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“No need to sign for this package! Dropped from the sky, it deals Area Damage to enemy Troops before delivering a Royal Recruit. The empty box is also handy for espionage.”

The Royal Delivery is a Common card that is unlocked from the Serenity Peak (Arena 14). It is an area-damage, air-targeting spell with a medium radius and moderate damage. It can only be deployed on the player's own side. Once the spell has hit the ground, it spawns a single Royal Recruit. A Royal Delivery card costs 3 Elixir to deploy.

Strategy[]

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  • This spell has a 3 second delay after being deployed. Keep this in mind when defending, and time your drop accordingly. This is especially important against the Goblin Barrel. As soon as you see the Goblin Barrel coming, place the Royal Delivery right on top of your Crown Tower to prevent all damage. The same applies to defending against a Graveyard.
  • The Royal Delivery is comparable to Arrows, being worse offensively and stronger defensively, as it deals more damage and spawns a Royal Recruit to distract any remaining units. However, since its damage is dealt in only one hit, shielded units like Guards will only have their shields knocked off by the Royal Delivery, but Arrows will completely counter them, knocking their shield off in two volleys and OHKOing them with the last volley.
  • While the spell itself cannot be played past the bridge, its radius is large enough to hit a Princess that is standing at the bridge. Likewise, this works against any troop that is directly at the river.
  • If the Tower Princess is used, a fully healthy Royal Recruit will attack a Crown Tower once after crossing the bridge, dealing decent chip damage. The Royal Recruit can be also used as a tank for a small push after it defends, which can be especially useful as its shield may force the opponent to delay their use of a spell on defense. However, if the Cannoneer or Dagger Duchess is used, the Royal Recruit will not connect to the Crown Tower when left alone.
  • The Royal Delivery's high damage and high area makes it a great pair with Tornado. Tornado will clump up all the troops together for the Royal Delivery to hit at once. This is especially good against pushes that involve multiple ranged troops, as it would mean that the Royal Recruit would not require to move to defeat one ranged troop after already defeating another.
  • The spell is effective at dealing with a Miner + swarm combo. The player should wait for the swarm to advance further before dropping the spell on the Crown Tower in the lane where the swarm is approaching. The splash damage would obliterate the swarm while the spawned Royal Recruit will help deal with the Miner. If the Miner is placed at the front of the Tower, try to hit him as well with the spell.
    • On the other hand, the Royal Recruit from the Royal Delivery can function as a tank for a Miner. By having the Crown Tower attacking the Royal Recruit, the Miner will be able to attack it without it being attacked in return. Alternatively, the Miner can be used to tank for the Royal Recruit, giving him enough time to connect and deal damage, although this is less consistent. A Goblin Drill can be used in a similar way.
  • Placing it directly on ranged glass cannons such as Musketeers and Wizards right after they cross the bridge will allow the Royal Delivery to counter these troops for a positive Elixir trade. The player should make sure that the enemy troop is in range of your Crown Tower when the Royal Delivery drops, and they should avoid letting the enemy troop lock onto the Tower for unnecessary damage. A workaround to this is placing the Royal Delivery right in front of the troop. This will push the enemy troop back slightly and force them to retarget onto the Royal Recruit if the spell deployment was too late.
    • Against the Witch, the Royal Delivery should be placed as soon as the Witch's Skeletons spawn so they do not protect the Witch. The Royal Delivery should also be placed so the Royal Recruit spawns beside the Witch and attack her faster.
    • Against melee troops, it is better to deploy the Royal Delivery when the troop is closer to the Tower instead. The Crown Tower will have already weakened the melee troop enough for the Royal Delivery to leave the melee troop at even lower hitpoints. This will result in the Royal Recruit taking less damage, allowing for a better counterattack.
  • The spell pairs extremely well with Bomb Tower or Goblin Cage on defense. The building will buy time for the Royal Delivery to drop as well as clumping up all the enemy troops, and the spawned Royal Recruit will distract the remaining enemy units long enough for the bomb to blow up or the Goblin Brawler to finish them off.
  • Since it does spawn a troop, the spell can be used to separate a building-targeting troop from a regular troop. For example, against a Giant Skeleton Balloon push, the Royal Delivery can be used similarly to any ranged unit to lure the Giant Skeleton away from the Balloon, allowing your air defenders to defeat the Balloon much easier. However, this is a tactic that should be used very rarely, because using the Royal Delivery to lure troops in this way would result in its deploy damage being wasted.
  • The Royal Delivery can negate most damage from the Goblin Drill. The Royal Delivery should be deployed when the Goblin Drill is coming towards the Crown Tower, so that it immediately destroys the first Goblin that spawns from the Goblin Drill. The area damage will also damage the Goblin Drill itself and the Royal Recruit’s decent health and damage will allow it to distract and finish off all the remaining Goblins with the help of the Crown Tower. However, this may be hard to carry out due to the defender’s likely difficulty in predicting the surfacing spot of the Goblin Drill.
  • The Royal Delivery has good synergy with The Log. Against troops like Three Musketeers and Barbarians, The Log will decrease the troops' health enough to where the Royal Delivery's damage can destroy them instantly.
  • In desperate situations, it can be used like other melee troops to distract an X-Bow or a Mortar. The player should account for the 3 second deploy time of the spell to ensure that the siege building does not lock into another target like a Crown Tower.
    • Note that the Royal Delivery itself does not have the range to hit these buildings. This is especially important versus the latter, as that would mean that the Royal Delivery would not be able to prevent damage from it due to its blind spot.
    • Conversely, the Royal Delivery is a good spell to use alongside the X-Bow and Mortar. With its high damage, it can eliminate a lot of melee swarms, and severely weaker other bulky melee units that are approaching the siege building. The Royal Recruit will also spawn afterwards, further assisting with defending the siege building.
  • If the player has already destroyed a Crown Tower, they can use the Royal Delivery as a response for any defenders placed at the center, such as defensive buildings used to distract a building-targeting troop. The Royal Delivery's high damage will decrease the hitpoints of the defenders' significantly, and the Royal Recruit will keep attacking them to finish them off.
  • The Royal Delivery is a great counter to the Skeletons from the Skeleton Barrel since its death damage does not deal too much damage, and it can easily destroy all of the Skeletons for a neutral Elixir Trade. The player must account for the 0.5 second animation where neither the Skeleton Barrel nor the Skeletons are considered as entities; if the spell is cast during this phase it will not affect the Skeletons. Alternatively, the Royal Delivery can be casted on the Skeleton Barrel itself to destroy it with the spell, while the Royal Recruit distracts the Skeletons, preventing even the death damage from affecting the Crown Tower.
  • The Royal Delivery can fully counter a Sparky by itself with the help of the Crown Tower. The spell should be deployed anywhere on the user's side after the Sparky crosses the bridge, but before it locks onto your Crown Tower. Once the Sparky is defeated, the Royal Recruit that spawns will be without a shield, yet still remain on the field.
  • Against the Elixir Golem, it is better to use the Royal Delivery on the Elixir Blobs, rather than the other phases, as it is able to OHKO them immediately, while the others will survive with some hitpoints to spare. However, if there are accompanied troops with the Elixir Golem, then it might be a good idea to deploy the Royal Delivery during the Golemite phase, to defeat the accompanied troops and deal heavy damage on the Elixir Golemites, while the Royal Recruit further assists in defending against the Elixir Blobs. A similar principle applies to the Lava Hound as well.
  • Note that unlike some other spells, the Royal Delivery's range is not enough to be able to hit the Crown Towers. As such, it may be a good idea to be used in decks alongside other spells that are able to reach the Crown Tower such as Arrows, Giant Snowball, or Poison.
  • This card is very similar to the Barbarian Barrel in function with certain differences. While the Royal Delivery card is more expensive, it has the ability to damage air troops, dealing more initial damage. However, Royal Delivery spawns a weaker troop in terms of damage, and doesn't have the unique rectangular radius that the Barbarian Barrel does.

Statistics

Royal Delivery Attributes

Cost
Elixir
Radius
Radius
Deploy Time
Deploy Time
Target
Targets
Type
Type
Rarity
Rarity
3 3 3 sec Air & Ground Spell Common

Royal Recruit Attributes

Hit Speed
Damage Speed
Speed
Speed
Deploy Time
Deploy Time
Range
Range
Target
Targets
Count
Troop Count
Transport
Transport
1.3 sec Medium (60) 0.25 sec Melee: Long (1.6) Ground x1 Ground

Card Statistics

Level
Level
Royal Delivery Area Damage
Area Damage
Royal Recruit Hitpoints
Hitpoint
Royal Recruit Shield Hitpoints
Shield Hitpoints
Royal Recruit Damage
Damage
Royal Recruit Damage per second
DPS
1 171 208 94 52 40
2 188 228 103 57 43
3 206 251 113 62 47
4 227 276 125 69 53
5 249 303 137 75 57
6 273 332 150 83 63
7 300 366 165 91 70
8 330 401 181 100 76
9 362 440 199 110 84
10 398 484 219 121 93
11 437 532 240 133 102
12 480 584 264 146 112
13 528 642 290 160 123
14 579 705 318 176 135
15 636 773 349 193 148

Card Mastery

Type Level/Tier Objective Rewards
Damage Dealer
Damage Dealer
1 Deal a total of 87,500 Damage to enemy Troops or buildings 200 Royal Delivery cards
25 XP
2 Deal a total of 260,000 Damage to enemy Troops or buildings 2,000 Gold
25 XP
3 Deal a total of 435,000 Damage to enemy Troops or buildings 150 Gem
25 XP
Crash Landing
Crash Landing
1 Hit 420 enemy Troops with Spawn Damage 3,000 Gold
100 XP
2 Hit 1,200 enemy Troops with Spawn Damage 200 Common Wild Card
100 XP
3 Hit 2,100 enemy Troops with Spawn Damage 5,000 Gold
100 XP

History[]

2020

  • The Royal Delivery was once available in the Retro Royale Challenge, which started on 2/3/2020. In this challenge, gameplay was similar to a regular Retro Royale Challenge. If the player achieved 6 wins, they obtained the Royal Delivery early.
  • The Royal Delivery card was generally released on on 6/4/2020.
  • On 5/5/2020, a Balance Update, increased the Royal Delivery's damage by 27%.
  • On 1/6/2020, a Balance Update, decreased the Royal Delivery's damage by 10%.
  • On 4/8/2020, a Balance Update, increased the Royal Recruit's damage by 8%, and removed the Royal Delivery's knockback. Its description was also updated to reflect this, previously saying "No need to sign for this package! Dropped from the sky, it damages and knocks back enemy Troops before delivering a Royal Recruit. The empty box is also handy for espionage."
  • On 31/8/2020, the Clan Wars II Update, added the Royal Recruit's statistics on the Royal Delivery's card info screen.

2021

  • On 7/6/2021, the Summer 2021 Update, moved the Arena to unlock the Royal Delivery from Spooky Town to Legendary Arena.
  • On 27/10/2021, the Champions Update, increased the Level cap of all cards to 14 (from 13).

2022

  • On 26/10/2022, the 2022 Quarter 3 Update, moved the Arena to unlock the Royal Delivery from Legendary Arena to Serenity Peak.

2023

Gallery[]

Trivia[]

  • The Royal Delivery was designed after a concept, which involved a bomb. It was also originally called "Bone Bomb", and it would involve a bomb that would explode after a short time, After the bomb exploded, 2 Guards would spawn from where the bomb exploded.
  • It is 1 of 3 spells which can only be placed in the player's own territory, the others being Barbarian Barrel and The Log.
  • In the Dutch, Turkish, Arabic, and Malaysian language settings of the game, the Royal Delivery's name translates to "Royal Package". In the French, Thai and Vietnamese language settings of the game, the Royal Delivery's name translates to "Royal Parcel". In the German, Spanish, Korean, Russian, Portuguese, Chinese, Persian, Indonesian, and Finnish language settings of the game, the Royal Delivery's name translates to "Royal Airmail", "Royal Packet", "Royal Courier", "Royal Mail", "Royal Order", "Royal Express", "Royal Cargo", "Royal Gift", and "Royal Commision" respectively.
  • The Royal Delivery is 1 of 2 spells that has been featured in the Troop Rush game mode, the other being Giant Snowball.
    • Unlike the Royal Delivery card, the Royal Deliveries in this game mode can knockback enemy troops.
  • The deploy sound of the Royal Recruit spawned from the Royal Delivery is different to the one of the Royal Recruits spawned from the Royal Recruits card. Instead, it shares the same deploy sound with the Royal Recruit's Evolution.
  • In the card's description, the "The empty box is also handy for espionage" line is likely a reference to Metal Gear Solid.
  • Despite other cards that spawn Royal Recruits having 2 Star Levels, the Royal Delivery only has 1 Star Level.
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