Clash Royale Card Power Rankings (August 5th)

Just when we thought the current meta is already quite stable, it appears that top players (especially those in China) are still experimenting with new deck archetypes.  While this week’s rankings consist of many of the usual suspects, one card which has been totally under the radar has suddenly reappeared again in the Top 10… Also worth noting is that Cannon has finally dropped out of the Top 10 after spending many months in our Top 10; it looks like the Clash Royale team has finally accomplished its goal of encouraging “offense over defense”.

Clash Royale Card Power Rankings (August 5th)

Rank Card Last Week’s Rank
1 Zap  zap 1 After being the first card that was used by all Top 30 ladder players last week, 10% of the Top 30 players finally decided to substitute Zap for something else this week.  I’m sure they’ll come to their senses and put Zap back into their decks next week, because at this point there’s almost no reason not to play Zap!
2 (tied) Mini P.E.K.K.A mini_PEKKA 2 The fact that Mini P.E.K.K.A. went from being a little played card just a few months ago to now being the 2nd most played card by top players WITHOUT having gone through any balance changes speaks loudly about how much the meta has changed.
2 (tied) Poison PoisonCard 3 Useful fact: Posion slows troops and towers down by 20-40%; the faster the troop is, the more the spell slows it down. (Credit: PinkCuttleFish from Reddit)
4 Elixir Collector  elixir_collector 4 *stares blanky at screen for 5 minutes trying of think of something creative to say about Elixir Collector…. fails*
5 Giant  giant 6 (tied) The current meta may as well be called the meta of the Giant.  Most players would agree that Giant-based decks are probably the strongest in the game right now, and with defensive buildings on the decline, there really isn’t much to stop the Giant from reaching your opponent’s Crown Tower.
6 Guards GuardsCard 8 Essentially the 3-cost replacement for Cannon, Guards are always on standby to absorb Mini P.E.K.K.A.’s attack.
7  Musketeer   MusketeerCard 6 (tied) If you see your opponent play a Musketeer behind their Crown Tower, chances are you’ll be seeing something in front of the Musketeer by the time she reaches the middle of the Arena.
8 Miner  MinerCard-1 9 (tied) With an abundance of back row attackers and buildings that can impact the game while hiding behind the Crown Tower (ie. Pump and Furnace), I hope there will be more cards in the future that can directly attack the back door like the Miner.  And if there are such cards, they better not be Legendary!
9 Prince  prince NEW This is not a typo: Prince has made his way back into our Card Power Rankings, and is even ranked ahead of Princess!!  Many top players have begun experimenting with Prince in Giant/Mini P.E.K.K.A decks, and it appears to be working out.  Prince will give Guards another target to defend other than Mini P.E.K.K.A, and is very effect in leading counterattacks after defending against Giant.
10   Princess PrincessCard 5 The drop in Princess usage is likely a direct result of the popularity of Giant decks.  Ranged splash damage is great, but landing an attack every 3 seconds just won’t cut it when you have a 3000-4000 HP Giant knocking on your door!


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