Clash Royale – Mortar

mortar updated

“Defensive building with a long range. Shoots exploding shells that deal area damage. Cannot shoot at targets that get very close!”

 

Summary

  • This card can be found from Arena 6, Builder’s Workshop.
  • This card costs 6 Elixir.
  • The Mortar can be used for both defending and attacking due to its high range.
  • The Mortar can only attack land units.
  • The Mortar is not able to attack troops that are too close to it.
  • The Mortar deals area damage.
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    Strategy

  • Position it in the center of your base (closer to King’s Tower) to prevent units from easily getting to it.
  • Do not position it to near to towers as it is not able to target units that are near to it.
  • Generally used to destroy huge wave of troops, preferably squishy units such as the Archers.
  • It can be used offensively as the range is high enough to attack the Towers.
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    Strengths

  • Long range.
  • Can be used to attack enemies Towers.
  • Deals area damage, good for clearing waves of units. For example, Skeleton Army.
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    Weaknesses

  • Can only attack land units. Air units such as the Minions can easily destroy it without getting damaged.
  • The attack speed is very slow.
  • Slow deploy time, allows opponent to react to it easily.
  • Damage is quite low.
  • As it is not able to attack troops near it, a troop that has fast movement speed can easily get to the Mortar and destroy it without getting damaged. For example, the Prince.
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    Stats

    Hit Speed Deploy Time Lifetime Range Target Cost Type Rarity
    5 sec 5 sec 30 sec 4.5-11 Ground 4 Building Common

     

    Level Hitpoints Area Damage Damage per second
    1 600 108 21
    2 660 119 23
    3 726 131 26
    4 798 145 28
    5 876 158 31
    6 960 173 34
    7 1,056 190 38
    8 1,158 208 41
    9 1,272 229 45
    10 1,398 251 50
    11 1,536 276 55
    12 1,686 303 60
    13 1,854 333 66

     

    Trivia

  • On 11/1/16, the Mortar’s lifetime was nerfed to 40 seconds.
  • On 2/2/16, the Mortar’s cost was reduced to 4 (from 6), its damage decreased by 40%, its lifetime to reduced 20 sec (from 40 sec) and its range decreased to 12 (from 13).
  • On 9/2/16, the Mortar’s lifetime was buffed to 30 sec (from 20 sec).
  • It resembles the level 5 Mortar from Clash of Clans.