How to properly use Clash Royale Spells

Hey guys, this is going to be a short guide of all the Clash Royale Spells. Spell cards are extremely important because they have the ability to give big profits in Elixir. Spell cards are also in my opinion, the most skill-based cards because unlike troops and defensive buildings, the precise timing and placement of these spells can quickly overturn a battle. So in this guide, I’m going to go over all of these spells and show you guys the proper way to use them.

Clash Royale Spells

How to use Clash Royale Spells

Clash Royale ArrowsArrows – First is the Arrows card. Arrows are possibly the most commonly used card in the entire game. And it has the right to be as it can counter many big threats and provide you with a great elixir profit. Not only that, the thing I like the most about the Arrows card is its very large radius, no other damage-inflicting card has a bigger radius than the Arrows card. This gives you opportunity to gain more value out of the card. Because after all, the objective of a battle is to get as much value as you can by using the least needed Elixir. For example, the Arrows card can one-shot a Minion Horde, which will give you a 2 Elixir profit. But, a smart player would look to gain even greater value. What a smart player will do is, instead of quickly killing the Minion Horde with Arrows, he’ll be patient, because he already knows that he can take out the Minion Horde at any time. So he’ll do is wait and see if his opponent is going to deploy another card. And chances are, he will. So if he also deploys his Spear Goblins, then you can use the Arrows to take out the Minion and Spear Goblins at the same time and instead gain a whopping 4 Elixir in profit. Now say your opponent instead sends in his Baby Dragon with the Minions, then you’re still going to win big against this combo. How? Well all you have to do is use the Arrows to kill the Minion Horde and weaken the Baby Dragon at the same time. With the Minions gone, your Arena Tower can now focus on targeting the Baby Dragon. The Baby Dragon is pretty slow, so your Arena Tower will be able to single-handedly take out the weakened Baby Dragon without taking much damage. This way, you’re going to obtain an insane 6 Elixir lead while only taking a few HP of damage onto your Arena Tower. This is how you win. Other threats the Arrows card can quickly counter for easy profit are the Goblin Barrel and the Skeleton Army.

Clash Royale fireballFireball – Just like the Arrows card, the Fireball card is another high value spell card. However, I always see people using this card the wrong way. The best use of the Fireball is as a defense. Instead of just dropping it onto an Arena Tower just to weaken that tower a little, you should instead be focusing on obtaining Elixir profit from it. For example, if someone sends in Barbarians, then you can drop the Fireball onto all those Barbarians and weaken them to the point where your Arena Towers can just 1 shot them and you gain a 1 Elixir profit. But like the example I used before with the Arrows card, a smart player won’t just quickly Fireball a group of Barbarians. He’s going to instead look to obtain even more value. He’s going to wait for his opponent to send in a support troop behind the Barbarians, because that’s what most people do. So if his opponent sends in Archers behind the Barbarians, then now he can kill both the Archers and Barbarians at the same time and obtain a 4 Elixir profit. This is how you win games. Now one important thing to note is that if the level of your Fireball is greater than a Wizard or Musketeer, then it will one-shot them. But if the Wizard’s or Musketeer’s level is the same or higher than the Fireball, then they won’t die from the Fireball. This is important because it’s not always a good idea to Fireball a Wizard if you can’t kill him in one shot. Instead, it’s better to Fireball him with another troop to obtain more value. I also see a lot of people using Fireball onto Arena Towers and at the same time also on a Wizard or Witch. While that is a decent value move, it’s not a great move because the Wizard or Witch is still alive, so all your opponent has to do is just place a tanky troop ahead of them and he’ll quickly have the advantage because you’re going to have a hard time finishing off the weakened Witch or Wizard.

Clash Royale LightningLightning – The Lightning Spell card is one of my favorite cards because of just how powerful it is and can completely destroy some of the most annoying decks to play against, such as those spawner decks, the Hut Spammers, and the turtle decks that basically combine their X-Bow or Mortar with a bunch of defenses. The Lightning Spell can quickly destroy all of them together. It’s just surprising to me why very few people use this card. The Lightning Spell can target up to 3 enemy troops or buildings with the highest HP. So to effectively use this card to obtain value, your goal should be to use it on 3 things with high HP at once. For example, if your opponent places an Xbow with an Inferno Tower and a Wizard, then simply using the Lightning Spell can severely weaken or kill all threats at once. That will basically grant you an insane 10 Elixir profit and that can easily mean that you won the battle if you use that 10 Elixir advantage properly. Another example is using it on a Goblin Hut along with a Barbarian Hut and a Tombstone, then that can also quickly grant you a 9 Elixir in profit. The Lightning Spell costs 6 Elixir, but it’s just so easy to obtain value with it when you use it properly to kill multiple threats at once.

Clash Royale RocketRocket – The Rocket card is similar to the Lightning Spell as both cards cost 6 Elixir to use, but the Rocket card does significantly greater damage. But the main difference is that the Rocket has a much smaller radius, only 2 tile radius compared to the Lightning’s 3.5 tile. The Rocket is definitely one of the most skill-based cards in the game because of this. You need to master ways in which you can utilize it by timing the deployment and speed of certain troops, have them clumped up, and at the same time blast them with a Rocket. The Rocket is also the best counter to X-Bow decks that use defenses to shield the X-Bow.

Clash Royale RageRage – Many people believe that the Rage Spell is underrated, but in my opinion, the Rage Spell just isn’t as good as it should be. It’s a card that Supercell really needs to buff. I think raising the cost of the card to 4 Elixir instead of 3 and increasing the movement of troops and attack speed by 40% instead will make this card a much more appealing card to play with. Only a 35% boost really isn’t much at the cost of 3 Elixir and you need to take into account that the Rage Spell is utterly useless for defense. Unlike other spell cards such as the Freeze Spell that can be used for both offense and defense, you can’t use the Rage Spell for defense. So basically it’s a defensive liability, it’s not that good, and it takes up one of your precious card slots. Keep in mind that you can only carry 8 slots. Still I might be critical about this card, but after a lot of test with is, I just found to be useless when the Freeze Spell is just so much better. However, the Rage Spell is still a decent card for aggressively heavy offense high risk high reward decks. For example, using the Rage Spell with a Pekka combined with a bunch of splash attackers is a pretty good idea because of how slow the Pekka is, and how easily he can be distracted. Another great idea is to use a deck with the Elixir Collector and load up on elixir, gain a big elixir lead, and then finish off your opponent with a powerful combination of high elixir troops with a rage spell.


Clash Royale FreezeFreeze – The Freeze Spell is one of the scariest spell cards to deal with. What I like the most about the Freeze Spell is that you can use it on both offense and defense. It also a very skill-based card, because you need to able to properly time and place the spell. Your goal is to Freeze as many troops or buildings as you can with the 3 tile radius of the Freeze Spell. If you can freeze a bunch of troops coming onto your side of the field and use a cheap 2 Elixir card such as the Goblins, then you quickly kill all the big threats. For example, if your opponent sends in a Hog Rider and Prince together, all you have to do is properly place the Freeze Spell, freezing both of them together and place your Goblins to kill them while your Arena Tower also helps on defense. This can easily get you a 3 Elixir profit. Or you can use it on offense by sending in your Hog Rider and using the Freeze Spell to freeze the enemy attacking troops and Arena Tower at the same time, allowing your Hog Rider to do a massive amount of damage while your opponent just watches. The best way to avoid Freeze is but spreading out your troops when you deploy them. Don’t deploy next to your Arena Tower because you’re just allowing your opponent just freeze both your Tower and troops together. And always, and I mean always, try to avoid clumping all your troops together because this not only makes it easy to freeze, but also makes it easy to Fireball all your troops together. So yea, clumping is always a bad idea.

Clash Royale ZapZap – Zap used to be a pretty useless card since Arrows were just overall much better. But now with a 1 second stun effect to paralyze your opponent’s troops, it makes the Zap Spell a more enticing option for many decks. The best use of the Zap Spell in my opinion, is to kill those Goblins and Skeletons, but also deal surrounding damage to other troops and also stun them. This is the best way to get value out of this card. It may even be a very good idea to use the Zap Spell instead of Arrows if you’re using the Hog Rider or Balloon because that 1 second stun can allow your Hog Rider or Balloon to get an extra shot at the tower.

Clash Royale mirrorMirror – The Mirror card is a very fun card to play with, but for competitive play, I’m not a big fan of it because it really hurts you on defense and it doesn’t really help you much on offense either. Sure you’re getting a small boost to the level of your previously used card, but you’re paying 1 more Elixir. I’ve been playing with the Mirror card for a very long time, as it was my first epic card that I was able to level up to level 3. But I really never had much success with it, because playing 2 of the same cards at once really isn’t that good. For example, say you dropped a Prince, and then you used the Mirror card and created another Prince, that cost you 11 Elixir to do, but your opponent simply counters both your Princes with Barbarians, quickly putting you on a 5 elixir deficit. Not only that, you guys have to remember, that card slots are important. So when you have the Mirror card in your hand, it’s like you only 3 options instead of 4 because the MIrror is simply a card you already have in your hand but with 1 greater elixir cost. So yea, fun card, but not a very good card for competitive play.

Clash Royale PoisonPoison – The Poison Spell is one of the deadliest spells in the game. It can shut down those hut spammer decks and decks with lots of low HP cards. I also often see this card being misused, as many times it’s better to use this card on your side of the field, and not your opponent’s. Why? Because of your Arena Tower on defense. By slowing down troops on your side, and also killing them, you can win big elixir tradeoffs and attack your opponent back hard on offense. The Poison card is definitely one of the cards at the top of my best cards list.

Some special tips for using Clash Royale Spells

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  • Level 10 Zap can 1 shot level 1 Lava Pups, level 11 Zap = level 2 Lava Pups and so on.
  • Level 12 Zap can 1 shot level 1 Princess; Level 13 Zap can 1 shot level 2 Princess.
  • Same level Zap always one shot Goblins  (including ones from Goblin Barrel).
  • Zap 2 levels higher than Minions always can 1 shot them. For example, level 9 Zap always can 1 shot level 7 Minions.
  • Fireball 1 shot Barbarians of the same level. (Fireball is Rare and Barbarians are Common).
  • Max level Fireball can 1 shot level 1 and 2 Ice Wizard.
  • Fireball can always 1 shot lower level Musketeer and Wizard.
  • Fireball 5 levels higher than Witch can 1 shot her. For example, level 7 Fireball Vs. level 2 Witch.
  • Level 7 Rocket can 1 shot level 1 Sparky, level 8 Rocket can 1 shot level 2 Sparky and so on.
  • Arrows 1 level higher than Archers can easily 1 shot them.
  • Arrows 7 levels higher than Princess can always take her out.

By reading these tips, you will know which card you should focus on first. For more details about this, please take a look at this guide to see which cards you should upgrade first!

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