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“Evolved Goblin Barrel is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're going to get. Whenever Evolved Goblin Barrel is cast, a Decoy Barrel - filled with Decoy Goblins! - is thrown in the opposite lane.”

The Goblin Barrel’s Evolution is an Epic card that is unlocked with 6 Evolution Shards. It spawns 2 Goblin Barrels that fly opposite side to each other, with the real Goblin Barrel having identical stats to the original. The other Goblin Barrel contains Decoy Goblins, with 60% less hitpoints than the regular Goblins. The Goblin Barrel’s Evolution costs 3 Elixir and requires 2 cycles to deploy.

Strategy[]

  • The Evolved Goblin Barrel can be a devastating threat on offense in both lanes if not countered properly and paired with the right cards to assist it; utilizing the identical appearances to trick the opponent into using their counter onto the wrong one.
  • If placed one tile below their respective lane’s Crown Tower, Goblins and an Electro Spirit can fully counter the Evolved Goblin Barrel for a neutral Elixir trade. Since the Decoy Goblins have the same hitpoints as Skeletons, the Electro Spirit can easily dispose of the Decoy Barrel as the Goblins, if placed early enough, will act fast enough to distract and take out the Goblins from the real Goblin Barrel. Additionally, the Goblins will survive, providing momentum for a potential counter push.
  • The Evolved Royal Recruits have amazing synergy with the Evolved Goblin Barrel. In both lanes, three Royal Recruits will tank for both the Decoy Goblins and regular Goblins, allowing them to get massive damage if not responded to. Additionally, if the opponent uses a Log or Arrows to get rid of the Goblin Barrels, the shields of the Royal Recruits may come off, causing them to charge and apply even more pressure to the opponent. However, this combination is a hefty 10 Elixir, so Double Elixir or Overtime would be optimal to use this strategy in.
  • Similarly, the Royal Hogs also have incredible synergy with the Evolved Goblin Barrel, especially if they’re split. The two Royal Hogs on each side will bait out small spells and tank for the Evolved Goblin Barrel, increasing pressure on the opponent as they’ll have to defend both sides or else risk significant damage dealt to their Crown Tower. However, unlike the Royal Recruits, the Royal Hogs don’t attack troops, making counters like Executioner and Wizard much more effective at mitigating damage.
  • Surprisingly enough, the Dagger Duchess alone can fully counter the Decoy Goblins by herself no matter the placement. This can’t be said for the Cannoneer or Tower Princess.
  • With the help of a Crown Tower, the Evolved Goblin Barrel can fully counter a P.E.K.K.A for a +4 positive Elixir trade if placed in the center of the arena. This is due to the Decoy Goblins landing very close to the regular Goblins, adding extra DPS to the Goblin Barrel. Additionally, the extra count distracts the P.E.K.K.A for longer, leaving her defenseless without a small spell, such as The Log, to back her up.
  • If the user has Clone and Mirror in their deck with the Evolved Goblin Barrel and the opponent’s counters are out of cycle, using the Evolved Goblin Barrel on the King Tower may very rarely be an effective strategy at instantly winning the battle. The Evolved Goblin Barrel will deploy the regular Goblins and Decoy Goblins in very similar spots and with the extra Goblins from a Mirrored Goblin Barrel and Clone, the insane amount of Goblins can easily destroy the King Tower if not responded too, winning the user the entire battle right off the bat. However, this is extremely inconsistent and shouldn’t be done in competitive game modes, such as Path of Legends, and Global Tournaments.
  • If the user is unsure on which Crown Tower the real Goblin Barrel will land, placing a cheaper ranged card, such as Dart Goblin or Archers directly in front of the King Tower can reduce the damage a user takes from both Goblin Barrels. Additionally, activating the King Tower makes both Goblin Barrels significantly less effective, so finding a way to do such should be prioritized.

Statistics

Evolved Goblin Barrel Attributes

Cost
Elixir
Radius
Radius
Type
Type
Rarity
Rarity
3 1.5 Spell Epic

Evolution Attributes

Cycles
Cycles
2

Goblin Attributes

Hit Speed
Damage Speed
Speed
Speed
Deploy Time
Deploy Time
Range
Range
Target
Targets
Count
Troop Count
Transport
Transport
1.1 sec Very Fast (120) 1.1 sec Melee: Short (0.5) Ground x3 Ground

Decoy Goblin Attributes

Hit Speed
Damage Speed
Speed
Speed
Deploy Time
Deploy Time
Range
Range
Target
Targets
Count
Troop Count
Transport
Transport
1.1 sec Very Fast (120) 1.10 sec Melee: Short (0.5) Ground x3 Ground

Card Statistics

Level
Level
Goblin Hitpoints
Hitpoint
Goblin Damage
Damage
Goblin Damage per second
DPS
Decoy Goblin Hitpoints
Hitpoint
Decoy Goblin Damage
Damage
Decoy Goblin Damage per second
DPS
6 126 75 68 51 75 68
7 139 82 74 56 82 74
8 152 90 81 61 90 81
9 167 99 90 67 99 90
10 184 109 99 74 109 99
11 202 120 109 81 120 109
12 221 132 120 89 132 120
13 244 145 131 98 145 131
14 267 159 144 108 159 144
15 293 175 159 119 175 159

History[]

2024

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Trivia[]

  • Goblins are small, grotesque, monstrous creatures that appear in the folklore of multiple European cultures. First attested in stories from the Middle Ages, they are ascribed conflicting abilities, temperaments, and appearances depending on the story and country of origin, ranging from mischievous household spirits to malicious, bestial thieves. They often have magical abilities similar to a fairy or demon, such as the ability to shapeshift. Similar creatures include duendes, kobolds, leprechauns, and ghouls.
  • The Evolved Goblin Barrel is 1 of 3 cards related to barrels, alongside the Skeleton Barrel and Barbarian Barrel.
  • The Evolved Goblin Barrel has the smallest radius out of all spells in the game, with a radius of 1.5 tiles.
  • The Evolved Goblin Barrel is 1 of 2 Card Evolutions to be considered a spell, the other being the Zap's Evolution.
  • The Decoy Goblins have the same hitpoints as the Skeletons, meaning that nearly anything will instantly destroy them.
  • "You never know what you're going to get" and "like a box of chocolates" may be references to the comedy romance movie Forrest Gump.
  • The Evolved Goblin Barrel is 1 of 2 Card Evolutions to spawn troops in some way, the other being the Battle Ram’s Evolution.
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