A Crusader robot pelting the player with flames in MAP31: Training Facility

The Crusader is an enemy from Strife. It is an Order-constructed bipedal robot, equipped with a triple barreled rocket launcher for ranged attacks and a flamethrower used at close range. The flamethrower is ineffective against the player if he wears an environmental suit. They are reasonably well armoured, with 400 hit points.

The crusaders act as support to Order acolytes during battles, since despite their resiliency and firepower, they are still just robots.

Appearance statistics[edit]

In the IWAD the crusader is first encountered on these maps per skill level:

The IWAD contains the following numbers of crusaders per skill level:

Monsters from Strife
Order minions: Acolyte | Ceiling turret | Crusader | Inquisitor | Reaver | Sentinel | Stalker | Templar
Bosses: Bishop | Entity | Loremaster | Programmer | Spectre
Characters: Beggar | Macil | Merchant | Oracle | Peasant | Rebel