Defending is one of the most important things to do in Clash Royale. The core strategy of the game is taking down one enemy tower and then defending so that the enemy can’t take down your tower(s).
In this article we’ll see the basics of defending.
- Spend less than your opponent
Defending is easier and costs less elixir. For example, you can use barbarians or a Skeleton Army to counter some high cost troop that your enemy sent. Or, if your enemy is sending goblins or some other low cost troops – you might just use Arrows.
When you spend less than your opponent, in the end you’ll have way more elixir than your opponent. And then you can turn your focus on attacking and taking down the enemy tower.
- Not all attacks require reaction
Don’t react to small threats that deal very less damage. Instead, push the other lane. Your crown tower will be able to take care of most of the small threats. There’s no use in deploying high cost troops to defend from such trivial things.
Also, spam Skeleton Armies and Arrows. They help a lot, especially against groups of enemies. Always aim for the cheapest cards that can do splash damage, it’ll make you win.
- Lure damaging troops away
If some damaging troops are on the way to your crown tower, instantly switch your attention to them. Use your cards to lure them away from your crown tower and kill them before they can do any harm.
Distracting damaging troops with low cost troops also helps. While those troops are distracted, your crown tower can take care of them. So in this way, you do three things: defend your crown tower, kill the enemy’s troop, and use way less elixir than the enemy did.
- Use appropriate cards
With practice, you’ll learn that some cards are better than other in defending. For example, in lower arenas you can easily use archers to defend. Skeleton Armies are a good bet at all arenas. Also, you should use Arrows to take care of small threats. But beware, there are some “Arrow-bait decks” that will lure your Arrows on a Princess or something. And when you have no Arrows, they will push your tower. In such cases, always use cheap troops to take care of it.
Fireball is a good card for climaxing a tower or dealing damage to it to help a pushing wave.
- Lava Hound
Lava Hound is a great card at Arena 4 (P.E.K.K.A.’s Playhouse). It deals negligible damage, but can take a ton of hits. Most of the time, your enemy will be primarily ground-based. That makes the Lava Hound soak hits for even longer periods of time. Behind it, you can use offense, push support, or add further tank by using a P.E.K.K.A.
Defending is very important, especially if you’ve taken down one enemy tower. Always aim for troops that cost less elixir than what the enemy is using. Once you have an elixir advantage by defending, you can push and the enemy won’t have much to do about it!
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