Elite barbarians have needed a nerf for a while and finally Clash Royale has answered our prayers. We have a much needed balance changes update coming soon featuring huge changes to the meta that will really switch up the gameplay. These changes will go live on January 23. Here are all the nerfs and buffs that will be changed in Clash Royale soon!
As always, nerfs will be listed in blue while buffs will be in red.
- Elite Barbarians: Hitpoints decrease by 4%, damage decreased by 4%, hit speed reduced to 1.5sec
- Zap: Damage decreased by 6%
- Electro Wizard: Hitpoints increased by 9%, spawn damage decreased by 6%
- Mega Minion: Damage decreased by 4%, hit speed reduced to 1.5sec
- Archers: Hitpoints decreased by 4%
- Log: Damage decreased by 4%, knock back effect reduced
- Ice Golem: Hitpoints decreased by 5%, death damage radius and slow duration decreased
- Ice Spirit: Damage decreased by 10%
- Wizard: Range increased by .5 tiles
The nerfs in this balance change will nerf some players entire deck. First off, the elite barbarians are so important to be nerfed, but thankfully it doesn’t look like they will be nerfed into oblivion. Zap has been popular for quite a while, so it gets a nerf so that won’t let it kill equal level goblins. Im not sure if this is a nerf; I think that it will just lead to over leveled zaps. Some of the most popular support units, archers and mega minion, are nerfed hard. Log is getting a small nerf to make sure it doesn’t get powerful in the loss of the zap. Ice spirit has a much needed damage nerf that makes it not too easy of a counter to the minion horde. Finally, the ice golem won’t be as powerful since once it dies it won’t be as damage dealing.
There are only two buffs, but both cards really deserve them. The electro wizard isn’t as strong as people expected so while its spawn damage is being decrease (in connection to the zap nerf) but now a fireball won’t be able to kill it. The wizard also get a nice range boost, hopefully making it a more viable option for longer ranged attacks.
That’s all the balance changes for January 23rd! Personally, I think that these changes will be great and should severely change the meta. Only time will tell!
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