Top 8 Clash Royale Strategy Tips for Winning!

For those wanting to push their gameplay to the next level, here are some great Clash Royale strategy tips to do so.

Making use of these strategies is essential to enhancing your skills and improving your fundamentals.

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Top 3 Clash Royale Strategies for All Players!

Strategic Tip #1: Patience Is Key!

Move not unless you see an advantage; use not your troops unless there is something to be gained; fight not unless the position is critical.Sun Tzu, The Art of War

This strategy definitely depends on your deck, but if you are playing a heavier one, like Golem, it is very helpful to wait for your opponent to make the first move.

Patience Is Key
Patience Is Key!

This gives you a couple of advantages:




  1.  Decreases the time until double Elixir, where heavier decks are the most powerful.
  2. It allows you to respond to any plays that your opponent makes.
  3. Prevents you from being quickly countered. A great example of this is playing a Golem in the back. If your opponent is smart, they will quickly push the opposite lane, and you will have little elixir to defend.

On the contrary, if you are playing a cheaper deck that thrives in single elixir, you want to start the game relatively early. A perfect example of this is bait. The best CR strategy for these decks is to wait a couple of seconds, then make a safe play. This allows for you to see if your opponent plays right at 10 elixir, then react, or start the match early.

Strategic Tip #2: Learn How To Count Elixir

Counting cards is incredibly useful because it tells you when the best time for you to push is. Although counting cards seems very hard at the beginning, it can be reduced down to some pretty simple concepts.

When counting cards, it is crucial to count whether or not you have the advantage, not every single card.

Here are some examples:

Your opponent plays a Clash Royale Musketeer Musketeer and you Clash Royale fireball Fireball it immediately. This is a neutral trade.

You play a Clash Royale Hog Rider Hog Rider and your opponent defends with a Clash Royale Cannon Cannon. You are now at -1 elixir.

These calculations become much more complex when you factor in units that are leftover from earlier pushes.

A good way to make it a little easier is to wait until both players are recouping their elixir. When this is happening, you can assume that both are back at equal, and if they play a card before 10, you know that you are behind.

Card counting can take a while to pick up but can be incredibly useful once you get the hang of it.

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Strategic Tip #3: Know When to Stop Pushing

It can be very tempting to contribute to your push with an additional support if you have an elixir lead.

However, making these plays are typically what ends the advantage you have.

It is crucial to not put similar troops together, as this makes your opponent’s job incredibly easy.

Adjusting your deck can also be an easy way to combat this issue. A great example of this is decks with multiple wizards or dragons. All of these cards can be countered easily by themselves, and even easier when together.

I hope you enjoyed this guide and find these Clash Royale strategies helpful. Let us know what you think about these tips in the comments below.

5 Advanced Clash Royale Strategy Tips

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It can be easy to start playing Clash Royale on a per interaction basis. While this strategy can be effective in lower arenas, it quickly becomes crucial to think about the big picture.

1. What is the opponent’s deck?

If you know your opponent’s decks, you would win every single battle in Clash Royale with ease.

Knowing the cards your opponent is should be the thing you want to do at the start of every battle. And we will discuss all about it in this article.

If you don’t know the most popular Clash Royale decks of the current meta gane, you will have a lot of troubles.

You always want to know what is your opponent’s deck and how to counter the cards.

There are 2 ways to figure out the deck list.

You can just wait for them to play all of the 8 cards out and remember all of those cards in your mind while playing. This strategy is very difficult, especially for people who have bad memory like me haha.

The other strategy is to just remember the key cards. For example, if your opponent is running Mini P.E.K.K.A, you don’t need to remember their other counters to your Hog Rider.

The easiest way to know is when your opponents are using meta decks. And you have remembered every single meta deck of Clash Royale, right?

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2. Bait Strategy

Understanding whether the opponent is playing a bait deck early helps you predict the win-conditions of the opponents and assign specific counters to them.

You might think I am talking about bait strategy like log bait here. But it isn’t.

You probably notice that even decks like Golem decks often have a bait card. You want to find out the bait cards they have and always keep the counters in your hand.

It’s extremely important to figure out the bait strategies your opponents have right at the beginning of the battle.

If you use your best counter card and then they hit you hard with the bait card, you will be crying just because you were too eager to play your “hard-counter”.

You want to plan out the most efficient ways to deal with those bait cards. And this would be easy if they are using a meta deck like the one below:

Clash Royale PrincessClash Royale The LogClash Royale Ice SpiritClash Royale Goblin Barrel
Clash Royale Goblin GangClash Royale RocketClash Royale KnightClash Royale Inferno Tower

3. Can they counter my win-condition?

No need to say, your opponents always have some sort of counters to your win-conditions.

They can be hard-counters like Rocket vs Sparky or something more flexible like Goblin Gang vs Hog Rider.

Knowing the cards your opponents will use to counter your win-condition allows you to respond fast and deal more damage. Or even sometime, you can predict it and make a “wow” move.

Try to ask yourself what is the opponent’s counter to your cards at the start of the game helps you play easier for the entire match. The sooner you can figure it out, the more damage you can deal.

There are two strategies for this: You can strengthen your push or you can make a predictive move.

Adding cards to support your win-condition and disrupt the opponent’s defensive strategy. For example, we usually support the Hog Rider with Ice Golem in case the opponent uses Minions, this makes them Zap-able so you will be able to counter the counter. The best time to do this is when your push is about to cross the river.

Meanwhile, the best time to make a prediction is when your cards have already crossed the river.

Use the same example as above, but this time you can use Fireball to counter the Minions while dealing some extra damage to the Tower.

4. What’s the best Clash Royale strategy to counter the opponent’s win condition?

Now, let’s talk about defense.

You want to counter the opponent’s win-condition and this is pretty similar to the strategies we mentioned above.

You want to know their win-conditions right from the beginning of the game so that you can counter it the entire battle with the best cards you have. And you want to keep that counter card in your hand all the time to counter their win condition immediately for the minimal damage taken. Unless they use Rocket.

Again, if the opponents use meta decks, it will help you a lot!

If you see a Musketeer & Skeletons at the back, you know that you want to save your Tornado…

Once you have known their win-conditions, keep in mind that they are also trying to counter your counters.

You want to switch up your counters so that your opponents cannot make a predictive move or to counter their bolstering pushes easier. If you don’t have better choice, you can try to change the placements of your cards on defending.

These two strategies make the tricks your opponents wanting to use less effective, giving you more time to react properly.

When countering predictive cards, delay your placements a bit. This trick works very well. Your opponents will sometimes miss the spells and get raged :D.

5. Punish or Invest?

When you have a huge elixir advantage, you might ask yourself this.

Basically, if your win-condition is more expensive than the opponent’s, place it at the back and then start building up a huge push rather than placing it right at the bridge.

If your win-condition is less expensive, you can wait for them to play their card then make a move right at the bridge of the opposite lane.

Hopefully, you have found this Clash Royale strategy guide helpful! Feel free to comment down below If you have any question. Cheers!




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