This guide is going to be a rundown of ‘The Best Legendary Cards in Clash Royale’. The rankings will be based on several factors such as Utility, Place in the Meta, Efficiency and Usage Rate.
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Note: The rankings in this post are an outcome of personal opinions and views, coupled with statistical data and overall analysis. Take them with a grain of salt.
Choose The Best Legendary Cards For Your Decks!
Before talking about our Legendary cards, here are some basic tips for you:
- Don’t try to switch decks and build decks because of the Legendary you want to use. Instead, buy the one which fits your deck well.
- Know which Legendary card fits your deck archetype.
- How many Legendary cards do you really need? Remember that the more Legendary cards you have, the harder it will be to improve your deck level.
- Think twice before purchasing the Legendary card. Don’t spend 40,000 Gold for the Legendary which shows up first If you don’t really know how it fits your deck.
The Best Legendary Cards in Clash Royale
#17 – Royal Ghost
Royal Ghost once used to be a great legendary card. Currently, the only deck that uses it is the PEKKA Bridge Spam deck.
Royal Ghost’s painfully slow hit-speed makes him one of the least powerful cards in the meta. The only thing that he shines at is Swarm control but there are lot more viable options to clear swarms especially now that Arrows can kill Archers. Royal Ghost can still be used in Bridge Spam decks such as the Classic Battleram Bridge Spam, but his stats are outnumbered in paper by many other cards with similar utility. He’s apparently not in his best state right now.
A hit-speed increase and HP-buff by a small margin may revive him back to the meta.
Usage Rate: 5.32% (Source: Link)
To know more about the card and the decks that uses it, click here.
#16 – Fisherman
Fisherman used to be at the top of charts when it was first released in August of 2019. It had ridiculously strong stats for just 3 Elixir.
After a series of three nerfs by Supercell during September, October and November of 2019, Fisherman took a bad hit and his usage dropped down by more than half. Currently, it is most popularly used in the Royal Hog Deck with Magic Archer and Valkyrie.
With one of the unique mechanics in the game, this card deserves the meta spot. Damage and hook speed buff might help him revive.
Usage Rate: 2.97% (Source: Link)
#15 – Ram Rider
Although Ram Rider is still used in popular decks like spam decks and miner poison decks, the snare reduction nerf reduced her usage rates and utility potential in the meta.
A slight 8-10% increase to her snare movement speed can help her get back to the game.
Usage Rates: 9.07% (Source: Link)
Know more about this card here!
#14 – Princess
Princess is and has always been a staple in Log-Bait decks. Undoubtedly she is one of the most balanced cards in the game. Her long-ranged fiery arrows can easily work on clearing swarms.
But because she is used only in Log-bait decks, her versatility is greatly affected. This makes her a choice only for Logbait decks, at least in the current meta and hence the rank. Feel free to use her in your own decks, even if it isn’t Logbait – Princess is a pretty good card to use overall.
Usage Rate: 9.96%
To learn more about Princess, click here.
13 – Lumberjack
More than versatility, Lumberjack is here just for his raw strength.
What really makes him strong is the fact that he is a threat before AND after he dies. He can deal tons of damage with that insane speed and good damage or can die and drop the rage so that the remaining troop wreck havoc on your tower.
But what keeps him lower on the list is the fact that Mini PEKKA replaces him on the meta due to the prevalence of Elixir Golem, which Mini PEKKA counters better. Almost every deck that uses Lumberjack now uses Mini PEKKA.
As the meta changes after frequent balance changes, thanks to Supercell, Lumberjack should find his way back to the meta again. A resurgence to remember!
Usage Rate: 12.29%
Learn more about him here.
#12 – Inferno Dragon
Inferno Dragon is one of the best tank-killers in the game. What makes it stand out from other tank killers is the ease with which it can shift from defense to offense.
In the current meta, it is used in a variety of decks, predominantly with Lava Hound and Bridge Spam decks.
The nerf that made him knockable decreased his usage rates and strength, since Fireball is and will be a popular spell choice.
Usage Rate: 10.32%
Learn more about the card here.
#11 – Sparky
She ain’t the #trashcanonwheels anymore.
Sparky is a pretty strong card, however the high skill-high reward factor is the reason she falls a bit behind.
Many people, have found success using her with Goblin Giant Zap Bait decks.
Giant works as well, but Goblin Giant performs the role better as a tank due to the Spear Goblins on his back.
She is also pretty good on defense as the 1100 damage electric blast isn’t something that most troops can withstand.
Usage Rate: 7.17%
#10 – Mega Knight
Mega Knight is at a decent place in the meta because of PEKKA not being used much.
MK is a popular choice in lower ladder too. It is a great counter to high-leveled Elite Barbarians and can easily clear swarms.
More importantly, the fact that he can counter Elixir Golem and Wallbreakers, two of the most popular used cards in the meta, is what gives him a good position in the game.
Usage Rate: 13.68%
To know more about Mega Knight and decks with him, click here.
#9 – Ice Wizard
The wizard from the north sees decent usage and in my opinion, is in a pretty balanced spot right now.
He shines on defense due to his slowdown ability, especially when coupled with Tornado. Since he lacks in damage, it is recommended to use another card like a Splash unit, a hard hitter or even a building.
It can be used in a variety of decks but seen in X-bow, Balloon and Graveyard decks.
Usage Rate: 10.77%
Learn more here.
#8 – Bandit
With the unique dash mechanic (with invulnerability), she can be tricky to counter, especially with the right support (Spells, rush cards, splash troops).
She has a lot of potential on defense as she can absorb a hit without any damage, and owing to the dash, there are loads of things that you can do. On offense, she is always a threat as a bridge spam card and can be punishing when you are down on elixir.
Usage Rate: 11.11%
Learn more about Bandit here.
#7 – Lava Hound
One of the popular tanks in the game right now.
One of the main reasons for her dominance is the strong place the flying support cards (Mega Minion, Flying Machine, the Dragon Trinity) are in.
Executioner, being buffed, has dropped down Lava Hound’s position in the meta, not to mention the popularity of Tornado and Magic Archer.
Usage Rate: 5.80%
Learn more about this card here.
#6 – Graveyard
Graveyard is in a relatively good spot in the meta right now.
It is a pretty good choice for a win condition. Decks like Splashyard, PEKKA Furnace Graveyard, IceWiz-DarkPrince Graveyard and even Giant Skeleton Graveyard are getting popular.
Tornado synergizes super well with almost all Graveyard decks, and Tornado is at a great spot right now. This makes Graveyard and Graveyard decks a safe deck to use, be it for ladder or challenges.
Usage Rate: 6.16%
Learn more about Graveyard here.
#5 – Electro Wizard
Electro Wizard is a pretty good support card in the game.
His forked stun is useful in countering the Inferno Dragons while spawn zap can help defend against swarms.
He has been replaced in certain decks by the Electro Dragon resulting in a bit decline in usage.
He can be used in PEKKA decks, Miner Poison decks as well as in Fireball bait.
Usage Rate: 16.59%
Read more about Electro Wizard here.
#4 – Night Witch
And at #4 is the Night Witch.
She has a strong win and usage rate, and unlike in those days when she was used exclusively in Golem Beatdown Decks, she is now popular among other strong decks too!
Thanks to the buff to Night Witch, she spawns 4 bats after she dies. Prior to that buff, Night Witch was not even in the top ten of this list.
Will she receive a nerf in the next balance update? It’s up to you to speculate! Let us know in the comments below!
Usage Rate: 16.1%
Win Rate: 52%
Know more about the card here.
#3 – Miner
Miner is the most versatile legendary in the game right now, being used in almost all deck archetypes.
The ability to be placed anywhere in the arena is great for sniping of those Princess and Musketeers, taking out buildings, tanking for support troops after your primary tank dies…there are so many possibilities!
The nerf to the miner certainly hurt his damage, but he continues to be an effective tank.
Usage Rate: 16.57%
Read more here.
#2 – The Log
With the advent of Barbarian Barrel and Snowball, the popularity of The Log had taken a hit but has made a sort of comeback with the nerfs to Barbarian Barrel.
Not as much of necessity in decks as it was in its prime, the fact that Log Bait ain’t seen might also play a role.
It is can be used in basically any deck, it is that versatile, however, the other two elixir spells sometimes perform the role better (as Zap does in Beatdown and Snowball in aerial decks).
Usage Rate: 22.70%
Read more about The Log here.
#1 – Magic Archer
Magic Archer definitely deserves the #1 spot in the list. It is, without any doubt, one of the fun legendary cards to play, and also one of the most difficult to play right.
A good Magic Archer player must know the proper positioning and placements for the card so as to successfully pull of those ‘geometrical’ alignment moves. This card boasts a ton of utility and is easily becoming one of the most efficient cards in the entire game for how much he can do.
Since Supercell believes that high skill cards should be better than low-skill ones like Wizard, they have held back on nerfing the Magic Archer. Also, some players believe his strength originates from the cards around him, but this claim has now proven to be false.
Usage Rate: 13.98%
Best Clash Royale Legendary Cards Ranking:
Here is the final rankings for The Best Legendary Cards in Clash Royale:
- Magic Archer
- The Log
- Night Witch
- Electro Wizard
- Lava Hound
- Ice Wizard
- Mega Knight
- Inferno Dragon
- Ram Rider
- Royal Ghost
That’s all folks! Hope you all liked reading this post.
Be sure to express your opinions and state your Legendary Card rankings down in the comments section!