Clash Royale Card Power Rankings (Feb. 2nd)

Our first Card Power Rankings after the big update!  As I was compiling all the data I was expecting to see a shift in balance in cards after the latest round of nerfs and buffs; to my surprise, the more things change, the more they stay the same, as top players have found their comfort zone with the cards that consistently delivers.  Without further ado, here is this week’s Power Rankings:

Clash Royale Card Power Rankings (Jan. 26th)

Rank Card Last Week’s Rank
1 Tombstone  Tombstone 4 Wow, I know what card to add to my deck next!  Tombstone takes over the #1 spot, and is now used by 18 of the top 20 players!!
2 Barbarians  clashroyale-icons-barbarian 3 4% health decrease?  Pssh!  The CoC icons remain a favourite card even after the latest round of nerfs.
3 Wizard  clashroyale-icons-wizard 1 This came as a bit of a surprise as Wizard took a pretty heavy hit with the 7% damage decrease.  Still, top players find the hooded pyromancer the best option for wiping out crowds.
4 (tied) Hog Rider  clashroyale-icons-hogrider 6 (tied) The ever reliable tower wrecker was not affected by the latest round of changes, and finds himself now in more and more decks.
4 (tied) Spear Goblin  clashroyale-icons-speargoblins 5 The cheap trio is still a popular play amongst the top players (yes I said the same thing last week).
6 Archer  clashroyale-icons-archers NEW The biggest beneficiary from the Arrow nerf, Archers are now found a home in many competitive decks
7 (tied) Fireball  Fireball 6 (tied) Now tied for the most popular spell, but still a bit of a surprise here since I predicted Fireball to get played a lot more after the Barbarian nerfs.
7 (tied) Freeze download 2 I wish there was a tracker for how many people misplayed their Freeze spell after the latest round of balance changes.
9 Bomber


 clashroyale-icons-bomber NEW Players are starting to discover uses for the little bomb chucker.
10 Arrows  Arrows 9 Not so good for Archers, still great for Minions, Goblins, and Skeletons.


  1. Smurf

    i agree tombstone is the most popular card now. it can attack it can defend and when it dies, there are bunch of skeletons.
    I also see the trend that everyone is using golem now!

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