“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 8 Elixir to deploy.
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.