The best common cards in Clash Royale

Posted by Campbell Bird on March 18th, 2016
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One of the things that is so great about Clash Royale is its sense of balance. Even the game's most common cards are as viable in high tier arenas as the rarest of the rare. Check out these top common cards:


Arrows are one of the best cards in Clash Royale, particularly because of how dramatically they can turn the tide of a battle. Costing just 3 elixir, arrows can take out most light units in one fell swoop.

If you're able to time an arrow volley to take out a few groups of goblins, a skeleton army, minions, or some archers, you'll almost always make a favorable elixir trade, which is something you want to do as much as possible.

Spear Goblins

No matter how high you climb in Clash Royale's arenas, you'll almost always encounter decks that are still rocking Spear Goblins, and you might ask yourself why. After all, they are some of the frailest units with the lowest damage per second in the game.

The reason Spear Goblins are great to have is because they are cheap and disposable solutions to almost every problem. Being attacked by air? Need to block a prince? Want to back up your giant? Spear goblins are great for all of these situations. Just don't try to use them against a Baby Dragon and you'll probably be ok.


Barbarians are a great value card. For 5 elixir, you get four barbarians, all of which are reasonably durable and capable of taking out large units like giants and golems in a matter of seconds.

Even against air units, Barbarians can be useful as a defense because they can soak up quite a bit of damage while your tower or other ranged units can take down whatever flying units are coming your way.


The Tesla is the possibly the strongest structure in Clash Royale, as its ability to hide itself from spells and long range units when not firing makes it very durable for the price.

If you place a Tesla in the middle of your map and within range of your towers, it can act as a strong defensive item that is hard for your opponents to deal with.

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Did we miss any common cards in this list? Share your favorites in the comments!

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