Best Ways to Counter Prince

Definitely Prince is the hardest troop to deal with for new players in Clash of Clans. Most new players don’t know how to counter Prince properly. No worries guys. Today Orange Juice is going to show you how to deal with him like a pro!

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How to counter Prince Like a Pro

Prince is potentially the strongest car you can en counter when first starting the game. If left alone, a Prince can  wreck a tower very fast. He is one of a few troops which can solo kill a Tower.


A lot of players don’t relize that Prince is technically as ranged troop as he has 2.5 attack range. Versus a melee troop, it will have to walk up to him. His first strike when charging does double the damage.

Clash Royale Prince Informaiton

  • Some players like using him as a mini tank since Arrows and Fireball are inffective.
  • Using Witch is a nice way to counter prince but only when you placed her properly. Don’t drop her too late or too far, otherwise she will die or your Tower will take a lot of damage. Drop your Witch immediately once your opponent drops his Prince. You may also want to drop her in front of your King’s Tower to prevent opponent from lightning/Fireball/Rocket her when your King is sleeping. Also, by doing this, your Witch will have enough time to sommon the second Skeleton wave before getting charged and be ready for the counter attack.
  • I always like dealing with Prince by using cheap cards such as Goblins, Skeletons, Tombstone,… and luring him to the middle. I recommend you reading my lure tips now.
  • You usually face Prince + Bomber combo in lower Arenas and it seems very hard to counter… You can separate them with a pull since Bomber is slower and has a further attack range than Prince. Prince will be distracted by your pull but Bomber doesn’t. If you have Fireball or Minions, use it to kill Bomber immediately while luring Prince.
  • Giant + Prince Combo? Use small troops to lure the Prince to the other lane!
  • If it’s too late to pull, you should use a cheap card in front of your Tower to pay more time. That way Prince won’t have enough distance to charge up and do double damage to your Tower.
  • Don’t forget that you can also pull him with defensive building cards and Tombstone is the most effective structure to counter the Prince. You want to time it to have at least 2 Skeleton waves. If it’s too late to lure him to the middle, drop your Tombstone in front of your Tower.
  • If you don’t have any small unit on your hand, you can still use tanky units such as Giant, Knight, Valkyrie, Skeleton Army.
  • You can use Huts to counter Prince but I don’t recommend dong this since it will give your opponent Elixir Advantage. But that’s great If you already had a Hut on the ground.
  • If the Prince already hit your Tower, don’t ignore otherwise you will lose a crown. You wan to use Musketeer, Spear Goblins, Goblins,… to take him down as soon as possible and also set up a counter attack.

Okay guys thanks for reading. Don’t forget to comment If you need help and share this with your friends If you found these tips helpful!

  • The swag D

    I can’t wait to open all my chests


    Hi Mr. Will. I want to ask a question, how to use x-bow? Is its only benefit shooting a tower and being destroyed after a couple of seconds??! I mean no more ways to use?

    • WestPKMN

      They are also good for defending against building spammers. If you see barbarian hut/goblin hut, place the x-bow in front of King;s Tower. Never use an X-bow to take out a tower unless you have troops or something else to defend it..

    • Will Potter

      Hello mate,
      Definitely the only purpose of using X-Bow is to destroy the Tower :D. I don’t see any other use of it at this time :D.

  • Yo Nik

    dude if u dont care much about ur 1 arena tower liitle HP then u can let it hit it once and then leave goblins which can easily kill it in seconds and give u a 3 elixir lead

  • Lexis

    Hi Will, I’ve a question. I’m currently in arena 5 and I’m trying to unlock the ice wizard, but I also want to move to arena 6 (you get more cards in arena 6 chests) and unlock new cards. So what should I do ? Should I stay in arena 5 where I have more chance to get the ice wizard or should I go to the next arena ?

    • Will Potter

      Hello Lexis,
      Just push your trophies! There is no reason to stay in a league for sure :D. Just push it when you can!

  • sothaticanpost

    I find valkyrie a great counter for prince. at level 3 she is able to hold the prince in place (and even supporting troops) for another unit to finish it off. it definitely gives you the counter push edge since valkyrie costs are cheaper.

  • Yoshin Kyung

    I find a lv. 4 Mini P.E.K.K.A is enough to take out a charging lv. 2 Prince with support from a Crown Tower. Very helpful, as she doesn’t have much other uses other than counters for ranged troops like Musketeer, where you can drop it right on them.

    • Will Potter

      Very nice. Thank you for sharing this buddy!

  • Addy Tan

    Barbs are great for countering prince!

    • Will Potter

      And for launching the counter attack!

  • Raymund Alcobendas

    Please give credit to the person that actually made this guide. Every part of this article was taken from the video you mentioned at the very end, top to bottom. You referenced the video, but you didn’t mention that you got all the ideas from that video, and it makes it sounds like you came up with the ideas. Yarn made this guide and it’s very helpful and full of valuable information. Give credit where credit is due.

    • Will Potter

      I mentioned it at the beginning of the post buddy. Many thanks!