Clash Royale – Goblin Barrel

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“Spawns three Goblins anywhere on the Arena. It’s going to be a thrilling ride, boys!”

 

Summary

  • This card can be found from Arena 1, Goblin Stadium.
  • This card costs 4 Elixir.
  • Casting the Goblin Barrel spell launches a barrel which deals damage upon landing, and it will produce 3 Goblins.
  • The Goblins produced is 5 levels higher than the Card level.
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    Strategy

  • If a building, which spawn troops such as Goblin Hut, is placed defensively, the player can use the Goblin Barrel to backdoor and take it out quickly. First, deploy a tank such as the Giant onto the same lane as the building. When the opponent tower and troops are focused on the tank, launch the Goblin Barrel onto the building, and they will get to work unhindered.
  • The three Goblins in the barrel share the same stats as the card Goblins. Goblins are glass cannon units, meaning they have high damage but have relatively low hitpoints. Like every other game, if placed accordingly with high hitpoint units like Giant that will distract the crown tower, the Goblin Barrel can deal tons of damage to the Crown Tower in a relatively short amount of time.
  • Arrows are effectively used to counter Goblin Barrel directly. Hence, you can burn your opponent’s spell first before using it.
  • Since Arrows are used to counter the Goblin Barrel frequently, it also becomes the ultimate bait for the opponent’s Arrows spell or another spell. This opens the opportunity for you to swarm opponents with cards, such as the Skeleton Army and more Goblins , without a direct counter from AoE Spells.
  • Another way of using the Goblin Barrel will be to force a huge fight before deploying your Goblin Barrel directly at the Tower. Deploy your Goblin Barrel when opponent has low Elixir in his hand to prevent him from casting a spell or troop to destroy your Goblins.
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    Strengths

  • Versatility. Able to be used for both attacking and defending. Even though it is seldom used defensively, the Goblins actually deal quite a bit of damage.
  • The Barrel also deals a bit of damage when landed.
  • Able to be used as a backdoor to annihilate buildings with protection in front.
  • Great for taking a cheap shot at opponent’s Crown Towers.
  • Can be used to finish off a weaken Crown Tower and secure a victory.
  • Once your opponent know that you have Goblin Barrel, they have no choice but to save a bit of Elixir to deal with the Goblin Barrel.
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    Weaknesses

  • Easily countered by AoE damage spells like Arrows.
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    Stats

    Radius Cost Count Type Rarity
    1.5 4 x3 Spell Epic

     

    Level Area Damage Crown Tower Damage Goblin level
    1 50 20 6
    2 55 22 7
    3 60 24 8
    4 66 27 9
    5 73 30 10
    6 80 32 11
    7 88 36 12
    8 96 39 13

     

    Trivia

  • On 11/01/16, the level for spawned Goblins is reduced by 1.
  • On 19/2/16, Goblin Barrel impact damage on Crown Tower is nerfed by 20%.
  • At maximum level, it can spawn level 13 Goblins, which is impossible for the base card Goblins to upgrade to.