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“Defensive building with a long range. Shoots big boulders that deal area damage, but cannot hit targets that get very close!”

The Barbarian Launcher is a temporary Common card, only available in certain 1 week Challenges. It spawned an area-damage, ground-targeting, very long-ranged, building with high hitpoints and extremely low damage. It had a blind spot, preventing it from attacking enemies inside it. Every attack that it did would also spawn a Barbarian. A Barbarian Launcher card costed 5 Elixir to deploy.

Strategy[]

  • Like the Mortar, the Barbarian Launcher is able to target the enemy's Crown Towers from the player's own side, making it an effective offensive building. It can deal more damage than the Mortar, due to the Barbarians being spawned, and the higher attack speed. However, its immediate damage is significantly lower.
  • The Barbarian Launcher is also able to damage enemy defensive buildings and troops from the player's side of the Arena to make way for a push. The Barbarians spawned from them can also help tank for other troops.
  • As a defense, the Barbarian Launcher can be placed in the center of the player's territory, preferably closer to the King's Tower, so opposing troops cannot get to the Crown Towers without defensive resistance.
  • Because the Barbarians can attack all ground troops, using the Royal Giant to tank shots from it is ineffective, as the Barbarians will slowly defeat the Royal Giant, and then proceed towards the Crown Tower. It is more effective to distract it with troops that target ground troops, especially ones that deal area damage, such as the Bowler.
  • When facing the Barbarian Launcher, try to place slow building targeting troops like the Ice Golem one tile into the other lane. This will distract the Barbarian Launcher completely, due to its low DPS and Ice Golem's high hitpoints.
  • Generally, the player should consider attacking in the other lane with their main offensive cards, in order to prevent the Barbarian Launcher from attacking their Crown Tower.
  • A Barbarian Launcher takes 3.5 seconds to deploy, giving the defender ample time to place cards to distract the Barbarian Launcher and prevent it from locking onto their Crown Towers, as well as deal with its supporting troops. With sufficient cards, this can then be turned into a punishing counterpush. Placing the distraction unit at the last second is usually the most effective way to distract the Barbarian Launcher as the opponent won't be able to react to the unit and eliminate it before the Barbarian Launcher finishes deploying. The defender can also mix up their timing and play their unit immediately to catch their opponent off guard, such as with an immediate Inferno Tower.
  • If the player misses their timing for a distraction and the Barbarian Launcher is locked on to their Crown Tower, using any card with a stun effect such as Zap will force the Barbarian Launcher to retarget to the nearest entity, which is helpful in denying a lot of would-be damage.
  • In a situation where both players have lost a Crown Tower in opposite lanes, the Barbarian Launcher user should attack the Tower opposite to their destroyed one by placing their Barbarian Launcher in the middle. This limits the areas in which their opponent can deploy troops directly on top of the Barbarian Launcher. Going for the King's Tower is not recommended, as all four sides of the Barbarian Launcher will be vulnerable to being deployed on and the King’s Tower’s higher amount of hitpoints will be difficult to break through consistently.
  • Having an area damage spell in hand when attacking with the Barbarian Launcher is very effective, as it can allow the player to defeat low or moderate-hitpoint troops nearly instantly, allowing it to lock onto a Crown Tower.
  • Conversely, having an area damage spell in hand when defending against a Barbarian Launcher is also effective. Due to the Barbarian Launcher's high Elixir cost, the units played alongside it are often of low Elixir cost and have low to moderate hitpoints, allowing the player to reap a large amount of spell value.
  • The Bomb Tower is very effective against the Barbarian Launcher. It can deal area damage, allowing it to handle multiple Barbarians, and the Barbarian Launcher will do barely any damage to it. However, it will expire before the Barbarian Launcher expires, so make sure that there is something else that attacks the Barbarian Launcher while the Bomb Tower distracts it.
  • Even though it does extremely low damage per impact, it is still decent against cloned units, as the drop damage will kill them instantly.

Statistics

Barbarian Launcher Attributes

Cost
Elixir
Hit Speed
Damage Speed
Deploy Time
Deploy Time
Lifetime
Time
Range
Range
Splash Radius
Radius
Projectile Speed
Speed
Target
Targets
Type
Type
Rarity
Rarity
5 3 sec 3.5 sec 30 sec 3.5-11.5 2 300 Ground Building Common

Barbarian Attributes

Hit Speed
Damage Speed
Speed
Speed
Range
Range
Target
Targets
Transport
Transport
1.3 sec Medium (60) Melee: Short (0.7) Ground Ground

Card Statistics

Level
Level
Barbarian Launcher Hitpoints
Hitpoint
Barbarian Launcher Area Damage
Area Damage
Barbarian Launcher Damage per second
DPS
Barbarian Launcher Hitpoints lost per second
Time
Barbarian Hitpoints
Hitpoint
Barbarian Damage
Damage
Barbarian Damage per second
DPS
1 575 1 0 19.1 262 75 57
2 632 1 0 21 288 82 63
3 695 1 0 23.1 317 90 69
4 764 1 0 25.4 348 99 76
5 839 1 0 27.9 382 109 83
6 920 1 0 30.6 419 120 92
7 1,012 1 0 33.7 461 132 101
8 1,109 1 0 36.9 505 144 110
9 1,219 2 0 40.6 555 159 122
10 1,339 2 0 44.6 610 174 133
11 1,472 2 0 49 670 192 147
12 1,615 2 0 53.8 736 210 161
13 1,776 3 1 59.2 809 231 177
14 1,949 3 1 64.9 888 254 195

History[]

2022

  • The Barbarian Launcher card was made available in the Barbarian Launcher Challenge on 1/8/2022.
  • On 6/8/2022, the Barbarian Launcher was removed from the game.
  • On 10/10/2022, the Barbarian Launcher was readded to the game in the Mega Deck Challenge.
  • On 17/10/2022, the Barbarian Launcher was removed from the game.

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Trivia[]

  • The word “Barbarian” comes from “barbaros”, which is the Greek word for uncivilized. Dating back to the ancient Greek times, the Greeks referred to non-Greek people as barbarians because the language they spoke sounded to Greeks like gibberish represented by the sounds “bar…bar…;”.
    • In the German, Spanish, Norwegian, and Persian language setting of the game, the Barbarian Launcher's name translates to "Barbarian Thrower". In the Italian and Dutch language setting of the game, the Barbarian Launcher's name translates to "Barbarian Shooter". In the Thai and Finnish language setting of the game, the Barbarian Launcher's name translates to "Barbarian Shooting Machine" and "Barbarian Cannon" respectively.
    • The Barbarian Launcher is 1 of 6 cards associated with Barbarians, with the others being Elite Barbarians, Battle Ram, Barbarian Hut, Barbarian Barrel, and of course, Barbarians.
  • The Barbarian Launcher was meant to be scrapped, but was added in a Challenge.
  • It is the first building card to be temporary.
  • The Barbarian Launcher's stats are the highest or lowest among all buildings. More specifically:
    • Among all buildings that can attack, the Barbarian Launcher has the lowest damage of all buildings, with 3 damage at Level 14 and 1 damage at Level 1.
    • Among all buildings that can attack, the Barbarian Launcher is tied with Mortar, X-Bow, and Party Hut for the longest range of all buildings, with a range of 11.5 tiles.
    • The Barbarian Launcher is tied with Mortar, X-Bow, and Party Hut for the longest deployment time of all buildings, with a deployment time of 3.5 seconds.
    • Among all buildings that can attack, the Barbarian Launcher is tied with Mortar for the lowest first attack speed of all buildings, with a first attack speed of 1 second.
    • Among all buildings with area damage, the Barbarian Launcher is tied with Mortar for the largest area damage radius of all buildings, with a radius of 2 tiles.
    • Among all buildings that attack with projectiles, the Barbarian Launcher is tied with Mortar for the lowest projectile speed of all buildings, with a projectile speed of 300.
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