The newest round of balance changes are here in Clash Royale and this balance changes update features the royal giant and elite barbarians getting nerfed! These balance changes for Clash Royale will be coming April 19th, 2017!
As always, nerfs will be listed in red, while buffs are in blue.
- Royal Giant: Deploy Time to 2sec (from 1sec)
- Elite Barbarians: Hitpoints -4%, initial attack comes 0.1 sec slower
- Furnace: Hitpoints -5%
- Goblin Hut: Hitpoints +5%
- Electro Wizard: Hit Speed to 1.8sec (from 1.7sec)
- Executioner: Damage +6%
- Balloon: Death Damage delay to 3sec (from 1sec)
- Skeleton Army: Skeleton count decreased to 14 (from 15)
- Lumberjack: Hitpoints +4%
The nerfs are the real story behind this set of balance changes! You have 5 of the most popular cards being nerfed in the RG, EBs, furnace, EW, and skarmy. Royal giant got a good nerf: I think deploy time will help be able to counter it more than a HP or damage nerf. Elite barbarians definitely needed a solid nerf and I think they got one in their HP reductions. Also, having the first attack come slower will help with timing of defensive troops. Furnace will be more vulnerable to spell damage with its HP reduction. The e-wiz also got a reduction, but with its hit speed. Electro wizard was starting to feel a bit overpowered, so this might tone him back a bit. Also balloon damage was changed to be more consistent with the giant skeleton. Lastly, the skeleton army got a skeleton nerf, which seems like a bit much to me. Skarmy seemed overall pretty balanced.
We had only three buffs in the April balance changes but they are important. The goblin hut has really fallen behind to the furnace, so giving it the furnace’s 5% HP means it should be used a bit more. Next up is the executioner. It used to be super OP, but bug fixes have changed it to a pretty weak card. A buff was important to bring it back up to the meta. Lastly we have the lumberjack which has had like 5 straight buffs. Maybe this time it will work its way into the main game.
So that is going to be all for this round of balance changes for April 19th. I’m super excited to see another nerf to elite barbarians, but let me know what you guys think in the comment section down below! Thanks for reading and come back soon for more Clash Royale content.
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