Everything about Clash Royale Cards is here!
- In Clash Royale, using Cards are the only method for deploying troops.
- Clash Royale Cards can be obtained by buying with Gold or found in Chests.
- Duplicate cards obtained will fill up an upgrade meter, once the meter is full, you can upgrade the card with coins.
- There are 4 levels of rarity, Common signified by blue, Rare signified by orange, Epic signified by purple and Legendary signified by rainbow.
- Currently there are 64 Clash Royale Cards in total.
- There are 3 types of cards: Troop, Spell and Building.
Clash Royale Cards
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Below is a short review for players who haven’t played Clash Royale yet…
Trust me, just play. You will love it!
More people are into mobile games nowadays. You would have come across many mobile games that were launched this year of which some became a great success. In March 2016, a new game was released which was named Clash Royale. This is a strategy mobile game that combined elements from card games, online multiplayer battle arena, and tower defense. Many of you would have already tried the free version of “Clash Royale”. Here we will see what is Clash Royale and how was it welcomed in the mobile game world. The developer of the game, Supercell has a history of heavily advertising their new games through all the available channels like TV ads, social media, and mobile apps. Let me remind you they were the ones who developed games like ‘Clash of Clans’ and ‘Hay day’. Just like any other hit mobile games, this game also will inspire developers to program small mobile apps based on Clash Royale theme. I don’t think this will be a difficult task since the gameplay and game mechanics used in Clash Royale can give many ideas to the developers (after all, it is a combination of three game elements).
The simple definition of this game is – defending your tower while you attack the MOBA-ish multi-lane battlefields (a base with two towers). The strategy game units are represented by Clash Royale Cards which are used in the battlefields. You may feel that this game is complicated but, Supercell has made it easy and player-friendly. You need not know anything about card games or other genres used in this game. The famous games like Hearthstone make players think before building the deck of thirty cards. These games come with proper guidelines. However, you need to know the basics like whether you play the same card or mix different Clash Royale Cards while preparing the deck. Many players end up copying other gamers’ decks because it is not easy to build a competitive deck and they don’t want to learn to build their own decks. Clash Royale can be played by these players too.
Now about the Clash Royale gameplay– the gamer has to build a deck using 8 unique Clash Royale Cards from the available cards (thus eliminating the need of deciding the type of cards to use). It becomes easy to understand what cards you have in your deck and what cards are not in your deck. As you progress in the game, the types of Clash Royale Cards unlock and you get more cards to select from. These locked cards are ranked cleverly so that the player does not have to know about each card.
Supercell has incorporated the RTS (Real-time strategy) and MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena) elements in such a way that even beginners can play this game without any difficulty. In Clash Royale you have to intelligently move your unit quickly and you have to control them in order to win the game. In famous RTS games and MOBA games, spilt-second decision matters a lot. Clash Royale has made it easier so that it can be played easily but your decisions do matter just like in any RTS or MOBA games.
Let us see how Supercell has made it possible. When you drag a particular card to the battlefield, you automatically summons the card’s unit also to the battlefield. Micro-management of your army is not possible. You can decide where the units should be positioned and the AI takes care of the micro-management. The units in the game act differently. Some of the units target closest things and some target only structures. Just like in Clash of Clans you will have to pay casting cost for cards utilizing Elixir resource. You can see that as you level up in the game the casting cost for Clash Royale Cards increases. But there is no need to worry because you can counter any expensive card using a cheaper card if played at right time.
Let me explain it to you. When you start to play Clash Royale, the first card you will get to buy is the ‘Prince’ card. It will cost you 5 elixirs and can be used to attack the closest structure or unit. You may feel that this is the most powerful card you have but, later you will find another card called ‘Tombstone’ that can be bought with only 3 elixirs. This can completely destroy the ‘Prince’ card. The point is, you have to intelligently control the cards in your deck and keep the cards ready always. This is just an example. You will get to see many cards that will look like they are powerful temporarily but can be easily shut down by other cards. You have to move strategically whenever you strike. Do not judge the game (depth of strategy) seeing the size of the deck.
Normally a game starts with selecting eight cards for your deck. Make sure you check the powers of each card and have some strategy in mind so that you can answer different threats that come along your way. Then you have to find out an opponent who is at the same level as you are. After that, the real game starts. Shuffle the cards (even dump unnecessary cards) and start knocking down crown towers of our opponent. Then knock down the opponent’s king tower to win the game. You have to accomplish this in four minutes which is the real challenge of Clash Royale.
When you start playing the game you will feel that this is a normal strategy game. If you manage to destroy the opponent’s king tower within the first two minutes (here you gain elixir slowly) you win that game. If you could not do that, the game takes you to the next minute (where you will get double elixir) where you and your opponent fights with your own cards to win the game. At the end of the three minutes whoever managed to destroy more towers wins the game. If the game is a tie, the players will be given an extra minute (known as the minute of sudden death). Whoever destroys a tower first wins the game. If nobody wins after the extra minute, the game will be a tie. However, this will be a rare case since everyone wants to destroy as many towers as possible and you will be awarded a crown for each tower you destroy. If you manage to win 10 crowns a day, you will get a chest filled with gold and cards.
The main thought that will come to your mind will be this is a free game after all. You will be skeptical about the payment notifications you will get to acquire cards. But here is where Clash Royale differs. You get cards when you open chests. You get free chests every four hours and you have only 2 slots to keep these chests which means you have to check at least once in 8 hours. When you start winning games you will come across prize chests (4 slots available) having different rarity levels. Three levels of rarity are silver (3 hours to unlock), golden (8 hours to unlock), and super magical chest (24 hours to unlock). You can keep only one unlock timer running at a time so you have to be strategic there also. The inventory slots will become free only after the current chest is unlocked. If you do not have any free slots you will not be able to store the chest to gain.
You can use Clash Royale premium currency (gems) skip timers and depending upon the time remaining you will have to pay more gems. Like in any other game, it is difficult to accumulate gems. You can buy chests and gold using the gems. The advantage is that the chests will open up immediately and you do not need a free inventory slot to store it.
The level up process is applicable for both the player and the cards. So, you have to collect as many Clash Royale Cards as possible. It may happen that you will get the same card in the next chest you get. So to level up a card to 2nd level you can use these two cards and gold. For next levels, you will need more cards and gold. For level 3 you need 4 cards (same type) and 20 gold. When the card gains a level the unit of the particular card also becomes 10% healthier and powerful. Not only that as you update the cards your experience also is increased and this will be added to your ‘King Level’. This will also make your towers strong and powerful. My suggestion is to buy gold using the gems. You will need gold to buy rare cards.
You have the option to join a social group of 50 players (clan) so that you can exchange cards and this is the best way to acquire rare Clash Royale Cards. You can even gain experience like this. When you donate cards you will get rewarded. If you share a common one you will get 1 point of experience and 5 gold. If you donate a rare card, you will get 10 experience points and 50 gold. So it is a good idea to join a clan because you can gain experience, gold, and rare cards. Even clans rank up as the members gain trophies. This system is already implemented in Clash of Clans. So Supercell used the same system in Clash Royale also. Your rank in the game depends upon the number of trophies you have. You will gain trophies when you win games and will lose trophies when you lose a game. You will be introduced to new Clash Royale Cards as you progress in the game complicating the game further.
Unlike the other freemium games in the market the chest timer does not affect the progress of the game. There is nothing stopping you from playing the game because you need trophies and not cards. You can explore the game and level up to different arenas. This will give you more special items in the chests. You can keep on playing Clash Royale for more trophies. In a nutshell, you can keep on playing all day long and you do not have to wait for any timer. This game is a skill-based game and nobody can stop you from unlocking more chests other than your skill.
Now, let us not assume that you will win all the time. Even if you have a win percentage of 50, it is good. You may end up winning in sudden death minutes and even losing in some. At a level, it will become difficult to get more trophies and the game begins to shape into an exciting game. Once you gain experience in playing Clash Royale you will understand what all this is and how to win this strategic game.
Another interesting factor about this game is the introduction of “Clash TV”. This is a collection of replays in which you can see the variety of Clash Royale Cards available and brilliant strategies employed by other players for the cards you already have in your arsenal. In “Clash TV” you will be watching only the replays from players who spend real money on in-game purchases. Still, this can be of great use to you even if you are a free player.
I find it very hard to list out any complaints about Clash Royale since it is a fun game. You can play this for a long time without spending even a penny. Even I have started playing this game seeing some reviews online and till now I loved it. Even you can try it and see for yourself. I am sure you will like the formula Supercell has used in Clash Royale to persuade gamers towards them. Clash Royale became the number one mobile game app in one day, so you can understand the reception that was given by the mobile gamers. As I mentioned before you may see many copycats of Clash Royale in the PlayStores. Be wary of duplicates.
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