Clash Royale – Guards

guards

“Three ruthless bone brothers with shields. Knock off their shields and all that’s left are three ruthless bone brothers.”

 

Summary

  • This card can be found from Arena 7, Royal Arena.
  • This card cost 3 Elixir.
  • This card spawns 3 Guards.
  • The Guards have a shield to tank some damage. It works the same as the Dark Prince.
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    Strategy

  • The Guards can be used defensive to counter Sparky as the shield can withstand 1 attack from the Sparky before getting hit a 2nd time.
  • The Guards can be used to defend against strong single-target hitting troops such as the Prince as their shield allows them to tank 1 more hit.
  • The Guards are mostly used defensively as their damage are pretty low.
  • It is mostly used as a tank for other damaging troops such as the Spear Goblins.
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    Strengths

  • Can be used to tank troops that deal high damage as the shield allows it to tank 1 huge blow before being damaged.
  • The Guards can survive a Rocket because of its shield just like the Dark Prince.
  • Cheap and strong defensively.
  • Can be used to stop the Prince charge.
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    Weaknesses

  • Troops that deal splash damage such as the Bomber can easily destroy as they can break the shield of the Guards together.
  • Not versatile. It is seldom used offensively as their damage is very low.
  • Hence, it is basically a meatshield for other troops.
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    Stats

    Hit Speed Speed Deploy Time Range Target Cost Count Type Rarity
    1.2 sec Fast 1 sec Melee Ground 3 x3 Troop Epic

     

    Level Hitpoints Shield Hitpoints Damage Damage per second
    1 65 150 65 54
    2 71 165 71 59
    3 78 181 78 65
    4 86 199 86 71
    5 94 219 94 78
    6 104 240 104 86
    7 114 264 114 95
    8 125 289 125 104

     

    Trivia

  • The Guards was only introduced to the game on 3/5/16.
  • The Guards is associated with the Skeletons.
  • The Guards, along with the Dark Prince are the only 2 cards that have a shield along with their own hitpoints.
  • Along with the Rage spell, the Guards are the cheapest Epic card. At a cost of 3 Elixir.
  • They are slightly larger than Skeletons.
  • Apparently has a medical condition – Malocclusion, which is the misalignment of teeth as its lower teeth is in front of its upper teeth.