Clash Royale – Hog Rider

hog_rider

“Fast melee troop that targets buildings and can jump over the river. He followed the echoing call of “Hog Riderrrrr” all the way through the arena doors.”
 

Summary

  • This card can be found from Arena 4, P.E.K.K.A Playhouse.
  • This card costs 4 Elixir.[/li

  • The Hog Rider only targets Buildings.
  • It is able to leap over the river rather than just using the bridge.
  • The Hog Rider is one of the most popular cards in the game.
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    Strategy

  • Use it with a high hitpoint card, such as Golem so that it can attack buildings while the Golem is soaking up the damage from surrounding opponent troops and towers.
  • Part of the notorious Hog-Freeze combo. It basically allows the Hog Rider to attack the Tower without getting damaged.
  • It can be deployed to “counterattack” the other tower while a fight is going on one of the tower. With its fast movement speed, high hitpoints and damage, it is more than capable of dealing insane amount of damage to a tower if left undefended.
  • Deploy the Prince at one side of the arena, and deploy the Hog Rider at the other side arena. Opponent’s will have a problem defending against one side of your attack.
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    Strengths

  • With its fast movement speed, you can get to reach a tower fast enough to deal some damage at least.
  • It has sufficient hitpoints to at least tank some damage, before dying, to deal some damage.
  • Damage is quite decent. Able to deal significant amount of damage if played correctly.
  • With its ability to leap over the river, you can choose to deploy it from the middle of your base for it to leap over to avoid the battlefield.
  • Players have no choice but to react/defend against the Hog Rider, if not it is able to wreck havoc to your towers.
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    Weaknesses

  • Air units are able to destroy the combo of Golem-Hog Rider easily.
  • It focuses on buildings, hence a Tombstone is able to counter it easily as once it is destroyed, 4 Skeletons are produced to help destroy the Hog Rider.
  • A well placed Barbarians can easily destroy the Hog Rider even before the Hog Rider can get a hit off your tower.
  • Placing a building card in the middle of the arena, will bait the Hog Rider to hit it, which allows both Towers to attack it.
  • Swarms like the Minion Horde can easily destroy the Hog Rider.
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    Stats

    Hit Speed Speed Deploy Time Range Target Cost Count Type Rarity
    1.5 sec Very Fast 1 sec Melee Buildings 4 x1 Troop Rare

     

    Level Hitpoints Damage Damage per second
    1 800 160 106
    2 880 176 117
    3 968 193 128
    4 1,064 212 141
    5 1,168 233 155
    6 1,280 256 170
    7 1,408 281 187
    8 1,544 308 205
    9 1,696 339 226
    10 1,864 372 248
    11 2,048 409 272

     

    Trivia

  • Only card that is able to jump across the river.
  • Description is based on the Clash of Clans commercial, Ride of the Hog Riders.
  • It yells “Hog Rider!”, when it is played.
  • It is similar to the Hog Riders in Clash of Clans, based on their ability to jump and them prioritizing in destroying buildings.
  • Used to share the same attacking sound as Barbarians.
  • The deploy sound of the Hog Rider was changed. This update is as of 3/5/16.