Best Clash Royale Cards


The Top Ten

1 Prince

The prince SUCKS. The prince is only good if your opponent is a noob and uses the royal giant (The prince will kill the royal giant easily and then go attack your opponent's tower,) The prince can be countered so easily with cheap troops, it costs 5 elixir and does not have that much health. It may seem good in arenas 1-5 but he is so easily stopped. The mini pekka is a lot better when used properly

When first starting the game, the prince might seem great but in arena 6 and above he sucks.

Understand that the prince is an epic card and EPIC CARDS ARE 20 TIMES MORE RARE THAN RARE CARDS. When starting off, common and rare cards' level will be quite even to prince's level but its practically impossible to get prince to lv 3 before you reach the point where the prince just sucks

I'm in Arena 8, but I still use the prince. My prince is level 3, mostly because of an Epic Chest, but still. You can easily kill cheap troops by placing a log or using a Prince+Valkyrie combo. - RisingMoon

The Prince should not be number 1. The Prince is actually one of the easiest cards to counter as a pro. It can be distracted by anything and has a slow rate of fire. It's great in lower arenas, but once you unlock the Bandit, the Prince never sees a deck spot again.

I don't know why this is number 1. a lot of cards can take him out. My mini account recks the Prince as I have a level 10.5 main and know how to counter almost everything - CheesyNachos

Prince should be a legendary, it can crush the tower if put with fire spirits!

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2 Hog Rider

Best for counter attacking. It targets building and has good speed and devastating damage.

I was almost at the arena to get this, then the device had to go factory reset. That means it deleted all my apps! So close! - SionicRelations

Awesome, many battles at the last second I put hog rider. And I win the game

Hog is a great card and can destroy towers if given support

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3 Baby Dragon

This card is not horrible, but it isn't the best. It has moderate everything but once up to arena 6 to 9 it's pretty useless if not played correctly

This card is pretty good, especially if you can use it right. - SagieBoi

The most versatile card in the game. Useful anywhere. - c3230

Best troop to use.
use when :
1. your enimies elixer is drained,use baby dragon to attack
2. don"t use it when enimy uses archers minion horade,muskeeter
3.use when battle's going to end can be used for both attack and defense
it should be first

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4 Electro Wizard

Electro wizard is awesome. It should be number two or one. My friend got to 3400 trophies as a level 1 using the electro wizard. He literally is a level 1 with 3400 trophies using electro wizard. This is why electro wizard is so good.

I got this card from a legendary chest in arena 4 and it ROCKS. This card singlehandedly climbed me into Royal Arena, and I'm almost in Frozen Peak. This card deserves to be number 1, maybe number 2 behind the Log. Definitely one of the best cards in the game and I recommend you put it in all of your decks, whether it fits in with your strategy or not.

So annoying against sparky and inferno dragon and he stops EVERYTHING he's even becoming more annoying than elite barbs he needs a nerf - stoner69

Electro is da best people don't listen to that dummy lol

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5 Inferno Dragon

A legendary I got from a magical chest as my first legendary, it used to be not as good, but now it's great. It can stop mega knights, golems, giants, and a lot of tanks. Plus, if it locks onto the tower, the tower is dead

What the heck it does so much damage

Tanks and crown towers die instantly with this. - MChkflaguard_Yt

It's good if you know how to use it

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6 The Executioner

I use the Executioner quite a lot and he is awesome. He may be five elixir but he makes up with the awesome axe that when used properly can be seriously OP.

Executioner is OP as it can hit a mega minion 1 tile behind a giant while a wizard couldn't. Plus he can't be killed by lightening.

The executioner is OP it is like an air bowler or mix of bowler and wizard together. Bowler and wizard are great,so executioner is OP ( I am arena 10 so I have experience)

Executioner is very good as it can counter a lot of troops

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7 Skeleton Army

The only card I have used since I first started the game up until now in every deck I've had. It is super useful for countering if used correctly. Great defense, and if you're lucky... great offense too! Counters pekka, giant, giant skeleton, and 2 golemites. It counters anything that doesn't do splash or isn't an air troop.

Good in defense, but unreliable as can be killed in one zap or log - Oliveleaf

Best at defense

OP! that's my only comment. Nothing More HERE. MOVE ON! @!

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8 Zap

This is good for skeleton armies, goblins level 6 or under, and minions level 5 or under. It's also good for towers with barely any damage. Beats the poison. It's got shocking results.

Zap is Just OP you can't be good in clash Royale if you don't use zap

One of the most useful cards, and most used cards in the game.

Zap is amazing it resets sparky and inferno dragon. it is one of the only positive elixir trades for skeleton army. gets minions to a one hit.

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9 P.E.K.K.A.

Pekka is a great card, its dangerous if left alone, is good on defense agaisnt hogs, golems, princes, wizards and can be your entire focus in a deck. However be careful and don't spawn her if you can't support her. Its almost as bad as fireballing a king tower instantly. - SagieBoi

Pekka is WAY better than Mini Pekka. Although it does cost more elixir. - micahisthebest

When used with wizard and zap and loon it is so op and unstoppable

Pekka is the best card for me. I'm in arena 11 and I have a level 6 pekka. Pekka is mostly used as a sacrafice. Remember to place cards like executioner valkyrie inferno dragon cause u can easily win

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10 The Log

No just no, the log is OP in the current meta everybody used ground hordes like skeleton armies and do you know what happens when you put down the log? I think you do. It is also a very versitile and cheap card because it can improve your deck for just 2 elixir - Lazo419

Once joked to be a joke of a card, the buffs made it the meta. Skarmy, princess, goblin gang, goblin barrel, or badly damaged troops get wrecked by it. It can knock back ANYTHING. If it could hit air it would be insane but we all know that's why arrows exist, right?

Log is my third legendary and I have it level 2. I can destroy wizards and witches with it. OP

I use the log in every one of my decks

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The Contenders

11 Princess

The best legendary the princess so good the prince so bad

Range is amazing- so much value!

Ultimate clash royalee troop. Good for attack, defense and offense

Princess is amazing, for 3 elixir she can anihilate minions+hordes, skel army, take out a building from YOUR side of the arena, chip down troops supporting a tanky troop, can usually damage the crown tower very well, excellent bait for log or arrows (Bonus points if they miss them or if the arrows aren't a high enough level :D), can be a very useful support for pushing tanky troops or hog riders and many more. I'm nearly on arena 10 with her in my deck and have been using her since arena 7. She is so amazing.

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12 Balloon

With a super damage the Balloon gets the top place and when it's a combination like Balloon+Hog Rider+Rage Spell then one thing clear Destruction+Killing=Winning

I agree with all of the comments. Everyone who is good at Clash Royale and clever's favorite is Balloon. Balloon squad!

The balloon is the ultimate comeback card, anyone who says otherwise can eat my socks.

That damage

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13 X-Bow

This is a horrible card. Super easy to counter. Not much health. And it costs six - TheHabsFan

It also takes six seconds to start working once you placed it down - Thecyanryan

It used to be OP, but after the update, it just sucked. - RisingMoon

Its really hard to get X-bow to target your opponent's tower. it can be used to snipe a bomb tower or inferno tower but mortar in cheaper. In my opinion this should be number two on the list as worst cards

Such a bad card so easy to counter and it's health is crap. plus, it's elixir cost is so much for what u get.

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14 Mega Minion

Weakness? Electro wizard and any other air troop attackers. - Rayman56

I used to have the knight in my decks but when the mega minion came out I swap the knight for it now I use it in all my decks

Mega Minion Is the best High damage- low elixir card. I use it. It has a lot of health making it great for countering tanks like golem and RG. If you are to counter it only 2 cards stop the mega minion with a positive elixire trade, bats and skeletons. but if you don't counter it, it does 200 issh damage to the tower. Mega minion is the best defense card

Awesome card I loveee it its used in

almost all my deck and is great in my lava hound deck!

15 Golem

I'm a Golem user in the 4800 trophy range who has played golem for 9 months straight as my main deck. This card is amazing but requires a deck that maxes out its potential. Best used in a deck that mainly defends then uses the the defense to counter push. It doesn't become a great card until at least lv 5. Recommended mini Pekka, poison, elixir pump, and zap as support cards.

Definitely not the most effective, but also my favorite. I use Golem, Princess, Wizard, Goblins, Spear Goblins, Fireball, and the pump.

This card is overrated, it has a very high cost and can be killed easily. Once I killed one using inferno dragon alone, counter pushed and I got a crown. - MChkflaguard_Yt

Golem is good and it kills skeleton army easily with their golemites

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16 Elite Barbarians

Yes elite barbs badly need a nerf these should be #1 not prince

It's now the best card in the game. They're very fast, strong and they have a lot of hitpoints. It's such an OP card

Yes they need a nerf every other person you fight will have elite barbarians in your deck plus it so annoying if you don't have bowler theyll use these guys then put fire spirits behind them - stoner69

Elite barbs are not a card you want to leave alone, however I know a few cards that counters them quite well.

1: Valkrie: Make sure they are in RANGE of the archer tower/s so they can chip them down, her spin attack will most likely kill them or severly wound them to the point of being a one shot.


3: Skel army: If you know your opponent already used their zap/log skel army will destroy elite barbs.

4: Barbarians: Yeah ikr? these 4 guys can actually take elite barbs out haha

5: Bowler: Kinda obvious but his high health and cheap ish cost and his ability to knock both elite barbs back pretty much spells death for them.

6: Tornado + Fireball: It costs 7 elixir but it can work at making them severly weak.

i'm sure there are more but atm that's all I got. - SagieBoi

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17 Mega Knight

The best tank card even ever

Is there even a doubt?


Immune to damage when it jumps, aka when locked up from an enemy AT A RANGE, does more splash damage than the dark prince and the baby dragon, does a heck of a lot of damage and has a health almost identical to a P.E.K.K.A. It's just op, please nerf this clash royale - friday1365

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18 Witch

A level one witch summons level 6 skeletons. Deploy her to counter a prince, after that the witch will still survive and would only take one hit from a prince, no you can deploy a giant in front of her after countering the prince

This woman is not bad as it seems. When played wise, together with hordes or something like that, this can be very useful. Also, never underestimate her Skeletons she spawns, they can be very nasty.

They are good at countering troops, but they can be wasted when opponents use bombers or the valkyrie to kill it. - Oliveleaf

She is great with the scelitens

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19 Ice Wizard

What's the ice wizard doing so far back on this list! You see, the ice wizard is an extremely useful and devastating card when used correctly. The card can not only do splash damage to large amount of troops, it also freezes them to make them hit and move MUCH SLOWER! It can be used in defense and offense and is extremely useful. Although you should not be putting the card down before troops such as the Giant and Prince, put the higher damaging cards first and then put in a Ice wizard to destroy the pesky troops your opponent puts down in defense. Also the ice wizard only cost 3 ELIXER! I think that's a pretty good return for someone who is this low fdown on this list. Only thing which could be better would be damage. Overall, it's probably the best card in the game of how useful it is, along of how cheap it is, the card is way to underrated and should be much higher.

Damn Ice Wizard is now on number 14, it's a shame as this card is really excellent. I do wish however he did a little more damage but for the most part he is a great Legendary. - SagieBoi

Not good defense. Two hits a level 3 skeleton army at level one. Better for slowing stuff in an offensive push - Yatagarasu

This card should be at least in the top 10, it is one of the best legendaries used for defense. Why is it so far back on this list? Other cards like X-bow and prince should be around the 20s on the list.

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20 Lumberjack

You guys are sad. The lumberjack can take down any other Melee troop in the game under 5 elixir AND drops a rage spell after death. A 6 elixir value easily, the lumberjack is hands down the best card in clash royale.

The lumberjack should be number 1 they should make the elite lumberjack but it would be to over powered

Zoo good best legendary just edging the miner and princess rage is useful too

Lumberjack could nearly beat a prince, it is very fast, hits fast, and works incredibly well with clone. Plus it is extremely cheap for the beast that it is, and it is the ultimate pushstarter.

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Top Remixes (8)

1. The Executioner
2. Electro Wizard
3. Hog Rider
1. Clone
2. The Executioner
3. P.E.K.K.A.
1. Mega Minion
2. Zap
3. Elite Barbarians

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