Skeleton Barrel – Best Tips for UsingSkeleton Barrel
Basics about the Skeleton Barrel
Skeleton Barrel is a common Card which targets buildings, costing 3 elixir and unlockable from Builder’s Workshop (Arena 6).
Once destroyed, the barrel spawns 8 Skeletons on the ground, dealing lots of damage. The level of Skeletons deployed is equal to the level of the Skeleton Barrel.
In simple words, in comparison with other cards, Skeleton Barrel is a combination of Goblin Barrel and Battle Ram, as in that the Barrel acts as a shield for the Skeletons as the Ram does for the Barbarians but it doesn’t deal any damage when it comes in contact with a building or if it drops to the ground like the Goblin Barrel.
|Cost||Speed||Deploy Time||Target||Skeleton Count||Transport|
|3||Medium (60)||1 sec||Buildings||x8||Air|
|Level||Hitpoints||Death Damage||Skeleton level|
Best Tips for Using Skeleton Barrel
Best cards to play with the Skeleton Barrel
Best counters to the Skeleton Barrel
On its own, it isn’t really strong as you can just let it reach your tower and then quickly Zap/Log/Arrows the Skeletons.
However, when used with other cards (mainly Tanks and Mini-Tanks) it becomes a lot more threatening. So remember to always use it along with other cards.
It is a pretty cheap card and if you get yourself a cheaper deck in Draft, you can use it many times and can out-cycle their spells so the Skeleton Barrel could deals lot of potential damage.
Don’t underestimate the Skeletons! At Tournament Standard, each Skeleton deals 67 dmg per second so the 8 together can deal 536 damage per second!! This can be devastating if they linger on for even a few seconds.
It can synergise very well with tanks like Giant, Golem, Lava Hound, PEKKA and Mega Knight or even Hog Rider, sort of taking Balloon’s place as a Secondary win-conditions in those decks. This creates a Dual layered Push, where the tank acts as a shield for the barrel to reach the tower. While protected, the barrel can easily melt it down in seconds.
The Skeleton Barrel also works well with Miner.
First send the Barrel and then the Miner. When the Barrel is tanking damage, the Miner can chip away the tower. Once the Barrel is destroyed, the Tower immediately re-targets the Miner, which now tanks for the Skeletons.
Graveyard may be a good card to couple with Skeleton Barrel!
This is because the Barrel can tank for Graveyard a few seconds. And after its death, the Skeletons from the Graveyard as well as the Barrel can damage together (24 Skeletons in all, 1608 damage in all, just a statistic, won’t be seen most of the time in battle).
Adding a Tank or Mini-tank say Knight or Ice Golem can increase the strength of the push a lot!
Spell Bait Cards
It has the ability do well in Spell Bait decks as the Skeletons add another card as a Bait Element.
Bait cards are pretty OP in draft battles since it is not guaranteed to have spells in your decks.
On defense, it really doesn’t have much capabilities
It can be use against air targeting Troops to distract them while your Crown Tower does the work of killing it (For example, vs Mega Minion or Inferno Dragon).
Say your opponent rushes with Giant + Musketeer, you can definitely use Skeleton Barrel in this case. Let the Musketeer kill the Barrel, use a cheap tank to distract the Musketeer and you can easily deal with the push.
Basically, on defense its use is just like Battle Ram, the only difference is that it works only against Air Targeting troops.
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Place-claimers sucks! <3
SECOND DIFFERENT PERSON TO COMMENT! (although I am excited for this challenge!)
Have you noticed I have been gone?
I actually never seen u before xD
I like the all skeleton themed rewards. Excited for the skeleton barrel, hopefully i get the 9 wins. Might try in a Spell bait deck if unlocked.
I am not going to use it.
i have a feeling that lavaloon will have a come back when this card is released
and miner could become a super popular card and dominate the meta
Nah more like Lava Miner
Ya cuz miner synergizes with skelly barrel
Actually with fm and skele barrel,a new type of airfecta will be shown
Ayy 10 Gems entry! So I can do 130 tries! I want Skeleton Barrelllll!
Sorry but this is not confirmed yet. I think it’s gonna be 50 Gems
Damn, 50 gems??? Usually it’s one free entry then 100 gems after
It depends on the rewards tho 😀
If it’s 50 gems I only have 2 shots 🙁
there will probs be a free entry, so 3 shots(unless u counted that already)
i would only have 1 shot cuz i have like 30 gems
Id think it’s 50 gems
Supercell should be super generous If it’s only 10 Gems for this!
i think it should be 10, 20, or 25 gems lol
i have 1000 gems just from saving
What are the stats at certain levels?
Not sure yet…
I love all of the rewards that are included, with all of the skeleton themed cards. Well played SuperCell!!
My one complaint: Instead of witch why isn’t there a bomber?
For more epics?
Yea I hate witch
I have multiple I think they should add bomber, more skeleton barrels, and at 12 wins, a graveyard!
Awesome, thanks for the whole diagram thingy!
Interesting; It has as much health as a support unit…
It has the same amount of HP as an equal leveled regular barbarian
This is to cool! Can’t wait!
It lasts until Thursday night
rip goblin barrel as the only barrel card on the game
I still think the Goblin Barrel will be powerful because you can place that anywhere on the map.
tru. can’t wait to put it in my sparky zap bait deck
Once Barbarian barrel comes out we get a trio:
Goblin Barrel: Goblins that spawn anywhere
Skeleton Barrel: Skeletons spawn from a balloon
Barbarian Barrel: Barbarians roll out!
am i the only one to think of transformers for the barbarian barrel
ONE barbarian rolls out
Lol,new meta:barrel trifecta
hello to a new zap bait meta… ;(
3rd no one claimed
4th no one claimed
5th no one claimed
Radioactive claimed 5th dude
spooky scary skeletons
Send shivers down your spine! Their shrieking skulls will shock your soul, and seal your doom tonight!
And if we play a game with them and lose, they will take our heads!
not take out heads, but steal our skin and we are one of them
Noooooo I’m late! 🙁
maybe the skeleton barrel might resemble the drop ship in clash of clans
Do a barrel roll
lol that meme
I thought the skeleton barrel didn’t roll lol
why? is it cuz you find your own stupidity amusing?
this actually made me laugh lol
no bomber WTH not that I care…
poll (sry bout that larry): skeletons, goblins, or bats? i vote SKELETONS
bats are already op
skeleton of course
YEAAA, (cuz I use the tower tornadoes deck with arrows instead of log)
The 4th larry got added to gy
i remember that they removed the 4th larry the first time, then added it back after skeleton army or was it graveyard i can’t remember was nerf, then removed it again for the same reason
gobs and bats
damn, if only it was like the MK challenge where you were able to make your own deck with the skeleton barrel, then i would’ve made a lava miner poison deck
Lightning is a lot more variable in lava hound decks than poison, because inferno.
you can use skeleton barrel to distract it, plus u have miner as a 2nd win con
Well they would probably zap, so…
well then miner chips away and u can make some pro B-Rad plays
the point of lava miner isn’t to keep the hound alive
Well then late lightning so the pups don’t die
lightning just sucks in general right now
If that was so you would probably have 3 win cons, all have synergy with each other!
Skeleton barrel + miner
Skeleton barrel + lava hound
Miner + lava hound
All these have synergy
You can also do
Skeleton barrel + lava hound + miner
Spooky Scary Skeletons
This was really important…
Damn you ca’t win any gold besides from finishing challenge. So many epics and commons and rares to win tho!
they are really useless except balloon and maybe skarmy/skeletons
wait it isn’t random?!
new poll : what rare card do you think should never have been introduced to the game? I think wizard (hate him so much, reks my deck)
mega minion. So adaptive and strong for a glass cannon
mega minion, CR right before it was at it’s peak
None actually,everyone of them is balanced.Well not all of them
I can’t think of any
bro i love wizard how can u show so much hate 🙁 (no offense just kidding)
3 muskets cuz they dededestroy so many of my decks
E-Wiz is just always in meta
That’s not a rare…
No electro wizard is a legendary
…. he is a rare, just check a photo shopped picture.
the flying machine does basically nothing that the mega minion itself cant do seeing the only difference is one has range but whenever you fly you already have an advantage over some units range doesnt really give any benefit as most of the cards that can hit are ranged as well
flying machine good in skill hound decks tho
what can it do that mega minion cant do factoring in the much better price and dps
Long range and better hit speed for 1 more elixir doesn’t seem worth it, and it does die to fireball. I don’t think it does enough damage to replace MM
yeah its an easy trade card and really has problems to spells as these cards tend to clump up
the range alows it to lock on faster to stuff like muskies is can outrange them
muski is still gonna wreck it in the long run also muski by itself doesnt really happen that much
Hey,I thought skele barrel deals damage
Oh Supercell forgot to put the graveyard in as 13-wins reward!
6/2 wish me luck guys
i got it. its only level 6 tho
Great tips and thanks for taking the time to pick out a few combos involving various draft choices. Looking forward to having a go after work today!
bomb tower *sigh*…
I don’t care. He still took the time to find it and post it.
i went 9-1 first try
rewards are trash
they should give you 50 barrels at 6 wins, then a graveyard at 9 wins
And Bomber instead of witch
Got crappy choices for draft. Only got 1 win 🙁
Currently 2-0, I really want Skele barrel
YES I WENT 9-2!!!
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Lost 4-3 in the first time, won 9-2 after a 3-2 start.
I found that the best way to use skeleton barrel is as a distraction.
It works great against Inferno Tower and any other single target troops.
Here’s my strategy: Send the skeleton barrel first, then your win condition. The barrel tanks for your win condition, then when the tower targets your win condition, the skeletons deal a lot of damage if ignored(so does your win condition). 1 elixir skeletons counter the barrel as well(with tower help), just make sure the barrel pops about 3-4 tiles away from the crown tower. While the barrel has a nice bait aspect to it, it’s just too weak healthwise to be a win condition, and I couldn’t really find a place for it in spell bait decks. However I think it works great in minerloon(miner+balloon) and beatdown decks(golem, giant, pekka, lavahound, etc.) I’m currently working on a minerloon guide with the skeleton barrel myself. One more thing: it can be placed at the bridge as an opening move. If ignored it does a lot of damage.
Beat it in three tries.
9-0 ez match