By the light of the moon!'


The Warden Barracks is the level 2 Melee Tower tower in Kingdom Rush: Origins. It replaces the Footmen Barracks from the previous games and is upgraded from the Defender Barracks. They regenerate 15 hit points per second when idle.

Description[edit | edit source]

"Wardens are trained to fight with Sword and Bow alike, making them highly versatile units."

The Wardens look almost identical to their previous unupgraded version. Their only difference is that they can shoot arrows from a short range, making them highly useful and versatile.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

  • Place it near weak enemies like Gnoll Reaver. It is not recommended to use them near strong enemies, since they have low health and low attack power and most stronger enemies will kill them quickly.
  • Their new ranged attack allows them to target flying enemies.

 Additonal Stats[edit | edit source]

  • Enchanted Armor gives +10% armor for a total of 50%.
  • In total with all upgrades, their EHP* is 180 points of physical damage per soldier (3 soldiers equals 540 EHP).
  • The cost of the Defender Barracks is 260 Gold, 234 if upgraded.
  • Gold spend per EHP (for all 3 soldiers) is 0.48 (0.43 if upgraded).

Note: Effective Hit Points = how much damage a unit needs to take before dying.

Related Upgrades[edit | edit source]

  • KRO Upgrade B 01 Level-1.png Elven Fencing (1 star)
    • Reduces basic barracks construction costs. (-10% for level 1-3 Barracks)
  • KRO Upgrade B 02 Level-2.png Expert Tactician (1 star)
    • Increases barracks rally point range. (by 20%)
  • KRO Upgrade B 03 Level-3.png Enchanted Armor (2 stars)
    • Barracks equip soldiers with improved armor. (+10%)
  • KRO Upgrade B 04 Level-4.png Moon Forged Blades (2 stars)
    • Soldier attacks deal 15% additional magic damage.
Tower Damage without Upgrade (with Upgrade)
Defender Barracks 1-4 (2-6)
Warden Barracks 3-7 (4-9)
Ranger Barracks 8-12 (10-14)
Bladesinger Hall 11-14 (13-17)
Forest Keepers 24-36 (28-42)
  • KRO Upgrade B 05 Level-5.png Blessing of Elynie (3 stars): Soldiers have a 10% chance of cheating death when dealt lethal damage. (Soldiers revive with full health when proced.)

Quotes[edit | edit source]

  • "For the Queen!"
  • "Onward!"
  • "By the light of the moon!"
  • "To the vanguard!"


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