Clash Royale Dart Goblin – Best Tips and Strategies

Dart Goblin is still one of the most underrated cards in Clash Royale. Thus, in this guide, we are going to show you its best uses so maybe you can give him a special slot in your deck!

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Clash Royale Dart Goblin – Basic Information


  • The Dart Goblin is unlocked from Arena 9 (Jungle Arena).
  • He is a ranged, single target troop with low HP but insane attack speed.
CostHit SpeedSpeedDeploy TimeRangeTargetCountTransportTypeRarity
30.65 secVery Fast (120)1 sec6.5Air & Groundx1GroundTroopRare


What’s up guys, RohanReigns here and today I’ll be talking about one of the underrated cards in the game, the Dart Goblin. But luckily, Dart Goblin is slowly getting popularity especially in PEKKA decks.

In my opinion, Dart Goblin is a really useful card and can assist you greatly while defending or attacking.

Let’s look at his stats at tournament standard:

HPDamageDPSHit SpeedSpeedRangeDeploy Time
216931430.65 secVery Fast (120)6.51 sec

So here are some of the reasons why Dart Goblin, I think, is a pretty good card:

It is insanely fast!

Take it as a mini-xbow that moves!

It has amazing attack speed and very fast movement speed which makes it a usable card to slowly demolish mini-tanks like Knight and Valkyrie.

Dart Goblin synergizes very well with Ice Spirit and can kill glass canons like Musketeer and Ewiz safely. Also it can counter Skeleton Army and even Goblin Gang. Use it behind a tank while attacking and watch your opponent panic if he doesn’t have proper counters in hand.

It has got incredible range!

Slightly lesser range than Princess, Dart Goblin is excellent at defending as it can attack the units safely, without getting targeted.

He can’t be zapped but can be logged and arrowed. So it’s always better to place him down in front of King’s Tower while defending. This increases the chances of your opponents misplacing the spell and activating the King’s Tower as a result. Though this may happen rarely, placing him there is never a bad idea.

You can even place him far behind your Arena Tower where it can’t be logged.

That being said, Dart Goblin is a very good card as a defensive support.

It forces your opponent to react.

Although Dart Goblin do very little damage to the arena towers, he is a very good starting hand. Use him directly at the bridge and he will have already hit some few shots and died before your opponent could place his knight or any other card.

It’s more better to use him when you think your opponent is low in elixir, especially with a cheap tank like Ice Golem. This forces your opponent to use some elixir to defend and sometimes can make your opponent overcommit.

He is a cheap chip master!

Especially when he is leveled up. He does decent chip damage per deployment which may be sometimes crucial for winning. When paired with Miner, he is more than a chip card, he can wreck down a tower!

He is a spell-bait expert!

He perfectly fits in a spell-bait deck to bait your opponent’s log or arrows.

One easier way to bait their spell is by placing him behind a cheap tank like a Knight or a Ice Golem. It retargets units really quickly and switch from attacking a unit to the Tower instantly just like X-Bow.

So, most of the times, your opponent will use his spell to counter him because of how annoying he is!

Here is an example of a spell-bait deck with DG: Knight, Princess, Inferno Tower, Dart Goblin, Goblin Barrel, Goblin Gang, Rocket. (Wait, only 7 Cards here RohanReigns!!)


So guys, these were some of the specialities which makes Dart Goblin a usable card, especially in the current meta, where Graveyard and Night Witches are abundant.

Synergies with Dart Goblin:

Here are some useful and popular synergies with Dart Goblin:

Miner + Dart Goblin:

If your opponent decides to ignore the Dart Goblin even for some seconds, he will already have dealt some good damage on the tower.

Use this combo when you have generated some PEA(Positive Elixir Advantage ) and your opponent is low on elixir.

Any Tank + Dart Goblin:

While defending, knight+DG works well and so does Ice Golem+DG. PEKKA Dart Goblin deck is quite popular these days as that deck contains PEKKA, Battle Ram and Baby Dragon, which can tank for Dart Goblin while he whittles down hitpoints.

Hog + Dart Goblin:

Usually when your opponent counters your hog with an Inferno Tower, Hog+DG can help take that Inferno down quickly and this allows your hog to do some hits on their tower.

And if your opponent places down a troop like Musketeer or a Wizard to counter your hog, your Dart Goblin can take that unit down or can severly damage it.

Sometimes your opponent may place down a Inferno Tower early. In that case you can use your Dart Goblin to safely snipe that Inferno Tower from across the river.


Honestly I love this card since it was released and I like to use him in my decks, especially in spell-bait Miner decks. He is really a good card in my opinion and is super annoying too! Here’s the end of this post. If I’ve missed anything, include it in the comment section below!

Peace out! Clash on!

Yarn’s Section

(A bit obsolete)

The Dart Goblin has one fastest load-times In Clash Royale, meaning he can lock onto a new target very fast. When left alone, he can deal 400 damage to the Arena Tower. When at 1-shot HP, he still can do 200 damage (2 hits) to the Arena Tower If left alone.

Dart Goblin has an insane attack range, which is just a bit shorter than the Princess, 6.5 tiles, which is similar to the Royal Giant. He can outrange most Towers in Clash Royale, including the Inferno Tower.

At Tournament Standards, he has exact same HP as the Princess. He doesn’t die to Zap but Arrows and The Log.

On defense, with the help of the Arena Tower and his insane attack speed, he can easily deal with these cards: Mega Minion, Skeleton Army, Balloon, Knight, Valkyrie, Musketeer, Fire Spirits, Ice Wizard, Minions, Bomber, Guards, Witch, Mini P.E.K.K.A, Lumberjack, Wizard, Electro Wizard, Sparky.

He is also excellent against Graveyard. If your opponent uses Ice Golem to soak damage for the Graveyard, use your Ice Golem too to distract all of the Skeletons while your Dart Goblin is picking them up one by one.

Dart Goblin + Ice Golem is going to be one of the best combos to deal with Elite Barbarians. Use Ice Golem to kite Elite Barbarians to the opposite lane while your Dart Goblin is hitting them hardly in front of the King’s Tower. If your opponent sends in a huge Elite Barbarians push, you should take a look at this guide for more details!

Dart Goblin is so good in chip cycle deck. Ice Spirit + Dart Goblin can easily deal 1000 damage to the Tower. This is so devastating combo so you will need to react asap If you get attacked by it. However, this combo is very easy to counter.

Ice Spirit is the best counter to Dart Goblin. He tanks 2 hits from the Dart Goblin and freezes it for 1.5s.

Since Dart Goblin can 1 hit Fire Spirit, he is also a great Furnace killer. If your opponent places the Furnace in a bad spot, your Dart Goblin can easily take it out from your side.

Thus, consider place your defensive building 5 tiles from the river.

If your opponent places his defensive Tower 4 tiles from the river, place your Dart Goblin like the gif below so It won’t get hit by the Tower:

However, you will want to place your Dart Goblin like this to bypass the Tesla and hit the Tower:

Tombstone is probably going to vanish from the meta since Dart Goblin + Ice Golem is enough to deal with tons of popular pushes.

All of the information CRA used in this article was shared by Yarn from OJ. You should watch the video below for more details:

What do you think about the Dart Goblin guys?

Will you give him a special slot in your deck?