Beginner Buildings: Goblin Hut, Bomb Tower and Tombstone
Troops, spells, and buildings- we’re all searching for that perfect mixture of all three Clash Royale cards that will make us unbeatable in every arena. While we all trade out normal goblins for spear throwing ones and internally debate whether to use a defense building or one that constantly releases a steady stream of supplementary offense, it’s important to remember that each type of troop performs best at a niche distance in battle. Once you’re able to recognize each character’s specialty, you’ll be able to place them in the right position at the right time during the battle.
The Goblin hut is a great first move. It releases a constant stream of spear throwing goblins (who taught them to do that, anyway?), which can act as defense against your opponent’s first move. In some cases your opponent may choose to make their first move after you drop the hut down on the opposite side of the gameboard. This instance actually works in your favor as you have a constant attack on your opponent’s opposite castle. Once you defeat their first move, you can switch sides of the board and attack the tower you’ve already started to damage.
Mid-game you should probably throw this tower down when you’ve got a solid set of troops already out there fighting. The hut is supplemental to this, and can even push your army over the edge to victory. If you’re fighting a losing fight, you should hang onto the goblin hut as 5 elixirs is a pretty expensive price for a very slow stream of weak (comparatively) spear throwing goblins.
The bomb tower is another great first move on the board. It counteracts whatever your enemy’s first attack is not only by damaging it significantly (or killing it completely), but also distracting your enemy’s players from your castles in their first move. Throw this building down right in front of your King’s tower so it can cover all three of your precious crowned buildings until an army strong enough comes along and takes it down.
You can also play this building when you’re in the middle of a tough battle on your territory. It will help you take out some serious troops, and give you a moment to build elixir while all their troops are distracted for 2-3 seconds.
Skip using this tower when you’re in the middle of a full charge against your enemy. Just keep that offense strong while you got it!
Tombstone is a great building for supplementing a full charge against your enemy, but is most effective in the beginning of a battle if you can do a combo move with both this building and your witch. Your witch’s little skelitons are what make her an epic card- she regenerates, but not as quickly as most any mêlée fighter on the battle field can slay. Tombstone adds those extra skeletons to defend your precious witch so she can go further and do more damage than on her own.
Because Tombstone is so cheap you may find yourself tempted to drop it in the middle of a close battle. Yet, the only time that may be a good strategic move is if you’re literally placing it in front of a giant walking toward your King’s tower as a last ditch effort.