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“When the Goblin Cage is destroyed, a Goblin Brawler is unleashed into the Arena! Goblin Brawler always skips leg day.”

The Goblin Cage is a Rare card that is unlocked from the Goblin Stadium (Arena 1). It spawns a building with moderate hitpoints. When defeated, it will spawn a Goblin Brawler, which is a single-target, ground-targeting, melee, ground troop with high hitpoints and high damage. He is the same as that spawned by the Party Hut. A Goblin Cage card costs 4 Elixir to deploy.


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  • If an enemy Hog Rider or Ram Rider is deployed, the Goblin Cage should be placed down in front of them to mitigate as much damage as possible. This placement is more effective than the general center placement as the Goblin Brawler will start attacking immediately and will not have to chase them.
  • If placed in the center of the player's side of the map, it can completely stop a Mega Knight with the help of both Crown Towers, allowing for a large positive Elixir trade.
  • Like a Mini P.E.K.K.A, the Brawler himself dishes out significant damage left alone but has relatively low hitpoints, so Skeletons placed in the center of the Arena can buy the player's Crown Tower enough time eliminate him before he deals any damage to it.
  • Goblin Cage hitpoints are enough to will still survive 2 hits from heavy hitters like the Elite Barbarians as well as a single hit from a Mini P.E.K.K.A. However, the life decay may cause it to be immediately destroyed by these units if placed too early.
  • If placed 1 tile from the other side of the Arena, it can pull an entire Minion Horde. Once the Goblin Brawler spawns, the remaining Minions will be kited and the Goblin Brawler will get 2 hits on the foe's Crown Tower.
  • The Goblin Brawler is among the few units that can escape the Giant Skeleton's death bomb. Deploy the Goblin Cage on top of the Giant Skeleton and it will absorb a few attacks from the Giant Skeleton before spawning the Goblin Brawler to defeat it.
  • The Brawler is very weak to dual lane units such as Royal Recruits, split Royal Hogs and split Three Musketeers because he is not a good tank and it only targets 1 unit at a time.
  • Additionally, the Brawler is weak to swarms so pairing it with spells such as Zap, The Log or Poison can synergize with him and allow him to advance towards the Crown Tower.
  • The Goblin Cage can absorb 2 of the 3 lightning strikes from the Lightning spell, so it can be used to tank for Lightning-vulnerable troops like the Musketeer.
  • While not immediately obvious, the Goblin Cage's hitbox is identical to a spawner type building, such as the Goblin Hut, rather than a defensive building such as Cannon. This means it can pull building targeting units from a slightly farther distance than defensive buildings can. This also makes it safer to place in the middle as a passive play to bank Elixir, as the Goblin Cage will deter most attacks while also being unrecommended to spell down.
  • The Goblin Cage is a good counter to the Electro Giant. Due to being unable to attack, the Electro Giant will have to break it with his regular attack, and after it breaks, the Goblin Brawler will cripple if not outright kill the Electro Giant.


Goblin Cage Attributes

Deploy Time
Deploy Time
4 1 sec 20 sec Building Rare

Goblin Brawler Attributes

Hit Speed
Damage Speed
Troop Count
1.1 sec Fast (90) Melee: Short (0.8) Ground x1 Ground

Card Statistics

Goblin Cage Hitpoints
Goblin Cage Hitpoints lost per second
Goblin Brawler Hitpoints
Goblin Brawler Damage
Goblin Brawler Damage per second
3 368 18.4 510 159 144
4 404 20.2 561 174 158
5 445 22.25 617 192 174
6 489 24.45 678 211 191
7 537 26.85 744 232 210
8 588 29.4 816 254 230
9 647 32.35 897 279 253
10 710 35.5 984 306 278
11 780 39 1,081 337 306
12 857 42.85 1,188 370 336
13 942 47.1 1,305 407 370
14 1,034 51.7 1,433 446 405
15 1,137 56.85 1,575 491 446

Card Mastery

Type Level/Tier Objective Reward
Punching Bag
Punching Bag
1 Receive a total of 1,650 hits from enemy Troops 100 Goblin Cage cards
50 XP
2 Receive a total of 4,950 hits from enemy Troops 4,000 Gold
50 XP
3 Receive a total of 8,250 hits from enemy Troops 150 Gem
50 XP
Damage Dealer
Damage Dealer
1 Deal a total of 135,000 Damage to enemy Troops or buildings 6,000 Gold
125 XP
2 Deal a total of 385,000 Damage to enemy Troops or buildings 100 Rare Wild Card
125 XP
3 Deal a total of 670,000 Damage to enemy Troops or buildings 9,000 Gold
125 XP



  • The Goblin Cage was once available in the Goblin Cage Draft Challenge, which started on 17/5/2019. 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 Goblin Cage. If the player achieved at least 10 wins, they obtained the Goblin Cage early.
  • From 25/5/2019 through 28/5/2019, the Shop had a special offer where Arena 12+ players could buy up to 3 special Fortune Chests at the normal price that guarantee at least 66% of the Chest's contents to be Goblin Cage. The Chest was able to generate up to 150% of its contents to be Goblin Cage.
  • The Goblin Cage card was generally released on 4/6/2019.
  • On 1/7/2019, the July 2019 Update, increased the Goblin Cage's lifetime to 20 seconds (from 15 seconds), increased the damage of the Goblin Brawler by 25%, and increased the Goblin Brawler's range to 0.8 tiles (from 0.75 tiles), now classified as Melee: Short. His description was also updated; previously saying "When the Goblin Cage is destroyed, a Goblin Brawler is unleashed into the Arena! Goblin Brawler never skips leg day." It also added the Goblin Cage as a Trophy Road reward.
  • On 2/9/2019, a Balance Update, decreased the Goblin Brawler's speed to 90 (from 120), now classified as Fast.
  • On 26/11/2019, the End of November 2019 Update, added a card render to the Goblin Cage's card info screen.


  • On 5/5/2020, a Balance Update, increased the Goblin Brawler's damage by 6%.



  • On 30/3/2022, the Miner Update, made the Goblin Cage's rattling visual effect apply all the time. Previously it would only rattle when an enemy ground troop is nearby.


  • On 19/6/2023, the Card Evolution Update, increased the Level cap of all cards to 15 (from 14).
  • On 3/10/2023, a Balance Update, increased the Goblin Brawler's hitpoints by 5.2%.


  • On 17/6/2024, a Balance Update, increased the Goblin Cage’s hitpoints by 5.1%.



  • 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.
    • In the German and Dutch language setting of the game, the Goblin Cage's name translates to "Kobold Cage". In the Spanish, Italian, Russian, Arabic, and Vietnamese language settings of the game, the Goblin Cage's name translates to "Strongman's Cage", "Cage for Goblins", "Cage with Goblin", "Ghoul Cage", and "Leprechaun Cage" respectively.
    • The Goblin Cage is 1 of 11 cards associated with Goblins, with the others being Spear Goblins, Goblin Gang, Dart Goblin, Goblin Hut, Goblin Giant, Goblin Barrel, Goblin Drill, Party Rocket, Party Hut, and of course, Goblins.
      • The Goblin Cage, along with Goblin Hut, Goblin Drill, and Party Hut are the only Goblin-related cards to be buildings.
  • The Goblin Brawler is inspired by a goblin prisoner character in the Clash-A-Rama episode "Giant vs. Giant Problem".
  • The Goblin Cage is one of the first building cards to receive a card render, alongside the Mortar, Tesla, and Goblin Hut.
  • The Goblin Cage is one of the first cards to be featured in the Season Shop, alongside the Goblins and Goblin Giant.
  • The Goblin Brawler resembles the Sneaky Goblin from Clash of Clans, although it has different clothing on.
  • Its Star Level 3 Skin grants the Goblin Brawler a red mohawk similar to the Level 6 Goblin in Clash of Clans.
  • The tattoo on Goblin Brawler's back appears to be a Healer, a troop from Clash of Clans.
  • The Goblin Brawler, along with the Bomber, Skeletons, Dart Goblin, Elixir Golem, Guards, Baby Dragon, Giant Skeleton, Golem, Wall Breakers, Bowler, Mega Knight, and Royal Ghost, are featured as a monster in Squad Busters.
    • In Squad Busters, he is called "Uncaged Goblin", but in Clash Royale, he is called "Goblin Brawler".
  • Gold Crates have an appearance similar to the Goblin Cage.
  • The Goblin Cage is unavailable in The Floor is Healing Challenge, much like other building cards, as well as the Cannon Cart.
  • The Goblin Cage and the Goblin Brawler are the subject of 2 Emotes.
  • In the Season 3 reveal video, the text on screen incorrectly lists the Goblin Brawler's speed decrease as a range decrease.
  • Before the Goblin Cage's card release, the Goblin Cage was supposed to be a Legendary card. However, it was changed to a Rare card post-release.