Upgrading your castle unlocks a lot of important stuff. This Rogue Legacy 2 Castle Upgrades Guide breaks down everything you need to know about upgrading your castle, including what upgrades to get first and how to unlock all the classes and facilities available at the docks.
The castle upgrade system in Rogue Legacy 2 is one of the games many rogue-like features. Each time you die and return to the castle, you keep all of the gold coins you have earned. You can then spend these gold coins on either castle upgrades, or upgrades from some of your friends down at the docks.
What Castle Upgrades To Unlock First?
There’s no right or wrong order for the most part, however, if you want the maximum bang for your buck, it’s a good idea to focus on these two rows and then the final one at the top. On the first row highlight above you will unlock the Foundation (Blacksmith), Archery Range, and Enchantress’ Quarters (Enchantress). The Archery Range unlocks the Ranger as a possible class for a character next time you select one. The Blacksmith allows you to discover and craft blueprints that increase your stats in future runs. Finally, the Enchantress, allows you to spend money on Rune upgrades.
- Archery Range
- Foundation (Blacksmith)
- Enchantress’ Quarters (Enchantress)
- Butchers Shoppe (Barbarian)
- Academy (Mage)
- Offshore Bank Account
On the next row up you can unlock the Barbarian and Mage classes before finally reaching the vault at the top. The vault takes 10% of the money you pay to re-enter the castle and stores it for use when you return.
Castle Upgrade Tips
Each time you upgrade any section of the castle, you will incur fees on future upgrades. This is marked by the gold icon in the lower left corner. This tells you how much more expensive each upgrade has become, increasing with each new upgrade you unlock. Once you have unlocked all of the classes, it’s a good idea to focus on improving your weaknesses for each run.
If you’re anything like me, you often die by the third room, you will want to up your defensive abilities. Invest into the Mess Hall to increase your health. The Foundry lets you start with armor that absorbs a certain amount of damage before it’s destroyed. If you have no problems with getting through the earlier stages, dump your upgrades into the Arsenal and Study Hall to increase both your physical and magical damage. Ignoring one if you prefer to only play the melee classes or mage.