It is time for a new legendary card rankings for all the legendary cards in Clash Royale! We will be having a power ranking, 13-1, of the legendary cards in Clash Royale as of November 2017. As many of you know, I have done this ranking before, when there were only 12 legendary cards. The top 5 cards then, in order, were electro-wizard, log, graveyard, night witch, and miner. Let’s see how much those rankings were shaken up over the past couple balance changes and updates!
You can view the old ranking here: https://clashfordummies.com/2017/07/03/clash-royale-legendary-card-rankings/
How the Legendary Cards are Ranked
When ranking these cards we put a lot of thought and effort into what makes the best legendary card the best. We are considering a variety of different ways to rank which are order in importance as follows:
- Cost/Damage Ratio (is the card worth it?)
- Strength on defense and offense
So now that you know what we are judging on, lets go ahead and get into the rankings, starting with number 13!
Note: Text color indicates which way the card is trending in regard to the June rankings.
Despite sparky’s first ever buff, it remains at the very basement of the legendary card rankings. While sparky would be a respectable choice in most other card rankings, for the legendary cards, it just doesn’t make the cut. The buff definitely did help though, with sparky pairing pretty well in behind the giant with a wizard or executioner! Maybe next time it might rise….
With the rise of the knight, the lumberjack has been replaced too easily. Offering almost 0 value apart for the rage spell that he drops, the lumberjack has fallen big time in the meta. Some golem-lumberjack decks are pretty effective, but for the most part the lumberjack is outclassed by other cards which can offer almost the same attributes for less elixir.
#11- Lava Hound
LavaLoonion has taken a big hit over the past couple months, mostly due to the sheer number of cards that can now kill air cards. With musketeer, wizard, and executioner, along with bats and minions sitting at the top of the defensive meta, the lava hound just can’t get through to the tower like it used to. Maybe more health would make it a more effective card?
The graveyard is going to be our biggest faller in these legendary card rankings, dropping an unprecedented 7 spots in a 13 card ranking. It is clear to see why, as graveyard was nerfed pretty hard. With its radius now much smaller and a more predictable spawn rate, the graveyard has become infinitely more easy to counter, which makes it a shadow of the card it once was.
#9- Inferno Dragon
Being on a slow rise of the past few months, the inferno dragon jumps up to #9 in our power rankings. With a faster retargeting rate, the inferno dragon is able to take out spam troops a lot faster. However, if the inferno dragon really wants to become a premier legendary card, it is going to have to be able to kill spear goblins or bats without being taken out first.
#8- Night Witch
While once one of the most OP cards Clash Royale has ever seen, the night witch has transformed into a decent support card, often paired behind the golem or the giant. The bats that the night witch spawns are invaluable for distracting infernos and for getting chip damage on the tower, but the night witch can’t be beat so easily by swarm troops if she wants to move up.
#7- Ice Wizard
The slowing aspect that the ice wizard brings to the table is unmatched across Clash Royale, which is why he is right in the middle of the legendary card rankings. The ice wizard can fit into almost any deck, managing to fight off most cards because of his splash damage and his freeze effect. He’s a great defensive or support card, being able to do it all!
Despite the heavy prevalence of the log in many decks, the princess is still a great card, actually getting better since the June rankings. Working in perfectly well with zap/log bait decks, the princess finds her spot as a splash damage killer, defending your tank against the popular skeleton army and goblin gang. With a bit more health, the princess would borderline on OP.
#5- Mega Knight
The newest legendary card in Clash Royale is going to debut at the number 5 spot, which is lower than many people might have predicted at the introduction of the mega knight. #5 is a fair spot for the mega knight, which can take out basically all swarm decks, as long as he has his jump in place. The mega knight is still very new, so testing new decks will find the mega knight its true meta spot.
One of the most versatile and valuable cards in Clash Royale, the miner sits at number 4 in our legendary rankings. With the miner, you can get SO much value, completely taking out an elixir collector or supporting just a couple of small units to take down a tower. Once you become a pro with the miner, control decks are your best friend, chip by chip!
The bandit is going to be our biggest climber in the legendary card rankings, climbing three spots up to #3. The bandit has proved to be such a valuable card, being mostly an offensive card, but also being great on defense to. The immunity while she dashes is borderline OP, often making your opponent panic into placing any card into her path.
Our old #1 is no longer the champ, as the greatness of the last legendary card has simply overtaken it. The zap that the e-wiz provides when it lands is great, especially if you need to take out a bunch of small card. The zaps that the e-wiz shoots are even greater though, doing a whole bunch of damage as well as resetting inferno dragon, inferno tower and sparky.
LONG LIVE THE LOG! The log is probably the best card in Clash Royale, offering absolutely insane value for only 2 elixir. Almost every player needs to carry the log in their deck, as the popularity of log bait requires it. The log can push back and damage all units, only limited to what cards are within its path. Besides a huge meta change, nothing can stop the log from domination.
So that is going to wrap it up for our legendary card rankings for November of 2017! Stay tuned soon to see how all of our rankings change in a couple months. Thanks for reading and comment below what you think of the rankings!
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