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Green Rare Ember.png Below is a list of the special attacks in Castle Cats.
All gifs are created directly from Castle Cats and are therefore copyrighted by PocApp.

Attack skills are special offensive moves heroes perform during battles at the player's initiative or when commanded to do so by a cat with the Warlord trait. They cause significantly more damage to the enemy than regular attacks do. Every hero has a particular Attack Skill usually related to the weapon it carries or its design theme. This includes the guild leader, whose special attack—which is executed automatically—varies according to its currently equipped weapon. While a few heroes have unique attacks, most attacks cluster into groups that have a range of variations within them. Note that the names for Attack Skills used on this page are arbitrary and descriptive as they do not carry official names in the game.

Using Attack Skills[]

To execute an Attack Skill, enter an ongoing quest. Wait for the cat's portrait at the bottom of the screen to flash and become surrounded by a golden border. Then tap the cat's portrait and they will launch an animated attack causing significant damage to the enemy. Damage amounts are indicated in red numbers that appear over the enemy position.

The recharge timer for a cat's Attack Skill can be shortened by tapping on the image of the enemy creature when your energy is not empty, and is lengthened when the enemy attacks the cat.

There are two subsets of Attack Skills: one does a singular amount of damage, and the other, Damage Over Time (DOT) attacks, does multiple (lesser) amounts of damage. The latter are generally more useful since excess damage from a singular attack isn't carried over to a new round when the enemy is defeated; but with DOT attacks, if the first hits defeat the current enemy, subsequent hits will be applied to the new opponent in the next round.

Regular Attacks[]

Coin Attacks[]

Cats with these Attack Skills include:
Single Coin: Athea, Beans (inc. Purrismas Outfit), Benedict, Cat Patrick, Courage, Hood, Juliet, Maccha, Patricia, Saito
Bag of Coins: Charmer, Cosette

Lightning Strike[]

Cats with this Attack Skill include:
Blue Bolt: Basil, Coffee, Dash, Navi, Snappy, Stark, Thor
Green Bolt: Alfa
Yellow Bolt: Dory, Pink

Electricity Beam[]

Cats with this Attack Skill include:
Small Blue: Kenshin, Meowstein, Mewton, Stormcloud
Fast Green: Edward, Hiro
Large Green: Boulder
Large Pink: Iko.N
Large Purple + Explosion: Edward (Monthly Outfit)

Rose Beam[]

Cats with this Attack Skill include:
Red: Coco, Pete, Phantom, Rose, Titania, Venus
Blue: Alice (the Dame), Juliet (Valentine Outfit), Kotinka, Paytone
Gold: Minerva

Love Beam[]

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Cats with this Attack Skill include:
Angel, Angel (Festival), Bella, Bunny, EK-0, Feoh, Florence, Francine, Francis (Valentine Outfit), Minty Heart, Pancake, Pipsqueak (inc. Spring Outfit)

Fireballs[]

Cats with this Attack Skill include:
Orange: Abuela, Chief (inc. Spring Outfit), Francis (inc. Anniversary 2018, Call of Heroes & Summer Outfits), Kyle
Large Orange: Angdra, Nyadra (inc. Anniversary 2018 Outfit)
Red: Adriel, Baz, Lucious, Lumoz, Oskar, Yangnyan
Purple: Barry, Cookie
Green-Blue: Capri, Cleo
Blue: Francis (Purrismas Outfit), Henry, Vaati
Large Blue: Francis (Monthly Outfit)
Large Yellow/Blue/Pink with Fireworks: Shen

Music Notes / Songbeam[]

Special-Attack-Bill.gif
Cats with this Attack Skill include:
Bill, Bubbles, Curio, Emma, Hen, Leonard (inc. Call of Heroes Outfit), Rudolph

Carolling[]

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Cats with this Attack Skill include:
Calli, Lisa, Svea

Stealth Shrub[]

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Cats with this Attack Skill include:
Dango, Julio, Mochi, Nolan, Romeo, Samūm

Beams[]

Cats with these Attack Skills include:
Ice/Snowball: Eych Tu-o, Frosty, Tom Snow
Pink/Blue Rings: Cluck Norris, Dovah, Flailtail, Mego, Newt, Snooze, Tea-Rex, White Widow
Thick Pink: Tekah
Thick White: Jadis, Leesi
Thick Yellow: Tefiti
Blue Lightning: Franklyn
Green Lightning: Metal Claw, Ratchet
Yellow Lightning: Echo

Three-Pronged Attack[]

Cats with this Attack Skill include:
Blue-Purple: Luna Sparkle
Pink-Purple: Matilda, Morrigan, Selene
Yellow-Green: Copper, Eric, Night Queen, Purrcis

Blue Orb Lift-and-Throw[]

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Cats with this Attack Skill include:
Azel, Opal, Rich

Yarn Throw[]

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Cats with this Attack Skill include:
Stitch, Yarngirl and Guild Leader (if no weapon equipped)

Vegetation[]

Cats with these Attack Skills include:
Purple Flask + Grass: Dio
Yellow Sparks + Grass: Hoshi
Purple Sparks + Leaves: Oakenbeard
Yellow Sparks + Leaves: Levana, Oakenpaw
Yellow Sparks + Flyaway Leaves: Eira
Red Sparks + Red Roses: Logan
Yellow Sparks + Blue Roses: Lotus
Pink Sparks + Pink Petals: Akari
Yellow Sparks + White Flowers: Aisling
Yellow Sparks + Yellow Flowers: Logan (Alternate Rank 4 Outfit)

Rolling Splash[]

Cats with these Attack Skills include:
Green Liquid: Marie, Sabrina, Xerxes
Paint: Frieda
Snow & Ice: Shaun
Water: Edna, Harbour, Lagoon, Mequa, Sandra

Splash From Below[]

Cats with this Attack Skill include:
Blue: Amelia, Sofie, Wetbeard
Pink: Purrcilla (Monthly Outfit)

Bombs[]

Cats with these Attack Skills include:
Blue Healing Water*: Mawizinea, Purrcilla (Halloween Outfit)
Purple Love Potion*: Purrcilla (inc. Call of Heroes & Valentine Outfits)
Purple Bubble Potion*: Atchoum
Lump of Coal*: Charlie
Snowball*: Alfie, Avalanche, Snowball
Ice Cream Bomb*: Sundae
Red Candybomb: Cocoa, Ginger, Mrs Paws, Peanut
Blue Candybomb: Francis (Spring Outfit)
Basket of Eggs: Curio (Festival), Hop
*As of this writing (22/6/20) the animation triggers from the wrong location, at the bottom of the cat rather than its front paws.

Bouncy Bombs[]

Cats with these Attack Skills include:
Glowing Orb: Anna, Blink, Scarlet, Marmalade
Regular Bomb: Molotov, Vasco
Egg Bomb with candy: Molotov (Spring Outfit)
Ice Bomb: Nicholas
Snow Bomb: Bob (Purrismas Outfit)
Glitter Bomb: Ash
Alchemical Grenade: Edward (Call of Heroes Outfit)

Explosives[]

Cats with these Attack Skills include:
Stick of dynamite: Bob, Bob (Festival)
Firecracker with confetti: Dorothy, Eve, Gatsby, Pan, Sprinkles

Rocket[]

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Cats with this Attack Skill include:
Olivia, Rocket

Bubbles[]

Cats with this Attack Skill include:
Lemonade: Sunset
Water: Clarkii, Keiko, Nessie (inc. Summer Outfit), Starsky

Projection[]

Cats with this Attack Skill include:
Cupcake: Cupcake, Gordon
Flowers: Flower, June, Steve, Wendy
Heart: Lou
Magical Paw: Hilda, Murrlin
Paw Badge: Ferdinand, Justicecat
Snowflake: Lumi

Gem Projection[]

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Cats with this Attack Skill include:
Nicole

Chromatic Beams[]

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Cats with this Attack Skill include:
Chroma

Purple Beam & Dark Purple Flowers[]

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Cats with this Attack Skill include:
Chloe

Yin-Yang Intertwining[]

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Cats with this Attack Skill include:
Celestia

Looping Electric Fireball[]

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Cats with this Attack Skill include:
Jade

Spiraling Fire Blade[]

Cats with this Attack Skill include:
Thena

Damage Over Time Attacks[]

Archery[]

Cats with this Attack Skill include:
Arrows: Catniss (inc. Anniversary 2018, Call of Heroes, Halloween & Summer Outfits), Cleia, Demaires, Eric (Celebrity), Iridessa, Kate, Nala, Robin, Skully
Golden Arrows: Catniss (Monthly Outfit)
Pink Arrows: Harvey
Electric Arrows: Bloom
Ice Arrows: Catniss (Purrismas Outfit), Gale
Love Arrows: Amortina, Catniss (Valentine Outfit)
Leaf Arrows: Sting
Lavender Arrows: Catniss (Spring Outfit)
Crystalline Arrows: Krystal
Shooting Stars: Aery, Boreal, Kian, Luna Sparkle (Anniversary 2018 Outfit), Star

Guild Banner + Pillar of Fire[]

Cats with this Attack Skill include:
Yellow: Conan (inc. Anniversary 2018, Call of Heroes, Summer & both Spring Outfits), Maximus, Ollie
Blue: Conan (Purrismas Outfit), Knightniss
Thick Orange: Conan (Monthly Outfit)

Pillar of Fire[]

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Cats with this Attack Skill include:
Khoshek

Smoke Rings[]

Cats with this Attack Skill include:
Red/Orange: Grubb, Megara, Red Robin, Sibuna
Pink/Blue: Alice (Charity), Gruna Barkle, Redmane, Ryder, Silver

Bat Colony[]

Cats with this Attack Skill include:
Green: Kittysticks
Orange: Ace, Lucy, Pumpy
Purple: Jörgen, Loka, Lucas, Lune, Tigerbat
Red: Conan (Halloween Outfit), Kyle (Halloween Outfit), Francis (Halloween Outfit)

Bee Swarm[]

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Cats with this Attack Skill include:
Florinda, Renée

Electricity Beam (DOT)[]

Cats with this Attack Skill include:
Mewton (Call of Heroes Outfit), Miss Jura

Ice Shards[]

Cats with this Attack Skill include:
Snowflake + Ice Shards: Angela, Sandy Claws (inc. Purrismas Outfit), Santa Paws, Yule
Ice Shards only: Halley, Pipsqueak (Purrismas Outfit) (Softer)

Streams[]

Cats with these Attack Skills include:
Candy: Berry, Shirley
Multi-colored Christmas Ornaments: Holly
Red Christmas Ornaments: Kai (Purrismas Outfit)

Colorful Smoke Swish[]

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Cats with this Attack Skill include:
Magic Mia

Lightning From Above[]

Cats with this Attack Skill include:
Green/Blue: Agatha, Howard, Kai
Rainbow: Azure, Chi, Lois, Tufu, Xiao Hui
Red: Cassandra, Cole, Jason, Surana

Unknown Attack Skills[]

  • Recent Cats: Callum, DJ Retr-0, Fafnir
  • Celebrity Cats: Finnegan, Hosico, Klaus, Molly, Monty, Oreo, Smush
  • Anniversary 2018 Outfit: Purrcis
  • Anniversary 2019 Outfits: Conan, Catniss, Francis
  • Halloween Outfits: Mewton, Pipsqueak
  • Purrismas Outfits: Edward
  • Valentine Outfits: Conan, Benedict, Kyle, Molotov, Romeo
  • Charity Outfits: Conan, Catniss, Francis, Leonard

Missing Attack Skills GIFs[]

Note: Attacks marked with an asterisk are unique and thus needed for posting on this page.

  • Abuela, Ace, Aery, Aisling*, Akari*, Alice (Charity), Atchoum*, Athea*, Avalanche, Callum, Cocoa, Coffee, Cole, Cookie, Demaires, Dio* (outdated), DJ Retr-0, EK-0, Eric (Celebrity), Fafnir, Finnegan, Franklyn*, Henry*, Hiro, Hosico, Iridessa, Jin Shu, Jörgen, Kate, Kian, Klaus, Kotinka, Krystal*, Levana, Loka, Lotus*, Lucas, Lucious, Lune, Maccha, Marmalade, Matilda, Miss Jura*, Monty, Nala, Nicholas*, Ollie, Opal, Oreo, Oskar, Pan, Pancake, Pete, Pumpy, Ratchet, Rudolph, Ryder, Selene, Shaun*, Skully, Smush, Star, Svea, Thena*, Titania, Tom Snow, Vaati*, Vasco, Xerxes, Yule
  • Monthly Outfits: Edward*
  • Summer Outfits: Conan, Francis, Nessie
  • Halloween Outfits: Conan*, Catniss, Francis*, Kyle*, Mewton, Pipsqueak, Purrcilla
  • Purrismas Outfits: Conan, Catniss, Francis*, Edward, Pipsqueak, Bob*, Sandy Claws, Beans
  • Mew Year's Eve Outfits: Conan, Catniss, Francis
  • Valentine Outfits: Conan, Francis, Romeo, Kyle, Benedict, Molotov
  • Spring Festival Outfits: Conan (Floral), Catniss*, Francis*, Molotov*, Pipsqueak, Chief
  • Call of Heroes Outfits: Conan, Catniss, Leonard, Mewton*, Purrcilla, Edward*
  • Anniversary 2018 Outfits: Conan, Catniss, Francis, Purrcis
  • Anniversary 2019 Outfits: Conan, Catniss, Francis
  • Charity Outfits: Conan, Catniss, Francis, Leonard

Legacy Attack Animations[]

Over the course of Halloween 2019 and Purrismas 2019 new animations have rolled out. Here are some of the old animations used before:

Guild Leader Attack Skills[]

Since version 1.6.5, the Guild Leader can enter the quests.
They used to do a seemingly random attack that the player couldn't control.
As of version 2.8.4 the Guild Leader's attack is stronger, happens more frequently, and its animation depends on the weapon wielded. Legacy animation:
Special attack guild leader.gif

Trivia[]

  • The first DOT cat was Holly, after which in subsequent patches the effect was added to other animations as well.
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