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“When there's no room in Spooky Town, the dead will walk the Arena! This Evolution is a never-ending horde with each Skeleton summoning another with every attack!”

The Skeletons' Evolution is a Common card that is unlocked with 6 Evolution Shards. It spawns 4 Skeletons, with identical stats to the originals, in a square formation. Every time they attack, an additional Evolved Skeleton will spawn, for a maximum total of 8 Skeletons. They wield short swords and wear an ushanka. The Skeletons' Evolution costs 1 Elixir and requires 2 cycles to deploy.

Strategy[]

  • Even though they require 2 cycles to evolve, due to their 1 Elixir cost, you can at least get Evolved Skeletons twice a match. It is recommended that you think about your placement and use of the Evolved Skeletons. Using them as a defense against cards like Giant, Royal Giant, and other tanks is when they should be used as they will be getting immense value when left alone.
    • If you're desperate to defend something, cycle spam your cheapest cards to obtain their Evolution quicker.
  • Their ability makes them very effective against a P.E.K.K.A or any other slow troop for that matter, as the Skeletons will overwhelm the P.E.K.K.A with the spawns, causing infinite stalling of the P.E.K.K.A. This will grant a massive positive Elixir trade of up to 6, although the player needs to have already played the Skeletons 2 times and this counter is vulnerable to a quick weak spell, such as The Log.
  • Alone, the Skeletons will not connect to the Tower Princess, and even with support, it is very unlikely and even if they do, they will be addressed. The Evolved Skeletons, very much like regular Skeletons, are meant for defense.
    • However, if the opponent is using Cannoneer or all 8 of them have spawned, the Evolved Skeletons will connect to any Crown Tower. Defense is necessary in this case as they will be the deciding factor between a win and a loss.
  • Their respawning mechanic makes them much more viable on defense as these will act like a perpetual Tombstone, infinitely stalling most units unless addressed with a weak spell or facing a 360° splash unit like a jumping Mega Knight, a charging Dark Prince or a Valkyrie.
  • To allow them to accumulate, they should be placed on top of ranged troops like the Musketeer, to negate their range advantage. If the ranged troop also has area damage, they should be placed in such a way that the Skeletons surround the ranged troop, to prevent them from dying immediately.
  • If placed early enough, they can fully stop a centered Goblin Barrel. Placed under the bottom Goblin, two Evolved Skeletons will attack the bottom Goblin, allowing them to multiply, which will reach the top Goblins. The top Goblins will be distracted by the Skeletons that appear from the multiplication, preventing them from dealing damage to the Crown Tower. Beware of spells such as Zap and Giant Snowball that may accompany the Goblin Barrel.
  • Evolved Skeletons can fully counter a Bandit. Before the Bandit is about to dash, place the Evolved Skeletons on the third tile vertically from the King's Tower and the third tile horizontally from the Crown Tower. After she dashes and kills one of the Evolved Skeletons, the others will attack her and multiply themselves, fully defeating her. This works better than placing them directly on top of the Bandit, as she will be further away from ranged support troops. A similar strategy also works against the Prince.
  • The Evolved Skeletons have great synergy with other swarms as your opponent might use their spells on them instead of the Evolved Skeletons, leaving you with a 1 Elixir high pressure card on defense and offense. Alternatively, they can bait those spells for those other units to wreck havoc, which works just as well, as every spell is a negative Elixir trade against them.
  • They pair well with Royal Hogs. They can both be split, forcing the opponent to use their spells on only one of the two lanes, allowing the Evolved Skeletons on the other lane to multiple with less resistance.
  • It is a good idea to use cards with stun effects like the Ice Spirit and Freeze alongside the Evolved Skeletons. This will give them a larger chance of them to attack and accumulate for a threatening push or for a forced response from the opponent.
  • Evolved Skeletons have very high DPS/Cost ratio. A strategy is to place an Ice Golem to distract a troop, and Skeletons behind the attacking troop to severely cripple them, if not, destroy them.
  • Ice Golem itself is a situationally good counter to the Evolved Skeletons as its death damage is nearly guaranteed to wipe out most if not all Skeletons that surround it.
  • Try to avoid using them against a Mother Witch. She will keep destroying each Evolved Skeleton, spawning Cursed Hogs from them which will allow for more Skeletons to attack them and spawn. Eventually, the Cursed Hogs will have accumulated enough to pass through and generate damage to the Crown Towers. If ignored, this will go no perpetually until the King Tower is destroyed.
  • Despite attacking an Electro Giant, Evolved Skeletons will not spawn once they die, causing them to deal very minimal damage.
  • Since they only cost 1 Elixir, they can shuffle the player's deck quickly and add a significant damage boost to an attack. Better yet, since they are also easily defeated by many cards and the Tower Princess when unmultiplied, not many players are willing to play cards to only take out the Evolved Skeletons alone, given that their 1 Elixir cost will almost always result in a negative Elixir trade for them. They are very good to be split behind the King Tower as this will shuffle the player's deck and greatly discourages the opponent from immediately attacking either lane as if they do connect to their attack, it will be very likely that it will be stopped.
  • The Electro Spirit is the best counter to the Evolved Skeletons as its 1 Elixir cost and ability to chain onto all the Skeletons, even when multiplied allows it to easily stop them.

Statistics

Evolved Skeletons Attributes

Cost
Elixir
Hit Speed
Damage Speed
Speed
Speed
Deploy Time
Deploy Time
Range
Range
Target
Targets
Count
Troop Count
Transport
Transport
Type
Type
Rarity
Rarity
1 1 sec Fast (90) 1 sec Melee: Short (0.5) Ground x4 Ground Troop Common

Evolution Attributes

Cycles
Cycles
Max Count
Count
2 8

Card Statistics

Level
Level
Hitpoints
Hitpoint
Damage
Damage
Damage per second
DPS
1 32 32 32
2 35 35 35
3 38 38 38
4 42 42 42
5 46 46 46
6 51 51 51
7 56 56 56
8 61 61 61
9 67 67 67
10 74 74 74
11 81 81 81
12 89 89 89
13 98 98 98
14 108 108 108
15 119 119 119

History[]

2023

  • The Skeletons' Evolution card was added to the game on 19/6/2023, in the Card Evolution Update.
  • On 30/6/2023, a maintenance break, increased the maximum number of Evolved Skeletons to 8 (from 6).
  • On 8/8/2023, a Balance Update, decreased the cycles required to 2 (from 3) and decreased the maximum number of Evolved Skeletons to 6 (from 8).
  • On 3/10/2023, a Balance Update, increased the maximum number of Evolved Skeletons to 8 (from 6).
  • On 13/11/2023, a Minor Update, decreased the Evolved Skeletons’ first attack time interval to 0.4 seconds (from 0.5 seconds).

2024

  • On 18/3/2024, the Lucky Drops Update, increased the Evolved Skeletons spawn speed to 2 frames (from 1 frame).
  • On 14/5/2024, a Balance Update, increased the Evolved Skeletons’ first attack time interval to 0.5 seconds (from 0.4 seconds).

Gallery[]

Trivia[]

  • The Skeletons' Evolution is tied with the Ice Spirit for the cheapest Evolution to be placed, costing 3 Elixir (excluding Elixir from using other cards).
  • Even though the card spawns 4 Skeletons, the card render displays only 1 Skeleton.
  • The Skeletons' Evolution are 1 of 3 evolved troops which can defeat themselves in one attack, the other being Wall Breakers and Runners.
  • The Skeletons' Evolution are the only evolved swarm card whose members spawn all at the exact same time.
  • In the Korean language settings of the game, the Skeletons' name translates to "Skeleton Soldiers".
  • The Skeletons' Evolution is the subject of an Emote.
  • Before the Skeletons' Evolution's release, the cycles required was increased to 3 (from 2), and the maximum number of Evolved Skeletons was decreased to 6 (from 8).
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