Game Guide

Tips & Tricks to ‘Clash Royale’

Clash Royale mobile game poster.

Clash Royale is a real-time action strategy game where players choose from a deck of cards featuring a variety of medieval fantasy combatants to attack enemy towers and defend their own from real-world opponents doing the same. The game involves simply dragging desired cards onto the battlefield to spawn characters, at the cost of an ever-regenerating magical elixir. Destroying an opponent’s main tower results in a chest full of gold, gems, and character cards, which can all be used to make better decks and upgrade to stronger combatants.

Tips and Tricks

Clash Royale in-game screen.

Choose Your Clash Royale Cards Wisely
You should choose your card wisely  also upgrade your cards to improve your chances. If you have a heavy deck with an average elixir count of 4.5 or above, then it will be helpful to attack in the last 60 secs as the faster elixir production will help. On the other hand, if you have a lighter elixir deck, placement is important for your deck to survive.

Know Your Troops
There are 74 cards in Clash Royale and you cannot just pick anyone to defend or attack. Each card has its strengths and weaknesses and you will need to be aware of them as you play. Putting up a skeleton army to stop a Valkyrie is a sure shot way to waste elixir for nothing. Cards have levels which make them stronger against attacks.

Elixir Advantage
Cards cost elixir, and it takes time for elixir to generate. It takes 2.8 seconds for elixir to generate during normal play time, and 1.4 seconds during the last 60 seconds. Use a low-elixir card to counter when your opponent plays a card. If you counter using a Skeleton Army, you end up spending only three elixirs, giving you a two elixir advantage over your opponent. Playing your cards wisely will help you have an advantage over your opponent, making it easier to win the game.

Placement Is Crucial
In this game, card placement is crucial. Placing a troop right in front of the tower is not a good idea. You can use the pull strategy by pulling the opponent’s troop to the Centre so that both your towers can engage. This helps to eliminate the opponent troop faster without causing much damage to any of your towers. The other advantage of placing the troops away from each other is that they will be unaffected by freeze and poison spells.

Distraction Is A Valid Strategy
Troops are designed to go for the enemy towers. You can either drop your troops right in front of enemies to defend your tower, or drop them a little out of line. This strategy forces the opponent’s troop to fight with the newly placed troop, thereby going out of its way to engage. This allows the tower to take a few extra shots at the enemy troop, helping to eliminate it faster. You can also use your remaining troops to launch an effective counter attack right after.

Retargeting Powerful Enemies
High elixir troops like Giant, Ice Golem, Lava Hound, and Royal Giant engage only with structures. You can distract them by using building cards like a Bomber Tower, Canon, or even a low elixir card like the Tombstone. By placing a structure, you’ll pull them towards it saving your tower from a few crucial hits. You can use the same technique for the annoying Hog Rider that is quick to make its way to your tower. If an opponent troop has already engaged with your arena tower, you can use Zap or the Electro Wizard to force them to retarget.

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