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 May 2018. As many of you know, I have done this ranking before, back in May, with the same 15 cards. The top 5 cards then, in order, were log, inferno dragon, miner, electro-wizard, and night witch. 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/2018/05/31/clash-royale-legendary-card-rankings-may-2018/
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 May rankings.
Legendary Card Rankings
It seems like it has been forever ago since sparky was not ranked last in the legendary card power rankings. Unfortunately, it just seems like sparky can’t gain any traction whatsoever and seems destined to stay at the bottom. Personally, I think that sparky needs to be saved by a complete rework, since nothing else seems to be helping!
#14- Lava Hound
It’s not that the lava hound is that bad, it just that the other legendary cards are so much better. While the lava hound is certainly a bottom half win condition card, it does synergize well with the balloon, which is one of the best offensive cards in Clash Royale. If current trends continue, expect the lava hound to make some gains in the next rankings.
#13- Ice Wizard
It is kind of sad to see one of the original two legendary cards sitting at the #13 ranking, but unfortunately, there’s not enough firepower with the ice wizard to rank him any higher. I love the ice wizard as a card, but I think that he certainly needs a buff in order to compete with other air-shooting support units and utilize the freeze better.
#12- Magic Archer
In these legendary rankings, the magic archer is going to be the biggest drop, falling down from #8. Similarly to the ice wizard, the magic archer is outclassed right now by rare cards like the wizard, musketeer, and zappies. Without a doubt, the magic archer remains one of the most skillful cards to use, and I hope that translates into his success soon!
While it certainly seems like range is becoming more and more important in Clash Royale, the princess isn’t really benefitting. She can still be a pretty great card to slot into log bait and hog cycle decks, but she needs a little bit more power to really impact the game. Still, the princess is a one-in-a-kind card that there isn’t a real alternative to.
The lumberjack is definitely rising up a bit with a return of golem beatdown into the Clash Royale meta. He is an amazing counterpush card that you can base a whole bunch of chip damage around. Leading the golem into charge requires a lot of strength, but the lumberjack delivers, with his rage spell being the real winner for this card.
Very recently, the graveyard has been on the rise, doing well with the bowler and baby dragon. It is going to be one of our biggest risers, jumping up 5 spots to crack into the top 10 legendary cards. It’s been a while since graveyard has squarely been in the meta, but we could definitely be seeing a return of the splashyard deck to the top of Clash Royale!
Rounding out the bottom half of the legendary cards in the bandit, which is definitely at a decent spot right now. Really skilled players are able to utilize the bandit to great success, getting the dash on as many times as possible. For only 3 elixir, the bandit can really give you some insane value, but you’ll need to know how to use her.
At his lowest ranking ever in the legendary card rankings, the electro-wizard is going to sit right at our #7 spot. As I have said before with the ice wizard and magic archer, the electro-wizard is being outclassed, ESPECIALLY with the astronomical rise of the zappies. Zappies are replacing the e-wiz in the meta, which is hurting his overall rank.
#6- Night Witch
Even with the golem decks really dominating right now, the night witch is going to move down. This card is one of the best possible support cards behind the golem, spawning bats to take down air units, while offering a sharp stick on the ground. With a bit more defensive power, the night witch could be one of the best cards in Clash Royale.
#5- Royal Ghost
The royal ghost made big moves in these rankings, shooting up 5 spots from #10 to break into the top 5. Right now, the royal ghost is such a threat on offensive, requiring an answer or else giving up many hundreds of hitpoints onto your tower. The versatility of the royal ghost is what really makes him great, allowing him to fit into almost any deck.
#4- Mega Knight
As recently as a few weeks ago, the mega knight certainly would have ranked towards the bottom of the legendary cards. However, royal hogs got their big buff, which made that certain mega knight royal hogs deck SHOOT up to be one of the best decks in the game. The mega knight has felt the surge, now being one of the top tanks again.
#3- Inferno Dragon
Does anyone even remember with the inferno dragon was right there with sparky as one of the worst legendary cards in Clash Royale. Now, the inferno dragon is consistently one of the best, providing an easy way to take down tank cards while scaring your opponent with a possible counterpush with a ton of damage from that fiery beam!
It’s going to be tough for the miner to ever go away, just because he offers such an unique skill set. The miner has the potential for huge positive elixir trades by taking out elixir collectors and other weak, expensive cards. He also works amazingly as a secondary tank, good enough for a quick play that sometimes leads to the tower falling.
Finally, our number one legendary card for the 4th straight time is going to be the log. You simply can’t beat the power of the log, having an entire deck archetype meant to bait out this card. Consistency is key for the log, with it always ranking in the top 5 cards for usage. With more bait cards always being added, the log will keep being better!
So that is going to wrap it up for our legendary card rankings for August 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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