“Together they charge through the Arena; snaring enemies, knocking down towers ... and chewing grass!?”
The Ram Rider card is unlocked from Hog Mountain (Arena 10) or a Legendary Chest. It spawns a moderate-high health woman riding a ram. The Ram itself targets buildings while the Rider only targets troops, rooting them. A Ram Rider card costs 5 Elixir to deploy.
Just like any other ranged unit, Ram Rider will target the nearest valid target. However, Ram Rider is unique in that she will prioritize non-snared troops over snared ones – even if they are on low health.
She can very easily keep 1 or 2 troops snared but struggles with 3 or more.
Ram Rider's snare does not prevent troops from attacking. This makes ranged troops like the Electro Wizard strong counters to Ram Rider. However, short-range troops like Minions (they have a range of 2) will not attack Ram Rider until she runs into range.
Snared melee troops can still attack her, although she can easily run past them. You can prevent this by placing the troop near the Ram Rider's destination. However, your defending unit can be pushed out of range by cards such as the Giant Snowball, and Ram Rider's snare will prevent them from reengaging.
The Ram Rider can easily shut down tanky troops such as P.E.K.K.A. The rider snares them, rendering them immobile.
The Skeleton Army and Minion Horde can completely stop a Ram Rider if you react quick enough. The P.E.K.K.A. and Mega Knight are also great counters because of their health and damage (Mega Knight knocks the Ram Rider back when he spawns, giving more time to destroy them). Place them near the Ram Rider or she'll snare them, immobilising them and dealing massive damage on the tower.
The Ram Rider is very viable on defense, given the situation. She can completely immobilize single troops, such as a Golem or Mini P.E.K.K.A.
The Ram Rider card will be available in December 25 2018 07:00:00 +0000.The Ram Rider card was added to the game on 25/12/2018.
The Ram Rider is one of the two troop cards with the "Ranged Ground & Air targeting unit riding on Melee Building targeting unit" pattern, the other being the Goblin Giant. However, the Rider cannot attack alone if the Ram is destroyed.
The Rider and the Ram are the subjects of two separate Emotes.
The Rider on the Ram is currently the only troop in the game that only attacks troops.