Clash Royale – Giant Skeleton

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“The bigger the skeleton, the bigger the bomb. Carries a bomb that blows up when the Giant Skeleton dies.”

 

Summary

  • This card can be found from Arena 2, Bone Pit.
  • This card costs 6 Elixir.
  • Targets buildings using normal attack, but both building and troops with its bomb when it dies.
  • “Carelessly” drops the bomb when dead.
  • Wears a Russian fur cap.
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    Strategy

  • The Giant is basically used as a meat shield. As it just tanks the damage from towers and troops while allowing other supporting troops to deal damage without getting targeted. The Giant Skeleton is basically an upgrade from the Giant as it drops a Bomb when it dies which deals damage to both land and air units.
  • Most players try to get the Giant Skeleton to reach the opponent Crown Tower as the bomb deals a lot of damage. To do this, most players deploys a Hog Rider behind it. With the damage being soaked by the Giant Skeleton, the Hog Rider basically gets to free hit the Towers.
  • Ensure that the Giant Skeleton is close to opponent’s towers when he dies. The Bomb deals the bulk of its damage.
  • Deploy with a troop that deals splash damage such as the Wizard to ensure that the Giant Skeleton is not distracted by spawns.
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    Strengths

  • Versatile. Can be used both offensively and defensive as the main bulk of its damage is from its bomb. Which is able to damage air and land troops.
  • Most troops are not able to tank the damage from the bomb the Giant Skeleton drops after he dies.
  • It is basically over when the Giant Skeleton reaches opponent’s tower. Hence, forcing opponents with no choice but to react to it.
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    Weaknesses

  • Inferno Tower. The damage is increased over time, so it is very potent against it.
  • Swarms. Swarms such as the Skeletons or Spear Goblins can easily distract the Giant Skeleton.
  • Low attack damage. Most of its damage is from the bomb the Giant Skeleton drops after he dies.
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    Stats

    Hit Speed Speed Deploy Time Range Target Cost Count Type Rarity
    1.5 sec Medium 1 sec Melee Ground 6 x1 Troop Epic

     

    Level Hitpoints Damage Damage per second Death Damage
    1 2,000 100 66 720
    2 2,200 110 73 792
    3 2,420 121 80 871
    4 2,660 133 88 957
    5 2,920 146 97 1,051
    6 3,200 160 106 1,152
    7 3,520 176 117 1,267
    8 3,860 193 128 1,389

     

    Trivia

  • Part of the Skeleton family. It is related to the Balloon, Bomber, Guards, Skeleton Army and Tombstone.
  • On 2/2/16, the Death Damage is added on the Giant Skeleton’s card info screen.
  • On 29/2/16, the Giant Skeleton’s hitpoint is buffed by 11% and its bomb timer from 3 seconds to 1 second.
  • “Carelessly” drops his bomb upon death was according to one of the Loading Screen Hints.
  • The Balloon’s attack is weaker as compared to the Death Damage of the Giant Skeleton.
  • The bomb and barrel seems to be stolen from the Giant Bomb in Clash of Clans.
  • Apparently has a medical condition – Malocclusion, which is the misalignment of teeth as its lower teeth is in front of its upper teeth.