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"Master... Beastmaster!"
Cronan Profile

Cronan the Beastmaster is a Hero unit in Kingdom Rush: Frontiers. He is unlocked by beating Nazeru's Gates on all versions, and starts at level 4. At level 10, he has 550 health and 15-23 damage.

Description

A son of the wild, a king of the jungle! He has fought on every terrain known to man, his whip has tamed beast and man alike, and with him comes the unstoppable wrath of nature!

A mountain of a man with the strength of a rhino and the courage of lion. Cronan bows to no man, his freedom and his strength are his alone. His reasons to fight as changing as the seasons. He will raise to any challenge and move through the battlefield like an unstoppable stampede, bringing with him the wrath of nature.

Skills

Cronan 1 BOARMASTER CronanBoarmaster (active) (2/2/2 hero points):

Summons 1/2/2 boars with 160/160/240 health that deal 2-8 damage and block enemies in range. If a boar is killed, Cronan will summon another in approximately 18 seconds.

Cronan 2 STAMPEDE CronanStampede (active) (cooldown: 27 seconds; 20 seconds Flash) (2/2/2 hero points):

Calls on a herd of 2/3/4 rhinos that stampedes through a ground path, randomly dealing 15/ 15, 30 /15, 30, 45 damage to enemies caught in its path. (On flash, it deals 10/15/20 damage for each rhino–totaling 20/45/80 damage). It has a stun chance of 25%/30%/35% to every enemy caught in its path.

Cronan 3 FALCONER CronanFalconer (passive) (attack cooldown: 4 seconds) (1/2/3 hero points):

Trains a falcon companion that attacks enemies in range for 3-9 / 9-27 / 18-54 damage.

Cronan 4 DEEP LASHES CronanDeepLashes (active) (cooldown: 9 seconds) (1/2/3 hero points):

Attack that deals 14/24/36 damage and bleeds the target for an extra 12/36/72 damage over 6 seconds. On the Steam version of the game, the ability deals 14/24/36 damage then bleeds the target for 12/36/72 damage per second, for six seconds.

Cronan 5 REGENERATION (passive) (2/2/2 hero points):

Regenerates 3/6/9 hit points every second, regardless in combat or not.

Stats

Cronan has approximately 12% health regeneration, healing at 46(49/52/55) health per second at level 10.

Cronan

Level HP Melee Damage Armor Respawn
4 370 10-16 None 20s
5 400 11-17 None 20s
6 430 12-18 None 20s
7 460 13-19 None 20s
8 490 14-20 None 20s
9 520 14-22 None 20s
10 550 15-23 None 20s

Falcon

Level Health Armor Damage
1 40 None 3-9
2 50 None 9-27
3 50 None 18-54

Wild Boar

Level Health Armor Damage
1 160 None 2-8
2 200 None 2-8
3 240 None 2-8

Tips and Tricks

Overview

Cronan is a moderately durable melee fighter specialized in dealing with numerous very weak enemies. He deals a noticeable amount of damage and has decent health, although lacking in armor. His abilities center him around stalling multiple enemies at once(but weaker than Alric at the job), but do not depend on him to deal a lot of damage, so he is best put near choke points where he could keep enemies stalled and towers help him do the killing.

Strengths and Weaknesses

Strengths

  • Cronan can handle groups of enemies quite well, thanks to his two boar companions and the stun effect from Stampede, he can hinder enemy progress.
  • Cronan is not a super tank like Alric or Grawl, but he can still stand against certain large foes for a while, thanks to his decent health bar and Regeneration. Enemies like Immortals, Executioners, Gorillons will take a while to make a dent on him. However, you should watch when his health gets low, he should be retreated and healed before he can fight again.
  • On the Steam version of the game, Deep Lash is a powerful ability that can cripple even Myrmidons, bringing them to almost no heath. Dealing True Damage, this ability is equal to, if not better than Alric's Flurry. It is advised to upgrade this attack first. However, the ability is much weaker in PC and you should upgrade other stats first.
  • Stampede is more powerful and has shorter reload time on the flash version. This gives Cronan excellent crowd control ability.
  • The Falcon is powerful when attacking melee enemies with no physical armor.

Weaknesses

  • Cronan is vulnerable to burst damage, such as from multiple ranged attackers or powerful enemies like Bloodshells, Saurian Nightscales, Saurian Myrmidons, Saurian Brutes and also Giant Scorpions. His Regeneration counters a portion of the damage, the lack of armor may cause him to be busted down quickly before Regeneration can make much of an effect.
  • Much of Cronan's power comes from Stampede. Since rhinos cannot enter water, Rising Tide stages should not be played with Cronan. If used on a short path on these stages, Stampede is very weak.
  • Cronan cannot handle flyers. Make sure you have Mages and Archers to do that job. If you see Poukai Riders coming, you should make Cronan back away quickly or else he will quickly die to the axes thrown by the rider.
  • Cronan does not do much damage due to his weak melee attack. If you are looking for a damage dealer use Alric or Dante. His falcon somewhat compensate this, but it is extremely fragile. This is not accurate on the Steam version of the game, where Deep Lash was considerably buffed.
  • Cronan is weak against poisonous enemies like the Giant Scorpion and the Savage Hunter, as his regeneration is canceled.

Quotes

  • Master... Beastmaster!
  • Big guy coming through!
  • Danger is my trade!
  • The hunt is on!
  • (upon death) I'll be back!

Trivia

  • Though he appears to carry a small wooden shield, he has no armor at all.
  • It is unknown how his regeneration works, but it is most likely leaf dew.
  • Presumably named after Robert E. Howard's Conan the Cimmerian as they do share a similar appearance. Cronan's accent is very similar to that of Arnold Schwarzenegger, who plays the character in the 1982 film adaptation. The name Conan itself is Gaelic in origin and means 'little wolf'.
  • "The hunt is on!" - The name of an event that occurs between two characters in League of Legends.
  • "Master. Beastmaster" - The catch phrase of 'Bond. James Bond."
  • "Danger is my trade!" - A line spoken by the character Kalidor in the 1985 film Red Sonja. Kalidor is played by Arnold Schwarzenegger.
  • "I'll be back - A further Schwarzenegger reference, spoken by the titular character in the 1984 film The Terminator.

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