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

The Fisherman is a Legendary card that is unlocked from the Miner's Mine (Arena 15) or a Legendary Chest. It spawns a single-target, ground-targeting, melee, ground troop with moderate hitpoints and moderate damage. If there are ground units between 3.5 and 7 tiles of him, he will stop moving and begin charging a hook attack which takes 1.3 seconds to execute, and will deal either pulls enemy troops towards him, or pulls himself towards buildings, and slow their movement and attack speed by 35% for 2.5 seconds. A Fisherman card costs 3 Elixir to deploy.

Strategy[]

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  • The Fisherman's hook has a range of 7 tiles. Players should keep this in mind when deciding where to place him against enemy troops to pull them.
  • In 1-on-1 battles, the Fisherman is mediocre against any troop with high damage at close range, so players should avoid using the Fisherman alone to reel in troops that deal high amounts of damage to close targets such as a Hunter, Mini P.E.K.K.A. or a P.E.K.K.A. unless they desperately need to pull it away from their Crown Tower. However, pairing the card with swarm troops like Skeletons or Guards to distract the enemy troop can protect the Fisherman and allow it to stay on the board for a counterpush.
  • On the contrary, the Fisherman can synergize well with close-range melee troops as the Fisherman can pull enemy troops closer to them so the troop is able to hit more easily. A very powerful version of this synergy is the Fisherman + Hunter combo. The Fisherman's health pool can allow it to tank for the somewhat frail Hunter, and the Hunter will be able to land all of his shots thanks to the Fisherman hooking units towards them.
  • Unlike the Bandit, the Fisherman is not immune to damage while in the process of grabbing, and can actually be defeated mid-hook. This is good to know for the case of saving your troop from any additional danger that could be caused by being pulled from the Fisherman.
  • The Fisherman is best used as a defensive support card to separate a tank from support troops, primarily building-targeting units. Players should avoid cycling him in the back as opponent may take advantage of his hook and make him pull something unfavorable towards their Tower, like a Giant Skeleton.
    • He can counter a Hog Rider completely, with or without a King Tower activation. The player should hover the Fisherman on the third tile from the river and on the second tile horizontally in the opposite lane they think the Hog Rider will be deployed in. Once the Hog Rider has been deployed, drop the Fisherman as the Hog Rider's deploy timer is halfway finished. The Hog Rider will just barely be defeated before swinging at the Crown Tower.
    • If timed correctly, the Fisherman can counter a same-level lone Mega Knight by pulling him towards the King Tower and having both Crown Towers target it. If you don't feel too safe doing this, you can place a Mini P.E.K.K.A to help finish it off.
    • If the Fisherman is always played close to the river to hook away troops that target buildings, the attacking player can distract its hook with cheap swarms, allowing the building chaser to get to the Tower uninterrupted.
  • Fisherman can be used against most building chasers or melee area damage troops to activate the King's Tower by placing him in front of it, slightly into the opposite lane. Most of the time, the Crown Tower will be forced to take a bit of damage before the King's Tower is activated, so the player should only do this if their Tower is still healthy.
    • Against continuous ranged splashers like the Magic Archer, placing the Fisherman on the fourth tile vertically from the King's Tower and the third tile horizontally from the Crown Tower as the troop walks in his range will force a King activation after hooking them.
    • The Fisherman can be deployed slightly earlier against building chasers so that he will hook them right as they are about to attack the Crown Tower, resulting in no damage. However, missing this timing will cause the King Tower activation to fail completely.
    • Note that regardless of timing, all three Crown Towers will be distracted with the troop on the King's Tower for a short amount of time. The opponent may deploy frail, high damage troops on offense to take advantage of this vulnerability. If the player knows they won't have enough Elixir to counter follow up troops, it may be better to defend the building chaser normally. Pulling powerful units like the Giant Skeleton to the King's Tower is not recommended more than twice, as the damage dealt could possibly result in a back door 3 Crown later in the match.
  • Players should take advantage of his hook and pull units away from their Tower. This is especially effective against a Giant Skeleton as the bomb won't detonate on top of the Tower and deal massive damage.
  • If the player knows the opponent is going to send a Miner to the back of their Crown Tower, they can deploy the Fisherman behind the King's Tower in the same lane of the Miner. If timed correctly, the Miner will retarget to the King Tower and activate it.
  • Cards with a continual stun are very good counters to a Fisherman, as he will be permanently stuck charging his hook until he is defeated. Electro Dragon and Electro Wizard are the most reliable due to the former's chain lightning and the latter's split attack making it more likely for the Fisherman to be hit in larger pushes.
  • If timed correctly, the Fisherman's hook can reset the Battle Ram, the Ram Rider, the Prince, and the Dark Prince's charges; as well as being able to stop the Mega Knight from getting his jump off. Interestingly, the Fisherman can also stop the Bandit mid-dash with his hook and cancel it, despite the latter usually being invincible during it.
  • If the Fisherman is deployed alone with no support, Goblins can counter him. The Fisherman does not deal enough damage to OHKO a Goblin.
  • The Fisherman's range allows it to pull away opposing heavy hitters, which can be useful if one is played in response to a push, allowing the push to remain mostly unharmed.
  • The Fisherman can counter a Wizard just barely when pulled to your side of the Arena for a positive Elixir trade. Likewise, this tactic works well against most ranged troops.
  • Another positive Elixir trade is a Fisherman can counter a Valkyrie if it’s placed near the centre of your side near the King Tower; both of your Crown Towers will be engaged to the Valkyrie along with the Fisherman’s slowing affect and damage.
  • Royal Giant synergizes quite well with the Fisherman. The Fisherman will pull any high damage per second troops away from the Royal Giant, which will force the opponent to drop more Elixir. However, this can be easily predicted and your opponent may drop a distraction card to distract the Fisherman. You can prevent this by using The Log. You can also use the Fisherman to snipe buildings by placing him at the middle of the river to finish of buildings like the Inferno Tower to help your Royal Giant break through.
  • The Mortar also synergizes well with the Fisherman. Any troop used to distract the Mortar, such as a Mini P.E.K.K.A, will be pulled into the Mortar’s dead zone, allowing it to connect to the Crown Tower quicker. Buildings used to distract the Mortar may be damaged by the Fisherman, weakening them for the Mortar to connect. However, this combination gives spell value to the opponent. If they so choose, a Rocket fully counter this combination for a +1 Elixir trade if the Fisherman is too close to the Mortar.

Statistics

Fisherman Attributes

Cost
Elixir
Hit Speed
Damage Speed
Speed
Speed
Deploy Time
Deploy Time
Range
Range
Target
Targets
Count
Troop Count
Transport
Transport
Type
Type
Rarity
Rarity
3 1.3 sec Medium (60) 1 sec Melee: Medium (1.2) Ground 1 Ground Troop Legendary

Hook Attributes

Hook Time
Deploy Time
Hook Range
Dash Range
Hook Projectile Speed
Speed
Slowdown
Freeze
Target
Targets
Transport
Transport
1.3 sec 3.5-7 800 -35% Ground Ground

Card Statistics

Level
Level
Hitpoints
Hitpoint
Damage
Damage
Damage per second
DPS
9 720 160 123
10 792 176 135
11 871 193 148
12 957 212 163
13 1,051 233 179
14 1,152 256 196
15 1,267 281 216

Card Mastery

Type Level/Tier Objective Reward
Damage Dealer
Damage Dealer
1 Deal a total of 110,000 Damage to enemy Troops or buildings 2 Fisherman cards
100 XP
2 Deal a total of 335,000 Damage to enemy Troops or buildings 8,000 Gold
100 XP
3 Deal a total of 560,000 Damage to enemy Troops or buildings 150 Gem
100 XP
Get Over Here!
Speed Limit
1 Pull a total of 350 Troops with this card's Ranged Attack 12,000 Gold
150 XP
2 Pull a total of 1,000 Troops with this card's Ranged Attack 2 Legendary Wild Card
150 XP
3 Pull a total of 1,750 Troops with this card's Ranged Attack 18,000 Gold
150 XP

History[]

2019

  • The Fisherman was once available in the Fisherman Draft Challenge, which started on 4/7/2019. In this challenge, gameplay was similar to a regular Draft Challenge, except that one of the players was able to choose who would use the Fisherman. If the player achieved at least 9 wins, they obtained the Fisherman early.
  • From 28/7/2019 through 30/7/2019, the Shop had a special offer where Arena 10+ players could buy up to 2 special Fortune Chests for 500 Gems that guarantee a Fisherman.
  • The Fisherman card was generally released on 5/8/2019. On the same day, a Balance Update, increased the Fisherman's hitpoints by 10% and his hook range to 7 tiles (from 6.5 tiles).
  • On 2/9/2019, a Balance Update, decreased the Fisherman's cost to 3 Elixir (from 4 Elixir) and decreased his damage by 11%.
  • On 5/9/2019, a maintenance break, decreased the Fisherman's hitpoints by 5%.
  • On 7/10/2019, a Balance Update, decreased the Fisherman's hitpoints by 5% and his damage by 6%.
  • On 4/11/2019, a Balance Update, decreased the Fisherman's hook range to 6 tiles (from 7 tiles) and increased his hook charge time to 1.1 seconds (from 1 second).
  • On 26/11/2019, the End of November 2019 Update, added a card render to the Fisherman's card info screen.

2020

  • On 2/1/2020, a maintenence break, fixed an issue where the Fisherman's Star Level used the sound effects of the Musketeer.
  • On 7/1/2020, a Balance Update, increased the Fisherman's hook range to 7 tiles (from 6 tiles) and increased his hook charge time to 1.5 seconds (from 1.1 seconds).
  • On 7/7/2020, a Balance Update, decreased the Fisherman's hook charge time to 1.3 seconds (from 1.5 seconds), decreased his attack time interval to 1.3 seconds (from 1.5 seconds), and decreased his first attack time interval to 0.1 seconds (from 0.3 seconds).
  • On 9/12/2020, a Balance Update, decreased the Fisherman's hitpoints by 10%.

2021

  • On 7/6/2021, the Summer 2021 Update, moved the Arena to unlock the Fisherman from Hog Mountain to Legendary Arena. It also fixed some issues with the Fisherman.
  • On 27/10/2021, the Champions Update, increased the Level cap of all cards to 14 (from 13).

2022

  • On 30/3/2022, the Miner Update, fixed an issue where Fisherman would become stuck after his target dies during battle.
  • On 26/10/2022, the 2022 Quarter 3 Update, moved the Arena to unlock the Fisherman from Legendary Arena to Miner's Mine. It also fixed a bug where Sparky was not reset when hit by Electro Spirit at the same time she was being hooked by Fisherman.

2023

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