Clash Royale

A Beginners Guide To Clash Royale – Gameplay, Cards, Chests

The question that bothers me is whether you are allowed to openly rip-off a successful game if you are the team that created it? That’s what happened with Clash Royale, which is an unofficial sequel to Clash of Clans. The issue is that Supercell, the team of creators, denied admitting that it is a sequel or spin-off or that it has anything to do with COC. Nobody would blame them that they released a sequel, but the reason for denying that is because they probably wanted to keep both games on the market. Fortunately for the players, Clash Royale is every bit as good as its predecessor, if not even better!

Greet the Trainer

You can download Clash Royale for free from the Google Play Store and iOS App Store. Once you install the game, the coach will welcome you and explain you the gameplay mechanics. Once you learn the basics and complete your training, a clear interface shows up and offer you five different locations to visit, including the shop area, cards zone, battle arena, clan overview, and tournaments and challenges. You can already notice that there are differences compared to COC, but let’s take it one thing at a time.

Clash Royale Deck

The Battle Arena

The most important aspect of any game of this type of genre is the combat. As soon as you get a glimpse of how the battle looks like in Clash Royale, you will see that it combines multiple elements. It is a MOBA (multiplayer online battle arena), but it also combines the elements of tower defense and card collecting.

Clash Royale Gameplay

The matchmaking system will find you an opponent (in most cases, it is accurate, and you won’t have a too weak or too strong rival) and the fight can begin. Each of you will have three towers, the King tower in the middle and two crown towers by the sides. The goal of every battle is to destroy more towers than your rival. If you manage to knock the King tower, you automatically win the game.

Time-Sensitive Fighting

Each battle lasts for only three minutes, which adds to the excitement you feel while on the battlefield. If both King towers are standing and you destroyed the equal number of enemy towers, the fight goes into overtime which lasts for an extra minute or until any tower is knocked down.

You have a deck composed of eight cards, and this is where the strategy element comes into play. You will use these cards for offensive and defensive maneuvers, on both the ground and in the air. The trick is that each card you use takes up a certain amount of elixirs you have available. For example, a weak skeleton card will take up one elixir, but a Golem will cost eight potions if you want to place it on the board. There is a limited amount of elixir you can use in a single fight, so you need to work out the best tactics for your opponent.

Loot, Sweet Loot

Each time you manage to come out victorious in Clash Royale, you will win different loot. You will get coins, trophies, and a chest full of various rewards. Aside from that, you will also be awarded from one to three crowns, depending on how many opponents’ towers you knocked over during the fight. Even if you lose the battle, you can still win crowns, but you can say goodbye to chests and gold.

Opening Chests

The trophies enable you to climb the leaderboard and advance to better arenas. If you keep losing them, you might end up demoted. Once you reach level three, you will unlock the social aspect of the game. You will be able to join clans which groups players under the same banner and can secure multiple benefits. You can exchange (acquire or donate) cards with another member, and you can participate in friendly fights against them.

The Social Experience

Tournament rules make the friendly battles of clan members more interesting. Aside from that, you can also bond with others in your guild by chatting and exchanging insights about Clash Royale. The exchange of cards works on a donate/acquire basis. You can donate both rare and common cards, and you can even ask for Epic cards (higher category) each Sunday.

Aside from that, there are also clan chests which can bring a host of rewards for all the clan members. Each week you will all need to put in money (crowns) into the fund to open the chest. As you progress, the tier of the box rises, with the tenth level being the highest and bringing the best rewards.

Are You Up to the Challenge?

There are also challenges you unlock at level eight, but their only difference with regular battles is the reward system. Each time you complete a fight, regardless of the outcome, you will add some awards to the chest. Once you secure 12 wins (or three losses), you can open the chest and collect the rewards.

Clash Royale Tutorial Cards

Aside from challenges, tournaments get unlocked at level eight a well. The rules of these competitions are slightly changed, but the goal is the same – you will compete for a top prize. A single competition lasts for about an hour (plus two hours to create it). If you win anything, you will get a chest that also needs a couple of hours to unlock.

Time-Sensitive Issue

While timers in battles add to the excitement, the clock that counts down the time until you can unlock rewards will give you headaches. It takes three hours to open a silver chest which contains just some common cards (the lowest category). You can always head up to the shop and invest some real money in speeding up this process.

Clash Royale Is A Top Game

There is no doubt in the world that Clash Royale is an addictive and fun game, perhaps even more exciting and comprehensive than Clash of Clans. Supercell once again did a fantastic job and created an exciting combat system where the battles are short, but still, require the player to think under pressure.

The incredible amount of cards to use and the fact that they are divided across categories add to the replay value of the game. Aside from that, clans contribute to the social experience and tournaments and challenge further expand the variety of things to do. It’s a shame that you are somehow limited if you don’t opt to purchase additional gems. We would say that CR is a perfect game, but we will save that for the time when the developers become less greedy towards the players. Make sure you check out the Clash Royale Wikia in order to learn even more about the game.

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