Hey guys! Its Blaze back with another guide for you all!
A few weeks ago there was a guide on Tips for lower arena players by Megasweep. However, even though the guide was quite good, some points were missing so basically, I will be talking about things @Megasweep didn’t mention.
Top Basic Tips for New Players
The main reason for this guide is that I recently started a 2nd account and I felt that the skill level of all the players I battle and the ones in the clans I join is extremely low.
Well partly the feeling is because I am a 4k+ player and have more experience but still they have less skill if I compare to the period when I was at that stage.
So, what I want to say is that the game has become easier for the lower plays (better chance of getting legendary cards, more cards from chest due to more chest varieties, more card types and new cards for better and stronger decks,etc.) but they don’t utilize it. Hopefully, this guide helps them.
This part is very important because a player can showcase his/her skills at their best through good decks. But the decks I usually see are…..Noob-like…yep, thats the word.
Sorry, all people reading the guide who are at low trophies but your deck sucks. Even people at 3000 trophies use decks which suck, have off-meta and bad cards. The deck doesn’t have synergies and moreover, the decks aren’t balanced.
I see people taking too much splash with a tank, but no single target, melee and swarm cards. People use Golem without Zap, Lightning and Electro Wizard to counter Inferno Tower and Dragon.
So please read the part written by Megasweep on Synergy and Decks.
I don’t know why but people don’t donate at all in the clan.
I still remember the days when me and my clan mate used to run competitions on who donates the highest. But now, to be honest, I see many people with 0 donations. And this even when they are active and people have requested cards.
Donating is very important. You get XP points and gold for every card you donate.
And some of you may feel bad of giving away cards you earn from chests, but be real guys, you get a lot more cards per day than your daily donation limit.
Other thing is that you don’t use all the cards which your clan mates request, so its OK if you don’t donate the cards you use but atleast donate the cards you don’t use.
Joining a Good Clan
Joining a good clan is very important. So you have to learn to select a good clan.
A good clan should have Active Members, High Donations and at least Tier 9 (if not Tier 10) Clan Chest.
Also, the players should be in your trophy range. Joining a clan with lower trophy players just for being 1st in the clan is pretty bad, cause you won’t get enough practice through friendly battles. Joining a clan with higher trophy players isn’t also that good cause even though you get more experience through those battles you won’t have enough players to try what you learned through those battles. Also, there is a chance of you getting kicked. Join a clan instead where you fall in between like between no.10 to no.40.
Collecting and Saving Gold
This is another important thing which sadly I couldn’t follow.
Collect gold and save gold because later on you may find yourself wanting to upgrade a card which has enough cards needed for upgrade, but you lack the gold to do so.
Before I go on Saving, first is Collecting gold. You can earn gold through a lot of ways and if you do all of them you earn lot of gold, though limited cuz of arena and restrictions.
Chest: You get them from every chest except Legendary Chest and Epic Chest which are very rare to get. So, open every chest on time so that you have more gold at the end of the day.
Winning Battles: You get some amount of gold for winning battles. This is however limited to only 20 battles per day. So try to win atleast 20 battles every day to make the most out of it. Even though the gold you win doesn’t seem much, it helps you in the long run. Note: You only get gold by winning Ladder, 2v2 and Custom Tournament battles. You don’t get them from Friendly Battle and Challenge wins.
Donating: Every common gives 5 gold, every rare 50 gold and every epic 500 gold. So try to donate as much as you can. I have a big para about this above so I am gonna move forward.
Profit Buying: Not many no about this term so I gotta explain this.
In the shop, as you know, the price of card increases as you buy more of each card. Now, the first two cards of Common cost 2 gold and 4 gold gold while Rare cost 20 gold and 40 gold respectively.
This if you look carefully is lower than the gold you get after donating cards i.e. 5 gold for common and 50 gold for rare.
So you can earn profit if you buy 2 of cards from shop and donate them, getting 4 gold profit for commons and 40 gold for rare.
This truly isn’t much but as I said helps in the long run.
Gems and Challenges: Even though they are different things, I mention them together because Gems give the best value if spend them on challenges, however only if you are decently skilled enough to get 2+ wins. So, you can spend gems on challenges and earn lot of gold.
For e.g. For 60 gems you can buy 1000 gold from shop, but by spending only 10 gems you can get 1080 gold + 48 cards at 9 wins and 2000 gold + 100 cards at 12 wins in classic challenge.
Also, its better than spending on shops from chests.
For e.g. a Legendary Arena (Arena 11) Super Magical chest cost 4900 gems and gives 600+ cards and 6600 gold.
However, from 12 win Grand Challenge chest you get 1100 cards and 22000 gold for only 100 gems. Now, I know it is extremely hard to get 12 wins in Grand Challenge but still its better to play 49 Grand Challenges than buying a Super Magical Chest. However, this is just for comparison and analysis cause most players on this site are F2P and 4900 gems will be dream come true XD.
For more details about collecting Gold, I strongly recommend you take a look at here!
Have some Gems to spend? Take a look at this guide!
Now that you have understood about collecting gold, now about saving it.
Best ways to spend Gold?
First of all, upgrade only the cards you use. Many players make the mistake of upgrading all cards. Its better to select 8-16 cards and upgrade only those.
Also, you may want to upgrade your cards at least to the Tournament levels so that you can have a good Challenge deck if the meta changes. But, make sure you don’t upgrade cards which are bad and have very low chance of coming into the meta e.g. Barbarian Hut and Bomb Tower. Upgrading them is basically wasting gold.
Secondly, people waste lot of gold in buying legendaries.
Now, I know the feeling when you have a new legendary but please think before you buy one. For e.g. You are a Control Deck Player and have Lava Hound in the shop. Now, it won’t be wise to buy Lava Hound from shop just because you haven’t unlocked it. Lava Hound isn’t a Control card so it won’t be much useful for you unless you are willing to change your deck and archetype.
Legendary cost 40,000 gold which is quite a lot. Buying blindly will make you lose lot of gold and you may regret your decision later on.
Being Part of a Community
The Clash Royale Community is pretty big. You have many Youtubers and many good sites where you get lot of info and tips.
You won’t believe how these can improve your game. But you should chose the best ones.
As Youtubers go, you will find many giving false claims and titles, those are click-bait videos and channels. For the best content watch Clash With Ash(CWA), Chief Pat, Orange Juice(OJ), Surgical Goblin. Other than these there are many Youtubers which people don’t watch that much like Esopa. These are very skilled but aren’t popular.
For sites, visit Reddit and my favourite Clash Royale Arena.