How to Strategically Upgrade Cards in Clash Royale

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How to Strategically Upgrade Cards in Clash Royale

The whole Clash Royale gameplay is about upgrading cards but do you really know when should you upgrade cards and which ones should you upgrade? Today, I am going to show you some supyonamesjosh’s opinions about this topic. They are very helpful and I strongly believe they can help you somehow!

How to Strategically Upgrade Cards in Clash Royale
How to Strategically Upgrade Cards in Clash Royale

How to Strategically Upgrade Cards

Which cards should I upgrade?

First, you should answer these 2 questions:

  1. Why do you want to upgrade the Clash Royale card?
  2. Why do you upgrade any card?

And consider 2 Clash Royale points:

  1. Clash Royale Gold is limited, not your cards.
  2. Gold costs are identical for identical card rarity/level upgrades.

Now, I am going to show you which are the best Clash Royale cards for you to spend your Gold on.

If you are not using a Clash Royale card, just don’t upgrade it

Don’t ever waste your Clash Royale Gold! It is precious! If you upgrade your Freeze Spell for no reason, it’s such a big waste. Don’t do that my Clash Royale friends. Just wait until you really need Clash Royale card or at least when you need some more XP to reach the next level (but don’t do that If it takes thousands).

Not all Clash Royale upgrades are equal

The most important factor in deciding which cards to upgrade.

How will the upgrade compare to your Clash Royale opponent’s counters? For example:

How about If there isn’t any hard counters to the Clash Royale cards I am considering?

Nice question! Let’s take a look at this example, assuming that I am going to upgrade either Spear Goblins or Royal Giant:

Spear Goblins: Level 8 to 9 Royal Giant: Level 8 to 9
HP 100 (+10) HP 2316 (+228)
Damage 46 (+4) Damage 144 (+15)
DPS 35 (+3) DPS 96 (+10)

Most Clash Royale players will think Royal Giant upgrade a slam dunk one, yes it is, but you will want to consider these things:

  • The provided numbers are for a single Spear Goblin, not all 3 Spear Goblins. In real life, you are getting +9 damage change.
  • While Clash Royale Royal Giant can’t be placed in almost any deck, Spear Goblins can, they are extremely versatile and you literally can use them during the whole game.
  • While Royal Giant may be getting nerfed in the future, I don’t think that Clash Royale Spear Goblins will share the same fate. Upgrading Royal Giant to a high level is a riskier move.

Which cards in my Clash Royale deck should I upgrade?

You should upgrade all of them. Yes, every single one.

If you are only upgrading cards you are using, you will have a deck of fully upgraded cards.

Now, once you have a nice Clash Royale deck, you should:

  1. Constantly request a Clash Royale card and upgrade it to beat counters. Some great choices for you at here are Goblins (can’t be killed by Zap low level) and Zap (can kill Minion Hordes at 2 levels above).
  2. Upgrade the rest of your decks to Clash Royale tournament required levels ( Commons level 9, Rares level 7, Epics level 4, Legend level 1). You will want to be ready with a tournament competitive deck.
  3. Pick a second card to upgrade above counters (I recommend choosing Spells such as Zap to kill Minion Horde, Arrows to kill Princess,…).
  4. Start working on a versatile Clash Royale card or a card which is pivotal in your deck. For example, request Spear Goblins (which can be put in almost any deck) or Hog Rider (the main damage dealer of all Hog Rider decks).
Princess and Ice Wizard - 2 best Legendaries in Clash Royale!
Princess and Ice Wizard – 2 best Legendaries in Clash Royale!

When should I purchase a Clash Royale Legendary from Shop?

Question: Why should I buy Legendary?
Answer: … Because it is Legendary!

This is obviously a good choice, but, 40k Gold in Clash Royale is such a difficult decision. I think I should outline 2 rules for you first and I think you should follow them. If you don’t fit either, It’s up to you!

  1. Always buy a Legendary If you find it extremely hard to stay in Legendary Arena without the card. If you are in a super long losing streak and only a Legendary card can help you stay there, just but it. Legendary is just so juicy, it will help you a ton!
  2. Don’t buy any Legendary card If your main deck isn’t fully upgraded to the Clash Royale tournament caps. 40k Gold is just a lot! It’s better to spend them on the cards of your best deck!

Okay guys so that’s everything I want to share with you today. Hopefully you have enjoyed this small Clash Royale guide. Good luck further my friends!