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“You gotta spend Elixir to make Elixir! This building makes 8 Elixir over its Lifetime. Does not appear in your starting hand.”

The Elixir Collector is a Rare card that is unlocked from the Miner's Mine (Arena 15). It spawns a building with high hitpoints. Every 12 seconds, the Elixir Collector will passively generate 1 Elixir. When defeated, it will also generate 1 Elixir. It appears as a wooden building with a vertical glass channel in between two wooden seals, in which Elixir keeps pumping up. A pipe and a hose are fixed behind it, with a small puddle of Elixir back and to the left of the collector tube. An Elixir Collector card costs 6 Elixir to deploy.

Strategy[]

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  • Use the Elixir Collector to boost Elixir production so you can deploy your cards more quickly. The Elixir Collector generates 1 Elixir every 12 seconds.
  • The Elixir Collector can be used as a distraction for building targeting troops, such as the Giant, but this is a last-resort option as it has relatively few hitpoints for a very high cost. Use this card on defense only when you have to defend for the last few seconds.
    • However, the Elixir Collector is surprisingly effective against a Electro Giant since it doesn’t get hit by the reflection damage, giving plenty of time for the Crown Towers to defend it.
  • Using the Mirror with Elixir Collectors is a high-risk high-reward as the player can place multiple Elixir Collectors at the same time, sharply increasing the player's Elixir production. If the player continues to place them, they will always have a high amount of Elixir and will be able to defend against almost any push. You gain 16 Elixir, but you spend 13 Elixir, creating a profit of 3 Elixir overall.
    • However, this means that the player should have to have a major Elixir advantage or be very confident about defending after spending 13 Elixir.
    • Usually, this is not effective nor is it an advisable play, as the opponent will most likely take advantage of the player's lack of Elixir and send their push, doing serious damage as the player is defenseless, so have some cheap troops at the ready just in case.
  • Keep in mind that the Elixir Collector is a building, so using damaging spells such as the Fireball can still damage them, reducing their lifetime to produce Elixir. In fact, a Fireball at least 2 levels higher can completely destroy an Elixir Collector for a 1-Elixir (since the Elixir Collector will then give 1 Elixir after it's destroyed, so it's like the Elixir Collector costed the player 5 Elixir) profit and the added bonus of denying the Collector any Elixir if used fast enough, effectively making your opponent waste 6 Elixir. Therefore, It's recommended not to place an Elixir Collector unless your opponent has already just used a Fireball or any spell that does high damage to it.
    • Spells also cost Elixir. When both the Elixir Collector and the Fireball are at tournament level, the Fireball can do 689 damage to the Elixir Collector, leaving it with 381 hitpoints (from 1,070). Since the Elixir Collector is automatically dealt 16.4 damage per second (1,070 Hitpoints/65 second lifetime), it will have time to produce 2 Elixir + 1 Elixir upon destruction. Subtracting the cost of the Elixir Collector from this (6), the user of the Elixir Collector is left with a 3 Elixir loss, while the loss of its opponent is -4. This however turns beneficial if other troops or a Crown Tower is caught in the blast.
    • The remaining production can still be used to quickly field troops that are countered by the Fireball. A Three Musketeers or Barbarians based attack can be game-changing without a Fireball in rotation.
  • Provided it doesn't get damaged, the Elixir Collector will give a profit of 2 Elixir over its lifetime. This is reduced to 1 Elixir when it is mirrored.
    • Although it doesn't seem like much, the player still naturally generates Elixir and will result in an Elixir advantage. This is important to note when trying to protect the Elixir Collector from threats.
  • It is an ideal card to place down if the player has full Elixir and wishes not to waste any. By putting down the Elixir Collector, not only will the player be able to continue gaining Elixir, but they will have more Elixir in the future. However, placing down this 6 Elixir building will leave the player fairly vulnerable to opponent attacks for the time being.
  • If the opponent has a card which can eliminate an Elixir Collector instantly (such as the Rocket) the Elixir Collector can probably still serve as an invaluable ally in your deck for the whole game, as long as the opponent's Rocket is used elsewhere. If you have the Rocket and wish to use it on the Elixir Collector, it is important that you do so as soon as possible before the Elixir Collector generates any Elixir to make a neutral Elixir trade.
  • Although the Elixir Collector is a building, it is still effective to have another building in the deck, such as a Cannon, to defend against cards such as the Hog Rider or Ram Rider. This is because these troops will be able to target the player's Towers directly unless they have a second building.
  • If any player holds up 10 Elixir, the Elixir Collector will not give that player 1 Elixir, but instead will hold it until the player uses a card.
    • This is valuable evidence to show that the opponent could possibly do a full-on assault, as they can play cards worth a total of 11 Elixir at once.
    • Letting the Elixir Collector hold onto the extra Elixir is generally a bad idea. If it holds on to it for too long, the player will miss out on 1 Elixir.
    • Due to the 1 second server delay, the optimal time to place a unit is at 0.5 seconds when it is holding onto an Elixir so that you will not lose any profit.
  • When the player has placed down their Elixir Collector, they can find out when their next Elixir is coming by looking at the Elixir Collector. When the next Elixir is ready, the central channel will be filled with pink Elixir, and it will then dispense the Elixir and empty itself.
  • Placement of the Elixir Collector is important in the optimal defense against certain spells, and adaptations will need to be made on the fly to maximize performance.
    • The first one is behind the Crown Tower. This is a bad position when the opponent has a Rocket since they can destroy the Elixir Collector and deal massive damage to the Crown Tower. However, this is a good location when the opponent uses the Poison and Earthquake, as it gives the player more space to place their defending units.
    • The second one is in the middle. This is a good position against the Miner and the Goblin Drill as they will be targeted by both Crown Towers, and the Rocket cannot damage the Crown Tower when it destroys the Elixir Collector, but this is a bad position against the Poison and Earthquake because it can poison the player's defending troops. This is especially effective if the Dagger Duchess is in use, as both Crown Towers will almost instantly destroy the Miner and Goblin Drill before they can get much damage on the Elixir Collector.
    • These placements generally apply only to passive buildings such as spawners and, of course, the Elixir Collector, as defensive buildings generally need to be placed in between the Towers.
  • The player must address the Elixir Collector or they are risking an Elixir disadvantage. They can use a spell or the Miner to destroy the Elixir Collector. If they don't have any of those, they can pressure their opponent and be very aggressive to prevent the opponent from making strong combos.
  • If an opponent has an Elixir Collector right next to their King's Tower, and its hitpoints are close to full, it is generally a good idea to send a Goblin Barrel or Miner to it, as they will deal major damage to the Collector and the Crown Towers will usually destroy the troop before it can get a chance to activate their King's Tower. In turn, this becomes a gradually less valuable play as the Elixir Collector decays, as the amount of Elixir that the counter unit can deny decreases and the likelihood of a King's Tower activation increases. The opponent could also use a Tornado to force the unit to target the King's Tower, leaving the Collector with most of its health remaining.
  • Because the Elixir Collector cannot appear in the starting hand, using it in a deck can allow the player to manipulate their starting hand for a more optimal defense, as the deck would only be able to choose between 7 cards instead of 8. Using it along with Mirror can further manipulate the starting hand into being able to choose between 6 cards.
  • The Elixir Collector is affected by Rage, technically allowing it to produce extra Elixir. However, its lifetimer decays more quickly under a Rage spell's effect, meaning 3 Rage spells are needed to produce only one extra Elixir from the Elixir Collector. This results in a massive 5 Elixir deficit, and thus is an ineffective strategy to use.
  • In the Rage Challenge, all buildings' (including the Elixir Collector's) lifetimes are unaffected, but in Elixir Collector's case, the Elixir producing speed is, allowing it to produce up to 9 Elixir instead of the usual 7 in the challenge.

Statistics

Cost
Elixir
Production Speed
Time
Deploy Time
Deploy Time
Lifetime
Time
Type
Type
Rarity
Rarity
6 12 sec 1 sec 1 min 26 sec Building Rare
Level
Level
Hitpoints
Hitpoint
Hitpoints lost per second
Time
3 505 5.8
4 555 6.4
5 611 7.1
6 671 7.8
7 737 8.5
8 808 9.3
9 888 10.3
10 974 11.3
11 1,070 12.4
12 1,176 13.6
13 1,292 15
14 1,419 16.5
15 1,560 18.1

Card Mastery

Type Level/Tier Objective Rewards
Card Expert
Cards
1 Play this card a total of 100 times 100 Elixir Collector cards
50 XP
2 Play this card a total of 300 times 4,000 Gold
50 XP
3 Play this card a total of 500 times 150 Gem
50 XP
Pump It Up!
Pump It Up!
1 Generate 640 Elixir in battle 6,000 Gold
125 XP
2 Generate 1,800 Elixir in battle 100 Rare Wild Card
125 XP
3 Generate 3,150 Elixir in battle 9,000 Gold
125 XP

History[]

2016

  • The Elixir Collector card was added with Clash Royale's game launch on 4/1/2016.
  • On 2/2/2016, the February 2016 Update, increased the Elixir Collector's production time interval to 9.8 seconds (from 9.95 seconds). This was because of a bug where it would produce 6 Elixir instead of 7.
  • On 29/2/2016, the March 2016 Update, moved the Arena to unlock the Elixir Collector from Royal Arena to Builder's Workshop.
  • On 3/5/2016, the May 2016 Update, increased the Rare card Level cap to 11 (from 10) and decreased the Elixir Collector's hitpoints by 20%.
  • On 18/5/2016, a Balance Update, decreased the Elixir Collector's hitpoints by 9%.
  • On 4/7/2016, the Tournaments Update, made the Elixir Collector's production rate affected by spell effects (Freeze, Zap, and Rage), plus the Ice Wizard's slowing.
  • On 20/10/2016, a Balance Update, increased the Elixir Collector's cost to 6 Elixir (from 5 Elixir) and increased its lifetime by 10 seconds. This increased lifetime allows it to produce up to 8 Elixir.
  • On 30/11/2016, a Balance Update, decreased the Elixir Collector's production time interval to 8.5 seconds (from 9.8 seconds) and decreased its lifetime to 70 seconds (from 80 seconds).

2017

2018

  • On 20/6/2018, the Summer 2018 Update, moved the Arena to unlock the Elixir Collector from Builder's Workshop to Frozen Peak.
  • On 5/9/2018, the September 2018 Update, changed it so that Rare cards start at Level 3 and end at Level 13 (from 1 to 11).
  • On 5/12/2018, the December 2018 Update, changed the Elixir Collector such that, if used in a deck, will never appear as one of the cards in the player's opening hand. Its description was also changed. Previously, its description was "You gotta spend Elixir to make Elixir!".

2021

  • On 7/6/2021, the Summer 2021 Update, moved the Arena to unlock the Elixir Collector from Frozen Peak to Rascal's Hideout.
  • On 27/10/2021, the Champions Update, increased the Level cap of all cards to 14 (from 13).

2022

  • On 4/4/2022, the April 2022 Update, decreased its lifetime to 65 seconds (from 70 seconds), decreased its production speed to 9 seconds (from 8.5 seconds), and made the Elixir Collector produce 1 additional Elixir upon death.
  • On 26/10/2022, the 2022 Quarter 3 Update, moved the Arena to unlock the Elixir Collector from Rascal's Hideout to Miner's Mine.

2023

2024

  • On 14/5/2024, the Balance Update, increased the production time to 12 sec (from 9), but increased the lifetime to 86 sec (from 65 sec)

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Trivia[]

  • The word "Elixir" comes from "al iksir", which is the Arabic word for miracle substances. Dating back to the third century BC, Elixir was rumored to change base metals into gold and prolong life indefinitely.
  • The Elixir Collector is 1 of 7 buildings which first existed in Clash of Clans, the others being the Cannon, Mortar, Tesla, Goblin Hut, Inferno Tower, and X-Bow.
    • The Elixir Collector resembles the Level 5 Elixir Collector from Clash of Clans.
  • The Elixir Collector, along with Barbarian Hut and X-Bow, are the most expensive buildings, costing 6 Elixir.
  • The Elixir Collector has the longest lifetime of all buildings, with a lifetime of 86 seconds.
  • The Elixir Collector is 1 of 2 cards that does not appear in the player's starting hand, the other being Mirror.
  • The Elixir Collector is the only building in the game that neither spawns attacking troops or attacks by itself, with its effect being completely passive.
  • In the French and Italian language settings of the game, the Elixir Collector's name translates to "Elixir Extractor". In the Dutch, Norwegian, Japanese, Thai, and Finnish language settings of the game, the Elixir Collector's name translates to "Elixir Pump". In the Korean, Vietnamese, and Chinese language settings of the game, the Elixir Collector's name translates to "Elixir Refinery", "Elixir Suction Machine", and "Holy Water Collector" respectively.
  • The Elixir Collector is 1 of 22 cards that has had its Elixir cost changed, the others being Bomber, Fire Spirit, Royal Recruits, Cannon, Mortar, Musketeer, Three Musketeers, Heal, Bomb Tower, Barbarian Hut, Furnace, Skeleton Army, P.E.K.K.A., Wall Breakers, Electro Giant, Bowler, Goblin Barrel, Barbarian Barrel, Rage, Fisherman, and the Monk.
    • The Elixir Collector, the Royal Recruits, the Three Musketeers, and the Monk are the only cards whose Elixir cost was increased.
  • Though not the first cards to receive balance changes, the Elixir Collector is one of the first Rare cards to ever receive balance changes since the February 2016 Update, the others are the Wizard, Bomb Tower, Inferno Tower, and Barbarian Hut.
  • The Elixir Collector is unavailable in multiple special gamemodes. More specifically:
  • The Elixir Collector is featured as a Crown Tower skin used in Special Event Challenges with an increased Elixir producing rate.
  • The Elixir Collector was featured in the winning decks of multiple Clash Royale Tournaments. More specifically:
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