Clash Royale, a multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA), is hugely popular and is one of the most downloaded games in the App Store. The game was developed by Supercell, the same developer who created Clash of Clans. It pits you against other players in fast-paced, high-energy duels.
It can be intimidating to start in Clash Royale if you are new. Don’t worry. It may seem that there are many rules. But I’ll show you how to get started.
You can use a deck with eight cards to spawn units on the battlefield. Your goal is to take down your opponent’s towers while protecting yours.
Each round lasts for three minutes. The match is won by the player who takes down the most towers. The game is won if any player removes the opponent’s central tower.
Cards are what you use when you play units onto the battlefield. There are more than 50 cards in the game. Each card has its own abilities, stats, and strengths.
You start the game with eight cards, but you can accumulate more cards over time and win matches.
There are many cards out there, but not all of them are equal. Some are more difficult to find than others and you will only be able to find some once you’ve reached a certain level to fight in other areas.
Marc Lagace, our resident dueler has created a handy guide that outlines the strengths and weaknesses of various cards in Clash Royale.
Three types of rarities exist in the game: rare, common, and epic. (automate Clash Royale with this bot).
Common cards can be found in most chests. Epic cards, on the other hand, are more difficult to find and require silver or gold chests.
You’ll be able to unlock chests as you win matches. You can store gold, gems, and, most importantly, cards in your chest.
Chests may give you new cards but they will most likely give you duplicates of cards that you already own. Duplicate cards can be used to level up existing units, allowing them to become stronger.
You cannot summon units onto the battlefield at will; you must have enough elixir in order to play the card.
Each card will be identified by a number within the pink water droplet icon. This is the cost of the elixir required to play the card onto a battlefield.
You can see the meter at bottom of the screen to see how many elixir points you have during matches. As the match progresses, you automatically get elixir points at a rate of approximately one point per second.
Each card costs one point of elixir per play and you can have no more than ten points in the elixir meters.
Clash Royale has two currencies: gold and gems.
The primary use of gold is to upgrade cards or purchase cards from the shop. Gold can be obtained by opening chests or winning matches.
Gems can be used to open chests quickly. The longer you wait to unlock a chest the more gems you will have to spend to open it. You can also find gems in chests.
In-app purchases allow you to purchase gold and chests with real money.
Clash Royale is not a game you can play instantly. It’s a game where you need to take your time and learn the ropes. As you learn from your opponent’s tactics, you will be able to develop your own strategies.
Marc Lagace, our own Marc Lagace, has put together a great guide for you!
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