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“Surprise! It's a party. A Skeleton party, anywhere in the Arena. Yay!”

The Graveyard card is unlocked from the Spooky Town (Arena 12) or a Legendary Chest. It is a spell with a wide radius that spawns 16 Skeletons. The Skeletons appear one by one in random positions on the edge of the spell's radius. The Graveyard can be cast anywhere in the Arena. A Graveyard spell costs 5 Elixir to cast.

Strategy

  • An effective strategy with the Graveyard is to place a high hitpoint unit, such as the Giant, and then cast the Graveyard near the Princess Tower. The Giant will tank the damage while the Skeletons destroy the tower. However, this strategy can be effective be countered with an area damage unit or swarms to handle the Skeletons and a high damage per second unit to handle the tank.
  • Since the Graveyard can be placed anywhere on the map, it has great synergy with the Miner, as the Miner can immediately tank for the Skeletons as they decimate the tower. However, this combo is still weak to the types of cards mentioned above. This problem can be temporarily solved with a Tornado, as it can pull the units away from the Graveyard and allow the Skeletons to continue dealing damage, though this is a large amount of Elixir to spend.
  • A Graveyard has many counters, but most of them can easily be dealt with Poison or Fireball.
    • Effective counters to the Graveyard include Goblins, LumberjackBarbarians, ArchersGuards, Valkyrie, Night Witch, Dart Goblin and Minions. Guards and the Lumberjack are great counters to the Graveyard. They are both fast, the Lumberjack has high hitpoints, allowing him to survive most spells and Guards are Zap resistant.
    • A Skeleton Army and Goblin Gang can be great counters to the Graveyard for a 2+ Elixir advantage. As they cover a large area, they can quickly react to the Skeletons that are newly spawned and destroy them before they have a chance to do any damage. However, they are susceptible to Zap, Arrows or The Log.
  • Spells are most effective to kill several grouped Skeletons. However, don't play them too early otherwise the rest of the Skeletons will continue to attack the Princess Tower.
  • It's generally not a good idea to pair the Graveyard with a Zap spell, as the stun will cause the tower to retarget onto the Skeletons, weakening the tank-Graveyard synergy.
  • A great counter to the Graveyard is the Poison, with the Poison covering most of the radius of the Graveyard and being able to kill the Skeletons in 1 tick; however, some Skeletons will still do damage to the Princess Tower as the Poison's continuous damage has a tick of 1 second, for a net cost of 1 Elixir. However, it is possible that the opponent may send in spawners or big pushes as an advantage.
  • On the other hand, the Poison works well with the Graveyard. The Poison can deal with enemy counters well, and can counteract enemy placements of Minions or other small troops. However, it is not effective against higher-health troops such as the Valkyrie.
  • Pairing this card with the Freeze will allow the spawned Skeletons to survive longer and allow them to deal a lot more damage. Graveyard, Freeze, and Rage together is a high-risk, high-reward combo, costing a heavy 11 Elixir.
  • Do not place this spell in the center of a targeted Princess Tower as there is a chance for a Skeleton to spawn near the King's Tower and activate it early. Instead, place it on the side of the Arena Tower that is furthest away from the King's Tower to prevent any Skeletons from spawning near it.
  • The Graveyard can be used as an adequate substitute for the Goblin Barrel. The upsides of the Graveyard are that it spawns more troops than the Goblin Barrel, is less predictable, and can deal damage more quickly, while the downsides are that it is more expensive and harder to obtain, as well as upgrade. It is not as level dependent however.
  • Due to the staggered spawn of the Skeletons, Graveyard is also a situational defensive card against single targeting units or units with a slow attack speed. It must be placed a bit preemptively due to its 2 second delay before the spawning of the first Skeleton.
    • A Graveyard with an Inferno Tower can help take out heavy pushes. Even if the opponent uses Zap, the supports behind the tank will be preoccupied with the Skeletons to deal with the Inferno Tower.

History

  • The Graveyard was released on 28/10/16.
  • On 1/11/16, its description was changed to its current description. Prior to this, its description was "Unearths a gang of Skeletons anywhere in the Arena. Spooky!"
  • On 11/8/17, a Balance Update decreased the Graveyard's duration to 9 seconds (from 10 seconds), consequently causing it to spawn 2 fewer Skeletons (15 instead of 17).
  • On 9/10/17, the October 2017 Update increased the Graveyard's duration to 10 seconds (from 9 seconds), reduced its radius to 4 tiles (from 5), made the first Skeleton spawn 0.5 seconds slower, and made the spawn mechanics of the Skeletons less random by making the skeletons spawn on the edge.
  • On 28/1/19, the January 2019 Update moved the Arena to unlock the Graveyard from Spell Valley (Arena 5) to Spooky Town (Arena 12).

Trivia

  • It is one of four troop-spawning spells, the others being the Goblin Barrel, the Barbarian Barrel, and the Royal Delivery.
  • A player named Backstabx won The Crown Duel tournament with Graveyard decks.
  • The Graveyard is one of the two Legendary spell cards, the other being The Log.
  • The Graveyard is one of the 13 cards associated with Skeletons, including the Bomber, Skeleton Army, Witch, Tombstone, Bomb Tower, Giant Skeleton, Balloon, Guards, Skeleton Barrel, Wall Breakers, and Skeleton Dragons. It is currently the only Legendary card and spell card associated with Skeletons.
  • The Graveyard and the Miner are the only Legendary Cards who do not drop from the sky when deployed. They instead pop up from underground.
  • The small tombstones visual effect can be seen in this card's image and also when this card is deployed. This effect is taken from Clash of Clans when Elixir troops die.
  • In Clash of Clans, there is a similar spell called the Skeleton Spell, which summons Skeletons within its radius. It originally summoned its Skeletons all at once, but has since been reworked to behave similarly to the Graveyard.
  • The total number of Skeletons spawned by the Graveyard is one more than that of the Skeleton Army, which has 15 Skeletons.

Statistics

Graveyard Attributes

Cost
Elixir
Radius
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Deploy Time
DeployTime
Duration
Icons stats deploy time
Spawn Speed
Icons stats deploy time
Type
CardTypeIcon
Rarity
RarityIcon
541.5 sec10 sec0.5 secSpellLegendary

Skeleton Attributes

Hit Speed
Icons stats dmg speed
Speed
Icons stats speed
Range
Icons stats range
Target
Icons stats target
Count
Icons stats troop count
Transport
MovementMethodIcon
1 secFast (90)Melee: ShortGroundx20Ground

Card Statistics

Level
LevelIcon
Skeleton Hitpoints
Icons stats hp
Skeleton Damage
Icons stats dmg
Skeleton Damage per second
Icons stats dmg dps
9676767
10747474
11818181
12898989
13989898

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