Here are some basic Clash Royale tips I read yesterday via itzasarh’s comment and found them really helpful for all players. Just want to post them here so everyone can can start the game much easier.
Basic Clash Royale Tips
Always let your opponent attacks first then you can counter him accordingly. For example, If he uses the Knight or the Mini P.E.K.K.A, you can easily deal with that by using the Skeleton Army. If he throws the Goblin Barrel on your Defense, you can use the Arrows card right before it hits your defense for minimizing the damage.
Don’t waste your Elixir! While playing, I have seen lots of player placing down 2 Archers and they literally can do no damage without tankers.
You don’t need to deal with every troop. Like the example above, sometimes you don’t need to care about them because they just can’t do anything. Sometimes, just let your tower to deal with the enemy troops and take 50 damage.
Don’t use all your Elixir in 1 turn. If you want to use all your Elixir to take down 1 tower, your opponent can take the advantage and destroy your entire base. Always have a backup plan!
Always have at least 1 card in your Desk that can be used for stalling. I have seen dozens of times when both sides waiting for the opponent. During this time, you need to have cards for stalling when it starts approaching 10 Elixir. Being maxed out Elixir is such a waste that we all don’t like that. These ones are troops like Skeletons, Barbarians,.. or any camp that spawns troops. Ideally, spend as little Elixir as possible.
Versatility is the key to win any attack but you also need to have a good mix of troops to be ready for dealing with different threats and attack whenever you want.
Don’t use all melee troops otherwise they will be taken down with ease by air troops or the Valkyries.
Join a Clan to speed up your card upgrading progress by asking for donations. You will get lots of helps there.
Don’t upgrade troops If you are not using them. Don’t waste your Gold on that, donating should be better! Also, there is no card limit number in game so you don’t need to worry about unused cards much.
Sometimes, you lose the battle but it is not because you have bad cards, you just have a problem with your troop composition. Watching the replays of top players is always a perfect way to learn and fix your problem.
We all hate the losing spree but just don’t get disheartened. Be patient and do it slowly. Always change your strategy If you feel like you are doing something wrong. Refresh your army composition!
I hope this small guide can somehow help you improve your winrate. Good luck guys!