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“Deploys a line of recruits armed with spears, shield and wooden buckets. They dream of ponies and one day wearing metal buckets.”

The Royal Recruits card is unlocked from the Royal Arena (Arena 7). It spawns six single-target, melee-ranged troops with medium hitpoints and damage and shields in addition to their normal health. The Royal Recruits are deployed in a long horizontal line spanning the Arena. The Royal Recruits card costs 7 Elixir to deploy.

Strategy

  • The Royal Recruits are a powerful defensive card because of how they are deployed, allowing good defense from troops coming from both lanes.
    • This can stop a large number of split lane pushes since each Recruit has a decent amount of health and damage.
    • They can also distract some air troops, buying time to counter them.
    • Treat the Royal Recruits like Guards when countering high damage units such as the P.E.K.K.A., Mini P.E.K.K.A., and Sparky.
  • Remember that despite their horizontal formation, they can be split in different ways by shifting the central tile of their deploy pattern to the left or right.
  • When dealing with them, use splash damage cards, such as a Wizard or Valkyrie to counter one or both recruit pushes due to their number, especially if there is a four recruit push.

History

  • On 27/7/18 prior to the card's general release, a maintenance break increased its Elixir cost to 8 (from 6).
  • The Royal Recruits card was added to the game on 7/8/18.
  • On 3/9/18 a Balance Update increased the Royal Recruits damage by 12%, and allowed the Royal Recruits to be split to 2-4 or 4-2.
  • On 3/12/18, a Balance Update decreased the Royal Recruits elixir cost to 7 (from 8), but also decreased their hit speed to 1.3 seconds (from 1.2 sec).

Trivia

  • The Royal Recruits' description indicates that while they're newly recruited low-ranked soldiers, when they get promoted to a higher rank, they will become Dark Princes.
  • The Royal Recruits card is the 4th card in the game to have "Royal" in its name.
  • Costing 7 Elixir, it is the most expensive Common Card in the game.

Statistics

Cost
Elixir
Hit Speed
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Speed
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Deploy Time
DeployTime
Range
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Target
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Count
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Transport
MovementMethodIcon
Type
CardTypeIcon
Rarity
RarityIcon
71.3 secMedium (60)1 secMeleeGroundx6GroundTroopCommon
Level
LevelIcon
Hitpoints
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Shield Hitpoints
Shield hitpoint
Damage
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Damage per second
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1208944837
22281035240
32511135844
42761256449
53031377054
63321507659
73661658465
84011819271
944019910177
1048421911286
1153224012394
12584264134103
13642290148114