There are many different hints that show up on the loading screen when you launch the game or search for an opponent right before a battle begins. Most hints will give you good tips about the game. However, a few are purely for entertainment purposes.

Hints

  • 10 Elixir is the maximum you can hold.
  • 2v2 Battle allows you to collect chests with a friend, Clanmate or another player - without the risk of losing Trophies!
  • A Challenge Tournament ends at either 12 wins or 3 losses - whichever comes first.
  • All cards and towers are level 9 in Friendly Battles.
  • All Cards are created equally, even the Royal Giant.
  • All Cards can be upgraded to level 13 - that's the max level.
  • Break the Dark Prince's shield first, then you can start to whittle down his hitpoints.
  • Calling Sparky a "trash can on wheels" hurts her feelings.
  • Cards come in four levels of rarity: Common, Rare, Epic and Legendary.
  • Collect a free Epic Card from the Shop every Sunday!
  • Despite the Ice Wizard being freezing cold, he has a handlebar moustache that's too hot for TV.
  • Donating cards to your Clan gives experience and Gold, and makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
  • Don't run with a mouthful of Double Trouble Gum! Unless you've had years of didgeridoo lessons.
  • During a 2v2 Battle, your teammate's cards and Elixir are shown next to their name.
  • Elixir production is doubled during the final 60 seconds.
  • Epic Chests can be won from battle, but they're incredibly rare!
  • Giant Chests can be won from battle, but they're quite rare!
  • Giant Chests contain a huge amount of Common and Rare Cards, but few Epic Cards.
  • Giant Skeleton carries a large bomb, which he carelessly drops when destroyed. Oops!
  • Golems target buildings and ignore troops.
  • The Golem explodes when destroyed and splits into two smaller Golemites.
  • Golem has a heart made of stone.
  • Hog Riders can jump over the river.
  • How many Elite Barbarians does it take to hoist a sail?
  • If you're feeling warm feelings towards the Princess, it's probably because you're on fire.
  • In Clan Wars, War Decks use your own card levels - so your whole Card Collection is important.
  • In Clan Wars, you can contribute to your Clan even with only one War Deck!
  • In 2v2 Battle, your opponents are selected based on your team's skill level.
  • Legendary Cards can appear in the Shop once you've reached Arena 10.
  • Legendary Chests can be won from battle, but they're incredibly rare!
  • Legendary Chests contain a Legendary Card from any Arena!
  • Lure troops to your side of the Arena to engage them with your Crown Towers.
  • Make sure to check the Shop each day to see what's new!
  • Mother Witch may be old, but she wields powerful magic!
  • One day, Wall Breakers realized that they could do a lot more damage if they THREW the bomb instead of sat beside it. Imagine that...
  • Overkill isn't in Sparky's vocabulary.
  • P.E.K.K.A: No-one knows what's behind that mask. Maybe even another mask.
  • Rage increases movement and attack speed.
  • Royal Giants target buildings from range and ignore enemy troops.
  • Sometimes holding on to a card is the best play to make.
  • Sometimes it's worth pushing for a three-Crown victory. Sometimes securing two Crowns is the smarter play.
  • Spectate Tournament games by tapping the "eye" icon on the tournament leaderboard.
  • Tesla cannot be damaged while underground, and only pops up when enemy troops are in range.
  • The Bandit is invulnerable while dashing.
  • The Bowler is a big blue dude who digs the simple things in life - Dark Elixir drinks and throwing rocks.
  • The Graveyard spell starts a surprise Skeleton party anywhere in the Arena. Yay!
  • The King only joins the fight after taking damage or losing a Crown Tower.
  • The Lava Hound is a majestic flying beast. The Lava Pups are less majestic angry babies.
  • The Lumberjack and The Log go way back...
  • The Miner can burrow his way underground and appear anywhere in the Arena. It's not magic, it's a shovel.
  • The selection of cards available in the Shop refreshes every 24 hours.
  • The Wizard can control all elements, except his hair.
  • There are three types of card: Troops, Buildings and Spells.
  • Three Musketeers pack triple the punch of one, at a little over double the cost. Value!
  • Tombstone releases a group of Skeletons when destroyed.
  • Trade Tokens can be found in Special Challenges, Pass Royale, and the Shop.
  • Trophies that you win are deducted from your opponent's Trophies!
  • TV Royale contains some of the best games played recently. Watch and learn!
  • Use Trade Tokens to swap cards with your Clanmates - even Legendary Cards!
  • Using Elixir efficiently is the key to victory.
  • Visit the Trader in Clan Wars to trade cards!
  • We've done the math: 2v2 Battle is at least twice the fun of anything else. Probably more.
  • When you reach a new Arena, a special one-time "Arena Pack" will be available to purchase from the Shop.
  • X-Bows and Mortars can directly damage your opponent's Crown Towers if positioned near the middle.
  • You can't Clone a Clone.
  • You can mute your opponent during each battle from the emote button.
  • You can see when friends are online and spectate their battles from the friends list.
  • You receive Gold for each win, even when your chest slots are full.
  • Your experience level indicates the strength of your King and Crown Towers.
  • Your opponents are selected based on your Trophy count.

Clan Wars Hints

There are some hints that only appear when searching for matches in Clan Wars:

  • A Clan War Season is formed of several River Races. Complete each one for big rewards!
  • Attack other Clan Boats to slow down their River Race progress!
  • Battles and Duels earn you Fame and Gold, win or lose! You earn MUCH more for winning, though.
  • Chat with your Clan to organise Boat Defenses and strategies!
  • Complete River Tasks to sail your Clan Boat down the river!
  • Everyone who participates in a Clan War will get a reward!
  • Once your Boat Defenses are set up, you do not need to be online to defend your Clan Boat.
  • River Tasks earn Fame for your Clan and Gold for yourself.
  • Sailors tell of the mythical Merbarb, who lures Clan members to their doom with its golden mustache.
  • The Clan War Colosseum is the oldest, most prestigious Arena. Battling in it is a true honor.
  • The first Clan to reach the Finish Line wins the biggest reward.
  • War Decks are made of 32 unique cards. No dupes!
  • War Decks refresh every 24 hours!
  • You earn more Fame if you use higher level cards in your War Decks!
  • You use your own card collection to make War Decks, so upgrade the cards you use the most!

Removed Hints

There are also a number of tips which have been removed from the game over time:

  • 2v2 Battle allows you to collect chests, earn Victory Gold and have fun with a friend, Clanmate or another player!
  • All buildings slowly lose hitpoints, expiring after a set amount of time.
  • All Crown Towers target both ground and air troops.
  • Balance your Battle Deck with troops that can target both ground and air.
  • Balloon drops a bomb when destroyed. Don't stand still.
  • Big troops are vulnerable to groups of small troops.
  • Bomb Tower is good against groups of small troops.
  • Challenge your friends to a Friendly Battle from the friends list!
  • Complete achievements to earn Gems!
  • Create and finish your first tournament to receive 100 Gems for completing the achievement.
  • Crown Chests and Free Chests are based on your current Arena.
  • Damage spells like the Fireball deal half damage to Crown Towers.
  • Destroy more Crown Towers than your opponent to win!
  • Destroy the enemy King's Tower to get an instant victory!
  • Dropping trophies isn't beneficial, as chests from higher Arenas give more cards and Gold!
  • During a Friendly Battle, both players' cards are leveled up to the "Tournament Rules" for an even playing field.
  • During a Friendly Battle or Tournament, Sudden Death lasts for 3 minutes to minimise draws.
  • During a Tournament, cards in your Battle Deck are capped at: Legendary level 1, Epic level 4, Rare level 7, Common level 9.
  • During battle, your starting cards are randomly selected from your Battle Deck.
  • During sudden death, the first player to get a Crown wins.
  • Each battle can last three minutes, possibly extended by a minute of sudden death tiebreaker.
  • Each Sunday, the Shop contains twice as many cards!
  • Elixir generates automatically during battle. Playing a card costs Elixir.
  • Every 24 hours you can collect 10 Crowns to unlock the Crown Chest.
  • Every win in a Challenge Tournament increases your prize!
  • Experts have long believed that Lightning is attracted to tall objects, however, new research indicates that Lightning is, in fact, attracted to high hitpoints.
  • Free Chests and Crown Chests are the only chests which can contain Gems.
  • Gain experience by upgrading your cards.
  • Gain Trophies to access new Arenas, which unlock more cards.
  • Giants can be effective on defense, too.
  • Giants target buildings and ignore enemy troops.
  • Goblins only joined the Arena after their union signed a lucrative contract with the Royales.
  • Goblin Huts and Barbarian Huts spawn troops every few seconds.
  • Gold Chests always contain at least one Rare Card.
  • Groups of small troops are vulnerable to area damage.
  • Higher Arena chests contain more cards and Gold.
  • Ice Wizard is the coolest of casters. He flings ice shards which slow enemy movement and attack speed.
  • In a Challenge Tournament, your opponents are selected based on your current wins in that Challenge.
  • In a Custom Tournament, your opponents are selected based on your Tournament Trophy count.
  • Inferno Tower's damage increases over time while attacking the same target.
  • Join a Clan and receive 100 Gems for completing the achievement.
  • Knight followed by Archers is a simple and effective strategy.
  • Magical Chests always contain at least one Epic Card.
  • Play multiple cards together to create a stronger push.
  • Poison covers the area in a deadly toxin, damaging enemy troops and buildings over time.
  • Poison deals damage over time, while slowing troop movement and attack speed. It smells nasty, too.
  • Prince deals double damage to the first target he strikes while charging.
  • Protect squishy troops by deploying durable troops in front of them.
  • P.E.K.K.A. and Mini P.E.K.K.A. are easily distracted, but they hit like a truck.
  • Rarer chests contain more cards and Gold.
  • Save your Elixir to play multiple cards at once.
  • Some defensive buildings only target ground troops, while others target both ground and air.
  • Some troops deal area damage, hitting multiple units at once.
  • Super Magical Chests can be won from battle, but they're incredibly rare!
  • Super Magical Chests have a high chance of containing a Legendary Card.
  • Support durable troops by deploying ranged troops behind them.
  • The biggest Tournament Chests contain guaranteed Legendary Cards!
  • The Princesses protect the King from atop their Crown Towers.
  • There are rumors about a card type rarer than Epic...
  • Tournaments are created using your location to ensure quicker matchmaking and more spectators!
  • Tournaments are free to join and have HUGE prizes!
  • Tournaments are played using the Tournament Rules level caps.
  • Tournaments level the playing field, capping your cards and towers at the "Tournament Rules".
  • Tournaments unlock at level 8.
  • Upgrading cards makes them more powerful, but their Elixir cost remains the same.
  • Use Arrows to stop a group of small troops.
  • Use emotes to show your opponent you're a good sport!
  • Use taunts to show your opponent you're a good sport. Or not.
  • When deployed, all troops march towards the enemy King, attacking their preferred targets along the way.
  • You can deploy on your opponent's side of the Arena after destroying one of their Crown Towers.
  • You can play in one Custom Tournament and one Challenge Tournament at a time.
  • You can take eight cards from your collection into battle. This is your Battle Deck.
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