Clash Royale – Lightning
“Bolts of lightning hit up to 3 enemy troops or buildings with the most hitpoints in the target area. Reduced damage to Crown Towers.”
This card can be found from Arena 1, Goblin Stadium.
This card costs 6 Elixir.
When cast, the Lightning will summon three bolts of lightning to rain down from the heavens, striking a total of 3 troops/buildings with the highest hitpoints remaining within its AoE (Area of Effect).
This spell can be used to weaken or finish off towers and buildings.
Deals decent amount of damage, making it a good spell to soften up tanks like the Giant.
As Lightning can only strikes once on a target, it will call forth fewer than three bolts if there are only one or two enemy troops/buildings within its AoE, greatly reducing its effective damage.
Only use when there is 3 or more buildings/units within the AoE, if not it is a waste.
This spell is a counter to Witch. The spell has enough damage to kill the Witch. Coupled with its property of striking targets with highest hitpoints, players stand a 100% chance of striking the Witch among her spawns of Skeletons.
The Lightning is also good against Barbarians as it can destroy 3 of them leaving just 1, which your Tower can destroy without receiving any damage.
The Lightning can be used to steal a victory by destroying a tower that has low hitpoints remaining.
Versatility. Able to be used for both attacking and defending.
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.
Great spell to weaken tanks or finish off isolated glass cannons.
Can be used to significantly weaken the Prince.
Elixir cost is kind of high for a Spell which effectively only hits 3 targets.
Deals damage to the building/troop that has the highest hitpoint remaining, might not deal damage to the troop you intend to damage.
Most players prefer using the Zap as it is considered to be more elixir efficient as it deals damage to everyone in the AoE while also giving you a 1 second stun which can be maximized using some supporting troops that deals damage.
||Crown Tower Damage
On 19/2/16, Lightning spell’s damage to Crown Tower is nerfed by 20%.
The Lightning’s animation is similar to that of its counterpart in Clash of Clans.
The Lightning Spell is the first spell you unlocked in Clash of Clans, however the Lightning is not the first spell you will unlock in Clash Royale.
Lightning in Clash Royale can only strike three targets per cast, unlike in Clash of Clans, it can hit any troops or buildings in its damage radius.
The Zap serves as a miniature version of the Lightning, with 1/3 of the spell’s Elixir cost, and approximately 1/3 of its damage. However, Zap is considered to be more efficient than the Lightning spell, as Zap deals damage in a determined AoE (Area of Effect) whereas the Lightning only targets up to 3 troops/buildings with the highest hitpoints in its radius.
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