Guards Guide

Clash Royale Guards


“ Three ruthless bone brothers with shields. Knock off their shields and all that’s left are three ruthless bone brothers.”

The Guards are unlocked from Arena 7 (Royal Arena). Guards are are an upgraded form of skeletons that spawn with shields and do increase damage.

Strategies for using Guards

Guards are a defensive card that specializes in absorbing hits and surrounding units. They are very weak offensively due to their slow speed and vulnerability to splash units. Due to this, it very easy to play Guards ineffectively. Although Guards can be easily used to take care of melee units, they can do much more. Heres some good ways to use Guards:

  • Guards can easily take care of splash units if used correctly. It is important to utilize their long-range and completely surround them. This prevents them from hitting more than one.
  • They can also be used to take care of tanks. They do a decent amount of damage but nowhere near a full-on swarm card.
  • For big units like Sparky and PEKKA, use Guards to absorb their attacks.

Example Decks for Guards

Deck #1

Clash Royale Baby DragonClash Royale BowlerClash Royale GuardsClash Royale Graveyard

Clash Royale Ice WizardClash Royale ExecutionerClash Royale TornadoClash Royale Freeze


Guards struggle against splash units, but especially Arrows since they knock their shields off then kill the Guards.

Best replacements for Guards

Guards can be replaced by other swarms units or tank killers.

Clash Royale Skeleton ArmyClash Royale Goblin GangClash Royale Barbarians