another good strategy is to keep soldiers at the end of their rally point, and when the archers start shooting at them, move them into melee range to stop the Shadow Archers from shooting (works best with groups of three). Also, be aware of more archers and/or other ranged enemies such as Necromancers who may attack while your soldiers are busy with the first group of archers.
  • Their high damage bows rapidly destroy allies, even ones with armor, so keep these enemies distracted from killing your heroes, soldiers, reinforcements, etc...
  • Shadow Archers tends to group closely together when attacking, so use high-level Artillery to defeat them in one fell swoop. The Big Bertha can dispatch groups of them quickly, especially combined with Cluster Bomb.
  • Barbarians can last a good while against them, and their Throwing Axes ability allows them to deal some damage back, though not efficiently. They will not be able to handle Shadow Archers on their own, but are a useful way of stemming the flow.

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