After the May update, Royal Giant has become very very popular due to the fact that it can outrange most defensive buildings in game with its 7-tile attack range. After 10 matches today, I faced this guy 5 times, even more than Hog Rider. As didn’t face this guy before, many players have found it very hard to counter and stop Royal Giant properly.
Today, I am going to show you some decent ways to counter Royal Giant!
How to counter Royal Giant in Clash Royale
Using Mini P.E.K.K.A: Play it 1 vs. 1 and your mini P.E.K.K.A can take down the Royal Giant very quickly and could deal some damage to the opponent’s Tower.
Using Inferno Tower: Do this reactively, once the Royal Giant has crosses the river, place it down 2 tiles from your King’s Tower, right when he is about to hit your Arena Tower so that it can hit the Royal Giant. Whether you combine it with Tower or not, that is always a positive Elixir trade.
Using Cannon: Place Cannon 3 tiles from the river and 1 tile from your Arena Tower as well as combine it with your small troops to take out Royal Giant quickly. Note: Don’t place your Tesla 4 tiles from the river because it just won’t be triggered!
Using Zap: Zap is definitely one of the most useful cards in game. If you miss your timing, once the Royal Giant locks on your Arena Tower, place a building down and Zap it, it will target your building right after that.
Using swarms: If you swarm Royal Giant with Minions, Goblins, Skeletons, Guards,… you will burst him down. Just be careful of Arrows!
Well placed Cannon: Your Cannon can tank a few hits from Royal Giant, you can also use some small troops to finish this faster but that is a good Elixir trade and you can use those Elixir for the counter push right after that.
Using Barbarians: Your Barbarians can kill the Royal Giant quickly without taking a single damage. Yes, the Royal Giant can hit your Tower few times but that’s Okay since it is pretty hard to completely protect your comprehensively. You can launch a counter push right after that using the pushing troop trick.
Minions + Zap would be a great to counter alone Royal Giant as most players don’t want to Zap/Arrows 3 Minions. You will take some damage for sure but it’s a good trade!
In addition, 3 Musketeers + Royal Giant is a pretty popular combo nowadays. The best way to deal with it is to use Rocket. Otherwise, Barbarians/Valkyrie + Freeze would work very well!
Royal Giant is not that OP truly. It is just because we didn’t face him enough before! You can see more details in Yarn’s video:
Do you have any idea to counter this guy? Please comment and help me improve this page!