When should I attack the King’s Tower?

I know that most new players in Clash Royale want to destroy the King’s Tower right after taking down a Crown Tower because of the instant win. Player, who can take down the King’s Tower at first, will immediately win the battle. But is it worth it to do that? I am going to explain everything about this in this guide.

King's Tower in Clash Royale

At first, let’s take a look at these facts:

  • The King’s Tower’s HP (Health Points) is much greater than the Arena Towers. In fact, the HP of the King’s Tower is over 60% greater than one Arena Tower!
  • Usually, it is much safer to win by either destroying one or two Arena Towers and by playing good defense to prevent your opponent from destroying two of your Arena Towers.
  • The King is in “sleep mode” when the battle begins, which means that he will not assist you on defense with his cannon as long as he is sleeping. In order for the King to wake, one of the following must happen:
    1. One of the Arena Towers is destroyed.
    2. The King’s Tower would have to be attacked. If both of the Arena Towers are still up and the King’s Tower is damage, then that will awaken the King.

Note: Avoid attacking the King’s Tower if you have not destroyed an Arena Tower! As this will awaken your opponent’s King on defense, and he will start firing at your troops with his cannon. Thus, make sure when you’re dropping area damage cards such as Fireball or Arrows, avoid touching the King’s Tower! Inflicting damage onto the King’s Tower before taking out an Arena Tower is one of the biggest mistakes new players make and this makes a very big difference in battles.

After you have destroyed an Arena Tower, you must decide whether to destroy the second Arena Tower or destroy the King’s Tower. Most of the time it is better to attack the second Arena Tower as it has significantly less HP than the King’s Tower and is also closer in distance. Usually, the only time you should pursue attacking the King’s Tower instead of the second Arena Tower is if the King’s Tower is at a lower HP. Or if your opponent is in the lead by destroying two of your towers and you are low on time, then you need to make the quick decision of whether to go for the win by destroying the King’s Tower, or play it safe and go for the second Arena Tower to end the battle in draw or force overtime. Don’t worry, I’ll teach you how to make these smart choices soon.

Okay, I hope this small Clash Royale tip can help you improve the quality of your battle. If you find this helpful, please share it with your friends and Clan members. Cheers!

  • Pearce

    Nice guide, i actually didn’t knew that king will be sleeping at first until i read this guide lol.

    • Will Potter

      LOL. You are very welcome mate. I’m very glad to hear that you liked this guide.

    • Shaarawy El Zachary

      same here LOL

    • kannan s

      Ya me too

    • Napakawaca

      So many LOL in here

  • Kabir Raj Singh

    Thanks Mate

  • Sajay Raj

    clash royale is gr8 but we should get money directly after a win…..not by having to open the chest and waiting for 8 hours or so

    • Will Potter

      That’s the way Supercell make money from this game. But I think we will have a win bonus soon.

  • Clash of R.A.V.E.N.

    Having a Problem with attacking, I didn’t receive Baby Dragon, Skeleton Army and Witch. But almost every opponent has it. What can I do with this cards? (Prince, Knight, Bomb Tower, Bomber, Minions, Ginat, Mini PEKKA, Musketeer, Goblins, Spear Goblins, Valkyrie, Archers, Skeletons, Fireball and Arrows) What should I take to the battle deck?

    • Clash of R.A.V.E.N.

      Already answered cause I read the Battle Deck Building tutorial. 🙂

      • Will Potter


    • Napakawaca

      But you have Prince, which is nice.