The Best Legendary Cards in Clash Royale (Updated)

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 your 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 ways 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. 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 way!

The Best Legendary Cards in Clash Royale

Now, let’s move to the main part of the guide today. The list below orders all the Legendary cards in Clash Royale from the worst one to the best one in term of purchase and variable.



  1. These are my personal opinion so they might differ from you. Don’t feel bad if your favorite legendary is at a lower spot.
  2. A card at a lower spot doesn’t mean it’s bad. IMO all cards in the game are good (except for those few like the Rage which don’t need skill). So, if you practice, you can win battles and mostly the cards at the top are there because how easy to use and versatile they are and how OP they can be.
  3. The release of new cards and Bats may affect the list as per their interaction with the legendary cards.
  4. Mega Knight seems extremely good and OP so he will probably take no.1 spot after release until the nerf.

So, let’s start!

#12 – Sparky

Clash Royale Sparky

Sorry all the Sparky user’s especially @SparkyIsLife, but the no.12 spot belongs to #trashcanonwheels. Sparky isn’t a bad card but it’s hard to use her, mainly because how easy it is to counter her. She isn’t also that versatile.

All these make her a not-so-good legendary card in the game at the moment.

Another thing is that it is difficult to buff/nerf her (not that she needs a nerf) because a minor change can drastically change its interactions.

#11 – Inferno Dragon

Clash Royale Inferno Dragon

Again, this card is very similar to Sparky a.k.a can be easily countered and not very versatile. However, the thing why he is a spot above Sparky is that he flies so not all troops can target him. It is also better to use him on defense as a tank killer.

Also, he has received a series of buffs while the Sparky hasn’t been touched by Supercell after its release, making Inferno Dragon a notch better.

#10 – Ice Wizard

Clash Royale Ice Wizard

Before, he was the 2nd best legendary card of the game. But the introduction of new support troops and the rise of the new Electro Wizard, this card had its downfallstarting from the point when its HP was nerfed.

Now, he is used in the game more frequently and he is probably one of the best defensive troops in the game due to its slowing speed. But the main reason he is weak is his meager damage.

His damage isn’t enough to kill Skeletons and Bats unless he is 1 equivalent level higher than them.

I like the Ice Wizard but for him to be really strong, they should increase his damage and HP.

#9 – Lumberjack

Clash Royale Lumberjack

I really feel sorry for Lumberjack. He had really started to be popular in the meta, especially in Golem Beatdown decks but after the Night Witch’s release, it was all over for this guy.

The Night Witch for the same cost and rarity is a lot better and versatile than the Lumberjack and can be easily substituted in place of him.

And that’s what happened, all the decks in which Lumberjack was used appeared the Night Witch.

And then the Bandit buff took over the last ray of hope and she is rising as a strong ground melee troop.

#8 – Princess

Clash Royale Princess

For the past few weeks Princess’ userate has been declining and the main reason is the decline of The Log (will discuss later on).

Since, Princess is best used in Log bait decks but as The Log itself has a declining userate, Log bait decks aren’t that strong. Also, other than the spell-bait archetype, Princess doesn’t do well in other deck types as she isn’t the best support troop right now.

Over shadowed by Baby Dragon in beatdown, Executioner in control and Electro Wizard in Siege (talk about it later), the only place she is placed other than spell-bait is Hog Cycle which already is shifting to Hog Exenado and in the Hog Freeze deck used by Guanek (last season’s no.1, deck can be seen frequently in TV Royale).

#7 – Lava Hound

Clash Royale Lava Hound

Lava Hound isn’t a bad card but the thing is that it isn’t versatile in sense that the deck has to be build around it. So, you have a variety of options to use it as it is mostly a win-condition. And unlike Graveyard (another win-condition), Lava Hound can only be used in Beatdown Decks.

However, Lava Hound can rise in popularity as the new cards: Bats, Skeleton Barrel and Flying Machine will synergy pretty well with it as all are air troops, bringing more variety of Lava Hound decks, which currently is mostly limited to LavaLoon, Airfecta and LavaMiner.


#6 – Bandit

Clash Royale Bandit

The Bandit has been really shining after her buff and I expect to be more popular as people figure out more combinations with her.

The main reason of her strength is her faster dash initiation so it is more difficult to stop her dash and the HP buff compliments it well.

Another aspect is her use when placed in the pocket like 3M and RG. When placed in the pocket, she dashes straight to the tower and it is very difficult to counter due to how fast she dashes making her great in finishing of towers.

She is quite in Golem Beatdown too and I will try to make a guide on Golem Bandit beatdown soon.

#5 – Miner

Clash Royale Miner

Miner is currently a well- balanced card i.e. not weak and not too OP making it a really good choice.

His main strength is ability to placed anywhere in the arena which makes him much more effective than Bandit. He can be used to kill buildings and Princess and synergises well with almost all cards in the game.

Another thing is he can be used as a win-condition or major source of damage but the deck doesn’t need to revolve around him.

Also, he is starting to rise in beatdown decks as well especially with Giant as people seem to be using him in other decks and not only control decks.

#4 – Night Witch

Clash Royale Night Witch

OK, you all will be surprised that Night Witch is at no.4 but she isn’t that OP as she was when released. Now, that doesn’t mean she is bad but she is very strong and IMO balanced at the moment.

She is great in beatdown decks and isn’t that bad on defense as it was earlier thought to be. She spawns Bats bit slower and death spawn is reduced but her damage is still high.

She is also not a bad choice in control deck as you can use her on defense and use her in a counter push with all the bats she spawns while defending.

#3 – The Log

Clash Royale The Log

The nerf is really catching the use rate of The Log.

For 1 elixir more, Tornado offers a lot of value if used properly and has replaced The Log in many decks.

People have started using Zap again as there are more ways to counter Barrel and it helps to counter the Bats Night Witch spawns after death.

However, The Log is still a good card and can be used in all types of decks and I guess it is not a compulsion to have it in your challenge/tournament decks any more but still a great choice.

#2 – Graveyard

Clash Royale Graveyard

Graveyard is such a powerful card.

It can make or mar the match depending how and when you use it. It can infact change the entire course of the match. And other important points to note are that even though it is a win-condition, it can be used alone as well as with other win conditions.

It can be used in both control and beatdown decks as a win-condition which not many win-conditions are able to do.

However, even though its so good the next card garbs the first spot.

#1 – Electro Wizard

Clash Royale Electro Wizard

The best legendary card in the game IMO is the Electro Wizard. And main reason is that it can be used in all 3 archetypes: Beatdown ( support troop behind tank), Control (great defensive capability) and Siege (ability to reset inferno tower which is a hard counter to both mortar and X-bow).

It also helps in defense of all the other Legendary cards (mostly with the help of your crown towers): Constantly resetting Sparky and Inferno Dragon, taking out Ice Wizard, Princess, Miner, Bandit, Lumberjack, Night Witch, without letting them damage your tower; helps to kill Lava Hound but not prevent damage though it can be used to completely take care of Lava Pups that spawn after the Hounds death mainly due to Electro Wizards spawn damage. He does decently well against Graveyard but you will still receive damage and you will probably need a spell like Log, Zap completely kill all Skeletons. The only thing is it can’t stop The Log as it is a spell, however, it will be really cool if it could stop The Log right in its tracks while the other troops jump over it. (Just Kidding XD).

Clash Royale Legendary Card Rankings (Updated)

  1. Electro Wizard
  2. Graveyard
  3. The Log
  4. Night Witch
  5. Miner
  6. Bandit
  7. Lava Hound
  8. Princess
  9. Lumberjack
  10. Ice Wizard
  11. Inferno Dragon
  12. Sparky

Hope you guys like the guide and please share your opinions and list in the comments!

By Blaze Stone