Clash Royale Elite Barbarians and Everything about them

Elite Barbarians are our new common card which is going to be added into Clash Royale in the next week. Let’s take a look to see more details about these young, handsome and strong Barbarians!

Clash Royale Elite Barbarians

Elite Barbarians and Everything about them


  • The Elite Barbarians are unlockable from Arena 7 (or Royal Arena).
  • This card spawns two elite Barbarians, which are melee, single-target. They are stronger than the normal Barbarians, having better damage and HP.
  • This card takes 6 Elixir to deploy.
CostHit SpeedSpeedDeploy TimeRangeTargetCountRarity
61.5 secVery Fast1 secMeleeGroundx2Common
LevelHitpointsDamageDamage per second

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Hi guys and gals Galbers Gaming here bringing to you a synopsis of the Elite Barbarians.

The Elite Barbarians are, using SuperCell’s words, “like regular Barbarians, only harder, better, faster and stronger”. On a one to one basis SuperCell ain’t wrong but Barbarians beat Elite Barbarians due to their superior numbers, for one less Elixir I may add.

The speed of the Elite Barbarians, very fast, reduces the reaction speed of the player trying to defend against them. A solid strategy which I show in my video is the Elite Barbarians coupled with the Miner.

Elite Barbarians although they don’t do as much damage as Barbarians, they still kill tanks very quickly and due to their speed they are very good in counter attack especially like I said above, when paired with the Miner.

Against Barbarians I like to drop Minions down which if timed right can take out all of them before reaching your tower. This strategy does not work against Elite Barbarians, their speed will carry them through to the tower where they will get a few hits off.

Be wary of dropping range units (or non spawning buildings) in the middle of the field to kite the Elite Barbarians, you will find that only one will go to the middle whereas the other will go straight for your tower and every shot he gets off is the equivalent damage to a fireball.

Something should also be said for dropping your Elite Barbarians down when your opponent drops down an expensive unit at the back like a Golem, Pekka or even a Lava Hound. Your opponent will have to respond to your attack stopping them getting their ideal push off.

In summary, Elite Barbarians are scary units if allowed to reach a tower. If attacking with them build up an Elixir advantage and push in with them or counter attack with the Miner. To defend against them, make sure you do not allow them to hit your tower. The Elite Barbarians is an expensive card at six Elixir so don’t be afraid of using the same amount to stop them but if you are on equal Elixir standing you should be able to relatively easily make a positive Elixir trade by distracting them.

Top Tip:  If you get yourself a Giant Chest, make sure you save it and open it once the card has been released – you’ll be almost guaranteed to get a whole bucket load of the Elite Barbarians helping you to level them up quicker than anyone else.

  • At relative levels, Elite Barbarians can easily solo kill a Tower.
  • When the opponent’s Giant is about to cross the bridge, place your Elite Barbarians down. They can completely shut down the Giant before it hits your Tower.
  • Like Barbarians, Elite Barbarians can take out a Sparky with ease.
  • Mega Minion is not very good against Elite Barbarians due to their different movement speeds.
  • Not like Barbarians, Elite Barbarians do pretty well against Ice Wizard, Princess, Mega Minion
  • Tombstone, Barbarians, Archers, Skeleton Army, Musketeer are especially very good at dealing with Elite Barbarians.


Elite Barbarians – A First Look

Elite Barbarians are the new Clash Royale card due to be released in just over a week. They are going to be a mainly offensive card due to reduced defensive capabilities compared to normal barbarians but they should prove useful in both attack and defense if needs be.

Early estimations would place the Elite Barbarians at somewhere between the mini pekka and barbarians. Whilst there are only two elite barbs compared to the four barbarians, the extra strength and life will make a different against spells like the Fireball. But MOST crucially of all, the elite barbarians have very fast move speed, similar to that of the Lumberjack, so we can expect them to cause a lot of damage should they get to the enemy tower quick enough.

Below is a video giving a more in depth look at what the Elite Barbarians might be able to do and how they should be used:

So you can see that this card will mostly be used in offense. Let’s take a closer look at why this will be so by analysing the stats of the card.

What we are really interested in here is the tournament level stats, i.e. level 9 Elite Barbarians. There are several things to look at here. Firstly the DPS will be 155 (as opposed to the normal barbs 106). It’s important to distinguish between speed and hit speed. Whilst the Elite barbs have a very fast movement speed, their hit speed is still 1.5 seconds which is the same as barbarians. Thus, their DPS is only about 50% higher.

You can also see that their health is at 890 compared to the barbs 636 giving them a decent boost. What’s important to recognize here is that this means a Level 4 P.E.K.K.A will still take as many shots to kill the Elite barbarians as it would the normal barbarians as it would one shot a normal barbarians but take two shots to kill an Elite barbarian. Thus, in defense, these units will be useful.

However, ideally, unlike the barbarians which is one of the best defensive cards in the game, we won’t want to use the elite barbarians for defense. The reason for this is that firstly the card costs 6 elixir which is an awful lot to spend on a defensive play that can’t even do damage to air. But secondly, and this brings me on to the greatest perk of the elite barbarians, they have a very fast speed.

If you have ever seen the lumberjack charging at your base you’ll know just how fast “very fast” actually is. It’s dangerous. And with the amount of health the elite barbs are going to have, they will be able to get off some serious damage on enemy towers if not successfully stopped. This is where my comparison to the mini pekka comes in. While the mini pekka only has “fast” speed, the combined damage and life of two elite barbarians will make it roughly the same with the exception of being much more difficult to take down. You can expect to see this card being used in much the same way as a miner is used after a decoy has been set up and I wouldn’t be surprised if the elite barbarian will be capable of taking down entire towers by themselves.

The bad news…

The bad news is quite simply that this card costs a very hefty 6 elixir. The only other common card to cost that much is the Royale Giant – a card which is almost guaranteed to do damage to enemy tower. This means that the elite barbarians will HAVE to be used wisely – if you mess up with them, it will cost you dearly and your opponent will have a huge elixir advantage. So be careful how and where you deploy them. Best recommendations would be to use them when you know your opponent is low on elixir or if you’ve got enough cover on a push to make sure they get to the enemy tower.

The other slight bit of bad news for players further down the ladder is that you will need to be in Royal Arena to be eligible for this card so get climbing if you aren’t already there.

Hope you guys enjoyed this guide and are looking forward to all the new cards coming out as much as me – let me know your thoughts on the card itself and we’ll look forward to discussing it again after release.

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Note: This page is still being updated.

Okay guys so what do you think about the Elite Barbarians? Will you use them once released? Hopefully there will be a 1000 card pack in the shop!

  • Zerogamerz Z

    That’s better than the usual barbarian except for the quantity. Some might say quantity is better than quality or quality is better than quantity. Its up to how they play in their own thinking. Elite barb for killing tank, hopefully kill valk. Barb for perfect distraction for single hit troop.

  • Francuac

    Hopefully there will be a 1000 card pack in the shop, not 100

  • Caleb Tucker

    Epic! I look forward to using them!

  • AgamveerDaGreat

    they will change the defense cards of all the decks

  • AgamveerDaGreat

    there were 6 waves of minions in the gif what kind of wizardry is this?

    • Jeff morgan

      Lol I know it’s cause they hacked the game to get this.

    • Will Potter

      Haha that’s the test bot!

  • Paul Justin Detkowski

    is the 1000 card pack normal when a new common is released? will it be 400ish gems like the tornado deal?

  • Iain Venn

    Looks ok but what about the new wizard / bolts of blue lightning? Like the look of that!!

    • kwugfighter

      It’s the electro wizard, go check out the page that talks about all the leaks

      • Iain Venn

        Lol – found that about 15 mins ago!! Yes – looks good if it’s true.

    • fatbu

      rip inferno
      it will be useless against anyone with the electro wiz

    • Will Potter

      Gonna post a review about him soon!

  • randy

    whats going on

  • Zigge

    #RIPInferno #RIPHarambe Lmao

    • Jeff morgan

      Please stop putting random stuff. This spot is for people to talk about the deck and ask questions. If you make a lot of comments, it pushes people comments down the page and won’t show them.

      • Zigge

        Sorry… Just wanted to have some fun…

  • SivHawk Gaming

    I don’t think I will use them. They are too much elixir for a card that serves this purpose. There are better cards for less elixir.

    • WestPKMN

      I am almost willing to bet money that they will reduce the elixir to 5 and in turn reduce Barbarians to 4

      • Xrehaanx Xrajax

        No way.then barb’s will be too Op for 4

        • Lightning King

          ikr, but make barbs hp reduced if they r 4 elixir.

          • fatbu

            no take away one barb then

      • Will Potter

        Damn. Barbarians can’t be 4.

  • Abdullahi Adedayo

    I’ll like to see them in action via YouTube and another kind before I can decide

  • Francuac

    Hi guys! Do you like my new profile photo?

    • Gamewarrior

      It looks epic

      • Lightning King

        looks sick man… nice job

      • Zigge

        No. It looks legendary…

    • PBP_671

      Well, there goes another troop leaked. MLG Wizard.

      • Francuac


      • Will Potter


    • Will Potter

      Haha I like it!

  • Cheezy Pizza

    Expecting them to be fairly weak when they come out. The current meta has a lot of effective counters to melee troops.

  • Delta Taka

    Dangit. I just opened my giant chest.

  • Leinadium

    Just a note… if you don’t have it and open a Giant Chest, you will only get ONE elite barbarian… so try to unlock it before opening Giant Chest

    • DavidThePro21

      I just posted that.
      I really think I am late here.

  • Firebreeze13

    These basically are more expensive “Lumberjacks”
    Hopefully they show people how good the lumberjack is

  • Max Zhang

    I don’t know how but I’m f2p and have 2 legendaries in builders workshop, miner and (wait 4 the drumroll) ……………………………………………INFERNO DRAGON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


      lol nice which chests you get it from?

    • KoreanSniper

      is that u Jason?
      Because Ik a seventh grader whose name is Jason Zhang with miner and inferno dragon and who sucks at this game

  • Zigge

    I’m just interested in what deck to use them in and if they’re good at counterpushing. Anyone knows?

    • Will Potter

      I am working on some Elite Barbarians deck atm. Gonna post them soon!
      But, truly, just don’t try to use them. We need a small buff for them. They are pretty useless atm.

      • Zigge


  • IronWrath

    UGH why does supercell hate sparky so much? a They have released so many cards to counter it, can’t they just leave her alone. And information says that there is going to be a balance change including sparky

    • DavidThePro21

      and the Sparky is a nerf
      I posted how Sparky was weak on Reddit and these are what I said.
      1. Sparky gets a +10% HP Buff
      2. Sparky has a Tesla that charges 2 seconds and does 1/4 area damage to the airs and no ground.
      3. Sparky gets a 4 second reload time
      4. Sparky has a +1 tile radius
      5. NEW: The Tornado Glitch is fixed
      6. Sparky gets +14% DMG
      7. Let’s hope that the Tesla can’t recharge Sparky.

      • yez

        it would be so OP right?

        • DavidThePro21

          I posted that post
          but I’m going to change the Tesla to act like the original.

          • IronWrath

            Hopefully in April 1st next year they will update the game to make sparky op like shoot from the other side. Lol it would be such a troll just for that day.

          • DavidThePro21

            They could do the same thing this year: Tombstones spawning Giant Skeletons, Mortars shooting Goblin Barrels, and X-Bows shooting your troops


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    • Robmob3000

      Good video

    • Will Potter

      Good luck with it!

  • DavidThePro21

    dude, when you said that “Save Giant Chest,” you do realize that when you unlock a card, it’s only x1, and you would have to have another handful of these barbarians for them.

  • Muhammad Usman

    Find tournaments easily

  • Ryan Wong

    upvote if you bought the elite barbarians special offer!

    • Ryan Wong

      I didn’t

      • Lightning King

        neither did i..Too expensive for me,

    • Aidan McFarland

      How much does it cost, and how many do you get?

      • Spectral

        it costs 100 gems and it gives you 400

  • KekTheTurtle

    yay got to legend arena

    • Lightning King


  • yez

    this guy copied yarn OJ’s vid commentary about elite barbarians

    • AdminCharlie

      Seeing as they were released at the same time, I doubt that somehow!

    • Will Potter

      Trust me, he gave it to me before Yarn released the video 🙂

  • Xx bismuth xX

    The one and only thing that is in COC that nobody thought of putting in CR
    if you bring this to the supercell forums I would be glad but make sure you give me credit this idea is done by me with no usage of other sites and it has slow like poison with the damage of rocket and radius like lightning! If this was added to CR I would wonder what strategies it would bring as it has effects that other spells have if you combined them (ps it stuns like zap five times for 0.25 secs!)

    And I apologize but I forgot to add the radius but it is 6 tiles (I know it is pretty big)

    • Joshua

      That’s a dumb, way too overpowered idea for a card…only 7 elixer?… that’s insane…might as well just use all projectiles (with this card) and win with ease…

    • Hotshot Gamer Boy

      Well then all the players who use money would be at the top of the game and f2p s would never stand a chance against such an op card

  • DaSlime

    boi clone spell is coming

  • theENTER

    what should i buy…or what gonna worth more? 100 gems for 400 elite barbarians or keep gems for clone spell?
    I guess it will be 400 gems for 10 Clone spell just like Tornado spell..(maybe)

    • Hotshot Gamer Boy

      Clone spell. Trust me, elite barbarians suck

  • Wolf

    “The only other common card to cost 6 elixir is the Royale Giant”. If your keyboard autocorrected that, then you have been typing Royale a lot more than I have.

  • Will Potter

    haha xD

  • VyᎡen

    Hey clash community, any pros out there?? 😀
    Ok Im 400 away from legends and Im level 8: My goal is legends as a level 8
    And my deck could do with a little help..

    Lavahound (level 1, dont change)
    Lumberjack (Level 1, dont change)
    Lightning (OH THE Ls)
    Fire spirits
    Baby dragon (Dont change if you dont need to)
    Mega minion (Level 6)
    Tombstone (REALLY GOOd card)

    Wish me luck on making legends as a level 8

  • Technimation Gaming

    check this video before using elite barbarians

  • randy wrecker

    guys i need help on how to get legendaries
    i started the game long ago i am lvl 8 but have no legendaries . i have completed 2and a half chest cycles