Clash Royale Cannon, Tombstone and Hog Rider


Clash Royale Cannon, Tombstone and Hog Rider

Due to the fact that Clash Royale Hog Rider decks are super popular at this time, many players are finding it hard to choose a proper building to deal with this kind of Clash Royale deck. Hands down Clash Royale Cannon is used a lot at this time (that’s why Supercell is going to nerf it again in the upcoming May 18th update). So is Cannon really that good? Today, I am going to compare Clash Royale Cannon with Tombstone to see which is the best one to deal with Hog Rider!

Clash Royale Cannon, Tombstone and Hog Rider
Clash Royale Cannon, Tombstone and Hog Rider

Clash Royale Cannon, Tombstone and Hog Rider

Clash Royale Cannon is usually used to kill Hog Rider for +1 Elixir trade. People usually drop the Clash Royale Cannon reactively once the Hog Rider has crossed the river to prevent it from bypassing building. But sometimes, you have to place the Cannon before your Clash Royale opponent plays Hog Rider and sometimes you just don’t have enough Elixir to place it down.

What would make Clash Royale Tombstone better than Cannon?

Currently I have found that bypass Clash Royale building trick doesn’t work against Tombstone. Just simply place the Tombstone down in the middle whenever you want and opponent’s Hog Rider will run right at it every single time.

Here are 2 examples for you:

Against Cannon


Against Tombstone


Clash Royale Tombstone’s Pros:

  • Very cheap.
  • Can solo kill Hog Rider if placed well.
  • Easily distract Clash Royale Hog Rider If it is placed before opponent uses the bypass building trick.
  • Works extremely well against Clash Royale P.E.K.K.A, Mini P.E.K.K.A, Prince, Giant Skeleton,…

Some other Clash Royale facts:

  • Clash Royale Cannon has more HP than Tombstone. Hog Rider needs 3 hits to take down Cannon but 2 hits to destroy Tombstone.
  • Both of them can solo kill a Hog Rider without taking any hit to a Clash Royale Crown Tower.
  • The upcoming update is going to give Tombstone 10% more HP and 5% more damage for spawned Skeletons.
  • Cannon is going to get nerf in the next Clash Royale update.
  • Tombstone is great for both Clash Royale offense and defense

Images and ideas shared by Kovalevy.