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Replacements for the Legendary Cards You Don’t Have Yet.

Hi All, this is Ven from Orange Seed.

Straight up, legendary cards are not replaceable. They get their ‘legendary’ status for a reason.

Sometimes, you will find some nice decks that you can’t use because you lack a ‘legendary card.’ This guide will try to discuss and find the closest replacement for the legendary card you don’t have yet.

For each legendary card, we will have a brief overlook of:

  • What is their special ability?
  • What is their role in most decks?
  • What is the closest replacement for the card?

Ice Wizard

Clash Royale Strategies Ice Wizard

What is his special ability?

Ice Wizard’s attack will slow his targets’ movement and attack speed by 35{793653e60bf2c6d512788183170b80ea7e347e273e595c4683e29e4155b44414}

What is his role in most decks?

Ice Wizard serves as a very strong defensive card. With the help of arena tower, he can deal with most glass cannon, low-health swarm units, and even barbarians, bowler & executioner.

In terms of pushes, Ice Wizard act as a support card to slow down opponent’s troop, giving your side more time to deal more damage.

What is the closest replacement for the card?

Ice Wizard is undergoing an appalling situation in the current meta. A lot of common & rare cards can replace his role just well, regarding defense, these cards can do his job just well, and due to their DPS, they are even better than Ice Wizard when you translate them to counter-push:

Note that these cards can’t deal splash attack except Tornado which is a spell:

  • Goblin Gang
  • Archers
  • Tornado

Note that these cards can’t deal against air units and it’s better only to use them for defense:

  • Bomber: can clear up ground swarm units very effectively
  • Ice Golem: acts as a very cheap tank to lure units. His death damage can be paired up with Zap to clear swarm units.
  • Guards: are useful for luring and defending against incoming melee attackers. For troops dealing long range & splash attack, you may support by surrounding them with Guards. For air units, lure them to the center of the arena and let your Princess tower finish them off.

Princess

Clash Royale Strategies Princess

What is her special ability?

Princess is the only troops that have longer range than Arena Tower; she can attack an Arena Tower without crossing the bridge.

What is her role in most decks?

Princess serves as an adamant support card. Her nine tile range makes her very effective in defending on other lane and dealing dual-lane pressure. It’s hard to counter her with a positive elixir trades except for skeletons, goblins and fire spirits. (However, she almost always get a shot)

What is the closest replacement for the card?

Princess is difficult to replace due to her insane long-range splash attack, in terms of baiting spell and long-ranged attack support, here are her alternatives:

  • Dart Goblin
  • Archers

In terms of range & defense, with additional one elixir, you can try:

  • Musketeer
  • Baby Dragons

In terms of splash attack to clear swarm units:

  • Tornado
  • Arrows

The Log

Clash Royale Strategies The Log

What is The Log’s special ability?

The Log can push back all ground units and act as a pseudo-stun to buy you some time while defending. The knockback effect of Log can reset the charge attacks of the Prince, Dark Prince, and the Battle Ram.

What is The Log’s role in most decks?

The Log can effectively use to clear up ground swarm units. The best part is when it rolls, the Log can deal damage to any troops in its path, and it’s best to use as a predictive spell.

What is the closest replacement for the card?

Without the push back effect, you can try:

  • Zap: (Zap cannot eliminate Princess & due to the nerf recently, Zap cannot disarm Goblin Barrel’s threat also. However, Zap can stun and reset troop’s charges, Sparky, Inferno Tower & Dragon, personally, I hope Zap get back its stun period to 1 sec)
  • Fire Spirits: (high splash damage & radius to quickly clear up swarm units, including Goblin Barrel)
  • Arrows: (with additional 1 Elixir, arrows has a wide range and can target air)

Miner

Clash Royale Strategies Miner

What is his special ability?

The Miner is the only mini tank that can be deployed anywhere in the arena.

What is his role in most decks?

The Miner is best used as surprise mini tank to shield your wounded troops, thus makes him the best card for a counter-attack. If use him effectively, Miner can slowly chip away tower health. Besides that, Miner is good in destroying opponent’s Elixir Collector.

What is the closest replacement for the card?

Miner cannot be replaced in Miner-Poison deck which use him as the main win condition.

In terms of mini tank, you can try:

  • Knight
  • Ice Golem

In terms of surprise counter push of wounded troops, you can try: *Heal

Lumberjack

Clash Royale Strategies Lumberjack

What is his special ability?

Lumberjack is very fast in both movement & attack speed. He will drop Rage spell upon death.

What is his role in most decks?

Lumberjack is used as a support troop that can defend quite well against tanks, and upon death, his rage spell will further increase other troops attack and movement. Depending on your team up strategy, Lumberjack’s fast DPS and Rage effect upon death can quickly take down a tower.

What is the closest replacement for the card?

In terms of defending against a tank, you can try:

  • Mini Pekka: (actually did a better job than Lumberjack)

In terms of sudden attack strategy, you can try:

  • Hog Rider
  • Battle Ram
  • Any attack troops + Rage

Sparky

Clash Royale Strategies Sparky

What is Sparky’s special ability?

Sparky can deal VERY HIGH area damage to ground units. Sparky can take down a tower in few shots if left ignored.

What is Sparky role in most decks?

Sparky is usually used as a win condition in a beatdown deck.

What is the closest replacement for the card?

In terms of high damage behind the tank, you can try:

  • Balloon

With regard to splash attack behind the tank, you can try:

  • Bowler
  • Wizard
  • Executioner

Lava Hound

Clash Royale Strategies Lava Hound

What is Lava Hound’s special ability?

Lava Hound is the only building-target flying tank in the arena. Upon death, Lava Hound split into 6 Lava Pups that can deal massive damage.

What is Lava Hound role in most decks?

Lava Hound is usually used as the flying tank in Air-Beatdown deck. Lava Pups that spawn upon Hound’s death can deal massive damage if there’s a Miner act as a surprise tank for them.

What is the closest replacement for the card?

Lava Hound is the only Building Target Flying tank. Thus it ‘s hard to replace. Minion Horde can replace Lava Pups for the distraction & fast DPS.

In terms of tank, you can try:

  • Golem
  • Baby Dragon: (as a mini flying tank)

Electro Wizard

Clash Royale Strategies Electro Wizard

What is his special ability?

Electro Wizard’s attack can briefly stun his targets. Upon deployment, he stuns and deals minor area damage (similar to zap).

What is his role in most decks?

Electro Wizard is usually used as a defensive card in a deck. His spawn can clear swarm troops, and his stun attack can slow down opponent’s troops. He can then perform good counter attack if you successfully shield him with a mini tank or tank.

What is the closest replacement for the card?

Electro Wizard’s spawn & stun effect is not replaceable. But in terms of using him as a defensive role, you can try:

  • Musketeer
  • Baby Dragon: (act as air defend, can deal splash damage and have higher hitpoint)
  • Wizard: (cost one more elixir but is great at splash attack)

Inferno Dragon

Clash Royale Strategies Inferno Dragon

What is his special ability?

Inferno Dragon’s damage increases over time as he remains focused on a single target, similar to the Inferno Tower.

What is his role in most decks?

Inferno Dragon is usually used as a defensive card against a tank. You can then translate him to counter-push by shielding him with a tank in front. Inferno Dragon who locked on a tower can burn it down in seconds.

What is the closest replacement for the card?

In terms of melting down a tank in seconds, you can try:

  • Inferno Tower

Bandit

Clash Royale Strategies Bandit

What is her special ability?

Bandit can dash to nearby targets, dealing double damage if she hits a target with her dash. She is immune to damage while dashing.

What is her role in most decks?

Bandit is usually used as a surprise card in a deck. Due to her invulnerability, while dashing, without countering, a wounded Bandit almost always get a hit on the tower. She acts as a quite effective defense against single target glass cannon and even Bowler & Executioner.

What is the closest replacement for the card?

Bandit’s dash effect is not replaceable. But in terms of using her as a defensive role, you can try:

  • Knight
  • Mega Minion
  • Goblin Gang
  • Archer

Graveyard

Clash Royale Strategies Graveyard

What is Graveyard special ability?

Graveyard can be placed anywhere in the Arena and summons the Skeletons one by one within the spell’s radius.

What is Graveyard’s role in most decks?

The graveyard is most commonly used as a win condition in a deck. With a mini tank/tank shielding the Graveyard, the little skeletons can tear down the arena tower in seconds. Small to medium spells are used to destroy any troops that try to counter the Graveyard.

What is the closest replacement for the card?

The graveyard is not replaceable. But if you want a lot of skeletons, you may use Skeleton Army; they are excellent in defense and opponent won’t risk letting a bunch of skeleton’s walk to the tower. However, they are very vulnerable to spells. Goblin Barrel has the closest resemblance to the Graveyard as they can be deployed anywhere in the arena. However, they are more easy to counter than Graveyard.

Summary

  • Legendary cards are not replaceable, and this guide only tries to find the closest replacement
  • Try your best to reach Hog Mountain to unlock legendary cards in the shop. Save up gold by donating to the clan, collect your normal chest, clan chest & crown chest. Most importantly, don’t simply upgrade troops that are not in your main deck
  • Use Gems on Challenge. You may obtain a lot of Gold through challenges.
  • For every free challenge, remember to learn the strategy first before jumping to the battle.

I hope this will be helpful to everyone! Please leave your comment if I missed anything. Thanks!

The End

Thanks so much to Ven for giving us permission to share this guide with the Clash Royale Strategies community. I hope everyone learned something from this amazing guide. If you haven’t seen it yet, be sure to check out our last guide that goes over the 3 Best Decks That Don’t Contain Any Legendary Cards.

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