The Best Legendary Cards in Clash Royale

Hello my friends, today I am going to show you everything about Legendary cards in Clash Royale. You will easily see the best use of them as well as which one is the best for your current deck. This deck is very useful If you are about to buy one from the Shop.

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Choose the best Legendary Card for your deck!

Before talking about our Legendary cards, here is some basic tips for you:

  • Don’t try to switch decks and build decks because of the Legendary you want to use. Instead, buy the one which fits your deck well. For example, If you are very good at using Royal Giant, it’s better to wait and buy either Princess, Ice Wizard or Lumberjack than to buy the Lava Hound. But, anyway, sometimes it’s totally worth it to build the whole new deck based on a Legendary card. For example, If you really love the high risk high reward Sparky deck, build a deck about her. It’s all up to you.
  • What is the Legendary which fits my archetype best?
  • How many Legendary cards do you really need? Remember that the more Legendary cards you have, the harder it will be to improve your deck level.
  • Think twice before purchasing the Legendary card. Don’t spend 40,000 Gold for the Legendary which shows up first If you don’t really know how it fits your deck.
  • There are 2 main methods to save for a Legendary. First, If you are able to buy Gem, get the 2,000 Gem Pack, which immediately gives you 40k Gold and 500 more Gems to create a Tournament. The second one is to save Gold by donating cards and opening chests.
    It usually takes up to 3 weeks to save 40,000k Gold, but this is truly not a big deal at all because personally I still enjoy the game without Legendary cards. Take a look at here to see more about the second method!

Now, let’s move to the main part of the guide today. The list above orders all the Legendary cards in Clash Royale from the best one to the worst one in term of purchase and variable. This is just my personal list and my opinions. Feel free to share your your opinions below to help us improve the quality of the guide. Also, don’t buy the first card below because it is the best one. Maybe it doesn’t fit your deck very well!

The Best Legendary Cards in Clash Royale

Clash Royale Princess


Despite the radius nerf from the previous update, IMHO Princess is well balanced now due to her Elixir cost and her versatility. She is still the best Legendary in Clash Royale and the most versatile one so far. Princess is definitely the best choice If you are still undecided on which one to buy. She rarely doesn’t work in almost any deck.

  • Pros: Chips away Towers, baits Spells, snipes opponent’s Princesses, clears hordes, forces your opponent to respond (especially when you are having the Elixir advantage), supports your pushes…
  • Cons: Killed by Zap proportionally 3 levels higher so you will want to level up her to level 2 as soon as possible. Easily countered by Miner. Dies to spell like Arrows and Poison so you need a lot of practices to drop her in the right positions.

There are sooo many ways to use the Princess. There are also tons of decks which require her to make the most. Ice Wizard is also very versatile but he is not good when stand alone, he can’t do many things as the Princess can.

Clash Royale Miner


The second slot should be Miner. The most loved and hated troop in Clash Royale.

The only with him is that he requires players to build the decks slightly around him. He is usually the primary winning conditions in his decks. Eventually, you will need to level up him.

Despite these disadvantages, hands down Miner decks are very strong, pretty easy to play. Also, Miner can also easily fit some decks strange decks (Hog Rider, Royal Giant, Sparky…). He is pretty versatile.

  • Pros: Counters Princess, counters  Elixir Collector, chips away Tower continuously, semi-counter Musketeer/Ice Wizard, forces opponents to deal with him while your troops coming towards the Tower, finishes off Towers, provides the psychological mind game, works well  as a support card, has good HP per Elixir.
  • Cons: Needs to be leveled up soon If Miner is the primary winning condition, easier to counter now. Opponents can also easily get the draw matches since most Miner decks only offer the 1-0 Victory.

Clash Royale Ice Wizard

Ice Wizard

I know that lots of you will criticize my decision to place him at the 3rd position. Needless to say, Ice Wizard is definitely a great card. But, I place him at the third position due to the fact that he isn’t as versatile as Princess/Miner while standing alone.

Miner could be excellent at either support position or winning condition. Princess can easily deal lots of damage to the opponent Tower when left alone. Ice Wizard is a great support but can’t be a winning condition. Ice Wizard makes the most use of many decks but there are also others where Princess is just better due to her versatility. Princess is better but Ice Wizard is still extremely useful!

  • Pros: Slow down enemies, is excellent on defense and counterpush, works well for cycling, has nice HP for only 3 Elixir, he is so hard to take out, works well against most air troops, works well against slow-push decks, works well against Hog Rider, works well with Hog Rider/P.E.K.K.A Double Prince/Royal Giant/…
  • Cons: He can’t fulfill many roles, doesn’t do much damage, doesn’t bait out spells, has short attack range.

Still, one of the best Legendary cards. He fits so many decks extremely well and can be used as a defensive building.

Clash Royale Lumberjack



Due to Lumberjack’s higher versatility compared to the left ones, I decided to give him the 4th position. Anyway, we still don’t know how really his strength is because many players don’t have him leveled up, many are still testing him. For now, Lumberjack is a excellent substitution for the Mini P.E.K.K.A in so many decks.

  • Pros: Does great damage against tankers If you can protect him; does nice damage to swarms due to his insane attack speed; works very well for counterpush as all we need is his Rage effect; works well with so many cards such as Giant, Hog Rider, Musketeer, Mini P.E.K.K.A… any card which gains the benefit from his Rage effect; works very well at dealing with Hog Rider and Miner.
  • Cons: Needs to be leveled up (harder than leveling up Barbarians and Musketeer); does not work well against Mini P.E.K.K.A on defense.

In short, he could be much better because people are still figuring out. He is a great choice for both offense and defense, as the replacement for Mini P.E.K.K.A.

Clash Royale Lava Hound

Lava Hound

The Lava Hound is pretty underrated nowadays due to people not figuring out how strong he is.

I decided to place him lower on the list because we need to build the decks around him. He also doesn’t work well against every opponent because everything is based on how many spells and air defensive units your opponent has. Also, he really needs the Pumps up and the huge Elixir advantage. Since he is quite hard to play, I still consider Lava Hound a good card If  you like playing with tankers.

  • Pros: He is harder to counter than Golem/Giant as he is an air troop; Has insane HP and spawns Lava Pups when dead; Works well with air-beatdown decks because lots players don’t have enough air defensive units; works consistently as the primary winning condition If you build the deck around him; Lava Pups deals insane damage If you can bait out spells and splash defensive units; Works well with Miner, Princess and Lumberjack.
  • Cons: Players need to build the deck around him; high Elixir cost; has very small damage; can be easily countered by the Inferno Tower; high level Zap can 1 shoot Lava Pups.

Right now, Lava Hound is probably situationally stronger in tournaments as most Tournaments players are running safe 1-0 control decks.

Lava Hound is not a versatile Legendary card but very strong! If you like slow-push deck, you will love him!

Clash Royale The Long

The Log

  • Pros – Knocks back all ground units, making defending much better; completely counters Princess (positive Elixir trade); works well with decks which are weak against Princess and swarms;
  • Cons – Needs to be leveled up to deal with higher level Princess; nor versatile as Zap or Princess.

The Log is not useless at all. We just don’t know its strength and potential yet. I have seen lots of players using The Log in Tournaments with success. It’s totally worth it If you know that The Log fits your deck well.

Clash Royale Sparky


Sparky is the card which literally doesn’t offer too much versatility. She is the most high risk high reward card in Clash Royale. Although 3 Musketeers card costs a lot more Elixir, they are not as high risk as the Sparky, they even offer more consistent wins.

The problem with her and the reason she is the last card in this list is the fact that she is very situational and volatile. She also doesn’t fit many players’ preferences .

Sparky is probably fine on the ladder but you shouldn’t use her in the Tournaments. We also don’t see her much in the Leaderboards due to how high risk she is. This makes her unsuitable in competitive matches.

  • Pros: Her insane damage punishes every mistake; works well on defense If get protected; nice damage radius; sometimes works well with Zap bait decks; can be the surprising part; forces opponents to defend; works well against most inexperienced players.
  • Cons: Doesn’t work well in Tournaments; has lots of cheap counters; inconsistent and volatile; easy to be countered; weak to rocket and Lightning.

Anyway, it’s totally worth it to purchase her If you enjoy playing high risk high reward decks. It’s pretty fun to play with her actually.

Don’t hesitate to share your opinions since this is just my personal list.

Shared by Riddle0219.


  • Gio

    You put the lava hound as sparky

    • Will Potter

      My bad. Thank you mate 🙂

  • portsport

    You guys put the lava hound picture for sparky

    • Will Potter

      My bad my bad :D.
      Thank you buddy!

  • Rheinfire


      • Will Potter


    • Yū Otosaka

      Don’t get it

  • GamerDaily

    Any good miner or sparky deck that I can use to push arena 9?
    All of my cards are tournament standards (mostly didn’t upgrade ’cause I have no gold :P)

    • Blaze Stone

      Miner, minions(3 elixir), spear goblins, zap, Valkyrie, poison, inferno tower, goblin hut.
      To use the deck bait out the spells and area damage troops from the opponent and defend consistently and when u get the chance attack

    • Will Potter

      Hey man, sorry for the late reply. I am pretty sure that you can use all posted Miner decks. Simply use the search button above to search for them!

      • GamerDaily

        Oh ok then 😀

  • CardCounterer

    I ❤️ Lava Hound. The second one was yesterday.

    • Anon

      Lava hound level 2 makes a massive difference. Before I started running double Prince, lava hound was the card which I built all my decks around because he was my first and only level 2 legendary (and I’m f2p as well)

      • General Draza

        I have the lava hound too but i dont use it , but pls do tell me if you have a good lava deck that i can use!

        • Damilare Shote

          Lava Hound, Poison, Inferno Tower, regular minions, mini pekka, regular goblins, wizard, and pump.

          Thats my deck and it it helped me almost push to frozen peak

    • Will Potter

      Congrats man!

  • Zigge

    OML listened to Faded when I saw the poll say ”Where are you now?” Illuminati confirmed

    • Will Potter

      LOL this is so funny bro

  • Zigge

    I think the best legendary is the Ice Wizard because he offer so much versatility on defence. I find myself using him in almost every deck.

    The 2th best is probably the princess as she costs 3 elixir and you find yourself spending a lot more on countering her. She’s also good for arrow bait and her long range makes her very effective.

    Lumberjack is really strong, even after his rage spell nerf, he offers to much value for 4 elixir. He’s probably the 3nd or maybe even the 2rd best.

    Miner probably after ”the prediction nerf”. Still strong. Deserves 4st place.

    Hmmmmm… I think the Lava Hound is the 5st. ”The Lava Hound is a majestic flying beast that attacks buildings. The Lava Pups are less majestic angry babies that attack anything”. Very strong if used correctly and very underrated

    The Log is probably the 6rd. Maybe even the 5nd after this buff. Pretty strong for 2 elixir.

    And last. The Sparky, she’s the only one left to get the 7nd place. Sparky is one of my 3 legendaries but I still don’t think she’s good. Lost around 500 trophies in a couple of minutes when I tried her due to rigged matchmaking. Too easy to counter and doesn’t fit my fast pace playstyle. Every, I mean every, like EVERY opponent had the Minion Horde and/or the Rocket. Don’t like her at all.

    Anyways. That’s it. Hope you all have a beautiful day!

    PS: I love to mess up those things. You know what I mean. 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th. Those things.

    • Ethan

      You said 2th 2rd 3nd 4st 5st 5nd 6st and 7nd instead of 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th and 7th 😛

      • Ethan

        Oops just read the P.S. xD

        • KoreanSniper

          I have the miner and if offensive decks arent ur style, dont use it. I have the miner, but i use a defensive deck and it is pretty much worthless, though it did help me push 300 trophies, It is true that miner is annoying but i still dont know how to use it well

      • Zigge

        Hahah yep

  • Zeus 325

    I got my first legendary today 🙂 # ilovecrownchest

  • Bruno
    • General Draza


    • Will Potter

      Wow nice. Congrats buddy!

  • General Draza

    I have the lava hound but i dont use it because it can be killed easily

  • moose

    I got the Log a couple days back. Any suggestions?

    • Will Potter

      The Log is just a support card. You can place it in almost any deck :D.


    Since playing for soft launch I haven’t gotten one legendary until August. Got the ice wizard from a silver, then a log from a free chest the next day. Got a sparky on my phone. 2 days ago I hit legendary arena and got a Saprky first free chest I open. Straight after I get another ice wizard so now it’s level 2. I had been saving gold for about a month now, and today the princess showed up and I got her as well. It’s finally going good for me.

  • lamepotato

    hhhhhhhhEHEHEEEEY! i just got the super magical chest (arena 7)!!! and i was wondering when i should open it. i think i should open it after all legys are released (even the graveyard!) to maximize the chance of a legendary! what do you think?

    • KoreanSniper

      That might work, but i am not sure. I never got a super magical chest in my life and have a miner from a crown chest. Those new cards are op though, so just wait and see. Also, i am pretty sure u have a 34% chance of getting a legendary from a spm chest and that might get higher since two legendaries are being added

      • lamepotato

        i personally want the miner or the princess more than the new cards. i just don’t understand why the new cards are good. if you can please explain it to me? congrats on the miner!

        • KoreanSniper

          The new legendary cards will be op. The inferno dragon is basically a troop inferno tower which means that it will be able to take out tanky troops easily. It can also do insane damage to the tower if used correctly as the dmg increases over time. If paired up with an area dmg troop like wizard, it will take the little troops out which leaves the path clear for the inferno dragon to attack the tower. If ur opponent has the lavahound, it will take it down and can still get a good counterpush later. The graveyard spell i dont know really well about but i think it basically summons a skeleton army anywhere on the map and one of the advantages is that it summons them over time so u cant just kill them all with arrows or zap. It can provide a great distraction for your troops or can be used defensively to distract high dmg troops like pekka. If u go here u can see leaked footage of the new cards, and if u look at 5:50, two graveyard spells took a tower down in less than ten seconds
          PS I have no idea what that language that guys is speaking in so just watch the video and dont mind the words

          • lamepotato

            that graveyard plus mirror seems crazy but i just dont like 5+ elixir cards. and because the inferno dragon takes time to build up, i think it’ll be counter alot easier than alot of people think. i appreciate your long rply though!

          • KoreanSniper

            I was thinking something like inferno dragon plus freeze on a tower to maximize dmg. And u would usually put some area dmg spells to counter mini troops. And Baby Dragon plus Inferno Dragon would be a sight to see!

          • lamepotato

            well its released now but with zap and ice spirits everywhere, its gonna be hard to stay locked on.

          • KoreanSniper


          • lamepotato

            neat! i hope you find a good use for it! i’m currently waiting for my smc to get unlocked!

          • KoreanSniper

            Wow! I had never gotten a smc in my life! My friend opened a smc a week ago and got lavahound

          • lamepotato

            yeah i’m planning to open it this Friday!

          • KoreanSniper

            actually, i think u should open it when the new legendary released so u have a better chance of getting one

          • lamepotato

            i thought of that but thats like 3 weeks later. (i already waited a few months) also no matter how op the new graveyard spell is, i dont like using cards that cost 5 or more elixir.

          • AkimBoSlyr

            Me too!

    • Will Potter

      Just open it man! Or you have to wait a few more weeks!

      • lamepotato

        hmmm, that’s true. so i’m planning to open it after the inferno dragon is released (for higher chance of legy). also do you happen to know how often the legendary chest can be seen at the shop? if not have you seen it in the store yet?

    • Wowza Magic

      yeah open it hope you get miner!

      • lamepotato

        sadly i didnt get any legys…

  • BanditGames4G

    i got my 3rd legendary (ice wizard out of silver chest , lava hound out of grand challenge (4th) ) and finally i got … THE MINER !!!!!

    out of a legendary chest xD
    if u wanna see me open the chest look on my YT channel @ xPenguinGaming

    • Will Potter

      Nice! Congrats!

      • BanditGames4G

        And now I got inferno drag in shop xD

        • Will Potter


    • Wowza Magic

      miner is op

  • Egres

    I TOTALLY agree with this, the princess is the best, I use her with a pekka double prince deck and she is an AWESOME sniper!!!!

    • Will Potter


  • AkimBoSlyr

    Guys, where would inferno Dragon go on this list?

    • Will Potter

      When he is great enough lol

  • Kitten Meow

    i think the graveyard spell shouldn’t be a legendary because of the poison meta so far. its a 5 elixir legendary for a 4 elixir epic trade off

    • Will Potter

      People won’t complain If Supercell make a normal card Legendary 🙂

      • Kitten Meow

        lol. on a side note, if they made stuff like the giant, hog, ice spirit, poison legendary, no one would use them because of the rarity and how hard it is to obtain for f2p

  • Tenzin Dorji

    The sparky at the last??? I dont agree vit that because i personally think sparky shd be atless in the 3rd because sparky deals a huge damage plus if he is backed up by a wiz he cn atless bring you one crown….i have been using her for like 2 weeks now i hav pused my trophe to arena 8 now….here is my deck and i encourage you guys to use this deck and see for your self

    • Will Potter

      But it’s easy to counter Sparky. That’s why most players in Legendary Arena don’t use Sparky 🙂