The Log – How to use The Log

The Log is one of Clash Royale’s most useful cards in the vast majority of the current Meta decks. The reason for this isn’t due to its damage or ability to take down enemy towers but rather due to its utility and flexibility as arguably one of the most multifaceted cards in the game. What do I mean by this exactly? Well not only does the Log have the ability to crush all low health units such as skeletons and goblins in their various forms, but it can do so with ease, not requiring much precision as illustrated in the below video against Goblin barrels. In contrast with the zap, you don’t have to be precise with positioning at all.

Clash Royale The Log

Clash Royale The Log

Summary

  • The Log is unlockable from Arena 6 (Builder’s Workshop)
  • When played, The Log rolls through the Arena, dealing splash damage and kick back all troops on the ground.
TargetWidthDistanceCostTypeRarity
Ground3.911.62SpellLegendary
LevelDamageCrown Tower Damage
1260104
2286115
3314126
4345138
5379152
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Strategy

However, in my opinion the greatest feature of the log is its pushback ability. In the first clip in the video you can see in slow motion as a Log creates a victory out of what should have been a loss. The Royal Giant is positioned to get one more shot off to win the game but the log knocks it back, stalling it by no more than half a second and delaying its shot which allow the enemy troops the time required to get down the other building snatching victory from the jaws of defeat.

Thus, there is more to the log than initially meets the eye. Yes it is great at taking out goblins and skeletons and yes its damage and distance is perfect for annihilating enemy Princesses but the subtleties of this card also means it give you something else, equally as valuable: Time. Not much of it granted, but often enough to make all the difference.

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Log vs Mini P.E.K.K.A

A classic example of this is using a Log vs the Mini P.E.K.K.A. Now whilst the log doesn’t kill the Mini Pekka, it does knock a decent amount of health off it and if timed right, can prevent it from getting even a single hit off. The knock back is a little bit like a stun – it probably delays the Mini P.E.K.K.Aby a total of around a second giving other defensive troops time to carry on firing. This is especially useful against to get the Mini P.E.K.K.Aoff larger troops like Giants and Golems etc.

Log vs Barbarians

This is something illustrated in the above video very well. Barbarians can be one of the biggest counters to Giants and especially Royal Giants. All Royal Giant users know that facing an enemy with barbs is going to be an uphill battle. The log helps to even this out a little. It does fairly decent damage to each of the barbarians, crucially knocking them back allowing the RG to get of a few extra shots before being killed and then ensure that the barbarians are easily and quickly taken out by any remaining troops. Given the popularity of the barbs as a defensive unit currently, this is surely one of the reasons the log as become so commonly used.

You can see this clip + other uses of The Log in the below video:

Log vs Goblin Barrel

The Goblin Barrel is one of those tricky little cards that for the vast majority of the time is fairly ineffective. However, if it catches you off card and without defense, it can be devastating to your towers. Traditionally zap was your best defense against this aggressive combo but a clever Goblin Barrel wouldn’t always aim for the center of your tower and as the zap is usually used in anticipation of the GBs landing point, it can be a risky tactic to try and play the guessing game. The Log on the other hand is a very effective counter to this. You don’t need to be precise with your placement as the width of the Log will cover all the space you need and obviously the length will take care of the entire side of your base.

Log vs Tombstone

I did a video not too long ago about just how prevalent the Tombstone was as both a defensive and aggressive building despite its minimal cost. This remains to be the case with the Tombstone being a common placeholder in higher players’ decks. The log takes away the majority of life from the tombstone and is a great way to eradicate its benefits. Crucially the log doesn’t just take out the building – it immediately kills the skeletons that spawn when the Tombstone goes down. This can be especially useful if you are using a Giant to attack and the put up the Tombstone defensively.

I hope you found this guide useful and can see from the video just how effective the Log is in many very different ways. If you did enjoy this, please subscribe to Chucky’s channel for future video updates.

  • Aidan McFarland

    I want the log now… (First!)

    • Will Potter

      Wtf why did you First.
      That is my spot!

      • Will Potter

        You lucky bastard…

        • Gamewarrior

          XD

        • Dingy

          Will do you secretly work or OJ?

          • Will Potter

            What? xD

          • Zigge

            He meant ”Do you secretly work for OJ” I think. They posted a video the same day this got posted.

          • Colin in the Wolin

            lol

          • Will Potter

            haha

        • Felix Ma

          Don’t be so rude Will…

          • Will Potter

            Just for fun buddy. Never want to say something offense :D.

      • Felix Ma

        Swear Box

  • ЯЎаи к

    I remember when everyone hated the log

    • LIN/(88

      me 2

    • bud is wizer

      I still hate it.

    • bud is wizer

      Because I don’t have it

    • Jakerules68

      It used to suck. Magical ice shooting wizards, flaming arrows of princess, the epic destruction of a sparky, the chipping miner.
      “Here have a log”

      • Dingy

        The majestic hound, the deadly creepy graveyard, the speedy lumberjack, The Log, that’s it.

  • Phil the Deadly

    Wrong stats man, lvl 1 log is 260 dmg crown tower dmg after the buff.

    • Dreadlord

      Thx for the info

    • Will Potter

      I am going to update this. Thanks a lot Phil!

  • moose

    Reply to this comment if your first legendary was the log. haha Mine was and I thought it was awesome. Nice to see the ol’ log now back in the meta. 😉

    • henry vines

      Not my first but my second and third

    • Lightning King

      my first leggie chest, i was so excited….. then i got the log (when it sucked)

      • Jakerules68

        Same I got the log as my first one and I was so mad. It was when it was absolute trash, Im glad its usable now.

    • Angshu Adhya

      right you are. Mine was too.

    • Zigge

      I got the Log before its first buff…. Pushed to A8 with Mortar + The Log + Ice Wizard deck…

    • quicksilver929

      first legendary was the log, back in the okld says where it sucked love it now:from free chest btw

    • Austin Wacko

      Im so sad it was my first one I was expecting sparky

      • Will Potter

        The Log is much better imo! But anyway hope you can get the Sparky soon!

    • Zachary Friend

      Mine was the log I just got a Legendary Chest not what I wanted but I’m still happy with this

  • Kakashi Hatake

    Just got my 4th legendary this morning and it was the LOG! Opened my free chest and there was bae
    Now I have Sparky,Miner,Graveyard and The Log 🙂

    • Tai_Phan

      are u f2p?

      • Kakashi Hatake

        Yep, 100% F2P

        • Tai_Phan

          ur lucky
          I’m f2p and i only have the log and a lvl 2 ice wiz

          • bud is wizer

            Feel baaaaaddddd 4 you guys. I have only lumberjack and inferno d

          • Tai_Phan

            cool

          • Dingy

            I feel bad for you, your luck will make me pissed at you.

        • Lightning King

          love kakashi, love itachi

    • Will Potter

      The Log is awesome! Congrats buddy!

  • henry vines

    Just wanted to say those stats are slightly off as it doesn’t have the new buff in mind

  • Blue

    You forgot about the three musketeers vs the log! Btw this is good stuffs to read tho

    • Will Potter

      Gonna add this part into the guide above soon. Thanks man!

  • Angshu Adhya

    Is it a coincidence that Yarn posted a guide like this on youtube the very same day this guide was posted on Cr Arena?

    • Jakerules68

      Hahaha yeah that must mean that Will is Yarn?

      • Felix Ma

        Maybe…

      • Hitler-sama

        that means…iluminati confirmed???? XD

        • Will Potter

          xD

      • Will Potter

        Haha nah. I know him. He knows me. But I am not Yarn and Yarn is not me!

    • Will Potter

      That was so fortuitous!

  • Ryan Wong

    I would love to use the Log…

    If I had it!!!

  • Dingy

    So you just post this at 1:40 in the morning or do you live in a different place?

  • Felix Ma

    My friend logged a princess
    Missed

  • vincent steve

    It was my third legend.Use to be really bad. However, became OP after the buff. Anyway, good posting!!

  • CR Pro

    anyone have suggestions on how to get legendaries?? I’m in frozen peak and I have 0 legendaries!!! I’ve been playing for so long!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Tomás

    Hey, the crown tower damage is wrong. It deals 104 at level one.

    • Will Potter

      Gonna update this. Thank you man!

      • Tomás

        No problem, glad to help

        • Will Potter

          Done xD

  • Muhammad Usman

    Find free open tournaments
    https://youtu.be/7fMCVHAs8AY

  • Oml

    OML WHY CAN’T THE LOG JUST MOVE A BIT FASTER?! I FREAKING LOST 3 BATTLES IN A ROW CUZ LOG WAS TOO SLOW TO TAKE DOWN THE TOWERS. LOG IS USELESS AS F WHEN AGAINST TOWERS

    • Will Potter

      Come on dude. The Log is insane at the moment.

      • DaSlime

        ikr log is so OP

  • Will Potter

    Good luck with your Clan dude!

  • Soham Mukherjee

    I got a legendary chest from battle yesterday, opened it today and it was the log 🙂

    • Will Potter

      Awesome! Do you like it?

      • Soham Mukherjee

        One of my favorites 🙂

        Love the guides btw, keep it up!

        • Will Potter

          Thank you very much Soham 🙂

  • DaSlime

    woot woot! log was my first free legendary, and IMO its the best

    • Will Potter

      Yea, The Log is definitely one of the best Legendary cards at the moment!

    • Zigge

      When I got The Log it was the worst card in the game. Before it even got buffed, I pushed to Arena 8 with a Mortar The Log Ice Wizard deck. Now it’ one of the best

      • Will Potter

        Good old days haha