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"Shoot to thrill, ready to kill."
The Golden Longbows is a level 4 Archer Tower in Kingdom Rush: Origins, unlocked in stage 7, Grimmsburg. They resemble the Musketeer Garrison from the original game: firing slowly but very accurately, with high individual damage, from the longest range in the game. If the target is within short range, the fire rate is doubled (0.7s), whilst the damage is halved.

Description

Golden Longbows are accurate, disciplined archers that deal death from far far away.

Abilities

Crimson Sentence

Icon CrimsonShot through the heart!

Every shot has a chance of slaying its victim.

level Gold Chance of Instant-Kill
1 300 3%
2 300 6%
3 300 9%

Hunter's Mark

Icon HuntMark Bullseye!

Marks a target, causing it to suffer double damage from all sources. Cooldown: 13 seconds.

level Gold Duration
1 225 5 seconds
2 225 10 seconds
3 225 15 seconds

Range

Strategy

  • The Golden Longbow is specialized in single target sniping. His great physical damage and range balance for his uncomfortably low fire rate. It is advised to only recruit him later in the stage, once your defense has been stabilized by Arcane Archers and Wild Magus, and bigger, tougher foes are coming. Purchase Crimson Sentence early to kill off Twilight Avengers and Satyr Hoplites before they threaten your defense with their abilities, and begin saving for Hunter's Mark as the Twilight Golem and Bandersnatches come.
  • The Hunter's Mark synergizes very well with Arch-Druid Henge's tier 3 Sylvan Curse, dealing equal double damage to all enemies near the common target. Together these two towers set up a deadly choke points for spiders, able to wreck hordes of them at once. When the Golden Longbow is going to use the Crimson Sentence, its bow will glow red before firing. When it is going to use Hunter's Mark, its bow will glow yellow.
  • Do not build Golden Longbow early without sufficient fire power support. The slow fire rate will put you at risk when floods of enemies come. 
  • There's a bug in which the damage done with or without the Obsidian Heads upgrade is not what is listed; this is a definite bug.
  • Golden Longbows would rather be placed in the back to fully utilize both abilities.

Related Upgrades

  • KRO Upgrade A 01 Level-1 Master Shooter (1 star): Increases Archer attack damage.
  • KRO Upgrade A 02 Level-2 Treesinged Bow (1 star): Increases Archer attack range (by 10%).
  • KRO Upgrade A 03 Level-3 Obsidian Heads (2 stars): Archers deal maximum damage against unarmored targets.
  • KRO Upgrade A 04 Level-4 Elven Training (2 stars): Improves all Archer special abilities.
  • KRO Upgrade A 05 Level-5 Bloodletting Shot (3 stars): Archer attacks have a chance of causing heavy bleeding.

Related achievements

OrAchP5 7Valar VALAR MORGHULIS Mark a total of 5 targets simultaneously.

OrAchP5 8Killtc KILLTACULAR! Crimson Sentence 10 enemies in a single wave.

Quotes

  • Shoot to thrill, ready to kill.
  • Crimson skies.
  • Gotcha!

Trivia

  • The achievement, Valar Morghulis, is a reference to the A Song of Ice and Fire novels. The phrase means All men must die in the fictional High Valyrian language.
  • The line of Crimson Sentience, "Shot through the heart!", is a line from the 1986 song "You Give Love a Bad Name" by Bon Jovi.
  • The quote "Shoot to thrill, ready to kill" is a reference to the song "Shoot to Thrill!" by the Australian rock band AC/DC.

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