It is time for a new legendary card rankings for all the legendary cards in Clash Royale! We will be having a power ranking, 15-1, of the legendary cards in Clash Royale as of February 2018. As many of you know, I have done this ranking before, when there were only 13 legendary cards. The top 5 cards then, in order, were log, electro-wizard, bandit, miner, and mega knight. 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 15!
Note: Text color indicates which way the card is trending in regard to the November rankings.
Legendary Card Rankings
Honestly there should be no surprise that sparky comes in at the bottom of these rankings. Despite the buff a few months ago, sparky remains such a poor card. If you are really skilled at attacking, you might be able to do some work with sparky, but overall it is truly a trash can on wheels. Sparky needs to be overhauled in order to be effectively.
#14- Lava Hound
Long gone are the days of LavaLoonion, which used to absolutely dominate the meta. The main issue with the lava hound is that it doesn’t do enough damage, but just provides a tank. Also, as the amount of air targeting troops have increased, it has become harder and harder to try and get your lava hound to the tower in one piece.
The nerf to the graveyard a while ago proved to be way too severe, as the graveyard, which was once at the peak of legendary cards, now dwells in the basement. There are just way too many ways to really counter the graveyard, with it now needing either poison or freeze to be effective. Buff the graveyard back to what it used to be!
#12- Ice Wizard
In these legendary rankings, the ice wizard is going to be the biggest faller, dropping 5 spots to #12. Looking back on it, the ranking of #7 was a bit too much, but he had just been buffed. Now we can see that the buff didn’t do much for him, as he is overshadowed by bigger damage dealers than himself. Another damage buff would be great for the IW.
#11- Royal Ghost
If these balance changes occurred just a month ago, the royal ghost would be, without a doubt, number one on that list. However, due to the severe nerfing that occurred in January, the royal ghost no longer stacks up to his old self. That being said, the royal ghost is still a very nice card, being great for bridge spam decks and working well in hog cycle decks as well.
#10- Magic Archer
The newest legendary card in Clash Royale is not even out in the game yet! I’m going to slot the magic archer at #10 for right now, since we still don’t know a lot about how he fits into the meta. From the times that I have played with and against him, I can tell that he is a great support card, but its unclear exactly how good he is. Right now, he seems to be a decent legendary card, though not OP.
Despite dropping, the princess is still an amazing card right now, like most of the legendary cards ranked “low”. It can be almost impossible to win games if you don’t have a direct counter to the princess. This card is great at defense as another answer to swarm decks, since she does splash damage. Another great plus is that she is versatile to fit in most decks.
The bandit is going to fall 5 spots from our November rankings, mostly because of the introduction of the royal ghost as another great 3 elixir legendary card with a similar play style. However, with the reemergence of the double princes deck, you have no idea how high the bandit can climb by riding with that speed based deck.
#7- Night Witch
If the last balance changes wouldn’t have come out, the night witch probably would be outside the top 10 legendary cards. However, thanks to the buff that she got, as well as the lumberjack buff, she’s returned to the peak of the meta. Golem-night witch is one of the top 2 decks in Clash Royale at the moment and she is featured right at the forefront.
The miner is one of the original 5 legendary cards, and right now, he is ranked the highest out of all of them. The miner is definitely one of the most versatile cards in Clash Royale, offering value as a tank and a cheap way to soak up damage. Overall though, miner decks have been on the decline, which is the reason behind the drop in ranking.
No surprises here, the lumberjack is going to be the biggest climber in these legendary rankings, up 7 to crack into the top 5. Even with the mini-PEKKA being as strong as it is, nothing can beat the classic lumberjack-hog or lumberjack-golem combination. The rage spell that he drops is so powerful for pushes that he can’t be anything but a top 5 legendary card.
#4- Mega Knight
Just a few balance changes ago, the mega knight would have certainly been #2, falling only to the completely OP royal ghost. However, the mega knight has been toned back a bit, making it not as quite OP. However, the mega knight is still a high quality card, being one of the premiere tanks in Clash Royale. Despite the big spawn damage nerf, he’s still an amazing card.
#3- Inferno Dragon
Just like the lumberjack, the inferno dragon is seeing a HUGE climb from the November rankings. At the time of the November rankings, the inferno dragon was definitely on the rise, but now it is one of the best legendary cards in Clash Royale, hands down. The inferno dragon is now appearing in almost any deck as a surefire way to shut down tanks, and despite several nerfs, is staying good!
Staying at number two in our legendary cards is the electro-wizard, one of the top 3 support cards in Clash Royale, without a doubt. The electro-wizard is one of the most versatile cards in Clash Royale, fitting well in many different types of decks, which is why he is still ranked #2 for legendary cards. While not OP, the e-wiz is consistent, which is what we need in CR!
And the only spell that is ranked number 1 (common, rare, and epic all have a spell in the top 3), the log is going to take the cake in these legendary rankings yet again. Despite originally being a terrible legendary, the log has stayed at the top for a long time now, offering so much value for 2 elixir. A pushback, plus an easy way to kill swarm units make the log edge the e-wiz and ID for #1!
So that is going to wrap it up for our legendary card rankings for February of 2018! 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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