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Crown stealer[1] is a quadruped Greed that leap over walls pursuing the Monarch to attack him/her, ignoring coins and gems, and instantly knocking off the Crown.

Occurring[]

Crown stealers are not purely connected to blood moons, they appear more frequent and in increasing numbers the longer you play.former dev Martin Lindell.
29 July 2019[2]

Crown stealers are encountered late game, during Blood Moons (around day 80) and common nightly waves (but not at least before day 200).

They may appear running on the ground (and they run faster than any of the mounts) or riding on the backs of a breeder. When the breeder they ride on dies they continue onward towards the Monarch. They will jump over walls and stop at nothing to get to the crown.

Constellation[]

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If you look to the sky you'll find clarity in your strategy.dev Gordon Van Dyke.
August 13, 2020[3]

All along the campaign, some stars appear in the sky, slowly forming a constellation with the shape of a crown stealer.[4] When the pattern is complete, crown stealers will take part in the waves.

Creaking/squelching sound[]

When one of them come from a portal, there is a creaky sound that can be heard anywhere on the island.

From both sides[]

On the regular nocturnal waves (not on Blood Moons or counterattack waves), if there are still active portals on both sides of the base, crown stealers can come from both sides.

Tactics[]

Have an army[]

Crown stealers don't have much health, but they are so fast that archers can hardly hit them while they are running. A way to lure them is to make them run into the base, where archers and knights can more easily hit them and deliver a killing blow. During the leaping animation, the crown stealer takes a short time recover at the end, if you have more than two Knights/Samurai/Ronin/Squires they should be able to kill it before it continues.

Pikemen can also easily kill them behind a wall. You will notice, if you have 2 pikemen, that the first one will stay horizontal with the spear to stab greedlings and the other one will stay diagonal/vertical with the spear to stab crown stealers.

Build walls[]

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Crown stealer burning

while jumping over a simple palisade. [5]

If caught on your own with one, you can hide behind a wall and alternate with going in front and behind it. The leaper's jump there is slow enough for the ruler to hopefully attract the attention of a soldier. So try not to skip wall segments, since they have to jump every single one.

Set a fire[]

Crown stealers are vulnerable to fire. Launch fire at them with some catapults fire barrels. If they are on a breeder that has been set on fire, the fire will spread to the crown stealer, thus damaging and/or killing both. If you're riding a lizard, you can combine its fire ability with the wall exploit and not be dependent on an army.

History[]

Date       Platf Version
Apr 28, 2020 All 1.1.0 - R9972
Change
The constellation was introduced.
Feb 4, 2019 All 1.0.2 - R6338
* The crown stealer speed was adjusted, so that they stay with the pack of greed instead of running ahead.
  • The notification of the crown stealer spawn was changed.
Dez 11, 2018 All 1.0.0
Introduced.

Gallery[]

References[]

  1. Also be called leaper, hopper, or dethroner.
  2. In a thread on Steam about Blood Moons.
  3. While replying to a gamer who was asking to "remove crownstealers from game".
  4. Myself and our lead artist (Maarten Boot) made it up based on the crown stealer. I did use known constellations as a guide for how we should place the stars.—dev. Gordon, 2 November, 2020 on Reddit.
  5. By Csatrad on Twitch.

See also

Greed Greedling · Floater · Breeder · Crown stealer