How to Counter Bomb Tower in Clash Royale

In this guide, we are going to discuss cards that potentially positive Elixir trade against the Bomb Tower in Clash Royale. You have to take what you learn in this guide to make real time decisions based on what cards your opponent has, their card rotation and how much Elixir they have. Thanks Orange Juice a lot for sharing these great tips!

Bomb Tower in Clash Royale

How to counter Bomb Tower

It seems pretty hard to counter but it’s not really that bad. To counter the Bomb Tower, you need to become the Bomb Tower. A Bomb Tower is effective against low cost decks. These can be commonly found below Legendary Arena. We don’t see Bomb Towers very often in Arena 8 TV Royale because it’s not particularly effective against P.E.K.A, Double Prince,… Don’t overreact when you see the Bomb Tower.

If you are using Hut Decks, a Barbarian Hut is immediately a negative Elixir trade as it can’t even deal a single damage to the Bomb Tower during its lifetime. Goblin Huts are fine but make sure you have a tanker in front of your Goblins. Bomb Tower is very effective against Hut Decks. It is going to be harder to win against a Bomb Tower opponent. If you don’t have Mortar or any of these other hard counters, try to focus to draw the match.

The best card to counter a Bomb Tower is definitely the Mortar. When you see a Bomb Tower, you want just the edge of the Mortar’s radius to reach the Bomb Tower (so it will focus on the Bomb Tower only) and this is going to be a positive Elixir trade. It’s all psychological, look at it from their perspective. It invokes an urgent desire to stop the Mortar immediately. I have noticed some players end up over committing. This gives you an even larger positive Elixir trade.
If you use Mortar offensively and they plant Bomb Tower to counter your Mortar, that’s really a positive Elixir trade. Just move on and rush the other lane. Funny enough, Bomb Tower also counters a Mortar. It has very high HP and you can use it to distract the Mortar while using other troops to finish off the Mortar.

With an Elixir Collector, you are gaining a passive Elixir advantage while Bomb Tower life depreciating. The 2 Elixir Advantage also allows you to engage the Bomb Tower a little more aggressively. If the Bomb Tower is 2 tiles away from the river, small Minions are the best counter!


Sometimes it’s better to just ignore it If it doesn’t lure your troops. If you are using Hog Rider, you may want to take a look at this guide to see how to effectively bypass buildings. If you are using Balloon and the Bomb Tower is 3 or more tiles from the river, you can bypass the Bomb Tower by planting the Balloon on the edge.  On the side where Bomb Tower is only 2 tiles from the Arena Tower, you will need to plant the Balloon on the farthest edge behind the rock.


Using Minions:

  • If you noticed the Bomb Tower is planted on the right side, you can stagger the Minions 1 tile diagonal from the Bomb Tower. The Minions will fly into that sweet dead zone. It’s almost as strong as the Minion Horde. The game isn’t 100% symmetrical so the diagonal technique won’t work If the Bomb Tower is planted on the left side.
  • Most people are not willing to Arrows 3 Minions and If They Fireball them, you will make a positive Elixir trade. Zap paired with Minions is really a good combo because most opponents aren’t willing to spend more than 2 Elixir to counter 3 Minions. I like to pre-select Zap for the fastest response. If your opponent use Spear Goblins to stop your Minions, just Zap them! That is a positive Elixir trade plus their Bomb Tower is down and out of rotation.
  • Minion Hordes are generally a bad idea since Arrows are almost in every deck. If you know their Arrows are out of rotation or they are stitting at 0 Elixir, you can use Minion Horde to quickly take out the Bomb Tower for an equal Elixir Trade.

Using Baby Dragon:

  • Dragon is one of the best cards to counter Bomb Tower, not because of it’s damage but because of its flying capability and HP.
  • If the Bomb Tower is placed 3 or less tiles from the river, the Baby Dragon will get in free shots from the Bomb Tower. This forces your opponent to kill the Baby Dragon or lose the Bomb Tower.
  • If you notice their counter to your Baby Dragon is Minion Horde, you can gamble with pre-Arrows. It’s a high risk move but the payout is also very high. Zap is good If you notice their only anti-air are Goblins.
  • If they have a Musketeer to counter your Dragon, you can shoot a Fireball and the Bomb Tower plus severely wound the Musketeer. That’s a positive Elixir trade and damage done to their Arena Tower.

Other Tips:

  • If you are really set on destroying their Bomb Tower and you can afford a slight negative Elixir trade. You can use Goblin Barrel to bait out Arrows then drop your Minion Horde.
  • You even can use Barbarians to take down the Bomb Tower by using a tanker on 1 lane. Once the Bomb Tower starts hitting the tanker, place your Barbarians on the other lane.
  • Against Bomb Tower, Lightning Spell is only worth If you can hit 3 targets.
  • For Rocket decks, you have to read the situation. Do you know your opponent’s card rotation? Is the Bomb Tower their only hard counter to your deck? Have you been making enough positive Elixir trades to afford to launch a Rocket? If you have no clue, it might not be a good idea to Rocket the Bomb Tower.
  • A tank essentially negates the primary clash function of the Bomb Tower. You can brute force push with a tank and support. Make sure to space out your support or the Bomb aimed at the tank will splash onto the support.
  • P.E.K.K.A and Golem are especially good tankers against the Bomb Tower because they are so slow. By the time Golem reached the Bomb Tower, the life timer already depreciated in half.
  • Princess is also a great card to counter Bomb Tower. If your opponent Arrows your Princess, that’s okay as it’s an equal Elixir trade and your Princess still shot the Tower at least once.

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  • Narendra Choudhary

    Well which defensive building is good to counter hog freeze now

    • Sayrian

      Elixir collector… Also when the hog reaches the collector, deploy small troops such as spear goblins closer to the river, that way when they freeze, they have to decide whether to freeze your troops or the tower.
      If, however your troops do get frozen, eg. troops like musketeer and witch, don’t worry, because in that 5+ seconds of the freeze, you are gaining elixir, so just play a tanker and your opponent wont manage your counter push, Free Tower!

      • Narendra Choudhary

        Thanks sayrain

        • Sayrian

          No problem mate. Its skills like this that have led me to royal arena, (been hopping in and out though due to experimentation). Other than that, just play smart and you will get there

      • Will Potter

        Agree with you. Thank you very much buddy!

        • Brian

          can you find my a good arena 3 deck please?

          • Will Potter

            I have posted lots of great Arena 3 deck man xD

          • allen zheng

            Can you make an arena 7 deck with dual prince that isn’t with pekka or sparky?

          • Will Potter
          • allen zheng

            Thanks this deck looks amazing i’ll be sure to check it out

          • Will Potter

            Good luck mate!

    • Joseph P.

      Well if you play your hog freeze with maybe some spear or regular goblins you can take it out I can and I’m in arena 7 at lvl 8

    • Will Potter

      Bomb Tower, Tombstones, Elixir Collector,.. xD. Bomb Tower is still very good IMO!

  • azwan G5 .0

    Sooooooo,this Site has a full guide isn’t it?
    Good job,
    Now tell me how about to handle this owesome card!
    Omg,I have been beaten up with this,
    The legendary credit card….

    • Will Potter

      Just go to the bank and ask them for one!

  • I find minions the easiest and fastest way to counter the tower, especially since my minions are level 7! 😀

    • Will Potter

      Yes, this is very true, especially when they place it 2-3 tiles in front of the river xD