Clash Royale Clone Spell – Tips and Strategies

The Clone Spell is the new Clash Royale card, which is going to be added in to the game next 2 weeks (December 10th). Let’s take a closer look guys. I am going to show you everything about this card!

Clash Royale Clone Spell

Clash Royale Clone Spell

Summary

  • The Clash Royale Clone Spell is unlockable from the Arena 8 (Frozen Peak).
  • This spell clones troops, as stated by its name. However, the cloned troops have very low HP (0HP).

Clash Royale has today released the name of its next card to enter the never-ending fray between red and blue. The Clone Spell is by no means new to Clash lovers. It was, rather unsuccessfully, released in Clash of Clans not long ago but receives very little use due to taking up too much space. However, the Clash Royale Clone Spell looks set to be an entirely different fish altogether.

The below video talks about what the Clone Spell might bring to the game, how best to use it and discusses some of the smaller details not yet widely known about how it will function. It also compares it to the Clash of Clans Clone Spell whilst offering some insights on how it will differ. Additionally, the video shows some footage of the new card released today: The Elite Barbarians. The Card has, so far, proved underwhelming and rather disappointing purely because of the ease in which it can be countered. The prognosis is that we probably won’t be seeing it much after the initial excitement for a new card calms down.

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So let’s take a more in depth look at the Clone Spell and exactly how it will work in Clash Royale. The card itself will clone everything within a small space (3 tile radius), chosen by the player. It will replicate each unit just once (unlike Clash of Clans) and there will be no time limit on how long the clones will live for or on how many units can be cloned.

However, there is one major catch. Every cloned unit will have just 1HP. This means that cards such as zap and log will become even more important in your rotation. They will directly counter the clone and render it almost useless. It also suggests that zap might begin to overtake the log in popularity again given that it will also take out cloned air units.

At this point in time it’s worth reminding you that the clone only costs 3 elixir. That means if you are zapped or logged, you won’t have lost too much in the process.

You cannot clone buildings of any sort (or the graveyard as it is a spell) and obviously it will not work on your own towers.

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Strategy

Because of the 1HP factor, the tactics are very simple. It will be fairly useless cloning tanks as they won’t gain much DPS and will die as quickly as any other unit. On the other hand, cloning DPS units will be much more productive. Specifically you want to clone cards such as the Musketeer, Mega Minion, Wizard and Balloon. The latter in particular could be extremely dangerous indeed especially as it is likely to drop a bomb upon death.

This also means that you’ll only want to clone units that are behind a tank to maximize efficiency and damage as well as time up.

One particular tactic that is likely to become common place is a split push being cloned. That way zap or log won’t be able to take out the full benefits. For example, if it was possible to clone the 3 Musketeers on a split push (you’d be hard pressed for elixir but it could be done at opportune moments), you could end up with 4 musketeers on one side and 2 on the other which would be devastating for an opponent.

It’s as yet unclear as to whether troops such as Golems and Lava Hounds that have been cloned will produce Golemites and Lava Pups. The likelihood is that they will but that they too will have reduced life to 1HP. What is clear, is that the death damage will still be the same (When the Golem explodes for example) which will be useful for united such as the Giant Skeleton.

There will also be a possibility to use mirror in conjunction with the clone card – for example, you will be able to clone troops for 3 elixir and then mirror the clone for 4 elixir presenting a potentially lethal situation for an unequipped enemy.

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Final Thoughts:

The most exciting thing about the Clash Royale Clone Spell is that we are guaranteed to see some seriously interesting gameplay with all sorts of potential possibilities. We’ll see cloned air units en masse (think double inferno dragon) and we’ll see cloned Sparkys and Giant Skeletons. There will be immensely powerful split pushes as well. The hope is that this will shake the game and its current metas up a little bit to deliver something a bit new and different. It also won’t be about how “OP” the Clone card is, it will be about how OP the troops being cloned are. So if you use it cleverly, it will be incredibly powerful, but it you use it at a time that is not opportune it will be useless against zaps and logs etc.

There’s plenty to look forward to with this card and after the relative disappointment of the Elite Barbarians, I’m looking forward to seeing what Clash Royale Clone Spell can deliver!

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  • Will Potter

    First xD <3 <3

    • Achilles

      First comment to the first comment!

      • WoOoZy

        First reply to the first comment!

        • Ethan

          Are we really doing this every post? (First reply to the reply to the first comment!)

          • MinerMan25

            First reply to the first reply to the first reply to the first comment! Lol

          • Lightning King

            no comment

          • Spectral

            Haha I see what you did there

          • Will Potter

            haha

    • F▪▪▪▪▪▪O▪▪▪▪▪▪X

      Just checking in to see if you like the Miner deck I submitted. I don’t know how you decide if a deck is good enough for the site but I hope you have the luck with this deck as I have.

  • Achilles

    Second XD <3

  • Stevenlol

    Third :3

  • Zigge

    Last <3

    • Lightning King

      First coment to the last comment

      • PoisonKnight

        lol

      • DaSlime

        hey king

      • DaSlime

        my dad took my tablet so RIP Royale

  • Lightning King

    “However, there is one major catch. Every cloned unit will have just 1HP. This means that cards such as zap and log will become even more important in your rotation. They will directly counter the clone and render it almost useless. It also suggests that zap might begin to overtake the log in popularity again given that it will also take out cloned air units.”

    Good thing I run both.. 😛

    • Gamewarrior

      Same!

    • fatbu

      Same xD
      I know someone who runs Fireball, Arrows and Zap in his deck… and it works :O

      • Zigge

        Mmmmm.. One in my clan runs Rocket, Arrows, Zap The Log, Fire Spirits, Musketeer, P.E.K.K.A, Mini P.E.K.K.A. Four Spells, one pseudo-spell, two glass cannons and a tank…

        • fatbu

          What arena is he… lol

          • Zigge

            Around 4k, he’s rocking the sh*t out of everyone using it.

          • fatbu

            What are his card levels xD

          • Zigge

            Lvl 1The Log
            Lvl 5 P.E.K.K.A
            Lvl 8 Rocket, Mini P.E.K.K.A, Musketeer
            Lvl 11 Arrows, Fire Spirits, Player level
            Lvl 12 Zap

          • Will Potter

            haha xD

      • Colin in the Wolin

        Yao yao’s golem deck uses 3 spells too and it works very well

  • PoisonKnight

    indirect buff to sparky?
    #makesparkygreatagian #sparkyisnotdead

    • Colin in the Wolin

      I love sparky and mirror + clone sparky will be deadly

    • John

      Sparky will always suck

  • Lightning King

    This spell looks awesome…. u can do so much with it…. think about the new possibilities. I LOVE A DIVERSE META!

    • PoisonKnight

      but its an epic in arena 8 rip f2p players

      • Very Unlucky

        f2p players can still make it to arena 8 or 9 so no rip

        • PoisonKnight

          its a epic, the most i can get it to is level 3 or 4

          • Very Unlucky

            the level wont rlly matter much. Its the same with the tornado. They still have the effects that are rlly mattered (pull, cloning in specific area)

          • Snowy

            I’m f2p and i have payfecta with level 2 miner and level 2 princess and ice wiz. I already have a level 5 tornado from a smc too.

  • PoisonKnight

    8=========D~~~~~[({3})]
    alien entering spaceship dint think wrong

  • Aidan McFarland

    New card in zap bait decks!

    • Very Unlucky

      Not really, because the cloned troops would still be in the same area as the originals

  • Spectral

    Could you clone the clones?

    • Xx bismuth xX

      No

    • H2 Rothmann

      im not sure

    • Will Potter

      haha great idea

      • Spectral

        I want to ask you if you’re going to post my deck/guide XD

  • Dingy

    Feel like this deck would be great in bait decks and Giant Skeleton decks.

    • Wolf

      The giant skeleton clone would be ridiculous. You clone it, and it will take out tower. Same with lava hound, you clone it, and it could possibly still have the split which REGULAR pups come out. Or you clone the damn 3 musketeers.

      • GamingWithJames

        Cloned troops do not have death effects.

  • VyᎡen

    Oh god the giant skeleton will be overpowered

    • Rashing dude

      ………
      mirror the giant skeleton, then clone it…
      4 giant skeleton…
      4 bombs
      about 6000 dmg…wow

      • GamingWithJames

        The clones do not have death effects, meaning it would just be a giant skeleton with no bomb.

        • H2 Rothmann

          yes they do

          • GamingWithJames

            My bad, I misunderstood. Thanks for the response.

        • John

          U stupid did u not see the clip

      • Snowy

        But you have to be good enough to get them both to tower.

        • Rashing dude

          lv 7 at arena 9…
          am i good enough

          • Zigge

            That is very impressive!

  • Gamewarrior

    I can see the troll decks with mirror and the clone spell

  • Gamewarrior

    Typo: “This spell clones troops, as stated by its name. However, the cloned troops have very low HP (0HP).”
    0 hp? you mean 1

    • Will Potter

      Yea my bad. That should be 1 HP. But truly it is not really different haha

      • Gamewarrior

        true.

      • TheFightingJellybean

        Could be 0.5 😛

  • Anoymous

    Guys what a about clone pekka that would be funny but most importantly we need to tank the clone and it could do alot of damage

    • Very Unlucky

      the original pekka would tank

  • SamMan7

    I don’t think Zap needed a boost in usage.

    • Gamewarrior

      Very true. Nor does log

  • Ryan Wong

    Just imagine a cloned Giant Skelly …
    or a cloned Lava Hound…

    The thing is the “1 hp ” catch won’t really matter if the unit has a powerful death effect

    • GamingWithJames

      The cloned troops do not have death effects.

      • Doge!!

        The cloned troops will have death effects but since it only has 1 hp the death effect won’t do any major damage…

        • GamingWithJames

          No they won’t. I saw it somewhere.

          • GamingWithJames

            Think about it, giant skelly would do a ton of damage

          • Very Unlucky

            true

    • Will Potter

      The Cloned Lava Hound doesn’t spawn Lava Pups afterwards. Sadly :D.
      But the spell does clone the Giant Skeleton’s bomb!

      • John

        How about golem to golemites?

  • Doge!!

    Imagine a Balloon with a mirrored balloon and then you clone those Balloons to make a whole parade of Balloons!! It will be epic! But the 1 hp part might be a problem

    • Colin in the Wolin

      What if you do that to 3 musketeers?

      • fatbu

        um that wouldn’t be very good cuz of the log

    • Zigge

      No way! That’s a beautiful Balloon Parade! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtXLAKwssPQ

      • Will Potter

        Haha xD

  • royal gem

    when I first knew about the clone spell and didn’t know that the cloned troop has 1 hp I thought “R.I.P Mirror”(By the way its 1 hp not 0 hp)

  • Dingy

    Feel like this would be a great troll card for lower arenas.

    • Gogeta2498

      Yeah IKR expect to see this in like TV royale in arena three 24/7

      • Colin in the Wolin

        clone + mirror + 5 cheap cycle + 3 musketeers in arena 1 looks like I can’t start another account anymore

  • Scrublord

    someone plz help me i am stuck in arena 7, i got arena 8 not long ago but i nearly dropped back to arena 6 after that

  • Desmond Chin

    That clone spell add in 09th December. Not 10th

  • M Faiz

    Imagine a cloned sparky and your opponent doesn’t bring zap xD

    • lolguy123

      No, mirror a sparky then clone that

    • Very Unlucky

      any direct dmg would kill a clone sparky and almost everyone brings a direct dmg card

  • Rashing dude

    Wait, can u clone the troop that is being cloned?
    so mirror cloning, cloning the unit that has been cloned once.
    lol
    mabye not, but that will be cool
    12 muskets…wth

    • Zigge

      And then another set of Muskies, mirroring them, cloning it all… 36 Muskies….Lmao

      And then your opponent fireballs:

      Positive Elixir Trade (Yarns voice)

      • Rashing dude

        hahaha
        lololol

      • Jason Luo

        Lolololol

      • Hog Man

        lol

        • Zigge

          Madness

  • DavidThePro21

    So…
    1 PEKKA
    you clone it
    then you mirror…the clone?

    • -anime4theiwn-

      you mirror the clone spell

      • DavidThePro21

        alright

  • Christopher Ferrari

    What about cloning golem or hound?

    • shoetoe

      they will do the damage of the golem or hound, but they will only have 1 HP. The cloned golem will still do his death damage:)

  • Dylan Ennis

    im not sure where to say this but i wana say it quick. literally 5 seconds ago i got to frozen peak and got a ice wiz (YAAAAY) (from a crown chest ;D) what can i replace?
    my deck is
    lava hound
    balloon
    muskee
    gards (for the bloody sparkys)
    mega min
    arrow
    zap
    collector
    i kinda think one of the spells im thinking zap because my arrows can kill princesses and can kill minions and they are a big threat to a lavaloon deck with no air splash the muskee for high damage and great value same with mega and mega goes with the air push.
    will or other vets could you help?

    • Colin in the Wolin

      elixir collector or musketeer because elixir collector isn’t that popular anymore and you already have mega minion so musketeer isn’t too necessary

      • Dylan Ennis

        i have muskee because i push with mega and i find pump realy usefull because if i get one down i can defend too

        • John

          collector for ice wiz and replace musky with archers

    • Skydostrom

      I suggest just keeping your deck because it’s what you’re used to. When I unlocked my first legendary I just threw it my deck and dropped about 200 trophies, Then decided to take it back out and I was able to push back up. It’s all about how comfortable you are with the cards, not the amount of legendary cards are in it lol.

      • Zigge

        Thanks for this great share!

  • randy

    Nice

  • Stevenlol

    Cloning Giant Skeleton… So 3 elixir for a 6 elixir card

    • Jason Luo

      Wow

    • Ryan Wong

      not exactly, because the cloned Giant skelly will have zero hp… so its more like 900 damage for 3 elixir.

    • Will Potter

      I really like that it can clone the Bomb as well!

  • Gamewarrior

    anyone realize the 2 ice sprits in the first scene(not video)

  • Jason Luo

    Wait if a giant skeleton died and the bomb is about to explode, then you clone, will it clone the bomb?

    • shoetoe

      i don’t think so becouse the clone spell clones cards, and the bomb itself isn’t really a card. I could be wrong tho

      • Jason Luo

        Clone spell can be super op 3 musketeers clone, mirror clone, cycle back to 3 musketeers, clone, mirror clone =60 musketeers…..

        • Will Potter

          LOL I like this idea!

        • Tong156390

          Would you like some rockets or fireballs lol

        • shoetoe

          3 muskets= 9 elixer
          clone= 3 elixer
          mirrored clone= 4 elixer
          thats a total of 16 elixer, you’re gonna need some pumps boi;)

    • Will Potter

      Yes, sure 😀

  • IronWrath

    Coming to an arena near you the 12 Muskies gg cards. Unless u have a fireball ur doomed. Good luck my friends

  • John

    The tesla is dead. I will bring it back, stronger and better, and together, we will make the tesla great again.

    • Very Unlucky

      the problem with tesla, is that it keeps going into its hidey hole. This makes it so pigpushes can make it pass due to the hog not seeing the tesla.

    • Will Potter

      Make The Tesla great again!

  • LavaHoundJB

    Hey, has anyone noticed that if you clone the Lumberjack, it dies 1 hit and drops rage?

    So, I want to see a deck with Lumber, Elixir Pump, Mirror, Freeze, and Clone.

    AHAHAHAHAAHAHA! In double elixir…

    • WestPKMN

      What have you done

    • Will Potter

      Yea I notice that too xD

  • DarthTaz

    If you place then clone sparky, they both shoot, that’s 2600 damage, but a zap would kill one and reset the other, pros and cons

    • Will Potter

      We will find tons of great strategies when this spell gets released!

  • H2 Rothmann

    This is how to make your opponent rage quit
    1: play the giant skelly
    2: mirror the giant skelly
    3: clone the giant skellys
    4: wait for the bombs to blow up

    • Tyler Liebersohn

      I’m going to clone my spolem push so I will have 2 golems and 2 sparkys the cloned golem can get kill by a skelly army and kill it as defense from that for my golem and my golem and real sparky can protect my clone sparky and they will all 3 do lots of damage

    • Will Potter

      Not that easy xD

  • WestPKMN

    This is a big buff to Sparky Zap bait decks

    • Zigge

      No it isn’t. The cloned troops only appear in the radius of the Clone so Zap will be even more effective giving you a:

      POSITIVE ELIXIR TRADE! (Anyone else who hears Yarn’s voice while reading that?)

  • Skydostrom

    I have a strong feeling that you can’t clone troops that are already cloned but maybe.

  • Gio

    What about guards and dark prince cloned ? They have their shield , so will they stay alive after one zap?

    • Zigge

      That’s an interesting question. I think they will have their shield and not get one-hit.