"Clash Royale" is definitely gaining good grounds in mobile gaming. Supercell took advantage of their massively popular Clash of Clash and made it into a card-like game with RTS elements.
According to Venture Beat Clash Royale, "has become No. 1 in the U.S. - not only on the top downloads chart but also on the top-grossing list on the iOS App Store."
What made "Clash Royale" a must try for every mobile gamer is the fact that it pushes for smart strategy in playing the game instead of simply upgrading your wares to obliterate anyone in the way. The character levels are important but it's nothing when the other side uses the elixir wisely to deploy troops.
Learning what and when to deploy troops is largely based on what the player faces. According to Mobi Picker, "the key to winning in Clash Royale is figuring out the best counters for each card."
In order to do that, the player must know the cards their opponents are using and the only way to learn more about the opponents' deck is to wait for the initial attack. As soon as the opponent reveal their initial attack, the correct counter attack could be summoned.
On the other hand, a player could be on the offensive as long the defense is prepared for any possible counter attacks. There are players who sets up a defensive structure in their left tower before attacking in the right to ensure he or she are not caught unaware.
The best way to attack and defend towers is through the combination of cards. Combining troops does not only increase the number of attackers but it could also be used for versatility against various counter attacks. For example, Barbarians combined with Archers could easily damage a tower but could also protect itself from air-based attacks and melees.
Players who learn more about the enemy first will get the upper hand in the game. Smart use of elixir and proper troop combinations ensure victory.