Clash Royale – Royal Giant

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“Sighting his massive cannon at enemy buildings, the Royal Giant comes in like a wrecking ball.”

 

Summary

  • This card can be found from Arena 7, Royal Arena.
  • This card costs 6 Elixir.
  • The Royal Giant is basically a ranged Giant. Both of them are tanky and they only target buildings.
  • Strategy

  • The Royal Giant is primarily used to deal damage to buildings. As it does not attack troops, I would strongly recommend you to pair it up with the Wizard as it deals splash damage. Most players would use a troops such as the Minion Horde to deal with the Royal Giant as it deals a lot of damage as a wave. Hence, with the Wizard you are able to clear waves of troops which are generally squishy.
  • The Royal Giant can be placed at the end of the bridge, and as it has a long range, you attack the tower almost immediately. With it’s high hitpoints, players will have to react to it.
  • Pair the Royal Giant up with the Princess. The Princess is able to get “free hits” against the tower while opponent’s troop and tower focus on your Royal Giant. The Royal Giant may also be able to get a few hits off the tower.
  • Deploy the Royal Giant first to bait the Tower into attack him before deploying other troops. If you deploy your melee troops first, the Tower will focus on them instead.
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    Strengths

  • The Royal Giant can attack towers from a further range unlike the Giant, in which he has to walk all the way to the Tower before attacking it. The Giant could have already been weakened significantly.
  • The Royal Giant forces opponent’s to react to it as it is able to deal quite a bit of damage to their tower.
  • The Royal Giant is able to destroy buildings such as the Cannon without being targeted as the Royal Giant outranges them.
  • Deploying the Royal Giant near the bridge, allows the Royal Giant to attack almost instantly.
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    Weaknesses

  • The Royal Giant sacrifices some of its hitpoints and damage for its range.
  • The Royal Giant can easily be taken down by a swarm of troops such as the Minion Horde.
  • The Royal Giant is not able to tank for troops that much unlike the Giant.
  • Barbarians/Valkyrie can easily destroy the Royal Giant.
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    Stats

    Hit Speed Speed Deploy Time Range Target Cost Count Type Rarity
    1.5 sec Slow 1 sec 6.5 Buildings 6 x1 Troop Common

     

    Level Hitpoints Damage Damage Per Second
    1 1,200 78 52
    2 1,320 85 56
    3 1,452 94 62
    4 1,596 103 68
    5 1,752 113 75
    6 1,920 125 83
    7 2,112 137 91
    8 2,316 150 100
    9 2,544 164 110
    10 2,796 167 112
    11 3,072 184 122
    12 3,372 219 146
    13 3,708 241 160

     

    Trivia

  • The Royal Giant was introduced to the game on 29/2/16.
  • The Royal Giant’s damage was buffed by 20% on 23/3/16.
  • The Royal Giant’s damage was nerfed by 4%. This is as of the 18/5/16 update.

  • The description of the Royal Giant is a reference to “Wrecking Ball”, by Miley Cryus.
  • The Royal Giant is wearing a chain mail under his tunic, but it has lesser hitpoints than the Giant.
  • The Royal Giant wields a Cannon that appears to be a level 7 Cannon from Clash of Clans.
  • At 6 Elixir, the Royal Giant is the most expensive Common card.
  • The Royal Giant, is one of the lesser used cards, as it does not really fulfill his purpose as a tank due to his long range as compared to the Giant, which is an excellent tank.