Welcome to Clash Royale, It’s time to prepare yourself for the arenas that lie ahead of you. But no fear as this guide will help you get through every tough challenge and help you become the master Clasher!
Basics – Clash Royale is a strategy game that involves cards. Each card contains a troop that must be placed on your side of the battlefield in order to be summoned. The aim is to beat your opponent by either destroying his middle tower (Crown Tower) or having destroyed more towers then your opponent in 3 Minutes.
Coins – Coins are the main currency in Clash Royale. They are used to; Buy Cards in the shop, Purchase upgrades for your troops and to create clans. Because coins are used on so many things within the game you are going to need to collect a lot of them. Coins can be collected from; Chests, Battles and They can also be purchased from the Shop for gems. A good way to spend your coins when you just begin the game is on any troop upgrades. As a new Clasher a great tip would be to not buy any cards from the shop as you are in such an early stage and if you plan on becoming better without the purchase of coins then it’s best to only use them on upgrades as you begin. However, for those of you who feel you want to buy coins then it would be a smart idea to also buy cards in the shop so you can trophie push into higher arenas.
Elixir – A vital resource you must collect a lot of during a battle! Elixer is a resource collected during battle and is used to summon troops onto your battlefield. Some decks you may build may involve troops costing large amounts of Elixer which take a long time to save up so a great effective way is to use the Elixer collector! It collects Elixer for you! In my opinion it’s a great use of 5 Elixer!
Gems – These are not your main resource in Clash Royale but they will make you better at the game faster. Currently gems can only be spent on; Buying Coins in the shop, Speeding up chest unlocking time and Creating a tournament. Now as a new Clasher you would hopefully realise spending gems on creating a tournament is a waste. Also spending gems on unlocking chests faster is also unnecessary unless of course you buy gems from the store. However it may seem the best way to spend your gems is on coins but it may not be. So the best advice I can offer to a new player is to save your gems and see where that may get you in the future.
King’s Level – Your level in the game is identified by your arena towers. In order to level up you must gain XP from; Upgrading troop cards and Donating. XP will not come to you very fast until you join a clan (Unlocked at LV 3) and you start donating your troops. Leveling up will really help shape out your defence as it will upgrade your arena towers so that they can perform more damage each hit and sustain more hits with extra HP. If you do ever purchase gems it would be smart to spend them on getting more cards and coins that way you can not only get stronger troops but also level up faster which will make your arena towers stronger!
Trophies – Trophies are Collectable items within the game that will help you get stronger. Trophies are won from battles and they will help you advance to new arenas. When you collect 3000 trophies you are automatically put into the ‘Legend Season’ where top Clashers play the game normally and gain trophies but when the season is over their trophie count is reset to 3000 and any trophies they had are turned into Legend Trophies which show up on your profile and really represent your true amount of greatness.
Profile – Your profile is a place where other players can view your general statistics. To access your own profile you must press the person icon in the battle screen. Your profile will show other players; Your name, Your Player ID, Your clan and the role you have in it (member, etc), Your amount of battles won, Your amount of battles won with Three Crows, Your highest trophies, Your current favourite card (Generated automatically off what you use the most),The cards you have found, Your total donations and finally it will also show other players your battle deck (But don’t worry players can’t see your profile during battle!).
Cards – Each and every troop will contain a card that will show you their; Rarity, Statistics and level. Cards (other than gold) are the main resource you obtain from chests and they are used to upgrade your troops! Higher rarity troops are harder to find unlike lower rarity troops that you find lots of times. A great way to get more cards fast is by joining a clan and requesting for donations. You can also donate to others as it will help you with the reward that pays off!
Shop – The shop updates every 24 hours and will give you the chance to buy cards for coins instead of waiting to find them in chests. The shop will usually sell you a Common, rare and epic card but sometimes this may go wrong. However on Sunday the shop sells twice as much cards as it usually does which gives you a chance to get those cards you’ve been missing. Also when you reach Legendary arena you have the chance for a legendary to appear in your shop!
Chests – Chests are also a another big thing in Clash Royale. They give you cards and gold that help you advance. The current chests you can get are; Silver, Gold, Giant, Free, Magical, Crown and Super Magical. Of course the better the chest the rarer it is to get it and the more cards it will have in it. Also the new Tournament Chest can very in what it gives you as it depends which tournament your doing and what place you come!
Clans – Another feature in Clash Royale is clans. Clans give you the opportunity to talk to other players, have friendly battles with them and donate/request cards. Once you are level 3 a great idea is to join a clan (Not Create One!) with many members so you can recieve cards for free and purchase troops upgrades with them. Clans offer the current different ranks; Member, Elder, CoOwner and Owner. It costs 1k Gold to create a clan and therefore can be a big investment for New Clashers. Also you will help represent your clan because if you end up on a local or global leaderboard, the clan you are in shows up underneath your name.
TV Royale – What better way to waste time while waiting for a chest to unlock! TV Royale offers the most intense replays captured in every arena every hour for you to watch! Through this you can learn good strategies, tactics and even find some clans you can join. Also you can learn about what troops you Havn’t unlocked yet and what they can do which will give you a great advantage when you actually unlock the troop!
Troops – These are the key features to the game. In order to win you will have to use troops. Different troops cost different amounts of Elixer. The troops come in different rarities known as; Common, Rare, Epic and Legendary. The reason each troop has a rarity is so that it can be identified as a harder or easier card to obtain. Their are three different types of troops: Troop, Building and Spell. Finally in order to obtain troops you must collect them from chests.
Buildings – Buildings are great cards that will not only help you defend but can also be used as great distractions to. 70% of the buildings you can’t collect will only attack other troops but the other 30% specialty buildings that will spawn troops every ascociated amount of time. It is basically COMPULSORY to include at least one building in your deck because without it you will find yourself losing a lot.
Spells – A great way to deal extra damage for just a bit of Elixer. A wide range of interesting and very different spells offers you heaps of chance to ‘get that extra hit’ or ‘kill it all’. A Spell is always a great idea to have in your deck especially arrows or zap spell Becuase they are key to taking down large groups of weak troops!
Battles – What might seem like a nightmare to some and a cruise for others battling being the main objective of the game gets everyone! Battles consist of a 3 minutes game between you and 1 opponent. In order to win you must destroy the opponents Crown Tower or you can just destroy more towers then the opponent within the 3 minutes. If you have both destroyed the same amount of towers and the 3 minutes is over then the game will go into overtime (Overtime provides an extra minute for each player to try and destroy an extra tower). Also when there is 1 minute left to a battle each player will Recieve a special bonus of x2 Elixer
To Summarize – Try use your coins mainly on Card Upgrades. It’s best to save your gems for future reference. Try Level up To Max Level 13 as fast as you can! Get as many trophies as you can! Unlock new chests as often as you can! Join a clan and make sure to Request/Donate to gain lots of free reward! Whenever you have free time watch TV Royale to learn good player tactics and what you should and shouldn’t do! Finally read over others Battling strategies to help you become the Master Clasher!
Author’s Note – Thank you for reading this guide and I hope it will help you for however long you will need it! I will also create some strategy guides later and will put links to them over here! I will also update this when the tournaments update comes! By: Flame