Clash Royale will have a balance update and here's what will change in the next patch

By Kurtis Chan on Oct 9, 2017


Clash Royale did not have a balance update for the past two months ever since the Night Witch was nerfed significantly, which means it is time for a new set of balance changes to come to the game for a fresh meta to rise. Several units were targeted for this round of balance update. For instance, Cannon Cart and Valkyrie received some much needed buffs, whereas Lightning and Electro Wizard are at the short end of the draw.

Let's take a look at what Supercell has done in the latest balance update for Clash Royale:

Balance Updates

Sparky: Hit speed to 4sec (from 5sec), damage -15%

  • Sparky will no longer one-shot another Sparky.

Tesla: Damage +30%, hit speed to 1sec (from 0.8sec)

  • Tesla will one-shot Minions and Goblins.

Electro Wizard: Damage -4%, first attack comes 0.2sec slower

  • No major interaction changes.

Graveyard: Duration to 10sec (from 9sec), radius to 4 (from 5), first Skeleton spawns 0.5sec slower, Skeletons spawn less randomly

  • No major interaction changes.

Cannon Cart: Hitpoints +5%, shield hitpoints +5%

  • Cannon Cart's shield will survive a Mega Knight jump and hit.

Lightning: Damage -3%, radius to 3 (from 3.5)

  • No major interaction changes.

Spear Goblins: Hit speed to 1.1sec (from 1.3sec)

  • No major interaction changes.

Valkyrie: Damage +5%

  • Valkyrie will one-shot Princesses and Dart Goblins, and take down Barbarians in three attacks.


  • Bandit, Mega Knight - FIXED
    • Bandit and Mega Knight dashing/jumping a shorter distance than they should.
  • Cannon Cart - FIXED
    • Troops occasionally stopped targeting the Cannon Cart and very occasionally get stuck behind a broken Cannon Cart.
  • Inferno Dragon, Inferno Tower - FIXED
    • Damage not resetting after breaking through a shield (e.g. Guards, Dark Prince, Cannon Cart).
  • Troop Pathfinding - FIXED
    • Troops steering towards an unexpected lane. Behaviour should be more as expected now.

All of these changes will hit Clash Royale in just a matter of hours. Meanwhile, check out Yarn from Orange Juice to understand how will these changes affect the gameplay.

Kurtis Chan
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