The best rare cards in Clash Royale

Posted by Campbell Bird on March 18th, 2016
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While the common cards in Clash Royale are generally cheap-but-solid cards that can go a long way, rare cards start to really allow for you to customize your deck to your playstyle. See below for some of the best rare cards in the game right now.

Hog Rider

The Hog Rider is a great rare card because he is relatively fast and cheap, but destructive. Because this unit heads straight for buildings and can jump over the river separating the opposing towers, the Hog Rider is one of the best offensive units in Clash Royale.

Try playing the Hog Rider once you've established a small elixir lead to force your opponent to spend more trying to counter.


The Fireball is a more concentrated form of the Arrows card. It's slightly more expensive and doesn't have quite as big a radius, but it makes up for that by dealing a lot more damage.

For clusters of more heavily armored enemies, the Fireball is a good tool deal with them and make favorable elixir trades.


The Wizard is a great defensive unit because he's kind of like a moving Fireball card. He launches fireballs that do area of effect damage and can take out clusters of enemies pretty easily.

The Wizard isn't the most durable unit there is, but they can play a valuable support role when put behind a Giant or Golem.

Mini P.E.K.K.A.

If you want some high damage for a low elixir cost, the Mini P.E.K.K.A. should be your unit of choice. Although they can get taken down pretty easily by swarms of enemies, Mini P.E.K.K.A.s are great for destroying towers because of how quickly they can dish out their damage.

Try using a Mini P.E.K.K.A. in tandem with a Giant so that it can sneak up to a tower relatively unharmed and bring the pain before your opponent knows what hit them.

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