January 12, 2016

Balance Changes in Context (1/11 Update)

We hope you’re enjoying Clash Royale, and just wanted to give you some quick context around the recent changes we made to the game:

Prince: Health decreased by 4%

Since the Prince unlocks early in the game, moves fast, and can take out a tower on his own - when left unchecked - he felt especially unfair for newcomers and low-level players. This nerf to the Prince’s health should help level the playing field!

Goblin Barrel: Goblin level decreased by 1

The Goblin Barrel was (and still is) one of the best offensive cards in the game. It was challenging to counter properly without losing a bunch of tower health, short of using Arrows or a Fireball. Now players should have a couple more options to counter these weaker Goblins.

Witch: Skeleton level decreased by 1

Based on the usage statistics, the Witch looked a bit overpowered, so we dropped her Skeletons by one level. Their level was also decreased for consistency. For example, an epic level 1 Goblin Barrel spawns level 5 common Goblins and an epic level 1 Witch spawns level 5 common Skeletons. This will be the rule of thumb from now on for epic cards that spawn common troops.

Mortar: Lifetime decreased to 40 seconds

The total damage done by the Mortar was way, way too high! It was even higher than the X-Bow, so we felt this change was needed.

XP required to get from level 8 to 9 increased by 25%

Our aim is that the common cards and the King’s Tower should upgrade at roughly the same speed. Players were getting to XP level 9 much faster than they were upgrading their common cards to the same level. As a result, Crown Towers were too strong for some of the cards they were facing.

One new replay is published to TV Royale every hour

When we published two replays, we noticed the top one was getting a lot more attention. By releasing one replay, we can treat each published replay more equally. In addition, this way we’ll be publishing new replays to Royale TV more often!

Thank you for reading. If you have any feedback, questions or suggestions, head over to the Forums and share!

See you in the Arena,

The Clash Royale Team