Clash Royale update: New troop, match time reductions, Arrows rework, and more!

Welcome to our Clash Royale update hub! We’ll be collecting all the official balance changes and updates for Clash Royale as they’re released by the Finnish giant Supercell.

If you’re a hardcore Clasher, be sure to bookmark this page to stay up-to-date on the latest buffs, nerfs, new game modes, and new cards for Clash Royale. Below you’ll find the most recent update, followed by a list of new cards from this season. Previous Clash Royale updates can be found at the end of the page.

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Clash Royale update: The latest

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Clash Royale November update

Release date: November 27, 2019

The Clash Royale November update is here, although the new card won’t hit until the start of Season 6 on December 2. Still, it brings big changes, most notably a rework to the Arrows spell that makes it more effective against certain cards. It now deals damage in three quick waves instead of one.

There are also a few significant balance changes, including a partial reversion of the recent Executioner and Witch nerfs. Card info screens have been redesigned to display more information about each card, as well as a simple preview video to help new players.

Another huge change is the reduction of match times from six minutes to five minutes. The first three minutes play the same, but the first minute of overtime has 2x Elixir and the second minute of overtime has 3x Elixir. This change affects all game modes, so now matches at low trophy counts are the same length as matches at high trophy counts.

To read more about this update, check out the official blog post!

Clash Royale: New cards

One of the secrets to Clash Royale’s success is the constant updates, changes, and new cards. A single new card can open up tons of great deck possibilities, and add some longevity to the title released way back in 2016. Check out the latest new card releases below!

Battle Healer

Battle Healer heals herself over time, and heals nearby friendly troops when dealing damage!

Release date: December 2, 2019

  • 4-Elixir rare troop card.
  • High hitpoints, comparable to Knight.
  • Heals herself when not attacking.
  • Heals nearby troops when dealing damage.

Clash Royale new card elixir golem

Elixir Golem

Splits into two Elixir Golemites when destroyed, which split into two sentient Blobs when defeated. A Blob gives your opponent one elixir when destroyed!

Release date: November 4, 2019.

  • 3-Elixir rare troop card.
  • Very high Hitpoints, further increased by golemites and blobs.
  • Powerful pusher when combined with Clone spell.
  • Be wary of counterpushes when defeated.


His Ranged Attack can pull enemies towards him, and pull himself to enemy buildings. He’s also mastered the ancient art of ‘Fish Slapping’.

Release date: July 1, 2019.

  • 4-elixir legendary available in Hog Mountain or higher.
  • His anchor pulls enemies towards him, even across lanes or the river.
  • Hooked units have move and attack speed reduced by 35% for 2 seconds.
  • Hitting a building with his anchor will pull Fisherman towards it.

Clash Royale new card Gobllin Cage

Goblin Cage

When the Goblin Cage is destroyed, a Goblin Brawler is unleashed into the Arena! Goblin Brawler never skips leg day.

Release date: June 3, 2019.

  • 4-elixir rare available in Spooky Town or higher.
  • Building has low hitpoints and lasts just 15 seconds.
  • When destroyed, spawns Goblin Brawler.
  • Goblin Brawler is very fast and deals high damage, but with middling hitpoints.

Clash Royale update history

Clash Royale Season 5 update

Release date: November 4, 2019.

Season 5 is here, and it’s the Goblins’ turn to shine! The Great Goblin Feast has taken over the Legendary arena, giving it a complete festive makeover for the duration of Season 5. The latest Royale Pass also serves up new Goblin goodies, including a Goblin Hut-like tower skin and a new Dart Goblin emote.

The new season also brings with it a host of balance changes, mostly to nerf overperforming cards like the Witch. The most recent new troop card Elixir Golem is now available in chests, although it and its gooey offspring have had their health reduced by 10%. Executioner is still being tweaked to find a happy place in the meta, and the only (minor) buff this time around is to the Barbarian Barrel, for better or worse.

Check out the full list of changes on the official blog post!

Clash Royale Season 4 update

Season 4 is here, and it’s going to be a spooky one. The latest Royale Pass features a number of Halloween-themed unlockables plus a few unique emotes. The Royal Arena has been reskinned to match the theme, and several new game modes are on the way.

Perhaps more significantly, a new card has been added to Clash Royale. Elixir Golem is a three-elixir troop card that explodes into two smaller Elixir Golemites, similar to the Golem. When the Elixir Golemites are defeated, they split again into two Elixir Blobs, each of which give your opponent one elixir when defeated. Use with caution!

Read more about the latest Clash Royale update over at the official patch notes.

Clash Royale September update overview

Release date: September 30

The Clash Royale September update landed at a bit of a strange time, but it brought with it tons of new ways to play Clash Royale. The 2v2 button has been replaced with the Party button, which still has 2v2 mode plus a host of other fun game modes. Even better, you won’t lose trophies when playing any party modes, but you’ll still gain crowns, victory gold, and complete quest objectives.

There aren’t any balance changes with the September update, but stayed tuned until next week when Season 4 launches. It’s slated to bring a new card, new arena, and a host of other Halloween themed goodies.

Check out the full patch notes over at the official Clash Royale website.

That’s it for our Clash Royale update hub. Be sure to bookmark this article, as we’ll update it over the next few weeks and months with the latest releases. 

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